GA-72Cd Magnetic Locator

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Product Specifications

Brand Name RadioDetection
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Model GA-72Cd Magnetic Locator
Depth Up to 5.18m
Output Audio and LCD
Battery Life 40 hours (intermittent usage)
Input Power Supplied by two 9V batteries
Operating Temp -13° to 140°F (-25° to 60°C)
Housing Material Polycarbonate / ABS


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Product Details
The GA-72Cd Locator detects the magnetic field of iron and steel objects. It providesaudio detection signals that peak in frequency when the locator’s tip is held directly overthe target. The GA-72Cd has the option of nulling or peaking.

Product Features/Highlights

  • Most Rugged​ – Designed to withstand the rigors of daily on-site usage and a wide range of environmental conditionsData-log output – Analog output signal for input to a data logger.  The signal varies in proportion to signal strength allows recording of object profiles for training
  • No response to aluminum, brass, or copper​ – Eliminates false locates
  • Modular construction; high performance components​ – The design and construction of our magnetic locators make them that rare combination of high performance, rugged and also straightforward to maintain and repair, leading to low overall total cost of ownership
  • Audio & Visual Output
    • 3-digit LCD readout​
    • Choise of two Audi modes: Peak or Null response​
    • Battery and Sensitivity Indicators​
    • Signal Strength and Polarity Indications


  • 4 Levels of Sensitivity​ – Our HeliFlux sensors provide high sensitivity allowing Schonstedt products to detect products down to a depth of 5.5m / 18’\
  • HeliFlux® sensors​ – Schonstedt’s unique, patented HeliFlux magnetic field sensors provide much higher sensitivity than the standard ring core sensors that most of the competition uses, giving users of Schonstedt products a clear advantage when searching for deeply buried objects and when wanting to pinpoint the exact shape of utilities



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About Us

Radiodetection is a world leader in the design and development of test equipment, used by utility companies, to help install, protect and maintain their infrastructure networks. Founded in 1977, Radiodetection is headquartered in Bristol, UK, with worldwide sales, service and support achieved through a network of sales channels across the globe.  Our product range includes tools for damage prevention to buried services; powerful video systems for pipeline inspection; high-performance dehydrators and cable-test products for telecoms; and our solid-state sensors business.

Damage Prevention

Damaging buried utilities can be dangerous very expensive.  Utility owners around the world rely on Radiodetection products to keep their assets safe.  Radiodetection offers two ranges of cable and pipe locating tools to reflect the range of legislation and best-practice in different countries.


Our Dielectric brand provides a range of dehydrator products for installation in telephone exchanges to maintain cable health.  Radiodetection's Cable Test (TDR) products quickly locate problems, such as breaks or deteriorating insulation, in coaxial, twisted pair, and power cabling.

The Radiodetection Difference

Commitment to the customer is the foundation of Radiodetection's success. This, combined with design innovation and a skilled and dedicated workforce have produced a range of products that are an essential part of utility workers and contractors lives in over sixty countries throughout the world. Radiodetection maintains a strong practice of ongoing development of products and commercial research.

Every product in the Radiodetection range is designed and manufactured to the highest standards. Radiodetection’s manufacturing operations are ISO 9001 accredited, and our products benefit from a range of approvals in specific industries.

To back up this commitment to excellence, Radiodetection customers benefit from an extensive service and technical support program. With complete customer support, repair and parts facilities located around the globe, clients have access to "hands-on" advice and consulting.

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