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1CP02 - 3M Dynatel 2273 Cable Pipe Fault Locator

3M Dynatel 2273 Cable/Pipe and Fault Locator

Locate Conductor Faults & Trace Underground Cables & Pipes

Includes Accessories As Listed


BC# 27658 26757

Price: $1,995.00 / Each

Condition Refurbished / Calibrated
Warranty 90 Day Exchange
  • 3M Dynatel 2273 Receiver w/ Strap (BC# 27658)
  • 3M Dynatel 2273 Locator Transmitter (BC# 27657)
  • (2) 3M Dynatel Dyna Coupler Cables
  • 3M Dual Clip Coupler Cable
  • 3M Ground Stake
  • 3M 3001 Dyna-Coupler
  • Hard Copy User Manual

Measure and pinpoint sheath and conductor faults, locate cable path/depth quickly and easily with this lightweight, easy-to-handle unit

When used in conjunction with the 3M Dynatel 2205 EMS Marker Locating Accessory, the system can:

  • Pinpoint the exact location of buried EMS markers
  • Trace a cable path while simultaneously finding buried markers along the way

The 3Mâ?¢ Dynatelâ?¢ 2273 Cable/Fault Locator is a microprocessor-based system that incorporates advance digital signal processing techniques to quickly and efficiently locate sheath (earth return) faults and trace the path of underground cables, both copper and fiber optic (with metallic trace wire). Lightweight, compact and wellbalanced, the 2273 cable/fault locator accurately:

  • Locates cable path
  • Measures cable or sonde depth with the push of a button
  • Measures signal current in the cable
  • Pinpoints sheath faults and cable breaks
  • Discriminates between light and heavy faults
  • Identifies cable and cable pairs
  • Tones shorts and grounds in aerial cable
  • Identifies cable pairs through wet sections
  • Locates energized power cable

The 2273 cable/fault locator provides accurate cable or sonde depth measurements, giving a digital readout in inches, feet and inches, or centimeters (user-selectable).

Four modes of operation for accurate locates, even in congested areas

For cable path locating, the Dynatel 2273 receiver uses one of four user-selected locating modes â?? dual peak, dual null, differential or special peak (which increases the sensitivity of the receiver for tracing over longer distances). The mode is selected depending on which is most effective under the locating conditions.

The receiver includes four volume settings, including a special â??expanderâ?? function that makes peaks and nulls more pronounced. The expander feature enhances the amplitude difference between two conductors carrying the same signal, making the unit extremely accurate, even in congested areas. A headphone jack is also included.

Precisely locates faults

The 2273 cable/fault locator can precisely locate sheath (earth return) faults on both short and long cable sections. The unit sends a trace signal simultaneously with a faultlocate signal, allowing the operator to use the cable-locate function when locating sheath faults in long cable sections. Sheath (earth return) fault strength is indicated on the receiver LCD display, allowing minor faults to be ignored, if desired.

The Dynatel 2273 cable/fault locator is easy to operate and requires very little training. Digital liquid crystal display (LCD) readout and push-button operation make the unit easy to understand, for more precise locates. A â??memoryâ?? feature remembers operator set-up from previous use.

The system consists of three basic components:

  • Transmitter with built-in ohmmeter, which also senses and measures the presence of foreign voltage, and tests the continuity of the circuit.
  • One-piece hand-held receiver with bar graph that indicates received signal and proximity to the cable.
  • Earth contact frame that is color-coded to correspond with indications from the receiver directing the operator toward the fault.

The 2273 cable/fault locator uses four active trace frequencies â?? 577 Hz, 8 kHz, 33 kHz and 200 kHz â?? which can be used individually or simultaneously to compensate for varying field conditions. It also incorporates one passive trace frequency â?? 50/60 Hz power (userselectable) â?? which does not require the use of the transmitter.

Both the receiver and the transmitter feature a self-test routine which is executed each time the unit is turned on. A power-up battery test indicates the battery level. Both components are constructed of heavy-duty materials designed to withstand typical field use.

Features  Benefits 
Four operator-selectable frequencies  Optimizes unit performance in varying conditions 
Simultaneous signals  Enables receiver to verify cable location 
Fault-locate/cable-locate signals applied simultaneously  Enables receiver to verify cable location while fault locating 
Built-in ohmmeter with voltage sensing/measuring capability  Displays earth fault resistance; confirms far-end grounds and shield continuity 
Three signal application methods (direct connect, coupler, induction)  Flexibility under varying plant conditions 
Auto load matching  Automatic adjustment of output voltage to maximize signal 
High and normal output level  High output level for extreme distance locates and other varying cable conditions 
Audible indication of hazardous voltage in ohms mode  Warns operator of potentially dangerous situation 
Can connect to energized power cables up to 240 Vac  Prevents inadvertent damage to unit; operates while attached to live circuits 
Peak and null modes  Verify cable location 
Differential mode  Indicates direction to cable 
Push-button digital depth readout (of cable or sonde) in inches, feet and inches, or centimeters  Easy, quick and accurate depth measurements; no conversion table required for sonde depth measurements 
Measures signal current in cable  Helps identify target cable regardless of depth 
Visual and audible cable locates  Ensure accuracy under varying field conditions 
Digital fault strength indicator  Operator can differentiate between light and severe faults 
Coupler jack  Pair/cable identification 
Graphic display  Operator can distinguish between target cable and other cables in congested areas 
Expander function  Improves sensitivity of audible and visual response 
50/60 Hz passive power mode  Locates energized power cables using receiver only 
Compatible with 2205/2206 marker locating accessory  Allows unit to pinpoint location of buried EMS markers 
Physical Specifications  
Transmitter  6.75 H x 11.25" W x 7.75" D (17.2 cm x 28.6 cm x 19.7 cm) "
Receiver  25.5 H x 3.75" W x 10.75" D (64.8 cm x 9.5 cm x 27.3 cm) "
Transmitter  5.88 lbs. (2.4 kg) 
Receiver  3.98 lbs. (1.8 kg) 
Shipping  20.59 lbs. (9.3 kg) 
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature -4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
Storage temperature -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
Electrical Specifications  
Frequencies Trace mode Tone mode  Active: 577 Hz, 8 kHz, 33 kHz, 200 kHz Passive: Power â?? 50/60 Hz, user-selectable 577 Hz and 200 kHz pulsed at 8 Hz 
Depth  Range: 0 to 15â?? (0 to 4.5 m) Accuracy: ±10% ±1 digit for 0 to 60 (0 to 1.5 m) ±15% for 60 to 180" (1.5 to 4.5 m) "
Power  Six alkaline â??AAâ?? (LR6) cells 
Typical battery life  50 hours 
Output frequencies Trace mode Sheath fault mode Tone mode Induction mode  577 Hz, 8 kHz, 33 kHz, 200 kHz 4/8 Hz for sheath fault; 577 Hz and 33 kHz for tracing 577 Hz and 200 kHz pulsed at 8 Hz 200 kHz 
Output voltage (maximum) Sheath fault Trace Tone  75 Vrms 40 Vrms Normal setting: 10 Vrms High setting: 75 Vrms @ 577 Hz; 40 Vrms @ 200 kHz 
Output power  Normal setting: Limited to 0.5 W High setting: Limited to 3 W for frequencies < 200 kHz and 200 kHz in induction mode; 1 W for 200 kHz (non-induction) 
Output protection  240 Vrms 
Power  Six alkaline â??Câ?? (LR14) cells 
Typical battery life  Normal output level: 50 hours High output level: 10 hours 

For full 3M Dynatel 2273 product specifications, please click here: 3M Dynatel 2273


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