Equinox 800 Accessories: The Best Gear to Keep You Going

If you’re like most people, you probably enjoy the great outdoors. There’s nothing like escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and spending some time in nature. One of the best methods to do that is by exploring with a metal detector! And if you’re using a Minelab Equinox 800, you need to ensure you have the right accessories. This blog post will discuss the best gear to keep you going on your next outdoor adventure!

Minelab Equinox 800

Minelab Equinox EQX 06 Double-D 6-Inch Smart Coil

This is a must-have coil for people who detect in trashy areas. A reviewer said, “The separation of this coil is incredible. Just when you thought an area has been hunted out, the targets start coming again.” The coil comes with a skid plate and mounting hardware.

Minelab Equinox EQX 15 Double-D 15-Inch Smart Coil

This coil is good for finding deep targets and covering a lot of ground. If you have elbow or shoulder issues, this coil is heavier than the stock coil, especially when wet or sandy. When using this coil, you might want to use a weight counterbalance and shoulder support.

Minelab Waterproof Headphones

If you’re thinking of getting into underwater detecting or even detecting in the water or rain, wired waterproof headphones are necessary. The low latency wireless audio headphones that come with the Equinox 800 loose signals underwater combine fast recovery speed, so you need waterproof headphones if you submerge the Equinox control head.

DetectorPro Gray Ghost Underwater Amphibian II Headphones

The headphones are designed for both land and underwater detection. The design includes a waterproof “sound box” to protect the piezo and internal connections and a sound-dampening muff design that removes ambient noise up to 24 decibels. The headset is lined with comfortable padding to ensure a snug fit, and the headphones are 100% waterproof and rated to a minimum of 30 feet (9.14 m).

Custom Carbon Fiber Shaft by Steve Detector Rods

If you’re experiencing issues with your shoulder or elbow, or if you’re tall or short, Steve of Steve Detector Rods can make a carbon fiber rod that is perfect for you. He can even make it in a specific color. His rods are also great for beach hunters who need to worry about sea salt corrosion because they are made with marine-grade stainless steel fittings.

Qweegle™ Double Adjustment Point Bungee

Detectorists often get shoulder and elbow injuries from swinging their detectors around excitedly in search of their next great find. The Qweegle™ Double Adjustment Point Bungee can help take some of the weight off your shoulder and elbow, making your swing feel lighter and more accessible. Some of my friends who have the Qweegle™ Double Adjustment Point Bungee say that it’s important to keep adjusting it to make sure it feels just what is suitable for your swing. It may take some adjustments, but your shoulder and elbow will thank you when adjusted correctly.

Minelab Equinox Sure Grip 600 & 800

If you’re looking for a way to modify your grip handle, the SureGrip could be a good option. It’s a simple little device that some people love, especially when dealing with bad weather conditions like rain or mud.

Minelab Equinox Charge Port Protector

The same company that makes the SureGrip also makes a cover for your charging port. This cover protects it from collecting debris and corrosion. It comes in black or red, is inexpensive, and is worth using if you are beach, relic, or gold nugget hunting in muddy, snow, or rainy conditions.

Deluxe Version Fold-and-Go Kit for Minelab Equinox 600 & 800 Metal Detectors

The Steve Detector Rods custom collapsible rod might not be perfect for you. You might want to look at the Fold-and-Go Kit. It is suitable for people who need to hike to find things or for people who have a small car. The Fold and Go make the Equinox easy to fit in a small car or backpack without breaking it apart. If you’re going on vacation, fold it up and pack it in your suitcase. You can even put clothes around the detector to protect it.

Andy Sabisch The Minelab Equinox 600 800 Metal Detector Handbook

The Andy Sabisch Hand Book is a great supplement guide for the Equinox Detector. It goes beyond the stock manual and breaks down hard to figure out areas such as pinpointing with the Equinox or custom programs that work for your soil conditions.

A History of Metal Detection

Metal detectors can find metal on soil using electricity. They were invented by a famous French scientist, Gustave Trouve. The Fabrian company made the first portable metal detector. People started using them when they were looking for James Garfield’s bullet after he was shot. Unfortunately, they didn’t find it. Metal detectors are now part of American society, though.

Minelab Metal Detectors

Minelab was founded in Sydney, Australia, in 2003 by a company that also had operations in South Australia and Dublin. In 1985, the company released its first metal detector, the Goldseeker 10.000. It followed up with the GT16000 in 1987. GO-FIND is currently the leading metal detector for smartphones. It is the most accurate metal detector to find coins. The Minelab metal detector is suited for beginner metal detector enthusiasts.

Metal Detecting as a Hobby

Metal detecting as a hobby was developed from traditional treasure hunting. People look for clues of the past by hovering around the detecting location. They walk slowly across the terrain wearing headphones and listening to the sounds of their instruments. Many amateurs have found treasures on the road. It is possible to get rich in this hobby, but you will discover little stuff that is not worth much money.


Low frequencies can show more detail on large targets, while higher frequencies are more accurate when detecting small targets. EQUINOX is a multi-band frequency control solution that provides the best results. The EQUINOX 600 has no single-frequency VLF detectors. The MultiIQ frequency range shown is valid with the EQUINOX 800 as well. The graphs are indicative. Actual sensitive levels vary by target ID types, size of target ground conditions, and advanced detection settings.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Equinox 800 Accessories

Is the EQUINOX 800 good for gold?

The Equinox is an excellent detector for finding small gold nuggets. It is better at finding smaller nuggets than other popular detectors. With double D smart coil, It also goes deeper than other detectors; it is excellent for finding smaller nuggets with the right detect mode.

Which is better Equinox 600 or 800?

Gold prospecting is among the main differences between the 600 and 800 detectors. The Equinox 600 is a powerful detector that is also affordable. The Equinox 800 offers an extra degree of control that more advanced detectorists might appreciate.

Do batteries get detected in metal detectors?

A metal detector can detect almost any metal. This includes pieces of metal 1 inch in diameter or smaller and halves of metals less than 1 inch in diameter. Many lithium-ion batteries have aluminum and copper in them and steel cans around the outside.

How long does a 9V battery last in a metal detector?

Li-ion batteries have a nominal voltage of 3.6V and 3.7V. This means that the battery will work well and not be damaged if charged at these voltages. There are two target types of rechargeable nine-volt batteries: NiMH and Lithium-ion. Lithium-ion batteries have double the capacity of NiMH batteries meaning they last for about 7 to 7.5 hours.

Are Minelab metal detectors waterproof?

The Minelab Excalibur II metal detector is an excellent tool for finding treasure. It is waterproof down to 60m and has good discrimination, which means you can find a treasure hidden underwater.

What’s the difference between an Equinox 600 and 800?

The Equinox 600 can be controlled by three frequency bands: 5 kHz, 10 kHz, or 15 kHz. It also offers two additional high frequencies simultaneously variants: 50 kHz and 50 kHz. You can use it in all two detector types; the 600 still uses all multi freq ranges for multi IQ technology processing.

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