Trust, but verify. Scan an area for utilities before you dig.

Does your job involve excavating in or around buried pipes and cables? Damaging buried utilities can be costly and dangerous. u-LOCATE allows you to quickly and accurately locate underground utilities, helping prevent costly damages, utility strikes, and service outages.

  • Avoid hitting or damaging buried utilities
  • Robust locator, designed for all types of weather and environments
  • Easy to use, right when you need it
  • Left/right arrows and audio signals help guide you towards the buried utility
  • Discriminates between utilities and other buried materials – locate the utility you want
  • Depth estimation at the press of a button
  • Minimize downtime with online training videos and support

u-LOCATE Locator Features

  1. High contrast screen
    Provides clarity even in bright sunlight

  2. Headphone socket
    For improved audio isolation

  3. Rugged construction: Shock resistant, casing protects against knocks, drops, water and dust

  4. Light weight and ergonomic design for comfortable use

  5. High visibility reflective design helps protect operators and equipment

u-LOCATE Transmitter Features

Locate more utilities with dual power capability

  1. Accessory connection socket
  2. Accessory storage tray
    Conveniently store accessories, including the supplied magnet, earth stake, and direct connection leads.

There are two models to choose from:

Picture of u-LOCATE locator with transmitter

u-LOCATESingle frequency locator with passive mode and depth
  • 82 kHz Active Frequency
  • 1W Transmitter
Picture of u-LOCATE+ locator with transmitter

u-LOCATE+Dual frequency locator with 512 Hz sonde capability, passive mode, and depth
  • 33, 82 kHz Active Frequencies
  • 1W Transmitter
Standard Equipment

Standard Equipment

  • u-LOCATE Receiver with batteries
  • u-LOCATE Transmitter with batteries
  • Conductive Clips
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Ground Stake & Magnet
  • Welcome Placard to download the manual, register unit, watch training videos


Extend your capabilities

Add accessories to optimize the u-LOCATE system to your specific needs

From locating telephone cables in a bundle to underwater power cables, Radiodetection’s accessory range extends the capabilities of your u-LOCATE locator and transmitter

  • 2” Signal Clamp
  • 5” Signal Clamp
  • 8.5” Signal Clamp
  • Live Plug Connector (for tracing home AC power)
  • 512 Hz Sonde (for tracing plastic pipes)
  • FlexiTrace (a flexible rod used to trace plastic pipes)
  • Locator Backpack (for easy carrying)



u-LOCATE Locator Specifications

Operating frequencies82kHz33kHz, 82kHz
Sonde -512Hz
Passive mode50/60Hz50/60Hz
Max Depth Active mode19’ (5.8m)19’ (5.8m)
Max Depth Sonde mode-5’ to 15’ (1.5m to 4.5m)
Positional Accuracy5%5%
Battery requirements6 x AA Receiver
Usage hours 20 hours
Audio output10-1500Hz ( determined by signal strength )
0-70 dB SPL (volume controlled)
Ingress Protection ratingWeatherproof to NEMA3S and IP65
Construction High ImpactABS Plastic
Operating temperature-10 to + 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Weight including Batteries2.4 lbs (1.1 Kg)
Warranty 1 year (with an option to extend to 3 years at the point of purchase)
Overall Dimensions:25.6” x 3.9” x 8.7” (65.1cm x 9.9cm x 22.1cm)

u-LOCATE Transmitter Specifications

Operating frequencies33 kHz and 82 kHz
Operating Modes:
Direct Connect, Inductive frequencies
Direct Connect 33 kHz and 82 kHz
Inductive, 82 kHz only
Accessory Connection, 33 kHz and 82 kHz
Max. Output Power: (Direct Connect mode,
@ 1000 Ω load)
1W (boost)
Max. Output Voltage:
23v RMS into Open Circuit
Max.Output Current:
66mA into Short Circuit
Battery Type:
4 x D (LR20) cell or equivalent
Battery Life:
DC mode 15/40 hours (Boost v standard) Induction
mode 9/28 hours (Boost v standard)
Accessory connection
a) 3 Pin XLR Jack Output:
Inductive clamp
Direct Connect Leads
10.8” (17cm) x 6.7” (27.5cm) x 7.8” (20cm)
5.95 lbs. (2.75 kg)
Operating Temp.:
-4°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)
Water and Dust Resistance
Rated IP54