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Buyers Guide: Minelab Equinox Accessories

We know there are a lot of Minelab Equinox fans in the metal detecting world. I am one of them, I have been swinging an Equinox for over a year and the machine does great in almost all kinds of conditions and is my go-to detector. The stock machine is just fine but there are some accessories you can add to suit your needs better. There are a lot of excellent and not-so-excellent accessories some from Minelab and some aftermarket. To avoid buyer’s remorse we have put together a list of accessories that I or my friends with Equinox 600 or 800 machines love.

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Minelab Equinox EQX 06 Double-D 6 inch Smart Coil

For those who detect in trashy areas, this is a must-have coil. One reviewer said “The separation of this coil is phenomenal. Just when you thought a place has been hunted out, the targets start coming again.” Comes with a skid plate and mounting hardware.
See current price on Amazon or Kellyco Metal Detectors

Minelab Equinox EQX 15 Double-D 15 inch Smart Coil

Great for improved wide ground coverage and finding deep targets. For those with elbow or shoulder issues note it is heavier than the stock coil especially beach hunting when it gets wet and has sand on it. Using a weight counterbalance at the end of your shaft and or shoulder support is smart with this coil. See current price on Amazon or Kellyco Metal Detectors

Minelab Waterproof Headphones

If you are thinking of getting into underwater detecting, or even wading in the water detecting or detect in the rain, wired waterproof headphones are a must. The wireless headphones that come with the Equinox 800 loose signals underwater and you need waterproof headphones if you submerge the Equinox control head there for you need wired ones.
See current price on Amazon or Kellyco Metal Detectors

DetectorPro Gray Ghost Underwater Amphibian II Headphones

Designed for both land and underwater detecting, exclusively for Minelab Equinox 600 and 800 detectors designed with a waterproof “sound box” to protect the piezo and internal connections, as well as a sound-dampening muff design that eliminates ambient noise up to 24 decibels. The headset is lined with soft padding to ensure a snug fit headphone are 100% waterproof and are rated to a minimum of 30 feet (9.14 m).
Purchase from DetectorPro.com

Custom Carbon Fiber Shaft by Steve Detector Rods

If you have shoulder or elbow problems or are tall or short or need a shaft that collapses to a specific size. Steve of Steve Detector Rods can make that carbon fiber rod and even make it in a specific color. One of the only rods on the market for the Equinox that has an interchangeable custom counterweight. Made with marine-grade stainless steel fittings his rods are great for beach hunters who need to worry about sea salt corrosion.
Purchase from Steve Detector Rods

Qweegle™ Double Adjustment Point Bungee

Detectorist get shoulder and elbow injuries, it’s just what happens with repetitive swinging with the excitement of finding you next cool find. The Qweegle™ Double Adjustment Point Bungee help take the weight loud off your shoulder and elbow making for a lighter feel and easier swing. Those of my friends who have the Qweegle™ Double Adjustment Point Bungee and like it says that it is important to keep on adjusting it just right for your swing. It takes some adjustments but when adjusted correctly your shoulder and elbow will thank you.
Purchase from Doc’s Detecting

Minelab Equinox Charge Port Protector

Minelab Equinox Sure Grip 600 & 800

Looking to modify your grip handle, do you get frustrated at the screen getting dirty from mud or rain running down the grip onto your hands or your hands slipping up towards the screen? If so the SureGrip could be your answer. It is a simple little gizmo but some love it especially if they detect in raining, storm, or muddy conditions. 
Purchase from Equinoxbits.com

Minelab Equinox Charge Port Protector for 600 & 800

The same people who make the SureGrip also have a nifty little cover for your charging port to keep it from collecting debris and corrosion. Comes in black or red. inexpensive and worth using if you are beach, relic, or gold nugget hunting in muddy, snow, or rainy conditions.
Purchase from Equinoxbits.com

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

If Steve Detector Rods custom collapsible rod isn’t ideal, look at the Fold-and-Go Kit. It is excellent for relic or nugget hunters who need to hike into areas to detect or simply any detectorist who has a small car. The Fold and Go makes the Equinox easily fit the machine into a small car or backpack without breaking it apart. Detecting holiday? Fold and pack in your suitcase, pack clothes around the detector for added padding.
Purchase from eBay

Andy Sabisch The Minelab Equinox 600 800 Metal Detector Handbook

Known as the best supplement guide for Equinox Detector Andy Sabisch Hand Book, because it goes beyond the Equinox stock manual and breaks down hard to figure out areas such as how to pinpoint with the Equinox or do custom programs that work for your soil conditions.
Purchase from Amazon

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