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Underground Cable Locator

New Radiodetection RD8100 Precision Underground Utility LocatorUnderground utility locator RD8100

Locate faster, easier and more accurately

  • 5 Locate Modes: Guidance, Peak + Guidance arrows, Peak + Null arrows, Null, Peak, Extra Sensitivity Single Peak
  • Guidance Mode: The easiest and fastest locate mode intelligently combining 5 signals.
    • Compass shows the utility direction
    • Position Bar: Blank bar area shows utility position
    • Left > < Right guidance arrows with better accuracy than than null
    • Easy to Follow Tones: continuous  left > < pulsed tone right for easy to follow sounds
    • Auto Sensitivity
    • Signal Strength: Watch for the signal maximum
    • Auto depth
    • Auto Current Measurement identifies the utility that transmitter is connected to
  • Power Filters: “Power” mode detects signals using the first 16 power harmonics for extremely sensitive power detection.  When the signal is too strong or not identifying separate cables, choose single harmonics with a single button push.
  • New 4 Khz Frequency: More accurate than 8 Khz and stronger lower frequencies than 512 hz.
  • 4Khz Current Direction:  Stronger signal than 256hz CD or 512 hz CD utility identification accuracy of current direction.
  • Internal GPS and external GPS: Easily save location, depth and more (optional) and easily send to GIS or Google Maps.GPS Utility Locator
  • Usage Logging: Store 8 hours of data for over 5 years, up to 47 parameters to document usage & improve training
  • Li-ion battery: (optional)
    • 35 hours continuous use with receiver
    • Double life per charge than single use 8 D-cells
    • Lighter
    • Low temperature operation
    • No battery corrosion problems
    • Greener earth friendly choice
    • No battery contact problems
  • Simultaneous Auto Depth & Auto Current Measurement: Identify utilites with auto current measurement with no buttons to push.
  • 5 Additional Custom Frequencies: Choose any 5 custom frequencies below 1Khz.
  • Better Weather Protection: Tested and rated IP65; withstands low pressure water jets from all directions and the highest level of dust protection.
  • Enhanced Checking: More comprehensive self test includes locate circuit test, eCert on-site calibration check and documentation software, CALSafe ensures calibration schedule
  • Improved Remote Control: Use the locator to change the transmitter frequency or output from 1400 feet.  (included with all RD8100's)
  • Precision Antennas: Ferrite core antennas diamond precision ground to 0.02”, aligned to 0.1 degrees and secured for long term precision.
  • 6 RD8100 Models: PXL, PLXG, PDL, PDLG, PTL, PTLGCable Locator
  • Underground Cable Direction Display: All active and power modes displays a line parallel to the pipe or cable for easier and faster locating especially at bends.
  • Verify Accuracy: Peak and null antennas compare the location shown by the peak and true null antennas to determine locate accuracy instead of assuming. Display of peak and null at the same time make verifying locate accuracy faster and easier.
  • Arrows: Left and right arrows grow longer the farther from the underground pipe or cable and a variable tone that is different on side.
  •  3 Year Warranty
  • Centros™: Over 50 software and hardware patents, High-performance processor core runs new, innovative algorithms.
    Improves the accuracy and repeatability of measurements.
  • Dynamic Overload Protection: Prevents signal overload in areas with strong signals like power substations.
  • StrikeAlert: Warns of nearby power cables.
  • Simultaneous power and radio signal detection: Search for buried utilities with both frequencies in a single step hear the actual signals amplified without the transmitter.
  • Light Weight & Balanced – 28% lighter than industry standard RD4000 cable and pipe locator.  (If you place your finger in center of the handle, the RD7000 and RD8000 pipe and cable locators balance vertically which promotes more accurate locating and the comfort of locator operator.)utility-locator-antennas
  • Cable Fault Location:   Follow the arrows to the cable ground fault from all directions with a patented technique.  The locator automatically switches to the fault find frequency when the A-frame is connected.
  • Current Direction: Identifies when locating the utility that the transmitter is connected to.
  • Greater Sensitivity: The single peak is about 30% stronger signal.
  • Free Onsite Updates: Connect the USB port and upgrade your RD8100 or RD7000 underground cable and pipe locator without sending it in.
  • Stores 1000 locate records:  that can include GPS data for quick GIS updates to correct or create utility maps.
  • On-site training and support free

RD8100 Underground Cable Locator Brochure

Underground Cable Locator RD8100 Manual


Underground Cable Locator Transmitter Features

Major Features:

  • Auto Frequency Selection: "Sidestep Auto" analyses and selects the optimum frequency based on ground impedance improving locate accuracy and extending battery life
  • Utility Identification: Forward and back arrows easily identify the unique signal from the transmitter to find the same utility / pipe / cable that transmitter connected to.
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • High Output: Choose low (30V) or high voltage output (90V) to overcome field challenges like rusty connections or dry soil conditions.
  • Quick Frequency Setup: Choose your utility locator receiver model for one step group frequency selection.
  • Best Frequency: Choose the best frequency each situation from 15 direct frequencies, 8 inductive frequencies, 4 current direction frequencies
  • Custom Frequencies: Hide any frequencies not commonly used for faster and simpler use.
  • Short circuit protection
  • Large, high contrast, backlight LCD display with clear information
  • High ground impedance alarm.
  • 10% lighter than RD4000 T10
  • Withstands Water Splashing: Independently tested and rated IP54 to withstand water splashing and dust exposure from all directions.
  • Rechargeable Batteries: Powered by 8 D cells (alkaline or NiMh), lithium ion battery pack available or vehicle cable
  • Multi-meter measures voltage, current, impedance.
  • Storage in Base: Stores screw in ground rod, ground rod extension cable, direction connection cables, ground connection magnet in the transmitter base

Utility Locator Transmitter Models

  1. Tx-1 1 watt, lowest price
  2. Tx-5: 5 watts, and fault find.
  3. Tx-5B: Bluetooth remote control, 5 watts, and fault find.
  4. Tx-10: 10 watts, fault find, current direction, 1 watt induction
  5. Tx-10B: Bluetooth remote control, 10 watts, fault find, current direction, 1 watt induction

Other Radiodetection Locator Choices:

Underground Utility Locators
Electronic EMS Marker Locators
RD7000 Underground Locators
RD5000 Pipe Locator
RD2000 Pipe Cable Locator
CAT4 Cable Pipe Locator

 Utility Locator Accessories

  • Remote utility signal switch: Switch between four different utilities remotely.
  • Induction clamps and fiberglass poles for cable locators
  • Cable locator receiver antennas
  • Live cable connector and live plug connector
  • Cable fault locator A-frame
  • Submersible underwater cable locator antenna
  • Cable Locator Accessories: Radiodetection RD8000, RD7000 RD5000 and RD4000 accessories are interchangeable.

Radiodetection began manufacturing pipe and cable locators since 1978.

Applications include fiber optic cable locators, underground electric cable locators, cable locator rental, underground cable locator, pipe cable locator, pipe locator, utility locators, cable finder, pipe locator, utility cable locators, underground utility locator, camera location, sonde location, fiber optic locator, cable locator.

The RD8100 and RD7000 include cable fault location. We rent underground cable locators.