To ensure that drilling can be carried out, it is vital to know where metal supports, pipes and electric cables are routed in the wall. A detector such as the PMD 7 from Bosch locates ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and electric cables so that hazardous areas can be identified. It uses a traffic light system and a warning tone to clearly alert DIY enthusiasts to places where they should not drill. Thanks to its extreme ease of use, the PMD 7 detector from Bosch is a practical companion for DIY enthusiasts, and it minimizes the risk of drilling into supporting metal components, pipes or cables and causing damage when decorating, renovating or carrying out installation work.
The detector can detect ferrous metals at depths of up to 7 cm and non-ferrous metals at depths of up to 6 cm. It can detect live cables at depths of up to 5 cm in walls or ceilings. It features three small LED lights that use the simple traffic light principle to indicate whether users can drill at the desired point or not: A green light means that drilling is recommended, a yellow light means that drilling is not advisable and a red light means that drilling should not be carried out. The red LED flashes when the detector locates an electric cable. This clearly shows even inexperienced DIY enthusiasts where they can and cannot drill at a glance. In addition to the red light, the PMD 7 detector from Bosch emits acoustic signals; the varying tone and the LED help to minimise risks. The detector emits different tones depending on the object, indicating metal with a continuous signal and a permanently lit LED, and electrical current with an intermittent tone and a flashing LED.
Not taking risks when drilling is important for DIY enthusiasts. But how can they be certain where supporting elements, pipes or cables are routed in walls? The PMD 7 detector from Bosch detects ferrous and non-ferrous metals and electric cables at depths of up to 7 cm. It uses a traffic light system and a warning tone to clearly indicate places where drilling should not be carried out. These points can be marked with the aid of the marking slots. Thanks to its single-button operation and automatic calibration, the PMD 7 is also suitable for novices.
Key product features
- Detection of electric cables and metal objects
- LED with “traffic light” system indicates where drilling is possible
- Intuitive handling thanks to easy one-button operation
- Automatic calibration
- Audible warning signal
- Soft Grip