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Bosch Truvo Multi detector
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Bosch Truvo Multi detector

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Product information

This cordless truvo multi detector is specially designed for detecting ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal and live wires.

  • Batteries included
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metal, live wires
  • 2 years Guarantee
  • Includes 3x batteries, protective bag and manufacturer’s certificate

Features and benefits

  • LED with “traffic light” system indicates where drilling is possible
  • Automatic calibration and intuitive handling thanks to easy one-button operation
  • Features with an audible warning signal
  • Red light means that you should not drill, and also flashes when it has found the object
  • Detection to ferrous metal 70 mm, non-ferrous metal 60 mm and live wire 50 mm

Specifications

Alarm response typeAudible & visual alarm
Battery nameAAA
Battery requirements3 x AAA
Detection depth (ferrous metal)70mm
Detection depth (live cable)50mm
Detection depth (non-ferrous metal)60mm
Model name/numberTruvo
Number of batteries required3
Pack quantity1
Power sourceBattery-powered
Product depth29mm
Product height143mm
Product weight150g
Product width60mm
Product code3165140853651

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3.5 / 5(13 reviews)

Does what it says on the tin.

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Anonymous - 18 days ago

I bought this a couple of months ago. I had read a lot of bad reviews, but decided to try one anyway. I was pleasantly surprised.

Overall, it has worked really well, straight out of the box. Once the batteries were fitted, turn on the unit, and wait a few seconds while the unit self-calibrates. Then, place the unit on the wall. A Green LED shows no obstructions. This changes to Yellow as the unit is moved closer to a stud (or similar), and then Red when it is over the stud. Fast red flashing shows the unit is over a power cable. It couldn't be easier.

I have had one instance where it did not work, but I have since found out that this was due to "Human error", and a mistake on my part. Because I thought there was an issue, I decided to re-calibrate the unit.

Some people say that calibration is difficult, but I had no problems. Read, and follow the instructions, and it is easy.

The only downside which I have noticed so far, is that it does not like a sudden change in temperature. I used to keep this in my garage (where it is cold), and found that when I brought it inside (much warmer) to use, it could be temperamental. Since I have started keeping it inside, I have had no issues at all.

To summarise, this is a brilliant piece of kit, which does exactly as intended.

Detects Wires

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Paragonofpain - 4 months ago

Used this and it's flawless, does what i want it to do

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Woods123 - 9 months ago

Picks up wires then no wires this is extremely unreliable. Very disappointed in this product as its unusable.

Reliability issues and no instructions in English

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Anonymous - 1 year ago

For starters, on opening the sealed package, there’s a chunky user guide in many East European languages. No instructions in English at all. So had to download a guide online. Despite checking all the troubleshooting, there’s a reliability issue. You can get different readings on the same area of wall on different occasions. This leaves you wondering where the real live wires are located. You’re supposed to be able to get more accurate positions for metal and wires by continuously moving the device over the same area. All that does is give a mix of negative and positive results without any surity.

Avoid - completely unreliable

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ja78 - 1 year ago

Don't waste your time or money with this product. Initial readings appeared to be incorrect so I followed instructions to manually recalibrate. The detector then "found" live wires in a wooden door and when within 20mm of any wall! Assuming user error, I recalibrated again, but with the same results. Will be returning tomorrow!

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