Detectors Products VMW1 – Compact Metal Detector

VMW1 – Compact Metal Detector

Compact Metal Detector for Underwater Use down to 30 m

  • Detection in water and on land
  • Depth down to 30 m
  • Extremely compact design and low weight
  • High sensitivity
  • Highly efficient soil compensation
  • Easily noticeable alarm indication (audio/visual)

The VMW1 is a foldable metal detector for use in water and on land.

All components are designed to work together underwater, guaranteeing detection reliability for search tasks down to depths of 30 m.

The extremely compact size and low weight of the VMW1 simplify transport substantially. It folds out completely and is ready for use in just a few steps.

Its intuitive operating elements also ensure excellent ease of use. This makes it a reliable tool for mine detection.

Suitable for following searches ...

Mines :  Suited for mine detection. Thanks to maximum sensitivity, also responds to mines with low metal content.
Underwater :  Optimally suited for diving operations in water down to 30 m of depth. Including in salt water.
  • Technical Data


    Active search coil
    32.9 x 13.9 cm (12.95 x 5.47")

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED) / Audio
    30 m

    41 x 32 x 17 cm (16.14 x 12.59 x 6.69 ")

    *Tolerance ± 3 %

    Ambient conditions

    In accordance with MIL-STD-810F
    (F501.4-I, II, F502.4-I, II, F503.4-I, F506.4-III, F512.4-II, F516.5-IV)


    Detector with/without standard battery*
    2,7 kg (5,95 lbs) / 2,5 kg (5,51 lbs)

    Detector with standard battery in water*
    0,9 kg (1,98 lbs)

    Basic package* – Detector in case including standard scope of delivery
    5,4 kg (11,90 lbs)

    *Tolerance ± 10 %

    Disposable/rechargeable battery

    3 x Baby LR14 1.5 V alkaline battery – Standard
    3 x Baby HR14 1.2 V NiMH rechargeable battery

    Disposable/rechargeable battery operating time

    Alkaline batteries: About 9 h*
    NiMH rechargeable batteries (4,500 mAh): About 10 h*

    *Ambient temperature of about 20 °C, LR14: Varta Industrial, HR14: NiMH rechargeable batteries.

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

    Basic package | Item No. 2002520010

    Metal Detector VMW1, Hard case, Headset, Carrying strap, Arm strap, Test piece, Dummy connector headset, 3 x Alkaline battery 1.5 V Baby LR14, Operation manual, Field manual

  • Parts/Accessories

    • Carrying bag VMC1/VMW1 Art.-Nr. 8902310030 For storage and transport of the detector
    • Case VMW1 Art.-Nr. 2802520001 Rugged case for storage and safe transport (without backpack) of the detector
    • Test piece Art.-Nr. 2902310044 For testing the sensitivity of the metal detection capabiltities
    • Headset VMW1 Art.-Nr. 2902520016 Lightweight headset for the under water use
    • Loudspeaker land VMW1 Art.-Nr. 2902520025 Extremely compact loudspeaker for the easily noticeable acoustical metal alarm indication on land
    • Dummy connector VMW1 Art.-Nr. 8902520051 Dummy conncector to protect the headset output against dirt and dust
    • Arm strap VMW1 Art.-Nr. 2902520024 Arm strap for an improved hold of the dectector in operation
    • Carrying strap VMW1 Art.-Nr. 8709990003 For a more comfortable detector operation
    • Alkaline battery 1.5 V LR14 Art.-Nr. 5910001002 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Alkaline battery 1.5 V LR14, 3 ea. Art.-Nr. 5910001002S3 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Field manual VMW1 Art.-Nr. 2902520022 Extremley compact operation information
    • Operation manual VMW1 Art.-Nr. 2902520021 Detailed operation information

Service and contact

Hotline: +49 7121 9855-0