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VR1 “Wirehound®” – Cable Detector

Detector for Cables and Wires

  • Search head with ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
  • Detection of cables and wires regardless of their orientation
  • High sensitivity to detect wires with a length of 10 cm or more
  • Integrated OLED display for simplified operation
  • Selection of various languages
  • Easily noticeable alarm indication (audio/visual/vibration)

The Cable Detector VR1 "Wirehound®" uses ground-penetrating radar and has been developed specifically for finding explosive devices and their components. These include the wires and cables typically used to activate IEDs.

Possible applications of this high-sensitivity ground-penetrating radar (GPR) also include locating classic GRP targets such as bodies out of plastic, wood and metal.

The VR1's ergonomic mechanical design enables assignments lasting several hours.

Suitable for following searches ...

IED* :  Suitable for detecting the typical components of improvised explosive devices (e. g. wires and cables).

* Partially restricted

  • Technical Data


    GPR search head
    Ø 30 cm (Ø 11.81 in)

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED)/audio/vibration

    IP68, 1.5 m (1 h at 20 °C)


    80.5 x 52 x 31 cm (31.69 x 20.47 x 12.20 in)

    *Tolerance ± 3 %

    Ambient conditions

    In accordance with MIL-STD-810F
    (F501.4-I, II, F502.4-I, II, F503.4-I, F506.4-III, F512.4-II, F516.5-IV)

    Ambient temperature

    -31°C – + 63°C (-24°F – +145°F)

    Storage temperature

    -51°C – +71°C (-60°F – +160°F)


    Detector with/without standard battery
    3.7 kg (8.15 lbs) / 3.24 kg (7.14 lbs)

    Basic package – Detector in case including standard scope of delivery
    18.00 kg (39.68 lbs)

    *Tolerance ± 10 %

    Disposable/rechargeable battery

    1 x VAP3 7.4 V/5.4 Ah lithium polymer rechargeable battery – Standard
    4 x Mono LR20 1.5 V alkaline battery

    Disposable/rechargeable battery operating time*

    VAP3 lithium polymer rechargeable battery: About 10 h
    Alkaline batteries: About 4 h

    *Ambient temperature of about 20 °C, LR20: Varta Industrial, VAP3.

    Subject to changes that serve technical progress.
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  • Scope of Delivery

    Basic package VR1 | Item No. 2004130000
    Cable Detector VR1, Case, Headset, Shoulder traps with pads, Arm strap, Data cable, USB-serial converter cable, 2 x Rechargeable battery block VAP3, Charger VAP3, Power adapter for battery charger VAP3, Battery charger VAP3 for 12 V/24V vehicle plug socket, Universal power plug adapter, Glass fibre plate search head brake, Test piece, Battery compartment VBH3, 4 x Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, Operation manual, Field manual

  • Parts/Accessories

    • Item No. 2904130180 Case VR1 Rugged case for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • Item No. 2904130200 Test piece VR1 For testing the sensitivity of the GPR capabiltities
    • Item No. 2909990723 Plate brake screw Adjustment plate small brake screw
    • Item No. 2902440026 Headphone VMR3/VMR3G/VR1 Lightweight watertight and non magnetic on-ear headphone for use in a noisy environment
    • Item No. 8909990832 Arm strap Arm strap for an improved hold of the dectector in operation
    • Item No. 2902440123 Shoulder straps with pads VMR2/VMR3/VR1 Comfortable shoulder straps for the safe carrying of the detector
    • Item No. 2509990105 Data cable For the data transfer via a USB-serial converter
    • Item No. 5800001017 USB-serial converter cable For the data transfer in conjunction with the data cable
    • Item No. 2902830035 Rechargable battery block VAP3 Rechargeable Li-Po battery block
    • Item No. 2902830018 Battery charger VAP3 For charging the battery block VAP3
    • Item No. 2902440126 Power adapter for battery charger VAP3 Adapter connection for the battery charger VAP3
    • Item No. 2502440006 Charging cable for 12V/24V vehicle plug socket Vehicle plug socket adapter for the battery charger VAP3
    • Item No. 9150006102 Universal power plug adapter Power plug adapter for worldwide use of the charger
    • Item No. 2902830080 Battery compartment VBH3 Battery compartment allows the operation of the detector with batteries LR20 or alternatively with rechargeable batteries HR 20
    • Item No. 5910001006 Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 5910001006S4 Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, 4 ea. Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 8904130260 Field manual VR1 Extremley compact operation information
    • Item No. 8904130250 Operation manual VR1 Detailed operation information

Service and contact

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