Equipped with a wide variety of locating modes and a 3W power output


Equipped with a wide variety of locating modes and a 3W power output

Simple, accurate and affordable, the PL-VF3 Locating System will meet the demands of any locate task. This locator is designed for the locating professional, but it is simple enough to be used by anyone needing to locate.

The PL-VF3 Locating System is adaptable; frequencies and operational modes may be added or deleted on demand to suit the user’s locating needs.

Our innovative technology creates a remote link between the transmitter and receiver. Users can control the transmitter’s output power and frequency right from the hand-held receiver, eliminating the back and forth walking between devices. 

A large, high-contrast LCD offers a clearly visible signal response in any lighting. Automatic depth, automatic current, and proximal directional arrows are readable in the brightest sunshine or back-lit for viewing in dimmer conditions.  

Whether the locate is measured in feet or miles, 3 watts of power and automatic impedance matching from 5 ohms to 25,000 ohms, ensure adequate signal. The PL-VF3 Locating System is a must-have for anyone needing a simple and accurate locator.

Standard Frequencies:

512 Hz, 8khz, 33kHz, 82kHz and 200kHz.

Technical Specifications

Transmitter Specifications

Available Operating Frequencies:Range from 12Hz to 200kHz
Indicators:AC load assistance measurement, relative ohms, voltage, live voltage output, current output, power level, frequency, mode, battery indication alert, low battery indicator audio/visual with modulated low battery warning transmitted to the receiver
Load Matching:Automatic from 5 Ω to 25,000 Ω
Output Power:3 power settings Low & Medium Frequency Range: 0.2w to 3w High
Power Source:(8) “C” cell batteries
Battery Life:Continuous: 8-15 hours (Dependant on load, frequency, power setting)
Operating Temperature:-4° F to 133° F (-20° C to 55° C)
Ingress Protection Rating:IP65
Dimensions:8.5” x 5.8” x 2.5” (21 cm x 15 cm x 6 cm)
Weight:C-cell: 2.2 lbs (1 kg) with batteries
Country of Origin:United States of America
Warranty:1 Year warranty. 48 Month (4 Years) Warranty when registered at within 1 month of the date of purchase.
Receiver Specifications

Operating Frequencies:480kHz, 200kHz, 131kHz, 82.315kHz, 65.536kHz, 32.768kHz, 8.192kHz, 4.010kHz, 815Hz, 797Hz, 640Hz & 512Hz
640Hz, 512Hz, 815Hz, 8.192 kHz & 32.768kHz
Passive Power Modes:
50env & 60env,  LiveSound TM; Radio Frequency; Rectified CP 50Hz & Rectified CP 60Hz
Antenna Mode:Simultaneous peak/null (dual horizontal antennas & vertical antenna), pin-point peak (dual horizontal antennas), directional guidance, peak (single horizontal antenna) & null (single vertical antenna)
Indicators back-lit segmented LCD bar graph, battery condition, continuous mode signal strength, depth measurement, line orientation, left/right line guidance, operating mode, volume level & function indicators
Audio Indication Variable pitch & Live Sound. 4 volume selections including mute. Current measurement display indicates the relative current
Power Source:(6) "C" Alkaline batteries
Battery Life:Continuous 30h. -  Intermittent 82h.
Signal Strength:LCD bar graph, absolute signal strength 0-999
Gain Control:Left/ Right Guidance Mode: Automatic
All other locate modes: Manual gain adjustment & automatic centering
Dynamic Range:126 dB
Depth Measurement:3 digit LCD readout of push-button measurement  (1 inch - 30 feet) (.02m-10.6m) with accuracy > 5% of depth. (Digital measurement)
Operating Temperature: -4ºF to +133ºF (-20ºC to +55ºC)
Ingress Protection Rating:IP65
Dimensions:30.3” x 9.4”  (77cm x 24cm)
Weight:4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)

Key Features

  • Three button keypad simplifies the user interface 
  • 8 Locating Modes: the multi-channel processor allows for simultaneous field detection from a multiple antenna array ensuring accuracy
  • Transmits 2 frequencies at the same time 
  • Customizable frequencies and operational modes 
  • Automatic Impedance Matching Technology: maximizes your transmission range while minimizing power consumption
  • Remotely controls your transmitter from the receiver to more than 400 meters (437 yards)
  • High-Contrast LCD Interface with Backlight: guides the operator to the target location by providing all relevant data including continuous depth, current measurement, signal strength, and directional arrows 
  • Constant Depth & Current Measurement: real-time updates online depth and signal condition 
  • 1 year warranty. Warranty extends to 4 years when registered within 30 days of original purchase
  • Made in the USA