PCS-800 Pipe & Cable & Sonde Locating Kit

Capable of detecting all buried metallic pipes or cables, by direct connect or inductive means.


PCS-800: Pipe, Cable & Sonde Locating Kit

The PCS-800 consists of a portable pipe and cable locator, a 512 Hz sonde and various accessories. The instrument is capable of detecting all buried metallic pipes or cables, by direct connect or inductive means.

Choice of two sonde models based on depth range and inside diameter of pipe. Either of the two available 512 Hz sondes allow sewer inspection crews to pinpoint blockages or areas needing repair inside a pipe. In combination with an insertion device, such as a push or tractor-style camera, clean-out rodder or plumbers snake, the mini sonde or beacon emitting a 512 Hz signal is traced above ground with the XTpc receiver.

This enables quick and accurate location of the sonde, which means increased productivity by allowing more inspections, minimizing clean-out times, reducing excavation work and placing lines back in service more quickly.


Kit Includes

  • XTpc-82 Pipe & Cable Locator
  • Inductive Antenna (p/n: PC20010)
  • Heavy Duty Clip (p/n: TM70002)
  • Choice of 512Hz sonde:
    • Large (p/n: TM50910)
    • Small (p/n: TM50911)
  • Padded Carrying Case (p/n: 600023)

PCS-800 Accessories

The following accessories are available to meet every locating need.

  • Inductive Antenna (p/n: PC20010)
  • Standard Headset (p/n: XT40000)
  • 2″ Inductive Signal Clamp (p/n: PC60000)
  • 5″ Inductive Signal Clamp (p/n: PC60001)
  • 7″ Inductive Signal Clamp (p/n: PC60002)
  • Large Heavy Duty – p/n: TM70001
  • Small Heavy Duty – p/n: TM70002
  • Carry-All Bag (p/n: PC40000)
  • Belt Accessory Pouch & Nylon Belt (p/n: PC30000)
  • Sondes:
    • 512 Hz Sonde (p/n: TM50910)
    • 512 Hz Micro Mini Sonde (p/n: TM50911)

PCS-800 Specifications


Operating Frequency:82kHz
BatteryOne 9V battery
Battery Life: 118 hours (intermittent use)
Audio Output:
10 - 3000 Hz determined by signal strength
0 - 70 db SPL (Sound Pressure Level), volume controlled
Weight (incl. batteries):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)

27.7" x 3" x 8.5"
(70 cm x 7.6 cm x 21.5 cm)
Max. Depth Capability:Approximately 19' (5.8 m)


Operating Frequency:82kHz
Output Power:Maximum 1-watt allowed under FCC at 82kHz
Battery Type:Rechargeable NiMH pack (7.2V)
Battery Life:8 hours (intermittent use)
Chargin:Smart charger powered by AC supply or vehicle supply
Outputs/Inputs:Circular "smart" connector to:
1) Inductive antenna
2) Inductive clamp
3) Conductive clips
4) Battery charger
Weight (incl. batteries):Under 1.5 lbs
Operating Temp:-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 70°C)

Sonde/Camera Locator

Operating Frequency
Max. Depth CapabilityTypical 5-8' (1.5 - 2.5 m) dependent on signal level emitted by sonde