- Features & Specification
CSCOPE CXL4-D Cable Avoidance Tool with USB
Designed for use with an SGA4 or SGV4 Signal Generator
Hitting and damaging buried services when excavating is costly and potentially very dangerous. The C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tool is the ideal ‘pick-up-and-go tool to locate buried pipes and cables, quickly and reliably, time after time.
Three versions of the CXL4 are available; the standard CXL4, the CXL4-D which has full data logging capability, and the CXL4-DBG which has full data logging capability, Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS.
Innovative new features have been introduced and the popular existing modes of detection have been enhanced to allow the CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool to successfully detect even the hardest to find pipes and cables. Particular attention has been paid to effect better working practices and to minimise the potential for human error to impact on operating performance.
Improved Performance Accross all 4 Detection Modes
The CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool has improved performance across all modes of detection; Power, Radio, Generator and AllScan, whilst remaining easy to operate ensuring there is only a minimal need for training or retraining.
The simultaneous dual-frequency 33kHz and 131kHz signal output of the Signal Generators is ideal for maximising the number of buried services that can be energised and then detected, providing a significant improvement in the detection of the smaller diameter or poorly earthed cables.
Optimised Locator Sensitivity and Noise Rejection means that the CXL4 can deal with the highest levels of background interference found, allowing even the weakest of signals to be detected successfully.
AlarmZone™ alerts operators to the presence of particularly shallow pipes or cables with the exact trigger depth adjustable by the user to best suit local requirements.
Dynamic Swing Sensor
The Dynamic SwingSensor which gently alerts the operator if the locator is being swung excessively, potentially compromising the accuracy of any locates.
PeakHold allows operators to quickly and confidently pinpoint the exact position of buried services
The CXL4-D and CXL4-DBG Cable Avoidance Tools have full data logging capability. A years worth of data can be stored, in normal usage, on both the Cable Avoidance Tool and the SGV4 Signal Generator.
Data log Transfer via USB
This can be conveniently transferred at any time to supervisors for analysis via a USB cable to a PC (or wirelessly via Bluetooth™ from the DBG model only to a PC, tablet or smartphone).
C.SCOPE PC ‘TOOLKIT’ and ‘RELAY’ Smartphone App
The free-to-download C.Scope PC Toolkit and C.Scope Relay smartphone App analyses the stored data-logs into charts and graphs that illustrate all aspects of the use allowing training requirements to be quickly identified.
The CXL4-DBG with in-built GPS allows a record to be kept of exactly where the Locators have been used that can then be viewed in partnership with Google Earth™ or Google Maps™.
Twelve months of GPS data is stored, in normal usage. This can be conveniently transferred at any time via a USB cable to a PC or wirelessly via Bluetooth™ to a PC, tablet or smartphone to supervisors for analysis. The free-to-download C.Scope PC Toolkit and Relay smartphone App analyses the stored data.
Additionally, the Locators can be paired to third party GPS Survey equipment, via the Locators in-built Bluetooth™ facilitating ‘one pass’ underground utility surveys to be undertaken.
The CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools do not require periodic recalibration. A fully Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST) tests and confirms that they are functioning at their optimum level each day.
Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST)
The CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools perform an Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST). The ADST checks the functionality of the locator including the receiving aerials each day when it is first switched on. The SGV4 Signal Generator also performs a comprehensive Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST).
At the start of each day of use, a positive Automatic Daily Self Test result gives confirmation to the operator that the kit is working at the optimum level.
The result of this test is recorded and stored on memory within the products in-built data files and can be downloaded onto a PC at any time within the following 12 months*.
Product Validation Certifcation
These test results can be used to produce a Product Validation Certificate using the C.Scope PC Toolkit. In addition, any results of the Self Test that have been carried out in the last twelve months* are available. The PC Toolkit can also be used to view and print a copy of the original factory Calibration Certificate.
C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal requirements.
High Resolution Backlit Digital Display
The CXL4 has a large, clear and easy to read backlit LCD mounted behind a protective polycarbonate lens. The display indicates detection mode, signal peak level, depth, signal strength and battery condition. It also displays the Automatic Daily Self Test results.
The speaker can be easily detached for use in noisy work environments.
Robust and Durable Construction
The CXL4s twin wall construction is robust and durable. It also provides IP65 standard protection against dust and water ingress.
