Schonstedt RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator Electronic Kit

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The Electronic kit includes the Plastic Water Pipe Locator & Electronic Pulse Transmitter. Leaks in plastic water pipes are costly to repair, damaging to the environment, and time-consuming, and locating the pipe is often one of the first steps to repairing the leak. Be sure to read our industrial metal detector buying guide article entitled Schonstedt RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator: Pro Kit vs  Electronic Kit vs Mechanical Kit Comparison.

Schonstedt RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator Electronic Kit Features

While conventional Pipe and Cable Locators trace electromagnetic signals traveling on metal pipes and cables, those signals will not travel on non-metallic pipes.

In collaboration with Radiodetection, Schonstedt is thrilled to offer the RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator. Using a Pulse Transmitter, the RD500 Receiver traces vibrations traveling on plastic water pipes, over distances up to 500’ (150 m) and at depths up to 6’ (1.8 m). The RD500 is the accurate and easy way to quickly locate plastic water pipes.

RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator How To Overview

How does the RD500 help find plastic pipes?

A Pulse Transmitter applies an acoustic signal to the end of a plastic pipe. The vibration radiates through the surrounding material and is detectable above ground through the RD500 Receiver, a sensitive “listening stick”. The closer to the pipe the operator gets, the louder the vibrations are.

RD500 Components:

The RD500 Receiver

The RD500 Receiveris a lightweight, handheld “listening stick” with a peak response meter and a headphone jack. An earth spike is included for use on grass and soil; a ground plate is included for use on pavement, asphalt, or concrete.

The RD500 Pulse Transmitters

The RD500 Pulse Transmitterare available in two types: Electronic or Mechanical. The RD500-PRO Kit includes both the Electronic Pulse Transmitter and low, medium, and high Mechanical Pulse Transmitters.

  • Electronic Pulse Transmitter (Included in this kit) provides a traceable, automatic, fixed pulse, independent of water pressure.
  • Ideal for use in low-pressure water supplies, such as sprinklers, hoses, or domestic supplies where push fittings may be part of the infrastructure
  • Manual adjustment of the water pressure is not required when using the RD500-Tx Electronic Pulse Transmitter

  • Mechanical Pulse TransmittersMechanical Pulse Transmitters (NOT INCLUDED) are heavy-duty brass castings that use water pressure to drive a pulse spring. As water is discharged, an oscillator reacts to water flow in the Pulse Transmitter body and applies a distinctive pressure wave to the water in the pipe.
  • Mechanical Pulse Transmitters need to be adjusted for each application
  • All transmitters need a flow of 1.3 – 2.6 US Gallons per minute. 160 psi / 11 bar is the maximum working pressure for the Pulse Transmitter.
  • Three Mechanical Pulse Transmitters are available for applications with different water pressures

Schonstedt RD500 Mechanical Transmitter Comparison Chart:

Schonstedt RD500 Mechanical Transmitter Comparison Chart

RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator Pulse Versus Mechanical Operation

Schonstedt RD500 Receiver Specifications:

  • AUDIO FREQUENCY: 131 Hz – 210 Hz
  • BATTERY: 9V (6LR61)
  • BATTERY LIFE: 100 hours
  • WEIGHT: 3 lbs. (1.4kg)
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 13 lbs. (5.9 kg)
  • OPERATING TEMP: -4 F to +122 F (-20 C to +50 C)
  • WATER & DUST RESISTANCE: Weatherproof to NEMA3S and IP54
  • DIMENSIONS: 4’4” x 3” (132cm x 7cm), includes spike
  • GAIN CONTROL: Manual
  • AUDIO INDICATION:A Audio signal derived from signal received
  • WARRANTY: 12 Months

RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator Depth Overview

Schonstedt RD500 Transmitter Specifications:

  • BATTERIES: 8 D-Cells (LR20) or optional Li-Ion Rechargeable pack
  • BATTERY LIFE: 75 hours D-Cells, 30 hours Li-Ion rechargeable pack
  • DIMENSIONS: 9” x 14” x 8.5” (23 x 36 x 22cm)
  • WEIGHT: 7 lbs. (3.2kg) without batteries
  • OPERATING TEMP: -4 F to +122 F (-20 C to +50 C)
  • WARRANTY: 12 Months

Schonstedt RD500 Kits Comparison:

RD500 Kit Comparison

Schonstedt RD500 Electronic Kit Standard Equipment:

Plastic Water Pipe Locator & Electronic Pulse Transmitter

  • RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator
  • RD500-Tx Electronic Pulse Transmitter
  • Headphones
  • Earth Spike
  • Ground Plate
  • Filter Washers
  • Carry Case
  • Accessory Bag
  • Pulse Transmitter Connection Lead
  • 12V DC Power Adapter
  • Pipe Connection Kit

Why buy your Schonstedt RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator Electronic Kit from us?

We are a factory authorized Schonstedt Distributor. We stock their entire range of products and accessories. Schonstedt products include industry-leading Pipe and Cable locators and Magnetic detection devices. We have product specialists on staff to support your needs. We work closely with Schonstedt to stay current with their latest products and technologies. Our product specialists will take the time to help you pick out the right Schonstedt model for your needs.

Product Specifications
SKU 10/RD500-ELE
Leasable with Katapult Yes
The company that produces the detector.
The country where the detector is made
United States
The amount of time the manufacturer will cover any broken parts or malfunctioning electronics.
1 Year

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