XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

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XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by JBM » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:29 pm

Now there are so many recent Deus owners its worth posting this info.

One of the first things I did was to make up a safety lanyard.

Unlike a couple of unlucky guys, I have to date not lost one and we are talking about £550 for replacement plus all the upset and hassle.

Today,I felt a bump on my leg and looked down to see the controller swinging about on its safety lanyard.

Being in a field with the harvest straw everywhere, I would have had difficulty in finding it and could have walked a long way before realising that it had become detached.

Simple and cheap to make up its worth fitting one. ;) ::g Jerry.
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Re: Deus Controller safety Lanyard.

Post by mrix » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:32 pm

Fantastic JBM ::g I honestly never noticed there was a place on the remote control where you could actually thread one through :-/ :-O
As you say, that control unit costs well over £500 and not to secure in some way is crazy :-O
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Re: Deus Controller safety Lanyard.

Post by alloverover » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:38 pm

Good idea indeed ::g I knocked mine off getting through a hedge the other day, lucky for me I instinctively check things like that and realized, its still something i will be doing though :D :D :D ::g

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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Blackbeard » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:04 pm

I have the old style version 1 Deus... It came with it's own safety lanyard... ::g :)
It has saved my control box a few times now... ::g ;)

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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Hauptmann aD » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:17 pm

Blackbeard wrote:I have the old style version 1 Deus... It came with it's own safety lanyard... ::g :)
It has saved my control box a few times now... ::g ;)
Same here.
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by garw » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:09 pm

I’m on my way to the shed straight after this post to rummage through my fishing gear to find the necessary. Great Idea. Many Thanks. Kev. ::g

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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Fisher1266X » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:15 pm

Mine (V2) also came with it's own lanyard, I think most did. ;)

To be honest, I wondered what it was until I looked at the manual :D
Mine has been saved quite a few times ::g

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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Danzigman » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:09 pm

Good thinking. I fitted mine with last year with a security line from a mobile phone.. Just in case..

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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:10 pm

Yes, true enough the problem is easily rectified by this diy device, but it strikes me that a machine costing £1200 or so should never have got through the research and development stage let alone the quality control/field testing trials. rl; rl; The potential loss of £500 worth of kit is a serious consideration for any detectorist and I would expect subsequent model updates, to address what I consider to be a somewhat simple design fault which has major implications. ;;z
It seems that the control-box to stem fixing is just not up to the job. There is no denying however, the XP Deus is a very popular and reportedly capable detector ::g ::g but it could be so much better with this matter attended to. Points to note XP!!!
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Danzigman » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:14 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:Yes, true enough the problem is easily rectified by this diy device, but it strikes me that a machine costing £1200 or so should never have got through the research and development stage let alone the quality control/field testing trials. rl; rl; The potential loss of £500 worth of kit is a serious consideration for any detectorist and I would expect subsequent model updates, to address what I consider to be a somewhat simple design fault which has major implications. ;;z
It seems that the control-box to stem fixing is just not up to the job. There is no denying however, the XP Deus is a very popular and reportedly capable detector but it could be better with this matter attended to. Points to note XP!!!
Actually The safety string is just to make one feel more safe...I have never lost the control unit, and it is a bit hard to get off ( some other post about this ) So this (my) safetyline was just in case in case in case in case..... hope never happens.. So the negativ about the XP DEUS detector is shot long way over the subject..
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Hauptmann aD » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:22 am

Oh it can happen - at least with the magnetic mount from the original DEUS - some tree limb can be enough.
But this is not the problem due to the lanyard- for me a bigger problem is to mount the DEUS remote control in a water protective case while water detecting.
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by gixsy600 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:35 pm

Just bought a Deus, and I will be fitting one to mine JBM ::g thanks for the tip ::g
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Gwawrer » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:54 pm

Mine has fallen off 4 times now and I was on here looking to see if anyone else has had a problem. I have now just tied it on. My worse time was when I turned up at a dig and no control box I had the car turned inside out nearly as I know it was on when I put it in the passenger side. After about 15 minutes my mate found it under my car just near the wheel ready for crushing when I moved off.
Its better out of the ground and in your hand for the history or monetary value rather than left in the ground to rot doing nothing for anyone.
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Philo » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:28 pm

I bought these off Amazon, cheap as chips and you can dosh them out to your mates!

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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by tenbob » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:29 pm

Thanks for the valuable tip.
Using a spare mob phone lanyard with the small loop at the end to attach to the remote.
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Liam74 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:41 pm

Hi

I use these and wrap it around stem before sliding it on, works a treat.

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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by sleepyjim44 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:31 pm

Excellent idea, Thanks.

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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by tenbob » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:12 pm

Based on the tip, I ended up using a larger lanyard (with small loop on end) which I had spare. Is doubly useful as I can wear it round my neck when keeping remote in top pocket of jacket. Tend to do this, rather than stem mount it.
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by oldartefact » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:22 pm

Q. If you are paying a thousand quids of your hard earned spondolicks why aren't the lanyards included? and why does one have to put up with awkward recharging facilities...
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Re: XP Deus Controller Safety Lanyard.

Post by Treasure Detective » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:35 am

Hi
I saw a video on you tube and went with this American guys idea. Waterproof case with a rope so it can go around your neck.
I found it great because it is at hand when you need it and it's constantly in front of you so you are aware of it at all times, plus it totally waterproof.
He suggests fitting the case to the detector stem, I tried this using a very good double sided tape but in my opinion its not practical and doesn't feel safe, better to go around the neck much safer.
Search this heading on You Tube.
The Best XP DEUS Control Unit Waterproof Case

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