Equinox working Pinpointer

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Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by DelphiOne » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:37 pm

Hi Im asking here as i own a Equinox 800. I owned a Fisher Fpulse pointer and it was faulty and to be honest it didn't work that well with the Nox. The vendor replaced it with a Tek Point pointer, same pinpointer different colour, and its awful to use with the nox. I think maybe because it's a PI
Pinpointer. Tried everthing i know to stop falsing turned to min setting, moving my detector well away before i turn it on, even tried noise cancel the nox when pointer is turned on. Im wasting more time stopping it falsing then looking for targets to be honest.
So my question is i need a honest answer from an Equinox owner before i go and waste another £100+ on a new pinpointer, can anyone recommend a pinpointer thats working well with the equinox. Im guessing Fred will have an answer ::g



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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Iced Tiger » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:45 pm

I have the pro find 25 pointer, no problem with my 800 Nox. I had an issue with the SWIMBO's Go Find 60, the 800 was causing major interference on the 60. I cured this by setting the 800 noise cancel at -7.
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by DelphiOne » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:49 pm

Well i was thinking stay with minelab and get a pro find 35. Thanks Iced i will see what others suggest.

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Doyoudigitman » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:51 pm

I have the nox 800 and use a Garrett AT probe and have no problems hope this helps ::g

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by DelphiOne » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:53 pm

Thanks ray. ::g I should have done a poll, best working Pinpointer for Equinox. :D

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by SuperRed » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:02 pm

Carrot and no problems for me ::g
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Ten pence! » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:03 pm

Deteknix, Macro and the £20 Chinese Garratt copy all work perfectly well with my 600.

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by fred » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:05 pm

My Minelab 35 and my Garrett carrot both work fine with my Nox. If the noise cancel can't catch the signal from the pinpointer, or any other source of interference for that matter, you can always try a manual noise cancel. Simply choose noise cancel using the Settings button then use the + or - buttons to find a quiet channel. If there isn't one they you are stuffed and may have to get a new pinpointer. I can't see why a pinpointer would interfere with all the channels though. :D
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by DelphiOne » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:12 pm

The Tek Point has 16 frequency shifts, all interfere with Nox when i cycle through them.

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by skythepig » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:46 pm

I use a garret carrot and Deus mi6 with nox 800 no problems so far
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Oldman2 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:52 pm

FLOUREON Professional Pinpointer well thats what it says ;) works fine with my 800 nearby. Bargain at £20 delivered from Amazon marketplace.
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by tcawood » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:02 am

I use the Makro pinpointer, no problems with my 600... also the £30 carrot copy off fleabay worked just fine too.
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by beachboy70 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:42 am

I have the Deteknix pulse works fine but not too close to the coil, i have tried to cancel out interference but no luck yet. beachboy70

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by broadsmaster » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:52 pm

That is strange i use the Fisher Fpulse pointer with the equinox and i just do a a noise cancel with the f pulse turned on and i have no problems, although with this pinpointer being pulse induction you have to touch the nose to the ground as you switch on to ground balance it , which can
be a bit of a pain ...
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Badger1935 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:06 pm

After having my Nox now for a few weeks and using the supplied wireless phones,I purchased a jack adaptor so that I could plug in my Garrett Z-Lynk phones,they work great and I now can use my Garrett Z-Lynk Pointer with it.

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by fred » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:51 pm

Great stuff. Hope that you got sorted. ::g
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Stillburning » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:02 am

Have used the Deteknix xpointer and XP Mi6 without any problems with the 800 ::g
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:33 am

I use an XP MI-6 and an MI-4. No interference with the Equinox whatsoever ::g

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Paul Michael » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:29 pm

Hi,

I have a Nox 800 and a Pro Find 35.

Although I am a newbie and I have only been out three times, it all seems perfect.

I am happy with the set up but will be more so when I make my first big find!

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by niceguyfrankie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:10 am

I use the pro find 35 no problems with the Nox, However if I'm honest I prefer the Garrett carrot which a friend has ( I used to have the garret pro 2 which I used until it was knackered, great item)

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by fred » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:54 am

niceguyfrankie wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:10 am
I use the pro find 35 no problems with the Nox, However if I'm honest I prefer the Garrett carrot which a friend has ( I used to have the garret pro 2 which I used until it was knackered, great item)

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The Garret probes are easier to handle and feel better in the hand. The Pro-find 35 seems clunky but goes a little further and the discrim can be useful in some circumstances. A real swine is that the Pro-find holder doesn't fit on the military style webbing belt that I wear for detecting. Both detectors suffer from not being able to detect some of the very small fragments of metal that a Nox can pick up.

I usually use the Pro-find 35 these days as I have found somewhere for it to live but it doesn't worry me at all if I accidentally take the Carrot out with me. :D
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Ten pence! » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:07 am

I've got a 600, my Deteknix pulse induction PP interferes with my detector even if you switch the pointer on when you noise cancel, on the other hand my Makro and Chinese Garrett copy, which run around 12khz do not interfere.

I'd stay away from any pinpointer that operates on the pulse induction principle.

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by Koala » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:13 am

broadsmaster wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:52 pm
That is strange i use the Fisher Fpulse pointer with the equinox and i just do a a noise cancel with the f pulse turned on and i have no problems, although with this pinpointer being pulse induction you have to touch the nose to the ground as you switch on to ground balance it , which can
be a bit of a pain ...
interesting

sounds like the OP problem isn't the pinpointer

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by stillair1 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:10 pm

My xpointer interfered badly with my 600, until I re noise cancelled with the xpointer turned on. If I recall it read 6 on the display after the second noise cancel.
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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by maccer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:16 pm

I had this problem yesterday. But altering the noise cancel by one digit, stopped it.

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by chesters4 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:31 am

DelphiOne wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Hi Im asking here as i own a Equinox 800. I owned a Fisher Fpulse pointer and it was faulty and to be honest it didn't work that well with the Nox. The vendor replaced it with a Tek Point pointer, same pinpointer different colour, and its awful to use with the nox. I think maybe because it's a PI
Pinpointer. Tried everthing i know to stop falsing turned to min setting, moving my detector well away before i turn it on, even tried noise cancel the nox when pointer is turned on. Im wasting more time stopping it falsing then looking for targets to be honest.
So my question is i need a honest answer from an Equinox owner before i go and waste another £100+ on a new pinpointer, can anyone recommend a pinpointer thats working well with the equinox. Im guessing Fred will have an answer ::g
I had a bit of chatter turning my fpulse on but changing the frequency on it cured it completely

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Re: Equinox working Pinpointer

Post by DelphiOne » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 pm

Thanks for all the input guys. Finally got a working pointer as the Fpulse was deemed to be faulty in the end. Bought myself an XPointer and it works a treat, after noise cancel of course.

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