FD-10 | 512 Hertz DuraSonde Transmitter

From: $385.00

With its sleek, 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.

  • 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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N-cell Battery-2 Pack

Energizer 2-pack of N-cell batteries for use with our FD-10 Mini-DuraSonde Transmitter

Spring Carrier 1.0

Lightweight use

For use with 1/4″ push rods and 3/8″ to 1/2″ sewer machines. The 1.0 Spring Carrier is the perfect accessory to our FD-10, FD-20 or HD-40 transmitters. The spacing in the coils will allow full signal strength from the transmitter. This also allows for flexibility around corners.

  • Designed to allow for full signal strength
  • Helps protect and prolong life of transmitters
  • Best used in 3-4″ lines
  • Comes with spanner wrench and case
  • Female threaded 5/16-18″ end for use with 1/4” push rod
  • Plain end available to customize with sewer machines
  • Frequency: 512 Hz
  • Dimensions: 3/4” W x 2-3/4” L
  • Weight: 2.5 oz (with battery)
  • 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
  • Receiver Type: Prototek Linefinder 2000 or 2200 or any other 512 Hz Receiver, including Prototek’s affordable Ferris Analog Receiver.  (Will not work with the Ardy receiver.)
  • Best use: Attached to camera or push rod

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.


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