The Flexitrace is similar in construction to a Flexrod, but the smaller 6.0mm (1/4in) diameter rod has wire conductors running its full length and a transmitting coil at the end.
The rod and coil can be energised by a Radiodetection transmitter to enable its location to a maximum depth of 3.0m.
By connecting the transmitter to both stud terminals, only the transmitting head can be located, like a sonde.
By connecting the transmitter to one stud terminal and Ground the entire length of the rod can be located, like a cable.
The Flexitrace is used when size is restrictive, as it can be inserted into pipes as small as 12mm (0.5″) with a minimum bend radius of 250mm (10″).