Comparing Electromagnetic Locator Brands and Kits

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Parameter /ProductRD7100MRD8200SGRD8200CAT4+Vivax vLoc3-ProLeica DD120RIDGID NaviTrack Scout
Can find ferrous objects?☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
Can find non-ferrous
objects? with sondes, tracewire and/or Rodder
Works in silty soil?☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
Works in clayey soil?☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
Works in organic soil?☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
Works in sandy soil?☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
Min frequency (KHz)8Hz512Hz512Hz
+ELF (98/128Hz)
Max frequency (KHz)131kHz200kHz200kHz68kHz200 kHz131.072kHz33kHz
Effort, training, Skill for data interpretationLow/MediumMediumLowLowLowLowLow
Relative cost (Price Range)MediumHighMediumLowLowLowLow
Max depth (ft)
Depth Location Accuracy (Tolerances)± 3-5%± 3-5%± 3-5%Line: ± 5% from 0.1m (4") to 3m (10ft)
Sonde: ± 5% from 0.1m (4") to 7m (23ft)
± 3% of depth upto 3meters (9ft)
± 5% of depth over 3meters (9ft)
±10% from 0.3m to 3m±5%~
WeightReceiver: 1.9kg
Transmitter: 2.9kg
Receiver: 2.4kg
Transmitter: 2.9kg
Receiver: 2.6kg
Transmitter: 2.9kg
Receiver: 2.3kg
Transmitter: 2.5kg
Receiver: 2.1kg
Transmitter: 3.2-4.4kg
Receiver: 2.7kg
Transmitter: 2.4kg
Receiver: 1.4kg
Transmitter: 1 or 4kg
Clamp Attachment Available☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
Induction Modes☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
Direction Compass☑☑☑🗷☑🗷☑
Transmitter Output1W,5W,10W1W,5W,10W1W,5W,10W1W5W,10W,25W1W5W, 10W
Rechargeable Batteries Options☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
GNSS Antenna (Survey Grade)🗷☑🗷🗷🗷🗷🗷
Passive Modes
Power Mode. (50Hz/60Hz)☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
Radio Mode☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
CPS Mode☑☑☑🗷☑🗷🗷
CATV Mode☑☑☑🗷☑🗷🗷
RFID Markers Frequencies Available
Electrical Power (169.8kHz)☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷🗷
H20Water (145.7kHz)☑☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷
German Power (134.0kHz)☑☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷
Sanitary/Waste (121.6kHz)☑☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷
Telephone/Telecoms (101.4kHz)☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷🗷
Gas (83.0kHz)☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷🗷
CTV/Cable TV (77.0kHz)☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷🗷
General/non potable water (66.35kHz)☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷🗷
French Power (40.0kHz)☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷🗷
Fault Finding Available (A-Frame)☑☑☑🗷🗷🗷🗷

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