Anfibio Target ID
TARGET ID is the number produced by the metal detector based on the conductivity of the metals and gives an idea to the user about what the target may be. Target ID is shown with two digits on the display and ranges between 00-99.
NOTE: Keep in mind, large targets will ID higher than expected, even though they may be of lower conductance.
In some cases, the device may produce multiple IDs for the same target. In other words, the IDs may be jumpy. This may result from several factors. Target orientation, depth, purity of the metal, corrosion, mineralization level of the soil etc. Even the direction of the search coil swing may cause the device to generate multiple IDs.
In some cases, the device may fail to provide any ID. The device needs to receive a strong and a clear signal from the target in order to provide an ID. Therefore, it may not be able to provide an ID for targets at fringe depths or smaller targets even if the device detects them.
Keep in mind that target IDs are “probable”, in other words, estimated values and it would not be possible to know the properties of a buried object exactly until it is dug out.
IDs of non-ferrous metals such as copper, silver, aluminum and lead are high. Target ID range of gold is wide and may fall within the same range of metal wastes such as iron, foil, screw caps, and pull tabs. Therefore, if you are looking for gold targets, digging out some trash metals is expected.
On the Anfibio Multi, when the operating frequency is changed (5kHz/14kHz/20kHz), the Target ID will change as well. This represents the “Standard” ID scaling of the device. Anfibio Multi / Anfibio 14 and Anfibio 19 utilize 2 different ID scales. In the Anfibio Multi and Anfibio 14 models, the ferrous range is 00-15 and in the Anfibio 19 the ferrous range is 00-40 at factory defaults. In addition, when the operating frequency (5kHz/14kHz/20kHz) is changed in the Anfibio Multi model, the Target ID will change as well. This represents the “Standard” ID scaling of the device.
IMPORTANT! At start up, Anfibio Multi will utilize the “Normalized” ID scale and not the Standard ID scale. In other words, the IDs will not change upon frequency change and the device will generate the 14kHz IDs in each frequency. However, based on ground conditions IDs may vary for certain metals.
If you prefer to see the different IDs produced by each frequency, you need use the “Standard” ID scale. To switch to the standard IDs, while the device is on, push the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons at the same time. Letters “Sd” will appear on the screen. If you wish to revert back to the normalized IDs, repeat the same process and letters “no” will appear on the screen.
The table showing the probable IDs for the Anfibio and the multi Anfibio models is placed at the back of this manual. You can easily detach the page and carry it with you during your searches.
Coins searched throughout the world are made of different metals and in different sizes in different geographical locations and historical eras. Therefore, in order to learn the Target IDs of the coins in a specific zone, it is suggested to perform a test with the samples of such coins, if possible.
“It may take some time and experience to make best use of the Target ID feature in your search area. Different brands and models of detectors produce different target ID numbers. The numbers vary even more depending on target depth, ground mineralization, and adjacent metals. But after some practice, you will quickly become comfortable with the meanings of the Anfibio’s Target IDs.”