This locator has been discontinued


This locator has been discontinued

This product has been discontinued and replaced by one of the locators in our new pipe and cable locactor's product line. Please contact us at (920) 347.1788 or Click on the "Product Showroom" tab and find the best product to fit your needs.

This page is still available to you as a reference for the PL-960AC Locator, if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call, we'll be happy to help.

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 an 8 kHz Low or an 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 the 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 every day 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)
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)
Depth Accuracy:0 to 78 inches: Within 5%
78 to 197 inches: Within 10%
Warranty:3 Years
Receiver Specifications

5.2 in x 11.0 in x 24.0 in (13.2 cm x 27.9 cm x 61.0 cm)
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