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VMW1 – Compact Metal Detector

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 in)

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED) / Audio

    IP68, 30 m


    Folded detector
    39.8 x 15 x 7 cm (15.66 x 5.9 x 2.75 in)

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

    *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)

    Ambient temperature

    -31°C – + 63°C (-24°F – +145°F)

    Storage temperature

    -51°C – +71°C (-60°F – +160°F)


    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 (6,000 mAh): About 10 h

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

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

    Basic package VMW1| 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

    • Item No. 8902310030 Carrying bag VMC1/VMW1 For storage and transport of the detector
    • Item No. 2802520001 Case VMW1 Rugged case with insert for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • Item No. 2902310044 Test piece with adjustment plate for brake screw Test piece for a functional check of the metal detector with an adjustment plate attached
    • Item No. 2902520016 Headset VMW1 Lightweight headset for the under water use
    • Item No. 2902520025 Loudspeaker land VMW1 Loudspeaker for the metal alarm indication on land
    • Item No. 8902520051 Dummy connector VMW1 Dummy conncector to protect the headset output against dirt and dust
    • Item No. 2902520024 Arm strap VMW1 Arm strap for an improved hold of the dectector in operation
    • Item No. 8709990003 Carrying strap VMW1 For comfortable detector operation
    • Item No. 2909990847 External battery charger 100-240V/50-60Hz, 12V Compact external battery charger for charging NiMH-reachargeable batteries
    • Item No. 5910001002 Alkaline battery 1.5 V baby LR14 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 5910001002S3 Alkaline battery 1.5 V baby LR14, 3 ea. Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 5920001018 Rechargable battery NiMH 1,2 V baby HR14/6.000 mAh Rechargeable batteries for long operations
    • Item No. 5920001018S3 Rechargable battery NiMH 1,2 V baby HR14/6.000 mAh, 3 ea. Rechargeable batteries for long operations
    • Item No. 2902520021 Operation manual VMW1 Detailed operation information
    • Item No. 2902520022 Field manual VMW1 Extremley compact operation information

Service and contact

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