photo review

Opening the Garrett MS-3 (wireless headphones)

Here’s a photo report of dismantling the Garrett MS-3 wireless headphones (which are used with the Garrett AT MAX or Garrett Z-Lynk wireless adapter). Plus, a circuit diagram and a board. I’ve tried out these headphones in practice – good ones, although a bit expensive. Continue reading

Opening the XP WS4 headphones. Wireless headset

The XP WS4 headphones. Wireless, lightweight, can be used in the absence of the remote control (the headphones enable you to adjust all of the detector’s basic settings). There is even a super-cheap XP Deus configuration – an XP Deus WS4. But for all that, the headphones break easily. If you wear them over a hat in winter (when the air temperature is below zero degrees Celsius), the headband will definitely break down. Mark my words: just try and see for yourself. That is, if you have an XP Deus, of course. Continue reading

Opening the Minelab CTX 3030 (control box, power supply)

Have you seen how many electronic components the Minelab CTX 3030 contains? According to a metal detector repair expert and a pal of mine, “this is enough for a small spaceship!”. It may well be the case, at least the machine carries a significant price tag. Here’s a photo review: the Minelab CTX 3030 dismantling, electronics taken out of the control box. Continue reading

Opening the XP Deus coils. One circuit board for all of them!

Whether you like it or not, but all of the wireless XP Deus coils come with the same circuit board. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 9-inch or 13-inch coil – electronics is one and the same. Besides, the old (black) coils are powered by identical batteries. The white coils also have similar batteries but between each other. And now think it over: what’s the difference between the XP Deus coils after all? Apart from the housing size and a number of winding turns? You can take such a circuit board, a battery and install them into the lower stem. Next, you’ll have a little left to do… just to make the simplest DD coil. And you’ll never pay $300-400 again for a coil! Here’s a photo report: dismantling of different XP Deus coils. Continue reading