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Model Number:  VX221-01

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Product Description

vLoc3-9800 Overview:

The vLoc3-9800 utility locator by Vivax-Metrotech offers the familiar left/ right guidance arrows with the new 3D antennas to provide a new and innovative approach to locating buried utilities.  This vLoc3 series version of the vLoc 9800 brings in two sets of 3D antennas in order to provide accurate display of signal distortion and help assure damage prevention.  These antennas also help gather vital information on the buried utilities for analysis.  Then the user can see that information on the screen easily with a bright, easy-to-see in daylight full color display.

Also included are new audio and vibration alerts that can be configured for the user’s preference.  It has two passive frequencies and full range of frequencies from 16Hz to 200kHz, so the user can also configure the locator as needed.  Because of this flexibility, you are able to assure damage prevention and gather the most accurate information for analysis.

In addition, this new Vivax Metrotech vLoc 9800 has fully-automatic gain control, and uses precision left/right guidance. The vLoc3-9800 offers two passive modes and all available frequencies between 16Hz up to 200kHz. Users can also configure audio and vibration alerts that provide warnings for the user.  For example, these will alert the user of shallow depth, overload, overhead cables and excessive swinging.  Model Number:  VX221-01

vLoc3-9800 Standard Features:

  • Distance-sensitive Left / Right Guidance™ 
  • Color-coded EM distortion warnings and
  • Vibration alerts for user feedback and warnings, customizable
  • Fully-Automatic gain control
  • Ultra-Bright LCD – viewable even with polarized sunglasses
  • Built-in data logging for 50 million records
  • Multiple Locate Modes (see below)
  • Wide range of configurable frequencies (98Hz to 200kHz)
  • IP65 and NEMA 4 rating
  • Rugged ABS, but 4.6 pounds
  • standard Li-Ion Receiver Rechargeable Battery
  • Available VM-MAP smartphone app for real-time maps. Download from Vivax-Metrotech’s site for free: VM-MAP
  • Model Number:  VX221-01

vLoc3-9800 Common Kit Configurations:

The most common kits come with your choice of Loc3 series transmitter (5 or 10 watt), clampdirect connection leads, ground stake, and manual.  All of this comes in a sturdy carry bag. We offer these two common kits on this page, but call if you’re interested in a more custom setup.

Additional Upgrades:

You can also upgrade this receiver with Bluetooth as an option for communication with GPS map applications. Then if it has Bluetooth, the Loc3 Transmitter and vLoc3-9800 Receiver can be installed with Transmitter Link (Tx-L).  This means that with the Tx-Link the user can change frequencies without walking back to the transmitter.  With a clear line of sight, this communication range is typically around 985 feet.

Another popular upgrade is to add a Li-ion rechargeable battery for the transmitter.  This allows for a full day’s use without the expense and extra weight of D-cell alkaline batteries.  Additional Vivax Metrotech accessories and configurations are available.  Give us a call for more options!


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