Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Big boys Hobbies
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Detectors and Gear > Metal Detector Accessories

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 01-17-2014, 10:58 AM
tonym's Avatar
tonym tonym is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: In a van down by the river
Posts: 2,338
Default Infor about White's pinpointer water/dust rating ...

I did a little research and this pinpointer is rated IP68 for water/dust protection ... so what does that mean???

A little further research led me to this info:

IP Rated Enclosures:

First Digit (intrusion protection)
0 No special protection
1 Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but no protection from deliberate access); from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter.
2 Protection against fingers or other object not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter.
3 Protection from entry by tools, wires etc, with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more.
4 Protection against solid bodies larger than 1mm (eg fine tools/small etc).
5 Protected against dust that may harm equipment.
6 Totally dust tight.

Second Digit (moisture protection)
0 No protection.
1 Protection against condensation.
2 Protection against water droplets deflected up to 15 from vertical
3 Protected against spray up to 60 from vertical.
4 Protected against water spray from all directions.
5 Protection against low pressure water jets (all directions)
6 Protection against string water jets and waves.
7 Protected against temporary immersion.
8 Protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure.


IP65 Enclosure - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against water projected from a nozzle.
IP66 Enclosure - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against heavy seas or powerful jets of water.
IP 67 Enclosures - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against immersion.
IP 68 Enclosures - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against complete, continuous submersion in water.

So it looks like you may be able to dunk it underwater long enough to pinpoint a target. I think I may have to get one of these. Oh wait, I already own 2 Garrett pro pointer, A minelab pinponter, and a Detector Pro pistol probe. You know what that means ... I NEED another pinpointer - I'm in !!

__________________
Minelab CTX 3030; Teknetics T2SE; Garrett AT Pro

Reply With Quote


  #22  
Old 01-17-2014, 11:00 AM
SavingThePast's Avatar
SavingThePast SavingThePast is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 962
Default

if its waterproof it will be a hit....if not, then meh...just another copy of garrett.

Edit: just saw above info...if it is ip68 rated it will be waterproof. that is the same rating as the headphones connector for the ctx..

__________________
---"Saving The Past"---
~Minelab Equinox 800~
STP Quick Release Armstraps

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #23  
Old 01-17-2014, 02:08 PM
Midknight's Avatar
Midknight Midknight is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 2,004
Default

I guess I will wait until the official announcement to see if it is waterproof. The ad says one thing, the rating thing says another. Will have to wait and see the official release.

__________________
Garrett AT PRO, Garrett Ace 250, Propointer, K bar knife

Reply With Quote


  #24  
Old 01-17-2014, 06:08 PM
vanstheman3 vanstheman3 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lake Dallas, Texas
Posts: 1,351
Default Whites Pointer

It looks like another Garrett Clone, like the Profind. It will be interesting to read the reviews after its release and see how dependable it is as well? I'm like Rebel I don't buy new releases, I have been burned by it! We all want and need a good dependable Pinpointer, we all know they don't make one yet! Hopefully now Whites does!!!
GL & HH....Pat

__________________
XP Deus, Vx3 W/Sunray Probe, and F75se... 3 wireless Headphones... Pistol Probe, Garrett Pointer, Profind... Lesche, Fiskars & Ames tools...

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #25  
Old 01-17-2014, 08:54 PM
burlbark's Avatar
burlbark burlbark is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 187
Default

Originally Posted by Midknight View post
I guess I will wait until the official announcement to see if it is waterproof. The ad says one thing, the rating thing says another. Will have to wait and see the official release.
Been a while since I posted here, 3 years. The Whites pinpointer is splash and water resistant. There was no way to keep the price down and incorporate a submersible micro speaker, if they used a diaphragm to cover the existing speaker it made the volume to low. If a person only wants to use vibrate instead of tone they can always epoxy the speaker over and submerge to their hearts content, unless the button leaks at depth. It appears that the pinpointer has the same water resistance as the Garret and 10 times the features for the same MSRP.

