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VM-550 Service Drop Locator Overview:

The Vivax-Metrotech VM-550 Service Drop Locator is a simple-to-use utility locator used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations.  In order to facilitate these users, it offers a choice of passive power locating and three active frequencies.  Therefore, the design meets the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and trace short ranges.  The VM-550 is particularly useful in helping to detect and trace short distance service drop wires.

The kit contains the receiver, transmitter, leads, and ground stake. The included Vivax Metrotech 1 watt transmitter can provide signal either by direct connection or, if there is no access point, by induction with the included leads. Also with the addition of the optional transmitter signal clamp, the VM-550 transmitter signal can be applied to the target line no matter what the situation.  Model Numbers:  VX215-01, VX215-10 (receiver, transmitter)

Standard Features:

The VM-550 Service Drop Locator uses a simple-to-use four-button control keypad with audio and visual indications.  In addition, the locator comes housed in a rugged and lightweight ABS plastic and carbon fiber housing.

Vivax-Metrotech VM-550 frequencies:  60Hz (passive), 512Hz, 8.19kHz, 83.1kHz, and 8kHz FF.  Specifically, the 8kHz FF frequency can be used to detect the presence of ground to sheath faults on cable when used with the VM-510FFL+ Stand Alone A-Frame fault locator.

The VM-550 Service Drop Locator Kit comes complete with receiver, transmitter, alkaline batteries, direct connection leads, ground stake, manual and soft carry bag.


  • Lightweight, rugged with ergonomic controls
  • Visual and audio response
  • Passive and active locate modes
  • Multi-Frequency Service Drop Locator
  • Pushbutton depth of cover reading
  • Model Numbers:  VX215-01, VX215-10 (receiver, transmitter)

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