Premium 3D pipe & cable locator w/GPS & SIS
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The vLoc3-5000 from Vivax-Metrotech builds on the revolutionary design cues and criteria of the new vLoc3 series. The vLoc3-5000 is built on a new Triaxial 3D architecture that powers the new vLoc3 series locators. The vLoc3 series offers class leading ergonomics and a 4.3" color LCD display that is perfect in direct sunlight. The vLoc3-5000 offers as standard an internal GPS for data logging and Bluetooth for use with VMMAP phone application and external GPS receivers for mapping.
Features 
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Standard Features:

  • Two 3D Triaxial antenna design (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 annual PC plug-in cal checks and associated costs)
  • Rugged ABS construction for strength and light weight
  • Weighs only 4.6 lbs. (2.1kg)
  • Alkaline (typically 12-hours intermittent use)
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (typically 27-hours intermittent use)
  • 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
  • Built-In locate log (store up to 1,000 locates w/GPS coordinates if connected)
  • 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) for compatibility with other manufacturers (free-of-charge)
  • Multiple Locating modes: Classic, Vector, Plan view, Transverse graph & Sonde
  • Multiple Antenna modes (peak, null, peak-arrows)
  • 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)
  • Marker Ball mode ready (requires optional accessory)
  • Very simple intuitive menu configuration for easy customized set-up
Locate Modes 
The vLoc-5000 features SIS (Signal Select) with Positive Line Identification. The SIS feature when used, synchronizes the transmitter and receiver to provide a direction indicator (+ or -) of the signal to be displayed on the color screen while locating. This information allows for a user to more easily determine if they are locating the correct target utility or the wrong utility. This feature is used primarily for high value utilities in congested areas, i.e., running through crowded corridors, etc. SIS can be used in low and medium frequencies making the vLoc-5000 one of the most accurate line locators ever developed.
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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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+ A confirmed accurate locate
User is certain of locate accuracy.
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- Indicates wrong utility
User knows with certainty that wrong utility is being located.
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Signal Select (SIS) allows the target line to be positively identified by indicating a (+) Plus "positive" indication of locate.

When the (+) Plus is indicated, the user can be sure that they are locating the target utility.
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When the Signal Select (SIS) displays a (-) Minus or negative, this indicates that the user has lost the initial target locate and is now locating the wrong utility. This feature alone can save thousands of dollars in miss locates and lost hours on the job site.
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The Distortion Alert meter is constantly analyzing the quality of the locating signal and will display a red warning indication when it detects distortion in the electromagnetic field. Distortion is caused by adjacent or crossing utilities. If no color is indicated, then locate signal is good and marking accuracy can be assured.

This feature also provides the line orientation arrow, which indicates direction of the utility.
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When signal distortion is detected the circle fills up with red color indicating that this particular area of the utility locate should be given proper attention to guarantee accuracy. Typically other adjacent utilities can cause distortion.

This feature is important in helping locate technicians identify areas of concern. It can be used to eliminate good locates and marks from requiring additional attention, and instead focus on other areas where additional attention is required, thus saving additional time on the job site.
Locating accuracy is guaranteed with the bargraph and numerical peak signal strength indication. The unique multi-color indication makes locating the exact peak a quick and easy task.

Note: Under extreme difficult conditions, the peak indication will always be the final overriding piece of information when determining where to mark the utility.
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Note: Under extreme difficult conditions, the peak indication will always be the final overriding piece information when determining where to mark the utility.
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Left / Right indication is displayed with a green centerline indication. This feature aides with line locating accuracy. When the centerline matches the peak indication, the user is exactly above the utility. Using both peak and centerline indication guarantee user accuracy.

Note: If centerline appears inaccurate, and distortion is indicated (RED COLOR), then only the peak indication should be trusted. The combination of these tools help technicians and engineers maintain accurate locates, even under the most difficult conditions.
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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.

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 allows for the utility to be located by following the actual path displayed on screen. This mode is the simplest mode to use 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 and color change
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Transverse Graph Mode
Transverse Graph Mode provides a perfect screen for troubleshooting a difficult locate.

Features:
  • Plots peak & null responses simultaneously
  • Provides immediate measurement of signal distortion when two responses do not align
  • Real-time visual antenna comparison
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Sonde Mode
Sonde Mode on the vLoc3 allows technicians to approach the sonde from any direction.

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
Calibration Verification 
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Calibration Verification / Self Test
This built-in Calibration Verification and 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 factor 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 onto an internal SD card.
Warning / Alerts 
Warning / Alerts
Warnings and Alerts provide users with instant feedback when something is wrong. These indications will cause handle to vibrate and these events are logged into 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 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 
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10 - Watt

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) & SIS frequencies (using SIS clamp)
Direct ConnectionSIS frequencies, 8kFF-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
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Accessories 
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: 4" SIS
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4" SIS Signal Clamp
(1.217.04.00001)

The 4" SIS clamp is designed to allows users to utilize the positive ID frequencies of the vLoc3-5000

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 Battery
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: 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
Every vLoc3-5000 receiver is Bluetooth enabled and with built-in GPS system. Locate information and GPS data can be stored on locator simply pressing of the "i" button. External GPS receivers, such as Trimble, Asteri, Bad Elf and others can be connected with for precise earth mapping overlay for accurate map grade utility surveys and GIS systems.

The vLoc3-5000 can also be used with FREE Vivax-Metrotech VM MAP application from the Google Play and Apple Store. Simply download onto your smartphone or tablet and quickly and accurately produce precise utility maps. These maps can be instantly emailed to your customer or office for confirmation of locate, time & date stamp, etc.
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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 (w/SIS frequencies)
Locate ModesClassic 5000 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 vLoc3-5000 Precision Line Locator