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Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: OldBeechnut
Date: November 14, 2011 08:40PM
Think I had mentioned this before on the end caps on one of the forums, but I've been checking into have a small amount made up for different applications. Just wondering how much of a demand there is for them and if it would be worth the trouble to have some made. I got a ballpark price from a machinist on doing (50) and to be made of Polyethylene HDPE or UHMW Plastic. Very high Tensile & Compressive Strength and has a very low Water Absorption (Saturation)
One Blank (EC) as pictured would be 25 dollars plus about 5 dollars for package n shipping. These are blanks, uses would be for remote pp buttons, battery end-caps, but you would need the part pictured from Ike-lite..and I'm guessing they are still available? May have to call and check before I load the gun.
......After thinking about it I can almost see only one purpose, and that's not for use as a battery end-cap,
because the price after buying the end-cap and say the ikelite is 20.oo after shipping your talking 45.oo...may as well buy a new battery ..and get it all...Anyway...........Thanks for the input...or anyother idea's?........Obn/joe/tim



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Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: Harold in Fla.
Date: November 15, 2011 02:05PM
Hi Joe , well most of the guys thinks its to much money, we all thought it was complete, i think we'll pass on them. Harold

Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: OldBeechnut
Date: November 15, 2011 04:54PM
Thanks Harold for checking around.....and staying in contact..I may still get 25 made...for the remote pp mode..I got a few that have contacted me on that.....joe



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Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: stumppass
Date: November 15, 2011 06:35PM
You can count me in, just curious will they include the O-rings

You have my contact info, just let me know.



Minelab Explorer II / Excalibur 800 / Excalibur II 1000 / Diamond Head Scoop / Garrett Pro Pointer

Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: maltpj
Date: November 17, 2011 07:45PM
Hello Joe,
I would like to buy one of the end caps. Please let me know when they are available.

Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: silvereagle
Date: November 18, 2011 08:13PM
I am in too.

Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: verylazybeachbum
Date: November 18, 2011 11:35PM
I would buy 2 at minimum. I have thought of a few different mods for both the excalibur and other machines using the battery pod, if only there was a way to put strain reliefs (1 or 2) coming out of a blank end cap, instead of the threaded Ikelite battery connector. It seems you have found a solution.

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Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: biglry
Date: November 19, 2011 09:57AM
I'd be in for 2 @ $25 each:thumbup:

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Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: megadivers
Date: November 19, 2011 04:04PM
I'm in for several. Thanks,

Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: OldBeechnut
Date: November 19, 2011 09:17PM
Thanks guy for the replies...I will put in a order after Thanksgiving for 25..now these are solid..not the battery endcaps............But can be modified with the Ikelite connector. Greg said it would be close to six weeks due to the fact it is a small order, and the machinist saves those jobs for when times are slow...but this sound good on the replies...I was worried about getting stuck with the extras


biglry...thanks for the tip on the sovereign forum a while ago on the double wall shrink tubing..the stuff works great and I have passed along the info to a few....



Megadiver if I remember you have a NY excal..maybe I'm wrong but I don't think these will fit..I'll have to measure it...they will fit all blue and the new excalibur II's

thanks again for the replies.....joe/tim



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Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: megadivers
Date: November 20, 2011 08:42AM
Joe/Tim,

Since most people will be using these for the pinpoint mod, is there a way to go ahead and have the machinist hollow out the center and go ahead and drill the holes for the Heyco strain reliefs? Being a machinist, the specs would be much better than most of us trying to hollow out and drill at home.

Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: OldBeechnut
Date: November 20, 2011 11:50AM
Good Idea, it may ad to the costs but I will check, sure would be alot easier..do you have a part number so everyone will be on the same page..and a thread type...metric, npt...a supplier, and I'm guessing Part number 4538 Heyco liquid tight? I think that would cover the area of 6.4mm? only problem then would be if one wanted to use the WOT, which is like 1mm larger? I have a couple (Lapp metric's) but would order Heyco to make the whole thing easier if anyone wanted to just get the works, since they are not very expensive. But if we can settle on thread size and all..I will pass that along to Greg when I talk to him. Any suggestions.......on other types... thanks....

Megadiver did you get your Pot for the NY excal?



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/2011 11:53AM by OldBeechnut.

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Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: megadivers
Date: November 20, 2011 09:38PM
Heyco 3237. You can find them through Mouser and Amazon, among others. Not sure of thread size but I am pretty sure it is a PG7. See below for other specs.

Product Features
Heyco Liquid Tight Cordgrip Straight-Thru, PG Hubs for Flexible Cords.
.114" Minimum Cable Diameter, .250" Maximum Cable Diameter, .492" Clearance Hole
2.44" Maximum O.A. Length, .33" Thread Length, .20" Wrenching Nut Thickness, .59" Wrenching Flat
All nylon construction with TPE Sealing Gland resists salt water, weak acids and common solvents
LockNut Included. Suitable for NEMA Type4 & 6 enclosures.

Here is the complete spec sheet

http://www.heyco.com/Liquid_Tight_Cordgrips/pdf/3-24.pdf



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Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: otlew
Date: November 21, 2011 11:50AM
OBN,

I will by one, just let me know when they are available. All things being equal I would prefer mine made of UHMW if there is a choice

I am not sure about the materials, as a google search revealed the UHMW is subject to UV degradation depending on thickness. The HDPE is rated to have poor UV resistance.

Re: Minelab Excalibur End Caps for the Pod's and Batteries.
Posted by: carlo7171
Date: November 22, 2011 08:40AM
Hi guys I am a seeker of Italian beach, I also use an Excalibur II, I was wondering if you can Append to purchase plugs for headphones with Ikelite for minelab excalibur.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/2011 08:42AM by carlo7171.

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