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Waterproof?

wildwilly

Active member
The housing holds the electronics . In most modern detectors it's where the information is, such as the meter, etc. No dumb questions, only garbled answers like mine.
 

Noah Huebner

New member
So the display? I am just wondering if I can walk around the beach of a lake near me. I do not plan to go 8 feet down with the full detector, I am just wondering if I can dip it in 4 inch deep water.
 

straker

Member
So the display? I am just wondering if I can walk around the beach of a lake near me. I do not plan to go 8 feet down with the full detector, I am just wondering if I can dip it in 4 inch deep water.
Yes,you can go into the water with the coil. Not up to the control box and submerge it. Be careful not to tip the metal detector coil upwards as water may travel down the shaft and into the control box from the bottom. Your Platinum is similar to the Teknetics Gamma,if I'm not mistaken.
 

geardoc

New member
Had my Bounty Hunter Tracker IV in the water for about 2 hours yesterday. Worked ok with the coil submerged all that time until the end, when it started beeping erratically. I let it dry out at home and it went back to normal.

So, either the coil got some water inside or I accidentally splashed some water ino the electronics housing.
 

geardoc

New member
Correction on my previous post. My Tracker IV is screwed up after a day in the water. It beeps wildly on all metal mode and only settles down in tone mode. So, it seems to behave when in tone mode, but becomes erratic when swinging it. So, for now, it's useless. Maybe it needs more than two days to dry out..?
 

ronaldj2

Well-known member
Check the coil for tiny holes that look like an air bubble in the epoxy . This happened to me years and years ago with the pioneer 202 . I only submerged the coil in a puddle. Turned out to be a defective coil / manufacturing defect . They replaced it free of charge . Look closely . Best of luck to ya .
 

geardoc

New member
Thanks for the tip. I took a look at the coil. No obvious holes or defects. Batteries were a bit low but replacing them made no improvement.
 

geardoc

New member
Yes, I think I fried it with water. It should be dry by now but still misbehaves.

Tightened my belt and ordered an Equinox 800. Only cry once, as they say...
 

geardoc

New member
I'd heard of Equinoxes leaking but couldn't justify the money for an Excaliber II. Especially as a dual use machine, for both land and water. Fortunately, warranty repair seems to cover water leaks on the Equinox.
 

geardoc

New member
Update on my water damaged Tracker IV coil. It never recovered, but, to prove that it was the coil that went bad, I bought another coil, a cheap 4" model. This new 4" coil works fine.

I learned my lesson. Coils are not waterproof.
 
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