With the one-piece foldable design, the Compact Metal Detector consists of a search head, a control unit, a telescopic pole, and elbow support jointed together in a one-piece design. The detection head is light and the wiring is designed to be protected from any possible damage. The one-piece foldable design allows the unit to be operational in a very short time and to be carried easily everywhere. The detector is equipped with a built-in Ni-MH battery charger which allows the batteries to be recharged (in 3 hours. max) without the need to extract them from the unit. This also allows full environmental protection of components and maximum operating speed for the user.