A cable detector is a device that can locate hidden cables, pipes, joists to a depth of 2.5 metres, without damaging the walls or flooring. Cable detectors are simply held against the wall or floor, and it will show whether it reliably detects any cables or pipes as you move it along. A cable detector is an impressive addition to any tool collection, as the RS PRO RS 1020 can detect cables 2 metres in depth and can also be used for locating fuses or breakers in final circuits.
Cable detectors are ideal for applications such as underfloor heating systems, locating buried utilities before any work is carried out. This enables you to stay safe and also avoids the risk of damaging any utilities. Another great use is if you are preparing to install a new light switch but want to know it’s safe to do so, a cable detector can provide a way to test the area safely for any pipes or cables.
RS Components has a comprehensive range of Cable Detectors to meet your expectations and we have product experts available to advise you on which locator or detector would be best from some leading brands in the industry, such as Fluke, Beha Amprobe, Made and Tempo. All products are available with next day delivery.