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Schonstedt GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator

The Schonstedt GA-52Cx is an easy-to-use, high-performance underground magnetic locator with rugged construction in an aluminum casing. Detects iron and steel objects and energized power lines. Both provide audio detection signals that peak in frequency when the locator's tip is held directly over the target. Includes batteries and carrying case. 

Trade-in any old Schonstedt Locator for $100.00            Any competitors brand and get $150.00 back **

  (please allow 30 days for trade-in)

Regular Price: $917.00

Now only: $688.00

For used and refurbished options, call 1 (888) 368-5461


Schonstedt GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator Zoom



Schonstedt's underground magnetic locators have been setting the standards for reliability and dependability for over 40 years. They are designed to withstand the rigors of daily on-site usage and a wide range of environmental conditions. Unmatched sensitivity allows you to find what you're looking for quickly, without the risk of passing over your target. Our locators last 100% to 250% longer than others, making your investment a solid one. 85% of the surveyor market can't be wrong.

Schonstedt's most sensitive magnetic locator, the GA-52Cx emits a 40Hz idle tone whose frequency increases or decreases with gradient-field intensity. Designed for one-hand operation, the On/Off–Sensitivity and Volume controls are located on the underside of the cover. This provides easy access, protects the knobs and contributes to their overall ruggedness and dependability. With patented HeliFlux® sensors and a nominal sensor spacing of 20 inches (51 cm), the GA-52Cx has five sensitivity levels. It registers no response to aluminum, brass or copper. It features rugged, modular, all solid-state construction with high-performance components in an aluminum casing, along with a custom case (p/n: 206038) designed to withstand the rigors of field use. Two alkaline 9V batteries provide approximately 40 hours of intermittent usage. 7-year warranty.


  • Operating temperature: -13° to 140°F (-25° to 60°C)
  • Overall length: 42-5/16" (107.4 cm)
  • Waterproof length: 34-1/2" (87.6 cm)

Additional Information

APE ITEM # 101952
Manufacturer ID GA-52Cx
Model Number GA-52Cx
Manufacturer Schonstedt
Manufacturer Product URL
Operating Modes Power (Cable), Radio (Peak/Ferrous)
Frequencies 50 Hz (Power, Radio, DIST), 60 Hz (Power, Radio, DIST), 15-60 kHz (Radio)
Batteries 2 x 9V
Battery Life 40 h
Low Battery Indicator No
Volume Settings Dial
LCD Display No
Backlit Display No
Gain (Sensitivity) Settings 0-5 bars
Bluetooth No
Great locator! Review by Anthony D.
I'm very impressed with the quality and timeliness of the shipping on my new metal locator. (Posted on 2017-05-30)
Great Item and delivery fast! Review by Stacey G.
Great Item and delivery fast! (Posted on 2017-05-19)
Mr Woopie (schonsted) Review by GJ H.
This works so well once you learn how to use it properly. Found a boundary corner 4 feet down in sand at Stinson Beach thanks to Mr Woopie (Posted on 2017-05-06)
Awesome Review by Jesse B.
I have made two purchases from Allen Precision Equipment in the last week and I cannot be more pleased. From the quick and easy ordering to the very rapid delivery across the country. I chatted on-line with Emily and then spoke on the phone with Donna. They were both very helpful. I highly recommend APE for all of your construction needs. Jesse, City of Greeley Colorado Water Department (Posted on 2017-01-18)
GA-52Cx Review by Chris I.
I traded in my old GA-52 and it had served me well these past years. I like the feel of the new GA-52Cx and have found it to even more reliable when locating. (Posted on 2016-10-03)

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