The VM-550 is a general-purpose locator used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations. With a 50/60Hz passive power locating frequency and three active frequencies, the VM-550 locators will meet the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and to trace short ranges. The VM-550 transmitter also has the additional frequency of 8kHz Fault-find so it can be used to detect the presence of ground to sheath faults on cable when used with the VM-510 Stand Alone A-Frame fault locator.

The 1-Watt Transmitter applies a locate frequency by direct connection or induction. Optional Induction Clamps can be used to clamp around a line and induce the locate signal onto it.

VM-550 Utility Locator frequencies: 50/60Hz, 512/640Hz, 8.19kHz, 83.1kHz and 8kHz FF


Key Features

  • Rugged and lightweight
  • Visual and audio response
  • Passive and active locate modes
  • Pushbutton depth of cover reading


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