Schonstedt GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator Review

  • Posted on: 12 February 2015
  • By: Sam

Have you ever come across a guy wandering around outside waving a yellow wand pointed at the ground and wondered what he was doing? Well look no further as today I will be discussing the Schonstedt GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator.

This magnetic locator can be used to locate iron or steel objects that are located below ground. On first look, there is not a lot going on with this device as it only has a few knobs and no display. The housing is made of aluminum and the whole instrument weighs about 2.5lbs (1.13kg). 

The Schonstedt GA-52Cx locator is 2 9V batteries which you should be able to get about 40 hours of service out of before the need for a swap. The basic premise for this device is it picks up differences in magnetic fields.

The Schonstedt GA-52Cx has two sensors in the wand, one in the tip and one twenty inches up the rod. When there is a change in frequency between the two sensors, a signal is emitted at the speaker. Using the magnetic locator is not terribly difficult although the more practice you get the better you will be with it. Have you had the opportunity to use this locator? What did you think about it?

For more information on the Schonstedt GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator, follow this link.

Cheers and Happy Testing,


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