About this product

McLaughlin is introducing a new utility locator, Vision LX that combines trusted precision with a simple, user-friendly interface. Contractors face congested underground conditions, unmarked utilities and increasingly strict regulations, making accurate, timely locating more important than ever. With the Vision LX, users can expect the same core qualities that defined the Verifier G2 product line including: a durable design with antennas mounted in rubber isolators to standup to the toughest jobsite conditions and the exclusive McLaughlin three-year warranty and weather-proof guarantee.

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Key Features

Combination peak and null screen

The Vision LX features a new combination screen. This eliminates the need for users to toggle between two screens and enables them to capitalize on the benefits of both functions — the accuracy of peak mode and the user-friendly null mode.

Semiautomatic and manual gain adjustment

The LX has dual functionality, which means contractors can engage the semiautomatic gain on congested, urban jobsites where signal distortion is a common challenge, and the manual gain method when working in less congested areas.

Automatic depth and current measurement index (CMI)

Another feature that adds to the user-friendly nature of the LX is the addition of an automatic depth and current measurement index. When the user is over a utility line, instead of having to manually press a button, the estimated depth and CMI will now be automatically displayed.


The icon provides a straightforward visual representation of a utility’s position in reference to the receiver. The compass icon simplifies the locating process by automatically calculating peak signal, and quickly informing the user the direction of the utility path making it easier to locate the entire line.

Available Options

Increased Production

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

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.

Three Gain Control Modes

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




Receiver (RX)
 Active Frequencies 38 kHz : 38 kHz ±2%
9.5 kHz : 9.5 kHz ±2%
80 kHz : 80 kHz ±2%
850 Hz : 850 Hz ±2%
512 Hz : 512 Hz ±2%
 Passive Radio 9 k to 33 kHz (80 bands)
 Passive Power POW : 45 – 65 Hz, 120 Hz : 95 – 125 Hz
 Battery Type Six Alkaline LR6 “AA”
 Battery Life 18 hours (20°C / 68°F)
 Battery Status Continuous indication
 Power Save Function Automatic power off after 5min of inactivity
 Visual Indication LCD: bar graph, digital number & character, include backlight
 Depth Display High precision depth measurement
 Range Line: 0 to 5 m /16 ft. ( 0-5 m / 0-16 ft. mode)
0 to 10 m /30 ft. (0-10 m / 0-30 ft. mode)
Probe: 0 to 10 m /30 ft.
Real time depth measurement 0 to 9.9 m / 33ft
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 milliamps.
 Audio Output Internal Speaker with sound volume adjusting function, Earphone (optional)
 Data Logging Memorized 400 points of the depth/ the current measurement/ the date and time data.
 Interface 6-pin connector
 Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C / -4°F to 122°F
 Dimensions 660 x 130 x 270 mm (26.0″ x 5.1″ x 10.6″)
 Weight 2.1 kg/ 4.7 lbs. approx. including six batteries

Transmitter (TX)
 Output Frequencies 38 kHz :38 kHz±0.02% (Standard frequency)
9.5 kHz :9.5 kHz±0.02%
80 kHz :78.125 kHz ±0.02%
512 Hz :853.33 Hz ±0.02% (Direct connection mode ONLY)
Dual :9.5 kHz /38 kHz±0.02% (Direct connection mode ONLY)
 Output Power 5 watts maximum / 80kHz: 1 watts maximum
 Operating Modes Direct connection mode, Inductive mode, External coil mode (optional )
 Battery Type Eight Alkaline LR20 “D”
 Battery Life Direct mode: 50 hours (Output 4 mA , 20°C / 68°F)
Inductive mode: 20 hours (Output 50% , 20°C / 68°F)
Full Power(5W) : 10 hours (20°C / 68°F)
 Battery Status Low battery indication & press key readout
 Visual Indication LCD: Bar graph & Digital number
 Audio Indication Internal Speaker : Alarm, Beeping sounds
 Measuring Function Output Current : 0 to 300mA
Line Voltage : 0 to 250V
 Output Protection AC 250V (512Hz/640Hz: Output is cut off automatically)
 Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C / -4°F to 122°F
 Dimensions When using: 261 x 314 x 110 mm(10.3″ x 12.4″ x 4.3″)
When storage: 227 x 314 x 110 mm(8.9″ x 12.4″ x 4.3″)
 Weight 3.6 kg/ 7.9 lbs. approx. including eight batteries

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