Metal Detector Care and Safety Basics

Metal Detector Care and Safety Basics

in Serious Detecting Blog

How do I take care of my metal detector?

  • If you apply sunscreen or insect repellant, wash your hands before handling your metal detector.
  • Use a gentle soap and or damp cloth to keep your metal detector clean. No solvents.
  • Never allow the detector to come into contact with gasoline/petrol or other petroleum-based liquids.
  • Avoid getting sand and grit in the shafts and fastenings. If sand and grit should accumulate in these parts, wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • Keep your metal detector and accessories away from sharp objects to prevent scratches and damage.
  • If the shafts do become scratched, wipe them thoroughly with a damp cloth.
  • Do not leave the detector in excessive cold or heat longer than necessary. Covering it when not in use will help protect it. Avoid leaving it in a hot vehicle.
  • Ensure the coil cable is in good condition and not subject to undue stress.
  • Take precautions when transporting or storing your metal detector. Although most metal detectors are constructed from high-quality materials and undergo many durability tests, the display screen could be prone to scratching or serious damage if not treated with due care.
  • Do not expose the detector to extreme temperature conditions. Check your user manual for exact temperatures, but generally, the storage temperature range is from -20°C to +70°C (-4°F to +122°F).
  • Do not expose accessories not listed as waterproof to liquid/moisture or excessive humidity.
  • Do not allow children to play with the detector or accessories, small parts are a choking hazard.
  • Only charge rechargeable batteries and accessories according to the instructions provided.
  • Avoid charging rechargeable batteries and accessories in extreme temperature conditions.
  • Remove batteries prior to air transportation.


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