Flooding!!

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Flooding!!

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:15 am

Not trying to upset anyone BUT.
Just been on an American Equinox web site and it seems that they are getting problems with their machines getting flooded and they are recommending to dunk them before taking them down to the water.



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Re: Flooding!!

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:38 am

I think this problem has been mentioned before. As someone replied, if you wanted to go deep enough to soak the controller, you should have bought an under water detector.

Sound advice. S’pose anyone who beach detects can have an accident with a wave washing over the detector if you put in down to dig. But why put it down, mine never gets put on the ground, I have a waist harness for it. ::g

It does go against the advertising though. They do say it’s fully waterproof - it’s not !

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:02 am

Ladybird66 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:38 am
I think this problem has been mentioned before. As someone replied, if you wanted to go deep enough to soak the controller, you should have bought an under water detector.

Sound advice. S’pose anyone who beach detects can have an accident with a wave washing over the detector if you put in down to dig. But why put it down, mine never gets put on the ground, I have a waist harness for it. ::g

It does go against the advertising though. They do say it’s fully waterproof - it’s not !
Looks like even dunking it in the bath can cause it to flood.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:05 am

ROCK HOPPER wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:02 am
Ladybird66 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:38 am
I think this problem has been mentioned before. As someone replied, if you wanted to go deep enough to soak the controller, you should have bought an under water detector.

Sound advice. S’pose anyone who beach detects can have an accident with a wave washing over the detector if you put in down to dig. But why put it down, mine never gets put on the ground, I have a waist harness for it. ::g

It does go against the advertising though. They do say it’s fully waterproof - it’s not !
Looks like even dunking it in the bath can cause it to flood.
P.S. I also never put my detector down as it is connected to my harness with strong twine and I am too old to chase anyone who nicked it while I was digging.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by slowsweep » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:43 am

Ladybird66 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:38 am
I think this problem has been mentioned before. As someone replied, if you wanted to go deep enough to soak the controller, you should have bought an under water detector.

Sound advice. S’pose anyone who beach detects can have an accident with a wave washing over the detector if you put in down to dig. But why put it down, mine never gets put on the ground, I have a waist harness for it. ::g

It does go against the advertising though. They do say it’s fully waterproof - it’s not !
the equinox "is" fully submersible with the correct waterproof headphones connected to the back of the control box, anyone who submerges the control box without said headphones may encounter water ingress.

i would add that if the control box is submersed without the proper headphones you would not hear what the machine sees as wifi and blutooth do not work under water.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by fred » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:24 pm

Plenty of people using it underwater without problems. You need to know what you are doing though, preferably before venturing into the water. :D
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Re: Flooding!!

Post by Pete E » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:33 pm

From what I have read, the suggestion is that there are a bad batch of machine that are not as waterproof as they should be...
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Re: Flooding!!

Post by Magnas » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:06 pm

Although I don't detect underwater I've happily left may 800 floating in seawater while wearing the wifi headphones. No problem whatsoever and the headphone socket dust-cap is described as waterproof in the manual.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:34 pm

fred wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Plenty of people using it underwater without problems. You need to know what you are doing though, preferably before venturing into the water. :D


In other words, you can go paddling but not swimming :D

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:45 pm

Magnas wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Although I don't detect underwater I've happily left may 800 floating in seawater while wearing the wifi headphones. No problem whatsoever and the headphone socket dust-cap is described as waterproof in the manual.


Ah ! Therein may lay the problem. I wonder how many have used the head phone socket then changed head phones, maybe to Bluetooth with the 600, and either not screwed the cap on tight or not put it on at all ?

Never having used wired phones with my 600 I had to go check if I’d got a dust cap :D yes I have and I’d need a screwdriver to un-do it !

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by Magnas » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:50 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:45 pm
I’d need a screwdriver to un-do it !

I know what you mean. Mine isn't coming loose without a fight.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by slowsweep » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:04 pm

Magnas wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Although I don't detect underwater I've happily left may 800 floating in seawater while wearing the wifi headphones. No problem whatsoever and the headphone socket dust-cap is described as waterproof in the manual.
the dust cap is just that, it may be shower proof and splash proof but i for 1 wouldnt dream of submerging it to test the theory ;)
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Re: Flooding!!

Post by Magnas » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:26 pm

I just double checked the manual to refresh my memory:

Headphone Socket Submersion
The headphone socket on the detector is waterproof, and will not be damaged if submerged without the plastic dust-cap attached.
However, if water enters the headphone jack it may cause false headphone detection. If this occurs, the detector speaker audio will cease and the headphones icon will appear on the LCD.
Resolve this by clearing the water from the headphones socket.

The detector is rated to 3 metres with or without wired headphones. If wired headphones are used then they must be the waterproof type as they have the special connector that forms a waterproof seal. I think it's important that anyone reading this thread isn't confused. The Equinox detectors are waterproof (to 3 m / 10 ft) and any that have problems with water may have been submerged to too great a depth or were simply faulty to begin with.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by DelphiOne » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:54 pm

My screen flooded. sent it back to supplier, got a brand new control unit within days, no questions asked.
Have to say great service.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by gazw » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:58 am

Even the underwater detectors leak sometimes. Nobody posts when they don't leak.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by slowsweep » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:58 pm

i personally wouldnt trust a headphone socket no matter what the instructions say but thats just me.

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Re: Flooding!!

Post by Easylife » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:48 pm

I'll give mine a dunk before the guarantee runs out to check. :D
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