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Trimble Spectra Precision DET-2 Construction Theodolite

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Full featured digital theodolite for general construction applications

DET-2 Construction Theodolite The Spectra Precision® DET-2 is a rugged, cost-effective theodolite designed to give accurate angle measurements in general construction applications. The affordable, versatile, easy to use instrument and accessories will increase your productivity when turning angles and setting elevations and lines.

The DET-2 is fully customizable for your preferred operating style or job, with programmable settings for the horizontal angle resolution, 90 degree angle beep, vertical degrees or %, and more.

Operating costs are kept low with the included rechargeable battery pack and charger. A backup alkaline pack holding 4 standard AA batteries is also included to eliminate downtime if addition power is needed to complete a job.

Features and Benefits:

  • 2" angular accuracy - accurate enough for any construction job, yet the display resolution can be tailored to operator's preferences for fast readings
  • Vertical axis compensation - tilt sensor provides the highest level of accuracy and can be turned on or off depending on job requirements
  • Dual LCD with extra large characters - easy to see angle readings eliminate errors and reduces eye fatigue
  • Back-lit LCD and telescope reticle - allows work in low light conditions including indoors and extended hours near dawn and dusk
  • Simple six button keypad - quick setups and simple operation with low operator learning curve
  • Large suite of programmable settings - provide multiple options for various users and job requirements


  • Establishing 90 degree reference lines
  • Checking angles, alignment, and plumb
  • Anchor bolt alignment
  • Gravity flow pipe laser setup
  • Steel column placement
  • Alignment of forms, tilt-up walls, and curtain walls
  • Basic grade work
  • Short range leveling


Image Erect
Magnification 30x
Aperture 45 mm (1.7 in)
Focus Distance 1.35 m to ∞ (4.43 ft) to ∞
Field of View 1˚ 30’
Stadia Ratio / Constant 100 / 0
Optical Plummet
Image Erect
Magnification 3X
Angle of View
Focusing range 0.5 m ~ ∞ (1.6 ft ~ ∞)
Reticle type Crosshair
Angle Measuring System
Minimum Reading 1" or 5"
Precision 2"
Units Deg / mil / gon / V %
Display Dual, Large Character, Backlit LCD
Tilt Sensor
Automatic Compensation ±3’ Range
User set On/Off
Tubular 30”/2 mm
Circular 8’/2 mm
One Touch Button Functions
ON / OFF Power
Backlight / Illumination On / Off
HOLD Angle Hold
R/L Clockwise/Counterclockwise Measurement
0SET Zero Reset of Horizontal Angle
V% Convert Vertical Degrees to Percent
Dust/Water IP-54
Operating Temperature –20°C to +50°C
(–4°F to 122°F )
Size - Instrument 164 x 154 x 340 mm
(6.4 x 6.1 x 13.4 in)
Weight - Instrument 4.5 kg (9.9 lb)
Warranty 1 Year