The SSI Locators PL-2000 Utilities Locator (Receiver Only) works with the PL-2000 Transmitter (sold separately), with available frequencies 27 kHz, 8 kHz, and 0.5 kHz, to find underground pipes and cables. The receiver also works in passive mode to detect 50/60 Hz signals (indicating live current) and 15 kHz - 25 kHz radio frequencies.
Four Operating Modes
This underground locator receiver gives you a choice of four operating modes: Peak, Null, DIST, and Sonde. Peak mode lets you use SSI's patented differential antenna for the most precise results. Depth estimation (up to 16' with ±5% accuracy) keeps track of the exact utility you're looking for in an area that might be crowded with different lines. Null mode operates fast to show you whether you are to the left or right of the line you're targeting. DIST mode will pick up a utility at 40% or 50% greater distances than Null mode, although it's not as accurate, and depth estimation is not available. Sonde mode picks up 512 Hz or 8 kHz signals from sewer sondes (sold separately) to trace non-conductive utility lines.
Passive Frequency Reception
Even without a transmitter, the PL-2000 receiver can detect some long water and gas lines using ambient radio waves from power lines and radio stations. Just switch to “Peak” operating mode, select “Radio”, and adjust the sensitivity until you find your line. Live cables can also be detected by choosing the “Cable” frequency in either “Peak” or “DIST” mode.
Bright Easy-to-Read Display
The large LCD display is backlit so it's easily visible in dim light. Arrow keys let you adjust the sensitivity from 0-40. A frequency button enables fast switching between receiver frequencies. The PL-2000 gives you audio and visual confirmation when you've found a utility line. There's a plug-in jack for headphones you can use to muffle out other sounds.
Long Battery Life
The PL-2000 receiver uses 6 “AA” batteries, which will last for about 8 hours of continuous use. To conserve battery life, you can set your receiver to switch itself off after a certain period of non-use. This locator receiver is lightweight at only 4.4 lb (2.04 Kg). Dimensions are 5.2” x 11.0” x 24.0” (13.2 cm x 27.9 cm x 61.0 cm).
The SSI Locators PL-2000 Utilities Locator (Receiver Only) comes with a 3-year manufacturer's warranty.