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Thread: Replacement Coil Ideas for Sovereign XS-2a Pro

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    Replacement Coil Ideas for Sovereign XS-2a Pro

    My original 10" DD coil is looking shabby - outer wire casing breaking all apart exposing interior wires. I've taped it all up and still continues to work, but I think its time to look at a replacement. Anyone have any experience with some of the replacements available? Suggestions for good ones and comments on ones to stay away from? Many thanks for any input.

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, White's Eagle ll SL90, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, TinyTec, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 720i, TRX
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    With having an E-trac and Excalibur, do you really want to invest money into the Sovereign? Not that it's a bad machine, in fact, it's still a very good machine, but, the other you have are better IMO. The Sovereign is a BBS machines and should share coils with other BBS machines, including the Excalibur, if you can get a connector and wiring color code and pin diagram. I've been very happy with Coiltek and NEL coils for the BBS machines. Depending on the type of detecting you do, you'll need to decide on size. Large coils for big fields and beaches, small coils for trashy areas, something in between for general turf hunting.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Oct 2003
    Central MA
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    My son uses the E-Trac, I use the Sovereign, and we share the Excalibur for the water. I've been lucky - its been a fun family sport. I like the Sovereign on land over the Excalibur even though they are supposed to be essentially the same machine. Your point is well taken on whether it makes any sense to invest any money in it. I'll look at the Coiltek and Nel and watch for a good price on a used one should this coil die. Thanks for the input.
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    Ya want to save the old coil? If so wrap it with good monofiliment fishing line about every half inch on your winds and tie it off tight. Then spray the coil with pick up bed liner spray and let it dry.

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    Oct 2003
    Central MA
    Minelab XS-2a Pro, Etrac, Excal II
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    Sounds like that would work pretty well. Thanks for the advice.

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, White's Eagle ll SL90, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, TinyTec, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 720i, TRX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Seeker View Post
    My son uses the E-Trac, I use the Sovereign, and we share the Excalibur for the water. I've been lucky - its been a fun family sport. I like the Sovereign on land over the Excalibur even though they are supposed to be essentially the same machine. Your point is well taken on whether it makes any sense to invest any money in it. I'll look at the Coiltek and Nel and watch for a good price on a used one should this coil die. Thanks for the input.
    That makes sense. I didn't realize more than one person was using your gear. The Sov is a bit dated but still a good machine. I'd be looking for a good used coil if it were me.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Aug 2013
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    This brings up an excellent point. I’ve found that my Sovereign out performed my Excal by a hair. Seemed far more sensitive and quicker to reset/recover than my Excal. IMHO

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    Just replace the cable if your handy. I still have my XS2 but use the Excalibur now for I hunt in the water only.

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    And the heyco 3237 strain relief can be got at Mouser
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    us
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    Thanks for all the advice. Plenty of great ideas.

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    I have several Solverigns and couple brands of coils. I was able to score an original coiltek coil and am no longer using the sunray 12. I know this thread is a few months old but I would be willing to let it go if you are interested.
    mr007s,,,,,Life is Good

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