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Frequently Asked Questions

Can your detectors be used underwater?
Yes! The Vibra-Probe 580, Vibra-Quatic 2 and the Vibra-Tector 730 have all been designed to work underwater to depths of 100 feet.

What's the advantage of these detectors if I don't water hunt?
All of our detectors are waterproof. As such, when covered in dirt or mud they can be completely submersed for cleaning. Also, because all our detectors use Pulse Induction (PI) technology, they are not affected by salt water or black sand.

Why choose your detectors over others on the market?
For the following reasons:
  • Pulse Induction. This technology allows hunting in salt water or black sand.
  • Fully automatic. No buttons to push or knobs to turn.
  • Built tough. Our pinpointers are strong enough to really probe the soil without breaking.
  • Water-proof. Easy to clean and can operate underwater to a depth of 100 feet.
  • No loud buzzers! Our detectors alert only you that you've found a target.
  • Indicates distance to the target; Does this by increasing the number of pulses of vibration as you get closer to the target.
What is a Pinpointer metal detector?
A pinpointer metal detector is a miniature version of your primary detector that is small enough to fit in any hole or crevice you are searching.

Why do I need a Pinpointer?
You don't have to spend 5 minutes (or more) retrieving a target. You don't have to dig a larger then necessary hole for a target that is near the surface. You don't have to walk away from a possible valuable find because it took too long to retrieve it. You will be amazed how your recovery time is reduced.

Can your Pinpointers be used for gold hunting?
Yes, Vibra-Probe 580 and Vibra-Quatic 2 will detect a gold nugget that is about 7 grain or larger. It is used by many gold hunters. They also find it useful for locating junk targets quickly allowing them to move on to the real target.

What's the difference between the Vibra-Probe 580 and the older models?
The 580 retains all the advanced features of the Vibra-Probe which include: Communication by Vibration; Rugged construction; Tip-only Detection; High Sensitivity; Extended Battery Life; One Minute Auto-off Battery Saver; and now new Manual-off! This feature allows you to quickly turn your Vibra-Probe off by simply pointing the probe up after use. In addition, the new 580 is rated underwater to a depth of 100 feet.

At what distance will your detectors detect a target?
The detection depths for each model have been optimized to help the user quickly find the target. Detection depth will depend on target size, type and environment. In general, the Vibra-Probe will detect a coin sized target up to 2 inches, the Vibra-Quatic up to 2.5 inches and the Vibra-Tector at 3 inches. All three models will detect much deeper on larger objects. Since they do not detect from the sides, as other models do, they 'really' pinpoint the target. As you get closer to the target the number of pulses of vibration will increase telling you how close the target is from the tip.

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