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H U SQVARNA AUTOMOWE R ®
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OPE R ATOR’S MAN UAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction and safety ..............................................................
1.1 Introduction .....................................................................................
1.2 Symbols on the product ..............................................................
1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s Manual .........................................
1.4 Safety instructions ........................................................................
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2. Presentation .................................................................................. 10
2.1 What’s what? .............................................................................. 11
2.2 Function ......................................................................................... 12
3. Installation .....................................................................................
3.1 Preparations .................................................................................
3.2 Installation of the charging station .........................................
3.3 Charging the battery ..................................................................
3.4 Installation of the boundary wire ...........................................
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire ..............................................
3.6 Installation of the guide wire ..................................................
3.7 Checking the installation .........................................................
3.8 First start-up and calibration ..................................................
3.9 Test docking with the charging station ................................
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4. Use ....................................................................................................
4.1 Charging a discharged battery ...............................................
4.2 Using the timer ............................................................................
4.3 Starting ...........................................................................................
4.4 Stopping ........................................................................................
4.5 Switching off ................................................................................
4.6 Adjusting the cutting height .....................................................
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5. Control panel ................................................................................
5.1 Operation selection ....................................................................
5.2 Multi-choice buttons ...................................................................
5.3 Numbers ........................................................................................
5.4 Main switch ...................................................................................
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6. Menu functions ............................................................................
6.1 Main menu ....................................................................................
6.2 Menu structure ...........................................................................
6.3 Timer (1) ........................................................................................
6.4 Installation (2) .............................................................................
6.5 Security (3) ...................................................................................
6.6 Settings (4) ...................................................................................
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7. Garden example .......................................................................... 50
8. Maintenance ..................................................................................
8.1 Winter storage .............................................................................
8.2 Service ...........................................................................................
8.3 After winter storage ....................................................................
8.4 Cleaning ........................................................................................
8.5 Transport and removal ..............................................................
8.6 In the case of thunderstorms ..................................................
8.7 Blades ...........................................................................................
8.8 Battery ............................................................................................
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9. Trouble shooting ........................................................................
9.1 Messages ......................................................................................
9.2 Indicator lamp in the charging station .................................
9.3 Symptom ......................................................................................
9.4 Finding breaks in the loop wire ..............................................
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10. Technical data ........................................................................... 69
11. Environmental information .................................................. 69
12. EU declaration of conformity .............................................. 70
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MEMO
Serial number:
PIN code:
Dealer:
Dealer’s telephone
number:
If the mower is unexpectedly stolen, it is important to notify your dealer of this. Provide the serial number of
the mower so that is can be registered as stolen in the central systems at Husqvarna AB. It is an important
step in theft protection procedure which reduces interest in the buying and selling of stolen mowers.
www.automower.com
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1. Introduction and safety
1.1 Introduction
Congratulations on your choice of an exceptionally
high quality product. To get the best results from your
Husqvarna Automower® requires knowledge of its
function. This Operator's Manual contains important
information about the mower, how it must be installed
and how to use it.
As a complement to this Operator's Manual, there is
more information available on the Automower®
website, www.automower.com. Here you can find
more help and guidance in its use.
www.automower.com
Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product
development and therefore reserves the right to
modify the design and appearance and function of
products without prior notice.
The following system is used in the Operator's Manual
to make this easier:
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Text written in italics is a text that is shown on the
mower's display or is a reference to another
section of the Operator's Manual.
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Words written in bold are one of the buttons on
the mower's keypad.
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Words written in UPPERCASE and italics refer to
the position of the main switch and the different
operating modes on the mower.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Read through the Operator’s Manual carefully
and understand the content before using
your Automower®.
WARNING
Automower® can be dangerous if
incorrectly used.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1.2 Symbols on the product
These symbols can be found on the robotic lawn
mower. Study them carefully.
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Read through the Operator’s Manual carefully
and understand the content before using your
Automower®. The warnings and safety
instructions in this Operator’s Manual must be
carefully followed if the mower is to be used
safely and efficiently.
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Automower® can only start when the main switch
is moved to the 1 position and the correct PIN
code has been entered. Inspection and/or
maintenance must be carried out with the main
switch set to 0.
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Remain at a safe distance from the Automower®
when it is running. Keep your hands and feet
away from the rotating blades. Never place your
hands or feet close to or under the body when
Automower® is in operation.
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Do not ride on Automower®.
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This product conforms to the applicable
EU Directives.
