Professional precision 3D pipe & cable locator
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The vLoc3-Pro from Vivax-Metrotech is the new industry bench mark for utility locating. The vLoc3-Pro is built on a new Triaxial 3D architecture that provides "must have" features and offers powerful best-in-class performance. It's bold stance, curved silhouette and its class leading 4.3" color LCD high visibility display provides a locating refinement that has never been seen before in the marketplace. It's class exclusive 3D antenna technology is optimized to deliver an immense level of performance, allowing the technician to be in complete command on every challenging locate. The vLoc3-Pro is as smart as it is tough, making it the perfect locator for the locating professional who wants to perform at their best.
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Tracer Electronics LLC provides sales, training and nationwide repair services. We also provide FREE demonstrations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The new vLoc3-Pro with 3D Triaxial Technology is a market leading advanced premium line locator.

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Features 
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Standard Features
  • Two 3D Triaxial antenna design (class leading & industry exclusive)
  • Built-in accelerometer and gyroscope providing continuous correction of depth
  • Light sensor automatically controls display backlight for longer battery life
  • Vibration motor in handle provides user feedback during alerts & warnings
  • On-board Calibration / Self-Test (eliminates cal timer and PC plug-in and its associated costs)
  • Rugged high impact thermoplastic ABS construction for strength and light weight design
  • Weighs only 4.6 lbs. (2.1kg)
  • Alkaline (typically 12-hours intermittent use)
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (typically 27-hours intermittent use) (both Alkaline & Li-Ion are standard)
  • Mini USB socket for data transfer/software updates
  • Bluetooth enabled using optional "Plug-and-Play" Bluetooth module
  • GPS ready (easy push-button mapping) w/external GPS receiver or VMMAP
  • VMMAP App for mapping utilities (FREE for iOS & Android download)
  • Built-In locate data logging (stores 50 Million records) - depth, current, frequency, mode, gain setting, signal strength, GPS coordinate, date and time (if Bluetooth active)
  • Ultra Fast Multi-Core processor engine for fast, reliable, and accurate results
  • 4.3" Color backlit high visibility display provides a best in class user experience, night or day
  • Very simple intuitive menu configuration for easy customized set-up
  • Over 50+ receiver frequencies (16Hz to 200kHz) and all available passive modes
  • Multiple Locating modes: Classic, Vector, Plan View, Transverse Graph & Directional Sonde
  • Multiple Antenna modes in Classic Locate Mode (peak, peak-arrows, null, broad, delta null, omni directional peak, omni directional broad)
  • Directional Sonde mode (512Hz/640Hz/8kHz/33kHz)
  • Line Orientation Compass (360 degrees)
  • Automatic continuous depth and current measurement
  • Fault-Find mode ready (requires optional accessory)
  • EM Marker Ball mode ready (requires optional accessory)
Locate Modes 
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Classic Locate Mode
The classic mode with Peak (bar-graph & numeric indication) and Null (left/right arrows) with automatic depth & signal current and Compass (line orientation). Distortion is indicated by bar-graph color.

Green - good locate signal
Blue - some distortion detected
Red - very high distortion
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Vector Mode
Vector mode locks onto the utility itself and displays orientation of the locator in relation to the utility. This mode provides lateral offset locating. An ideal mode for joint trench scenarios.

Features:
  • Automatic gain control
  • Continuous depth & signal current
  • Lateral offset locating
  • Distortion indication - Color change & size change
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Plan View Mode
Plan View mode allows for the utility to be located by following the actual path displayed on screen. This mode is the simplest mode for locating any utility.

Features:
  • Simple to use - perfect for inexperienced technicians
  • Displays relative orientation of the utility at any angle
  • Automatic gain control
  • Continuous depth & signal current
  • Distortion indication via two adjacent lines (spacing) and color change
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Transverse Graph Mode
Transverse Graph Mode provides a perfect screen for troubleshooting a difficult locate.

