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NOTICE - Announcing AlgoForce E1500 Basic Package Version 2 and Software Update V1.1.1

Our team has been continuously working on improving the AlgoForce E1500. We have been developing new software with enhanced features to unlock its potential, and simultaneously designing a new shaft to further enhance its overall convenience and usability.

We are excited to announce that the AlgoForce E1500 Basic Package has evolved from version 1 to version 2. Equipped with the new shaft, the E1500 Basic Package version 2 includes several improvements: a fixed coil yoke, a stable middle shaft, a protected USB cable with a right-angle connector, lighter weight, increased full extension length, and the same compact length as version 1. These enhancements boost both convenience and performance. For further details about the differences between version 1 and version 2, please refer to the product page and page 7 of the user manual.

Additionally, we are releasing version 1.1.1 of our AlgoForce E1500 software. This update introduces the highly anticipated Soil Type Setting, allowing users to select between Mineralised, Mild, and Beach options to optimise detector performance in various environments. Other enhancements include increased backlight brightness, an optimised pinpoint user interface, and adjusted target ID mapping for greater consistency.

What's New in V1.1.1?

1. Introduction of Soil Type Setting

1.1 What is the Soil Type Setting?

The Soil Type Setting allows users to select the appropriate soil type for their detecting environment, optimising the detector's performance. The available soil types are Mineralised, Mild, and Beach.

1.2 Soil Type Options:

Mineralised: This option maintains the performance of previous software versions, suitable for mineralised soils.

Mild: This option utilises AlgoForce's ZeroGB technology, which disables ground balance to enhance sensitivity for nuggets, coins, and treasures of all sizes in extremely mild gold fields, parks, and fields. Users do not need to perform ground balance when using the Mild option. If the soil mineralisation indicator reads 00 or 01 when you pump the coil up and down, you can try the Mild option. However, if selecting the Mild option reduces sensitivity by 4 or more compared to the Mineralised soil type with proper ground balance, it is not suitable for the soil. In that case, please select the Mineralised soil type.

Beach: This option also uses AlgoForce's ZeroGB technology, yet aggressively rejects seawater signals and provides smooth operation on dry sand, wet sand, and even with the coil submerged in seawater. This option offers high sensitivity to coins and treasures commonly found on beaches without the need for the user to perform ground balance.

2. Additional Updates in V1.1.1

2.1 Increased Backlight Brightness: Enhanced visibility with a brighter backlight.

2.2 Optimised Pinpoint User Interface: The target ID is now displayed in a larger font for better clarity and positioned separately from the mineralisation ID to avoid confusion.

2.3 Adjusted Target ID Mapping: Improved consistency of target IDs across different detection modes, regardless of which soil type is selected.

Please follow the Software Upgrade Instructions on page 16 of the user manual to upgrade the software. You can also watch Simon's demonstration on YouTube.

IMPORTANT: After the software upgrade, it is crucial to perform a factory reset.


The AlgoForce E1500 is a pulse induction metal detector that excels at locating very small gold nuggets in often complex mineralised soils found in most goldfields. Developed by AlgoForce Pty Ltd, it harnesses patented Ultra-Fine pulse induction technology, which is capable of detecting even the tiniest of gold nuggets. This sensitivity matches that of VLF gold detectors in low mineral soils, but being a PI detector, it has a bigger advantage in highly mineralised terrains. 

Both VLF and PI metal detectors come with their own array of advantages and limitations. The choice between the two hinges on the user's specific requirements and budget. The AlgoForce E1500 bridges the gap, offering a high performance, cost effective PI alternative for users seeking a detector that combines VLF's sensitivity to small nuggets and fine jewellery, but with a Pulse Induction detectors ability to detect in mineralised soils and on beaches.


  • Patented Ultra-Fine pulse induction technology for detecting small gold nuggets
  • 3-piece Carbon Fibre shaft for compact pack down
  • Powered by any portable USB power bank (not included) 
  • Patented technology for ambient sound awareness in headphone mode
  • Wide sensitivity range
  • Stable conductive target ID (0-99) in pinpoint mode even in highly mineralised soils
  • Dual ground balanced detection channels for different sized nuggets
  • Four detection modes - Ultra-Fine, Fine, Normal, Large
  • Lightweight (820g without coil or power bank for AlgoForce E1500 Basic Package version 2)
  • Compatible with all 5-pin SD/GP/GPX series compatible mono coils*
  • Coil optimisation function, with five coil save slots 
  • Auto or Manual Frequncy Scan (Noise Cancel)
  • Auto Ground Balance reset
  • Real time scrolling signal display
  • Independant threshold, tone and volume levels
  • Adjustable Backlight
  • More than 20 hours of battery life for a common 15000mAh power bank


Dear Valued AlgoForce Customer,

We appreciate your continued interest in our products and would like to inform you that our popular AlgoForce E1500 is currently out of stock due to high demand. We understand how eager you are to get your hands on the AlgoForce E1500, and we want to ensure that you don't miss out on the opportunity to secure your unit.

We are thrilled to announce that preorders are now open, allowing you to reserve your E1500 before the next shipment arrives. To place your preorder, you can choose one of the following methods:

  1. Contact us by filling out the contact form.
  2. Contact our dealer: Phase Technical.
  3. Contact our dealer: The Propector's Depot.
  4. Contact our dealer: DETECT-ED Australia.
  5. Contact our dealer: Aussie Detectorist.
  6. Contact our dealer: The Prospectors Patch.
  7. Contact our dealer: Night Sky Secrets.

Acting promptly ensures that you'll be among the first to receive your AlgoForce E1500 when the new stock arrives. Our current lead time is approximately 4 weeks. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to fulfill your orders.

Thank you for choosing AlgoForce, and we look forward to delivering a top-notch product that lives up to your expectations.

Best regards,



The user manual and the quick start guide are both available on the Downloads page.