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C.Scope CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool

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  • Power, radio, and generator modes plus AllScan mode with wide frequency range
  • 131kHz signal detection for small, unearthed cables plus alarms for shallow cables
  • IP65-rated weatherproof casing and a three-year manufacturer's warranty

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"Specially designed for locating hard-to-find subterranean cables"

  • Description

    C.Scope CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool

    The C.Scope CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool is a sophisticated instrument which is capable of finding hidden cables and piping through four different operating modes whilst a range of other sophisticated features enhance location and help prevent human error. This is ideal for avoiding dangerous, costly cable strikes during construction, utilities and maintenance projects.

    Four modes - all with improved performance - help the C.Scope CXL4 accurately locate hidden obstacles. Power mode picks up on the signal emitted by live electric current in a cable whilst both cables and piping can be found using radio mode which detects radio signals emitted by those utilities even when using the locator as a standalone instrument.

    Generator mode works with C.Scope signal generators to detect the applied signal in metal pipes or underground cables. This can even be used with other generators in order to detect non-metallic pipes whilst an option for 131kHz signal detection is perfect for finding short, thin or unearthed cables.

    A separate AllScan mode can detect signal frequencies from buried metal outside of the range of other modes. This is useful for detecting hard-to-find obstacles as well as checking the accuracy of metal pipe marking achieved by power, radio and generator modes. Peak Hold remembers where the signal is strongest in order to ensure accurate location.

    The CXL4 has a range of other features to which help the user make the most out of the instrument. The AlarmZone™ feature alerts the user when there are particularly shallow pipes or cables. The trigger depth can be adjusted at the user’s discretion. Meanwhile, a dynamic swing sensor alerts the user if the locator is being swung excessively which can undermine accuracy. An automatic daily self test also helps safeguard accuracy and negates the need for calibration and results are conveyed to the user by audible alerts and the backlit LCD screen.

    The C.Scope CXL4 is ruggedly constructed with an IP65 weatherproof ingress protection rating and it is also covered by a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. For added functionality, you may wish to consider adding a C.Scope SGA4 or SGV4 Signal Generator to your purchase.

    C.Scope part number: CXL4CAT

    Key Features

    • Radio, power and generator modes
    • AllScan mode with wide frequency range
    • 131kHz frequency range for small, unearthed cables
    • AlarmZone™ warns of shallow cables/pipes
    • Swing Sensor warns of excessive swing
    • Backlit LCD display
    • Automatic daily self test
    • IP65 weatherproof rating


    Power Mode
    Radio Mode
    Generator / Transmitter Mode
    – 33+131kHz
    – 131kHz
    – 33kHz
    – 8kHz
    – 512Hz
    – 640Hz
    All Scan Mode
    Accurate Depth Identification
    Signal Current Measurement
    Data Logging
    Data Logging Rate – once per second
    2Gb Memory
    Data Transfer via USB
    Data Transfer via BluetoothTM  –
    External Survey Level GPS via BluetoothTM
    In-Built GPS position logging
    Network Rail Approved
  • Specification

    • Controls: On/Off Switch: Spring loaded trigger switch under handle Function Select Switch (FOUR position): P. Power Mode; R. Radio Mode; G. Generator Mode; A. All Scan Mode Sensitivity Control
    • Audible Indication: Removable and user replaceable loudspeaker module 
    • Visual Indication: Multi-segment Liquid Crystal Display indicating: Signal Strength; Mode selected; AlarmZoneTM; Battery Condition; Self Test Indicator
    • Self Test: Automatic Daily Self Test
    • Swing Indicator: Audio beep to indicate incorrect use of the Locator 
    • Generator Mode Frequencies: Simultaneous 131,072Hz and 32,768Hz 
    • Construction: Case moulded from high impact plastic. Designed to withstand 1m (3’3”) drop onto a hard surface
    • Weight: 2.65kg (5 lb 13 oz) 
    • Dimensions: 720mm x 280mm x 65mm (28.3” x 11” x 2.5”) 
    • Performance: Locate Accuracy: better than 10% of depth 
    • Battery Type: Internal 8 x ‘AA’ (LR6) cells (either alkaline non-rechargeable or NiMH rechargeable) 
    • Battery Life: 40 hours intermittent use at 20oC (68oF) using alkaline cells 
    • IP Rating: 65 
  • Product Documents

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    View FileC.Scope CXL4 / DXL4 / SGA4 / SGV4 Datasheet    Size: (1.23 MB)
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