Features:
  • Plots real time peak & null responses simultaneously
  • Provides immediate measurement of signal distortion when two responses do not align
  • Real-time visual antenna comparison
  • Perfect for training
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Directional Sonde Mode
Sonde Mode on the vLoc3 allows technicians to approach the sonde from any direction. An arrow will guide users to the sonde and allow easy pinpointing.

Features:
  • Guidance arrow targets sonde axis
  • Red/Green color indicates sonde position
  • "Ghost" or leading and aft peaks are indicated by simple blue icon
  • Sondes can be located from any direction
  • This mode revolutionizes sonde locating
Calibration Verification 
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Calibration Verification / Self Test
No more "Cal" timer or cost associated with reseting a timer. This built-in Calibration Verification Self-Test is both complex and comprehensive and new to the industry. This feature virtually obsoletes the need to return or purchase a plug-in-to-paper validation certificate.

Features:
  • High integrity self test that assures the sensors are operating within factory tolerances.
  • Result measurements are compared to initial factory calibration tolerances.
  • Passing the self-test assures that the locator is within factory calibrated performance criteria.
  • Self-test results are logged to an internal SD card.
Warning / Alerts 
Warning / Alerts
Warnings and Alerts provide users with instant feedback when something is wrong. These events will cause the handle to vibrate as well as display a visual notification indicating type of alert. All events are logged onto an internal SD card for future reference.
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Shallow Depth Warning
This warning occurs when the utility detected is less than (6) six inches deep. This can prevent damage from occurring to the utility and provide user safety.
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Overhead Cable Warning
This warning indicates that signal is being detected from above. This alert can prevent inaccurate utility marking.
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Swing Alert
This alert activates when the locator is being used improperly. This alert allows users to learn how to swing the locator properly.
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Overload Alert
The alert indicates excessive amounts of electromagnetic signal detected. E.g., near power transformers, etc. This alert can prevent inaccurate utility marking.
Transmitters 
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Loc-5STx
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5 - Watt (standard)

The Loc-5STx utility transmitter is designed to provide customers the best choice when selecting and deciding on a professional cable and fault locating system. The 5 watt is fully featured, and reliability and output performance unequaled by the competition.
Output Current0.3 Amp (5 watts)
Output Voltage30V-50V RMS
Output ChannelOne (1) output
Voltage ProtectionUp to 240 VAC (external fuse)
Batteries(8) Alkaline D-cell or (Optional Li-Ion rechargeable)
Induction8kHz to 200kHz (user selectable)
Inductive Clamp8kHz to 83kHz (user selectable)
Direct Connection8kFF-High, 8kFF-Low, FF-High, FF-Low, SD-USA, SD-EUR, 256Hz, 440Hz, 484Hz, 491Hz, 512Hz, 640Hz, 982Hz, 8.19kHz, 8.44kHz, 9.5kHz, 9.82kHz, 32.8kHz, 38kHz, 65.5kHz, 78.1kHz, 82.5kHz, 83.1kHz, 89kHz, 131kHz, 200kHz
Multi-Frequency Mode(3) Three frequencies (any combination)
Resistance Measurement (FFL)0 - 1M Ohms
Included:Loc-5STx transmitter, Conductive attachment leads (12') & ground stake
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Loc-5DTx
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5 - Watt (four channel output)

