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Whites TDI

Nuke em

Member
Hi all,
I am thinking of buying a Whites TDI SL , I need to find out what anyone who has one thinks of it ? If they use it on sandy beaches and what depth they get ?
I did have the old TDI in the past but never got around to using it back then but times are changing and i need to get into sand searching for the Gold now more coinage
is going to Iron core and people are paying more with cards and other cashless means.
I live in the UK so beaches here are most likely different here to the US beaches.

Its not being used above "plums" depth so waterproof isn't needed .

Thanks

Richard
 

Des D

New member
Hmmmm...no replies to your Q...would have thought someone would have chimed in?

Maybe ask again on a different section.

I'll ask a guy to contact you as he's big into his TDI for wet sand searching.

Des D
 

Sneakyweasel

New member
It should be similar to the TDI, which I have, and deeeeeeeep! Freshwater hunting, in areas where I'm not concerned with getting silver (and in heavily mineralized ground), I find my cash/trash ratio to be about the same as with a VLF, tho of different composition.
 

Nuke em

Member
Thanks Des and Sneakyweasel .

Also wondering what the voltage of the battery is in the SL . The one in the older TDI's was 14.4 v but not sure of the SL.
 

lucar

New member
Hello,

I have a TDI SL, I waterproofed it and I'm using it down to neck deep sea water.

The machine is awsome and far better than my (now backup) Surfmaster DF. I'm running the SL at 4S (14.8 V) and , so far, it gave no problems.

Digging depth is, sometimes, scary!

Cheers
Lucar
 

Nuke em

Member
How are you using 14.8 v . The machine is 12v . Only the older version and Pro are 14.4 v ??

I have decided to postpone any order for now.Too much money going out right now.
 

lucar

New member
i built a battery pack with 4 lipo batteries in series. It turns out that the maximum voltage the TDI sl can handle is 16v, so a 4S battery pack is ok. Anyway this is a modification that anyone does at its own risk.
Lucar
 

Wheat Cent

New member
lucar said:
i built a battery pack with 4 lipo batteries in series. It turns out that the maximum voltage the TDI sl can handle is 16v, so a 4S battery pack is ok. Anyway this is a modification that anyone does at its own risk.
Lucar

Yep, lipos are prone to exploding very dangerous batteries. Have seen them catch fire in airsoft guns before.
 

Mega

New member
@Nuke em,i use the TDI Pro although never used it on the beach yet but had planned on using it behind the 'pump station' that you are aware of but as the club has finnished then that wont happen,but also use a 14x9Coiltek,15x12 Minelab commander mono,18'' Detech mono and a 20'' Mono on the TDI.As a result of possibly battery concerns i also bought another new battery pack a few months back from Detecniks,so that should keep me going for a very long time.

Not sure if Martin still uses a TDI sl ?? think the last time he mentioned he still uses one for the beach.
 

Nuke em

Member
The club is no longer but i have been told that M uses the land for his own ends or maybe a select few ? But thats history to me .
M has moved up to the Wash area and is holding hands with D these days i have been told but thats nothing new is it ?.

Martin sold his TDI and Deus and Racer and Eagle Spectrum to pay for a car that he needed .
He uses an Explorer xs , Explorer 11 and 2 x Sovereign Elite's . All he needs i think .
 

Mega

New member
Sounds like those days of 'Noahs Ark' 2 of everything with Martin are a thing of the past,was speaking with D last night and you are correct he had been out with M but only on a one day dig,if M does start up again it will be in his new location and not around 3C's :)
 

Nuke em

Member
Oh well . Its too far for me even if i could go. I get lots of clashing info all over the place about M and D.
 
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