The DX300 has been designed to utilise the same housing as the familiar AQUAPULSE (AQ1B) range of metal detectors. The system comprises a robust DX300 electronic module together with an RX200 (80cm (32") length) detection probe, a slim Bonephone (or optionally Underwater Headphones) and a universal mains charger. Connections are made to the control unit with the same robust underwater Ikelite connectors as the AQ1B range.
The mains charger, Bonephone & Headphones are identical to those supplied with the AQ1B family, this allows existing AQ1B owners to utilise these items on a crossover basis. An internal NiMH battery pack gives a minimum of 12 hours operation when fully charged and can be readily topped up at any time without the drawback of “memory” effects.
The RX200 probe utilises a pair of high sensitivity Fluxgate magnetic sensors with a 600mm (approx 2ft) spacing, these are built into a robust GRP housing together with a pre-conditioning combiner circuit. A two metre polyurethane sheathed cable couples the probe to the control unit via an Ikelite connector. One of 4 sensitivity modes can be selected, this allows the system to be progressively de-sensitised as a target is investigated. The audible output can be preset to be silent or at a low frequency such that a minor change in pitch can be observed, this is how the presence of metallic items is determined. The proportional nature of the audio response allows the object to be accurately pinpointed or tracked as in the case of a pipe or cable. The nature of a response can also be helpful in determining the way a buried object is laying – such as an anchor or cannon.
The RX200 probe is also available with longer cable lengths, up to 100m; this allows the system to be used from the surface for towed or drop down and drift applications.
PIPE TRACKER - This system can be used to locate and follow ferrous sub sea pipes down to burial depths of several meters.
CABLE TRACKER - As per pipe tracker above.
UXO DETECTOR- The DX-300 has been successfully used on numerous contracts to locate unexploded ordinance (UXO).
SALVAGE & ARCHAEOLOGY - An invaluable tool to locate all buried ferrous material down to burial depths of several metres.
POLICE SEARCH TEAMS - Ideal for a range of applications including locating discarded weapons and homing in on targets in very low viz such as submerged vehicles. The DX300 will pinpoint a vehicle in 10 metres depth from the surface prior to diving to confirm.
MATERIALS & DIMENSIONS:
Housing material: Machined uPVC
Housing Dia: 110mm
Overall length: 190mm
Transit case: 18cm x 43cm x 101cm
Probe housing: GRP
Probe Dia: 25mm
Probe Length: 750mm
Construction: Twin core + shield
Diameter: 6.0 mm
Length: 2m (approx 6ft)
Power: Internal Rechargeable NiMH battery
Charger: Universal 100-250v AC
Charge time (from fully discharged): 12Hrs
Power: On/Off – Incorporated with Sensitivity
Sensitivity Switch: Off/ Low/Med/High
Set Audio: Multi-turn control
Control Unit: 1.4Kg
Probe & 2 metre cable: 0.7Kg
Professional system in transit case:15 Kg