northwest QED update
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Thursday January 18 2018 01:54:19 AEDT AM
Home Help Login Register
News: Welcome to the Australianelectronicgoldprospectingforum founded in July 2010, an add free totally independent forum with over 70 boards and paid for and managed by the Admin.Total forum Topics:8,8606 Total forum Posts:42,634 Members:699 Total page views:10,002,638  Admin and  forum and domain name owner :marjen at optusnet.com.au. Guests can only see a limited number of boards at present and cannot see any links. Guest cannot post and never will be permitted too!Registration of new members must be approved by admin.Anyone known to have any past or present association with Codan/ML or acting on their behalf as a proxy or intermediary  will not have their registration approved. All  original Photos and posts and  original materials displayed on this site are COPYRIGHTED and remain the property of the poster and the  Austalian electronicgoldprospectingforum.com. All messages on this forum express the personal views of the author and should not be interpreted as necessarily being in accord with those of the forum owner and neither the owner of this forum and its domain name nor SMF or the forum software developers or the forum host shall be held responsible for the content of any message. Admin reserves the right to remove any offensive or objectionable posts. No defamatory material or politics/religion or issues of race will be permitted.

Some software and hardware updates now available for the QED.More  QED firmware updates (inc Auto GB  option) just announced here. New  QED hardware updates/options and pictures will be posted  first here  as they become available.

Another satisfied QED user! QED user report for 9 days detecting! User loves it, found it easy to use,found gold with it and he prefers it to his 5000! Also a report on a QED used at the beach for coin shooting.QED users reporting in with their multi ounce gold finds with the QED!
From  another QED user today:"Been out and about today testing and comparing against other machines etc in ground that has been horrible in the past.Bround balancing Ive found very simple and easy.'m using the Nokia booster but need a little more sound/threshold.Otherwise no complaints from me, very impressed."
and :"My QED with the 8” commander on it, out performed my SDC Got bits that don't register on my scales SDC has since been sold"
"My QED is terrific. Lightweight, very sensitive and screams at me when it hits any target. The Detect shaft and the 11" ultra sensing coil is a top quality fitout. I attached an external speaker which added under 200gms of weight in total and still remains very well balanced so i never feel fatigued after many hours of swinging."

Stinky  Pete :http://www.detech-metaldetectorsaustralia.com.au/ is the  Australian distributor for the QED.
This is the only forum where you can talk directly with the designer/ manufacturer of the QED and  also some very experienced QED users.
Jrbeatty and Reg Wilson  and  Yellowfin  (or Doug here for that matter!)have NO vested  or pecuniary interests(or secret deals or cash for comment or any other undisclosed benefits )in the QED other than using it to find gold which it is doing very successfully! The ONLY people deriving  an income from the QED(other than finding good gold) are the approved retailer and Bugwhiskers! The ONLY investor in the QED is Bugwhiskers!
I have never met Jrbeatty or Reg Wilson at Howards house or ANY other location!

australian electronic gold prospecting forum.com  |  Pi metal detector by Bugwhiskers  |  QED Detector ,latest updates  |  Topic: QED update 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 [8] 9 10 11 12 13 14 ... 62 Go Down Print
Author Topic: QED update  (Read 52973 times)
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #140 on: Tuesday December 13 2016 10:27:46 AEDT AM »

  
hi bugs , any chance of getting a look at the qed manual
cheers red

It will appear on the Goldsearch site soon. Meanwhile I am happy to answer specific questions.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #141 on: Tuesday December 13 2016 10:30:56 AEDT AM »

  
  
At least we can agree on the bang for buck.
Feel free to start another thread to keep the GPZ 7000 defense going.

The Moodz test results are flawed! Look very carefully at his video! Anyway the QED with a 14" mono coil will come very close to his claimed SAD7000 figures and I think would match  them with an 18" mono. And  the QED will do this with almost no interference from EM!
This thread is about the QED so any more posts about the SAD7000 will be moved.
doug smile

A thread dedicated to GPZ7000 test results would be beneficial.
Consumers always like to know if they have a Stud or a Dud.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #142 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 14:10:31 AEDT PM »

The attached pic shows the QED mounted with a 6 cell AA battery holder.
The reasons for the change are as follows.
It has been pointed out to me that the supply of potentially dangerous Lithium batteries is not a good idea for a fledgling Company. Sending detectors overseas that contain lithium batteries would also be problematic.  If individuals want to run the detector from Lithium batteries they of course can but they take full responsibility.
Info can be supplied on how to connect them.
As a result of this advice the QED will now be supplied with a 10 cell charger that is mains or car cigarette lighter socket powered. 12 rechargeable batteries and the battery holder fitted.
One set of 6 cells will last around 4 hours. Alkaline cells can also be used if required.
Another alternative is a battery box that is mounted to the rear of the detector handle that would also serve to counterbalance the weight of the coil.


