Anyone travelling to detect with the Equinox should bring the following:
1/ A very light emery cloth. (A pencil eraser has also been suggested to me although I’ve not tried this).
2/ A good quality contact spray.
When I went to charge my machine–there was no green charge light. I’ve also had the problem of it not completing properly–ie. light continues to flash. Look for the following:
1/ Iron filings on the magnetic contacts interfering with the charge. These can be on either side–machine or cable.
2/ Green ferrigris on one or more of the charge points. I sprayed this with an “okay” points cleaner and hit it with a wire brush–still no charge light. It was only when I actually sanded the points with the emery cloth and hit it with some “Deoxit Gold” that it began to charge.
Especially when you have hunted in salt water–these points develop a film of oxidization on them–completely blocking any current flow.
My CTX coils do the same thing–looks dead until you get some spray on it.