The RD316 is simple to operate and designed with many features that enhance its versatility:
- an audio tone that sounds on location of a buried object
- an LCD visual indicator display signal strength and a bar graph to further improve accuracy, especially in congested areas
- an erase function that allows you to block out magnetic interference
- a low battery level indicator alerts the user when new batteries are needed and the instrument's innovative design also provides easy battery access
The RD316 is lightweight, waterproof and the easy grip design allows it to be comfortably used for long periods.
The RD316 is a flux gate magnetometer that incorporates a unique patented technology, allowing the magnetic sensing coils to be electronically balanced to a finite condition. The RD316 can then implement "peak response" over ferromagnetic objects by yielding an increasing audio signal as the object is approached and passed over.