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GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator

GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator

The GA-52Cx magnetic locator delivers unparalleled sensitivity in detecting buried iron and steel objects up to 5.5m/18ft deep. Its ergonomic design, intuitive controls, and innovative HeliFlux sensor technology make it the ideal choice for professionals seeking accurate and efficient locating.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Unrivalled Sensitivity: Discover deeply buried ferrous objects with five adjustable sensitivity levels for precise detection.
  • One-Handed Operation: Easily control power, sensitivity, and volume with conveniently placed knobs.
  • Versatile Audio Output: Choose between a speaker or headphones for clear audio feedback in any environment.
  • Eliminates False Locates: Specifically targets ferrous materials, ignoring aluminum, brass, and copper.
  • Built to Last: Rugged, modular construction with high-performance components ensures durability and easy maintenance.

What are ferrous metals?

Ferrous metals are metals that contain iron as their primary component. They often have small amounts of other metals or elements added to enhance specific properties like strength, durability, or resistance to corrosion. Alloys of iron, such as wrought iron, cast iron, and various types of steel (carbon, alloy, tool), are the most widely used metals in industry and construction.

Product Code:

  • Part no: GA-52CX

Why Choose TocDem Utilities?

With the GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator TocDem Utilities will not be beaten on price, quality or after-sales service. Customer support long after the sale is just what we do. All parts & accessories are kept in stock. TocDem Utilities offers an excellent efficient re-calibration service in its well-established Calibration Workshop.

Our service engineers have over 100 years of combined specialist electronic and hydraulic experience. We believe in investing in people and constantly have our staff re-trained in line with the latest industry techniques.

  • Competitive Pricing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Expert Support
  • Worldwide Shipping

As a Radiodetection GOLD distributor, we are perfectly positioned to support all of your Underground cable location, survey, ground penetrating radar and accessory needs. We offer a full national & international shipping and customs clearance service, which can always be arranged by our friendly experienced administration team.

Related Products:

High Sensitivity with 5 Levels

​​​Our HeliFlux sensors provide high sensitivity allowing Schonstedt products to detect products down to a depth of 5.5m / 18’

Speaker Audio Output + Headphones

Approximately 40 Hz idle tone in speaker. Tone frequency increases (or decreases) with gradient-field intensity

No response to aluminum, brass, or copper

​​​​​Eliminates false locates

HeliFlux® sensors

Schonstedt’s unique, patented HeliFlux magnetic field sensors provide much higher sensitivity than the standard ring core sensors that most of the competition uses, giving users of Schonstedt products a clear advantage when searching for deeply buried objects and when wanting to pinpoint the exact shape

Modular construction; high performance components

​​​​​​The design and construction of our magnetic locators make them that rare combination of high performance, rugged and also straightforward to maintain and repair, leading to low overall total cost of ownership

Hard case

​​​​Protects the locator from knocks and scrapes when not in use and stored in equipment vans or trucks

7-year warranty

​​​​Users of Schonstedt products can be confident in the low total cost of ownership of their purchases because they are supported by a 7 year warranty. Some competitors offer 2 or more, but most only provide 1-year coverage


INPUT POWER Supplied by two 9V batteries
BATTERY LIFE 40 hours (intermittent usage)
OUTPUT Approximately 40 Hz idle tone in speaker. Tone frequency increases (or decreases) with gradient-field intensity.
WEIGHT Approximately 2.5 lb (1.13 kg)
OPERATING TEMP -13° to 140°F (-25° to 60°C)
OVERALL LENGTH 42.5″ (107.4 cm)
WATERPROOF LENGTH 34.5″ (87.6 cm)
CONSTRUCTION Rugged, modular all solid state in aluminum casing