Cable Detection EZiCAT i500

Cable avoidance tool with service depth indication

Cable Detection EZiCAT i500 Easy Cable Avoidance

With state-of-the art digital signal processing and intelligent software, the EZiCAT i-Series make ground surveys simple and speedy task.

Starts in Power Mode to detect potentially dangerous services first. Automatically locates power or radio signals. The new Hazard Zone function provides an additional warning of close proximity of buried services.

The EZiCAT is easy to use and specifically engineered for tough site conditions.

Cable Detection EZiCAT i500 at a glance

The EZiCAT i500 - Overview

Cable Detection EZiCAT i500 - Auto mode

Hazard Zone

The new feature which indicates the presence of a shallow buried service in power, 8 & 33 kHz modes, (within approximately 30cm) alerting users to the increased risk.

Cable Detection EZiCAT i500 - Power mode

Power Mode (Default Mode)

Starts in Power Mode - ensuring the most potentially dangerous current carrying services are detected first
for maximum operator safety.

Cable Detection EZiCAT i500 - Auto mode

Auto Mode

Automatically locates power or radio signals, helping to confirm the presence of services upon initial site occupation making cable detection easier and safer!

Cable Detection EZiCAT i500 - Power mode

Radio Mode

Traces signals originating from distant radio transmitters. These signals penetrate the ground and are reradiated by buried conductive services.

Cable Detection Training Videos

Cable Detection - Getting Started

Getting started with Cable Detection

Important points to consider before you start locating buried cables and pipes.

How to find underground utilities not giving off a signal

How to find underground utilities not giving off a signal

Not all underground utilities are live and giving off signals. These buried cables and pipes can not be found by using a cable avoidance tool (CAT) alone, you need to use a signal transmitter to apply a signal to the utility in order to locate it with the CAT.

How to do a sweep search to locate underground cables and pipes

How to do a sweep search to locate underground cables and pipes

The sweep search is the most reliable way of detecting and pinpointing any buried cables or pipes. The sweep search involves going two ways over a marked out area, each way a right angle to the other ensuring the locator will pass over the utility and detect the signal at least once during the search.

How to locate and trace buried non-metallic cables and pipes using a Sonde

How to locate and trace buried non-metallic cables and pipes using a Sonde

Non-metallic pipes cannot be detected using the standard locating method or sweep search because they don’t give off a detectable signal. Therefore you will need to thread an accessory into the utility to trace its location. The dual frequency sonde is ideal for this use.

How to locate or trace a specific buried cable or pipe

How to locate or trace a specific buried cable or pipe

Safely identify and locate a specific live utility. In areas where buried utilities are highly congested (e.g. city centre) this is a safe and easy method to identify what utility is running where and in what direction. Standard locating methods will tell you where there are buried cables and pipes in your excavation area, but not what the type of utility it is. This method helps to overcome this issue.

Cable Detection Training Academy

Cable Detection - Getting Started

Cable Avoidance User Training Handbook >>


  • 7 top tips that enable you to locate buried cables and pipes safely and easily
  • Application & Mode Guide
  • Pinpointing Buried Cables & Pipes
  • Identify the Direction of a Utility
  • Sweep Search
  • Using a Signal Transmitter & Accessories

Cable Detection Training Academy

Technical Data SheetCable Detection - Getting Started

Quick Start GuideCable Detection - Getting Started

EZiSYSTEM ManualCable Detection - Getting Started

EZiSYSTEM BrochureCable Detection - Getting Started

What is a EZiCAT and why do I need one?

Every year site workers are injured due to inadvertently striking buried utilities such as electricity cables or gas pipelines. Obtaining accurate information about the location of buried utilities has never been more essential to protect employees and equipment during any excavation project.

Local legislation normally prescribes the use of a locating device before any kind of excavation takes place. It makes perfect sense to search for, trace and mark all services before work commences.

With the EZiSYSTEM users can detect buried utilities with ease. EZiSYSTEM has been specifically designed to reduce human error and to increase site safety with its wealth of intelligent and unique features.

How does the EZiCAT locate?

The EZiCAT i500 and i550 locate buried conductive services by receiving electromagnetic signals which radiate from them.

The EZiCAT’s intelligent software interprets the signal data and provides the operator with an audible and visual response to the location and direction of
buried utilities. The operator can mark the ground or use a GIS mapping device* to note the location.

*Available on Bluetooth enabled EZiCAT models.

The benefits of the EZiCAT i500:

Benefits Popular with
Frequencies: Power 50/60 Hz Excavation contractors
Radio 15-60 kHz Utility installation and repair contractors
Generator 8 & 33 kHz General contractors
Depth range: power/generator 3m, radio 2m Builders
Dust and water protection to IP54 Gas and electricity companies
Highly visible digital LCD display Cable TV companies
Robust light weight design Pipe laying contractors

Cable Detection EZiCAT i500

What's included:

Cable Detection EZiCAT i500

EZiCAT i500

What's included:

  • EZiCAT i500 Locator
  • Six AA (LR6) Batteries
  • Quickstart Reference Guide
  • Safety Concepts Manual
  • CD‐ROM User Manual
  • Certificate of Conformity

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Cable Detection EZiCAT i500

EZiCAT i500 Kit

What's included:

Contains the same functionality as the EZiCAT i500, but it offers the added benefit of an EZiTRACE Signal Generator.

  • EZiTRACE Signal Generator
  • Cable clamps
  • Property connection set
  • Robust carry bag
  • FREE: Bag
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  • Next day warranty replacement
  • Onsite telephone support
  • 2 Year warranty
  • Trade up option
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