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Post  ttrash on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:02 pm

G'day all ,
Just wondering if anyone swings a GPX but either doesn't have a harness or a modified version ?
Have seen a you tube vid where a guy was wearing just the belt part of a normal Minelab harness ( cut the rest off ) battery still sat around the back.
Have also seen a control box cover , which also carried had another cover next to it where the battery
sits ...?

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Post  Cams 4500 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:46 pm

Anthony, I purchased from Double D Leather a control box cover which has a pocket to fit the standard GPX battery. I also purchased a short battery lead from Coiltek so I didn't need the long bungy power lead also have a speaker mounted onto the detector. Works a treat and cost 100-110 bucks.

PS, the guys at Double D know the dimensions and have made a few of them.
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:35 am

Was a post ages ago.a fella had a military camel back that took a battery ,with a good d ring.been looking for one myself

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Post  staples61 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:43 am

I just use a camel back .Battery sits in a pocket between my shoulders.

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Post  Digginerup on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:06 am

Hi Ttrash, Smile there's no limits but your own imagination and skills as to how you set up your detector, I have seen many different backpacks and belts used as battery carriers, I have attached my battery to my detector along with a BZ booster and twin speakers, it adds a little weight to the whole setup and you do feel it at the end of a long day but I love not being harnessed to the machine, the short power lead was generously given to me by Aurumpro ( thanks again my friend) but you could use a standard lead tucked away as needed, basically take any thing you like and adapt it to suit yourself. Wink

Wayne. cheers

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Post  kon61 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:29 am

Unless one prefers more storage space,the Camelbak Mule 3.0 litre desert for day trips is what I use and couldn't be happier.It has two major pockets top and bottom,enough room for a compact camera,a roll of toilet paper and some room for heath bars or light snacks(top pocket),and the bottom pocket for storing your battery,gps,small flash light,smokes and lighter,small compact scale and camera tripod etc,room for some extra munchies or sandwich and a built in 3 ltr reservoir that will last 2 days in the colder months,and 1 day in hot weather before refilling.Also comes with comfortable chest & waist strap,with good incorporated D rings shackles sewn in on either side of shoulder straps.cheers What a Face

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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:20 am

Here's my setups

This is my custom detecting belt setup, wireless.
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This is my camel bag with twin speaker and wireless setup.
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Post  Digginerup on Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:25 pm

As usual a very tidy setup Aurumpro Wink I realise you have fitted it out yourself but is that belt something you bought or had made?

Wayne. cheers
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Post  ttrash on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:13 pm

Cams 4500 wrote:Anthony, I purchased from Double D Leather a control box cover which has a pocket to fit the standard GPX battery. I also purchased a short battery lead from Coiltek so I didn't need the long bungy power lead also have a speaker mounted onto the detector. Works a treat and cost 100-110 bucks.

PS, the guys at Double D know the dimensions and have made a few of them.

G'day Cams hope you are well .
Thanks a lot for the info. I remember seeing your DD cover set up in Maryborough .
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Post  ttrash on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:22 pm

Many Thanks to all for some great comments & pics.

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Post  Detrackozi on Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:28 pm

I see the Super Fix fitted to the side of your Detector Shocked Shocked

I thought they all would of been in the camp fires by now Very Happy
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Post  Digginerup on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:57 pm

Pardon my ignorance but what is the super fix? scratch

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Post  ttrash on Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:24 am

kon61 wrote: Unless one prefers more storage space,the Camelbak Mule 3.0 litre desert for day trips is what I use and couldn't be happier.It has two major pockets top and bottom,enough room for a compact camera,a roll of toilet paper and some room for heath bars or light snacks(top pocket),and the bottom pocket for storing your battery,gps,small flash light,smokes and lighter,small compact scale and camera tripod etc,room for some extra munchies or sandwich and a built in 3 ltr reservoir that will last 2 days in the colder months,and 1 day in hot weather before refilling.Also comes with comfortable chest & waist strap,with good incorporated D rings shackles sewn in on either side of shoulder straps.cheers What a Face

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Hello Kon
Thanks for your info. on the Camelbak
Sorry if I sound silly but when you mention about carrying your battery , Do you mean a spare .?
Or do you run your GPX battery cabled from the pak to the control box .?

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:30 pm

Digginerup wrote:As usual a very tidy setup Aurumpro Wink I realise you have fitted it out yourself but is that belt something you bought or had made?

Wayne. cheers


The belt is a "Platatac" brand molly webbing belt, they are made under contract for the SAS I don't know where you can buy them from. I believe that Platatac is in Melbourne.

I really like it as it takes the weight off your shoulders and I can comfortably carry 8L of water
in the bum bag + all of my essentials and comfortably detect all day even in the hottest weather.
It is way better to carry weight on your hips than on your shoulders particularly in hot weather.
I can use the little ripper wireless or the standard minelab+ coily cord battery setups.
I hate carrying a backpack in hot conditions as I sweat allot and the backpack just gets saturated
with manky sweat and traps in allot of heat.

Same with the camel bag I can use the wireless or the standard setup.
My wife prefers the camel bag wireless/twin speaker setup as she needs the bungee cord when swinging a larger 14in+ coil.

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Post  Cams 4500 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:19 pm

ttrash wrote:
Cams 4500 wrote:Anthony, I purchased from Double D Leather a control box cover which has a pocket to fit the standard GPX battery. I also purchased a short battery lead from Coiltek so I didn't need the long bungy power lead also have a speaker mounted onto the detector. Works a treat and cost 100-110 bucks.

PS, the guys at Double D know the dimensions and have made a few of them.

G'day Cams hope you are well .
Thanks a lot for the info. I remember seeing your DD cover set up in Maryborough .

At the start of Easter I saw you heading south with your rig from Maryborough. I was heading there for a couple of nights with tent.
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Post  ttrash on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:24 pm

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Cams 4500 wrote:Anthony, I purchased from Double D Leather a control box cover which has a pocket to fit the standard GPX battery. I also purchased a short battery lead from Coiltek so I didn't need the long bungy power lead also have a speaker mounted onto the detector. Works a treat and cost 100-110 bucks.

PS, the guys at Double D know the dimensions and have made a few of them.

G'day Cams hope you are well .
Thanks a lot for the info. I remember seeing your DD cover set up in Maryborough .

At the start of Easter I saw you heading south with your rig from Maryborough. I was heading there for a couple of nights with tent.

G'day mate ,
We sold the 5th wheeler & truck in January .
I'm hanging to get back there , haven't been on the field since December
Got a BT 50 & 25ft Van now

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Post  kon61 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:40 pm



G'day Anthony,

You run your GPX battery/cables from the lower back pocket of your back pack,to the machine.

Cheers Kon. What a Face
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