__________________
Best find: 4 ounces of pocket gold on a little tributary of the Trinity River found with a GM4b

Reply With Quote


  #26  
Old 01-17-2014, 09:09 PM
itsaring!'s Avatar
itsaring! itsaring! is offline
24K Larry
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dirty South
Posts: 13,120
Default

Originally Posted by vanstheman3 View post
It looks like another Garrett Clone, like the Profind. It will be interesting to read the reviews after its release and see how dependable it is as well? I'm like Rebel I don't buy new releases, I have been burned by it! We all want and need a good dependable Pinpointer, we all know they don't make one yet! Hopefully now Whites does!!!
GL & HH....Pat
You can bet Garrett is scrambling right now

__________________
In the battle of Thermopylae the Persian Armies demanded that the Greeks surrender their weapons. King Leonidas responded saying "Molon Labe." Translation "Come and get it".

Reply With Quote


  #27  
Old 01-17-2014, 09:46 PM
Midknight's Avatar
Midknight Midknight is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 2,004
Default

I doubt it... they are gonna ride the GPP for yrs... start advertising it as the ORIGINAL lol hahaha....

So at $149 it will comein at $130 about. So once again the ML gets pushed aside because of price.

__________________
Garrett AT PRO, Garrett Ace 250, Propointer, K bar knife

Reply With Quote


  #28  
Old 01-17-2014, 09:49 PM
itsaring!'s Avatar
itsaring! itsaring! is offline
24K Larry
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dirty South
Posts: 13,120
Default

Originally Posted by Midknight View post
I doubt it... they are gonna ride the GPP for yrs... start advertising it as the ORIGINAL lol hahaha....

So at $149 it will comein at $130 about. So once again the ML gets pushed aside because of price.
Not with all the defects. I sold both my last propointers and am not buying any more

__________________
In the battle of Thermopylae the Persian Armies demanded that the Greeks surrender their weapons. King Leonidas responded saying "Molon Labe." Translation "Come and get it".

Reply With Quote


  #29  
Old 01-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Midknight's Avatar
Midknight Midknight is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 2,004
Default

For every 1 complaint, there are 50 others with no issues. Just like every other product. Mine is over 6 yrs old, still chugging along.

__________________
Garrett AT PRO, Garrett Ace 250, Propointer, K bar knife

Reply With Quote


  #30  
Old 01-17-2014, 10:40 PM
itsaring!'s Avatar
itsaring! itsaring! is offline
24K Larry
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dirty South
Posts: 13,120
Default

Originally Posted by Midknight View post
For every 1 complaint, there are 50 others with no issues. Just like every other product. Mine is over 6 yrs old, still chugging along.
You got lucky. Trust me!

__________________
In the battle of Thermopylae the Persian Armies demanded that the Greeks surrender their weapons. King Leonidas responded saying "Molon Labe." Translation "Come and get it".

Reply With Quote


  #31  
Old 01-17-2014, 11:30 PM
davidlhyde63366's Avatar
davidlhyde63366 davidlhyde63366 is online now
Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: O`FALLON MISSOURI
Posts: 872
Default

Looking forward to seeing the review on this unit.

__________________
Fisher F4 , Bountyhunter Treker IV , Whites TRX pinpointer, finds mostly clad nothing worth posting , really enjoying this hobby, looking forward to much more of it.

Reply With Quote


  #32  
Old 01-17-2014, 11:41 PM
alexdom_89 alexdom_89 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: santa rosa,tx
Posts: 24
Default

Can't wait to see !!