A complete covers off service & maintenance package is available for those customers who require it from C.Scope Authorised Service Centres.
Three Year Warranty
The CXL4 comes with a three year Warranty (conditions apply).
Which CScope Cable Avoidance Tool is Right for You?
|Generator / Transmitter Mode||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|All Scan Mode||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Accurate Depth Identification||–||–||–||•||•||•||•|
|Signal Current Measurement||–||–||–||–||–||•||•|
|Dynamic Swing Sensor||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Automatic Daily Self Test||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Product Validation Certificate||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Data Logging Rate – once per second||–||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Data Transfer via USB||–||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Data Transfer via BluetoothTM||–||–||•||–||•||–||•|
|External Survey Level GPS via BluetoothTM||–||–||•||–||•||–||•|
|In-Built GPS position logging||–||–||•||–||•||–||•|
|High Resolution Backlit Liquid Crystal Display||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|No Periodic Calibration1||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Three Year Warranty2||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Batteries3 8 x AA (LR6)
Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable
- No Periodic Calibration. The XL4 Locators do not require periodic recalibration. A Product Validation Certificate can be printed using the PC Toolkit.
C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal regulations.
- Three Year warranty. Conditions apply.
- Batteries. The XL4 Locators use 8 x AA LR6 Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable batteries sealed in a secure, fitted battery compartment.
The battery pack will typically provide approximately 40 hours of service depending on use. The battery compartment also houses a spare battery holder.
CSCOPE CXL4 Cable Avaoidance Tool, details as the CXL4-D but without the data logging function.
CSCOPE SGA4 and SGV4 Signal Generators, for use with the CSCOPE CXL4 range of Cable Avaoidance Tools.
Spares and Accessories:
- YIRC-33-8 Signal Clamp 33kHz, 8kHz
- YIRIP-33-8 Signal Injector UK Version 33kHz, 8kHz
- YIRIP-33-E Signal Injector European Version 33kHz, 8kHz
- YCB/CS Professional Carry Bag
- YCB/L Large Carry Bag
- B4026A Direct Connection Leads for use with SGA3
- B4028A Diect Connection Leads for use with SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- H2466 Connection Magnet for use with SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- B4022A Auxillary 10M Earth Lead for use with SGA3
- B4020A Auxillary 10M Earth Lead for use with SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- H2338 Earth Stake for use with SGA3, SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- B1093E XL3/SG3 Operating Instruction Manuals for use with CXL3, DXL3 and SGA3
- B1094E XL4/SG4 Operating Instruction Manuals for use CXL4, DXL4, MXL4, SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- B1080 Accessories operating Instruction Manuals for use with all accessories
The CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool is available in three model types:
- CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool
The C.Scope CXL4 is a high performance digital simultaneous dual-frequency (33+131kHz) Cable Avoidance Tool.
- CXL4-D Cable Avoidance Tool
The C.Scope CXL4-D is a high performance digital simultaneous dual-frequency (33+131kHz) Cable Avoidance Tool with in-built Data Logging.
- CXL4-DBG Cable Avoidance Tool
The C.Scope CXL4-DBG is a high performance digital simultaneous dual-frequency (33+131kHz) Cable Avoidance Tool with in-built Data Logging, Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS tracking.
These products are designed for use with an SGA4 or an SGV4 Signal Generator.
CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool
- On/Off Switch: Spring loaded trigger switch under handle
- Function Select Switch (FOUR position): P. Power Mode; R. Radio Mode; G. Generator Mode; A. AllScan Mode
- Sensitivity Control
Removable and user replaceable loudspeaker module
Multi-segment Liquid Crystal Display indicating:
- Signal Strength
- Mode selected
- Battery Condition
- Self Test Indicator
- For CXL4-DBG only, GPS signal detected, Bluetooth™ activated
Internal capacity for storing over 12 months of data (in normal use) logged once per second. Data logged includes:
- Sensitivity Level
- Received Signal Level
- Self Test Result
- Swing Indicator
- GPS position (CXL4-DBG only)
Standard USB Mini B connector in battery compartment. USB 2.0 Compatible
Automatic Daily Self Test
Audio beep to indicate incorrect use of the Locator
Generator Mode Frequencies
Simultaneous 131,072Hz and 32,768Hz
Case moulded from high impact plastic. Designed to withstand 1m (3’3”) drop onto a hard surface
Weight (including batteries)
2.65kg (5 lb 13 oz)
720mm x 280mm x 65mm (28.3” x 11” x 2.5”)
- Locate Accuracy: better than 10% of depth
- Depth Accuracy: ±5% @ 1m (3’3”)
- Line Depth Measurement Range: 0.1m to 9.99m (4” to 32’)
- Line Depth Resolution: 0.01m (0.4”)
- Sonde Depth Measurement Range: 0.1m to 9.99m (4” to 32’) depending on Sonde type
- Sonde Depth Resolution: 0.01m (0.4”)
Internal 8 x ‘AA’ (LR6) cells (either alkaline non-rechargeable or NiMH rechargeable)
40 hours intermittent use at 20ºC (68ºF) using alkaline cells
Performance figures stated can be affected by site parameters such as ground conditions, temperature, and strong electromagnetic fields. Specification may be subject to change. All C.Scope Locators are in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Council Directive 2014/30/EU (EMC). Compliance has been demonstrated by testing representative samples to the relevant harmonised standards. All C.Scope Locators comply with the essential requirements and other provisions of Council Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS).
