Detectors Products VR1 – Cable Detector

VR1 “Wirehound” – Cable Detector

Cable Detector with OLED Display for Cables and Wires

  • Search head with ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
  • Detection of cables and wires regardless of their orientation
  • High sensitivity to detect unenergized wires with a length of 10 cm or more
  • Integrated OLED display for intuitive operation and 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 cables and wires typically used to activate IEDs.

In addition, the VR1's highly ergonomic mechanical design enables assignments lasting several hours.

Suitable for following searches ...

IEDs :  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 ")

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED)/audio/vibration
    1.5 m (1 h at 20 °C)

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

    *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)


    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.
  • Scope of Delivery

    Basic package | Item No. 2004130000

    Cable Detector VR1, Case, Headset, Shoulder traps with pads, Arm strap, 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

    • Case VR1 Art.-Nr. 2904130180 Rugged case for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • Test piece VR1 Art.-Nr. 2904130200 For testing the sensitivity of the GPR capabiltities
    • Plate brake screw Art.-Nr. 2909990723 Practical plate for adjusting the brake screw on the search coil
    • Headset VMR3/VMR3G/VR1 Art.-Nr. 2902440026 Lightweight headset for use in a noisy environment
    • Arm strap Art.-Nr. 8909990832 Arm strap for an improved hold of the dectector in operation
    • Shoulder straps with pads VMR2/VMR3/VR1 Art.-Nr. 2902440123 Comfortable shoulder straps for the safe carrying of the detector
    • Rechargable battery block VAP3 Art.-Nr. 2902830035 Fully compatible and rechargeable battery block
    • Battery charger VAP3 Art.-Nr. 2902830018 For charging the battery block VAP3
    • Power adapter for battery charger VAP3 Art.-Nr. 2902440126 Adapter connection for the battery charger VAP3
    • Charging cable for 12V/24V vehicle plug socket Art.-Nr. 2502440006 Vehicle plug socket adapter for the battery charger VAP3
    • Universal power plug adapter Art.-Nr. 9150006102 Power plug adapter for worldwide use of the charger
    • Battery compartment VBH3 Art.-Nr. 2902830080 Battery compartment allows the operation of the detector with batteries LR20 or alternatively with rechargeable batteries HR 20
    • Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20 Art.-Nr. 5910001006 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, 3 ea. Art.-Nr. 5910001006S3 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Field manual VR1 Art.-Nr. 8904130260 Extremley compact operation information
    • Operation manual VR1 Art.-Nr. 8904130250 Detailed operation information

Service and contact

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