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Chauvin Arnoux CA6681 Cable and Metal Pipe Detector

The Chauvin Arnoux C.A.6681 Cable and pipe detector, comprising a transmitter and a receiver each equipped with a large LCD screen, the LOCAT-N ensures reliable detection and maximum immunity to disturbances.

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£272.85 excluding VAT £327.42 including VAT @ 20% Regular Price: £385.20
  • Determine Length and Depth
  • Easy to Use
  • Essential Service Tracing Accessory
  • Robust and Weatherproof
  • Small Pipes & Conduits
  • Works with Live or Dead Cabling
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  • Supplied With Case, Leads And Accessories
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C.A 6681 LOCAT-N cable and metal-pipe detector

Ideal for housing renovation, building maintenance and operations after incidents. Self-employed electricians or heating engineers, plumbers and telecommunication installation specialists will find the LOCAT-N ideal for all configurations, whether current-carrying or not. 

Comprising a transmitter and a receiver each equipped with a large LCD screen, the LOCAT-N ensures reliable detection and maximum immunity to disturbances. It provides digital, visual and audio indications of the presence of cables or pipes for intuitive tracking.

For housing maintenance, renovation and improvement work, the LOCAT-N C.A 6881 detects electrical power cables and telecommunication cables, metal pipes and even anomalies on your lines. Comprising a C.A 6881E transmitter and a C.A 6881R receiver, the LOCAT-N C.A 6681 is simple to use on both current-carrying and non-current-carrying mains circuits.

Its digital technology overcomes interference and disturbance signals to provide precise location details. The receiver displays the value of the signal measured, which is also shown on the bar chart or in the form of acoustic signals whose amplitudes vary in proportion to the signal distance. This makes it very simple to follow electrical cables through walls or detect buried pipes in gardens.

To guide you and simplify your work, the receiver can quickly identify the circuit-breaker or fuses corresponding to the socket to which the transmitter is connected. It can be used to detect short-circuits or cuts on existing installations. For example, it is possible to detect faults in under-floor heating pipes. These ergonomic instruments are lightweight and delivered complete with practical accessories for direct measurements on screw-in or bayonet lamp sockets or on mains power sockets.

CA6681 Locator Comes Supplied With:

  • 1x C.A 6681E Transmitter
  • 1x C.A 6681R Receiver
  • 1x Protective Case
  • 1 Set of Red/Black 4 mm Isolated Leads
  • 1 Set of 2 Crocodile Clips
  • 1 Earthing Stake
  • 1 x 9V Battery
  • 6 x AAA Batteries
  • 1 Adapter for B22 Socket (Bayonet)
  • 1x Adapter for E27 Socket (Screw)
  • 1 Mains Socket Adapter
  • 1 Operating Manual

Typical applications:


Identify a fuse, circuit-breaker, etc.
Track a cable in a wall
Determine the location of a cut in the circuit
Locate short-circuits
Locate cable ducts in a house
Detect buried conductors


Locate pipes (copper, steel)
Track plastic pipes


Cable location
Identification of a pair in a strand

ISSWWW and Chauvin Arnoux

The Chauvin Arnoux Group of companies, incorporating the Metrix and Multimetrix brands are synonymous with design and production of the finest quality products for the electrical testing industry, covering a diverse sector of the market for over 100 years. From their awarded Digiflex current sensors, universal testers, multimeters, network and power analysers, right up to laboratory instrumentation and beyond.
ISSWWW and Chauvin Arnoux have enjoyed a close working partnership for many years and we supply many of their products to trade and industry the world over.

Chauvin Arnoux CA6681E Cable and Pipe Locator
Screen LCD screen with display of functions and bar graph
Output Signal Frequency 125 kHz
External Voltage Measurement Range 12 to 600 VAC/DC

Digital coding of signals for easy signal identification,
selection of transmission signal code, torch function

Power Supply 9 V battery
Dimensions 190 x 89 x 42.5 mm
Weight 420 g with battery
Electrical Safety 300 V CAT III
C.A 6681R Reciever 

Backlit LCD with display of functions and bar graph, transmission 
code, receiver and transmitter battery-charge status

Detection Depth

Single-pole application: 0 to 2 m

Two-pole application: 0 to 0.5 m

Simple looping line: Up to 2.5 m

Identification of Mains Voltage  Approximately 0 to 0.4 m

Automatic shutdown, automatic or manual adjustment
of reception sensitivity, torch function

Power Supply  6 x 1.5 V AAA batteries
Dimensions 241.5 x 78 x 38.5 mm
Weight 360 g with batteries

Standard FREE 3-5 Day Courier Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
Included in the price for all orders over £40.00 (exc vat). Sent using express courier, delivered within 3-5 working days from the date of your order, subject to availability.

Standard 1-2 Day Express Courier Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
£4.50 for all all orders under £40.00 (exc vat). Sent by express courier, delivered within 1-2 working days from the date of your order, subject to availability.

Express Courier 1-2 Day Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
£4.50 select at the checkout. Sent using express courier.

Next Day Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
£8.00 select at the checkout. Sent using express courier, orders must be placed before 3pm for next day delivery, subject to availability.

Saturday Pre 12am - UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
£15.00 select at the checkout. Sent using express courier, orders must be placed before 3pm for Saturday delivery.

Orders must be placed before 3pm for next day delivery and a telephone number supplied, subject to availability.
Please note that predicted delivery times are based on regular trading days Monday to Friday. Public holidays, bank holidays and weekends are outside the usual scope of our dispatch and therefore may incure additional days lead time to your order.

Orders requiring calibration. Whilst we take the greatest care to get all orders dispatched and delivered to you in the stated time frame, orders received late afternoon and requiring calibration may on occasion miss dispatch that day, according to the complexity of the calibration. Be assured they will ship on the next dispatch, this in most cases should not add more than 24 hours to you delivery.

Delivery Surcharges
Because of the high cost of carriage we need to apply a surcharge on all deliveries made in the following regions bringing the carriage charges to:

  • Zones A & B  - Mainland delivery rates apply. 
  • Zone C - Scottish Highlands. 
  • Zone D - Outer Hebrides, Orkney Isles, Shetland Isles, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, and Channel Islands.
  • Zone E - Northern Ireland
  • Zone F - Republic of Ireland

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