C-Scope DXL3 Cable Avoidance Tool
The C.Scope DXL3 depth measuring Cable Avoidance Tool is a robust and affordable industry standard locator used to detect buried pipes and cables prior to excavation.
Hitting and damaging buried services when excavating is costly and potentially very dangerous. The C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tool is the ideal ‘pick-up-and-go tool to locate buried pipes and cables, quickly and reliably, time after time.
SAFE, SIMPLE, QUICK AND RELIABLE
The C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tool has three familiar detection modes (POWER, RADIO AND GENERATOR) to select from. Each mode provides its own specific advantages. Many operators will be familiar with these operating modes.
The POWER mode is the quickest way to detect most buried electricity cables by detecting the signal created by the electrical current itself.
The RADIO mode detects re-radiated Radio type signals that are often present on metal pipes and cables allowing their position to be determined using just the Cable Avoidance Tool alone.
The GENERATOR mode is used to detect the signal applied to a metal pipe or cable by a C.Scope SGA3 Signal Generator. In addition the Generator mode can be used to detect the signal being transmitted by a C.Scope Sonde for non-metallic pipe tracing.
The DXL3 Cable Avoidance Tool also features the addition of a simple to operate Depth Measurement button on the top of the product (for use in GENERATOR Mode).
When combined with a C.Scope SGA3 Signal Generator and accessories, the Cable Avoidance Tool becomes a versatile, all round pipe and cable locating and tracing package. Robustly made and equipped with LCD meter, detachable loudspeaker and easy-to-operate fingertip controls the C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tool is the ideal Locator for all levels of staff who need to be able to detect buried services quickly and with confidence.
The DXL3 Cable Avoidance Tool does require annual recalibration.
33kHz frequency detection for locating utilities
Liquid Crystal display (LCD)
Real Audio response
Provision for spare battery storage
Annual Calibration checks required
Fully weatherproof design to IP65
DXL3 Cable Avoidance Tool
On/Off Switch: Spring loaded trigger switch under handle
Function Select Switch (Three position): P – Power Mode; R – Radio Mode; G – Generator Mode
Depth Button: Push button for live display of depth – DXL3 only
Removable and user replaceable loudspeaker module
Multi-segment Liquid Crystal Display indicating:
Signal Strength; Mode selected; Battery Condition;
Depth Measurement (in Generator Mode) – DXL3 only
Case moulded from high impact plastic. Designed to withstand 1m (3’3”) drop onto a hard surface
Weight (including batteries)
2.9kg (6 pounds 6 ounces)
720mm x 270mm x 63mm (28.3” x 10.6” x 2.4”)
Locate Accuracy: better than 10% of depth
Depth Accuracy: ±5% @ 1m (3’3”) – DXL3 only
Depth Measurement Range: Line 0.2m to 3m (8” to 10’)
Depth Resolution: Line 0.05m
Depth Measurement Range: Sonde 0.85m to 4.5m (2’9” to 15’) – depending on Sonde type
Depth Resolution: Sonde 0.15m
Internal 8 x ‘AA’ (LR6) cells (either alkaline non-rechargeable or NiMH rechargeable)
40 hours intermittent use at 20ºC (68ºF) using alkaline cells
Performance figures stated can be affected by site parameters such as ground conditions, temperature, and strong electromagnetic fields. Specification may be subject to change. All C.Scope Locators are in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Council Directive 2014/30/EU. Compliance has been demonstrated by testing representative samples to the relevant harmonised standards. All C.Scope Locators comply with the RoHS directive, 2011/65/EU.
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