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9 Reasons Why You Need a Refurbished Transmitter (Now)

Looking for a buried plastic water pipe, gas pipe, or anything else non-magnetic? Then you need a transmitter, and no, we aren’t talking about cars!

Transmitters are necessary for those digging around a home looking for specific items. However, they can be expensive to purchase. Don’t fret, refurbished transmitters are a great option.

Read on to learn why you should opt for a refurbished transmitter now.

  1. Saves You Money

Like any refurbished item, a refurbished transmitter can save you money. The amount of money you will save depends on the type of transmitter you want so be sure to know the model number.

You will also need to know the locator. For example, if you want a Ditch Witch locator, you’ll need to know this information to calculate savings. Generally, you can save anywhere between 40% and 60% more.

  1. Warranty

Not all refurbished transmitters will come with a warranty, but some popular brands like DigiTrack and Subsite do. If you can find a refurbished transmitter made by a popular manufacturer, the warranty will be a major plus.

Some warranties will cover you for up to 180 days or more. Some companies will even offer a completely risk-free purchase. This means their return policy is simple enough to where you can get your money back in a certain number of days.

  1. New Updates

You may think that refurbished HDMI wireless transmitters or pet-safe transmitters won’t come with the latest updates. However, this is not the case.

Equipment hardware needs to get updated and improved often. When newer upgrades come around, the older models may not support it.

Instead of going without necessary updates, purchase a refurbished transmitter that allows for updates. Just another way to save money with this option.

  1. Reliability

How many times have you waited on buying the latest technology gadget just in case something goes wrong with it? Let’s be honest, the second or third models of new technology are always better.

As a general rule, you should never buy the first of anything in the tech industry. After others purchase the item, the tech goes through a real-life test. This means you’ll be able to see first-hand if a transmitter works without risking your money on it.

Even if you are still iffy about whether or not a transmitter can get the job done, find a refurbished one that comes with a warranty to ease your concerns.

  1. Minimizes Loss

Yes, a refurbished transmitter is the cheaper option that already minimizes your losses, but think of it in a real-life scenario. Chances are, your transmitter is going to be put through harsh conditions.

When the inevitable day comes that the transmitter stops working, it won’t hurt as much. You got it for a decent price and it lasted you enough time.

  1. Sustainability

Refurbished pet-safe transmitters and all other types are the more sustainable option for buyers to choose from. There is a dump of electronic waste out there filled with items that could be refurbished.

When you buy a refurbished transmitter, you remove one less piece of equipment from that dump and in turn help the planet.

  1. Testing

When you opt for a refurbished transmitter, you are left with the peace of mind of knowing that it has been tested over and over. During the refurbishing process, experts will perform different tests to see which pieces are functioning.

Even refurbished transmitters must pass quality control requirements and get a calibration certification. The testing equipment is also retested on occasion to ensure that every test ran on the parts is accurate and reliable.

Parts that don’t work are sent to another professional for performance enhancement.

  1. Cleansing

Cleansing is done to ensure the transmitter performs at the highest possible level. Refurbishing a transmitter includes taking apart components for individual calibration and testing.

Once this is complete, the cleansing process can begin. Each component will get cleaned based on the material it is made of.

The cleansing process makes a refurbished transmitter look and feel like new. Quality control guidelines are followed to meet factory specifications.

The transmitter sensor is cleaned vigorously to remove debris and avoid contaminants.

  1. Expert Reassembly

The refurbishing process is a challenging one that requires a professional to complete. Certified technicians can reassemble parts that have been tested and certified to meet manufacturer specifications.

What Is a Sonde Transmitter?

A sonde transmitter is an electronic device used to guide a drill operator during a job. It fits inside a drill head and transmits a magnet to the Ditch Witch locator or DigiTak locator.

This is just one reason why it is important to know which type of locator you have before purchasing a refurbished transmitter. The most common Ditch Witch locators are Tracker 750, Tracker 752, and the TK series.

A transmitter may have single or multiple radio frequencies to provide drillers with the information they need. For example, battery life, depth, temperature, and pitch.

When you opt for a refurbished transmitter match the region number of the transmitter to the display of the receiver or remote display.

You Need a Refurbished Transmitter Now!

Refurbished transmitters may be the cheaper option, but that doesn’t mean purchasing one is a bad thing. In fact, all of these benefits prove that buying refurbished is the best option out there.

Don’t waste your money on something new when buying refurbished can be just as great. If you are in the market for a new transmitter, consider this guide. It may change your mind on how “new” a transmitter really has to be.

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