VM-550 Pipe & Cable Locator Kit

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VM-550 Pipe & Cable Locator Kit

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The Vivax-Metrotech VM-550 is a simple-to-use locator used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations.  With a choice of passive power locating and three active 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 1 watt transmitter can provide signal either by direct connection or, if there is no access point, by induction. With the addition of the optional transmitter signal clampthe transmitter signal can be applied to the target line no matter what the situation.

The VM-550 uses a simple four-button control keypad with audio and visual indications.  The locator is housed in a rugged and lightweight ABS plastic and carbon fiber housing.

The 8kHz frequency allows the locator to locate ground to sheath faults on cable when used with the VM-510 Stand Alone A-Frame fault locator.

VM-550 frequencies:  50/60Hz (passive), 512/ 640Hz, 8.19kHz, 83.1kHz, and 8kHz FF


  • Lightweight, rugged
  • Visual and audio response
  • Passive and active locate modes
  • Pushbutton depth of cover reading