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V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: St Bernard
Date: February 22, 2016 08:06PM
I have a new V3i detector and really think it is great. I bought a SunRay Probe for it. I installed it and I was not happy with it because of the extra cables hanging down and having to keep it almost right next to the place I dig and can not being able to set it away over the length of the cable on the probe. I found it much easier to use the TRX pin pointer and not have cables to deal with. I know now I am going to sell it and use pin pointers only. Thanks
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Bill

Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: February 23, 2016 12:43AM
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St Bernard
I have a new V3i detector and really think it is great. I bought a SunRay Probe for it. I installed it and I was not happy with it because of the extra cables hanging down and having to keep it almost right next to the place I dig and can not being able to set it away over the length of the cable on the probe. I found it much easier to use the TRX pin pointer and not have cables to deal with. I know now I am going to sell it and use pin pointers only. Thanks
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Bill

SunRay probes IMPO are way overrated and simply add forward weight to any detector. I already discriminated the target with the detector.

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Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: February 23, 2016 07:24AM
I replaced my DX-1 with the TRX also just because of the weight factor.



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Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: NMchaser
Date: February 23, 2016 09:30PM
My DX-1 was removed also because of the weight. The cabling was never a problem once I figure how to loop it around the V3i handgrip and back to it's mount for ease of use. There are folks I know that love it They are younger then me.

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Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: wasp
Date: February 25, 2016 12:21PM
I only use my DX-1 in the woods where there are a lot of leaves or debris so I won't put down my Pro-pointer & lose it. Just faster & more convenient to use the hand held Pro-pointer. If I had a TRX with a "lost" alarm I would use it in the woods too. (donations welcomed:biggrin:)



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Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: hrefab
Date: February 25, 2016 03:56PM
I had contacted them about a probe for a Garrett AT Pro and was told that they are no longer manufacturing probes of any kind.. I guess they are selling off the inventory they have in stock? Those probes are both interesting and pointless (no pun intended). As one of the posters pointed out, you've already pinpointed the item with the detector. If you're really worried about losing a pinpointer, make up a lanyard for it.

Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: Mike Hillis
Date: February 26, 2016 02:50PM
I like the Sunray in-line probes.

I didn't like the weight on the lower rod so I mount the probe under the arm. Most of the time I just walk around holding it in my free hand if I'm in a target rich environment. Have thought about just adding a hook on my arm rest and a loop on the base of the probe and just hang it there rather than mess with popping it in and out of the clips.

I use Sunray probes on my Fisher and Tek units too. I like them as I can hunt silent. I can hunt silent with my TRX set on vibrate but I perfer hearing the target rather than feeling the target.

HH
Mike



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Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: Calnevaroy
Date: March 02, 2016 06:11AM
I love the DX-1. I really enjoy pinpointing in either the discriminate mode or triggering for the VCO pinpoint while not needing additional batteries for a stand alone pin pointer. I have the DX-1 mounted on the upper rod and makes for a fast setup when digging in trashy sites. Is the extra weight a problem? Not really, it's light as a feather compared to my Explorer and X-1 also mounted on the upper rod. :whites:



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2016 06:25AM by Calnevaroy.

Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: hrefab
Date: April 23, 2016 08:35PM
Well now that I've finished my bowl of crow, I have to admit that I really like my DX-1..Which I bought shortly after I called it 'pointless".
It won't take the place of a TRX, but it's really handy, especially once you get the hang of using it. Not as much depth, but I really find it to be useful...

Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: okdirtjunky
Date: May 19, 2016 03:29PM
I rook my DX1 off to me and my friend we think they make them run eratic at times. But as far as weight I see no issues with them

Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: hrefab
Date: May 19, 2016 07:32PM
You know, you may have qa point. I am on my second V3i and this one has been erratic since the day I got it (about a month and a half ago). I just had to send my 10'D2 coil back to them as it wasn't working. I had disconnected my DX-1 for the same reason, but I didn't really see any difference. But it still could be a weak link. As the machine isn't build anymore(DX-1) I don't know what kind of service or checking could be available. And on the other hand, I can't really see what could affect the machine from teh DX-1. It's really only a intermediate shunt that switches one coil to the other. I'd wager it's pretty simple inside the box.

Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: h2oyo
Date: September 11, 2016 05:44PM
I know I have had to remove the DX-1 from my V3i because none of the coils worked properly falsing and a lot of chatter. When I ran the coils straight tot he whites box things got much better. I even have done a master reset. Removing the DX-1 fixed it for me.

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Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: September 11, 2016 08:56PM
My guess is something was wrong with the DX-1selector switch, it should not have affected the proper operation of the coils. It sounds like maybe a faulty ground wire. :shrug:



Bells and whistles are nice, but nothing will substitute for the basic understanding of the hobby.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2016 08:59PM by Larry (IL).

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Re: V3i With a SunRay Probe ???
Posted by: DFXDon
Date: October 04, 2016 08:23PM
I mount mine on the Box and don't have the forward weight it helps a lot.
Don



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Detectors used, Whites Vision With V3i upgrade, Two V3i's,& VX3, Several DFXs, Whites TRX Pin pointer ,Sun Ray DX1 probe, GMT, conquistador, Garrett 2500, Ace250,Several ATPro's with all of the factory coils, ATMax ,Sea Hunter,Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Mine Lab E-TRAC, Explorer,70,& Two 705s with all the Mine Lab 705 coils with lower rods and coil bolts,all the whites V rated coils for the V3i, You have reached the end of the trail, the buck stops here.

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