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Post  deutran Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:34 pm

I,ve had 3 packets so far and lost most of them.They just come off when detecting in scrubby areas.The ones I have left are ones I find dropped by others.I wonder if they test these things in real life before selling them.Back to the old velcro for me.
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Post  Harb Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:09 pm

I dont use anything other than wrapping it around the shaft.
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Post  HOBO'S Gold Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:11 pm

I've bought these clip and not lost any, i think there a great little thing. Thats my 5 cents worth.
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Post  Flakmagnet Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:54 am

The clamps can slip off.
A bit of tape around them works perfectly
and is easy to remove.
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Post  Guest Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:06 am

deutran wrote:I,ve had 3 packets so far and lost most of them.They just come off when detecting in scrubby areas.The ones I have left are ones I find dropped by others.I wonder if they test these things in real life before selling them.Back to the old velcro for me.

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The cable clips are only of use if your cable is running parrallel to the shaft, as the cable winds around the shaft and is on an angle the clip can not sit flat and secure on the shaft, keeping it under tension, it only takes something to touch it and it will fly off, I tried them out some time back and had them come off before the detector even left the shed.

If you are going to have to tape them to the shaft then theres no point using them, velcro is the best way to go and less hassles.

I am with you on wondering if these things were tested prior to being sold Question

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Post  Flakmagnet Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:53 am

stayyerAU,

I agree, it is a pity they are not a tighter, more secure fit,
as they are a wonderfully easy way to change out the cables.
More R & D!

All the best...
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Post  snapper Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:17 am

g'day, i also have lost 2 of these clips, the first was out in the bush and i saw it fly off the shaft but couldnt find it amongst the leaves, the second i was in the house and had it in my pocket and didnt want to walk down to the shed and put it with the rest of detector gear so i put it somwhere in the house and cant remember where elephant
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Post  All-AU Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:16 am

Whatever you are using, Cable clips or Tape, make sure the bend of any of the cable is min. 60mm of Radiant or bigger. The cable transport your data and the standard for such cables, just like Cat 7 network cables to your computer, is 60 mm, otherwise the transfer will suffer a decries of accuracy.

Make sure you prefent sharp bendings when handling the cable at anytime.

If winding the cable around the shaft make sure the windings are in a good length and not too short. Fixing the cable with cable binders or a tape straight along the shaft would be best for the cables operational accuracy.

It's just a small detail but the devil often grows out of the detail and one wonders what could be possible wrong.


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Post  detectoraid Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:42 am

The manufacture needs to change the mold to better fit the lower stem.

I hunt in heavy scrub, sage country and am constantly shoving my coil into the bush.

My solution to the clips popping off (lost 3) is a single wrap of tape around the shaft prior to putting the clip on, gives emm a bit to grip on to. Haven't lost one since.

Still the clips are a good idea just poorly designed.

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Post  Flakmagnet Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:32 am

Good idea about the round of tape...

I'll try that with my remaining two.
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Post  Honeyant Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:45 am

I was told that the clips come from two different sources, one from the original designer and manufacturer, Swanhill Detectors (these guys also sell the aluminium cases) and others were copied and made in China by Bendigo which is also Miners in Melb, Sydney and Brisbane, all owned by the same bloke.

This maybe why some are staying on and others are not.

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Post  Flakmagnet Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:29 am

Hi Honeyant,

I purchased mine in the US fwiw...
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Post  Nightjar Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:29 am

Have always run the cable straight up the lower shaft and secured tightly with good quality electrical velcro, the remaining is wound around upper shaft, never had a problem.
Try bumping a loose cable wound or straight on the lower shaft. Wink

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Post  deutran Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:03 am

Detectoraid,great idea thanks.Mine were purchased in Bendigo might be onto something here.
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