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davent
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16 February 2017 09:57 pm

OK, so I haven't got out and spent any real time on it yet, just a 1/2 hour in the back yard. So far I'm wrapped, but should have a much better idea by Saturday arvo.
For now , I'm going to post a few bits and pieces, so you can get a bit of an idea of what it is, and how how compact the unit is.
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Thanks Dave for your informative opinion.

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16 February 2017 10:00 pm

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Here is the control box beside my GPX 4500 box, for size comparison, there isn't much difference in weight, but of course the smaller the unit, the smaller the weight.

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16 February 2017 10:07 pm

Good onya Davent, I'm keen to see how things shape up for you with the QED.

Interesting size difference, what is the weight for each unit there dave, it'd be interesting to know seeing the units side by side.

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16 February 2017 10:10 pm

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Battery box size comparison. QED much smaller, but not as nice a package as the GPX. A bit rough really. There are plenty of options though.

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16 February 2017 10:12 pm

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Open battery box

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16 February 2017 10:14 pm

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Charger looks good and includes car charger.

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16 February 2017 10:17 pm

I'll post weights in a few days, battery is flat on bathroom scales, they are all I have.
Its temporarily mounted on my gpx shaft for now, so no head to comparison until I get my new shaft.
I have no intention of giving up my gpx either, I want both!

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16 February 2017 10:20 pm

Mods, sorry, just realized I posted in the wrong thread, meant to be in the metal detector thread, oops, sorry.

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17 February 2017 09:00 am

Are batteries AAAs or AA looks like 12 of them is that 14.4 volts. Makes me think of two lithiums 7 volts. Be interesting to see what else might pop up as alternatives.

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17 February 2017 09:02 am

It seems to me the QED 'runs' on 6x batteries, and the charger allows for two full sets to be charged at once????


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17 February 2017 10:10 am

you can run the QED on almost any battery makeup as long as is under 10volts ..the unit shuts down around 6 volts ..
you dont have to use the one supplied ... if u have a bit of tech nouse u can make up your own as i Have...
cheers

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17 February 2017 12:59 pm

Thanks Gef12..i was only responding to the post referring to the posted pic...( i assume the standard supplied set-up?) :shrugs:

Good to know the other, for the 'tinkerer's' among us.. wink big_smile

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17 February 2017 01:55 pm

Went to the edge of a known gold area today to try it out under the right conditions. Made a small test patch, only 2 targets, a 3.4 gm bit of lead at 7.5 inches and a 37gm bit of lead at 11.5 inches.
Unfortunately, the wet has seen the grass grow very quickly, and I couldn't really detect properly for gold, so just stayed on a small cleared area that is really trashy, but at least the ground is right.
No worries ground balancing, only needed to do it once, and stayed on 134.

Bias made all the difference, and I understand, for small targets, you should be just below 50, and bigger targets, just over, but I found the best for me, and this area was 54-56 made the detector really stable, and still picked up all targets, including my first find with it, a small bit of tin. Mode 1 worked well with the 12" evo.
Early days, but it seems really easy to use. I took some video, but don't know how to load it here?

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17 February 2017 01:56 pm

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17 February 2017 02:23 pm

That's good to know thatt it was pretty straight forward to set it up right.

Unfortunately we don't host vids on the forum, you can load it onto youtube if you have an account there and embed it here.


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17 February 2017 02:53 pm

No don't have a u tube account, sorry.

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17 February 2017 04:01 pm

GypsyGoldAu wrote:

It seems to me the QED 'runs' on 6x batteries, and the charger allows for two full sets to be charged at once????

The battery box takes all 12 of the as batteries.
There are plenty of options to power the QED up, but recharable as,s are pretty easy.

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17 February 2017 04:17 pm

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17 February 2017 05:11 pm

davent wrote:

No don't have a u tube account, sorry.

Ha, seems ya do now. smile

Cheers for posting those vids Dave

Bloody decent signal off that little nug. 8)


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17 February 2017 05:17 pm

Yeah mate, surprised me too.
One I tested I'm back yard was smaller, same result, I'm going out tomorrow with another QED owner. We will try a few things, including even smaller bits.

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17 February 2017 05:40 pm

Bloody ripper stuff, many thanks davent.


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17 February 2017 06:42 pm

the batteries would go 14.4 volts if all are in series, BUT - the pack would have 2 sets of 6 in parallel... So.... 7.2 volts 4000-4600mah meaning 8 or more hours detecting...

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17 February 2017 06:59 pm

Thanks Eski, i had thought 14.4 even regulated to 10v was way too high, and why i imagined there were only 6x batteries in the pack...cheers

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20 February 2017 08:39 pm

Gef12 has a great battery set up on his QED.
Not sure exactly how he has done it, but much neater and can be charged in the box.

One thing I found last trip, is you really need to be careful when scrolling the menu to make changes, its easy, but be slow and sure with each setting.

1. Is ground balance on the menu. So you select 1, adjust the g/b slowly and deliberately. Taking note of the tone, rising pitch, lower with the arrow down, dropping pitch the opposite, easy as, then hit the diamond button below to confirm before selecting the item for adjusting.

Select 2, for the bias, adjust and confirm. You MUST be sure it is saved before you select your next item, I thought I was adjusting the volume at one stage, but was actually adjusting the bias again! Need to be careful, I'm sure it will become 2nd nature in no time.

I'll be away for a week or so, so I won't add any info until I get out again.

Some one else is welcome to add info here though, go for it.

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