DXL2 cable avoidance tool

This product has now been superseded by the DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool.

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The DXL2 is a new ultra modern and high performance Cable Avoidance Tool with Depth Measurement that has been designed to set a new benchmark in excavating safety as well as still delivering all the advantages and familiar operating practices associated with the original C.Scope product range.

FAMILIAR OPERATING TECHNIQUE & METHOD
The DXL2 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 depth measuring DXL2 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
Human error can be a contributory factor associated with cable strikes. To address this issue, intelligent features such as an Automatic Daily Self Test function and a dynamic Swing Sensor help ensure that best working practices are adhered to and being applied on-site. The optional Data Logging can also provide an invaluable insight into working practices that can help to identify potential training requirements.

The new DXL2 offers a significant step forward in the quest to reduce the day-to-day risk of cable strikes.

MAINTENANCE & CALIBRATION
C.Scope’s new DXL2 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 DXL2.

  • Power Mode.
  • Radio Mode.
  • Generator Mode – Combined 33+131kHz frequency detection improves utility detection.
  • All Scan Mode.
  • Accurate Depth Indication
  • 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
    – Shallow Cable Depth Alert
  • Three year Warranty (conditions apply).
  • Fully weatherproof design to IP65.

FOUR DETECTION MODES
The DXL2 has four detection modes to select from each mode providing it’s 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.

DEPTH MEASUREMENT
When used with an SGA2 or SGV2 Signal Generator the depth of buried pipes, cables and sondes can be indicated at the push of a button.

DYNAMIC SWING SENSOR
The DXL2 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 DXL2 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 DXL2 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 DXL2 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 DXL2 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 DXL2s 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 DXL2 features a data connection socket for transferring data to a PC using the C.Scope XL2 Edition PC Toolkit.

ROBUST AND DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
The DXL2s twin wall construction is robust and durable. It also provides IP65 standard protection against dust and water ingress.

MAINTENANCE & CALIBRATION
If maintenance is required the Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST) will alert the user to please contact an authorised C.Scope Service centre for assistance.

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 DXL2 comes with a three year Warranty (conditions apply).

Name
DXL2 Locator

Part No.
DXL2 Locator – ZXDXL2CAT
DXL2 Locator with Data Logging – ZXDXL2CAT-DL

Product Dimensions
720mm x 280mm x 65mm

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

Batteries
Internal 8 x AA’ (LR6) 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
DXL2
DXL2-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 DXL2 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 DXL2 uses 8 x AA LR6 Alkaline or NiMhCad or Rechargeable batteries sealed in a secure fitted battery compartment. The battery pack will typically provide approximately 40 hours of use. The battery compartment also houses a spare battery holder.

 

Mode/feature Frequency Sensitivity @ 1m Depth DXL2 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

DXL2 cable avoidance tool Manual

DXL2 cable avoidance tool Brochure

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