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PL18-05 is a low frequency (512Hz) pipe transmitter sonde, which enables tracing of underground cast iron ducts and their blockages. Also stainless steel ducts commonly used in industry can be followed and checked with PL18-05.
PL18-05 powers on when the battery compartment is turned to the transmitter section. Red power-on LED at the tip of the sonde indicates operation. If LED goes off, battery is weak. Sonde is attached to the push rod (snake) with the M12 threaded sleeve or with tape. After that the sonde is pushed into the target duct using the push rod.
All PL18-series sondes can be mounted to a variety of push rods. Standard mounting is for rods with M12 male thread. With the PL18-FM flexible mounting accessory also M6 rods can be used and the PL-MSA accessory enables M5 and M10 rods.
To avoid loosing signal e.g. at corners the sonde is traced with a cable tracer receiver along as it moves ahead. If sonde hits an obstacle or blockage, it’s possible to define the location and depth very accurately, which reduces unnecessary digging.
PL18-05 diameter is 18.2mm and length with stardard battery compartment is 110mm. Transmitted signal is continuous 512Hz.
This Vesala product is made in Finland.
3.6V Lithium battery
|Comparison table of Vesala duct sondes. Indicated range is typical tracing distance with Vesala CL43 receiver. Maximum range is longer.|
|Model||Diameter x Length||Frequency||Signal||Range In Free Air||Range In Cast Iron Duct||IP / IK Code||Battery Type||Battery Life||Optional Battery Compartment|
|MPL6-10||6.4x84 mm||10 kHz||Interrupted||1.2 m||0 m||IP67 / IK03||CR425||10 h|
|MPL6-33||6.4x84 mm||33 kHz||Continuous||2.3 m||0 m||IP67 / IK03||CR425||10 h|
|MPL7-10||7.5x114 mm||10 kHz||Interrupted||3.3 m||0 m||IP67 / IK07||CR535||9 h||MPL7-M5|
|MPL7-33||7.5x114 mm||33 kHz||Continuous||5.1 m||0 m||IP67 / IK07||CR535||9 h||MPL7-M5|
|MPL9-10||9.0x137 mm||10 kHz||Interrupted||3.5 m||0 m||IP67 / IK07||CR535||10 h||MPL9-M5|
|MPL9-33||9.0x137 mm||33 kHz||Continuous||5.7 m||0 m||IP67 / IK07||CR535||10 h||MPL9-M5|
|PL18-05||18x110 mm||512 Hz||Continuous||5.3 m||3.5 m||IP68 / IK08||LS14250||8 h||PL18-FM|
|PL18-10||18x98 mm||10 kHz||Interrupted||5.0 m||0 m||IP68 / IK08||LS14250||40 h||PL18-FM|
|PL18-33||18x85 mm||33 kHz||Continuous||10 m||0 m||IP68 / IK08||LS14250||20 h||PL18-FM|
|PL42-05||42x234 mm||512 Hz||Continuous||13 m||8.4 m||IP68 / IK08||8 x LR6||5 h|