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It is not permitted to dispose of this product as
normal household waste when it has reached the
end of its useful life. Ensure that the product is
recycled in accordance with local legal
requirements.
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Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean Automower®.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s Manual
These symbols can be found in the Operator’s Manual.
Study them carefully.
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Turn the main switch to 0 before carrying out any
inspections and/or maintenance.
•
Always wear protective gloves when working
with the mower’s underframe.
•
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean Automower®.
•
A warning box indicates a risk of personal injury
exist, especially when the stated instructions are
not followed.
WARNING
Xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxx.
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An information box indicates a risk of material
damage exist, especially when the stated
instructions are not followed. The box is also
used where there is a risk of user error.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxx.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1.4 Safety instructions
Use
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This robotic lawn mower is designed to mow
grass in open and level ground areas. It may
only be used with the equipment recommended
by the manufacturer. All other types of use are
incorrect. The manufacturer’s instructions with
regard to operation, maintenance and repair
must be followed precisely.
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The robotic lawn mower may only be operated,
maintained, and repaired by persons that are fully
conversant with its special characteristics and
safety regulations. Please read the Operator’s
Manual carefully and make sure you understand
the instructions before using the robotic lawn
mower.
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It is not permitted to modify the original design of
Automower®. All modifications are made at your
own risk.
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Check that there are no stones, branches, tools,
toys or other objects on the lawn that can
damage the blades and cause the mower to
stop.
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Start Automower® according to the instructions.
When the main switch is in the 1 position make
sure to keep your hands and feet away from the
rotating blades. Never put your hands and feet
under the mower.
•
Never lift up Automower® or carry it around when
the main switch is in the 1 position.
•
Do not let persons who do not know how
Automower® works and behaves use the mower.
•
Never use Automower® if persons, especially
children, or pets, are in the immediate vicinity.
•
Do not put anything on top of Automower® or its
charging station.
•
Do not allow Automower® to be used with a
defective blade disc or body. Neither should it be
used with defective blades, screws, nuts or
cables.
•
Do not use Automower® if the main switch does
not work.
•
Always switch off the Automower® using the main
switch when the mower is not in use. Automower®
can only start when the main switch is set to 1 and
the correct PIN code has been entered.
•
Automower® must never be used at the same time
as a sprinkler. In this case use the timer function,
see 6.3 Timer (1) on page 43, so the mower and
sprinkler never run simultaneously.
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Husqvarna AB does not guarantee full
compatibility between Automower® and other
types of wireless systems such as remote
controls, radio transmitters, buried electric animal
fencing or similar.
Transport
The original packaging should be used when
transporting Automower® over long distances.
To safely move from or within the working area:
1.
Press the STOP button to stop the mower. If
security is set to the medium or high level (see
6.5 Security (3) on page 47) the PIN code has to
be entered. The PIN code has four digits and is
chosen when the mower is started for the first
time, see 3.8 First start-up and calibration on
page 32.
2.
Set the main switch to position 0.
3.
Carry the mower by the handle at the rear under
the mower. Carry the mower with the blade disc
away from the body.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not lift the mower when it is parked in the
charging station. This may damage the
charging station and/or the mower. Open the
cover and instead first pull the mower out of
the charging station before lifting it.
Maintenance
WARNING
When the mower is turned upside
down the main switch must always
be set to the 0 position.
The main switch should be set to the
0 position during all work on the
mower’s underframe, such as
cleaning or replacing the blades.
•
Inspect Automower® each week and replace any
damaged or worn parts.
Check especially that the blades and blade disc
are not damaged. Replace all blades and screws
at the same time if necessary so that the rotating
parts are balanced, see 8.7 Blades.
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2. PRESENTATION
2. Presentation
This chapter contains information that is important to
be aware of when planning the installation.
An installation of Husqvarna Automower® includes four
main components:
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The Automower® is a robotic lawn mower that
mows the lawn by essentially operating in a
random pattern. The mower is powered by a
maintenance-free battery.
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Charging station, where your Automower®
returns when the charge level in the battery
becomes too low.
The charging station has three functions:
• To send control signals along the boundary
wire.
• Sending control signals in the guide wire so
that Automower® can find the charging station.
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To charge Automower® battery.
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Transformer, which is connected between the
charging station and a 230V wall socket. The
transformer is connected to the wall socket and
to the charging station using a 10 m long low
voltage cable. The low voltage cable must not be
shortened or extended.
