Pipe and Cable Locator with Variable Frequencies, Alkaline Batteries, and a 10W Maximum Power Output


Pipe and Cable Locator with Variable Frequencies, Alkaline Batteries, and a 10W Maximum Power Output

Simple, accurate and affordable, the PL-VF10 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-VF10 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 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, 5* or 10* watts of power and automatic impedance matching from 5 ohms to 25,000 ohms, ensures adequate signal. The PL-VF10 Locating System is a must have for anyone needing a simple and accurate locator.

Standard Frequencies:

512 Hz, 815 Hz, 8khz, 33kHz, 65kHz, 82kHz, 200kHz and 480kHz.

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 Back light: 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 on line depth and signal condition 
  • 1 year warranty. Warranty extends to 4 years when registered within 30 days of original purchase
  • Made in the USA


Additional information

Available Operating Frequencies

Range from 512Hz to 480kHz


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

10 power settings Low & Medium Frequency Range: 0.2w to 10w High. Frequencies (above 44kHz) : 0.2 to 1w

Power Source

(12) “D” cell batteries

Battery Life

8-20 hours (depending on load, frequency, power setting) Intermittent: 40-60 hours

Operating Temperature

-4° F to 133° F (-20° C to 55° C)

Ingress Protection Rating



16” x 6.32” x 6” (41 cm x 16 cm x 15 cm)


D-cell: 8 lbs (3.6 kg); Li-Ion: 6 lbs (2.7 kg)

Country of Origin

United States of America


1 Year warranty. 48 Month (4 Years) Warranty when registered at within 1 month of the date of purchase.

Receiver Operating Frequencies

480kHz, 200kHz, 131kHz, 82.315kHz, 65.536kHz, 32.768kHz, 8.192kHz, 4.010kHz, 815Hz, 797Hz, 640Hz & 512Hz

Receiver Sonde

640Hz, 512Hz, 815Hz, 8.192 kHz & 32.768kHz

Receiver Passive Power Modes

50env & 60env, LiveSound TM; Radio Frequency; Rectified CP 50Hz & Rectified CP 60Hz

Receiver 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)

Receiver Display

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

Receiver Power Source

(6) "C" Alkaline batteries

Receiver Battery Life

Continuous 30h. – Intermittent 82h.

Receiver Signal Strength

LCD bar graph, absolute signal strength 0-999

Receiver Gain Control

Left/ Right Guidance Mode: Automatic

Receiver All Other Locate Modes

Manual gain adjustment & automatic centering

Receiver Dynamic Range

126 dB

Receiver Depth Measurement

3 digit LCD readout of push-button measurement (1 inch – 30 feet) (.02m-10.6m) with accuracy > 5% of depth. (Digital measurement)

Receiver Operating Temperature

-4ºF to +133ºF (-20ºC to +55ºC)

Receiver Ingress Protection Rating


Receiver Dimensions

30.3” x 9.4” (77cm x 24cm)

Receiver Weight

4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)