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 Post subject: Mine detectors
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 18:47 pm 
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Anyone managed to get a mine detector working? If so what battery s did you use? Many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Mine detectors
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 21:05 pm 
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Which type are we talking about?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 18:37 pm 
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The 1960's British No4C takes the Ever Ready PP6 or the modern equivelant. Ours is in the transit box marked up to 9 Para, any info on that unit using them would be very welcome.

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No4:a mine detectors take 67volt/1.5volts battery. The US SCR-625 takes 110 volt and two 1.5 volt batteries. The AN/PRS 1 takes two 45 volt batteries. Not sure without looking about the No:3 polish detector. No problem getting them working but it may not just be a battery problem it could the cap, resistors valves etc that have gone bad. What do you have and what are you thinking of resurrecting.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 22:17 pm 
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in my collection I have a pristine 4a detector serial no766 in wooden transit box.

I have got both the plug socket and a made up battery which is 8, 9v batteries in a conjoined link one attached to the other
but it still isn't working I'm convinced the head set and control unit works so that suggests that the valve are worn out or the search coil is gone.

can anyone help.

I also have a second no4a and a no4c, I'm looking for a no3 and a no6a so any leads will be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 22:30 pm 
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Usually capacitors go bad and need to be changed, a radio ham who is into valve radios would help.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:19 am 
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would that just effect the search coil as I know the rest works


also my 4c works but I cannot track down any proper batteries for it so if you know the please to get them they are 9v batteries.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 14:37 pm 
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This thread will help you with the battery:-

http://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=253&t=36579

Another PP6 supplier:-

http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_pp6.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Mine detectors
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 17:06 pm 
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THANKS!

this will help me a lot with my display and demonstrations in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Mine detectors
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dose anyone know what type of webbing was worn with a 4a detector

a standard 37 pattern belt but what else I'm presuming a pistol or revolver was to be carried but the pictures are a bit vague on the subject.

any help would be great!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 13:33 pm 
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Just armed with standard rifles for such troops, no? Pictures I've seen of RE mine detector usage show the chap with the detector in front wearing just his basic webbing, with a 'mate' or two following further behind, with the 'mate' carrying both his own rifle and the chaps who's doing the detecting. Not seen any pistol usage in photos.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 17:59 pm 
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thanks for the info.


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No problem.
He's a nice photo of some South African commonwealth troops doing as I described:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 22:35 pm 
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I found a picture of the 4a detector in use but the two people pictured aren't carrying any weapons

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but the man with the mine detector has a no4 bayonet and there is clearly a rifle lent up on the pillar so he may have put it down elsewhere


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