The Leica Digicat 650i Utility Locator 795944 is Bluetooth capable for use with your phone, iPad, or computer. This underground pipe and cable finder can record and store up to 80 hours of data, documenting your usage second-by-second, in its 32 Mb memory. Leica Logicat Software (sold separately) will show your data in easy-to-understand tables and graphs, as well as generate statistical reports and monitor service and calibration dates. The Digicat 650i also records user IDs, so you'll be aware of which of your operators might need more training. This is invaluable if you have to keep track of a fleet of locators.
You can also use this utility finder's Bluetooth functionality to upload information about the location and direction of the detected utilities to a GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping device. You don't have to physically mark the location anymore, which can be useful when working indoors or in a developed area.
Versatile Operating Modes
This buried utility locator finds hidden pipes and cables by detecting the electrical signals they produce up to a depth of 10'. The default power mode locates power signals that pose a risk to your excavation site in a range of 50 to 60 Hz, so the most potentially dangerous utilities are located first. The auto mode automatically homes in on power and radio signals, alerting you to their presence when you first start work in a particular site. Radio mode uses signals from distant radio transmitters (between 15 and 60 kHz) to locate buried utilities. These frequencies penetrate the ground – where they are absorbed and re-emitted by buried utilities, making them visible to your Digicat. The transmitter mode tracks the signals from the Digitex signal generator, which runs a current through conductive utilities so they can be traced.
Select Your Digicat Bundle
The Leica 650-model is available in the i-Series, with 2 transmitter mode frequencies (8 kHz and 33 kHz), and the xf-Series, with 4 transmitter mode frequencies (8 kHz, 33 kHz, 512 Hz and 640 Hz). The additional tracing modes allow you to locate underground utilities over greater distances and easily find sewer-camera inspection systems. The 650xf utility locator also has the Mode lock feature. The locator re-starts in the last mode used, saving you time and effort.
The Digicat pipe finders come in your choice of bundle, with the locator offered together with its most popular accessories. You can choose the Digicat only, the Basic Bundle (Digicat locator and Digitex 100t Signal Generator), the Basic Bundle with Carry Bag, the Electrician's Bundle (includes a signal clamp), and the Plumber's Bundle, which comes with the Digimouse Dual-Frequency Sonde.
To locate underground pipes or cables that do not have a live electrical current, use your Digicat with the Digitex 100t Signal Transmitter. The Digitex induces a signal into the pipe or cable via an alligator clamp, signal clamp, or antenna, then the Digicat detects this signal from the surface.
For pipes or cables made of non-conductive material, use the Digitex signal transmitter with the Digitrace Service Tracer (sold separately) to help your Digicat locate them. The Digitrace offers a fiberglass rod that can be guided along the utility underground while the connected Digitex signal generator sends a signal through the rod that the Digicat can detect from the surface.
You can also use the Digimouse dual-frequency sonde. It acts as a frequency transmitter over a range of 16.4' (5 m) and can be attached to a variety equipment, such as drain rods, boring tools and inspection cameras. Enhanced sonde detection provides a numeric readout on the Digicat display, indicating the exact location of a placed sonde, which helps trace electrical pipes or cables.
So Nice It Tells You Twice
The Digicat 650i locator gives off a loud sound when you are near the cable you're searching for. You can also visually monitor the strength of the cable’s electrical signal on the large LCD display. This display features a battery indicator, depth indicator, and light sensor. The light sensor senses the amount of light around your locator at all times and turns on the display’s back light in dark conditions. A special hazard alert warns you when a buried utility is in close proximity to the surface. The pinpoint assist feature keeps the highest peak reading on the display’s signal strength indicator for quick reference.
An IP rating of 54 means that this pipe and cable finder is dust and splashing water resistant.
The Leica 650i Digicat pipe and cable locator comes with a one-year limited manufacturer's warranty.