Pipe Locator - Gen-Eye® Hot-Spot Pipe Locator - General Pipe Cleaners

The new Gen-Eye Hot-Spot pipe locator makes locating easy. Its total field antenna array and on-screen icons lead you right to your target, without the long learning curve

Whether you’re an experienced pro or a first time user, you can quickly locate inspection cameras, sondes, active power lines and utility lines with pinpoint accuracy.

No need to interpret numbers and bar graphs.

The easy-to-see auto backlit LCD display shows you the way with arrows that point you in the right direction every time. Utility line location and active buried power line locating is just as easy.

The Hot-Spot is the industry’s most rugged pipe locator. Rated at IP65, it is dust and dirt proof, and water resistant. It passed the one meter drop test and the screen passed the 18” steel ball drop test.

Hot-Spot Pipe Locator Features

  • Superior Battery Life
    Lasts approximately 30 hours – more than twice as long as others. Automatic shutdown feature saves power.
  • Expanded Frequencies
    Locates two sonde frequencies, two power frequencies and four line frequencies (with external transmitter).
  • Upgradeable Software
    Use the USB port to upgrade software in the field or for a screen capture.
  • Simple, menu-based user interface
    No need for multiple screens. Easy-to-access menus make it easier to use than other pipe locators.
  • Easy to read display
    Icons lead you to your target. Auto backlight lets you locate in dimly lit areas.
  • Total field antenna array
    Allows you to locate from any direction.
  • Line direction compass
    Tells you the lay of the pipe.
  • Industry’s most rugged pipe locator:
    Its IP65 rating is the industry’s highest for performing in dusty, dirty or wet jobsite conditions. Passed 1-meter drop test; screen passed 18″ steel ball drop test.
  • Made in U.S.A.

Guidance System

The Gen-Eye Hot Spot Pipe Locator and Transmitter are so easy to use, you’ll find locating to be faster and more productive. That means more profitability for your business. To really appreciate how easy the Gen-Eye Hot Spot is to use, you have to try it for yourself.

Hot-Spot Pipe Locator and Transmitter, by General Pipe Cleaners

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Gen-Eye Hot Spot Pipe Locator & Transmitter

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
185680 GL-100

Gen-Eye Hot Spot Pipe Locator w/Padded Bag

5 lbs
185280 GL-130

Sonde 10 (Blue) with Spring Carrier

5 lbs
185960 GL-140

Sonde 10 w/Spring Carrier and Hot Spot Pipe Locator

10 lbs
185295 GL-150

Sonde 20 (Green) with Spring Carrier

5 lbs
185970 GL-160

Sonde 20 w/Spring Carrier and Hot Spot Pipe Locator

10 lbs
185220 GL-170

One-Watt Gen-Eye Transmitter

8 lbs
185195 GL-180

Gen-Eye Hot Spot Pipe Locator/One-Watt Transmitter Combination

14 lbs
185670 GL-175

Five-Watt Gen-Eye Hot Spot Transmitter

8 lbs
185740 GL-185

Gen-Eye Hot Spot Pipe Locator/Five-Watt Hot Spot Transmitter Combination

14 lbs


Camera/Sonde Frequencies:
512 Hz and 33KHz

Line/Utility Frequencies:
1KHz, 8KHz, 33KHz, 65KHz

Active Power Line Frequencies:
60/50Hz and 180/150Hz

Depth Range:
10 ft. in cast iron pipe/20 ft. in clay or plastic

LCD Digital Signal Read-Out, Graphic Display, Directional Arrows, Null Icon, Camera Icon, Utility Icon, Audible Tone, Auto Digital Depth, Battery Status, Auto Backlight

Antenna Configurations:
Total Field, Single Peak, Twin Peak, Null and Left/Right (Line Location Only)

External Ports:
Mini USB

4.8 lbs./2.18 Kg

2 D-cell alkaline (Approximately 30 hours of life)

Operating Temperature Range:
-4° F to 122° F (-20° C to 50° C)

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