D.T.Systems Micro-iDT PLUS SERIES Owner`s manual

Electronic Dog Trainer
Owner’s Manual
• Micro-iDT™ PLUS
(One Dog Trainer with Add-On Capability)
Table of Contents .................................. 3
Introduction............................................ 4
Package Contents ................................. 5
Model Features...................................... 5
Parts & Functions .................................. 6
Charging the Batteries........................... 11
Turning ON and OFF............................. 12
Testing................................................... 13
Programming ......................................... 14
Properly Fitting the Collar ...................... 15
Setting the Intensity Level ..................... 16
Maintenance .......................................... 17
Important Safety Notes.......................... 18
Warranty ................................................ 19
FCC & IC Compliance ........................... 19
Contact Information ............................... 20
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing our
Micro-iDT™ PLUS Training Collar with Add-On
capability. It offers the Maxx-Range™ Internal
Antenna System, the industry’s only internally
woven antenna in the collar. With up to a 900
yard range, they are perfect for use around the
house and versatile enough to use out in the
field. Micro-iDT™ PLUS series collars feature
sixteen levels of intensity with an easy ‘no-look’
clicking intensity selection dial. This model
includes both Momentary ‘Nick’ and Continuous
stimulations, and Positive Vibration. The collars
are 100% waterproof and can be worn even when
the dog is submerged. The Micro-iDT™ PLUS
Series Dog Training Collar is durable, safe, and
very humane when used correctly. The automatic
safety shut-off feature stops the stimulation after 8
seconds to prevent accidental or prolonged
stimulation. Thanks again for choosing D.T.
Systems to help bring out the best in your best
Please read this owner’s manual in its entirety before
operating this unit. Should you have any questions
about our collars or their operation please contact our
Customer Service department (see back page for
contact information).
• Transmitter*
• Collar Receiver
• Rechargeable Batteries for the Collar (already in•
stalled in collar unit)
Battery Charger
Splitter/Adaptor Charging Cable
Test Light
Owner’s Manual
*9-volt transmitter battery not included
• Digital Technology
• Up to 900 yard range
• Expandable to 2- or 3-dog system with Micro-iDT
Add-On collar units (sold separately)
Lightweight, compact collar and transmitter
16 adjustable intensity levels of Momentary (‘Nick’)
Stimulation and Continuous Stimulation
Positive Vibration
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery system in collar
Completely waterproof collars
Weather resistant transmitter
Gentle Touch System™ Extra Mild Stimulation
MAXX-Range™ Internal Antenna System in collar
Built in safety shut-off system
Collar Selecting
Selection Dial
(Red Mark)
Battery Cover
(back side)
Intensity Selection Dial
The intensity selection dial can be
set from level 1 to level 16 to find
the exact stimulation level for your
dog (see page 16).
Transmitter Antenna
Be sure to check that the antenna is securely fastened to the transmitter before each use. Handtightened only. Be careful when screwing the antenna into the transmitter. Over-tightening the antenna can cause damage to the antenna or the
antenna mount.
Magnet Indicator (Red Mark)
The RED mark indicates the location of
the magnet in the transmitter. The indicator is used to turn the receiver ON/
OFF and for ID programming.
Transmitter Indicator Light
When one of the buttons on the transmitter is
pushed, the Red LED light will turn on to indicate
that the transmitter is being operated. If the Red
LED light blinks rapidly after pressing any of the
transmitter buttons, the 9-volt battery will need to
be replaced soon.
Remote Training Buttons
Pressing the “NICK” button will make the collar
give a Momentary, or ‘Nick’ Stimulation. Pressing
the “CONT” button gives a Continuous Stimulation. Pressing the red button on the left side will
make the collar Vibrate only.
Collar Selecting Switch
Switching between collar units can be
controlled by moving the toggle selection
switch to the desired unit.
Collar Receiver
Collar Belt with
Embedded Receiver Antenna
Red Mark
Battery Charging
LED Indicator Light
Collar Indicator Light
When the Collar Receiver is turned on, the Red
LED light will flash steadily once every two
seconds to indicate that the unit is active. The
Red LED light changes to a rapid flash when the
battery is in need of charging. The Red LED light
stays lit while plugged into the charger.
Red Mark on the Collar Unit
The Red Mark indicates the location of
the Magnet Switch in the receiver. To
turn the receiver ON/OFF, touch and
hold the Red Mark with the Magnet Indicator (Red
Mark) on the side of the transmitter until the LED
light on the Collar unit starts to flash.
Collar Belt with MAXX-Range™ Antenna
The embedded collar antenna is woven into the
collar belt, and runs along the entire length of the
If your collar belt is too long , we recommend looping the
excess collar belt back around through the buckle. We DO
NOT recommend cutting the collar belt. Cutting the collar
belt too much will drastically reduce the range of your collar
unit. However, the collar belt can be cut up to about 3
inches without affecting the range too much.
