PL-1500

Lightweight, compact pipe and cable locator designed to withstand the everyday demands.

PL-1500

Lightweight, compact pipe and cable locator designed to withstand the everyday demands.

The PL-1500 pipe and cable locator is a single frequency locator that comes in a 8 kHz Low or a 83 kHz High model. The PL-1500 is a very durable unit that is a work of art in its simplicity of use and sophistication of operation. There are no menus to learn; just three ways of applying a signal (conductive, clamp and inductive, which not all locators offer). So you're sure to locate all utilities. Plus, the PL-1500 is lightweight, compact and designed to withstand the everyday demands you place on it.

Technical Specifications

Transmitter Specifications

Size:11.0 in x 9.5 in x 4.1 in (29.9 cm x 24.1 cm x 10.4 cm)
Weight:
5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
Input Power:
DC 12 volts (Eight (8) "D" size batteries or external 12v battery)
Battery Life:
≈ 20 Hours Typical (Alkaline)
≈ 12 Hours at Max Power
Operating Temperature:14° to 122° F (-10° to 50° C)
Frequency:83 kHz (PL-1500 High)
8 kHz (PL-1500 Low)
Output Power:0.5 Watt Inductive Mode, 1.0 Watt Direct Mode
(PL-1500 High)
0.5 Watt Inductive Mode, 3.0 Watts Direct Mode
(PL-1500 Low)
Transmitting Mode:Continuous Wave (non-modulating)
Antenna:Single-Coil
Depth Accuracy:0 to 78 inches: Within 5%
78 to 197 inches: Within 10%
Warranty:3 Years
Receiver Specifications

Size:
5.2 in x 11.0 in x 24.0 in (13.2 cm x 27.9 cm x 61.0 cm)
Weight:
3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
Power Supply:
DC 9 Volts (six (6) "AA" batteries)
Battery Life:
More than 40 Hours (Alkaline)
Operating Temperature:
14° to 122° F (-10° to 50° C)
Frequency Display:83 kHz (PL-1500 High)
8 kHz (PL-1500 Low)
"Live Cable" Mode: 50/60 Hz AC
Operating Modes:"Peak" (or "Max"), "Live Cable"
Sensitivity:Continuous Bar Graph with Auto Sensitivity Adjustment
Warranty:3 Years

Key Features

  • PL-1500 Low transmitter has 3.0 Watts power output in the Direct Connection mode, allowing locates for longer distances. 
  • PL-1500 High transmitter has 1.0 Watt power output in the Direct Connection mode. 
  • PL-1500 receivers weigh just 3.5 pounds, with large, easy-to-read LCDs and thumb-controlled switches. 
  • The single vertical bar (line) in the receiver is the "peak hold" feature. The peak hold shows the maximum signal measured in the last three seconds. 
  • Press the PL-1500 receiver's "depth" switch and the depth is displayed (down to 16 feet deep). 
  • PL-1500 transmitters show the actual, measured output current in the Direct Connection mode. If the output current is low, just increase the output power level or move the ground stake. 
  • Padded carrying case