Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

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Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by mrix » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:42 am

We have three Mars coils listed on the MDF at the moment....

Direct Link - Minelab Etrac Mars Tiger Coil 10" X 13"

Direct link - Minelab Etrac Mars Goliath Coil 15" X 15"



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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by clint » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:52 pm

Interesting....reading the description. ..what makes the coils more selective to non ferrous targets?
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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by Nexus » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:46 pm

clint wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Interesting....reading the description. ..what makes the coils more selective to non ferrous targets?
Absolutely nothing.
It is a marketing claim that can not be supported by any scientific means. A coil is a coil and a loop is a loop. In their very nature inductors have no preference to anything at all.

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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by clint » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:49 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by mrix » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:08 pm

clint wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Interesting....reading the description. ..what makes the coils more selective to non ferrous targets?
Hi Clint, Where have you read this information ? as far as I am aware there is nothing relating to the these coils being more selective to non ferrous targets :-/

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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by clint » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:31 pm

It's in the links to the coils. ...
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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by clint » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:34 pm

Yep just checked...distinguishes between ferrous and non ferrous and highly sensitive to non ferrous targets...to quote the description
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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by mrix » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:26 pm

clint wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:34 pm
Yep just checked...distinguishes between ferrous and non ferrous and highly sensitive to non ferrous targets...to quote the description
Is it this quote here clint...
High selectivity (distinguishing between ferrous and non ferrous objects)
enhanced sensitivity to non-ferrous targets

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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by clint » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:49 pm

Yes that's it m..
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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by mrix » Wed May 03, 2017 4:05 pm

clint wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:49 pm
Yes that's it m..
Hi Clint, I was curious so contacted Mars and had the below response.
Hello,
You are partially right that it’s the detector that discriminates between ferrous and non-ferrous targets. But considering that these ones are lying in the ground - the latter has an effect on the machine’s operation, too. The items buried in the ground may sound/ be detected by the device as iron. And the more mineralization soil has, the greater this effect is. We have purposefully changed some parameters in our coils in order to reduce this influence.
Best regards,
Kate Poliarska
MarsMD

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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by clint » Wed May 03, 2017 5:35 pm

Thanks for taking the time to find out m. They must have a secret coil facility. ...Wonder if it's on Mars?
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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by mad4it » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:28 pm

Thanks for the link, i need a new coil as my standard minelab coil lugs have snapped... too much swinging close to the ground i guess :-/
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Re: Mars Coils for the Minelab Etrac

Post by stargazer » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:11 am

mad4it wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Thanks for the link, i need a new coil as my standard minelab coil lugs have snapped... too much swinging close to the ground i guess :-/

They always go when it is cold/winter. A Minelab design fault IMHO.
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