The SSI Locators PL-2000 Utility Locator Transmitter Only works with the PL-2000 receiver (sold separately) to detect hidden utilities, such as water and gas lines or telephone and electric cables. It works in conductive (direct connection) or inductive mode to produce a signal in the utility line to be located by the receiver.
Three Frequencies to Choose From
You can choose from 3 transmission frequencies – 27 kHz, 8 kHz, and 0.5 kHz – to find the right one for the job. If one won't do, you also have the option of broadcasting all 3 frequencies at once in “Mix” mode! The PL-2000 transmitter has up to 3.0 W of power in direct mode, allowing locations at long distances. There is a display that will tell you when you have poor ground connectivity so that you can move your ground stake or improve your connection to the utility line. For induction mode, the transmitter operates with 0.5 W of power.
Loop mode uses the 50 m cable drum (sold separately), or other long wire cable, to connect the transmitter to fittings, such as meters, hydrants, or valves, on opposite ends of the utility line you're tracking. This is an ideal method to use in areas with extremely congested utilities, since you can isolate one single line for precise location.
Inductive Clamp Mode
This method of operation uses the inductive clamp (sold separately) to generate a signal from insulated wires, such as telephone and low power electric lines. Plug in the inductive clamp, then attach the jaws around the cable at one end of the line and the ground at the other end. In this way you can activate the insulated line.
Battery Life and Dimensions
The PL-2000 operates on 8 “D” batteries that will give you 8 hours operation at maximum power. At average use, you have about 20 hours of operation time. There is an automatic off function that switches the unit off after 1 hour with no control operations. You can deactivate this function for continuous transmitter use if you so desire.
Outside dimensions are 11”L x x 4.1”W x 9.5”H and the transmitter weighs 5.5 lbs (2.49 Kg). The SSI Locators PL-2000 Transmitter comes with a 3-year manufacturer's warranty.