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GB'ing BandidoIIµMax and Clock Position of Dial Indicator when "drag" is felt.

September 27, 2020 08:01PM
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Something I've been pondering for some time is described with the numbered questions down below, but first I'll reiterate the Ground Balancing instructions from the Bandido2µMax manual pages #8 and #9 for everyone's reference and I have only included the significant instructions for brevity in this post.

GROUND (On Manual Page #8):

This control adjusts the All Metal Mode sampling so that the BandidoIlµMax ignores the normal ground mineralization. Making this adjustment is often called "Ground Balancing". The knob will turn continually in either direction, although its effective use range is only 3 ¾ turns. Once you have turned the knob to the end of its use range in either direction, you should notice a slight increase in "drag" as the knob is turned. When you feel the "drag", you may immediately reverse direction to enter the effective use range for the next 3 ¾ turns.

NOTE: The GROUND control does affect both operating modes but should be adjusted in the All Metal Mode.

Ground Balancing (On Manual Pages #8 and # 9):

NOTE: No matter where you will be searching, or whether you will be operating in the All Metal Mode or Discriminate Mode, make sure the detector is properly Ground Balanced in the All Metal Mode with Auto Tune Mode first.
Start with these control settings.

•Threshold control at 12:00.
•DISC LEVEL control set to MIN.
•SENSITIVITY control set to POW OFF.
•TUNE switch set to AUTO.
•MODE switch set to ALL METAL.
•GROUND control set to the middle of its range.

o Turn it 5 complete turns counterclockwise then,
o turn it 2 complete turns clockwise and stop.

Question #1..First I'll say that for me my Bandido2µMax has very subtle felt drag, but it is detectable if I concentrate, however, I'm wondering how important it is to stop at the exact spot when drag is felt during CCW rotation, before reversing to CW direction.
Based on the above paragraph under sub-title "GROUND (On manual page #8):" and particularly the last sentence at the bottom, am I correct to conclude that once the "drag" is felt going CCW, it really doesn't matter if you happen to inadvertently over-turn the dial past the just-felt "drag" position before reversing to CW direction for 2 complete turns and stopping at an approximate mid-position, or for that matter, is it important at all how far you turn the dial after "drag" is first felt before stopping and reversing to CW direction ?

Additional related questions are listed below, by sub-numbers.
My main question in this list is #1.1.

#1.1..Is there a way to increase the dial "drag" to make it easier to feel and detect ?

#1.2..Is the drag caused by something inside the dial itself that is NOT replaceable by the consumer ?

#1.3..Or is the dial connected to another mechanism, inside the control box, that causes the drag ?

#1.4..Or perhaps is there a rubber O-ring, that's part of the dial assembly, that a consumer could rather easily replace ?

#1.5..Or if necessary, is it possible to purchase a new replacement dial in hopes of it having more "drag", or another mechanism inside the control box, either of which a consumer with the tools and ability could replace ?

Thanks for your help on this issue.

ToddB64



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/27/2020 08:24PM by ToddB64.
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GB'ing BandidoIIµMax and Clock Position of Dial Indicator when "drag" is felt.

ToddB64 384 September 27, 2020 08:01PM

I wouldn't worry about the friction drag on the ground balance control....

Hombre 326 October 10, 2020 10:59PM

Re: I wouldn't worry about the friction drag on the ground balance control....

ToddB64 248 October 12, 2020 04:55PM

ToddB64, some quick replies that might be helpful.

Monte 334 September 28, 2020 11:05AM

Re: ToddB64, some quick replies that might be helpful.

ToddB64 240 October 28, 2020 05:03PM

ToddB64, age and tiredness maybe? Or a simple typo.

Monte 219 October 29, 2020 09:23AM

Re: ToddB64, age and tiredness maybe? Or a simple typo.

ToddB64 217 October 29, 2020 11:16AM

POT references -

UtahRich 248 October 28, 2020 11:49PM

Re: POT references -

ToddB64 223 October 29, 2020 01:10AM

Re: ToddB64, some quick replies that might be helpful.

ToddB64 231 September 28, 2020 01:30PM

Re: ToddB64, some quick replies that might be helpful.

GeoW 238 September 28, 2020 09:19PM

Re: ToddB64, some quick replies that might be helpful.

ToddB64 237 October 12, 2020 06:53PM

Re: GB'ing BandidoIIµMax and Clock Position of Dial Indicator when "drag" is felt.

SvenS 247 September 28, 2020 04:40AM

Re: GB'ing BandidoIIµMax and Clock Position of Dial Indicator when "drag" is felt.

ToddB64 217 October 12, 2020 05:33PM



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