* 6 AA (2).jpg (60.38 KB, 737x603 - viewed 373 times.)
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
Doug
Administrator
Revered Supreme Hero Member
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 15785



« Reply #143 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 14:28:38 AEDT PM »

  
The attached pic shows the QED mounted with a 6 cell AA battery holder.
The reasons for the change are as follows.
It has been pointed out to me that the supply of potentially dangerous Lithium batteries is not a good idea for a fledgling Company. Sending detectors overseas that contain lithium batteries would also be problematic.  If individuals want to run the detector from Lithium batteries they of course can but they take full responsibility.
Info can be supplied on how to connect them.
As a result of this advice the QED will now be supplied with a 10 cell charger that is mains or car cigarette lighter socket powered. 12 rechargeable batteries and the battery holder fitted.
One set of 6 cells will last around 4 hours. Alkaline cells can also be used if required.
Another alternative is a battery box that is mounted to the rear of the detector handle that would also serve to counterbalance the weight of the coil.

Can Goldsearch supply a li ion battery pack and charger(mains/12 volt) if requested?
doug smile
Logged

All posts on this forum are the personal views of the author and should  not necessarily be  interpreted as those of Admin The QED contains NO patented or protected IP!!! No fake users on this site! This forum does not depend on  guest posting liars to survive!1/2 wit powerless to login and post! LO
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #144 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 14:42:59 AEDT PM »

  
  
The attached pic shows the QED mounted with a 6 cell AA battery holder.
The reasons for the change are as follows.
It has been pointed out to me that the supply of potentially dangerous Lithium batteries is not a good idea for a fledgling Company. Sending detectors overseas that contain lithium batteries would also be problematic.  If individuals want to run the detector from Lithium batteries they of course can but they take full responsibility.
Info can be supplied on how to connect them.
As a result of this advice the QED will now be supplied with a 10 cell charger that is mains or car cigarette lighter socket powered. 12 rechargeable batteries and the battery holder fitted.
One set of 6 cells will last around 4 hours. Alkaline cells can also be used if required.
Another alternative is a battery box that is mounted to the rear of the detector handle that would also serve to counterbalance the weight of the coil.

Can Goldsearch supply a li ion battery pack and charger(mains/12 volt) if requested?
doug smile

Yes, but people fitting them do so at their own risk
The charger that will be supplied charges the cells individually avoiding the problems of charge imbalance as discussed in the link below.
This provides another strong case for the use of a cell holder rather than a "battery pack".

  
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
Doug
Administrator
Revered Supreme Hero Member
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 15785



« Reply #145 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 15:33:07 AEDT PM »

  
  
  
The attached pic shows the QED mounted with a 6 cell AA battery holder.
The reasons for the change are as follows.
It has been pointed out to me that the supply of potentially dangerous Lithium batteries is not a good idea for a fledgling Company. Sending detectors overseas that contain lithium batteries would also be problematic.  If individuals want to run the detector from Lithium batteries they of course can but they take full responsibility.
Info can be supplied on how to connect them.
As a result of this advice the QED will now be supplied with a 10 cell charger that is mains or car cigarette lighter socket powered. 12 rechargeable batteries and the battery holder fitted.
One set of 6 cells will last around 4 hours. Alkaline cells can also be used if required.
Another alternative is a battery box that is mounted to the rear of the detector handle that would also serve to counterbalance the weight of the coil.

Can Goldsearch supply a li ion battery pack and charger(mains/12 volt) if requested?
doug smile

Yes, but people fitting them do so at their own risk
The charger that will be supplied charges the cells individually avoiding the problems of charge imbalance as discussed in the link below.
This provides another strong case for the use of a cell holder rather than a "battery pack".

  

What chemistry are the 12 rechargeable batteries?
doug smile
Logged

All posts on this forum are the personal views of the author and should  not necessarily be  interpreted as those of Admin The QED contains NO patented or protected IP!!! No fake users on this site! This forum does not depend on  guest posting liars to survive!1/2 wit powerless to login and post! LO
mylab
invited members
Newbie
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 124


« Reply #146 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 16:08:49 AEDT PM »

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) would be safer as what the SDC 2300 use except they use a "C" cell size.
Logged
Doug
Administrator
Revered Supreme Hero Member
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 15785



« Reply #147 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 16:14:07 AEDT PM »

