RadioDetection eCAT4 Cable Avoidance Tool (EN39 / EN69 / EN59 / EN89)



  • 4 operating modes
  • Overload protection feature
  • Bargraph tide mark for fast pin pointing
  • SWING technology to encourage correct operation
  • Optional StrikeAlert and CalSafe features
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Warranty 1 year
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RadioDetection eCAT4 Cable Avoidance Tool

The eC.A.T4 is the standard model of the range. Using it with the Genny4 transmitter (available separately), experienced operators will be able to find more buried utilities, faster.

The eC.A.T4 Avoidance Mode lets the operator check an intended excavation area for Power, Radio and Genny4 signals, and pinpoint located utilities, in a single scan. The bargraph ‘tidemark’ enables the user to quickly spot and zero-in on a buried conductor.

The Genny4 provides a simultaneous dual-frequency signal output. Alongside the familiar 33 kHz signal for general purpose locates, the Genny4 transmits a specialised Small Diameter Locate frequency which facilitates location of utilities such as telecoms and street lighting, including spurs. For difficult locates, the Signal Boost function enables the Genny4 signals to travel further and deeper, and couple onto utilities more easily.

eC.A.T4’s Dynamic Overload Protection feature automatically filters out high levels of interference, allowing operators to continue working even in electrically noisy areas such as substations and under high-voltage cables – and requires no input from the operator.

The eCAT4 also includes a number of other helpful features

  • Service due indicator: 31-day service due countdown warning on start-up
  • Data acquisition: C.A.T Manager is a software suite designed to offer online or local analysis of usage behaviors and produce surveys and usage reports.

Available as options on the eCAT4

  • CALSafe: Enabled units can be set to automatically deactivate on expiry of the defined calibration interval, to help ensure compliance with individual company policies.
  • StrikeAlert warning: Warns of shallow buried utilities (optional)

eCAT4 operating modes

  • Avoidance mode: Simultaneously search for and pinpoint Genny, Power and Radio signals for rapid surveying.
  • Genny mode: Detects the signals transmitted by Genny4 (available separately)
  • Power mode: Detects the electromagnetic fields generated by loaded power cables.
  • Radio mode: Detects long-range radio signals as they travel along buried cables and pipes.
  • SWING warning: Warns operators of incorrect usage to promote best working practices
Avoidance mode (A)
Genny signal locate (G)
Power signal locate (P)
Radio signal locate (R)
Small Diameter Locate Frequency
Dynamic Overload Protection
Strike Alert Option Option Option Option
Data aquisition    
Service due indicator    
SWING warning    
CALSafe     Option Option
Bluetooth Low Energy        
GPS / GNSS        


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RadioDetection eCAT4 Cable Avoidance Tool

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