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Wire, laid in a loop around Automower® working
area. The boundary wire is laid around the edges
of the lawn and around objects and plants that
the mower must not run into. The wire is also
used as the guide wire.
•
The wire supplied with the installation is 150 m
long. If this is not sufficient more wire can be
purchased, with a connector, and spliced onto
the existing wire.
The maximum permitted length for the loop wire is
250 m.
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2. PRESENTATION
2.1 What’s what?
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The numbers in the picture correspond to:
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Body
Cover to display, keypad and cutting height
adjustment
Stop button/Lock button for opening the cover
Contact strip
LED for operation check of the charging station,
boundary wire and guide wire
Charging station
Handle
Battery cover
Blade disc
Chassis box with electronics, battery and motors
Main switch
Rear wheel
Charging strip
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Keypad
Display
Loop wire for boundary wire and guide wire
Low voltage cable
Connector for the loop wire
Nails for securing the charging station
Transformer
Staples
Measurement gauge for help when installing the
boundary wire (the measurement gauge is broken
loose from the box)
23. Coupler for the loop wire
24. Operator´s Manual
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2. PRESENTATION
2.2 Function
Capacity
Automower® is recommended for lawns up to 500 m2 in
size.
How big an area Automower® can keep cut depends
primarily on the condition of the blades and the type,
growth and moisture of the grass. The shape of the
garden is also significant. If the garden mainly consists
of open lawns, Automower® can mow more per hour
than if the garden consists of several small lawns
separated by trees, flower beds and passages.
A fully charged Automower® mows for 30 to 70
minutes, depending on the age of the battery and how
thick the grass is. Then the mower will charge for
approx. 80 to 100 minutes. The charging time can vary
depending on, among other factors, the ambient
temperature.
Mowing technique
The mowing system used by Automower® is based on
an effective and energy efficient principle. Unlike
normal robotic lawn mowers, Automower® cuts the
grass instead of striking it off.
We recommend you allow Automower® to mainly
mow in dry weather to obtain the best possible result.
Automower® can even mow in the rain, however, wet
grass easily collects on the mower and the risk of
slipping on steep slopes is greater.
If there is risk for thunder, the transformer should be
disconnected from the power, and the boundary wire
and the guide wire from the charging station.
The blades must be in good condition to obtain the
best mowing result. In order to keep the blades sharp
for as long as possible it is important to keep the lawn
free from branches, small stones and other objects.
Replace the blades regularly for the best mowing
result. It is very easy to replace the blades. See
8.7 Blades on page 56.
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2. PRESENTATION
Working method
The Automower® automatically mows the lawn.
It continuously combines mowing and charging.
The mower starts to search for the charging station
when the battery charge becomes too low.
Automower® does not mow when it is searching for
the charging station.
When Automower® searches for the charging station,
it first searches irregularly for the guide wire. Then it
follows the guide wire to the charging station, turns
around just in front of the station and backs into it.
When the battery is fully charged, the mower leaves
the charging station and starts mowing in a randomly
selected direction within the 90˚ to 270˚ exit sector.
In order to ensure an even cut, even in parts of the
garden that are hard to reach, there are a number of
manual settings for how the mower is to leave the
charging station, see 6.4 Installation (2).
When Automower® body hits an obstacle, the mower
reverses and selects a new direction.
Two sensors, one at the front and one at the back on
Automower®, sense when the mower approaches the
boundary wire. Automower® overruns the wire by up
to 28 centimetres before it turns.
The STOP button on the top of Automower® is mainly
used to stop the mower when it’s running. When the
STOP button is pressed a cover opens, behind which
there is a control panel. The STOP button remains
depressed until the cover is closed again. This acts
as start inhibitor.
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2. PRESENTATION
The control panel on the top of Automower® is where
you manage all the mower settings. Open the control
panel cover by pressing down the STOP button.
When the main switch is set to position 1 for the first
time, a start-up sequence begins which includes:
language selection, time format, date format and the
four-digit PIN code and setting the time and date, see
3.8 First start-up and calibration on page 32.
After this, the selected PIN code must be entered
every time the main switch is set to 1. See
6.5 Security (3) on page 47.
Movement pattern
The mower’s movement pattern is irregular and is
determined by Automower® itself. A movement
pattern is never repeated. This mowing system
means the lawn is mown equally without any mowing
lines.
Locating the charging station
Automower® runs irregularly until it reaches the guide
wire. The mower then follows the guide wire in to the
charging station.
