About Magnetic Locators

Schonstedt is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing Magnetic Locators. Using innovative HeliFlux dual-sensor technology, Schonstedt Magnetic Locators detect the magnetic fields present from any buried iron object.

Magnetic locating diagram with iron marker and illustration of the two magnetic fields from the locator that are bent by the iron marker.

Typical Locate: Magnetic Field Detection
Detecting the magnetic field of an iron marker

  • Magnetic field stronger at sensor A than B
  • Creates a signal strength that is larger than zero
  • Audio tone frequency increases as signal strength increases

Learn more about How Magnetic Locators Work. Learn more about the Difference Between Magnetic and Pipe & Cable Locators.

Schonstedt offers a range of magnetic locator models that detect buried iron objects, up to 20 feet below the surface of the ground:


Magnetic Locator
Comparison Chart
MAGGIE
MAGGIE
Spot
Spot
GA-52CX
GA-52Cx
GA-72CD
GA-72Cd
GA-92XTd
GA-92XTd

Major featuresPistol-grip
Visual Display
Highest Accuracy
Ultralight-weight
Lowest Cost
Highest Accuracy
Most Popular
Lower Cost
Highest Accuracy
Most Rugged
Most Popular
for UXO &
Demining Applications
Most Portable
Comes with Holster
Extends & Retracts
Audio OutputYesYesYesYesYes
Visual OutputYes  YesYes
Battery IndicatorYes  YesYes
Sensitivity Indicator Yes  Yes Yes
Sensitivity controls 4 Levels5 Levels5 levels4 levels4 Levels
Headphone CompatibleYesYesYesYes
MAGGIESpotGA-52CxGA-72CdGA-92XTd