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Vivax-Metrotech VM-550 Pipe & Cable Locator

The Vivax-Metrotech VM-550 pipe and cable locator is a general purpose locator used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations.

The IP54 rated weather resistant VM-550 Kit has achieved a compact and lightweight design without compromising strength or performance.

With a choice of passive power locating and active 8kHz and 83kHz frequencies, the VM-550 is designed to meet the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and also wishing to trace short ranges. It is particularly useful in helping to detect and trace short distance drop wires.

The VM-550 transmitter can supply a very useful 1 watt signal power. Signal application can be either direct connection or, if there is no access point, Induction. The VM-550FF transmitter features an additional 8kHz Fault-find to detect the presence of ground to sheath faults when used with the VM-510 Stand Alone A-Frame Fault Locator.

With the addition of the optional signal clamp the VM-550 transmitter can be applied to the target line no matter the situation. Local demonstrations and training available, click the request button below.

Receiver Key Features:
  • Passive power and 2 active frequencies
  • Operates in 50 or 60Hz (power), 8kHz, 83kHz frequencies
  • Twin antenna peak response
  • High contrast responsive display
  • Simple, four button control pad
  • High impact thermoplastic (ABS) injection molded housing
  • Carbon fiber reinforced antenna tube
  • One touch gain control with manual increments
  • One touch depth estimation (Imperial or Metric)
  • Weather resistant - IP54 rated
  • Audio and visual indication
  • Continuous battery monitoring, two (2) AA battery power

Transmitter Key Features:
  • 1 watt output power, two (2) frequencies: 8kHz and 83kHz
  • VM-550FF transmitter can be used for fault finding
  • High and low output settings
  • Induction and Direct connection modes (Automatically selected)
  • Range of signal clamp accessories
  • Long life battery pack (4 x D cells) & low battery warning
  • Good connection indication
  • IP54 rating
  • Hook for hanging transmitter

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VM-550-Kit VM-550 Receiver 2.8" x 3.1" x 34.6" 1.41 lbs. $1,385.00
VM-550 Transmitter 1.7" x 3.1" x 16.9" 1.81 lbs. (w/o batteries)

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