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TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: SWMO Mark
Date: January 29, 2017 02:25PM
Is there any difference in depth between the TDI SL and the Dual Field on a saltwater beach. This is with both detectors using the 12" coil and non-ground balance and the same Us settings. Thanks , Mark

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Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: January 29, 2017 11:02PM
I didn't notice any difference in depth between the two. I sold the TDI and kept the Dual Field because I was more comfortable hunting near and in the water with it, and I hip mounted the dual field control box making it easier to swing for longer periods.



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Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: SWMO Mark
Date: January 30, 2017 08:24PM
Tom, thanks for the info. Mark

Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: lucar
Date: February 05, 2017 02:44AM
Hello,

I own both: a waterproofed, TDI SL and the dual field.

There is no way to really compare the two in waist to neck deep seawater but the thing I noticed is that the number of targets out of reach of my scoop has increased using the TDI SL.
A lot of times I found myself digging too deep targets that I had to abandon . Its' not the same with my DF.

The SL is quieter and reduces mental stress while searching and , for sure, it locates even the smallest piece of metal.

Get ready to dig since both love iron a lot!

Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: El
Date: February 05, 2017 10:12PM
How did you waterproof your SL ? Do you have any pictures?

Thanks,

El

Does the battery get hot in the case?N/T
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Date: February 06, 2017 11:34AM

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Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: lucar
Date: February 06, 2017 02:08PM
Hello EL,

I'm really sorry but I won't disclose how I did it since I proposed to discuss/evaluate the solution to Whites but they did not show any interest in it.

At present I don't know if they are just not interested or if this thing interfers with some other project they might be working on.

Since I'm in very good relationship with Whites for the great help they gave me in selling the spare parts I needed for the project, I don't want to risk to upset them, so , unless an explicit authorization arrives from them, I'll not reveal any detail.

All I can say is that You can make a deep search in the web because the info is somewhere around.

Pardon me

Luca

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Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: Old California
Date: February 06, 2017 03:37PM
Ive done the same with water proofing a Pi and BBS technology using Whites cases and components, at the time whites had other interest.

I may attemp to waterproof a TDI soon, using same like components as before but a little craftier.

Congratulations with waterproofing yours.

Paul



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Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: El
Date: February 06, 2017 04:30PM
Totally understand.:beers:

El

Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: El
Date: February 06, 2017 04:33PM
If anyone can do it's you Paul. I've seen allot of your mods.:thumbup:

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Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: Old California
Date: February 06, 2017 05:51PM
Thanks el,

I have the parts to modify one TDI, but these are used parts and i would prefer to use new cases and new components.

So, ill have to see what i csn gather up before attempting to go forward. It'll look factory too, as if it came off Whites assembly line.

Thanks El,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

Re: Does the battery get hot in the case?
Posted by: lucar
Date: February 07, 2017 06:16AM
Hello,

I did not notice any battery heat buildup in the case.

However, I noticed little moisture formation inside the case, despite silica gel bags, in particular when I work with half the case in the water and half out, expecially when air temp is very different from water temp.

I believe that it is due to the fact that I did assembly the detector in my house during winter, not paying attention to air humidity.

I'm about to service the machine and this time I'll do it in a moisture controlled ambient and use an appropriate amount of silica gel .

Luca

Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: February 09, 2017 11:49AM
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lucar
Hello EL,

I'm really sorry but I won't disclose how I did it since I proposed to discuss/evaluate the solution to Whites but they did not show any interest in it.

At present I don't know if they are just not interested or if this thing interfers with some other project they might be working on.

Since I'm in very good relationship with Whites for the great help they gave me in selling the spare parts I needed for the project, I don't want to risk to upset them, so , unless an explicit authorization arrives from them, I'll not reveal any detail.

All I can say is that You can make a deep search in the web because the info is somewhere around.

Pardon me

Luca

Unless Whites has a new super PI machine coming I cannot understand the scorn they have heaped on the TDI line,unless the TDI was designed by someone who is Now Persona Non Grata at Whites. Maybe the Social Media Guy can comment on this.

Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: tboykin
Date: February 09, 2017 12:09PM
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doc holiday232
Unless Whites has a new super PI machine coming I cannot understand the scorn they have heaped on the TDI line,unless the TDI was designed by someone who is Now Persona Non Grata at Whites. Maybe the Social Media Guy can comment on this.

It is against company policy to discuss current projects with people who have not signed an NDA.

As far as the TDI line, there are improvements that could be made, but it is "old tech" and has less room for increased performance than "new tech." That's all I can say about it.



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Re: TDI SL vs Dual Field
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: February 11, 2017 06:38PM
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tboykin
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doc holiday232
Unless Whites has a new super PI machine coming I cannot understand the scorn they have heaped on the TDI line,unless the TDI was designed by someone who is Now Persona Non Grata at Whites. Maybe the Social Media Guy can comment on this.

It is against company policy to discuss current projects with people who have not signed an NDA.

As far as the TDI line, there are improvements that could be made, but it is "old tech" and has less room for increased performance than "new tech." That's all I can say about it.

Thanks for commenting and hopefully we will see some of that "new tech" soon.

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