The vLoc3-9800 utility locator introduces new innovative tools for locating buried utilities assuring damage prevention while gathering information for analysis.

With two sets of screened 3D antennas signal distortion is easily detected and displayed on the bright full color display. The highly user configurable vLoc3-9800 contains two passive locate modes, 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-and-play options for the receiver include optional Bluetooth module useable with external GPS devices and EMS foot to locate buried markers. Depth of cover and current on the line are shown with the push of a button. With the optional A-Frame the user can pinpoint cable faults with directional arrows.

The vLoc3-9800 provides versatility with low frequencies for the telecom, power, and CATV industries as well as higher frequencies for the gas, water and sewer industries.

Key Features

  • Fully-automatic gain control
  • Optional receiver-to-transmitter link
  • Compass indicator
  • Distance Sensitive Left / Right Guidance
  • Internal data logging
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional plug-in EMS locator
  • Optional plug-in MLA marker locator
  • Sheath-to-earth fault locating


Kit Contents

transmitter, receiver, USB data cable, custom Lithium-ion battery pack, 100-240V AC mains charger, 6 x AA Alkaline battery holder, user handbook

Compatible Transmitters

A range of transmitters is available for use with the vLoc3-Pro receiver. The most popular is the Loc3 Series 5-watt and 10-watt broadband transmitter.

  • The 5-watt transmitter has multiple frequencies, signal direction and sheath fault locating modes
  • The 10-watt transmitter has our maximum number of frequencies and a true 10W of output, together with signal direction and sheath fault locating modes.


Optional Accessories:

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


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vLoc3-9800 5 watt-kit (Loc3-9800 receiver with 5-watt transmitter)

vLoc3-9800 10 watt-kit (Loc3-9800 receiver with 10-watt transmitter)

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A-Frame vLoc3 Series

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