__________________
Garrett freedone 2 plus, bounty hunter ls, minelab x terra 505

Reply With Quote


  #33  
Old 01-19-2014, 04:59 AM
sumrtym's Avatar
sumrtym sumrtym is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 169
Default

Count me as one without any problems with the Garrett, and I've got two for years. That being said, I really want to see how the White's performs. The thing I hate about the Garrett is the inability to turn off the beep. I'm also liking some of the other features (lanyard built in, etc). Hopefully the dimensions are the same so it will fit in the Bomb 2 sheath I already have.
Reply With Quote


  #34  
Old 01-20-2014, 01:41 PM
Jeff in Georgia's Avatar
Jeff in Georgia Jeff in Georgia is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 542
Default

Looks a little like the Nokta RS pinpointer.
Wonder if they repackaged their's for Whites?

http://www.kellycodetectors.com/acce...del=1448-rspin

Jeff
Reply With Quote


  #35  
Old 01-20-2014, 02:04 PM
ak_1234 ak_1234 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Default

Nope. Designed and built here in the USA.

Originally Posted by Jeff in Georgia View post
Looks a little like the Nokta RS pinpointer.
Wonder if they repackaged their's for Whites?

http://www.kellycodetectors.com/acce...del=1448-rspin

Jeff
Reply With Quote


  #36  
Old 01-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Midknight's Avatar
Midknight Midknight is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 2,004
Default

Originally Posted by Jeff in Georgia View post
Looks a little like the Nokta RS pinpointer.
Wonder if they repackaged their's for Whites?

http://www.kellycodetectors.com/acce...del=1448-rspin

Jeff
I still haven't heard of anyone using a Nokta. Would be cool to give it a try sometime though. HH and GL

__________________
Garrett AT PRO, Garrett Ace 250, Propointer, K bar knife

Reply With Quote


  #37  
Old 01-21-2014, 08:31 AM
Jeff in Georgia's Avatar
Jeff in Georgia Jeff in Georgia is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 542
Default

Nokta also sells them on EBay. Sent them an Email that I had concerns about their switch design. It was a slide type switch. Was concerned about dirt and moisture getting into it.

They wrote back that they were in the process of redoing the switch.

Maybe the new Whites design?

Jeff

Originally Posted by Midknight View post
I still haven't heard of anyone using a Nokta. Would be cool to give it a try sometime though. HH and GL
Reply With Quote


  #38  
Old 01-21-2014, 08:44 AM
basstrackerman's Avatar
basstrackerman basstrackerman is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: OHIO
Posts: 677
Default Whites pinpointer

The whites new pinpointer is deeper by a couple inches over the gpp on a quarter. Its an inch longer overall. You can push it hard down into the soil with no falsing its has several modes and feels very solid.

__________________
BILL....doing this since 1978

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #39  
Old 01-21-2014, 01:17 PM
sumrtym's Avatar
sumrtym sumrtym is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 169
Default

Originally Posted by Jeff in Georgia View post
Nokta also sells them on EBay. Sent them an Email that I had concerns about their switch design. It was a slide type switch. Was concerned about dirt and moisture getting into it.

They wrote back that they were in the process of redoing the switch.

Maybe the new Whites design?

Jeff
Definitely NOT. White's did the design from scratch. Other than shape (just like the GPP and Minelab pinpointer), the similarities end.
Reply With Quote


  #40  
Old 01-21-2014, 03:02 PM
Martin_V3i's Avatar
Martin_V3i Martin_V3i is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North DFW, TX
Posts: 3,099
Default

Originally Posted by basstrackerman View post
The whites new pinpointer is deeper by a couple inches over the gpp on a quarter. Its an inch longer overall. You can push it hard down into the soil with no falsing its has several modes and feels very solid.
So you are saying the new TRX doubles the depth ability of the GPP then, and that's in the ground, not air test. The Minelab showed good range numbers in air too but failed in ground tests.

As long as the new Whites PPr gets a solid 3 inches in the ground and is stable, I will get one. 3.5" or four inches would be better though. I will believe it when I see it though.
Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*Updated*Sent used DFX to Whites for service metalwrkr All About Detectors 6 01-31-2014 04:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.