Contacts should fit snugly against the dog’s neck
to ensure good contact with the skin. For more
information on the proper fit of the collar, see
page 15.
Battery Charging Receptacles
The battery charging receptacles are located on
the side of the Collar Receiver. After charging,
always close the jack with the rubber plug to
prevent foreign particles from getting inside the
The unit is still waterproof even if water gets into the charging receptacle. However, if water should get in, we recommend rinsing out the charging receptacle and allowing it to
dry, especially after use in salt water. This will prevent premature corrosion in the metal pins inside that make contact
with the charger plug.
Micro-iDT™ PLUS Series collars are equipped with
rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries,
which are not memory sensitive and do not require
depletion before recharging. Although batteries come
partially charged from the factory, it is recommended
that they are given a full charge (about 12 hours)
before initial use.
The transmitter uses a 9-volt replaceable battery (not
included). Be sure to pay attention to the “+” and “-”
charges when inserting the battery.
NOTE: Rechargeable batteries typically last about 2-5 years
on average depending on use and care. Do not overcharge your unit (12 hour max charge time). Fully charge
and test your unit once every 4-6 weeks when storing. Do
not store your unit in extreme heat/cold or moist/humid conditions. Keep batteries away from flammable substances.
Battery Charging Procedure
1. Make sure the unit is off.
2. Plug the charger into a
standard electrical outlet.
3. Connect the splitter cable to the charger and plug
an end into the unit.
4. Charge the batteries for up to 12 hours.
5. After charging, disconnect the battery charging
cable from the receptacle, securely replace the
rubber battery receptacle cover, and test unit.
The Transmitter is always in a permanent sleep state.
It is only ON when a button is being pressed and does
not need to be turned off by the user.
Turning the Collar Unit On:
Hold the Red Mark (Magnet
Indicator) on the left side of the
transmitter directly against the Red
Mark (Magnetic Switch Indicator) on
the front of the collar receiver. The
Red LED Indicator will light solid for a second.
Remove the transmitter from the collar unit when the
LED light begins to flash. The unit is now ON, and the
LED light will flash approximately every two seconds.
Turning the Collar Unit Off:
Hold the Red Mark (Magnet Indicator) on the left side
of the transmitter directly against the Red Mark
(Magnetic Switch Indicator) on the front of the collar
receiver. The Red LED Indicator will light solid for a
second. Remove the transmitter from the collar unit
when the LED light begins to flash. The unit is now
OFF, and the LED will no longer flash.
If the Red LED light on the collar unit flashes rapidly while
ON, the unit will need to be recharged. If the Red LED light
flashes rapidly soon after a full charging session, the rechargeable batteries may need to be replaced. If the Red
LED light on the transmitter flashes rapidly after any button
is pressed, the 9-volt battery may need to be replaced.
NOTE: Before testing, make sure that both units are fully
charged and the power to the Collar Receiver is “ON”.
To Test the Electronic Stimulation:
1. Place the tester firmly on the
contacts of the Collar Receiver.
2. Set the intensity (note - an intensity
level setting of 4 or less might not be
enough to light the tester).
3. Push the ‘NICK’ or ‘CONT’ button.
4. The tester light will quickly flash once when the
Nick button is pushed and light repeatedly when the
Continuous Stimulation button is pushed (the test
light will be brighter at higher intensity levels).
To Test the Vibration:
1. Hold the Collar Unit in your hand (make sure the
intensity level is turned all the way down and avoid
touching the metal contacts to prevent accidental
electrical stimulation).
2. Press the red Vibration button on the side of the
3. The Collar Unit should vibrate while the button is
being pressed.
NOTE: If the collar unit is not responding to any signals
from the transmitter, the collar may need to be reprogrammed to the transmitter (see page 14).
When adding an “Add-On” collar, the collar will need to
be programmed to the transmitter. If your current collar
unit is not responding to the transmitter, it may also
need to be reprogrammed to the transmitter.
1. Select the desired Collar Selecting Switch position
on the transmitter.
2. Hold the Red Mark (Magnet Indicator) on the
Transmitter directly against the Red Mark (Magnetic
Switch Indicator) on the front of the Collar Receiver.
3. A small red light inside the Collar Receiver will light
up solid for about 1 second, followed by several
flashes. You must keep the Transmitter next to the
Collar Receiver during this time.
4. Continue to hold the Transmitter against the Collar
Receiver until the LED light stays on solid. The Collar
Receiver is now in the Code Running Mode (the LED
light will stay lit for approximately 8 seconds while it is
in this mode).
5. Remove the Transmitter from the Collar Receiver
and press the NICK and CONT buttons
simultaneously while it is in the Code Running Mode.
6. When the LED light blinks 3 times, the Collar ID is
now programmed and the Collar Receiver is now ON.
