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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!

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« Reply #160 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 18:15:42 AEDT PM »

No, it is AA pack, that you load with disposable aa cells, or rechargables, that fits inside the battery well. I had one and it was a good set up. Dean should have the whites one.
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« Reply #161 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 19:13:34 AEDT PM »

  
No, it is AA pack, that you load with disposable aa cells, or rechargables, that fits inside the battery well. I had one and it was a good set up. Dean should have the whites one.

Check that out with Dean when you phone him tomorrow.
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« Reply #162 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 19:38:34 AEDT PM »

  

The attached pic shows the QED mounted with a 6 cell AA battery holder.

One set of 6 cells will last around 4 hours. Alkaline cells can also be used if required.


This solution could be very handy for on terrain replacement.
Only need cells to be protected from fall out from holder, with some sort of elastic band or alike.

Todays 2400mAh AA NiMH cells are widely available.
Is QED power consumption 600mA to get 4 working hours?

Do we take from batteries one single voltage, in case of alkaline 9V?
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« Reply #163 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 20:06:44 AEDT PM »

  
  

The attached pic shows the QED mounted with a 6 cell AA battery holder.

One set of 6 cells will last around 4 hours. Alkaline cells can also be used if required.


This solution could be very handy for on terrain replacement.
Only need cells to be protected from fall out from holder, with some sort of elastic band or alike.

Todays 2400mAh AA NiMH cells are widely available.
Is QED power consumption 600mA to get 4 working hours?

Do we take from batteries one single voltage, in case of alkaline 9V?

The cells claim 2350 mAH and the average current draw is 450mA
I am yet to find rechargeable batteries that live up to their ratings.
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« Reply #164 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 20:16:13 AEDT PM »

Only battery that may fit ? would be the camera battery pack model BP-945 ..
but will have to be soldered in place and ye .. bit of mucking around ..
I use them on my machine 6.8Ah

the Enaloop batteries are a good suggestion Doug these are AA .. 2Ah I think

Ye the transportation of the Li batteries is the issue
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« Reply #165 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 20:28:14 AEDT PM »

congrats bw
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« Reply #166 on: Wednesday December 14 2016 20:40:15 AEDT PM »

Laptops and mob phones contain potentially dangerous Lithium batteries ... only samsung got it wrong  happy face
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« Reply #167 on: Thursday December 15 2016 02:32:20 AEDT AM »

  
Only battery that may fit ? would be the camera battery pack model BP-945 ..
but will have to be soldered in place and ye .. bit of mucking around ..
I use them on my machine 6.8Ah

the Enaloop batteries are a good suggestion Doug these are AA .. 2Ah I think

Ye the transportation of the Li batteries is the issue
ow hard would it be to fit one of these gef? and i guess it would have to be removed to be charged?
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« Reply #168 on: Thursday December 15 2016 09:59:31 AEDT AM »

Bugwhiskers, I placed an order some time ago, and am so keen to get the QED that I am happy to accept one without batteries with no responsibility for you not providing any. Will this be OK to get one without batteries now please? Just so long as I know the voltage I can take personal responsibility for the batteries and any fault created by me for connecting them. I know several others thinking the same way.

Thanks!
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« Reply #169 on: Thursday December 15 2016 10:50:52 AEDT AM »

  
Bugwhiskers, I placed an order some time ago, and am so keen to get the QED that I am happy to accept one without batteries with no responsibility for you not providing any. Will this be OK to get one without batteries now please? Just so long as I know the voltage I can take personal responsibility for the batteries and any fault created by me for connecting them. I know several others thinking the same way.

Thanks!


Please address all sales related enquiries to Dean at Goldsearch Australia.
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« Reply #170 on: Thursday December 15 2016 13:14:21 AEDT PM »

Thanks for your prompt reply Bugwiskers.

