The RD8100® cable locator is engineered to deliver high precision for damage prevention when locating buried cables and pipes. This advanced range of underground utility locators offers optional integrated GPS and usage logging, and is backed with a 3‑year warranty.


RD8100 is Radiodetection's most advanced range of high-precision cable locators, and builds on over 40 years of pedigree to deliver performance, quality and durability. Containing a unique arrangement of 5 custom-manufactured, precision-ground antennas, it allows you to choose the best method to locate specific pipes and cables.


With utility infrastructures becoming more complex, locate professionals require more powerful, flexible tools. Features such as Current Direction and iLOC on the cable locator combine with the versatile Tx Transmitter range to deliver high-precision locates even in tough conditions.


Integrated GPS and usage-logging options automatically generate data for customer reports, or in-house quality and safety audits to promote best working practices.


Product Refs: 

  • RD8100 PXL - 10/81PXL-UK
  • RD8100 PDL - 10/81PDL-UK
  • RD8100 PTL - 10/81PTL-UK
  • RD8100 PXLG - 10/81PXLG-UK
  • RD8100 PDLG - 10/81PDLG-UK
  • RD8100 PTLG - 10/81PTLG-UK


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Radiodetection RD8100 Cable and Pipe Locator Series

  • Automatic usage logging with GPS positioning

    GPS equipped RD8100 cable and pipe locators (models ending with a 'G') automatically log key locate parameters every second, providing a comprehensive picture of individual locates, or allowing you to assess usage patterns over periods of a year or more.


    The data generated can be used to ensure compliance with best-practice, or to identify training needs before poor work habits develop. Additionally, the data can be used for internal audits, or shared with partners or clients to evidence task completion, or compliance to their requirements.

    Usage data can be exported in multiple file formats – for example KML for Google Maps to confirm where and when work was performed.


    Combine accuracy with speed – Peak+ mode

    Combine the accuracy of Peak locating with the rapid ground coverage of Guidance arrows in the new Peak+ mode. A single key press lets you check for distortion by comparing Null with Peak.


    Peak mode locating is more accurate and less prone to distortion - that's why it's always been at the heart of Radiodetection's cable and pipe locators. Null mode locating can be faster, but is inherently less accurate. Peak+ combined these modes, giving the accuracy of Peak and the speed of null.


    Trace high impedance utilities with 4 kHz (supports CD)

    The 4 kHz locate frequency is designed for tracing high impedance lines such as twisted pair telecoms or street lighting. Since such utilities are often found in areas of dense infrastructure, you can combine 4 kHz with CD to ensure you follow the right line.


    Customize the locator to your network frequencies

    Up to 5 additional frequencies can be programmed into all RD8100 pipe and cable locators to match it to the signals found on your target networks.


    Current Direction (CD)

    Current Direction is a powerful tool that augments the capabilities of pipe and cable locators to help operators pick out their target line from others nearby. Using fundamental properties of electromagnetism, CD allows you to locate your utility quickly, and eliminate wasted time following false trails.


    Use Power Filters™ to pinpoint and discriminate between power cables

    When a signal transmitter can’t be connected, tracing individual underground power lines through complex networks can be a real challenge: conflicting or powerful signals can confuse the operator, or combine to create a broad wash of signal.


    With a single key press you can now utilize the harmonic properties of power signals to establish if a signal comes from one source, or from multiple cables, then trace and mark their routes.


    Quickly follow lines with Guidance Mode

    Guidance Mode allows you to rapidly follow the path of a buried utility. Intuitive proportional arrows, a directional ‘needle’ and differentiated audio tones guide you along the target pipe or cable.


    Fault Find

    Combine the RD8100 cable and pipe locator with an accessory A-frame to identify and pinpoint insulation sheath faults to within 4" (10cm).