  
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) would be safer as what the SDC2300 use except they use a "C" cell size.
I agree. but he only problem with them is their high discharge rate when not being used.They need to be kept  fully charged otherwise they have a shortened life.'
Enaloop batteries could be another possibility?
doug smile
Logged

All posts on this forum are the personal views of the author and should  not necessarily be  interpreted as those of Admin The QED contains NO patented or protected IP!!! No fake users on this site! This forum does not depend on  guest posting liars to survive!1/2 wit powerless to login and post! LO
mylab
invited members
Newbie
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 124


« Reply #148 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 16:19:35 AEDT PM »

  
  
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) would be safer as what the SDC2300 use except they use a "C" cell size.
I agree. but he only problem with them is their high discharge rate when not being used.They need to be kept  fully charged otherwise they have a shortened life.'
Enaloop batteries could be another possibility?
doug smile

Okay did some research in regards to both types and their Self Discharge Rate.

NiMH retains 50 - 80% @ 6 months

Lithium retains 80% @ 15 years

Logged
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #149 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 16:23:08 AEDT PM »

  
  
  
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) would be safer as what the SDC2300 use except they use a "C" cell size.
I agree. but he only problem with them is their high discharge rate when not being used.They need to be kept  fully charged otherwise they have a shortened life.'
Enaloop batteries could be another possibility?
doug smile

Okay did some research in regards to both types and their Self Discharge Rate.

NiMH retains 50 - 80% @ 6 months

Lithium retains 80% @ 15 years



Only a problem if you detect once a month. Easy fix, charge before you set out.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #150 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 16:24:20 AEDT PM »



What chemistry are the 12 rechargeable batteries?
doug smile
[/quote]

NiMH
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
Davent
QED users
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 128


« Reply #151 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 16:50:16 AEDT PM »

OK, so I have already ordered a QED.
What will be supplied? I'm not really interested in a 4 hour operating pack. So I want the li ion pack, is that included in the 1800 I agreed to pay?
Logged
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #152 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 17:00:34 AEDT PM »

  
OK, so I have already ordered a QED.
What will be supplied? I'm not really interested in a 4 hour operating pack. So I want the li ion pack, is that included in the 1800 I agreed to pay?

I will talk to Dean and get back you you.
The new battery arrangement will give around 8 hours of detection time. Another 6 pack (by putting in fresh charged) will give 12 hours.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #153 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 17:24:52 AEDT PM »

  
OK, so I have already ordered a QED.
What will be supplied? I'm not really interested in a 4 hour operating pack. So I want the li ion pack, is that included in the 1800 I agreed to pay?

The price is being revised down due to the change to NiMH batteries.
I suggest you call Dean tomorrow.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
Doug
Administrator
Revered Supreme Hero Member
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 15785



« Reply #154 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 17:42:57 AEDT PM »

Personally i think any external batteries or external battery packs are a bad idea.
doug smile
Logged

All posts on this forum are the personal views of the author and should  not necessarily be  interpreted as those of Admin The QED contains NO patented or protected IP!!! No fake users on this site! This forum does not depend on  guest posting liars to survive!1/2 wit powerless to login and post! LO
Davent
QED users
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 128


« Reply #155 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 17:48:14 AEDT PM »

I agree Doug, one of the reasons the QED is attractive to me is getting away from external battery. What about a set up like the whites mxt as pack that fits internally?
Logged
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #156 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 17:48:52 AEDT PM »

Refer to the problems of battery charge balancing.
With a battery pack if one cell fails you throw the whole pack away. With individual cells the failed cell can be easily replaced.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #157 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 17:51:07 AEDT PM »

  
Personally i think any external batteries or external battery packs are a bad idea.
doug smile

The new safer arrangement offers the same advantage in that the battery lead is very short and can't be caught on shrubbery.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #158 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 17:54:16 AEDT PM »

The changes to powering of the detector have been made to decrease the risk factor.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
bugwhiskers
invited members
Senior Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1841



« Reply #159 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 18:08:05 AEDT PM »

  
I agree Doug, one of the reasons the QED is attractive to me is getting away from external battery. What about a set up like the whites mxt as pack that fits internally?

It will still have the problem of charge imbalance which shortens battery life.
If you are in the bush and your Li Ion battery fails it's a long miserable drive home.
With individual common AA cells a service station may have packs of AA Alkaline cells that will save your day.
Logged

All posts are my opinion and are stated without prejudice and in the public and consumers interest.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 [8] 9 10 11 12 13 14 ... 62 Go Up Print 
australian electronic gold prospecting forum.com  |  Pi metal detector by Bugwhiskers  |  QED Detector ,latest updates  |  Topic: QED update « previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder

BisdakworldClassic design by JV PACO-IN
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!