ViperMag™ Pipe and Cable Locator


A combination utility locator and ferrous metal detector designed to locate buried pipes and cables and to detect buried ferrous metal objects such as valve box covers and buried tanks. The one-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.

Metal Detector – Advanced filtering rejects materials such as bottle caps and aluminum cans and zeros in on only ferrous materials. Manual gain control allows it to be controlled and work closely to large metal objects such as automobiles and chain link fences while still detecting targets underground. Will locate through asphalt, concrete and in temporary conditions such as snow.

Features and Benefits

  •  Active locating frequencies (512 Hz, 8.19 kHz, 83 kHz)
  • Passive power locating (60 Hz)
  • Conductive or inductive locating
  • Ferrous metal detection with advanced filtering and magnetic north/south indicator
  • Simple four-button control keypad
  • Push-button depth estimation
  • High contrast quick responsive display
  • Rugged and lightweight ABS plastic and carbon fiber construction
  • Optional fault find mode (8 kHz)


Part #:VIP-MAG – ViperMag Pipe and Cable Locator

Standard Equipment
receiver, transmitter, direct connection cables, ground stake, soft sided case, alkaline batteries, user guide

Optional Equipment

VIP-CASE – ViperMag Hard Case, provides ultimate protection of equipment
VIP-CL2/4/5 – Induction Clamp, (2”, 4”, 5”) applies signal to target
CI-A Frame – A-Frame Locator, detects ground faults

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