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Frequently Asked Questions

1. I CANNOT GROUND BALANCE MY DEVICE. WHY?
If you cannot ground balance even though you have lowered the sensitivity it means that the ground you are on has high iron mineralization. In such areas, turn the GB knob to the ideal level 6 -7 and use ‘’IRON OFF’ mode. (Applicable for devices with serial numbers greater than 502-3335)

2. WHAT SHALL I DO IF I AM SEARCHING FOR GOLD ONLY?
Turn Ground Balance to maximum and select the ‘’IRON OFF’ mode.

3. WHEN DETECTING CERTAIN METALS, BOTH THE GOLD/NON-FERROUS AND FERROUS LEDs LIGHT UP ON THE HANDLE. WHY?
Both LEDs may light up in case of steel or alloy detection.

4. CAN I SEARCH ON WET BEACH SAND?
Yes, you can. Turn the Ground Balance to 6-7 and select the ‘’IRON OFF’’ mode. You may leave the sensitivity at maximum.

5. CAN I SEARCH ON DRY BEACH SAND?
Yes, you can. Turn on the device in ALL METAL or DISC. mode. Turn the Ground Balance to 6-7. If the device is still getting noise, you can lower sensitivity in small increments until the device is silent and start searching.

6. SOMETIMES THE LEDs DO NOT LIGHT UP WHEN METAL IS DETECTED. WHY?
When metals at depth limits (maximum depths) are detected you will only get an audio warning. As the signal gets stronger, the LEDs will light up as well.

7. CAN I SEARCH WITH MAXIMUM GROUND BALANCE SETTING?
You can search this way but you may experience depth loss for some non-ferrous metals such as silver, bronze, aluminum etc.

8. HOW CAN I TELL IF A DETECTED TARGET IS CLOSE TO THE SURFACE OR BURIED DEEPER?
For deeper targets the device will produce a weaker and shorter tone. For shallower targets the warning tone will be longer and clearer.

9. HOW CAN I TELL THE SIZE OF A DETECTED TARGET?
When you sweep the coil over the target, if you are getting a short signal, it means that the target is either very deep or it is a small target close to the surface. If the coil receives a long signal, it means that the target is a large one.

10. HOW CAN I PINPOINT?
When you detect a target, approach it from four directions and mark the spots where you initially hear the signals. The object is located in between the spots. You may also use our RS PINPOINTER during the digging process and reach the target very quickly.

11. WHAT SHALL I DO WHEN THERE IS TOO MUCH NOISE AND INTERFERENCE?
You may search with the background noise or you may eliminate interference completely by gradually lowering sensitivity and search that way.

12. SHORTLY AFTER GROUND BALANCING THE DEVICE START SEARCHING, THE DEVICE STARTS TO RECEIVE NOISE. WHAT SHALL I DO ?
The ground effect where you balanced the device and where you started to receive noise is different. It is normal for a detector receive noise on changing ground conditions. The right thing to do in such a case is re-ground balancing. When needed, sensitivity may be lowered in small increments, too.

13.THERE ARE MANY MINERALIZED ROCKS IN THE SEARCH FIELD. WHAT SHALL I DO?
What you need to do in such areas is to ground balance over one of these rocks. When needed, sensitivity may be lowered in small increments, too.



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