Asked you directly because Dean will simply have to relay the request back to you anyway, and then get back with your response to me. Takes time and I will be in the gold fields soon for a couple of weeks & was hoping to use the QED during this trip, but time is of the essence in collecting a QED before leaving.

Again, thanks!
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« Reply #171 on: Thursday December 15 2016 15:14:30 AEDT PM »

  
Thanks for your prompt reply Bugwiskers.

Asked you directly because Dean will simply have to relay the request back to you anyway, and then get back with your response to me. Takes time and I will be in the gold fields soon for a couple of weeks & was hoping to use the QED during this trip, but time is of the essence in collecting a QED before leaving.

Again, thanks!


Which Goldfields are you going to detect?
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« Reply #172 on: Thursday December 15 2016 17:01:58 AEDT PM »

Hi for those interested the speaker we have been using while testing the QED is a Nokia Mini Speaker Model MD-11 mounted on the shaft with an angle bracket I will try and draw up a template for the mount if that is OK by Bugg's but bear with me as I have just had the splint removed after hand reconstruction and am still a bit slow doing things.

As for battery,s Howard knows what I use and have for years with no problems but I do not have to worry about warranty or transport considerations and I use a Smart Balance Charger the Ni-MH AA's are a reasonable option rechargeable ones and a backup set of Alkaline ones.

Regards, Ian. happy face
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« Reply #173 on: Thursday December 15 2016 17:58:54 AEDT PM »

Hi Ian,

Thanks for that. I can get the shape router cut out of 1.6mm AL.
If the end is extended it can be bent at 90 and drilled for a bolt.
A crease in the bend will prevent fatigue.
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« Reply #174 on: Thursday December 15 2016 18:14:12 AEDT PM »

The following EBAY link is a charger that is suitable for 8.4v max Li Ion packs. I have seen these as low as $5.69 on EBAY.
If you buy, ask the seller to check the voltage output for 8.4v before posting.


  

The following link shows a suitable battery.
I am guessing the 18650 is the cell size (18mm*65mm), the 2S2P = 2 serial, 2 parallel, HC = high current and the SQ = square.

  
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« Reply #175 on: Thursday December 15 2016 18:52:56 AEDT PM »

The attached pic shows the aux box.
It serves 3 purposes. It can house up to 2 * battery packs shown in previous post. It can be moved forward or aft to counterbalance the weight of the coil. It also acts a stand to stop the detector toppling if fitted with a small coil.
Notice also a fuse holder to provide further protection.
A further refinement would be running the cable inside the handle and exiting near the box.


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« Reply #176 on: Thursday December 15 2016 18:57:37 AEDT PM »

I am not going away this Christmas so if anybody is planning on visiting the southern Victorian Goldfields PM me and I will arrange to meet you and show you the QED in action.
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« Reply #177 on: Thursday December 15 2016 19:21:30 AEDT PM »

nice bugs
now how much grunt can you fit into that box ,the more the better ,
and power cable up the shaft , nice
some flat spring steel on the bottom of the box bent in a slight arch to act as legs
looking good bugs
cheers red
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« Reply #178 on: Thursday December 15 2016 20:43:49 AEDT PM »

  
  
Only battery that may fit ? would be the camera battery pack model BP-945 ..
but will have to be soldered in place and ye .. bit of mucking around ..
I use them on my machine 6.8Ah

the Enaloop batteries are a good suggestion Doug these are AA .. 2Ah I think

Ye the transportation of the Li batteries is the issue
ow hard would it be to fit one of these gef? and i guess it would have to be removed to be charged?

Stay posted Dave ...
Bugs this   
is what am using to charge my units .. i just put the guts in a small box and have a 12v cig plug and charge plug hanging out on a lead... works for me
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« Reply #179 on: Thursday December 15 2016 21:31:39 AEDT PM »

GR
"Is the power supply issue the first of many issues?"
NO to the best of my knowledge! The coils, the circuit, the firmware are  ALL settled! happy face
doug smile
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