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Whites XLT thinking - yes again

June 24, 2020 11:26PM
Old love never gone (probably most popular Monte saying)

Monte, what is main difference (on outer sight) between XLT e-series and earlier 'rainbow' version?

Is it rainbow painting on earlier XLT coils only?

I read Steve Herschbach post where he say that: "It was cosmetically refashioned as the XLT E-Series in 2001 and finally discontinued in 2010."

Only cosmetically refashioned, or there was some real improvements with e-series?

XLT was/is really one of the greatest and most accomplished Whites developments in metal detector field ...
but, but , but ... don't you consider still a bit to heavy for our challenging veteran backbone'?

From my point of view, if it was hip-mount design, then ......

In case of XLT malfunction, one of most probably issues could be oxidized contacts
on micro controller MC68HC711E9 sockets.

Carefully take it out and cleaning, using Electronic contacts cleaning spray, helps in
such cases. After cleaning take it carefully back, of course.

All this without battery inserted (we even need to wait 10 minutes after rejecting batteries,
till all electrolytes are empty).

Funny things, there are still available genuine Whites
Hip-mount kits for XLT on ebay:


Another cheap hipmount solution:


Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 06/25/2020 04:05AM by Monte.
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Whites XLT thinking - yes again

WM6 82 June 24, 2020 11:26PM

WM6 ... A reply for you and anyone curious. ... Monte and the XLT.

Monte 56 June 25, 2020 05:31AM

I'll be getting my 35th XLT shortly. -- (Updted to correct what I forgot to add.)

Monte 44 June 27, 2020 04:40AM

I'll be getting my 35th XLT shortly.

D&P-OR 45 June 27, 2020 09:08AM

Del, that might apaply if I was hunting grassu urban parks, however - - - -

Monte 26 June 27, 2020 07:29PM

Etrac, CTX3030 | XLT

UtahRich 32 June 27, 2020 07:02PM

When it comes to the Etrac / CTX-3030 Vs XLT ... You're quite correct, Rich.

Monte 24 June 28, 2020 02:00AM

Re: Etrac, CTX3030 | XLT

D&P-OR 22 June 27, 2020 09:45PM

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