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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:23 pm

Good evening Ladies and Gents,

I have been looking at getting a straight lead as a spare but have not bought one as yet as the issue with the length has had me hold back on one.The curly lead that I use is the standard Minelab one and the problem with this is that it gets caught up and gets tangled in the bush and also the other problem is that it dangles and that's a worry too.
Anyone out there recommend a length for a straight cord as I think 1.8m is a little long?
Keep those thoughts and comments coming in. sunny
Thanks,
Uncle Bob

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Post  CostasDee on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:50 pm

Hi Uncle Bob,
I made my own straight lead and I made it about 2 meters long. I find that it is a bit long whilst detecting, so I flop it over my arm before I slide my arm into the detector top and that takes up pretty much all the slack. You'll find that if you have it too short, when you find a target and want to dig it up, you need as much length as you can have to drop the detector with the coil near your scratch hole, so you can wave the dirt/rocks/etc over he coil. Too short, and you'll drag the detector over the ground if you happen to get up and move. Hope that helps.... study
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Post  maka on Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:00 pm

Go wireless. easiest solution, I hate wires. I neally chipped a tooth biting my curly lead in frustration due to it getting caught up in the thick scrub.
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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:28 pm

Hi Guys,
I was thinking to make the straight lead 1.6m - good idea ?

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:43 pm

maka wrote:Go wireless. easiest solution, I hate wires. I neally chipped a tooth biting my curly lead in frustration due to it getting caught up in the thick scrub.

Yeah, I am also about to go wireless very soon. Be interesting to see what problems there might be if any.

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Post  Ismael on Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:07 pm

Wireless is definitely the best...
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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:35 pm

any good wireless systems out there?
who makes them?

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Post  bedrock on Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:04 am

see above.....Minelabmods, used to make them...?
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Post  granite2 on Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:11 am

I find I rarely have a problem with my curly cord but when I used a straight cord it drove me nuts. Both Minelab and Coiltek make excellent curly cords but I don't think either make a straight cord and if that is right then there must be a good reason. That reason I reckon would be lack of demand.
Just a thought.

Cheers, Jim
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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:09 am

I have used both curly and straight h/duty cables from Coiltek and never had much dramas.
That said,a mate recently switched over to a wireless battery system for his GP Extreme and he reckons its great.

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:29 pm

anyone with these wireless systems have any problems like inteference or other?
thanks for your replies.
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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:02 am

Tried my wireless HPs with my Infinium today and they work great.
Only thing is they require 2 x AAs for the headphones and 12 volts for the transmitter. The TX power supply requires some minor mods so that the TX can be attached to the detector or hung off your belt.
Buckets of sensitivity and volume(has volume control).
The HPs I purchased are designed for music so they have a wide frequency responce and as a result are a bit screechy but still very good..
the only real disadvantage that I can see is that I now have more batteries to recharge.
Am now off to Jaycar to get some bits to fit the 12 volt supply to my detector.

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