- Peak- and null-tracing capability
- Traces and determines depth of any conductive line
- Traces energized or de-energized lines through inductive or conductive coupling
- Extremely lightweight receiver
The AccuTrace Cable Route Tracer consists of a transmitter, which energizes the line with a traceable signal, and a portable receiver, which detects the signal. The transmitter can energize the line either by magnetic induction from a built-in antenna or by direct conductive connection to the metallic line.
Energizing the line conductively provides increased tracing distance and minimizes signal coupling to other lines. Inductive coupling, which does not require a mechanical connection to the line, permits a buried line to be traced without uncovering or de-energizing it.
The transmitter provides a simple LO/HI pushbutton to adjust the transmitted signal's strength, and a PULSE button for battery conservation and easy identification of the signal.
The receiver can be used to trace lines using either peaks (detection of the maximum signal) or nulls (detection of the minimum, or zero, signal).
The antenna is swivel-mounted for operation in vertical, horizontal or 45 mode used to calculate depth. The receiver provides audible and visual indication of detected signal strength. Simple controls adjust sensitivity and amplification, and a jack provides for audio output to an optional headset.
Standard AA batteries provide up to30 hours of continuous operation. When the receiver is not in use, the telescoping handle retracts for convenient, compact storage.