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Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: December 22, 2017 03:37PM
Does anyone know if there are going to be aftermarket coils for the Equinox? And if so, by whom?

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Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: amberjack
Date: December 22, 2017 03:52PM
I think there will be for this detector as minelab have worked out people like choices and this will be like the FBS1 detectors in that regard, but time will tell..

usual suspects NEL, Detech, Coiltek, Mars..

AJ

Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: cw3
Date: December 22, 2017 05:02PM
6" 11" and 15" per minelab site

Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: relicmeister
Date: December 22, 2017 05:09PM
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Tony N (Michigan)
Does anyone know if there are going to be aftermarket coils for the Equinox? And if so, by whom?

I'm certain they will come, first by coiltek who is the
One aftermarket manufacturer of coils that
Is sanctioned by minelab so minelab gives
Coiltek "access" to proprietary chip information.
In time, NEL and CORS will figure out how to make
Compatible coils without minelab spproval

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Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 22, 2017 06:23PM
It all depends on whether or not these coils are chipped like the CTX coils are. If so (and thats my suspicion) there will only be factory and Coiltek coils offered.

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Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: amberjack
Date: December 22, 2017 06:25PM
why do they need minelabs approval ? I don't need my car manufactures approval to put after market products on it and they don't need approval to make them, metal detecting has its head firmly up its own arse !! like seriously who cares what minelab thinks I sure don't, and they don't care what I think so we have a mutual agreement that I can do what ever the hell I so choose I don't need to ring minelab and ask please sir can I :punch:

if its there I can use it and the reason I went back to etrac from ctx as I can buy coils NOT made by minelab ...

so if this detector doesn't have after market coils I 100% wont buy one for that reason..

just visit the xterra forum and learn how to tow the party line :lmfao:

AJ

Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: MattBullSummerville
Date: December 22, 2017 10:59PM
Speaking of Xterra, I had a 705, great detector. Now I'm not saying I ever used an unapproved after market coil on it. I'll be picking up a Nox after the first of the year. Let the first run cycle through, then get a later production one.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/22/2017 11:02PM by MattBullSummerville.

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Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: amberjack
Date: December 23, 2017 01:14AM
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MattBullSummerville
Speaking of Xterra, I had a 705, great detector. Now I'm not saying I ever used an unapproved after market coil on it. I'll be picking up a Nox after the first of the year. Let the first run cycle through, then get a later production one.

sounds like a plan..

705 with a 12x13 NEL coil nice and deep weapon and not to bad in iron as well..

if the IQ is using the 705 as a base then the IQ will be a nice detector.

AJ

Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: Kieth-Tx
Date: December 23, 2017 11:58AM
Same coil forms as the CTX.

Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: TomNH
Date: December 23, 2017 06:03PM
So why is the chip there ? IIRC the xterras have it. Only reason I can come up with is its a pre amp.
But at the low freqs 4 or 5 feet of good cable should have almost immeasurable loss. Its not like
you are bringing 600mhz down 100 feet of RG59 ! That is loss like you read about.........
I doubt EQ has it or ML would find a way to promote it. Maybe just a way to "control" after market coils ??
If it does something & if its patented that gives control.
Any ideas ?

73
Tom
LFOD !

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Re: Aftermarket coils for Equinox?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 23, 2017 09:54PM
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TomNH
So why is the chip there ? .......
I doubt EQ has it or ML would find a way to promote it. Maybe just a way to "control" after market coils ??
If it does something & if its patented that gives control.
Any ideas ?

73
Tom
LFOD !

I may be ultimately a way to control aftermarket coils, but MLs reason is for signal purity. Supposedly there is a chip in the controller that converts the signal from analog to digital, then the coil chip converts it back into analog for transmission, then converts the return signal back to digital to send back to the controller.

At least thats my understanding of what the chip is for.

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Does Minelab own or partially own Coiltek?N/T
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: December 24, 2017 11:04AM

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Re: Does Minelab own or partially own Coiltek?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 24, 2017 11:32AM
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Tony N (Michigan)
n/t

If I remember correctly.... Coiltek is not owned by ML but has a long relationship with them. I believe CT originally produced all the coils for ML and have been making aftermarket coils since ML began making their own in-house. CT is the only company that ML has sold CTX coil chips to, which is why they are the only one to produce aftermarket coils for that.

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