Professional cable & fault find locator
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The VM-510FFL stand-alone all-in-one A-Frame from Vivax-Metrotech is the fault-find locating solution that the underground power industry has been seeking for years. The new VM-510FFL combines both a cable locator & fault locator in a single light-weight A-Frame package. The VM-510FFL is designed and built for the lineman.
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New fresh design
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Light-Weight and Compact
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Tough & Rugged
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Works with existing Vivax-Metrotech transmitters
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Built-in cable locate mode
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Built for the Lineman
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Simultaneously line & fault locate
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Affordable pricing
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Stand Alone Design
Features 
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VM-510FFL standard features

  • Lightweight carbon-fiber A-Frame design
  • Combination cable locator & fault-find locator
  • Auto switches between cable & fault locate
  • Multiple fault locate modes (8KFF & FF-High/Low)
  • Peak manual & left/right auto (locate modes)
  • 8.19kHz signal frequency (for active locating)
  • Two button operation (on/off & mode)
  • Two button manual gain (peak mode only)
  • High contrast LCD display with backlight
  • Compatible with existing Vivax-Metrotech transmitters

VM-510FFL options

  • Live Plug Connector
  • Extension ground cable
  • 2", 4", 5" Clamp
  • Clamp extension rod


Compatible Transmitters

  • VM-550FFL & VM-560FFL
  • Loc-5Tx & Loc-5STx
  • Loc-10Tx
Display 
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On/Off button - Short press ON, long press OFF. Also short press to change volume.
- button - Decrease sensitivity or when in MENU mode, will scroll up.
“+“ button - Increase sensitivity or when in MENU mode, will scroll down.
Mode button - Double press to change mode, long press for menu.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Fault find mode (default)
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This is the default screen and displays both cable location and direction to the fault. Displayed is an arrow indicating direction, fault signal level (dBuV), left/right cable indicator, fault-find mode (old or new transmitter), battery indicator and volume.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Line Locate - Peak/Null (left/right)
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The PEAK/NULL or Left/Right guidance mode indicates a maximum signal and centerline indication when locating over the cable. The numeric display will indicate PEAK signal strength. The cable position is located by the maximum signal strength. The centerline use NULL indication of locate. Gain setting is automatic, making this mode very popular to use. Should null centerline and numerical peak indication ever disagree, user should switch to the PEAK manual gain mode.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Line Locate - Peak
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The PEAK mode indicates a maximum signal when locating over the cable. Both graph and numeric display will indicate signal strength. The cable position is located by the maximum signal strength. Use manual gain to pinpoint. This mode is very effective for painting marks and for pinpointing the end of cable or for finding an internal cable fault.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Line Locate - Null
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The NULL mode indicates a minimum signal when locating over the cable. Both graph and numeric display will indicate signal strength. The cable position is located by the minimum signal strength. Use manual gain to pinpoint. This mode should not be used when signal distortion is present.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Menu
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The MENU mode provides users the ability to change between locate modes, fault find signals and various settings.
Training 
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Tracer Electronics LLC provides FREE on-site training for the states of AL, FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN.
Applications 
There are too many uses to list them all but the following is a short list of some of the most common applications.

  • Power cable (secondary/service lines)
  • Telephone cable
  • Fiber optic cable (sheath)
  • CATV cable
  • Street lighting
  • Parking lot lighting
  • University and College campus electrical system
  • Airport lighting
  • Railroad signal cable
  • Military (range target controls)
  • Well pumps
  • Irrigation controls
  • Farm irrigation pivots
  • Golf course irrigation
  • Sports complex lighting
  • Factory electrical system
  • Residential electricians
  • Commercial electricians
Specifications 


  • 6 x AA Alkaline or NiMH battery
  • 60 Hour battery life (45 hr w/NiMH)
  • Fully automatic operation
  • Detect up to 2M Ohm faults
  • Simultaneously locate cable and fault
  • Lightweight carbon-fiber w/stainless steel spikes (5 lbs.)
  • 1.28” Dot matrix LCD display
  • Operating frequencies: 3/6Hz and 8kFF
  • Audible Left/Right auto gain locate mode
  • Discriminates between large and small faults
  • Forward and backward arrow directional arrows
Pricing 
The VM-510FFL cable locator / fault find locator is the most affordable product of this type on the market today. Pricing is very affordable. Contact us today for a detailed price quotation.
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: 1-watt - Fault Find Kit
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(Under $2,000)
Our most affordable kit. The 1-watt is perfect for Commercial & Residential Electricians, Well Drillers and Universities, School Districts, National Parks, etc.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 5-watt - Fault Find Kit
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(Under $2,500)
Our most popular kit. The 5-watt is ideal for Power Companies and Municipalities.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 10-watt - Fault Find Kit
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(Under $3,100)
The 10-watt kit is a perfect companion for professionals who also perform long distance locating.
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VM-510-FFL Fault Locator