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    Jul 2017
    New Pekin, IN
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    Metal Detector?

    It's been awhile, shoulder is good enough to maybe do some dirt digging!! Have an older Minelab that is still great but was wondering about the Minelab Equinox, any info would be helpful!
    Thanks!!

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    si
    Nov 2017
    Countryside
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    Unless you have some extra specific requirements, you can't go wrong with a Nox, it's a top class device. The only two thinks i would hold against it are a built-in LiPo battery and the control box on a long handle that cannot be field stripped or folded down - some part of the detector will always stick out of the bag. But that is just a personal preference.

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    us
    Sep 2018
    Rhode Island
    Current-Deus & Equinox 800. Past - CTX, F75, AT Pro/Max, F44, Patriot.
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    There have been some Noxs popping up with problems here and there.. if you read about that i can attest that Minelabs customer service is awesome. Its all warranty work right now but they are taking good care of the customers. I am deff glad the Nox has a 3 year warranty.
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    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX,
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    My Nox fits inside my White's bag without anything sticking out. Have you had problems with the battery. I hunt with about 5 or 6 other Nox owners in one club and about the same number in a second club and Nobody has experienced a battery problem. What happened to yours? Or is it something you heard about?
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    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
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    I like the Nox and it has an easy learning curve. It just makes sense to me. Good luck!


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    si
    Nov 2017
    Countryside
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    Neither, Tom. I personaly dislike bateries built in the devices. I know it's a trend that goes hand in hand with consumer philosophy, powering the industry and keeping our jobs. But it shoulden't be this way.
    The LiPo battery will sustain 500 - 1000 cycles, depending on its use, which will give 2 years+ to a frequent user and between 3 to 5 yeares to the moderate one, which is a fair deal. Non the less, leaving moderatly used battery unatended for prolnged time periode might finish its life prematurely. Furthermore, the battery is usually just taped to the motherboard, so if or when it inflates, it ofently damage the board and/or display. Dough the tablet computer is rather obsolete after 5 or 10 yeares, a top line detector will still be quite useful and a good performer. Yes, replacing the battery is usually not a big deal, but opening a water-proof housing might be tricky. That is why i personally prefere detechable batteries, modern or old fashion ones.

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    us
    Mar 2019
    KY
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenBoy View Post
    Neither, Tom. I personaly dislike bateries built in the devices. I know it's a trend that goes hand in hand with consumer philosophy, powering the industry and keeping our jobs. But it shoulden't be this way.
    The LiPo battery will sustain 500 - 1000 cycles, depending on its use, which will give 2 years+ to a frequent user and between 3 to 5 yeares to the moderate one, which is a fair deal. Non the less, leaving moderatly used battery unatended for prolnged time periode might finish its life prematurely. Furthermore, the battery is usually just taped to the motherboard, so if or when it inflates, it ofently damage the board and/or display. Dough the tablet computer is rather obsolete after 5 or 10 yeares, a top line detector will still be quite useful and a good performer. Yes, replacing the battery is usually not a big deal, but opening a water-proof housing might be tricky. That is why i personally prefere detechable batteries, modern or old fashion ones.
    Could be worse in that the Equinox runs off of 9V batteries!

 

 

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