VM-560 Utility Locator

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VM-560 Utility Locator

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The Vivax-Metrotech VM-560 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-560 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 560 uses a simple four-button control keypad with audio and visual indications. In addition, the ABS and carbon-fiber materials make the VM-550 series one of the most affordable and light-weight locators ever developed.
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 560 kit includes a Transmitter, Receiver, Direct Connection lead, Ground stake, quick guide and transmitter carry strap

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-560 frequencies:  50/60Hz (passive), 512/ 640Hz, 8.19kHz, 480kHz, and 8kHz FF using VM-510FFL a-frame)

Receiver Features

  • High Contrast quick responsive display – Visual & Audible
  • High rejection of power source interference
  • Push-button Gain Control
  • Push-button Depth
  • Multi Frequency – 512Hz, 8kHz, 480kHz & 8kHz
  • 60Hz Passive Mode
  • 2-Peak Antenna design
  • High impact thermoplastic (ABS) injection molded housing
  • Carbon fiber reinforced antenna tube
  • Excellent Battery life – 20 hours (Alkaline)
  • Weather Resistant – IP54 & NEMA 4
  • One touch gain control with manual increments
  • Audio and visual indication
  • Continuous battery monitoring

Transmitter Features

  • Ruggedized Design – High Impact ABS
  • Simple four button control keypad
  • Excellent Induction Capabilities
  • Multi Frequency – 512Hz, 8kHz & 480kHz
  • FaultFind Mode – 8KFF (using VM-510FFL a-frame)
  • High and low output settings
  • Hook for hanging transmitter
  • Water Resistant – IP54 & NEMA 4
  • Excellent Battery Life – 60 hours (Alkaline)