RD8000 Precision Cable

The cutting-edge RD8000 Cable Locator range offers locate professionals advanced connectivity options and multiple locate functions.
  • Centros™: RD8000 locators are Centros™ enabled. Centros™ is a measurement engine based on more than 30 years of continuous development, combining new and innovative algorithms with tried and tested software in a high performance microprocessor. Centros™ improves locator accuracy and repeatability, delivering timely responsiveness.
  • ILOC™: ILOC is an advanced long range Bluetooth link between the RD8000 locator and transmitter (Tx-5B or Tx-10B) that helps save the operator time and effort. iLOC allows control of the transmitter remotely up to 300 meters (line of sight providing), enabling the operator to spend less time walking and more time locating. 
  • Trudepth™: Indicates depth when the locator is oriented correctly above the target pipe, cable or marker for the most accurate reading. 
  • GPS: All RD8000 models can connect to external GPS receivers, allowing positional data to be associated with locate histories. Optional internal GPS on the RD8000 marker locators provides ‘street level’ accuracy positional data for associating with usage history of points of interest without the need for an external device.
  • SurveyCert™: RD8000 locators can store up to 1000 locate records on demand, allowing operators to easily document and report surveys or points of interest. GPS data, from external or internal* GPS can also be stored to enable easy integration with GIS/Mapping systems. Measurements can be transferred to a PDA or PC using Bluetooth or USB* connections
  • Peak/Null Mode: Helps to identify the effects of distortion due to ground effects or nearby utilities. Simultaneous display of peak bar graph response and proportional null arrows allow a quick assessment of locate conditions.
  • Remote Calibration: Using the Windows software, locators can be checked for correct calibration and operation over the Internet without the need to return the RD7000+ for service. A calibration certificate can be saved, emailed or printed or a service can be booked should any issue be detected.
  • Extended Warranty: Radiodetection offers a free upgrade to a 3 year extended warranty on RD7000+ locators and transmitters (product must be registered within 3 months of service). Registration also offers free product software and feature upgrades.
  • Bluetooth Connectivity: The RD7000+ marker locator models detect all commonly used RF utilities markers. TruDepth™ automatic depth estimation without the need for two step measurements allows for faster & more accurate surveys. Combined mode allows scanning for cables, pipes and markers simultaneously.
  • Data Logging: On board memory* can store over a year’s worth of locate history at one second intervals. Data can be backed up to a PC at any time giving virtually unlimited record keeping for the life of the product. Retrieved data can be analysed for compliance or training requirements.
Features are model dependant
Sensitivity 5μA at 1 meter (33kHz)
Dynamic range 140dB rms/√Hz
Selectivity 120dB/Hz
Maximum depth(1) Line: 20' / 6m
Sonde: 50' / 15m
RF Markers:
Near Surface: 2' / 60cm
Ball Marker: 4.9' / 1.5m
Mid-Range: 5.9' / 1.8m
Full Range: 7.9' / 2.4m
Depth accuracy(2) Line: ± 5% tolerance 4" / 0.1m to 10' / 3m
Sonde: ± 5% tolerance 4" / 0.1m to 23' / 7m
RF Markers: ± 15% ± 2" / 5cm up to the maximum depth
Locate accuracy ± 5% of depth
Fault-Finding (FF) Diagnose cable sheath faults from short circuit to 2MΩ using the A-frame
Max Transmitter Power output 1W (Tx-1), 5W (Tx-5 and Tx-5B), 10W (Tx-10 and Tx-10B)
Dynamic overload protection 30dB (automatic)
Batteries Cable and Pipe Locator: 2 x D-cells (LR20) or optional Li-Ion battery pack                                        
Marker locator: Li-Ion battery pack or 3 x D-cells (LR20)
Transmitter: 8 x D-cells (LR20) or optional Li-Ion battery pack
Battery Life (continuous usage)(3) Cable and Pipe Locator: Alkaline up to 13 hours
Marker Locator: Li-Ion or Alkaline up to 25 hours
Transmitter: Alkaline up to 23 hours
Warranty 12 Month standard, 36 Months upon registration
Compliance FCC, RSS 310 RoHS, Weee, CE, Bluetooth
Weight Cable and Pipe Locator: 4.2lbs / 1.9kg (including alkaline batteries)
Marker Locator: 4.6lbs / 2.1kg (including Li-Ion battery pack)
Transmitter: 6.2lbs / 2.8kg (including alkaline batteries)
9.3lbs / 4.2kg (including accessories)
Dimension (H x D x W) Cable and Pipe Locator: 25.5" x 11.3" x 4.9" / 648 x 286 x 125mm
Marker Locator: 25.5" x 11.3" x 7" / 648 x 286 x 177mm
Transmitter: 14" x 8.9" x 8.1" / 356 x 227 x 207mm
Construction Injection Molded ABS Plastic
Ingress Protection IP54
Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
  • Determine accurately locate of cables or pipes in underground
  • Determine the depth of  pipes and cables in underground
  • Determine accurately locate any cable sheath faults