vLoc 9800 Data Sheet
vLoc-9800 Receiver Data Sheet V1.3
A. Typical Applications
Multi-purpose precision locator receiver
Locating & pinpointing the position of buried pipes and cables
B. Receiver Assembly
Display Type
Receiver Antennas
- Carbon fiber reinforced antenna tube
- High impact thermoplastic (ABS) injection molded housing
5lbs (2.3kg)
10.3in(L) x 9.8in(W) x 25in(H) (262mm x 250mm x 639mm)
Sharp TFT LCD ¼ VGA color display, 3.52in (89mm)
4 peak antennas
- Rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries with 100-240V AC mains charger.
- Replaceable (6 x standard Alkaline AA batteries) batteries can be used when required
Battery Life
External Connectors
- Alkaline – typically 12 hours intermittent use at 70ºF (21ºC)
- Lithium-ion – typically 40 hours continuous use at 70ºF (21ºC) (with full backlight
turned on). Re-charging cycles approx. 500 times life cycle. Battery life varies with
- 1 x Socket for USB accessories
- 1 x Mini USB socket for programming
- 1 x Socket for battery charger & analogue accessories
- Complies with European standard CE (Directive 99/5/EC)
EN 55011
EN 61000-4-2: A1 & A2
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-8: A1
ETSI EN 300 330-2
ETSI EN 301 489-1
ETSI EN 301 489-3
- Complies with FCC Rules Part 15
CFR 47 part 2
CFR 47 Part 15
Standard Accessories
Optional Accessories
- Portable Transmitters: Loc-1Tx, Loc-5Tx, Loc-10Tx
- Sondes (waterproof self-contained transmitters for use in pipes & ducts)
USB data cable
100-240V AC mains charger (Lithium-ion battery)
Soft carry bag (Roll around bag if purchased with transmitter)
User handbook
D38-09-AA – 1.5in(Dia.) x 4.1in(L) (38mm x 105mm), 9.82 kHz, range 16.3ft
(5m), 1 x AA battery
D38-83-AA – 1.5in(Dia.) x 4.1in(L) (38mm x 105mm), 83 kHz, range 16.3ft (5m),
1 x AA battery
D64-09-6LR61 – 2.5in(Dia.) x 7.3in(L) (64mm x 186mm), 9.82 kHz, range 26ft
(8m), 1 x 6LR61 battery
D64-83-6LR61 – 2.5in(Dia.) x 7.3in(L) (64mm x 186mm), 83 kHz, range 26ft
(8m), 1 x 6LR61 battery
- A-frame USB (for Sheath Fault Finding)
- Remote Antenna USB
All products are designed and manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2008
Updated: October 2013
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vLoc-9800 Receiver Data Sheet V1.3
- Vehicle Charging Lead (Lithium-ion battery)
C. Operational
Information Displayed
- Classic Left Right indication
- Signal strength - moving bar graph & numeric value
Pre-defined Frequencies
Operating Modes
Gain Control
Performance using
Single Undistorted
Signal Source
Mode indication (“Peak”)
Proportional left/right indication
Auto proportional left/right indication
Plug and Play automatic recognition of accessories
Line location - depth & current measurement
Sonde location - depth measurement
Gain level (in dB)
Frequency selected
- Battery condition
- Speaker volume
- Operating frequency
- Configuration menu & submenus
- Start up screen – product software revision
- Customer definable start up screen
Intuitive setup menu enables user to configure:
1. About – software revision
2. Setup frequency selection to toggle by “f” pushbutton
3. Setup location mode selection to toggle by “M” pushbutton
4. Sonde / line location
5. Units of measure (feet/meter)
6. Power and radio modes – 50Hz or 60Hz environments
7. Sound (Pitch) – normal/modulated
8. Language
9. Continuous depth/current options
10. Loudspeaker level
11. Backlight
982Hz, 9.8 kHz, 83.1 kHz, Power 50, Power 60
- Peak
- Sonde
- Metrotech classic Left /Right indication
- Metrotech classic Left /Right indication auto gain
Manual gain using “+” or “-” with one touch to return to center (60% of FSD)
Locate pinpointing accuracy:
- over 9ft (3m) – 5% of depth
- up to 9ft (3m) – 3% of depth
Depth measurement accuracy:
- 3% of depth
Current measurement
- 5% of actual current – over 9ft (3m)
- 3% of actual current – up to 9ft (3m)
Depth range:
- Dependent on strength of signal radiating to locator
All products are designed and manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2008
Updated: October 2013
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D. Sensitivity
50Hz/ Power Mode
60Hz/ Power Mode
Radio Mode
Sensitivity at 3.2ft (1m)
7.5 mA
7.5 mA
20 μA
E. Environmental
Temperature Range
Weather Proof
Shipping Weight
Shipping Dimension
: -4ºF to 122ºF (-20ºC to 50ºC)
: -40ºF to 140ºF (-40ºC to 60ºC)
IP54 and NEMA 4
38.6lbs (17.5kg) (with transmitter)
17.5in(L) x 11.2in(W) x 30.1in(H) (765mm x 285mm x 445mm)
F. Warranty
12 months
Software can be upgraded using a PC with USB port. Programs & locator software will be
available via email.
G. Upgrade
H. Features
Enhanced Features
- Reduced size and weight with enhanced ergonomic design
- Improved power management and Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries provide longer
battery life ( 300% more)
- Auto detects batteries type (Lithium-ion/Alkaline) and displays appropriate status.
- Non-reflective display
- Enable/Disable auto shut off mode
- USB data logging
- Analogue channel
- Overload protection
Disclaimer: Product and accessory specification and availability information is subject to change without prior notice.
All products are designed and manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2008
Updated: October 2013
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