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CS880 Manhole Cover Locator

Cscope CS880 manhole metal cover locator detects lost or hidden metal objects in the ground such as manhole covers and stopcock covers buried under road tarmac and grass

Cscope CS880 manhole cover locator can be used to successfully find stopcock covers, steel reinforcement rods in concrete road surfaces (rebar), fuel tanks, valve heads and metal pipes or any metallic objects that are buried under tarmac, earth, grass, sand, snow, paving or other material

The CS880 metal cover locator has been designed specifically for the exacting requirements of the water industry and the ground working contractor. It is incredibly simple to operate, lightweight and user friendly. It is also used by the telecom & power industry to locate lost manholes.

Product Specification


Product name
CS880 Metal Cover Locator
Part no.  
Simple on / off push buttons
Waterproof highly robust search coil
Waterproof construction
Twist lock stem length adjustment
Comfortable hand grip with arm rest
Fascia mounted loudspeaker with socket for optional headphones
Protective carry bag available
Search Head diameter
Overall Length
Length from Hand Grip to Search Face    
107cm - 140cm
80cm - 114cm
Detection range:
Valve Cover  
Cable Pit Cover
Manhole Cover
Sealed separate battery compartment
8 x AA (Lr6) Alkaline clip in battery pack
Compatible with NiMH rechargeable batteries.
Battery Life  
Greater than 100hours (typical usage)
Search Head IP rating
    IP67 water & dust proof rating

1. Simple to use : Just turn on and go
2. Controls : Simple on / off push button controls
3. Autopower off : Extends usage time by not wasting battery life
4. Audio and visual target identification: Fast response, LED visual indication of target, Fascia mounted speaker and headphone socket visual indication of target.
5. Induction Balance: C.Scope’s unique ‘Induction Balance’ Operating System provides maximum sensitivity to solid metal objects, while ignoring small metal objects that cause false signals
6. Target Hold: ‘Target Hold’ facility enables the operator to trace out the shape and size of the located object to provide the operator with a swift indication of what has been detected. Reduces time wasted on uncovering the wrong object.
7. Ergonomically designed: Custom designed handle, grip and twistlock stem length adjustment allows comfortable and prolonged use
8. Heavy duty construction: Protected from water and dust ingress.
9. Batteries : Uses 8 x AA (LR6) Alkaline batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries sealed in secure fitted battery compartment with clip in battery pack
10. Design : a. Twistlock stem length adjustment b. Comfortable hand grip with arm rest c. Fascia mounted loudspeaker d. Socket for optional headphones e. Protective carry bag available

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