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Description

Detect more, detect faster
The new CAT4 digital platform delivers highly refined locate capabilities, specifically designed to help the operator find more buried utilities. The CAT4 Avoidance Mode™ lets the operator check an intended excavation area for Power, Radio and Genny signals, and pinpoint located utilities in a single scan.

Features such as the bargraph ‘tidemark’ enable an operator to quickly spot a peak response and zero-in on a buried conductor.

Dig more safely
Radiodetection’s optional StrikeAlert™, SWING™ Rate detector and Service Due date warning have been improved to reduce the number of shallow cable strikes and guide users towards better and safer working practices.

Optional data acquisition capabilities also allow for Plant Supervisors to administer their fleet more safely and effectively by providing comprehensive logs of CAT4 usage for analysis and personnel development.

The CAT4 is a safety-critical precision instrument with an optional 30-day countdown to the Service Due date, CALSafe™ and innovative eCert™ on-line system calibration validation capabilities are designed to reinforce company and recommended service policies.

Reduce the number of strikes

Small Cable Locate - Dual-frequency locate
Simultaneous dual frequency and simple locating methods assist CAT4 and Genny4 users to locate Small Diameter cable such as telecom twisted pairs, CATV feeds, spurs and drop-offs which have historically been hard to find and are a common strike risk

Dynamic Overload Protection
Radiodetection’s unique digital signal processing capabilities equips the CAT4 with the ability to reject electrical interference.

Dynamic Overload Protection gives C.A.T4 series products the ability to continue operating in electrically challenging areas, such as near substations and under power cables, where other locators’ detection circuitry may be overloaded and no longer function.

Avoidance Mode™
Sweep an area using Power, Radio and Genny signals simultaneously, saving time. CAT4 lets operators control the sensitivity of each mode/signal, enabling buried utilities to be pinpointed in a single pass, while Real Sound provides audio feedback derived directly from the utility located, easing identification to maximise speed whilst maintaining safety.

Genny4 Signal Boost
The Genny4 offers, alongside its standard power mode, a Signal Boost feature which increases the output signal by up to 10 times allowing you to locate over extra distance and depth.

High Visibility Display with Backlight
The CAT4’s high visibility display helps to minimise the possibility of misreading critical information from the unit. The high contrast and automatic backlight illumination provide optimum visibility in all light conditions.

Product Details

StrikeAlert™ - Optional
Minimise the risk of hitting a shallow cable with the optional StrikeAlert™ which has been enhanced and optimised to reduce the instances of false warnings.

Datalogging - Optional
The eCAT4 and gCAT4 series products can store upto 2 year’s worth of the key measurements and modes of operation.

gCAT4 units are equipped with an internal GPS/GNSS receiver providing positional data logged every second into the CAT4 internal memory and showing where the operator was working. These gCAT4 data logs can be exported as CSV, XLM or KML files that can be imported into map services like Google Maps® or Google Earth®.

C.A.T Manager™ can be used to export log files to enable detailed data usage analysis offering multiple benefits such as identifying training and development needs, and providing independent historical records of the instrument’s use.

Backed-up data on a PC gives virtually unlimited record keeping for the life of the product.

Dynamic Overload Protection
Radiodetection’s unique digital signal processing capabilities equips the CAT4 with the ability to reject electrical interference. Dynamic Overload Protection gives CAT4 series products the ability to continue operating in electrically challenging areas, such as near substations and under power cables, where other locators’ detection circuitry may be overloaded and no longer function.

Avoidance Mode™
Sweep an area of Power, Radio and Genny signals simultaneously, saving time. CAT4 lets operators control the sensitivity of each mode/signal, enabling buried utilities to be pinpointed in a single pass, while Real Sound provides audio feedback derived directly from the utility located, easing identification to maximise speed whilst maintaining safety.

SWING™
Radiodetection CAT's are designed to respond exceptionally fast to even the smallest detectable underground signals. Radiodetection's research into underground signal detection has shown that the ability of an operator to identify these buried utilities is directly affected by careless working practices such as excessive or rapid swinging.

To further reduce utility strike risks, eCAT4 units are equipped with sensors to detect such incorrect usage and warn the operator with an alert that is also stored in the data log.

Service Due indicator and CALSafe™ - optional
Minimise the risk of having to delay a survey because a CAT4’s calibration has expired. eCAT4 series products provide a 30 days countdown warning to the expiry of the calibration certificate.

The optional CALSafe can be set to prevent the unit from operating outside the calibration period, ensuring compliance with company policies – and the interval required between services can be customised within a 1 year period using the C.A.T Manager software.

