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Radiodetection Line Locator - RD5000™WL

Radiodetection Line Locator - RD5000 WL
$ 75 $ 300 $ 600

Tracing buried pipes and cables can present major difficulties. The trouble is magnified in cases where a pipe has rubber seals, insulators or even gaps between sections. If not overcome, these problems can result in costly repairs, delays and in some instances personal injury.

Whether you need to locate faults or avoid utilities during excavation work, the combination of RD5000™WL locator and RD5000WLT transmitter has been designed to address these issues with accuracy, repeatability and reliability. The RD5000WL's single high active frequency is very well suited to disjointed pipes and cables, and plastic pipes with tracer wire. The signal can be applied either by direct connection or by induction, which is also an excellent way of lighting up all nearby conductors for blind locates.

The easy-to-use RD5000WL has two operation modes: guidance and signal strength. In guidance mode, the target position indicator, proportional arrows and audio signals guide the user towards the target pipe or cable. Compass, which indicates the orientation of the target and the signal strength given out by the target is also displayed. In signal strength mode, the numerical scale, from 0 to 999, indicates the strength of the signal from the target. The target position indicator and audio are turned off, leaving an easy to use, uncluttered screen. Compass is also shown in this mode to indicate the relative orientation of the conductor.



  • Single Button Operation - Both locator and transmitter operate from a single button, making them amongst the easiest to use products available.
  • Single Frequency - The RD5000WL operates at 83kHz, a frequency that travels well along pipes such as gas and water pipes, that may have gaps between sections.
  • Compass - Provides the user with a visual indication of the target pipe or cable's orientation, simplifying the task of following the correct target line.
  • TruDepth™ - Ensures that depth is indicated when the locator is oriented correctly above the target, to assist in positioning the locator properly for the most accurate reading.
  • Current - The current flowing in the line is displayed, when the locator is correctly positioned above the target, helping to ensure that the operator can follow the target line.
  • Dynamic Overload Protection - The latest signal processing techniques give the RD5000WL the ability to reject unwanted signals that can swamp other locators' detection circuitry.
  • ClearTRACK - The powerful digital signal processing engine provides automatic rejection of adjacent bleedover signals, leading to more accurate location in increasingly congested underground utility networks.
  • Centros Manager - Update the software and verify the calibration of your RD5000WL locator using eCAL™.
  • eCAL™ - A novel Radiodetection technique that allows the operator to validate the original factory calibration of the RD5000WL. This gives the operator confidence that the locator continues to meet its factory calibration. eCAL can issue and print a validation certificate without needing to return the RD5000WL to a service center.
  • Directional Audio Tones & Proportional Guidance Arrows - In Guidance Mode the direction and distance to the target pipe or cable is indicated by intuitive proportional arrows - the length of the arrows indicates the distance from the target pipe or cable. A continuous tone to the left and an intermittent tone to the right help to guide the user towards the target.
  • Centros Enabled - The RD5000WL is Centros enabled. Centros is a measurement engine based on more than 30 years of continuous development, combining new and innovative algorithms with established software on a high-performance processor core. Centros improves location accuracy and repeatability and delivers timely responsiveness in the field.
  • Depth - Depth is displayed when the locator is correctly positioned above the target. The RD5000WL is available in Imperial or Metric versions.
  • Backlit display as standard - Auto switching backlight minimizes the effect of poor lighting conditions.
  • Rechargeable Batteries - The rechargeable batteries for the both RD5000WL locator and transmitter offer a full working day's operation from one complete charge.
  • High Power Output - Automatic impedance matching allows the RD5000WLT transmitter to deliver a powerful 83kHz signal via direct-connection across a wide range of line impedance. Induction strength equals that of the powerful Radiodetection Tx-10.