VANQUISH 540: for the serious detectorist who demands ultimate performance. As if Multi-IQ technology, audio control, and pinpoint wasn’t enough the 540 also boasts iron-bias control, red LED backlight and rechargeable batteries. What’s more, it comes with a waterproof 12” coils as standard for greater depth. The 540 is the ultimate detector that lets you detect on your terms.
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The Vanquish 540 is the perfect device for beginners and advanced users. This detector is equipped as standard with Multi-IQ technology, waterproof V12 coil with coil protection, pinpoint function, all metal quick access button, red display lighting, built-in wireless module (Bluetooth) and volume control. It has 5 search modes: All Metals, Relics, Jewelry, Coins and Custom, and offers even more setting options than the Vanquish 440. The compact and lightweight Vanquish 540 is just as easy to use and powerful and delivers results - no matter where the hunt leads you.
Why Multi-IQ? The detectors of the Vanquish series, together with those of the Equinox series, are the only detectors in the world that have Multi-IQ technology. With this revolutionary new technology, you have the combined performance of multiple detectors in one - they all work for you at the same time! Just switch it on and get started.
What does Multi-IQ mean? Multi-IQ means that the detector searches on several frequencies at the same time. Where other detectors only have a single search frequency (e.g. 14 kHz), the Vanquish offers multi-frequency technology and searches on all frequencies between 5 to 40 kHz simultaneously! The advantage of this is that a low search frequency provides much greater depth performance than high frequency detectors, now combined with the advantages of high frequencies, which makes detectors much better able to detect gold and small parts than low frequency detectors.
An example: If you have a detector with a search frequency of 5 kHz, you will probably be able to find larger objects very deep, but you will often miss smaller pieces of gold. If you have a detector with a search frequency of 40 kHz, you will be able to find the smallest gold chain, gold nuggets and earrings very well, but with less depth power; and therefore miss the larger, lower-lying objects again. As the Vanquish searches on all these frequencies simultaneously, you will never miss any more objects and you will always have optimal depth performance!
All-Terrain (all ground conditions) Another advantage of this Multi-IQ technology is that, unlike most other detectors in this price range, you can use the Vanquish for almost all soil types! Even for mineralized soils. The Vanquish offers a very stable effect on the beach. The Multi-IQ can even filter out the salt minerals completely! Nothing remains undiscovered and no terrain is taboo. Silver, gold or jewelry. Park, field or beach. The Vanquish offers optimal performance!
Crown corks in the iron area Another highlight of these detectors is that it shows crown corks in the iron area and you can even hide them! This is a real highlight, as almost all other metal detectors show the bottle caps as a valuable object and you cannot hide them from your search. If you do a lot of searching on the beach or in the park, being able to hide the bottle caps is a great advantage.
Compact design The Vanquish has a unique design and weighs only 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs). The armrest can be easily adjusted, as can the linkage. It can be pushed together up to 76 cm. The maximum length is 145 cm. The snap lock system makes it easy to pack and transport.
What more does the Vanquish 540 offer than the 440?
The 540 has 25 discrimination segments instead of 12. It also has 5 different tones instead of 3.
The 540 has display lighting and a built-in wireless module (Bluetooth headphones are not included)
The 540 is supplied with a waterproof V12 30 x 23cm (12 x 9 ") double-D search coil (incl. Coil protection) for even more search depth
The Vanquish 540 comes with 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
Multi-IQ (5 to 40kHz simultaneously)
VLF and Multi-IQ
Type metal detector
Number of search modes
5, All Metals, Relics, Jewelry, Coins and Custom (Custom)
V12 30 x 23cm (12 x 9 ") double-D search coil
Weight metal detector
Adjustable rod length
approx. 76-145cm, adjustable
Adjustability and shape of the linkage
Very easy to adjust, with a three-part linkage
Control unit (electronics) watertight
No, only protected from rain by the supplied electronics protection
Yes, 3mm jack connection
Built-in wireless module
Beginners, advanced and beach seekers
Type and number of batteries
4 AA batteries
+/- 20 hours
Readable battery level indicator
Yes, in 3 stages
Readable depth range
Yes, in 5 stages
Soil mineralization readable on the display
Sensitivity (sensitivity adjustment)
Yes, in 10 steps
Discrimination against unwanted objects
Yes, 25 segments
Object identification through audio tones (metal type recognition)
Yes, 5 tones
Object identification readable on the display (metal type recognition)
Conductance display (metal type detection)
Yes, from -9 to 40 (-9 to 0 is iron, and 1 to 40 is non-ferrous.)
Recovery speed (reaction time)
Yes, in 10 steps
Backlight push button
Search coil lighting
Vibration as a metal detector signal
Online software update
Automatic interference suppression
Threshold (background tone)
Operating software in different languages
Everything with symbols (universal)
Depth range of small objects (1 euro)
Maximum depth range large objects
Suitable for use on the coast
Suitable for wading (completely underwater)
No, only the search coil is waterproof
Suitable for diving
Suitable for mineralized soils
Suitable for wet salty soils (by the sea)
Suitable for finding gold nuggets (Africa, Australia)
Other additional functions
Iron-Bias (iron tendency): More treasures, less garbage. With the adjustable iron bias (iron tendency) control you can switch between high (high) and low (low).
Scope of delivery:
Minelab Vanquish 540 metal detector
V12 DD search coil 30 x 23cm (12 x 9 ") with coil protection
Cable headphones from Minelab with a 3.5 mm jack plug