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A Common Question About "A Problem" With The Detech SEF Coils When They Are Shipped (& Perhaps The Ultimate), Along With Waterproof Vs Water Resistant Info On Various Sovereign Coils
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: July 29, 2012 10:46AM
I've seen this question pop up a lot on the net about these SEF coils, as well as questions about which coils are waterproof or not, so I think it's worthy of posting here to answer future questions on the subject...

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joeb1999
So. I got my new SOV GT. It came with the 15x18. It is huge. I have a plan for it. Today. I opened it and low an behold the spot where the wire connects to the coil was not "screwed" on. I can easily screw it on. I would fill it with epoxy before I did. My question is should I send this puppy back? I have plenty of time.

Here are 3 pics. In one I have clearly moved it away to show what I mean. Thanks. HH an GL -Joe

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Critterhunter
All SEF coils come this way for shipping reasons I heard. Even if the coil came with the nut screwed on I know I've read numerous times it was not even hand tight for shipping reasons. I've read the nut on the coil cable on coils is only really there to grab the cable's outer insulation and thus take the stress off the wires.

What I do with all my coils (SEF or not) is to put rubber cement on the threads and then also on the coil cable where the rubber sleeve with the nut will slide down, so that not only is the nut water tight but so is the rubber sleeve. Tighten the nut hand tight and then turn just a hair more with a wrench. Not too much or you'll crack it!

By the way, all Sovereign coils I'm aware of (except exceptions noted below) are filled with epoxy. So even if water got in there it shouldn't get to anything I would think. Just in case though, I do what I said above to all my coils for that extra added bit of confidence. The coils I'm aware of that I don't think are filled with epoxy and thus are only rated water resistant are the old 8 and 11" Coinsearch coils and perhaps the old solid white S-12, as well as the new 13" Ultimate...All these are only rated water resistant that I know of. I'm not sure about the solid S-5, Excelerator 5", or other solid small trash coils.

I have heard of people using water resistant coils in the water, but one pin hole leak in the casing and it might be lights out. I know I've read of some using the Coinsearch coil in the water and there are Excal guys using the Ultimate in the water, but that's being risky IMO and coils not filled with epoxy have a tendency to try to float too. It used to be coils filled with epoxy were heavy so it was usually avoided, especially with solid coils. All the spiderweb coils I'm aware of for the Sovereign are filled with epoxy that I know of. The old BBS coils were heavy because that was before micro balloons mixed with the epoxy to drop weight. That's probably why more modern epoxy filled coils are so much lighter.



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