MINELAB VANQUISH 540 TESTS

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Pros

What an excellent detector

Not far behind the Equinox in terms of performance, just not quite as deep on bigger Deep items

Very easy to use and to set up, Discrimination is excellent.

Never ever used a detector before that gives you an acute ID number no matter how faint the signal or how deep it is

Most detectorists would never really need anything else

Cons

None yet !

DEPTH TESTS

The depth tests are set up to gauge the power of the detector, all iron is removed from the hole.

Various size items are buried at good depths

COIL SIZE

Standard 12’’ Coil

8’’ Coil

CAN A CARTWHEEL PENNY BURIED AT 16’’ GIVE A SIGNAL

NO

NO

GEORGE 111 HALFPENNY

MAXIMUM DEPTH

13’’

10’’

5 PENCE MAXIMUM DEPTH

12’’

11’’

CUT ¼ OF HAMMERED PENNY MAXIMUM DEPTH

7’’

7’’

CAN A HOARD OF 100 MIXED COINS BURIED AT 18’’ GIVE A SIGNAL

YES

YES

DISCRIM TESTS

The tests below are to see if the detector is capable of giving a signal on a non ferrous target while iron is placed on top of it and around it at different depths

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 8’’

2 NAILS BURIED AT 2’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT

NO

NO

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 8’’

2 NAILS BURIED AT 5’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT

YES

YES

CAN A GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 8’’

2 NAILS SITTING ON TOP OF COIN

YES

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A HAMMERED PENNY 20 NAILS ALL AROUND IT BURIED AT 2’’

YES

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A HAMMERED COIN BURIED AT 2’’

A LARGE/RUSTY IRON HOOK IS BURIED 3’’ BELOW IT

YES

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A HAMMERED PENNY NEXT TO 4’’ BOLT BURIED AT 2’’

YES

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 2’’

2 NAILS ALSO BURIED AT 2’’-NAILS 4’’ APART COIN BETWEEN THEM

YES

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 5’’

2 NAILS BURIED AT 2’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT-4’’ APART

YES

YES

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 8’’

WITH 2 NAILS BURIED AT 2’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT 4’’ APART

NO

NO

CAN I GET A SIGNAL FROM A 20 PENCE BURIED AT 6’’

WITH 4 NAILS BURIED AT 5’’ DIRECTLY ABOVE IT

4 NAILS AT 7’’ DIRECTLY BELOW IT AND 4 NAILS ON THE SAME LEVEL

YES

YES

COKE/SENSITIVITY

A few low conductive targets will give the same signal as Coke , so if you are rejecting Coke you may miss them

CAN IT FIND A GOLD CHAIN WHEN COKE IS REJECTED

YES

YES

CAN IT FIND A LOW CONDUCTIVE CUT ¼ WHEN COKE IS REJECTED

YES

YES

CAN A GOLD CHAIN BE FOUND WHEN COKE IS NOT REJECTED

YES

YES

CAN A LOW COND CUT ¼ BE FOUND WHEN COKE IS

NOT REJECTED

YES

ES

CAN IT FIND A LOW CONDUCTIVE VERY THIN SILVER EARRING BURIED AT 2’’

YES

YES

PERFORMANCE POINTS

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