The new SuperCAT4+S is part of Radiodetection's SuperCAT range which has been specifically optimized for use with a range of sondes to locate water and drain pipes, as well as telecom ducts. Featuring Dynamic Overload Protection, StrikeAlert and TruDepth technology, the SuperCAT4+S allows the user to accurately detect services in a safe and efficient manner.

The Radiodetection SuperCAT4+S locator is designed for use with sonde frequencies. The S model locates a range of sonde frequencies that can be paired to the challenges of finding water and drain pipes. A lower frequency sonde is useful to trace deep cast-iron pipes whereas higher frequency sondes are more applicable in an electronically noisy urban environment. 

Matched in a kit with one of Radiodetection's T1 transmitter range, the SuperCAT4+S offers a variety of active line frequencies. The S model includes a 33kHz active line for locating metallic "fish line" or Flexitrace but can be paired with a T1 transmitter to also actively locate 640Hz and 8kHz. Active methods using the transmitter include direct connection using the supplied leads or via induction.

The SuperCAT4+S can be operated using a simple mode selection, which can be chosen based on the signal type being located. The SuperCAT4+S features a power mode and a radio mode. As the name suggest, power mode is utilised to detect electromagnetic fields generated by loaded power cables. Power mode also features StrikeAlert, which warns the user of shallow buried utilities. Radio mode, on the other hand, is applied to detect long range radio signals, which can be radiated along dead or non-current carrying services such as buried metallic cables and pipes. Furthermore, the S model provides an additional sonde mode, which gives the user the ability to detect signals radiated by a matching sonde.

As well as StrikeAlert, the SuperCAT4+S comes with a range of features, designed for safe work practices. One such feature is Dynamic Overload Protection filters, which enables the user to filter out high levels of electrical interference, as found around substations and near high-voltage transmission cables. TruDepth technology is also present on this model, which only indicates depth when the locator is oriented correctly above the target cable, pipe or sonde, and thus, aids in providing the most accurate depth reading. Real Sound is another feature of this particular model, in which the audio signals emitted by the SuperCAT4+S are derived from the signals detected. Radio and Power Mode signals can be easily distinguished from each other and from background noise, helping to identify target utilities and differentiating between co-located utilities.

Built for on-site use, the SuperCAT4+S is designed with lightweight, ABS casing and is rated to IP54 for all-weather operation. The SuperCAT4+S features a high-contrast display with auto-backlight and bargraph, allowing the user to zone in on the buried service. In addition, the SuperCAT4+S is battery powered, has a loud speaker for audible warnings and is capable of sensitivity control.

The Radiodetection SuperCAT4+S can be paired with an array of accessories, which are available for applying signals safely and effectively to pipes and cables, including live cables. Flexrods can be used to push a wide range of sondes up to 150m. For non-conductive pipes or conduits, the T1 transmitter can be connected to a FlexiTrace, which enables continuous locating and tracing of non-metallic ducts or pipes, for up to 80m. Signal clamps can also be used to apply a transmitter signal to a specific cable or pipe where direct connection is not possible and live plug and cable connectors can be used to energize difficult to locate cables such as street distribution or lighting cables.

Key Features:

  • Multiple frequency selection, optimized for sondes.
  • Power Mode for live, underground cables.
  • Radio Mode for dead services such as metallic pipes.
  • Sonde Mode for detecting compatible sondes.
  • Strike Alert - warning of live, shallow services.
  • TruDepth - accurate depth measurement.
  • Dynamic Overload Protection for filtering interference.
  • Real Sound - audio signals are derived from the signals detected.
  • High contrast display with backlight and bargraph.
  • Battery operated receiver and transmitter.
  • Sensitivity control.