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. Use the free VM-MAP smartphone application to create real-time maps with GPS data and data from the locator such as time, date, depth of cover, current on the line, and add custom comments to each entry.

With two sets of screened 3D antennas signal distortion is easily detected and displayed on the bright full colour 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 98Hz 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.


The Loc3-10SiSTx 10-watt broadband transmitter has selectable induction frequencies from 98Hz to 200kHz and direct-connect frequencies from 98Hz to 200kHz. SD (Signal Direction), fault find and true resistance measurement up to 1 Mohm are all standard.

The Loc3-10SiSTx 10-watt broadband transmitter provides full support for the new Signal Select and Distortion Alert line ID features available when used with the vLoc3-5000 receiver.

vLoc3-5000 Receiver

vLoc3-5000 Receiver with Classic Screen

vLoc3-5000 Receiver

vLoc3-5000 Receiver

vLoc3-5000 Receiver without Lithium-Ion Battery

vLoc3-5000 Receiver What’s in the box

vLoc3-5000 Receiver Dimensions

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
  • Cloud-based data warehousing

MyLocator3 App

Manage a single or fleet of vLoc3 series utility locators with the free MyLocator3 app. Configure locators by turning on or off features, selecting which frequencies the user has access to and creating custom startup screens. When the locator is connected to a computer running the MyLocator3 software, the program will automatically search...

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VMMap App

When used with Bluetooth enabled Vivax-Metrotech receivers, the VMMap Utility Mapping app records data from the field which is instantly available online via the VMMap Cloud web portal or can be shared by using the email function in the app. Location data is obtained from the mobile phone, or an external GPS device of...

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vLoc3-5000 Brochure UK V1.2 4.14 MB Download
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VMMap Web Portal User Manual V1.0 2.05 MB Download
vLoc3-5000 User Handbook V1.6 14.76 MB Download
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