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Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:31 am
by ploughchaser
Hello everyone I’m out detecting and have put a Nel tornado coil on to try for the first time but it’s constantly sounding off can anyone help to save me going home,the bloody thing!👍

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:38 am
by ploughchaser
ploughchaser wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:31 am
Hello everyone I’m out detecting and have put a Nel tornado coil on to try for the first time but it’s constantly sounding off can anyone help to save me going home,the bloody thing!👍
My detector is a Garrett ace 250

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 am
by Dave The Slave
Is the coil on tight enough ?
Batteries ?

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:55 am
by Timmy 64
Hope you are not wearing steel cap boots 🤔

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:57 am
by ploughchaser
Thanks for the reply Dave,the wire is tight,they’re new batteries, and I’ve checked the connection I’m not sure now, I’ll post a pic so you can see how I’ve wound the wire mate👍

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:14 am
by ploughchaser
Dave The Slave wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 am
Is the coil on tight enough ?
Batteries ?
I can’t get a pic to upload mate thanks for answering me, I’m gonna call it a day and go home👍

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:18 am
by Dave The Slave
Still use stock coil, so only other things I can suggest.
If you are on wet grass turn sensitivity down, have had to go from 2 off to 3 off max in this scenario.
Try turning machine off and on, try different mode, move away to a different part of field, could be Electric cables, fences.
All I can think of .
Good Luck ::g
Dave.

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:23 am
by lonecoiler
Take stock coil with you next time, as backup . At least your day won't be ruined. I have tornado and have no issues (touch wood). Try it without the coil cover. :;@

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:58 am
by ploughchaser
Yea I wish I had brought my other coil now,my friend is gonna check it over tomorrow,thanks for the advice Dave, but I must say, first impressions of the coil not impressed,I’ll have a few beers down the local instead roll on when I get my upgrade detector, thanks for your help👍

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:43 am
by detectorman5050
I experienced a similar situation with my ACE250.

I found it was it was due to a small piece of sand or similar stuck in the coil connector plug, which I cleared out with a needle.

Re: Tornado coil playing up

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:46 pm
by the rainbows end
I have a euro ace fitted with Nel tornado coil and had the same problem as you.
Managed to get the coil cover off and found a bit of damp gritty soil inside. Cleaned it out, dried it off and refitted the coil cover and the problem disappeared. (Quite difficult to remove the cover).