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3M Locators

New-to-the-world technology for locating underground utilities without any doubt. The 3M™ Dynatel™ 2273ME/ME-iD Cable/Pipe and Fault Locators and the 3M Dynatel 2250ME/ME-iD Cable/Pipe Locators are microprocessor-based systems that incorporate advanced digital signal processing techniques to quickly trace the path of underground cables and pipes, both copper and fiber optic (with metallic tracer wire). The 3M Dynatel 2273ME/ME-iD Cable/Pipe and Fault Locators can also quickly and efficiently locate conductor or sheath (earth return) faults. Both locators provide accurate cable or Sonde depth measurements, giving a digital readout in inches, feet and inches, or centimeters (user-selectable).

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Advanced features detect more information about underground utilities. A new feature exclusive to the 3M Dynatel 2273ME-iD and 2250ME-iD Locators is the ability to write, read and lock programmed information into the new 3M 1400 Series EMS iD Ball Markers. Information such as a pre-programmed unique identification number, facility data, owner information, application type, placement date and other details from up to 100 ID markers can all be read, stored with date/time stamp and transmitted back to your PC through a standard RS232 serial port for enhanced resource management. Designed to be more accurate, faster and more integrated than any other locator on the market, the 3M Dynatel 2273ME-iD and 2250ME-iD Locators can perform these additional functions:

Pin-point the location and estimate the depth of all existing models of properly installed underground passive EMS markers

Direct depth reading of ID markers

Locate two different marker frequencies simultaneously

Trace a cable path while simultaneously finding buried markers along the way

Several unique modes of operation for accurate locates in every situation. For cable path locating, the 3M Dynatel Locators have a highly accurate multi-antenna design for various user-selected locating modes – Directional Peak, Multi-Directional Null, plus an ultra-sensitive Special Peak mode for extreme depths.

Lightweight, compact and well balanced, these locators allow you to accurately and easily:

Locate cable and pipe path

Measure cable or Sonde depth with the push of a button

Measure signal current in the cable

Pin-point conductor or sheath (earth return) faults and cable breaks (2273ME/ME-iD only)

Discriminate between light and heavy faults (2273ME/ME-iD only)

Identify cable and cable pairs

Tone shorts and grounds in aerial cable

Identify cable pairs through wet sections

Locate energized power cable

The receiver includes a unique "expander" function that makes peaks and nulls more pronounced. The expander feature enhances the response for fast tracking and pin-pointing of position. The unique Directional Peak mode combines the response from four peak antennas to indicate left/center/right direction to the cable/pipe while the bar graph and numeric display indicate the sharp and accurate dual-peak response. Automatic gain set with manual override provides maximum flexibility and control.

The multi-directional null mode shows null signal response with automatic gain and utilizes the multiple antenna design to show cable/pipe location and direction on a unique “compass” like graphic user interface on the high-resolution display.