About this product

The Vision FLX2 by McLaughlin combines a state of art fault location system with a cable locator proven to be consistently accurate and dependable. The Vision FLX2 offers cable tracing with depth estimate and pinpoints ground return faults on electric, CATV and telecommunications with one instrument.

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Key Features


Built for the construction environment, PC boards and antennas are mounted in rubber isolators for rugged jobsite conditions.


Smart technology simplifies the operation of the transmitter and location of the utility with the receiver.


Plug and Play technology on the receiver recognizes the accessory to reduce set up time and increases production.


Multiple frequency transmitter benefits operator for locating all types of utilities.


Cable Identification ability reduces disconnecting and spiking the incorrect electrical line.


3 year warranty that includes water damage.

Available Options

Increased Production

Automatic Depth and current strength measurements located on all screen modes.

Three Gain Control Modes

Maintains the semi-automatic accuracy in congested environments combined with manual gain for increased speed and productivity.

New Locating Mode - Peak/Null

The operator friendly screen at a glance shows the accuracy of peak mode combined with the speed of null mode.




Active Frequencies 38kHz: 38kHz±2%
9.5kHz: 9.5kH±2%
80kHz: 78.125kHz±2%
512Hz: 512Hz±2%
Fault Finding
Passive Radio 9k to 33kHz, 50/60Hz, 100/120Hz
Passive Power 50/60Hz: 5th harmonic (50Hz or 60Hz user selectable)

100/120Hz: 3rd harmonic (100Hz or 120Hz user selectable)

Battery Type Eight (8) Alkaline LR16 “AA”
Battery Life 20 hours in continuous use at 70°F/20°C
Power Save Function

Automatically power off after 5 minutes of inactivity

Visual Indication

LCD: Bar graph, digital number and character, include backlight

Range Line: 0 to 5m/16ft (0-5m/0-16ft. mode)
0 to 10m/30ft (0-5m/0-30ft. mode)
Probe: 0 to 10m/30ft.
Depth Readout Unit Meter / Feet & Inch
Depth Accuracy* 2.0m/6.5ft: ±2.5%
3.0m/10ft: ±5%
5.0m/16.5ft: ±10%
Current Value

Current value flowing on the conductor is displayed for line identity in milli-amps

Audio Output

Internal speaker (200 to 5kHz), Earphone (optional)

Data Logging

Memorized 400 points of the depth/current measurement data


D-sub 9-pin connector (RS-232C)

Operating Temperature

-10°C to 50°C/-4°F to 122F°


680x140x290mm (26.8”x5.5”x11.4”)


2.1kg/4.7lbs approx. including eight batteries


*1—locators are tested in the model field conditions with no adjacent signals. Always excavate the line with non-destructive means before digging
*2—Optional cable is necessary to read the logging data

Output Frequencies 38kHz: 38kHz±0.02% (standard frequency)
9.5kHz: 9.5kHz±0.02%
80kHz: 78.125±0.02%
512kHz: 9.5kHz/38kHz±0.02%
Dual: 9.5kHz/38kHz±0.02% FF: 512kHz+9.5kHz (for A-Frame)
Output Power 3 watts max./80kHz: 1 watts max.
Battery Type 8 Alkaline LR20 “D”
Battery Life Direct mode: 50 hours (20°C/68°F)
Inductive mode: 20 hours (20°C/68°F)
Battery Status Low battery indication & press key readout
Visual Indication LCD: bar graph & digital number, includes backlight
Audio Indication Internal Speaker : Alarm, Beeping sounds
Measuring Function Output current: 0 to 300mA
Line voltage: 0 to 250V
Resistance: 0 to 10M ohms
Output Protection AC 250V (512Hz: output is cut off automatically)
Operating -20°C to 50°C/-4°F to 122F°
Dimensions 275x314x110mm (10.8”x12.4”x4.3”)
Weight 3.7kg/8.2lbs approx. including eight batteries

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