The vLoc3-5000 utility locator brings an innovative element of digital signal processing, position capturing and broadband frequency selection to buried utility locating. Data captured by the internal GPS or external GPS via Bluetooth can be downloaded for further analysis, use with GIS systems or google maps.

With two sets of screened 3D antennas signal distortion is easily detected and displayed on the bright full color display. Along with classic locate screens the vLoc3-5000 locator offers new locate perspective screens of Vector Locate for fully automatic non-walk over locating, Transverse Graph showing both peak and null simultaneously providing immediate measurement of signal distortion, Plan View showing the relative orientation of the cable at any angle, and a new graphical Sonde screen with guidance arrows leading to the sonde location even when it is vertical.

The highly user configurable vLoc3-5000 contains eight passive locate modes, fault-find mode, SD (showing direction of outgoing current), Signal Select™ real-time measurement of signal bleed-over caused by capacitive or inductive coupling to other utilities, and a range of configurable frequencies from 16Hz to 200 kHz. Audio and mechanical vibration alerts can also be configured by the user providing warnings for shallow depth, overload, overhead cables, and excessive swinging. Plug-in-play options for the receiver include optional Bluetooth module useable with external GPS devices and EMS foot to locate buried markers.

Key Features

  • Internal Bluetooth and GPS
  • Digital signal processing in receiver and transmitter
  • Sheath to earth fault locating (with A-frame accessory)
  • Distortion Alert assist in recognizing signal bleed-over
  • Offset vector locate mode
  • Optional receiver/transmitter link
  • Cloud-based data warehousing
  • Optional plug-in MLA marker locator
  • Sheath-to-earth fault locating


Kit Contents

transmitter, receiver, connection leads, 5" signal clamp, ground stake, carry case, batteries, operations manual

Compatible Transmitters

The 10-watt broadband transmitter has selectable induction and direct connection frequencies from 98Hz to 200Hz, SD mode (Signal Direction), fault find and true resistance measurement up to 1 Mohm. Provides full support for the new Signal Select and Distortion Alert line ID features.


Optional Accessories:

  • Vivax-Metrotech A-Frame
  • Optional plug-in MLA marker locator



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vLoc3-5000 10 Watt Kit (Loc3-5000 receiver with 10-watt transmitter)

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A-Frame vLoc3 Series

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