RadioDetection eCAT4 Cable Avoidance Tool (EN39 / EN69 / EN59 / EN89)



  • 4 operating modes
  • Overload protection feature
  • Bargraph tide mark for fast pin pointing
  • SWING technology to encourage correct operation
  • Optional StrikeAlert and CalSafe features
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Warranty 1 year
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RadioDetection eCAT4 Cable Avoidance Tool

The eCAT4 by RadioDetection is the mid-range cable avoidance tool in the series. It builds on the entry level CAT4 units by adding data acquisition, service due indicator and SWING warning. Both the CAT4 and eCAT4 avoidance tools are approved for use on the UK's national rail infrastructure, managed by Netwrok Rail. 

RadioDection eCAT4 operating modes

  • Avoidance mode: Simultaneously search for and pinpoint Genny, Power and Radio signals for rapid surveying.
  • Genny mode: Detects the signals transmitted by Genny4 (available separately)
  • Power mode: Detects the electromagnetic fields generated by loaded power cables.
  • Radio mode: Detects long-range radio signals as they travel along buried cables and pipes.

SWING warning

RadioDetection have observed that an operator’s ability to identify buried utilities is directly linked to their correct or incorrect use of the avoidance tool. The most common issue being excessive or careless swinging. The eCAT can detect improper use and alert the user accordingly. The SWING icon appears on the display and the activity is recorded in the unit’s data log.

See the RadioDetection CAT4 in action

Beware when calibration is due

The ‘Service Due’ indication provides a simple 31 day countdown to warn the operator that it is time for the calibration of the tool to be arranged. Test4less can calibrate your eCAT and issue a new annual calibration certificate. 

Log, review and analyse.

For many, the ability to monitor usage for compliance and training requirements is essential. The onboard memory stores over one year’s data. This can then be backed up to a PC and reviewed using C.A.T Manager Software, or C.A.T Manager Online for remote access.

The eCat can be used with the Genny4 (sold separately) to help locate small diameter cables such as telecoms of CAT V. The Genny4 Small Diameter Locate frequency is specially design for this purpose.

RadioDection eCAT4 optional features

CALSafe: Enabled units can be set to automatically deactivate on expiry of the defined calibration interval, to help ensure compliance with individual company policies.

StrikeAlert warning: Warns of shallow buried utilities


RadioDetection CAT4 series comparison

Avoidance mode (A)
Genny signal locate (G)
Power signal locate (P)
Radio signal locate (R)
Small Diameter Locate Frequency
Dynamic Overload Protection
Strike Alert Option Option Option Option
Data aquisition    
Service due indicator    
SWING warning    
CALSafe     Option Option
Bluetooth Low Energy        
GPS / GNSS        


What's included

RadioDetection eCAT4 Cable Avoidance Tool

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