Garrett ACE 200i Instructions

This is the Garrett ACE 200i Instructions a powerful entry-level metal detector that is both very affordable and very simple to learn. The ace 200 I includes digital target ID with the large 0 to 99 scale for more target information, 3 preset search modes, a coin depth indicator, a six and a half by

This is the Garrett ACE 200i Instructions a powerful entry-level metal detector that is both very affordable and very simple to learn.

The ace 200 I includes digital target ID with the large 0 to 99 scale for more target information, 3 preset search modes, a coin depth indicator, a six and a half by 9 inch pro format search coil that can be fully submerged while searching, camlocks for increased stem stability and sharp responsive pulse width modulation audio.

To power on the sector simply press the power button, to power off simply press the power button again. To restore your detector to factory default settings simply press and hold the power button.

After about five seconds you’ll hear a double beep and you’ll notice that it has switched into coins mode which is your factory default


When your ace batteries become weak this low battery indicator will switch on. You’ll still maintain full performance but this symbol means that it’s time to replace your batteries soon.

Your ace 200 I is always going to indicate all targets that you encounter in the field so it’s important that you understand target ID.

Let’s take a look at that. The H 200 eyes target ID includes this target ID. The legend at the top this lower scale indicates your

current discrimination pattern or what targets your detector will sound on.

Anytime your detector locates a metal object a target ID cursor will appear on this upper scale. If the target ID cursor appears above a segment that is not active because of the mode you’re using, the detector will remain silent.

Each target will show with a more precise digital target ID, assigning a value between 0 and 99 ferrous or iron items will indicate more toward the left side of your target ID legend and it will show as lower numbers.

Non-ferrous targets thicker targets and targets with higher conductivity are going to display more towards the right with higher target ID numbers. When a target is encountered you’ll also notice that it’s depth is indicated in 5 centimeter increments.

This depth indicator is calibrated for coin sized items, be aware that metal items that are very tiny, much smaller than a coin, may actually be sitting shallower than what they show and the other way around.

Items that are very large, much larger than a coin may actually be deeper in the ground than what they indicate on the screen. So keep in mind that the depth indicator is based on coin sized objects.

Also for your


digital target ID it’s important to take note that you want to get your target centered. You get it pinpointed as best you can. If you got your target very well centered and you keep your coil swing very level and very flat above the target you’re going to get a more precise target ID.

The ace 200 I makes three distinctive tones based on a metals conductivity. I’ve got three targets on the ground here so let’s go over these and listen to these three different tones. For a low tone target I’ve got this steel washer and low tone is going to be anything with a digital target ID reading from zero to 20 so that’s your low tone.

For mid tone I’ve got this piece of foil, mid tone is gonna be anything with a digital reading from 21 to 40, there’s the mid tone. Then high tone is going to be anything with a reading of 41 or higher, so that’s your high tone or your bell tone there now.


Let’s take a look at the different discrimination patterns or search modes available on the ace 200. I push the mode button to select between three preset discrim patterns and zero discs. Nothing is notched all five of the top row pixels are active use this mode.

When a target signal is inconsistent or when you don’t know exactly what type of metal you’re looking for, jewelry mode ignores most iron trash but finds rings watches bracelets and other types of jewelry.

Coins is designed to find all coins and eliminate common trash like foil iron and pull tabs but be aware that some small jewelry that reads the same as foil could be ignored by this pattern.


There are four levels of sensitivity. Increase sensitivity when you’re looking for a very small item or a very deep item, decrease sensitivity when the detector is behaving erratically due to excessive metallic trash or highly mineralized grounds.


It’s time to begi


n searching with your ace detector. If you’re new to metal detecting try hunting in areas with Sandy and loose soil or maybe even a playground lot to make it easier to learn how to use your detector.

To pinpoint and dig targets, keep the coil close to the soil at all times and swing it very level for the best results. Walk slowly in a straight line swinging  the search coil side-to-side at a rate of about one meter per second.

Overlap the coil by half its length over each search area, when you find a target it’s very important to pinpoint as best you can. This will help you recover your target faster and to dig a smaller hole.

Draw an imaginary X on the ground with a search coil at the place where the maximum sound occurs. Many veteran treasure hunters will scan back and forth over the suspected target area and then move to the side.

In order to scan again in a perpendicular fashion over the same area, dig your recovery hole at the cross point of your imaginary X.

Always make as sm


all a hole as possible and always fill in your dig area completely. To better understand your ace 200 I it’s recommended to do some bench tests.

You want to get an area where the detector can lay very level have the coil straight up, like this and away from any metallic objects.


I’ve got it set in the zero disk mode and I’ve got a variety of targets here so we can hear low tone mid tone and high tone. You can also see the digital target ID numbers that come up with these.

Be aware though if you’re used to seeing digital target ID or VDI numbers on other machines. What you see on the h200 I may look different, you may see some different readings on certain targets.

Different machines are going to act differently so be aware of that and that’s the point of testing and learning the machine you’re going to hunt with.

So let’s start wi


th some low numbers. This is iron, this is a little washer, low numbers low tone sound. I have a nail here and if I change the orientation of the nail to the coil notice, I’ve got fairly consistent low numbers.

As I go this direction with it they start jumping around a little more, that’s the orientation of targets, especially with iron, so that’s an important thing to note.

As you’re testing, here’s a piece of foil got a mid tone sound up in the high 20s on the numbers, small gold ring now we’ve jumped into a high tone sound in the mid 40s, a pull-tab from a drink can that one’s hitting up in the high 50s again.

All high tone sounds, small silver coin, getting up into the 80s on the numbers, there’s a larger thicker silver coin, jumps up higher toward the high end of the 80s.

Now after you’ve done some air testing with targets on your bench  it’s good to take them and bury them so what you want to do is create a test plot by clearing out the dirt, get all metal and trash out of there that could cause a reading and then bury some of these same targets.

Put them flat, put them at different depths and even change the orientation to have some of them standing up then go back over them again and see how they read.

The more you learn from bench testing the more you know. In the air, also in the ground the more you’re going to understand your machine and the better you’re going to do when you get out there digging

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