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Thread: Minelab Equinox Charging Port Corrosion - Cleaning

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    Minelab Equinox Charging Port Corrosion - Cleaning

    I have been having problems with my Equinox charging port pins getting a green corrosion on the brass pin connection. This is the connection on the detector itself. I was wondering if anyone else has noted this and what steps they took to clean it. I have been told that there is sort of a clear coat over the brass pin connection and that you shouldn't try and scrape off the green corrosion. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Best regards to all.
    If you don't look for it you won't find it!! So get out there and dig it.

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    DE-OXIT D5, i use it alot in the medical field, works instantly and shouldnt hurt the clear coat....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    DE-OXIT D5, i use it alot in the medical field, works instantly and shouldnt hurt the clear coat....
    Where would you buy it?
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    If you don't look for it you won't find it!! So get out there and dig it.

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    Amazon is where i got it from last time i bought it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider66 View Post
    Where would you buy it?
    Just Google the name. Very many suppliers.

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    Never used the stuff. No recommendation intended.
    https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-D5S-6-De...gateway&sr=8-3

    After cleaning coat contacts with silicone grease.
    I use this and recommend:
    https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Autom...gateway&sr=8-6
    This a lot of silicone and most people will not use all of it in a lifetime.
    I use often for many different applications.
    Any good quality silicone paste or dielectric grease will work.
    This is available at most local auto parts stores:
    https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-2205...ateway&sr=8-15
    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

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    Rinse and dry the contacts after every hunt, especially is detecting in salt water.
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    Here is something I posted in the Equinox subforum regarding this. The only update is within a month or two I eventually could not get any charge in the port and switched to just using the headphones wired. But I at least think it bought me some time.

    Let me share my headphone advice for those encountering issues charging the wireless Equinox phones, or the miccus equivalents like I bought. I live overseas so warranty work is hardly worth the trouble. I beach hunt and did so carelessly for months until the charging issues emerged. My guess is sand and salt water made their way into the micro-usb charging port and corroded/damaged the leads inside. I was about to give up on wireless and use it in wired configuration, but I managed upon a solution that has at least delayed that inevitability. Every time I need to charge, I use isopropanol, a high octane alcohol (99.8) and a toothbrush to scrub in the charging port. I repeat this three times. This cleans corrosion off the leads and it dries without residue. If a cable is suspect do the same on its connector as well. I have brought the phones back to life with this trick at least for a while. Another important thing is to put a small piece of electrical tape over the charge port on the headphones. I also cover the headphone jack, the little hole nearby, and the volume buttons as well, but the critical one is the charge port. I imagine this keeps some salty residue from making it to the leads. Anyway I hope this information is helpful to somebody.
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