Rex LITE Pipe & Cable Locator

Ultra Lightweight Dual-Frequency Locator


Rex LITE Pipe & Cable Locator

A high-performance locator that’s lighter on the wallet and lighter to carry, but not lightweight in the field.

Since its launch in 2017, Schonstedt’s “Rex” pipe & cable locator has been enthusiastically embraced by the market. With a powerful, ultra-portable transmitter (5 watts and 100 volts, at just 3.5 lbs.), Rex got high marks for overcoming poor grounding, overcoming high impedance, and putting a strong signal on the target line.

For some locating jobs, all the power and multi-frequency capability of a Rex locator may not be called for. Therefore, Schonstedt is now offering “new version” of Rex, with one less frequency, a 1 watt transmitter, and a lower price tag (even vs. the XTpc). Naturally, we named it “Rex LITE“.

Rex Pipe and Cable Locator use in the field with fire hydrant
Rated IP54 Dust & Water Resistant

Rex LITE Standard Features

  • Ultralight Design: Receiver + Transmitter = Under 7 lbs
  • Compact & Portable: Receiver retracts for easy carrying
  • Dual-Frequency Versatility: 512 Hz + (33 kHz or 82 kHz), plus 50/60 Hz passive and 512 Hz sonde detection
    • Available in two models, Rex LITE comes with 82 kHz (commonly used for pipes) or 33 kHz (commonly used for tracing cables), plus 512 Hz
  • A 1 Watt Transmitter is Powered by 10 AA Batteries
  • Schonstedt’s 3-year warranty

What’s the Difference? Rex vs Rex LITE Comparison

  RexRex LITE
# of Active Frequencies32
TransmitterMax Output Power5w1w
Line Impedance / VoltageYesNo
Audio BuzzerYesNo
Weight3.5 lbs.3.5 lbs.
ReceiverDirectional ArrowsYesYes
Weight2.8 lbs.2.8 lbs.
$ MSRP$2,902$2,341

Rex LITE Accessories

The following accessories are available for Rex LITE

  • Standard Headset (p/n: XT40000)
  • 2″ Inductive Signal Clamp (p/n: TM60000)
  • 5″ Inductive Signal Clamp (p/n: TM60001)
  • 7″ Inductive Signal Clamp (p/n: TM60002)
  • Large Heavy Duty Clips – p/n: TM70001
  • Small Heavy Duty Clips – p/n: TM70002
  • Sondes:
    • 512 Hz Sonde Large (p/n: TM50910)
    • 512 Hz Sonde Small (p/n: TM50911)
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Standard Equipment

Rex LITE comes with an extensive package of standard equipment including:

  • Receiver & Transmitter
  • Holster (p/n: PC10012)
  • Conductive Clip Assembly (p/n: TM70000) which includes Standard Conductive Clips
  • Soft Shoulder Bag (holds receiver, transmitter, accessories) (p/n: 600023)
  • Ground Stake (p/n: 208263)
  • Rex LITE Receiver: One 9V Battery (in unit) (p/n: B11013)
  • Rex LITE Transmitter: 10 AA Batteries (p/n: B11012)
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Rex LITE Specifications


Operating Frequency:Active: 33 kHz and 512 Hz (33kHz model), 82 kHz and 512 Hz (82 kHz model);
Passive: 50 or 60 Hz; Sonde: 512 Hz
BatteryOne 9V battery
Battery Life:12 hours (intermittent use)
Weight (incl. batteries):2.8 lbs (1.25 kg)
Operating Temp:-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Water and Dust Resistance:Rated IP54
17.5" (~44 cm)

Extended: 27.7" (~70 cm)
Max. Depth Capability:Approximately 19' (5.8 m)
Sonde mode - approximately 5’ - 15’ (1.5 m to 4.2 m)


Operating Frequency:33 kHz and 512 Hz (33 kHz model);
82 kHz and 512 Hz (82 kHz model)
Operating Modes:Conductive, all frequencies; Inductive, 33 kHz or 82 kHz only; Inductive Clamp (optional), 33 kHz or 82 kHz only
Max. Output Power:
(Conductive mode @ 1000 Ω load)
Conductive mode, 33 kHz and 512 Hz - 1 W Max @ 1000 Ω load;
82 kHz - 1/2 W or 1 W (FCC limited)
Battery Type:10 AA Alkaline (1.5 V nominal)
Battery Life:8 Hours (intermittent usage)
Dimensions10”W x 10.25”D x 1.75”H
(25.4 cm x 26 cm x 4.5 cm)
Weight (incl. batteries):3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)
Operating Temp:-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Water and Dust Resistance:Rated IP54