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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 #180 on: Thursday December 15 2016 23:59:20 AEDT PM »

  

NO to the best of my knowledge! The coils, the circuit, the firmware are  ALL settled! happy face
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It even works everywhere without yellow ferrite GB dancing.
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« Reply #181 on: Friday December 16 2016 00:57:13 AEDT AM »

To me this latest setup of the Aux lithium battery box sounds a much safer way and similar to the GPX battery box setup although with it located beneath the armrest it will definitely act to counterbalance more effectively the weight of the coil. Even the GPZ has its lithium battery now under its armrest.
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« Reply #182 on: Friday December 16 2016 04:43:33 AEDT AM »

the aux box is the winner for me, its the way I hope to go.
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« Reply #183 on: Friday December 16 2016 07:01:12 AEDT AM »

More eBay links.
It's important to charge the cells individually to maximise their life.


  

  

  
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« Reply #184 on: Friday December 16 2016 07:59:54 AEDT AM »

Bugwiskers, meeting up detecting friends on the QLD central coast, then travelling about the gold fields, but quite where we go detecting depends on the weather from day to day. We share a variety of detectors.
Be assured that I will not be detecting during the QLD summer afternoons!
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« Reply #185 on: Friday December 16 2016 10:45:14 AEDT AM »

With all the negative stuff written about the QED during its development then sabotage would be a worry now it being ready for release.
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« Reply #186 on: Friday December 16 2016 12:18:00 AEDT PM »

  
With all the negative stuff written about the QED during its development then sabotage would be a worry now it being ready for release.

Precisely, and there is a long history of that.
Drug Lords kill and maim to preserve their fat profit patch.
A greedy few couldn't give a stuff about their fellow prospectors.
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« Reply #187 on: Friday December 16 2016 12:35:36 AEDT PM »

The attached pic shows a quality  "Hammond" case that can hold 3 * quad LI Ion packs. It the cells are 3000mAH then it can have 18000 mAH. With an average current consumption of 450mA then detecting time between charges is a whopping 40 hours.
I have to obtain the sockets and make the PCB's. The addition of a double pole, double throw switch and a 3 pin socket would allow balanced charging without removing the cells.


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« Reply #188 on: Friday December 16 2016 12:39:39 AEDT PM »

Another eBay link.

  

At this price you could fill all sockets for $77.76
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« Reply #189 on: Friday December 16 2016 12:58:58 AEDT PM »

  
The attached pic shows a quality  "Hammond" case that can hold 3 * quad LI Ion packs. It the cells are 3000mAH then it can have 18000 mAH. With an average current consumption of 450mA then detecting time between charges is a whopping 40 hours.
I have to obtain the sockets and make the PCB's. The addition of a double pole, double throw switch and a 3 pin socket would allow balanced charging without removing the cells.

Well done!Now you are talking!!!! happy face
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« Reply #190 on: Friday December 16 2016 13:38:36 AEDT PM »

ok bugs nice
Now get back to work
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« Reply #191 on: Friday December 16 2016 14:31:49 AEDT PM »

Unless you are really lucky and get a set of real Ultra Fire 3000 maH 18650 cells, treat anything that has the word Fire in the name with suspicion , there are tons of fakes around.
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« Reply #192 on: Friday December 16 2016 14:49:27 AEDT PM »

  
Unless you are really lucky and get a set of real Ultra Fire 3000 maH 18650 cells, treat anything that has the word Fire in the name with suspicion , there are tons of fakes around.

Yes, so I found out. That's why after 3 years they are still sitting in their wrapping.
They did serve to show how they fit in the case so at least they were of some use.
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« Reply #193 on: Friday December 16 2016 15:51:31 AEDT PM »

maybe should leave those 12000 mAh alone ah Bugs :-)
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« Reply #194 on: Friday December 16 2016 19:11:55 AEDT PM »

  
ok bugs nice
Now get back to work
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Aux box looks like a great solution,
Also seems to have enough room for a small external speaker as well for those that want one ??

Nice work
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« Reply #195 on: Saturday December 17 2016 05:31:45 AEDT AM »

  
  
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Aux box looks like a great solution,
Also seems to have enough room for a small external speaker as well for those that want one ??

Nice work

That would be a plan... nice one.
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« Reply #196 on: Saturday December 17 2016 06:35:07 AEDT AM »

No room in box for speaker and probably too far away from ears also.
Ear buds are good and more bluetooth modules are appearing in the market that rid us of the tethering cable menace.

The AUX BOX needs to have 2 sockets, one for 8.4v charge and the other for 4.2v charge. A DPDT switch selects upper or lower battery in the series pairs.
When away from home, use a 8.4v car charger and when at home charge with 4.2v to balance the cells to maximise battery life.

If the above is not clear I will post a drawing.
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« Reply #197 on: Saturday December 17 2016 16:06:00 AEDT PM »

The switched balance charge schematic.
Only 1 charger can be used at a time.


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« Reply #198 on: Sunday December 18 2016 12:27:48 AEDT PM »

The new  patent pending front end of the QED does not work well with DD coils. Not sure of the reasons for this. However it works extremely well with mono coils of all sizes and as QED seems to handle mineralized ground very and so far is far less susceptible to EMI than other Pi detectors with mono coils i see no reason why anyone would want to use a DD coil.
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« Reply #199 on: Sunday December 18 2016 15:05:48 AEDT PM »

I have been following this recent progress with great interest.
I have noted you test results with smaller coil and on face value appear impressive but l would like to ask how did the relarger coils perform eg: the 15 inch or new 19 inch as these are the coils l would be utilising.

When inground testing against other brands of detectors was there any gold that the other detectors located that the QED couldn't hear and vice versa. What were the deepest bits and on what size does the QED perform best on.
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