F3 Compact Mine Detector

F3 Compact
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A compact detector with full performance.

The F3 Compact incorporates all of the capabilities of the proven standard F3 detector but uses a new mechanical platform that greatly reduces the packed volume and weight of the equipment.


Capable of detecting all metal and minimum metal mines at full sensitivity regardless of the mineralised content of soil.


Constructed from impact resistant materials and designed to survive in any operating environment.

Easy to use

Well positioned and intuitive controls.


Uniform sensitivity across the surface of the search head eliminating any blind spots – provision of a ‘Confidence Tone’ during operation and comprehensive Built-In-Test systems to monitor and confirm detector functionality.


  • Variable sensitivity through the selection of seven uniquely combined audio and sensitivity configurations
  • Customised sensitivity using Minelab’s configuration software
  • Minimises risk of initiating magnetic influence mines
  • Fully adjustable for operator comfort
  • Fully enclosed and protected cables
  • Fast and accurate pinpointing
  • Audio and visual indications
  • RS232 port for data logging
  • Adjustable search head
  • Simple to operate
  • Waterproof


Operating Length 1490mm / 59ins – 950mm / 37ins
Packed Length 380mm / 15ins
Operating Weight 2.5kg / 5.5lbs
Transmission Multi Period Sensing – BiPOLAR
Audio Output

Internal Speaker

Earset (Options: 1. Speaker ON / 2. Speaker OFF)

Water Resistant IP68
Batteries 4 x C Cell (Alkaline or Rechargeable)
Data Output RS232
Visual Display Nine LED
Battery Alarm Visual and Audio
Operating Temperature -30C to 60C / -22F to 140F
Design Standard MIL STD 810 G