Schonstedt GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator

GA-52Cx HeliFlux® magnetic locator is the most widely used professional locator with unsurpassed detection range.

Product Details

The MAC-51Bx is a unique transmitter-receiver locator system with fingertip selection of cable and magnetic locator functions. In addition to the cable locator function, the dual-function receiver has all the capabilities of the GA-52Cx. It comes in a custom carrying case that houses the transmitter.

The Schonstedt Magnetic Locator is capable of detecting ferrous metal items. Therefore, if a magnet can adhere to it, this gadget can locate it. However, the object's size dictates the depth to which it may be discovered. It will be unable to identify aluminum or copper-clad electrical power wires, both of which are non-ferrous materials. However, it can locate steel enclosures, property corner markers, cast iron pipes, and any other sort of iron or steel hardware.

How Does a Schonstedt Magnetic Locator Work?

You may use a Schonstedt Magnetic Finder to track down ferrous metal items. So, if a magnet can attach itself to it, it will be able to find it. The following may be included:

  • Weapons
  • Unexploded ordinance
  • Marker magnets
  • Mag and PK nails
  • Steel enclosure or hardware
  • Cast iron pipes
  • Property corner markers
  • Hazmat drums
  • Manhole covers
  • Septic tanks
  • Valve boxes
  • Well casings

Best Uses for the Schonstedt Magnetic Locator? 

Magnetic locators are ideal for locating ferromagnetic materials, such as iron, nickel, cobalt, and steel objects. This is helpful in the following instances: 

  • Construction: Using a Schonstedt Magnetic Locator during construction can point out plumbing and gas pipes, which can prevent unnecessary damage. 
  • Land surveys: Locators pinpoint whether there are metal objects underground, such as steel drums, which can provide insight into the land usage. 
  • Treasure hunts: The Schonstedt Magnetic Locator is popular among hobbyists thanks to its unmatched sensitivity and wide range, which makes it easier to locate items. 

Unlike a pipe and cable finder, which can only locate items that emit an electrical charge or radio signal, this device can also detect magnetic fields.

Can the Schonstedt GA-52Cx be Used to Locate Underground Pipes and Cables?

Like any other magnetic finder, this gadget will only discover ferrous metals, such as steel and iron. Hence it won't be able to locate cable or electrical lines (where copper or aluminum are often used). You'll need to use another tool to find things made of non-metallic or non-ferrous materials, such as a pipe or cable locator.

The Schonstedt GA-52Cx magnetic finder is unable to locate underground pipelines and cables since they are constructed of non-ferrous metals like aluminum or copper. It is only able to detect magnetic materials using this gadget, such as iron or steel.


About Schonstedt

Thanks to Heliflux sensor technology, Schonstedt sets the benchmark in terms of the standards of reliability of magnetic locators. From deep underground utilities to buried iron objects, Schonstedt Magnetic Locators can find them all. 


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