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The original compact, silent vibrating metal detector designed for law enforcement. Allows the user to pinpoint the physical location of an object and determine its threat level based on the object's shape and size.


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The METAL-TEC was designed to be used as an enhancement of the hand during searches, it can assist in locating with pinpoint accuracy, metal objects which may have been otherwise overlooked. The METAL-TEC requires only one hand for operation leaving the other hand available for more important tasks. METAL-TEC can be held between the fore finger and the thumb freeing up the other fingers so they can be used during a search or frisking of the suspect. The METAL-TEC can find a metal object, and pinpoint its location without the need for a constant sweeping motion. There is no adjustment necessary on the unit, sensitivity is factory preset and automatically compensates for temperature changes which may affect sensitivity.

Another feature of the METAL-TEC allows the 9 volt battery to be inserted in either direction (non polarity sensitive) making battery replacement in the field easy and uncomplicated. METAL-TEC also includes a low battery indicator which was designed to notify the user that the battery has been depleted to a level which no longer meets operating specifications. The low battery indicator causes the unit to constantly vibrate as soon as the power is turned on, which notifies the user to replace the battery. This feature removes the possibility of the unit being used with a weak battery which may give incorrect detection results. The heavy duty Nylon holster contains a metal snap, to allow easy removal of the holster from the duty belt. The snap also serves as a test feature to indicate proper operation of the METAL-TEC when removed from the holster, if it continues to vibrate, this indicates a low battery condition. If the unit is left on when it is returned to the holster, METAL-TEC will start to vibrate in the holster to remind you to turn it off.

The METAL-TEC includes a heavy duty Nylon holster and vehicle mounting kit. Using the self adhesive Velcro7 mounting kit, allows the METAL-TEC to be mounted to the prisoner cage, door panel, windows, organizers, radio console, or any smooth surface in the vehicle. This allows the officer to switch between carrying it on the belt or vehicle mounting for easy access.(Go here for additional info)
Manufactured in the United States of America

Technical Specifications

Detection: Triaxial Detection field, uniformly detects ferrous & nonferrous metals inches away,
in all directions regardless of the position relative to the subject
Dimensions: L = 7.9 (20.0 cm) W = 1.75 (4.5 cm) H =1.30 (3.3 cm)
Weight: 8.8 ounces (249.4 grams)
Sensitivity control: Factory set and calibrated
Indicators: Silent Vibration
Controls: Single control (Power On / Off)
Battery: Standard 9 Volt Alkaline (provides 2,000 average 15 second searches)
Operating Temperatures: - 15 F ( - 26 C) to + 130 F ( + 54 C)
Humidity: 98% Non condensing
Case Material: High Impact ABS plastic with a tensile strength: 6,800 p.s.i. (ASTM D 638)
Operating Frequency: 360 kHz
Regulatory Standards: FCC Part 15 (ID# NJ21200METAL-TEC)

meets Standards: EN 50082-1:1997 harmonized & EN 50081-2:1993 harmonized

Specifications subject to change without notice.

More Information

If you would like more information on Metal-TEC:
and the more advanced features, you can contact our Sales Department or download a Brochure here. Requires Adobe Acrobat reader to view

If you would like to purchase a Metal-TEC:
Please contact our Sales Department.
(Also contact the Sales Department for Quantity or Dealer pricing)

Torfino Enterprises, Inc. has tested and approved rechargeable batteries and chargers from I-Power for use in the METAL-TEC and ICE Light products.  Although our products have been designed to use a standard disposable 9V alkaline battery, when rechargeable batteries are required we have found the I-Power Lithium polymer battery offers the maximum run time on a single charge and is far superior to anything else that is currently available.  For more information regarding our findings on rechargeable batteries please click here for our full report or click here to obtain iPower Batteries.


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