Electrical Power

Making Locating Easier for the Electrical Power Industry

Are you responsible for buried electrical power cables or distribution services or identifying other underground utilities? Schonstedt offers both magnetic locator equipment and pipe and cable locator equipment to fit every need in the power industry and electrical contractor services.

Magnetic Locators detect buried steel objects including enclosures, splice boxes, hardware, transformers, vaults or switch gear up to 18′ deep. Magnetic locators react to the outline of a ferrous metal object to pinpoint its location with precision.

We offer a choice of five models: MAGGIE (pistol grip w/audio & display), Spot (“stick” w/audio), GA-52Cx (audio), GA-72Cd (most rugged w/audio & display) and GA-92XTd (extendable w/audio & display). For over 50 years, the GA-52Cx has been the preferred choice of surveyors around the world. The ultralight-weight Spot represents the “Next Generation Stick Locator”. The GA-92XTd allows for easier portability (expands and retracts). And MAGGIE blends the best of the GA-52Cx and GA-92XTd. All are backed with a Schonstedt 7-year warranty.

Pipe & Cable locators are able to detect cables in large bundles or single pairs as well as FO cable with metal shield, armor jacket or tracer wire, even through the concrete surface of conduit, up to a maximum depth of 20 feet.

The Rex Multi-Frequency Locator is designed for more congested underground situations, or large scale projects that demand the flexibility to change transmitter frequency plus reduce bleed-off. The Rex LITE in 33 kHz is designed for quick, short distance locates of minimum difficulty, where better portability is desired. All models can detect the cable by means of conductive (directly connected) and inductive (in-direct) modes.

Combination Kits

Magnetic + Pipe & Cable Locator Kits, MPC kits combine the best of both worlds while saving time and effort — all in one convenient hard-case for limited storage situations. Comprising a Rex LITE utility locator and GA-92XTd magnetic locator, these kits detect and locate all objects described above in Magnetic and Pipe & Cable applications as well as all 512 Hz transmitted sources.

The MPC-Rex Combo Kit is truly the one kit that finds it all, designed for utility locating professionals in Water, Sewer, Gas, Electric and Telecom industries. The Kit includes a GA-92XTd Magnetic Locator and a Rex Multi-Frequency Pipe & Cable Locator and accessories. The entire system fits easily into a custom shoulder bag. The MPC-300 kit comes with an 33 kHz transmitter and receiver — optimal for tracing electrical and telecommunication cables.


Schonstedt also offers a range of sondes (aka mini-transmitters; moles or beacons) that work with our pipe and cable locators for even greater accuracy through empty conduit. Click here to learn more about Schonstedt sondes.