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Falsing concerns


#1

It’s becoming a problem.
Ace (350) is starting to false a bit. I suspect its arising from where the coil lead screws into the control box.
Any thoughts anyone. Cheers i advance.


#2

Are your connections dry and nice and firmly done up making a good contact? Maybe check there’s no crap between coil and cover and also that your coil lead is not all loose and moving around near your coil. A few days in a nice warm dry place could shake some winter sniffles.
I’m sure someone will have some further ideas good luck sorting it


#3

is the ace 350 weather proof or waterproof? My thought would be something has gotten into the control box.


#5

If you have a chance try a different coil.
Coils can begin to false after a while - it can be fixed though.


#6

Cheers for the replies all.
Last few times we went out it has rained. Wondering if water has gotten into the control box.
Thinking i might loosen a few screws and sit it in the sun for a bit.

So thats my guess too Lil’Kiwi
Will check all of the above Iggy
Dont know if it can be reset Bugzy.
Dont have a spare coil Pandemic but good idea.

Let yall know how i get on.

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#7

Here’s a wee snippet from the web regarding resetting…

I also did this one other time and it worked.
According to the Ace350’s Owners Manual on page #14 to restore to factory settings, it says to hold the power button for 5 to 10 seconds (until the detector produces a fast double beep) I did this after the unit was already powered on.


#8

Interesting, will give it a try.
Dont really see what a reset could accomplish as i run wide open all metal mode.
Perhaps - im thinking - if your settings are all over the place then resetting must take it back to normal operation.
With this in mind i will adjust all the settings then try a reset.

Im working on opening up the control box - put in the sun for a bit - then put in a warm place for a bit, to let out any condensation. See if this works.

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#9

Question: What makes you think it’s the control box and not the coil?

Have you tried running the box with no coil, still scatty?
If you plug/unplug frequently it could be a broken wire at the strain relief.


#10

Thought it might be the control box as it has gotten rain on it last few outings.
If i touch the connection where the coil lead plugs into the box it starts beeping.
I very rarely unplug the lead.

The falsing isnt really bad but annoying enough to suspect something playing up.
If i can eliminate the control box then i will work on the coil. How i dont know as i dont have a spare.

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#11

Surely someone has a similar model that they could meet up with you to test?


#12

Sounds like a contact issue - broken wire or dry solder joint.


#13

My euro ace sniper coil started falsing after it got water in the coil, it was replaced under warranty.
Maybe give the whole detector a few days in the hot water cupboard with everything opened up?


#14

Yip, thats the plan Westie. Will do that and see what happens.
If that dont work i will start looking at other options mentioned here.
Prey that its not the coil.

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#15

Actually coil should be cheaper to replace, and possible to repair.


#16

Having watched you hunt, it certainly wouldn’t be through rough handling. :+1:

What’s the pin config on the 350? My ATP coil might fit to test out?


#17

Ive taken pics of the process and pin config. Will post them today.

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#18

Process of elimination. 1st step is to open up control box carefully and leave in hot water cupboard for a few days.
Although im thinking it is the coil - the likely suspect, see what happens.

Two pics here. One of the pin config (5 pin) and the other of the control box slightly opened to let out any condensation.

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#19

Sorry bud, completely different pin config to the ATP


#20

All good, stay tuned, will get to the bottom of this.
Probly cost me a new coil at the least - small price to pay for awesomeness.

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#21

May I suggest you sort it asap or at least a temporary fix before Friday if at all possible :blush: