This is a low-cost receiver that is tuned to 50-60 Hz and picks up the electromagnetic wave when current is present in the cable. It will detect loaded lines where most others fail, because of advanced receiver circuitry and a precision wound antenna.
Not only are low energy signals or waves detected, but also some low impedance grounded faults, underground transformers, and splices can be found. Operating the receiver/antenna "gun" with or without headphones is very simple.
The AT-9X comes complete with a soft foam lined carrying bag designed for rugged protection of the instrument.
The AT-9X requires less than 1 amp load current to produce a locate 3 feet deep typically. A 100W. light bulb draws about .8 amps.