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Prototek FD Series 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter

FD Series - 512 Hertz Dura Sonde Transmitters

Available FD Series Transmitters:
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FD-10
FD-20
FD-40



FD-10 - 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter

With its new and more durable and compact design the FD-10 is perfect for locating in lines as small as 2 inches. The FD-10 transmits using the industry standard 512 Hz frequency for locating in cast iron and nonmetallic lines.

Prototek Products - Prototek Underground Locating Equipment FD Series 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter
Prototek Products - Prototek Underground Locating Equipment FD Series 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter
Prototek Products - Prototek Underground Locating Equipment FD Series 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter

  • Stainless Steel head for durability
  • Encased in a strong polycarbonate tube
  • Watertight
  • Brass battery cap and 2 N cell batteries included
  • Dropcap available for use with 1/4″ pushrods (sold separately)
  • Our Spring Carriers are recommended to help protect your transmitter

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Frequency: 512 Hz
Dimensions: 3/4” W x 2-3/4” L
Line size: 2 inches and up
Range: 10 feet in cast iron | 15 feet in nonmetallic
Range is determined under best conditions using a Prototek Receiver
Signal tone: Continuous
Battery: 1 N cell alkaline battery

Q: Do you have a product that will help protect my DuraSonde transmitter in the pipe?
A: Yes. You can check out one of our Spring Carriers.

Q: Why can’t I buy the FV-10 anymore?
A: Our FD-20 is a great alternative for the FV-10. We decided to redesign our transmitters to help withstand the rugged conditions of locating. Our company is always striving to make our products better.

Q: Does the FD-10 get the same range as the FV-10?
A: Yes it does. Keep in mind that this is a smaller transmitter than the FV-10.

Q: Why am I not getting full range anymore?
A: As with most electronics the stronger your battery life the more performance you will get out of it. So we recommend using fresh batteries for every locate.

Q: I am using a receiver other than Prototek and I am not getting the range that you advertise on your website. What is the deal?
A: Our receivers are very sensitive, they tend to pick up the signals a little better than others. All our ranges posted on our website are determined with our receivers. We can't guarantee what you will get with other brands of receivers.

Q: Can I get the FD-10 in a beeper tone?
A: No. We are no longer making beeper tone transmitters. We have found over the years that it does not allow for a good locate.

Q: Does the FD-10 fit inside a spring carrier?
A: Yes, we have designed most of our transmitters to fit inside spring carriers to help protect it from the rough terrain.

Q: Can I attach the FD-10 directly to my push rod?
A: Yes you can. This is another reason we decided to make the FD-10 smaller. You will need to buy one of our Dropcaps. The Dropcap has a female 5/16-18 threaded end that will screw directly on to a 1/4" push rod. We always recommend adding a little electrical tape to make sure it does not come unscrewed during use.

Additional Information:
Weight - .02 lbs
Dimensions - .5 x .5 x .5 in


FD-20 - 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter

The FD-20 is the most popular transmitter in our 512 Hz line for locating in cast iron and nonmetallic lines. And now with its new more durable design the FD-20 is ready to transmit even in the toughest terrain.

Prototek Products - Prototek Underground Locating Equipment FD Series 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter
Prototek Products - Prototek Underground Locating Equipment FD Series 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter

  • Steel head for durability
  • Encased in a strong polycarbonate tube.
  • Watertight
  • Brass battery cap and 1 AAA alkaline battery included
  • Will work with any receiver that uses the 512 Hz frequency. For best results use one of our LineFinders
  • Our Spring Carriers are recommended to help protect your transmitter

*Click on Tabs to view more information.

Frequency: 512 Hz Dimensions: 3/4” W x 4” L Line size: 3 inches and up Range: 14 feet in cast iron | 23 feet in nonmetallic Range is determined under best conditions using a Prototek Receiver Signal tone: Continuous Battery: 1 AAA alkaline battery

Q: Do you have a product that will help protect my DuraSonde transmitter in the pipe? A: Yes. You can check out one of our Spring Carriers. Q: Will it go through cast iron? A: Yes it will. 512 Hz is perfect for locating in cast iron. It gets 15 feet in cast iron and even better range in nonmetallic lines up to 24 feet deep. Q: Why am I not getting the full range? A: There can be many factors. First off, always make sure you have a new battery. Second, keep in mind the soil composition of the area where you are locating. Third thing is the wall thickness of the pipe you are locating in. These are just a couple of the factors that can affect the signal strength of the transmitter. Q: I am using a receiver other than Prototek and I am not getting the range that you advertise on your website. What is the deal? A: Our receivers are very sensitive, they tend to pick up the signals a little better than others. All our ranges posted on our website are determined with our receivers. We can't guarantee what you will get with other brands of receivers. Q: Can I attach this directly to a sewer machine? A: Yes you can, but we highly recommend that you buy a spring carrier to help protect and extend the life of your transmitter.

Additional Information:
Weight - 1 lbs
Dimensions - 5 x 2 x 2 in


FD-40 - 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter

The FD-40 is the largest in our 512 Hz line of DuraSonde transmitters. Now with a new more durable design it is ready to locate in deep cast iron and nonmetallic lines.

Prototek Products - Prototek Underground Locating Equipment FD Series 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter
Prototek Products - Prototek Underground Locating Equipment FD Series 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter

  • Best used when mounted on a tractor camera
  • Metal Endcap for durability
  • Encased in a strong polycarbonate tube
  • Watertight
  • Brass battery cap and 4 C cell batteries included

*Click on Tabs to view more information.

Frequency: 512 Hz
Dimensions: 1-1/2” W x 10-1/4” L
Line size: 6 inches and up
Range: 32 feet in cast iron | 47 feet in nonmetallic
Range is determined under best conditions using a Prototek Receiver
Signal tone: Continuous
Battery: 4 C cell alkaline batteries

Q: Why am I not getting full range anymore?
A: As with most electronics the stronger your battery life the more performance you will get out of it. So we recommend using fresh batteries for every locate.

Q: I am using a receiver other than Prototek and I am not getting the range that you advertise on your website. What is the deal?
A: Our receivers are very sensitive, they tend to pick up the signals a little better than others. All our ranges posted on our website are determined with our receivers. We can't guarantee what you will get with other brands of receivers.

Q: How would I push this large of a transmitter down the line?
A: We highly recommend use with a tractor camera. This is the easiest and safest way to put this large of a transmitter down the line. Some customers go as far as getting some PVC pipe and two encaps. This would be like a makeshift spring carrier and is a great way to protect your transmitter.

Q: Can I use this transmitter with my jetter?
A: Yes you can. There are a couple things to keep in mind. First, this is a very larger transmitter and we only recommend you use it with a jetter hose 2” and above. Second, make sure you securely tape it at least 4 feet behind the jetter head.

Additional Information:
Weight - 3 lbs
Dimensions - 10 x 3 x 3 in

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Instrument Technology Corporation at 800-519-1998. For your convenience, you can request a quote from this site.

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