Network Rail use
The CAT4 and Genny4, and their accessories, are accepted for use on the UK’s national rail infrastructure, managed by Network Rail - Acceptance Certificate No: PA05/05450

Radiodetection Network Rail CAT4 eCAT4 gCAT4 Genny4 Certificate

 

StrikeAlert™ - Optional
Minimise the risk of hitting a shallow cable with the optional StrikeAlert™ which has been enhanced and optimised to reduce the instances of false warnings.


Datalogging - Optional
The eCAT4 and gCAT4 series products can store upto 2 year’s worth of the key measurements and modes of operation.


gCAT4 units are equipped with an internal GPS/GNSS receiver providing positional data logged every second into the CAT4 internal memory and showing where the operator was working. These gCAT4 data logs can be exported as CSV, XLM or KML files that can be imported into map services like Google Maps® or Google Earth®.


C.A.T Manager™ can be used to export log files to enable detailed data usage analysis offering multiple benefits such as identifying training and development needs, and providing independent historical records of the instrument’s use.


Backed-up data on a PC gives virtually unlimited record keeping for the life of the product.


Dynamic Overload Protection
Radiodetection’s unique digital signal processing capabilities equips the CAT4 with the ability to reject electrical interference. Dynamic Overload Protection gives CAT4 series products the ability to continue operating in electrically challenging areas, such as near substations and under power cables, where other locators’ detection circuitry may be overloaded and no longer function.


Avoidance Mode™
Sweep an area of Power, Radio and Genny signals simultaneously, saving time. CAT4 lets operators control the sensitivity of each mode/signal, enabling buried utilities to be pinpointed in a single pass, while Real Sound provides audio feedback derived directly from the utility located, easing identification to maximise speed whilst maintaining safety.

SWING™
Radiodetection CAT's are designed to respond exceptionally fast to even the smallest detectable underground signals. Radiodetection's research into underground signal detection has shown that the ability of an operator to identify these buried utilities is directly affected by careless working practices such as excessive or rapid swinging.


To further reduce utility strike risks, eCAT4 units are equipped with sensors to detect such incorrect usage and warn the operator with an alert that is also stored in the data log.


Service Due indicator and CALSafe™- optional
Minimise the risk of having to delay a survey because a CAT4’s calibration has expired. eCAT4 series products provide a 30 days countdown warning to the expiry of the calibration certificate.

The optional CALSafe can be set to prevent the unit from operating outside the calibration period, ensuring compliance with company policies – and the interval required between services can be customised within a 1 year period using the C.A.T Manager software.


Network Rail use
The CAT4 and Genny4, and their accessories, are accepted for use on the UK’s national rail infrastructure, managed by Network Rail - Acceptance Certificate No: PA05/05450

Radiodetection Network Rail CAT4 eCAT4 gCAT4 Genny4 Certificate

Cable Avoidance Tools
CAT4
CAT4+
eCAT4
eCAT4+
gCAT4
gCAT4+
Avoidance Mode(A)
Genny signal locate (G)
Power signal locate (P)
Radio signal locate (R)
Small Diameter Locate frequency
eCert
Dynamic Overload Protection
Depth
StrikeAlert
Data acquisition
Service due indicator
SWING warning
CALSafe
Bluetooth® Low Energy
GPS/GNSS

= Not Available
= Available - enabled by default
= Optional

C.A.T4 Technical Specifications Locating Depth Guide (m)
Locate Performance Frequency Range
Sensitivity @1M
Good Conditions
Poor Conditions
Power Signals 50 Hz - 1.5 kHz 3mA 3 2
Radio Signals15 kHz - 30 kHz25μA21
Genny4 Signals32.768 kHz ±20 Hz
131.072 kHz ±20 Hz
5μA42
Avoidance Mode (A)P + R + G
as above
as above42
Dynamic Range120dB @ 10Hz
Dynamic Overload Protection40dB @ 50hz (automatic)
Locate Accuracy±10% of depth
Depth AccuracyLine: 5% 0.1m to 3m (4in to 10ft)
(on undistorted signal with no adjacent signals)Sonde: 5% 0.1m to 7m (4in to 16ft)
Horizontal GPS Position Accuracy3m CEP (Circular Error Probable)
Operating Temperature Range-20 to 50°C
Storage Temperature Range-20 to 70°C
Environmental ProtectionIP54
Batteries2 x LR20 (D) 1.5V alkaline
Compatible with D type NiMH rechargeable batteries
Data InterfaceUSB 2.0, Bluetooth®
Recommended Service Interval1 Year
Warranty12 months from purchase
Data Storage Capacity2 GB
Calibration Due WarningCountdown from 31 days before use

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