NOTE – Do not remove the Red Mark on the
Transmitter from the Red Mark on the Collar Receiver
until after the LED light stops flashing and stays on
solid or the Collar Receiver will not go into the Code
Running Mode. You must press the NICK and CONT
buttons simultaneously while the LED light is lit solid.
NOTE: Proper collar tightness and
position are very important to insure
safe and consistent collar use.
All electronic collars need to be
very snug around the dog’s neck
to work properly. They must be
just tight enough to allow the
“contacts” or electrodes to make
good contact on your dog’s skin.
If the collar is too loose, the
stimulation may not work properly
because good/consistent skin contact is not being
achieved. This can directly affect the performance of
the collar unit and whether or not the dog will receive
the stimulation. Always check for good contact to the
skin if it appears that your dog is not responding to the
stimulation. A loose collar can also result in skin
irritations from moving or rubbing too much against
your dog’s neck while they are running or training. A
proper fit will help prevent this from occurring.
• Place the collar unit high and tight on your dog’s
neck with the collar receiver box centered below the
neck. Placing it at the wider base of the neck can
let it travel up to the narrower part of the neck while
your dog is moving, loosening as it goes.
• It should be tight enough to fit two fingers between
the collar belt and your dog’s neck, but not tight
enough to restrict your dog’s breathing.
It is very important to set the correct intensity level on
your Micro-iDT PLUS Training System before
beginning your training sessions to provide the proper
level of stimulation without over-stimulating your dog.
1. Place the Intensity Selection dial so that the system
is set on Level 1.
2. Turn on the Collar and then fit it properly around
your dog’s neck.
3. Press either the ‘NICK’ or the ‘CONT’ Button and
check for a reaction. Indications of your dog feeling
the stimulation include outward signs of discomfort
or confusion on it’s face, ears perking up, changes
in tail movements, etc.
4. Increase the Intensity Level in increments of one
until the dog feels the stimulation.
5. At this point, increase the Intensity Level by one or
two. This should be your dog’s ideal training level.
Some dogs may require more or less stimulation depending
upon their individual temperament and/or size.
It is very important to periodically clean your MicroiDT™ PLUS Series systems for maximum
performance. Regular cleaning will also lengthen the
life of your unit.
• Clean the Micro-iDT™ PLUS Series collar box
with lukewarm water and a mild anti-bacterial soap.
• Take care to thoroughly clean the space between
the electrodes and the belt.
• The belt and buckle should be cleaned with water
and a mild soap then allowed to dry completely.
• Always allow the entire unit to completely dry before
It is recommended that the collar unit be rinsed with fresh,
clean water after use in wet conditions, especially in salt
To get the maximum performance and life out of your
rechargeable batteries:
• Do not charge your batteries for more than 12 hours
at a time.
• Fully charge and test your unit about once a month
when storing your unit for an extended period of
• Do not store your unit in extremely hot or cold
• Store your unit in a dry environment.
• Before training, your dog should be examined by a
veterinarian to assure that your dog is in good
• Never leave your dog unattended with the unit
on. Since no electronic device is perfect, there is a
very slight possibility that your dog may receive an
unintentional electric stimulation.
• Your Micro-iDT™ PLUS Series training collar is a
very valuable tool if used correctly. It is extremely
important that you completely understand all the
functions of the collar and how to properly train with
it before placing it on your dog.
• The electrodes on this collar are made with high
grade stainless steel to help prevent any chemical
or allergic reactions with your dog’s skin.
• To prevent neck irritations, the collar should
never be worn for more than 12 hours a day.
Changing the collar location on the dog’s neck daily
will also help prevent irritations. It is important to
keep the collar clean. Clean the electrodes
regularly with a mild anti-bacterial soap.
• If an irritation is found, carefully wash the dog’s neck
with soap and water and then wipe the area with
Hydrogen peroxide. Dry thoroughly and apply an
antibiotic ointment.
All Micro-iDT™ PLUS Trainer systems have a one year
parts and labor warranty effective from the original date of
purchase. A copy of the original sales receipt is required to
validate the date of purchase. The Micro-iDT™ PLUS
Trainer has been made with State of the Art equipment.
Any fine adjustment should be performed only by D.T.
Systems’ technicians.
Warranty covers manufacturer’s defects only. It does not
cover damage caused by misuse or abuse.
Your Micro-iDT™ PLUS Trainer has been manufactured under complete
compliance with Part 15 of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
rules and Industry Canada (IC) Standard RSS-310. The complex internal
structure of each product has been designed to operate within specific
regulations of FCC specifications. Any changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the manufacturer is a violation of these
specifications and could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference
2. This device must accept all interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Category II radiocommunication device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-310.
Ce dispositif de radiocommunication de catégorie II respecte la norme CNR-310 d'Industrie Canada.
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