Detectors Products VMH3CS – Compact Metal Detector

VMH3CS – Compact Metal Detector

Metal Detector for Mine Clearing Projects

  • Optimized ergonomics for long-term operation in military demining and humanitarian mine clearance
  • High sensitivity for high-efficiency soil compensation
  • Easily noticeable metal alarm indication (audio/visual/vibration)
  • Pinpoint button for a higher degree of location detection accuracy

The VMH3CS metal detector has been developed especially for professional mine clearance as part of military and humanitarian assignments. It has been proven to be a highly reliable and mechanically rugged tool for a wide variety of tasks around the globe. This is especially true of use in highly lateritic soils.

Its mechanical design guarantees low-fatigue work, even during assignments lasting several hours.

Suitable for following searches ...

Mines :  Suited for mine detection. Thanks to maximum sensitivity, also responds to mines with low metal content.
UXO* :  Suited for searching for all types of metal (e. g. grenades, submunitions, etc.) near the surface.

* Partially restricted

  • Technical Data


    Active search coils
    Oval 30.8 x 17 cm (12.12 x 6.70 ")
    Stick probe

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED)/audio/vibration
    4 m (1 h at 20 °C)

    Backpack* – Standard
    55 x 28 x 15 cm (21.65 x 11.02 x 5.90 ")

    55.5 x 35 x 23 cm (21.85 x 13.78 x 9.05 ")

    *Tolerance ± 3 %

    Ambient conditions

    In accordance with MIL-STD-810F
    (501.4-I, II, 502.4-I, II, 503.4-I, 506.4-III, 512.4-II, 514.5C-I, CIII, 516.5-IV)


    Detector with/without standard battery*
    2.5 kg (5.57 lbs) / 2.1 kg (4.65 lbs)

    Basic package* – Detector in backpack including standard scope of delivery
    3.4 kg (7.5 lbs)

    Basic package in case*
    9.0 kg (18.85 lbs)

    *Tolerance ± 10 %

    Disposable/rechargeable battery

    3 x Mono LR20 1.5 V alkaline battery – Standard
    3 x Mono HR20 1.2 V NiMH rechargeable battery

    Disposable/rechargeable battery operating time

    Alkaline batteries: About 25 h*
    NiMH rechargeable batteries (10,000 mAh): About 28 h*

    *Ambient temperature of about 20 °C, LR20: Varta Industrial, HR20: NiMH rechargeable batteries.

    Subject to changes that serve technical progress.
  • Scope of Delivery

    Basic package | Item No. 2002360411

    Metal Detector VMH3CS with oval search coil, Backpack, Test piece, 3 x Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR 20, Operation manual, Field manual, Backpack packing sketch

  • Parts/Accessories

    • Backpack VMH3CS Art.-Nr. 8902360007 For storage and transport of the detector
    • Case VMH3CS Art.-Nr. 2802360101 Rugged case for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm Art.-Nr. 2902360111 Detektion von UXO
    • Carrying bag for UXO search coil VS60, Ø 60 cm, olive Art.-Nr. 8702360002 For storage of UXO search coil VS60, Ø 60 cm
    • Universal case for VMH3CS with UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm Art.-Nr. 2802360102 For storage of VMH3CS and UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm
    • Cover for search coil, oval Art.-Nr. 8902293002 Additional protection cover for the standard search coil, oval
    • Stick probe VMH3S Art.-Nr. 2802360002 Enables the detection in dense vegetation
    • Test piece Art.-Nr. 2909990733 For testing the sensitivity of the metal detection capabiltities
    • Headset VMC1/VMH3CS/VMXC1-1 Art.-Nr. 2909990571 Lightweight headset for use in a noisy environment
    • Headset adapter 6 Pole Art.-Nr. 2909990751 Enables the connection of a standard headset with a 3.5 mm jack socket to the detector
    • External battery charger 100-240V/50-60Hz, 12V Art.-Nr. 5900001010 Compact external battery charger for charging NiMH-reachargeable batteries
    • Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20 Art.-Nr. 5910001006 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, 3 ea. Art.-Nr. 5910001006S3 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Rechargable battery NiMH 1,2 V Mono HR20/10.000 mAh Art.-Nr. 5920001006 Rechargeable batteries for long operations
    • Rechargable battery NiMH 1,2 V Mono HR20/10.000 mAh, 3 ea. Art.-Nr. 5920001006S3 Rechargeable batteries for long operations
    • Operation manual VMH3CS Art.-Nr. 2902360406 Detailed operation information
    • Field manual VMH3CS Art.-Nr. 2902360407 Extremley compact operation information
    • Backpack packing sketch VMH3CS Art.-Nr. 2902360408 Illustration of the backpack scope of delivery

Service and contact

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