MXT4 Transmitter

The C.Scope MXT4 is a digital One Watt multi-frequency Transmitter with in-built Data Logging.
Designed for use with a MXL4 Precision Pipe & Cable Locator. Network Rail Approved.

The C.Scope MXT4 Transmitter is designed for use alongside an MXL4 Locator. It enables a far more flexible approach to pipe and cable location enabling the operator to accurately detect, pinpoint, trace and identify the widest range of pipes and cables.

MULTI-FREQUENCY
The MXT4 Transmitter now has a greater range of transmitting frequencies allowing improved long distance tracing and utility identification, even on the most congested of sites. A range of frequencies from 512/640Hz up to 131kHz and including the simultaneous dual-frequency 33kHz and 131kHz signal output is ideal for maximising the number of buried services that can be energised and then detected. The MXL4 can apply these frequency signals without direct connection to buried services, using either a Signal Clamp or the simple induction method from ground level, providing a significant improvement in the detection of the smaller diameter or poorly earthed cables.

THREE SIGNAL APPLICATION TECHNIQUES
The MXT4 offers three alternative ways to apply a Signal Generator signal:

Direct Connection allows specific pipes or cables to be individually traced, identified and their depths measured. The use of Signal Clamps, Signal Injectors and Direct Connection leads make this mode the most effective method for pinpointing pipes and cables.

If it is difficult or inconvenient to use Direct Connection, then the Wraparound technique can be utilised to successfully energise a street or car park lighting cable.

Induction allows the Signal Generator to induce a detectable and traceable signal to previously unknown, undetected or inaccessible underground metal pipes or cables.

HIGH POWER SIGNAL
The MXT4’s fully adjustable One Watt Power Output means that deeper pipes and cables can be effectively energised and then traced over ever longer distances.

It also features a FOUR position power level adjustment so the operator has total control of how much power is in use and when.

PULSED/CONTINUOUS SIGNAL OUTPUT
A Pulsed or Continuous signal output allows operators to switch to the Pulsed Mode at the push of a button in high interference situations and keep on tracing. The MXT4 has a clear audible signal output to indicate when it is in operation.

A useful in-built audio mute control is also included.

DATA LOGGING
To compliment and support in-built data logging on the MXL4 Locator, the MXT4 Transmitter also has full data logging capability. A years worth of data can be stored, in normal usage, on both the Locator and Transmitter. This can be conveniently transferred at any time via a USB cable to a PC for analysis.

CALIBRATION
The MXT4 Transmitters 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 MXT4 Transmitters perform 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 CERTIFICATION
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 MXT4 has a large, clear and easy to read backlit LCD mounted behind a protective polycarbonate lens. The display indicates frequency and functions selected, power level, connection quality and battery condition. It also displays the Automatic Daily Self Test results.

ROBUST AND DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
The MXT4s twin wall construction is robust and durable. It also provides IP65 standard protection against dust and water ingress.

ACCESSORY TRAY
The MXT4 Transmitter has a large detachable accessory tray as its base. It can house not only the standard accessories (Direct Connection Leads, Earth Stake, Connection Magnets, 10m Auxiliary Earth Lead) and the Instruction Manual but also many of the optional extras such as Signal Clamps, Sondes and Signal Injectors.

THREE YEAR WARRANTY
The MXT4 comes with a three year Warranty (conditions apply).

