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Basic Anatomy of a Metal DetectorUpdated a year ago

All metal detectors are a different but they have the same basic anatomy. All detectors contain the parts below. The features on the control box will vary. 

  • Armrest 
  • Handgrip 
  • Headphones 
  • Adjustable Shaft 
  • Coil (sometimes referred to as the head)
  • Coil cable and connector 
  • Control Box 
    • On/Off switch 
    • Volume (not always on the control box...sometimes on headphones) 
    • Sensitivity setting 
    • Discrimination
    • Pinpoint 
    • Ground balance


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