The Loc-5DTx utility transmitter is designed to provide customers the best choice when selecting a transmitter aimed at multi-channel installations. Up to four (4) utilities can be located simultaneously when used with vLoc3 series receiver.
Output Current0.3 Amp (5 watts)
Output Voltage30V-50V RMS
Output ChannelFour (4) output
Voltage ProtectionUp to 240 VAC (external fuse)
Batteries(8) Alkaline D-cell or (Optional Li-Ion rechargeable)
Induction8kHz to 200kHz (user selectable)
Inductive Clamp8kHz to 83kHz (user selectable)
Direct Connection8kFF-High, 8kFF-Low, FF-High, FF-Low, SD-USA, SD-EUR, 256Hz, 440Hz, 484Hz, 491Hz, 512Hz, 640Hz, 982Hz, 8.19kHz, 8.44kHz, 9.5kHz, 9.82kHz, 32.8kHz, 38kHz, 65.5kHz, 78.1kHz, 82.5kHz, 83.1kHz, 89kHz, 131kHz, 200kHz
Multi-Frequency Mode(3) Three frequencies (any combination)
Resistance Measurement (FFL)0 - 1M Ohms
Included:Loc-5DTx transmitter, Conductive attachment leads (2-wire), conductive attachment leads (6-wire) & ground stake
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Loc-10Tx
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10 - Watt

The Loc-10Tx high power transmitter is designed to provide customers the best choice when selecting and deciding on a professional locating system. The 10 watt is fully featured, and reliability and output performance unequaled by the competition.
Output Current1.0 Amp (10 watts)
Output Voltage30V-50V RMS
Voltage ProtectionUp to 240 VAC (external fuse)
Batteries(12) Alkaline D-cell or (Optional Li-Ion rechargeable)
Induction8kHz to 200kHz (user selectable)
Inductive Clamp8kHz to 83kHz (user selectable)
Direct Connection8kFF-High, 8kFF-Low, FF-High, FF-Low, SD-USA, SD-EUR, 256Hz, 440Hz, 484Hz, 491Hz, 512Hz, 640Hz, 982Hz, 8.19kHz, 8.44kHz, 9.5kHz, 9.82kHz, 32.8kHz, 38kHz, 65.5kHz, 78.1kHz, 82.5kHz, 83.1kHz, 89kHz, 131kHz, 200kHz
Multi-Frequency Mode(3) Three frequencies (any combination)
Resistance Measurement (FFL)0 - 1M Ohms
Included:Loc-10Tx transmitter, Conductive attachment leads (12') & ground stake
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Loc-150Tx-special
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150 - Watt

The Loc-150Tx Transmitter is a high-powered unit which makes long range signal detection possible up to 20 miles (32km). The flexible power requirements enable it to utilize the variety of supplies available at most transformer rectifier stations. This allows the transmitter to provide its full 150W of output power over prolonged periods, without costly battery replacements. Hookup is a simple four wire connection procedure. The transmitter is compatible with both distribution and transmission networks.
Output CurrentA maximum current output of 4.0 Amp RMS (up to 150 watts)
Output Voltage120V RMS
Voltage ProtectionUp to 250 VAC (external fuse)
BatteriesNone (use 120VAC mains or 12-50VDC from rectifier)
Frequencies512Hz and 8.19kHz
Included:Loc-150Tx transmitter, Conductive attachment leads (10'), DC input lead (10') & Output mains plug (9')
Accessories 
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Carry Bags
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Kit Carry Bag
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Loc3 - Series Carry Bag
(4.02.000098)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: RX Carry Bag
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Loc3 - Series RX Carry Bag
(4.02.000097)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Hard Case
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Hard Case
(2.204.01.00035)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 10w - Carry Bag
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10-watt Transmitter Bag
(4.02.000013 (Loc-10Tx) 10w
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 5w - Carry Bag
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5-watt Transmitter Bag
(4.02.000092 (Loc-5STx) 5w
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Inductive Clamps
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2"
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2" Signal Clamp
(1.200.03.00011)

The 2" clamp is used for smaller telephone cable applications, CATV, and fiber optic cables.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 4"
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4" Signal Clamp
(1.200.03.00012)

The 4" clamp is often desired for telephone and some power applications.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 5"
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5" Signal Clamp
(1.200.03.00004)

The 5" clamp is the new industry standard. It allows signal application on 4" and larger conduit. This is the most popular clamp selection for users primarily locating underground power cable.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 18" Flex
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18" Flexi-Clamp
(1.200.03.00006)

Flexi-Clamp is primarily used for aerial cables transitioning to underground under protected U-guard, making it nearly impossible for smaller clamps to be used. Also can be used to apply signal to large bunches of cables.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Extension Poles
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Clamp Adapter and Extension Pole
Enter the name for this tabbed section: A-Frame
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Accessory A-Frame
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An A-Frame accessory provides a plug-n-play approach to simple and easy conductor fault locating. An essential tool for any power provider. Constructed of Light-Weight Carbon Fiber.

