New Garrett metal detector owners can struggle to learn how to read the target IDs on their Ace 400 metal detectors. To help out, we’ve created this guide on how to read target ID numbers on your Garrett Ace 400 metal detector and what each number represents.
The Basics of Target ID
The target ID system provides an easier way for the user to identify targets that have been detected. You will find these types of targets in the ground such as coins, jewelry, and relics. The target ID features are designed so that they can be used quickly and easily while detecting with a metal detector.
Target IDs start with the letter T which stands for the target. Next comes either a letter or number that designates what type of metal is being detected. For example, if you are detecting iron targets then your T would start with an I. If you were detecting copper targets then your T would start with a C and so on.
Garrett Ace 400 Target Id Numbers are determined by a scale. There are seven numbers that range from one through ten. The number one represents the smallest, lightest items and ten represents the heaviest and most valuable items.
The number seven is in the middle of the scale, with six being slightly smaller than seven and nine being slightly larger than seven.
The first number tells you the size of the object. This will be a three, four, or five. The larger the object is, the higher this number will be. For example, if you’re looking for coins and find some old nails, your target ID number may read 3. If you’ve found coins and are looking for gold jewelry, your target ID number may read 5.
The second number is more difficult to decipher but it tells you what type of metal you are searching for. This will be a one or two. A 1 means that this is not a metal and A 2 means that this is an iron-based metal.
Metal detecting can be a lot of fun and it can also be an excellent hobby. However, you’re not going to want to invest in a detector that doesn’t work as well as you would hope.
That’s why it’s important for you to read the target ID numbers on your Garrett Ace 400 metal detector so that you know what kind of targets it will find.
Knowing the different target ID numbers will help ensure that you’re getting the best quality device for your money!