https://cdn.seriousdetecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Dirty-connector-plugs.jpg 250 544 Ewout Kozel https://cdn.seriousdetecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/sdlogo.png Ewout Kozel2012-04-03 17:00:112012-04-03 17:00:11A Clean Machine is a mean machine
Having worked closely with our service department now for nearly ten years, I’ve seen it all in terms of the condition of some detectors we get in. The broken and battered state of some of them is really mind boggling! I’m the first to say that a detector won’t instantly find you a wealth of treasures, as detectors are just a tool, but like any tradesman will tell you, you need to look after your tools.
Minelab metal detectors are built tough, and prototypes are put through some pretty rigorous tests, but they are not indestructible. Like with any electronic device, if you bang it around enough, get it wet, or fill it with dust or sand, it will eventually fail. You’ve probably heard the saying: “Skid-plates are cheap, coils are not” which is so true, but control boxes are even more pricey! I have to say though, that most customers are tending to look after their gear more and more, by the use of control box covers (and in some cases two covers on the one control box!) and little extras like rubber feet, dust caps etc. which is great. However, one part of the detector that is still overlooked is perhaps the most important in terms of performance – the coil connector and socket.