Detectorists are a dab hand at taking a product and improving upon the original, whether it be a device for protecting the machine when placing it on the ground, or an improved control cover. In my time I have seen so many enhancements done by individuals, but one name in the ‘after market’ business stands out.
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
In May 2015 I introduced American Don Botting, gaffer and genius at Detecting Doodads. At the time I was giving away pinpointer 3D Tether Rings and Magnifiers in a little competition and this is said:
Don has been an avid metal detectorist for the last six years and a techno-geek for the last 30 years. Combining his engineering, design and manufacturing skills with his passion for metal detecting has resulted in useful products he can now make for you to use and enjoy as well.
Don won’t thank me. but here’s little publicity shot I didn’t use at the time.
COIL CHARGING CLIP FOR XP DEUS
There’s no doubting that the Deus is a fantastic machine, but it does have a weakness in the clip supplied to charge the coil. See full details, video and full instructions here. See what Don says on his site. I emphasise these points:
No more weak spring pins that bend or break.
No plastic springs to break.
This clip locates firmly on seven solid coil surfaces to provide rock solid contact.
This clip does not protrude below the bottom of the coil, meaning it will not pop off when you set the coil down.
What is included:
Just the best coil charging clip on the market.
No cables, coils, or anything else comes with this clip.
Don is at the forefront producing unique detecting accessories that are innovative, durable and attractive … if YOU have a Deus, and live in the UK, then you can own one of these chargers.
How to Win a Charger in my Free Prize Draw
I won’t waffle on a moment more. Go along to Don’s Detecting Doodads website if you haven’t already checked it out, and see more on this and also other products Don has to offer. Don has kindly supplied me with a couple of clips to give away.
To qualify all you have to be is a subscriber (new or old) to my blog – potential new members can sign up top right. If you’d like the opportunity of owning one of these unique items click on CONTACT me at the very top of the page. Complete your NAME, EMAIL and in the COMMENT box write the subject CHARGER and give YOUR BLOG NAME if different, then submit. That’s all. I shall use a random number generator to choose the winners. Good luck.
end of play SATURDAY 19 AUGUST
Don tells me that this clip is NOT suitable for the new Deus high frequency elliptical coil. I repeat … The current design will not work on the new coil as XP has added a feature (bump) on the coil near the contacts. Now, I wonder why XP have done that?
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