VIP 3000/VIP 4000
IP and Resistivity Advance Transmitter
VIP 3000/VIP 4000
3000V output voltage
Full microprocessor control
Standard motor generator
The VIP family of transmitters is now available in either a 3000 or 4000
watt version. Both VIP Systems are power current regulated Time Domain
and Frequency Domain electrical transmitters.
VIP 3000/VIP 4000 Major Benefits
Light in weight and provided with a high voltage (3000V) output, the VIP
3000/VIP 4000 are particularly convenient for IP surveys in high
resistivity rugged areas and for deep resistivity soundings.
Microprocessor controlled for ease of operation and protection against
misuse, all injection parameters (current, voltages, ...) are
controlled. The VIP 3000/VIP 4000 can also be operated through its
remote control port (RS232).
The VIP 3000/VIP 4000 eight output dipoles provide for higher
productivity in the field. Powered from a standard 220V single phase
motor generator, the VIP 3000/VIP 4000 eliminate the maintenance and
supply problems associated with custom power sources. It also reduces
the costs and problems of shipping motor generators over long distances,
namely by plane.
The VIP 3000/VIP 4000 will generate up to 3000 volts for work in high
resistivity areas and up to 5 amperes at 600 volts (VIP 3000) / 800
volts (VIP 4000) for low resistivity regions.
With its weight of only 16kg, the VIP 3000/VIP 4000 are the lightest
3000W/4000W units on the market.
Heavy Duty Construction
Very high quality connectors, and heavy duty industrial components are
used throughout. The VIP3000/VIP 4000 are shock resistant and
weatherproof, for a higher reliability.
The VIP 3000/VIP 4000 are designed for ease of operation. They have a
much simplified front panel: current, dipole and frequency (in the
frequency domain) settings are the only parameters to be selected by the
operator. All the other functions, like voltage range setting, are fully
Programming functions are also available, either through the front
panel, with a suitable key, or from an external computer terminal. These
functions are used to select the parameters and options that are not
normally changed during a survey: operating mode, time or frequency
domain, cycle time, frequencies, etc.
This approach reduces front panel cluttering and drastically reduces the
possibility of operator mistake. Instrument reliability is also
increased. For example, it is not possible to switch dipoles when
transmitting. This eliminates the possibility of burning out the
selector switch or the output circuitry.
Intelligent messages and warnings are displayed in case of problem or
malfunction. Furthermore, the permanent storage of all the parameters
related to the operation of the unit make easier the remote
identification of a trouble by the manufacturer for quicker instrument
A large backlighted LCD alphanumeric display is provided for the
simultaneous indication of all output parameters. Output current, output
voltage, contact resistance and output power are continuously displayed.
The VIP 3000/VIP 4000 internal microprocessor is capable of excellent
current regulation in almost any load.
Current is operator selectable in preprogrammed steps from 50mA to 5
amperes. Intelligent current adjustment algorithms are always in
operation. For example, the contact resistance will occasionally be too
high for the VIP 3000/VIP 4000 to provide the requested current setting.
In such cases, the VIP 3000/VIP 4000 will display a warning message and
will set the current to the maximum value allowable under that
combination of current setting and contact resistance. Some reserve
current capacity will always be kept to insure that the current stays
constant during the measurements, whatever the contact resistance
The VIP 3000/VIP 4000 are provided with a remote control port. By using
radio modems, it can be operated from a remote location.
The VIP 3000/VIP 4000 can also be linked to an intelligent receiver such
as the ELREC 6 or the ELREC 10, or to a computer, for the automatic
recording of current settings. Finally, synchronization with a receiver
or system is also possible in both directions (i.e. Rx to Tx or Tx to
Works With Almost Any Power Generator
The VIP 3000/VIP 4000 IP transmitter can be powered by almost any motor
generator providing a nominal 230V, 45-450 Hz output, single phase, at a
suitable KVA rating.
Low cost commercial generator sets, available at local hardware or
equipment rental stores are perfectly suitable.
For related interpretation software see RESIX IP, RESIX 2DI, and RESIX
Output Power: 3000/4000VA maximum
Output Voltage: 3000 V maximum, automatic voltage range selection
Output Current: 5 amperes maximum, current regulated
Current accuracy: better than 1%
Current stability: 0.1%
Dipoles: 8, selected by push button
Output Connectors: connectors accept bare wire or plug of up to 4mm.
Tune Domain Waveforms: On+, off, on-, off, (on = off) preprogrammed
cycle. Automatic circuit opening in off time. Preprogrammed on times
from 0.5 to 8 seconds by factor of two. Other cycles programmable by
Frequency Domain Waveforms: Square wave, Preprogrammed frequencies from
0.0625 Hz to 4 Hz by factors of 2. Alternate or simultaneous
transmission of any two frequencies. Other frequencies programmable by
Time and Frequency Stability: 0.01%, 1 PPB optional
Display: Alphanumeric liquid crystal display. Simultaneous display of
output current, output voltage, contact resistance, and output power.
Protection: Short circuit at 20 ohms, Open loop at 60000 ohms, Thermal,
Input overvoltage and undervoltage.
Remote Control: Full duplex RS-232A, 300-19200 bauds. Direct wire sync
for on-time and polarity.
Dimensions (h w d): 41 x 32 x 24 cm.
Weight: 16 kg
Power Source: 175 to 270 VAC, 45-450 Hz, single phase Motor Generator
Operating Temperature: -40 to +50 degrees Celsius.
VIP 3000 or VIP 4000 Console, Programming Key, RS-232 Interface Cable,
Motor Generator Cable, Operations Manual and Shipping Case.
VIP 3000 Transmitter
VIP 4000 Transmitter