Schonstedt XT-512 Camera and Sonde Locator + Padded Carrying Case

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Schonstedt XT-512 Camera and Sonde Locator + Padded Carrying Case



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XT-512 Locates Blockages Quickly! The XT-512 combines the portability of the XTpc package with the low-frequency sonde and passive locating capability found in larger more cumbersome locators. With the XT-512 you can locate and determine the depth of your sewer/pipe inspection camera or a small sonde. The XT512 is useful in locating blockages and obstructions in non-metallic pipe. Be sure to read our comparison article entitled Schonstedt XT-512 Camera and Sonde Locator + Padded Carrying Case versus Schonstedt XT-512 Camera and Sonde Locator + GA-92XTd Magnetic Locator + Padded Carrying Case

Locate 512 MHz Cameras and Sondes

Schonstedt XT-512 Camera and Sonde Locator ships complete with a soft case padded carrying case. Operating at 512 Hz with passive detection of 50Hz or 60Hz, the XT-512 can help locate and find the depth of your inspection camera or small sonde within non-metallic pipe or plastic water pipes. There is a one-button depth measurement, a digital readout, and an audio and visual output. The unit is also ergonomic, lightweight, and small enough to be easily stored. In nonmetallic pipe, the XT512 is useful to locate obstructions and blockages in your underground pipeThe battery life is approximately 18 hours of intermittent usage. The device displays the battery status. It comes with a 3 year warranty. If you are searching for iron or steel pipes, consider different tools for the job. A transmitter and receiver device like the GA 92xtd magnetic locator. If you are looking for a data collector or data logger device, consider the GA-72CD for a larger view of the area.

Schonstedt XT-512 Features

  • Operates on 512 Hz Frequency mode
  • Passive detection of 50Hz or 60Hz, and sondeXT512 pipe, camera and sonde locator is Rated IP54 Dust & Water Resistant
  • One button depth measurement
  • Digital readout display of signal strength (peak)
  • Audio & Visual Output
  • Battery & Sensitivity Indicators
  • Ergonomic & lightweight
  • Smallest for easy storage
  • 3-year warranty

Because of the nature and strength of the sonde's signal, it is necessary to know where the sonde is within a non metallic pipe sensor. Includes passive locating capability with a passive mode typically found in larger more cumbersome locators. Optional large or small 512 Hz sondes are available for use with this device to assist in locating. The device will also locate inspection cameras.

How to Search for a Sonde with the Schonstet XT512

  1. Focus the search on a circle of several feet centered on the sonde.
  2. You should distinguish whether you are positioned along the pipe axis (the direction of the sonde) or off to either side. Sonde mode does not allow directional arrows on locators; therefore, signal strength is the only indication.
  3. When the receiver is placed perpendicular to the sensors, the signal strength will be "null" (near zero).
  4. Increase signal strength by rotating the locator's axis and direction. Move the receiver in the direction that produces the best signal strength.
  5. Signal strength increases as the receiver gets closer to the sonde, and reaches its maximum when it is directly over the sonde.
  6. The sensors will be parallel to the axis of the sonde at this time.

How to Measure the Depth of a Sonde with the Schonstedt XT512

  1. To measure depth, place the tip of the locator on the ground
  2. Press the DEPTH button when the signal strength is at a maximum.
  3. Orientation (axis) of the locator, as shown in Figure A in the manual, is crucial for depth accuracy.
  4. To achieve the best depth measurement results, sensors in the locator must be parallel to the axis of the sonde.

Schonstedt XT512 Specifications

  • BATTERY: One 9V battery
  • BATTER LIFE: 12 hours (intermittent use)
  • AUDIO OUTPUT: 10 - 1400 Hz determined by signal strength | 0 - 70 db SPL (Sound Pressure Level), volume-controlled
  • WEIGHT: Under 2.8 lbs
  • OPERATING TEMP: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • OVERALL DIMENSIONS: Closed: 17.5" x 3" x 8.5" (44 cm x 7.6 cm x 21.5 cm) Extended:/ 27.7" x 3" x 8.5" (70 cm x 7.6 cm x 21.5 cm)
  • SENSORS: Split angled sensors to derive peak and null signals 

Sonde/Camera Locator

  • MAX. DEPTH CAPABILITY Typical 5-8' (1.5 - 2.5 m) dependent on signal level emitted by sonde Passive Cable Locator
  • OPERATING FREQUENCY 60 or 50 Hz, factory set
  • MAX. DEPTH CAPABILITY Typical 5-8' (1.5 - 2.5 m) dependent on signal level emitted by sonde

Schonstedt XT512 Standard Equipment

  • Receiver
  • Holster (p/n: PC10012)
  • Padded Carrying Case (p/n: LF10004)

XT512 Optional Accessories

  • Standard Headset (p/n: XT40000)
  • Noise Canceling Headphones (p/n: TBA)
  • Sondes:
  • 512 Hz Sonde Large (p/n: 600080, Replaces TM50910)
  • 512 Hz Sonde Small (p/n: TM50911)

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