CXL2 Cable Avoidance Tool

This product has now been superseded by the CXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool.

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The C.Scope CXL2 is a digital Cable Avoidance Tool that sets a new benchmark in excavating safety as well as still delivering all the benefits and familiar operating practices associated with a classic Cable Avoidance Tool.

FAMILIAR OPERATING TECHNIQUE & METHOD
The CXL2 Cable Avoidance Tool has four familiar detection modes (POWER, RADIO, GENERATOR AND ALLSCAN) to select from. Each mode provides its own specific advantages. Many operators will be familiar with these operating modes from using traditional Cable Avoidance Tools and Generators.

IMPROVED PERFORMANCE
The CXL2 Cable Avoidance Tool delivers improved signal detection sensitivity and better noise rejection so it is capable of detecting the smallest of signals even in areas of high service density and electrical noise. The addition of the new simultaneous dual 33+131kHz frequency will assist in the detection of smaller buried pipes and cables such as telecoms, sheathed fibre optics and street lighting spurs.

SAFER WORKING PRACTICES
The new CXL2 offers a significant step forward in the quest to reduce the day-to-day risk of cable strikes.

MAINTENANCE & CALIBRATION
C.Scope’s new CXL2 performs an Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST). If attention is required the ADST will alert the user to please contact an authorised C.Scope Service centre for assistance. Read more about ADST.

TRAINING
C.Scope provide a comprehensive training course including certification for the use of all our products.
Please contact us or download the brochure if you would like to know more about the CXL2.

  • Power Mode.
  • Radio Mode.
  • Generator Mode – Combined 33+131kHz frequency detection improves utility detection.
  • All Scan Mode.
  • Automatic Noise Rejection.
  • Dynamic Swing Sensor.
  • Automatic Daily Self Test with Validation Certificate. Read more about ADST.
  • Optional Data Logging of all Locator activity.
  • High resolution Liquid Crystal Display indicating:
    – Battery Condition
    – Signal Strength
    – Mode selected
    – Automatic Daily Self Test Result
  • Three year warranty.
  • Fully weatherproof design to IP65.

FOUR DETECTION MODES
The CXL2 has four detection modes to select from each mode providing its own specific advantages:

POWER mode identifies buried electricity cables by detecting the mains frequency signal travelling along the cable itself, when current is being drawn.

RADIO mode detects re-radiated Radio type signals that are often present on metal pipes and cables.

GENERATOR mode is used to detect the 33 + 131kHz signal applied to a a pipe or cable by a SGA2 or SGV2 Signal Generator. The combination of a high frequency with the 33kHz signal enables small diameter cables to be located more easily. The Generator mode should also be used when detecting the signal from a C.Scope Sonde when tracing in non metallic pipes such as plastic and clay.

ALLSCAN mode detects ALL frequencies of signal from the lowest of the Power signals right up to and including 33kHz. This mode can detect unusual signals appearing in the frequency gaps between conventional Power, Radio and Generator modes and is invaluable as a final check before excavation.

DYNAMIC SWING SENSOR
The CXL2 will sound a single tone to alert the operator that the Locator is being swung excessively. This will help operators maintain correct technique during every search.

AUTOMATIC DAILY SELF TEST (ADST)
The CXL2 has comprehensive self test circuitry. ADST tests the Locator including the receiving aerials for correct performance each day when it is first switched on. As well as storing the test result for later reference if needed, the ADST gives the operator confidence that the Locator is working to its optimum before use at the start of each day.

DATA LOGGING
The CXL2 is available with or without the option of Data Logging. The Data Logging versions will automatically record how and when it is being used. Over 12months of data (in normal use) can be stored before being overwritten. A full audit trail is kept of all activity so that it is possible to see when the Cable Avoidance Tool passed Self Tests, which Modes have been used, when, and for how long.

DATA LOG TRANSFER via USB
Data from the Data Logging version of the CXL2 can be transferred at any time to a PC for analysis via the data connection socket in the battery compartment.

DATA LOG ANALYSIS
C.Scopes FREE to download XL2 Edition PC Toolkit allows manipulation of the stored data-logs into charts and graphs that illustrate all aspects of the use. The data can be used to show correct usage in addition to assisting the identification of actual operator behaviour and any training requirements.

LCD CLEAR DIGITAL DISPLAY
The CXL2 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.

FINGERTIP CONTROLS
The CXL2s ergonomic controls offer easy singlehanded sensitivity adjustments and mode selection.

DETACHABLE SPEAKER
The speaker can be easily detached for use in noisy work environments.

DATA CONNECTION
The CXL2 features a data connection socket for transferring data to a PC using the C.Scope XL2 Edition PC Toolkit.

ROBUST AND DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
The CXL2s twin wall construction is robust and durable. It also provides IP65 standard protection against dust and water ingress.

MAINTENANCE & CALIBRATION
The CXL2 does not require periodic re-calibration helping to reduce running costs and downtime.

SYSTEM VALIDATION CERTIFICATION
The C.Scope XL2 Edition PC Toolkit allows owners to print a System Validation Certificate by connecting the Cable Avoidance Tool to a PC via USB. The results are generated from the ADST results that are stored on the Cable Avoidance Tool.

SERVICE
A complete covers off service & maintenance package is available for those customers who require it from C.Scope Authorised Service Centres.

WARRANTY
The CXL2 comes with a three year Warranty (conditions apply).

Product name
CXL2 Locator

Part No.
CXL2 Locator – ZXCXL2CAT
CXL2 Locator with Data Logging – ZXCXL2CAT-DL

Product Dimensions
720mm x 280mm x 65mm

Weight
2.6kg incl. batteries.
2.4kg excl. batteries.

Batteries
Internal 8 x AA’ (LR6) cells alkaline batteries typically giving up to 40 hours intermittent use at 20°C.
Compatible with NiMH rechargeable batteries.

Temperature Range
-20°C to +50°C

IP Rating
IP65

Approvals
CE

Warranty
Three years (Conditions apply).

Locator Features CXL2 CXL2-DL
Power Mode
Radio Mode
Generator Mode (33+131kHz)
ALL SCAN Mode
Depth
Automatic Noise Rejection
Dynamic Swing Sensor
Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST)*
Data Logging
Data Transfer via USB
Display (LCD)
Three Year Warranty**
Batteries*** 8 x AA (LR6) 8 x AA (LR6)
IP65

 

* ADST. C.Scope’s new CXL2 performs an Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST). If attention is required the ADST will alert the user to please contact an authorised C.Scope Service centre for assistance.
** 3 Year Warranty Conditions apply.
*** Batteries. The CXL2 uses 8 x AA LR6 Alkaline orNiMh Rechargeable batteries sealed in a secure fitted battery compartment.
The battery pack will typically provide approximately 40 hours of use.
The battery comartment also houses a spare battery holder.

 

Mode/feature Frequency Sensitivity @ 1m Depth CXL2 Detection Depth
Power 50Hz – 400Hz 5mA Up to 3m
Radio 10kHz – 30kHz 25µA Up to 2m
Generator 33kHz + 131kHz 5µA Up to 3m
ALLScan 50Hz – 33kHz 100µA Up to 3m
Sonde 33kHz Up to 9.9m

CXL2 Cable Avoidance Tool Manual

CXL2 Cable Avoidance Tool Brochure

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