(1.219.04.00001)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Stand-Alone A-Frame (wireless)
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The VM-510FFL stand-alone A-Frame provides a stand-alone approach to simple and easy fault locating. The VM-510FFL line and fault locates. Constructed of Light-Weight Carbon Fiber.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Remote Antenna
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The Remote Antenna (USB) accessory is designed to locate the individual cable among the many bundles that can be present in some communication applications and for “Hot” cable identification for locating unmarked secondaries in power transformers, eliminating the need to shut down working power conductors when doing secondary fault locating or maintenance.

(1.219.03.00001)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Live Power Filter
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Live Plug Connector
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LPC Separation Filter provide an easy and safe method of applying transmitter signals to “Live” power lines via AC plug.

(1.200.09.00001)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Live Cable Connector
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LCC Separation Filter provide an easy and safe method of applying transmitter signals to “Live” power lines via direct connection clips.

(1.204.10.00001)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Rechargeable Batteries
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 10w Kit
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Using the 10-Watt transmitter Rechargeable battery pack saves money and helps keep the environment green. These battery packs can be recharged hundreds of times and can last the equivalent of two (2) regular Alkaline change-outs. Kit includes wall charger.

(2.200.04.00127)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 5w Kit
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The 5-Watt transmitter Rechargeable Battery Pack. Kit includes wall charger.

(2.205.05.00042)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 12DC RX Charger
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vLoc3-Pro Receiver
Vehicle 12VDC Charger

(2.219.01.00035)

Enter the name for this tabbed section: 12DC Tx Power Lead
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Transmitter Vehicle 12DC Power Lead
(Not a charger - provides alternate power to transmitter) - 30'

(2.200.04.00017)

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Leads
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Conducive Attachment Leads
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(2.205.01.00018) - Standard Clips (vLoc)
(2.213.02.00013) - Large Clips (VM)
(2.205.01.00033) - Telephone Clips

All leads includes holder
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Ground Extensions
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Ground Extension reel (30-feet)

(2.200.04.00082) - 32'
(2.200.04.00078) - 98'
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Ground Rod
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Ground Stake

(3.02.01.000980)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Sondes
Enter the name for this tabbed section: GPS
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Plug-N-Play Bluetooth module can be customer installed into any vLoc3 series receiver to provide reliable wireless communication to external devices, such as GPS receivers and phone apps.
(2.204.01.00044)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Bluetooth
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: VMMAP
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VMMAP for Smartphones and tablets
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Bad Elf
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Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Asteri
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Asteri GPS Systems
Specifications 
ConstructionHigh impact thermoplastic (ABS) injection molded housing
Weight / Dimensions4.6lbs. / 12.6"(L) x 4.9"(W) x 26.6"(H)
DisplayTransmissive 480 x 272 Pixel, 16-bit Color, High Visibility, LCD, 4.3"
Antenna(s)2-sets of 3D Triaxial antennas
Battery Life @ +70°F12-Hrs (Alkaline-6AA) / 27-Hrs (Custom Li-Ion Rechargeable)
Internal Data LoggingAll parameter stored onboard. 50 Million records storage capacity
Operating FrequenciesConfigurable frequencies range from 16Hz to 200kHz
Locate ModesClassic Locate Mode / Plan View Mode / Vector Mode / Transverse Graph Mode / Sonde Mode
Temperature Range (optimum)-4°F to +122°F
Weather ProofIP65 and NEMA 4
Warranty - Standard2-Year (additional years are optional)
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Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3-Pro Precision Line Locator