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Minelab Vanquish 540 Metal Detector


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Product highlights

  • Total Weight : 2.8 lbs (1.3 kgs)
  • Frequency : Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Multi-IQ VLF
  • Warranty : 3-year warranty
  • Waterproof : Waterproof coils up to 1 m (3.3 ft) and Water Resistant control pod (with optional Rain Cover)
  • Search Coil : V12 12" × 9" Double-D
  • Battery Type : 4 × AA NiMH rechargeable
  • Display : Monochrome LCD with Red Backlight
  • Volume : 10 Levels
  • Sensitivity : 10 Levels
  • Depth Indicator : 5 Levels
  • Target Tones : 5 Tones
  • Discrimination Segments : 25
  • Pinpoint Mode : Yes
  • Battery Life : Minelab rechargeable AA NiMH batteries have an approximate charge-time of 8 hours, and a run-time of approximately 11 hours.
  • Audio Control : Automatic noise cancelling, lag-free audio response and 10-volume settings put you in control.
  • Bluetooth Audio : Yes
  • Detection Modes : Coin, Jewellery, All-Metal, Custom
  • Headphones : Wired 1/8" (3.5 mm) headphones included
  • Included Accessories : Getting Started Guide, Rain Cover, Armrest Strap, V12 Skidplate

This machine is part of Minelab’s Seasonal Savings! Some items included in this promotion are on backorder so please allow a few extra days to receive your items.

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Product Description

This detector is part of Minelab’s Seasonal Savings, now through January 31, 2021.

Before you add this detector to your cart, select the option that includes the free item. This offer is only available while supplies last. Some items included in this promotion are on backorder so please allow a few extra days to receive your items. Treasure awaits!

To update your Vanquish 540 to the latest software version, click here to follow these instructions.


Minelab VANQUISH 540 Metal Detector: 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” coil as standard for greater depth. No matter where the hunt takes you, the 540 is the ultimate detector that lets you detect on your terms.

Minelab Vanquish 540 Carton Front


Why Multi-IQ? Because with Minelab’s revolutionary Multi-IQ technology, you’ve got the combined power of multiple detectors in one — all working for you at the same time. Simply turn on and go. Nothing goes undetected and no terrain is off limits. Silver gold or jewellery. Park, field or beach. Unearth the power of VANQUISH with Multi-IQ.


No matter what you seek, VANQUISH has you covered. Simply select one of the four Find Modes — Coin, Relic, Jewellery, or All Metal — then start swinging. Each mode is pre-programmed and optimised to give you the best performance, anytime and anywhere: park, field or beach. You can even save your favourite settings to a custom Find Mode.

VANQUISH welcomes tough terrain. It dominates at the beach in wet sand and salt water, outperforming other detectors that can’t compete. 25 discrimination segments deliver ultimate control over what metals you want to accept or reject.

1.3kg (2.8 lbs) light with a unique collapsible snap-lock system makes it easy to pack and go.

Minelab Vanquish 540 Carton Back


More treasure, less trash. Adjustable Iron Bias control lets you switch between High (default) and Low.


Cover more ground and search deeper with the V12 12”x9” V12 coil included as standard.


Automatic noise cancelling, lag-free audio response and 10-volume settings put you in control.


Waterproof coils up to 1 m (3.3 ft) and Water Resistant control pod (with included Rain Cover


Included pinpoint mode to help you locate targets with extreme precision.


Red LED Backlight to help low-light vision.

  • Manufacturer Minelab Metal Detectors & Accessories
  • Manuals

    Instruction Manuals

  • Quick Look Minelab Vanquish 540 metal detector - 12x9" DD Coil, custom search profile, Multi-IQ operating frequency, variable terrain capability & more
  • SKU 237-38200003
  • Manufacturer SKU 3820-0003
  • Product Type Metal Detectors
  • Best for Beach, Beginner, Coin, Gold, Relic
  • Warranty Yes
  • Detector Type All-Terrain
  • Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
  • Technology Multi-IQ
  • Arm Rest Strap Yes
  • Adjustable Shaft Yes
  • GPS No
  • Audio Tones Yes
  • Depth Indication Yes
  • Programmable Target Id Yes
  • Target Id Yes
  • Discrimination Adjustable
  • Pinpoint Mode Yes
  • Vibration Mode No
  • Search Modes 4
  • Search Mode Types Coins, Custom, Jewelry, Relics
  • Search Flashlight No
  • Display Type LCD
  • Backlit Display Yes
  • Volume Control Yes
  • Bluetooth Compatible Yes
  • Interchangeable Headphones No
  • Rechargeable System Yes
Customer Reviews

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    • ★★★★★ Coin collector

    Review by Csg on March 12, 2020

    Finally got this Vanquish. Love the portability and lightweightness. Finding lots of coins with it. Definitely worth the wait!
    • ★★★★★ The Vanquish is a beast!

    Review by JonPie on March 2, 2020

    I've had the Vanquish on about 5 hunts now. For the price range this thing kicks butt! It runs silent one bar from full sensitivity in areas where all other machines need turned down to run. Also the depth is incredible! I have already pulled pennies at 12 inches. I'm hitting parks that have been pounded for years by CTX's, E-tracs, and Equinoxes even as of late. I have been going back through and pulling out all of the deep coins the others are missing.... Very impressive Minelab!
Questions and Answers
  • Posted On: 10/27/2020 By: John P.

    Q: If I use the military discount, can i still get the Minelab bonus pinpointer?

    A: Yes you can. You would need to call in to place the order so that we can apply the discount.
  • Posted On: 10/18/2020 By: Brian Murphy

    Q: Hi. Does this unit have the upgraded software that lets me control iron volume in the all metal mode so I can run iron volume low in all metal mode ?

    A: This should come with the updated software. We get new shipments in all the time and the newest detectors come with the updated software. If for any reason it does not have it, it is really easy to update via the website.
  • Posted On: 10/6/2020 By: Tracy

    Q: Does the 540 Pro Pack include coil covers for both coil Size?

    A: Yes, they both come with the coil covers.
  • Posted On: 9/9/2020 By: Doug Matthews

    Q: Can the vanquish 540 run on 4 A duracells without risks . Thanks for your time.


    Yees, the VANQUISH Series is compatible with both rechargeable and non-rechargeable AA batteries.

  • Posted On: 9/6/2020 By: Ben

    Q: Is the ground balance user adjustable so I can hunt with a slight negative ground balance?


    The Vanquish does not have manual ground balance.

  • Posted On: 8/2/2020 By: Paul G.

    Q: Does this unit have automatic ground balance?


    Yes, this detector does have the automatic ground balance feature. 

  • Posted On: 7/13/2020 By: Matt

    Q: Hello Minelab. What do I need to do to prove military service to get the 15% discount? Thanks, Matt


    To receive the military discount, you would need to send us proof of affiliation to [email protected]. Please include a phone number so that we can contact you once we receive it. As far as proof of affiliation you can use a DD214, driver's license with "veteran" on it, discharge papers or any other proof other than an active military ID card.

  • Posted On: 6/26/2020 By: Jose Jusino

    Q: Hi. I am interested in a cheap and good quality detector that can be used for salty and fresh water. As also sand and earth. This would be a good option?

    A: If you are looking for an entry level detector that is good for both salt and fresh water, I would recommend the Vanquish 540. It is a multi frequency machine that makes the detectors performance much more stable in the salt water. It is not completely waterproof but the coil is. As long as you do not get the control box wet, you should be ok.

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