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Radiodetection RD5000 WL Pipe and Cable Locator

Introducing the RD5000™WL - an easy to use, single frequency pipe and cable locator.

Attempting to locate buried pipes and cables can present huge problems, whether to avoid utilities during excavation or to find faults. Sometimes these are made worse by rubber seals, gaps between sections and insulators. If these issues are not solved, high costs have to be met for repairs, delays and even personal injury in some cases.

The RD5000 WL has been designed to help solve these problems. One of the core benefits of the RD5000 WL is how easy to use it is. Yet despite being easy to use, you can rely on the accuracy and repeatability that has become synomynous with the Radiodetection range.

The RD5000 WL has a single, high active frequency that is ideal for disjointed pipes and cables, along with plastic pipes with tracer wire. This signal can be used either by direct connection or by induction. This is also a great way of lighting up all close conductors for locates that are blind.

Standard features of the RD 5000WL include:

Simple to use:

  1 button operation - Both locator and transmitter start from one button, making them amongst the simplest to use tools around.
  Single frequency - The RD5000WL runs at 83kHz, a frequency that moves well along pipes such as gas and water pipes, that may have gaps between sections.

Two modes:

  Guidance Mode - The target position indicator, proportional arrows and audio signals guide the technincian towards the target pipe or cable. Compass indicates the orientation of the target and the Signal Strength given out by the target is also displayed.
  Signal Strength Mode - The numerical scale, from 0 to 999, indicates the strength of the signal from the target. The target position indicator and audio are turned off, leaving an easy to use, uncluttered screen.


Provides the user with a visual indication of the target pipe or cable's orientation, simplifying the task of following the correct target line.


Ensures that depth is indicated when the locator is oriented correctly above the target, to assist in positioning the locator properly for the most accurate reading.


The current flowing in the line is displayed, when the locator is correctly positioned above the target, helping to ensure that the operator can follow the target line.

Centros™ Manager:

Update the software and verify the calibration of your RD5000WL locator using eCAL™.

Audio tones:

A continuous tone to the left of the target and an intermittent tone to the right, when in Guidance Mode mode, helps guide the user towards the target.


Depth is displayed when the locator is correctly positioned above the target. The RD5000WL is available in Imperial or Metric versions.

Backlit display as standard:

Auto switching backlight minimizes the effect of poor lighting conditions.

Rechargeable batteries:

The rechargeable batteries for the both RD5000WL locator and transmitter offer a full working day's operation from one complete charge.

High power output:

Automatic impedance matching allows the RD5000WLT transmitter to deliver a powerful 83kHz signal via direct-connection across a wide range of line impedance. Induction strength equals that of the powerful Radiodetection Tx-10.

Centros enabled:

The RD5000WL is Centros™ enabled. Centros is a measurement engine based on more than 30 years of continuous development, combining new and innovative algorithms with established software on a high-performance processor core. Centros improves location accuracy and repeatability and delivers timely responsiveness in the field.

eCAL ™:

A novel Radiodetection technique that allows the operator to validate the original factory calibration of the RD5000WL. This gives the operator confidence that the locator continues to meet its factory calibration. eCAL™ can issue and print a validation certificate without needing to return the RD5000WL to a service center.

Data Sheet

Ordering Information

RD5000WL Kit with Soft Bag (metric units) 10/5KWLMKITBAG-X

RD5000WL Kit with Soft Bag (imperial units) 10/5KWLIKITBAG-X

RD5000WL Kit with Hard Case (metric units) 10/5KWLMKIT-X

RD5000WL Kit with Hard Case (imperial units) 10/5KWLIKIT-X

Please add -X to denote regional variant X = EU, UK or US

Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.

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