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#551

Northeast
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09 August 2017 01:23 am

Further down the post is from the Minelab brochure re: the new update - which you have probably already read.

My (basic) understanding is that the semi auto mode will now hold your original ferrite balance from the start of a session and keep it there - essentially negating the need to re: ferrite balance (I think). And the ground balance will maintain approx 20% of your original balance data but continuously update the other 80%.

Now when we ferrite balance at the start of the day with the Quick Track it takes in the ferrite from the ring but also from the surrounding soil. And this is where I am a bit confused too because wouldn't we want the machine to continuously adapt to the changing conditions as we move across the ground rather than stick with the one little window of ground that it was ferrite balanced over to begin with? I would understand if the Z was ONLY seeing the ring during Quick Track but it sees ground also.
So I guess I am in the same boat - I understand what is happening with the new update but I am not entirely sure what the benefit is or where you would apply it.

Maybe that's why it says it is "useful for experienced users" hmm

PT and JP, etc will hopefully help. And if any of what I have written above is wrong feel free to correct me big_smile

"In Semi-Auto mode, the Ground Balance is automatically adjusted during detecting, however Quick-Trak must be performed manually. As in Auto mode, Quick-Trak with the yellow ferrite can be used to
speed up the automatic ground balancing process.
In this mode, the ferrite-component balance is fixed at the user’s desired level. This can only be changed by performing a manual Quick-Trak.
Ground balancing with the yellow ferrite placed on the ground is imperative in this mode."

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#552

Syndyne
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09 August 2017 12:57 pm

Cheers Northeast!

Yeah, I sort of understand what's going on now, though still not confidently enough to be %100 certain.

I initially thought it would be a change that would allow us to quick track with the trigger button without dumping all previous GB data. If that's the case, or it's something similar to that procedure then it should be fine.

On the last trip away I think I only used the ferrite three or four times over a five week period, but that may simply be down to becoming somewhat more comfortable on the machine with a bit of experience under the belt.

I'll get to test it out properly on the goldfields soon enough, though having a bit more as you say info would be real nice.

All the best,
Shauno.


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#553

Northeast
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09 August 2017 03:40 pm

I wonder if I might have answered my own question - "useful for experienced users". If I can't work out WHY I should be using it, maybe I shouldn't be using it lol lol

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#554

Syndyne
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09 August 2017 08:40 pm

I hear that! lol

I'll throw a small edit in here from the last addition:

Syndyne wrote:

having a bit more as you say info would be real nice.

Should have read: having a bit more info as you say would be real nice.


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#555

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09 August 2017 09:49 pm

I think Minelab could do a lot more to explain their technology, settings, benefits under specific detecting circumstances to help the less technical people who do want to understand, me inclusive. This goes across all their machines. I've tried to read their technical explanations but just don't get some of it. The more we understand the better we'll adjust our detectors and the more gold we'll find which will only help them sell more machines ........ Minelab, I hope you're watching and listening to your customers. I've a marketing back ground and it's called 'voice of the customer'. Give customers what they want, within reason. This matter can't be that hard. Enough ramblings. Cheers


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#556

Shaenae1
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12 August 2017 09:09 pm

Hey guys has anyone heard when the Xchange 2 software will be working with the new update?

#557

tryhard1968
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12 August 2017 10:32 pm

xChnage update should be available in the next 2-3months


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#558

Shaenae1
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13 August 2017 10:08 am

Thanks Tryhard, I am not sure where I read it but I thought they said it was going to come out in two months, about two months ago.

#559

PhaseTech
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18 August 2017 11:21 pm

I've got a new blog up on the Z19.

http://www.minelab.com/anz/go-minelabbi … pz-19-coil

There will be one coming up on the new software wink


Metal detectors, Coils, Pin-pointers, Training - Phase Technical Website

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