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Nel thunder coil
Posted by: Bigtom123
Date: January 10, 2017 04:02PM
Saw a few posts on here ,about people stating they were buying the nel thunder..if you bought one would you share your thoughts,considering a bigger coil than the stock pro coil...thanks

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Re: Nel thunder coil
Posted by: nalc472
Date: January 11, 2017 08:53AM
I have the Tornado, Stock, and Thunder coil. Here are my thoughts. You get targets hitting harder, width is the same as the stock coil and the height is 4 inches taller to allow greater coverage and depth. Separation is awesome. Just my thoughts. I used this coil in a small yard and had just as much luck as my detecting partner using the stock coil.

Re: Nel thunder coil
Posted by: MikeLamonds
Date: January 12, 2017 03:21PM
I recently ordered the NEL Thunder for my Garrett AT Pro. I received the coil yesterday. So, I had to connect it and take a few swings in the back yard before dark. Here are my first impressions. I have to admit, I'm a little worried that I may have to send the coil back. I connected the coil and made sure the interface between the coil cable and the AT Pro was secure and snug. I then reset the AT Pro and attempted to ground balance as per the instructions included with the coil. The detector probably did not ground balance properly as it was chattering the entire time. I used the auto balancing feature of the AT Pro. The soil in my back yard is relatively non-mineralized and the detector with the stock coil usually auto balances at about 80. I was balancing over an area with no metal in the ground. After attempting to ground balance, I moved the sensitivity up to a couple of notches below maximum. Then I began taking a few swings with the coil. It chattered as if I was detecting over a chain link fence. In addition, the connection between the coil itself and the shaft of the AT Pro was very loose, even after I tightened the included screw to the point I was afraid it might break. The coil still hung on the detector very loosely. I'm concerned.

I'm going to test the coil in real conditions this Saturday (1/14/2017) at an old school and a field next to the school. I really hope I don't have to send the coil back. At $209, my expectation is that this coil is stable and finds deeper coins than my stock coil.

I will keep the group updated.

Mike Lamonds
Rocky Mount, NC


Re: Nel thunder coil
Posted by: MikeLamonds
Date: January 12, 2017 03:40PM
My apologies. I didn't realize that I placed this in the Minelab E-trac forum.

Mike Lamonds
Rocky Mount, NC


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Re: Nel thunder coil
Posted by: nalc472
Date: January 14, 2017 10:16AM
I know who the NEL distributor is for the US is U do not know and need help with it. Send a PM

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