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Is a Deus a good Car trunk Metal Detector?

Explorer.se

Active member
Let me clarify. I want a metal detector that I can carry around with me always in my car trunk just case I find that ONE good spot to detect. I like the fact that the Deus is wireless and heat is a factor during the summer (in the 100's sometimes in Southern California). From what I can discern the electronics can be removed from the Deus. Am I not correct? I I like to be ready to detect if you know what I mean.
 

IowaRelic

Well-known member
Well there’s plenty of smart electronics in those coils too. So I guess you could leave the shafts in your car and pack the rest inside work or whatever. (I always tell my self that they should be designed for desert prospecting and beach hunting as well, so the conditions are surely accounted for in engineering...right?)
For me, the DEUS is a great detector in the car, because you always want the best detector you got when you *might* dig. I have had several truck ‘tectors now as I call them. Currently the DEUS will be that.
Before I had the DEUS, it was the simplex. Which is arguably a much better suit to the job as truck ‘tector. It’s cheap, plenty capable, wireless phones and pinpointer operation, collapsible, decently ergonomic, waterproof, rechargeable, and most importantly, it’s tougher than a bucket of hammers and nails. Deus so much more than a simplex in a lot of ways. Especially price.
My only machine right now will be the DEUS sooo.... it’s my all tector I guess 🥲 I actually have zero detectors at the moment. New DEUS arriving....not soon enough!
 

Explorer.se

Active member
Well there’s plenty of smart electronics in those coils too. So I guess you could leave the shafts in your car and pack the rest inside work or whatever. (I always tell my self that they should be designed for desert prospecting and beach hunting as well, so the conditions are surely accounted for in engineering...right?)
For me, the DEUS is a great detector in the car, because you always want the best detector you got when you *might* dig. I have had several truck ‘tectors now as I call them. Currently the DEUS will be that.
Before I had the DEUS, it was the simplex. Which is arguably a much better suit to the job as truck ‘tector. It’s cheap, plenty capable, wireless phones and pinpointer operation, collapsible, decently ergonomic, waterproof, rechargeable, and most importantly, it’s tougher than a bucket of hammers and nails. Deus so much more than a simplex in a lot of ways. Especially price.
My only machine right now will be the DEUS sooo.... it’s my all tector I guess 🥲 I actually have zero detectors at the moment. New DEUS arriving....not soon enough!
Thanks Iowa yes I am leaning towards getting a Deus. I like to have a variety in the herd and Ive heard many good things about the Deus.
 

Tony-Ok

Well-known member
Let me clarify. I want a metal detector that I can carry around with me always in my car trunk just case I find that ONE good spot to detect. I like the fact that the Deus is wireless and heat is a factor during the summer (in the 100's sometimes in Southern California). From what I can discern the electronics can be removed from the Deus. Am I not correct? I I like to be ready to detect if you know what I mean.
Let me clarify. I want a metal detector that I can carry around with me always in my car trunk just case I find that ONE good spot to detect. I like the fact that the Deus is wireless and heat is a factor during the summer (in the 100's sometimes in Southern California). From what I can discern the electronics can be removed from the Deus. Am I not correct? I I like to be ready to detect if you know what I mean.
I wouldn’t leave a Deus /ORX in my trunk. You can take the remote off ……. Those XP coils are expensive $300.00 per coil. Find you an affordable used detector, that way the heat and getting tossed around a lot , your loss won’t be great !! 😃
 

Explorer.se

Active member
I wouldn’t leave a Deus /ORX in my trunk. You can take the remote off ……. Those XP coils are expensive $300.00 per coil. Find you an affordable used detector, that way the heat and getting tossed around a lot , your loss won’t be great !! 😃
Gotcha that makes sense. I have not thought of that getting a good used detector. Thanks for the input.
 

relicmeister

Well-known member
I keep usually 2 detectors in my car in the back seat but in backpacks. The Orx is one of them. If it is super hot I will bring it inside work but as long as I park under a tree for shade it doesn’t get hotter than about 90 on a hot afternoon. I will keep my front windows open an inch. Never had a problem doing that. Deus is safe up to 104 degrees per manual specs.
 

HuntinDog

Well-known member
Here's a chart on air temps in your car... @ 90* in ten minutes you're already past the recommended temp for the Deus.... I don't leave mine in the car.
707580859095
Elapsed Time (minutes)Outside Air Temperature (°F)
Estimated Vehicle Interior Air Temperature vs. Elapsed Time
0707580859095
10899499104109114
2099104109114119124
30104109114119124129
40108113118123128133
50111116121126131136
60113118123128133138
>60115120125130135140

https://goodcalculators.com/inside-car-temperature-calculator/
© 2015-2021 goodcalculators.com
 

Jeff in Pa

Well-known member
Here's a chart on air temps in your car... @ 90* in ten minutes you're already past the recommended temp for the Deus.... I don't leave mine in the car.
707580859095
Elapsed Time (minutes)Outside Air Temperature (°F)
Estimated Vehicle Interior Air Temperature vs. Elapsed Time
0707580859095
10899499104109114
2099104109114119124
30104109114119124129
40108113118123128133
50111116121126131136
60113118123128133138
>60115120125130135140

https://goodcalculators.com/inside-car-temperature-calculator/
© 2015-2021 goodcalculators.com
That's a very nice chart. I always have my windows down to where the bottom edge of the window vent is.
I have those plastic things that allow you to have the window down a couple of inches even when it pours.

