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Where are all the Equinoxes leaking at?

Posted by Kickindirt 
Where are all the Equinoxes leaking at?
July 27, 2021 05:12AM
Has minelab said? Just curious if is anything I can do to prevent it? Besides not take it in the water lol. Seems like would be a easy solution but maybe not.
Re: Where are all the Equinoxes leaking at?
July 27, 2021 11:21PM
Kickindirt Wrote:
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> Has minelab said? Just curious if is anything I ca
> n do to prevent it? Besides not take it in the wat
> er lol. Seems like would be a easy solution but ma
> ybe not.


According to the rep that I spoke to because mine had flooded, the 0-rings, the screw area that holds the battery door shut and he said a big issue was the one way bleeder valve. Apparently they weren't glued into place properly. Gigmaster's leaked at the battery charging area, there were stress cracks all around the charging port. I haven't spoken to Minelab about where exactly mine leaked, but, my new pod is finally on it's way back.

He also said improvements have been made on the newer units and the failure rate is down dramatically on the new pods.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2021 11:23PM by Dan(NM).
Re: Where are all the Equinoxes leaking at?
July 27, 2021 11:56PM
Re: Where are all the Equinoxes leaking at?
July 28, 2021 12:26AM
That's a good video/idea/methodology.
Re: Where are all the Equinoxes leaking at?
July 28, 2021 03:09AM
Keep it out of the water = No Leak!
Re: Where are all the Equinoxes leaking at?
July 28, 2021 03:44AM
Thanks for the info Dan. Ya I watched Gigs video and it got me thinking. When I first got one of the carbon fiber shafts long ago and saw the Eq battery setup, my first thought was HMMMM seems like that could be a weak area. Felt like I should silicone it all up after switching shafts lol. Be interesting to see what feed back everyone else has received from Minelab regarding the issue.
Re: Where are all the Equinoxes leaking at?
July 29, 2021 10:19AM
I noticed he sealed his external speaker..... something ive done for years even on my dirt machines. I never use the speaker any way. Interesting to see those bubbles location. As far as the battery compartment ive always thought heat expansion..... then cooling would pull water in at any weak point. There is a product its like a liquid plastic that cures in seconds with lazer light. Tuff as nails. Anyone that hunts in the water and has taken off the main box will see water and sand in the battery area which gets in thru the hole in the shaft where the nipple fits. As long as ML is willing to absorb the cost and we have 3 years warranty..... i see no reason not to get um wet. Mine went just before the 3 year warranty ran out...... but it was the battery and stress fractures on those screws that cause it NOT because of leaks. Mine spent a lot of time under water.
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