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  1. #1

    Dec 2015
    NorCal
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    Question about swapping coils

    Hello everybody, I'm new to the detecting world.

    I got a( I know it's old) Garrett GTA 350 for cheap, and it came with an extra coil from a gold bug2. The guy said I could get an adapter and put the gold bug coil on the machine. The plugs are same type just 1 is female, 1 is male.

    I'm just wondering is this ok? Could it cause problems, or could it help the machine?

    Thank you all!

  2. #2

    Dec 2015
    NorCal
    Gold bug 2
    15
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'm not sure how to add stuff to my other post, so I'll just make a new 1...
    These are the connections if that matters at all
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  3. #3

    Aug 2016
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    I'd suggest you contact the fine folks at Garrett to get your answer. Their phone # is 972-494-6151. They are open for business at 8:00 A.M. CST.

  4. #4

    Dec 2015
    NorCal
    Gold bug 2
    15
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thank you. I went ahead and called.
    He said a pretty basic answer, I was hoping for more info on why, I guess I'll try to do research on coils and windings of said coils. Seems hard to find detector technical info.
    U just said even if the connections work, the wires might not be carrying the same signals, and even if they did the detector probably won't work right.

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    A Fisher Coil on an old Garrett machine is a no go - period. My free advice is put both pieces of equipment up for sale or trade individually. Buy yourself the best NEW detector you can afford.

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  6. #6

    Dec 2015
    NorCal
    Gold bug 2
    15
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks soloman...
    Bummed i wasted money on it. The coil is broken, which explains y there was an extra that some1 hoped to swap.
    Im just going to save for the detector I actually want... A gold bug 2. I dismantled the coil to see how it works. Kinda cool
    Terry Soloman likes this.

 

 

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