The RadiodetectionTX-5 transmitter offers a higher 5 watt power output than the TX-1 signal generator. The TX-5  is used to apply an active trace signal to a buried cable or pipe, allowing the operator to use a suitable Radiodetection underground service locator, in order to trace the signal. The main benefit of a higher power transmitter, such as the TX-5 is that the additional power output allows a higher current to flow in the target line, permitting longer and deeper locations to be performed.

All models feature a three-stage phase sensitive amplifier that delivers a constant current across its entire bandwidth in direct connect, clamp or inductive modes.
The TX range is designed to deliver superior performance using minimal power consumption in a light weight and well-balanced, format. The transmitters are light-weight (2.9kg), well-balanced and IP65 rated to cope with demanding environmental conditions. Each model has a removable accessory tray and a weatherproof battery compartment. A large, high contrast, backlit LCD screen provides the user with clear information.

Based on a fully digital platform, the family of Radiodetection transmitters is able to support the full range of Radiodetection RD7100 and RD8100 cable, pipe and RF marker locators.

The TX-5 is a mid-range power transmitter, whereas the TX-1 has a low power capability and the TX-10 has the highest power capability. The TX-5 and TX-10 feature Fault Find as standard, and the TX-5B and TX-10B have Bluetooth capability, which allows for remote control by a suitable locator. Fault find, as is found on this transmitter allows the user to couple the transmitter to an A-Frame in order to facilitate the location of current leakage faults in cables and pipe coatings, which indicate an insulation fault. With the A-Frame attachment, these faults can be pinpointed to an accuracy of up to 10cms with a suitable locator.

Applying a locate signal is possible by either direct connection, utilising a signal clamp or by wireless induction, by placing the transmitter on the ground over the buried service


  • Maximum Output Power - 5 watts
  • Eco Mode - User can limit power output
  • Boost Function
  • Fault Find - Allows insulation faults to be pinpointed
  • 16 Active Frequencies
  • 8 Induction Frequencies
  • Optional Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Multimeter Mode
  • Clear LCD Display
  • Built in Tool Tray
  • IP65 rated
  • Can utilise direct connect, signal clamp or wireless induction modes