|Generator / Transmitter Mode||•||•||•|
|Accurate Depth Indication||–||–||–|
|Signal Current Measurement||–||–||–|
|Dynamic Swing Sensor||•||•||•|
|Automatic Daily Self Test||•||•||•|
|Product Validation Certificate||•||•||•|
|Data Logging Rate – once per second||–||•||•|
|Data Transfer via USB||–||•||•|
|Data Transfer via Bluetooth™||–||–||•|
|External Survey Level GPS via Bluetooth™||–||–||•|
|In-Built GPS position logging||–||–||•|
|High Resolution Backlit Liquid Crystal Display||•||•||•|
|No Periodic Calibration*||•||•||•|
|Three Year Warranty**||•||•||•|
|Batteries*** 8 x AA (LR6) Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable||•||•||•|
@ 1m depth
|Traceable Rodder – Line||33kHz||–||3m|
|Traceable Rodder – Tip/ Sonde||33kHz||–||4m|
|Acquisition Time – Cold Start||30s|
|Acquisition Time – Hot Start||1s|
|No. of Channels||56|
|Supported Systems||GPS, SBAS, QZSS, Galileo, GLONASS|
|Supported Systems||Android, PC, Apple iOS|
* No Periodic Calibration. The CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools do not require periodic recalibration. The CXL4-D and CXL4-DBG Product Validation Certificate can be printed using the PC Toolkit. C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal regulations.
** Three Year warranty. Conditions apply.
*** Batteries. The CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools use 8 x AA LR6 Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable batteries sealed in a secure, fitted battery compartment. The battery pack will typically provide approximately 40 hours of service depending on use. The battery compartment also houses a spare battery holder.
Orders requiring calibrationWhilst we take the greatest care to get all orders dispatched and delivered to you in the stated time frame, orders received PM 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 your delivery.
Bank/Public HolidaysPredicted 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 subject to activities/holidays of our carriers and therefore may incur additional days lead time to your order.
*UK Mainland (Temporarily revised June 2020)
Please note that regrettably, we have had to realign our delivery service options to those available from our carriers.
During the current situation surrounding the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, logistics from every company are under immense pressure to deliver goods on time.
We have taken the decision to temporarily limit our services rather than let our customers down.
We hope you will understand our position on this and we apologise unreservedly for the inconvenience we know this will cause.
We look forward to restoring our full delivery service schedule just as soon as we are able.
Standard FREE 1-2 Day Courier Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
Included in the price for all orders over £75.00 (exc vat). Sent using express courier, delivered within 1-2 working days from the date of your order, subject to availability.
Next Day Anytime Delivery (Excluding Saturday & Sunday) – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
Sent by express courier, delivered next day (excluding weekends) from the date of your order, subject to availability.
Orders must be placed before 3:00pm for a qualifying next day delivery and a telephone number supplied, subject to availability.
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 (Charges are calculated at the checkout).
- Zone D - Outer Hebrides, Orkney Isles, Shetland Isles, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, and Channel Islands (Charges are calculated at the checkout).
- Zone E - Northern Ireland (Charges are calculated at the checkout).
- Zone F - Republic of Ireland (Charges are calculated at the checkout).
All offshore deliveries are a 2 day service as standard. This includes Channel Islands, Northern & Southern Ireland, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man and the Scilly Isles.
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