Thanks for posting the chart!
 

IowaRelic

Well-known member
How hot does a black coil get in the gulf coast sun after hours of detecting? Hotter than 100 degrees, guaranteed. I live in one of the hottest and most humid environments in the country. If those temps are accurate then my detectors should be broke regardless of being in the truck or not. I don’t take my DEUS in the truck when it’s 90 degrees and 97% humidity. But I think it would probably be ok. It’s off. I would also wager that most of the materials are manufactured at higher temps than what’s in our car. It’s all black polymers, so what does that do in direct sunlight while hunting? I’ve also not seen a direct warning from any manufacturer that says “ warning, serious risk to detector components if x temp is exceeded” or “warranty void if exposed to high temps”.
This is just my head about it. Probably because I’m looking for ANY opportunity to dig. Much like the OP.
 

basstrackerman

Well-known member
How hot does a black coil get in the gulf coast sun after hours of detecting? Hotter than 100 degrees, guaranteed. I live in one of the hottest and most humid environments in the country. If those temps are accurate then my detectors should be broke regardless of being in the truck or not. I don’t take my DEUS in the truck when it’s 90 degrees and 97% humidity. But I think it would probably be ok. It’s off. I would also wager that most of the materials are manufactured at higher temps than what’s in our car. It’s all black polymers, so what does that do in direct sunlight while hunting? I’ve also not seen a direct warning from any manufacturer that says “ warning, serious risk to detector components if x temp is exceeded” or “warranty void if exposed to high temps”.
This is just my head about it. Probably because I’m looking for ANY opportunity to dig. Much like the OP.
Since you work in an office with a view overlooking the gulf now, just take your sparkling new Deus into the air conditioned office ;) it does get warm here don't it. Thank God for backphones!!
 

Explorer.se

Active member
I keep usually 2 detectors in my car in the back seat but in backpacks. The Orx is one of them. If it is super hot I will bring it inside work but as long as I park under a tree for shade it doesn’t get hotter than about 90 on a hot afternoon. I will keep my front windows open an inch. Never had a problem doing that. Deus is safe up to 104 degrees per manual specs.
Wow thats a good idea to them in a backpack. I did not know the Deus can fit in a back pack. Is it a regular back pack or a special one?
 

Explorer.se

Active member
Here's a chart on air temps in your car... @ 90* in ten minutes you're already past the recommended temp for the Deus.... I don't leave mine in the car.
Estimated Vehicle Interior Air Temperature vs. Elapsed Time
Elapsed Time (minutes)Outside Air Temperature (°F)
707580859095
0707580859095
10899499104109114
2099104109114119124
30104109114119124129
40108113118123128133
50111116121126131136
60113118123128133138
>60115120125130135140

https://goodcalculators.com/inside-car-temperature-calculator/
© 2015-2021 goodcalculators.com
Wow nice chart! Guess I wont be leaving any detector in my trunk :)
 

u2robert

Well-known member
I think there is a big difference in keeping a detector locked up in a car in direct sunlight.
Than swinging one in direct sunlight outdoors which will never see temps like in a locked car.
Back in the day when I smoked I left a Bic Lighter on the dashboard when I came back it had exploded
& cracked the windshield never had one explode in my pocket. I do live in Florida
 

Explorer.se

Active member
I think there is a big difference in keeping a detector locked up in a car in direct sunlight.
Than swinging one in direct sunlight outdoors which will never see temps like in a locked car.
Back in the day when I smoked I left a Bic Lighter on the dashboard when I came back it had exploded
& cracked the windshield never had one explode in my pocket. I do live in Florida
Wow what an experience U2 Robert.; I wont be keeping any detector in the trunk.
 

Jeff in Pa

Well-known member
Yeah I keep mine in a duffle bag in the back of my van where it's always shaded plus I keep the windows down a couple of inches. I still will take it out on the hot days like it will be the next days here in Pa.
 

Jeff in Pa

Well-known member
Wow thats a good idea to them in a backpack. I did not know the Deus can fit in a back pack. Is it a regular back pack or a special one?
The Deus is under something like 28 inches when you slide it together. I also remove the lower shaft. It all slides back together and opens up it seconds. You should watch the video Gary Blackwell has that shows you how portable the Deus is.
 

Explorer.se

Active member
The Deus is under something like 28 inches when you slide it together. I also remove the lower shaft. It all slides back together and opens up it seconds. You should watch the video Gary Blackwell has that shows you how portable the Deus is.
Thanks I will.
 

relicmeister

Well-known member
Wow thats a good idea to them in a backpack. I did not know the Deus can fit in a back pack. Is it a regular back pack or a special one?
Look on eBay under tennis racket bags. The ones that fit several rackets. I like Prince brand. They are ideal and often have dividers for coils. Mine fits shaft with one coil and 2 coils in the other compartment. There’s room for short shovel and back phones (hat mtd) I added the straps to be a backpack but they come with a shoulder strap and handles. They also open in the wide direction making it simple to remove and put back in.
 
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