Radiodetection 5000WL - RD5000WL

Designed with ease of use at its heart, the combination of RD5000™WL locator and RD5000WLT transmitter provides a single high frequency location kit which is particularly suited to the task of locating jointed pipes, which pose a particular challenge due to isolative seals between sections. Locating specific pipes and cables in large underground networks is becoming increasingly complex.

To address this, Radiodetection has developed ClearTRACK,™ a powerful digital signal processing engine that automatically rejects other signals from adjacent conductors, leading to more accurate location of a target pipe or cable. Coupled with Dynamic Overload Protection, which disregards electrical interference (for example from high voltage cables), these features help to ensure that operators using the RD5000WL can confidently trace their target pipe or cable through the increasingly congested underground utility networks

Key Features

Easy to Use

Both locator and transmitter operate from a single button, making them amongst the easiest to use products available. Weighing only 1.9 kg, the RD5000WL locator is comfortable to use for extended periods. With an IP54 protection rating the RD5000WL can operate in almost any environment, while the high contrast backlit LCD screen provides clear information in any light conditions.


Two Operation Modes

The RD5000WL has two operation modes:

Guidance Mode, which directs the operator to the target pipe or cable centerline using proportional directional arrows and differentiated audio tones. The target position indicator directs the operator to the target pipe or cable, the orientation of which is indicated by Compass.


Signal Strength Mode

Numerical indication, from 0 to 999, of the strength of the field given out by the target, helping the user to pinpoint its position amongst other conductors. Compass is also shown in this mode to indicate the relative orientation of the conductor.

High Frequency Pipe Location

The combination of RD5000WL locator and RD5000WLT transmitter provides a single high frequency that is particularly suited to the task of locating jointed pipes, which pose a particular challenge due to isolative seals between sections. The signal can be applied by direct connection, or with a clamp, or by induction, which is also an excellent way of lighting up all nearby conductors for blind locates.


This powerful digital signal processing engine automatically rejects adjacent bleedover signals, leading to more accurate location in increasingly congested underground utility networks.

Dynamic Overload Protection

Extends the RD5000WL’s locate capability into areas where other products fail. Dynamic Overload Protection allows the user to continue to locate accurately in areas with high levels of electromagnetic interference, such as power sub-stations, beneath high voltage transmission lines or overhead and railway HV cables.

Directional Audio Tones & Proportional Guidance Arrows

In Guidance Mode the direction and distance to the target pipe or cable is indicated by intuitive proportional arrows - the length of the arrows indicates the distance from the target pipe or cable. A continuous tone to the left and an intermittent tone to the right help to guide the user towards the target.


Unique to Radiodetection precision locators, eCALTM allows users to validate the original factory calibration of the RD5000WL locator. By checking the responses of all relevant internal components, eCALTM provides the user with confidence that the locator performs as it did when it first left the factory.

eCALTM can be carried out on-site and allows the owner to print a validation certificate without the need to first return the RD5000WL to a service center.


Radiodetection’s know how and experience is encapsulated within Centros. A blend of new and innovative algorithms with established software, together with a high-performance processor core combine to improve the accuracy and repeatability of measurements and responsiveness in the field.

Centros Manager A Radiodetection applications suite for Microsoft® Windows® for managing the RD5000WL locator from a desktop or laptop computer.

  • Validate locator calibration through eCALTM
  • Remotely update product software as upgrades are released by Radiodetection

Single Frequency Transmitter

The RD5000WLT transmitter provides a powerful output at 83kHz, optimized for water and gas pipes with poor electrical connections between sections. An integrated Lithium Ion battery provides more than a full working day’s operation (between 0-40°C (32°-104°F)) from a 4–hour charge, or the transmitter can be powered by 4X D-Cell (LR-20) batteries if preferred.


Limited Time Offer

Trade in any locator kit - any brand - and get 10% off a new RD8100 locator kit*

Call us at 513-608-5063 to take advantage of the offer or for more information.

*To qualify for this offer, the equipment traded in must be in working order (RD4000 or older if trading in Radiodetection equipment). Offers cannot be combined with any other special pricing or promotions.