  • One Watt 4-level adjustable Power Output
  • Six Signal Outputs:
    Simultaneous 33+131kHz
    512Hz Signal
    640Hz Signal
    8kHz Signal
    33kHz Signal
    131kHz
  • Pulsed or Continuous Output Signal
  • Three Signal Application Techniques:
    Direct Connection / Wraparound / Induction
  • Automatic Daily Self Test
  • Data Logging of all Transmitter activity
  • Data Transfer by USB
  • High resolution Liquid Crystal Display
  • No periodic Calibration required
  • Product Validation Certificate available
  • In-built Accessory Tray
  • Network Rail Approved

Product name
MXT4 Transmitter

Part No.
MXT4-D

Controls
All operation is by push button control as follows:

  • On/Off
  • Power Level: Cycles through four available power levels
  • Frequency: cycles through six available output frequencies
  • Pulse/Continuous Output: toggles between pulse or continuous output using one push button
  • Audio Output: toggles between loud, muted and silent audio output using one push button

Audio Indications

  • Audio Feedback on button push
  • Audio pitch drops with increasing load current in Connected Mode
  • Audio pitch changes with power level in Induced Mode
  • Audio output pulses to indicate Pulsed Mode
  • Low battery indicated by interrupted Audio and output signal

Visual Indication
Multi-segment Liquid Crystal Display indicating:

  • Output Frequency
  • Pulse Mode
  • Continuous Mode
  • Battery Condition
  • Output Level (bargraph)
  • Speaker Mute
  • Self Test Result

Data Connector
Standard USB Mini B connector. USB 2.0 Compatible

Self Test
Automatic Daily Self Test and manual Self Test function

Output

  • Induced = 131,072Hz and 32,768Hz; 131,072Hz, 32,768Hz and 8,192Hz
  • Connected = 131,072Hz and 32,768Hz; 131,072Hz, 32,768Hz; 8,192Hz; 640 and 512Hz
  • Carrier Pulse Frequency: 7.5Hz (pulsed mode)

Connected Mode

  • Connection Mode automatically selected when lead is plugged into socket
  • Maximum Output Voltage (open circuit): 30V rms
  • Maximum Output Current (short circuit): 65mA rms
  • Maximum Power: 1W into 400Ω load

Construction

  • Case moulded from high impact plastic.
  • Designed to withstand 1m (3’3”) drop onto a hard surface
  • Incorporates clip on accessory storage compartment

Weight (including batteries, Connection Leads and Earth Stake)
3.4kg (7 lb 7 oz)

Dimensions (with Accessory Tray fitted)
360mm x 180mm x 230mm (14.1” x 7” x 9”)

Battery Type
Internal 4 x ‘D’ (LR20) cells (either alkaline non-rechargeable or NiMH rechargeable)

Battery Life
up to 40 hours intermittent use at 20ºC (68ºF) using alkaline cells

IP Rating
65

Network Rail Approved

Notes
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 Transmitters are in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Council Directive 2014/53/EU (EMC). Compliance has been demonstrated by testing representative samples to the harmonised standards EN300-330 and EN301-489. The essential radio test suites have been carried out and the equipment is in conformity with all applicable directives. All C.Scope Transmitters comply with the essential requirements and other provisions of Council Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS).

 

Specification MXT4
One Watt Power •​
Four Power Levels •​
Transmitter Frequencies •​
 – 33+131kHz (Connected and Induced) •​
 – 131kHz (Connected and Induced) •​
 – 33kHz (Connected and Induced) •​
 – 8kHz (Connected and Induced) •​
 – 512Hz (Connected) •​
 – 640Hz (Connected) •​
Pulsed / Continuous Output Signal •​
Signal Connection Modes •​
– Direct Connection •​
 – Wraparound •​
 – Induction •​
Automatic Daily Self Test •​
Data Logging •​
Data Transfer via USB •​
High Resolution Backlit Liquid Crystal Display •​
No Periodic Calibration* •​
Three Year Warranty** •​
Batteries*** 4 x D (LR20) Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable •​
In-Built Accessory Tray**** •​
IP65 •​

 

* No Periodic Calibration. The MXT4 does 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. 4 x D LR20 Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable batteries housed in a secure battery compartment.

**** In-Built Accessory Tray includes Direct Connection Lead, Auxiliary 10m Earth Lead, Connection Magnets, Earth Stake and Instruction Manual.

MXT4 Transmitter Brochure

MXT4 Transmitter Manual

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