The guide wire is a cable that is laid from the
charging station towards, for instance, a remote part
of the working area or through a narrow passage to
be then connected with the boundary wire. For more
information, see 3.6 Installation of the guide wire.
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3. INSTALLATION
3. Installation
This chapter describes how you install the Husqvarna
Automower®. Before starting the installation read the
previous chapter 2. Presentation.
Read also through this entire chapter before beginning
the installation. How the installation is made also
affects how well Automower® will work. It is therefore
important to plan the installation carefully.
Planning is simplified if you make a sketch of the
working area, including all obstacles. This makes it
easier to see the ideal positions for the charging
station, the boundary wire and the guide wire. Draw on
the sketch where the boundary and guide wires should
be routed.
In chapter 7. Garden examples, there are examples of
installations.
Visit also www.automower.com for further descriptions
and tips regarding installation.
Carry out the installation in the following steps:
3.1 Preparations.
3.2 Installation of the charging station
3.3 Charging the battery.
3.4 Installation of the boundary wire.
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire.
3.6 Installation of the guide wire.
3.7 Checking the installation.
3.8 First start-up and calibration
3.9 Test docking with the charging station
The charging station and boundary and guide wires
must be connected to be able to carry out a complete
start-up
3.1 Preparations
1.
If the lawn in the proposed working area is taller
than 10 cm, mow it using a normal robotic lawn
mower. Then collect the clippings.
2.
Read carefully through all the steps before the
installation.
3.
Check that all parts for the installation are
included. The numbers in brackets refer to the
detail diagram 2.1 What’s what?.
• Operator’s Manual (24)
• Automower®
• Charging station (6)
• Loop wire for the boundary wire and guide
wire (16)
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• Transformer (20)
• Low voltage cable (17)
• Staples (21)
• Connector for the loop wire (18)
• Screws for the charging station (19)
• Measurement gauge (22)
• Solderless coupler for the loop wire (23)
During installation you will also need:
• Hammer/plastic mallet to simplify putting the
staples in the ground
• Combination pliers for cutting the boundary
wire and pressing the contact units together.
• Edge cutter/straight spade if the boundary wire
must be buried.Installation of the charging
station.
3.2 Installation of the charging
station
Ideal position of the charging station
Take the following aspects into consideration when
identifying the best location for the charging station:
• Allow for 3 metres of free space in front of the
charging station
• It must be possible to lay at least 1.5 metres of
boundary wire straight out to the right and left
of the charging station.
• Close to a wall socket. The supplied low
voltage cable is 10 metres long.
• A level surface to place the charging station
on.
• Protection from water spray for instance from
irrigation
• Protection from direct sunlight
• Place in the lower part of a working area that
has a major slope
• Possible requirement to keep the charging
station out of sight for outsiders
• Any aesthetic preferences
For examples of where best to install the charging
station, see 7. Garden example on page 50.
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3. INSTALLATION
The charging station must be positioned with a great
deal of free area in front of it (at least 3 metres). It
should also be centrally placed in the working area so
that Automower® finds it easier to reach all areas in
the working area.
Do not put the charging station in confined spaces in
the working area. There must be a straight boundary
wire, at least 1.5 metres long, to the right and left of
the charging station. The wire must be laid straight
out from the rear end of the charging station. Any
other locations can mean that the lawn mower enters
the charging station sideways and will have difficulty
docking.
Do not put the charging station in a corner in the
working area.
3020-043
The charging station must be positioned on relatively
level ground. The front end of the charging station
must be a maximum of 3 cm higher than the back
end. The front end of the charging station must never
be lower than the back end.
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The charging station must not be positioned so that
its plate bends.
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3. INSTALLATION
If the installation is done in a working area with a
steep slope (such as around a house on a hill), the
charging station should be placed in the area at the
bottom of the slope. This makes it easier for the lawn
mower to follow the guide wire to the charging station.
The charging station should not be placed on an
island as this limits the laying of the guide wire in an
optimal way. If the charging station has to be installed
on an island, the guide wire also has to be connected
to the island. See the picture opposite. Read more
about islands in the chapter 3.4 Installation of the
boundary wire.
Connecting the transformer
Take the following into consideration when planning
where to place the transformer:
• Close to the charging station
• Protection from rain
• Protection from direct sunlight
If the transformer is connected to an electrical socket
outdoors, this must be approved for outdoor use. The
low voltage cable for the transformer is 10 metres
long, and may not be shortened or extended.
It is possible to let the low voltage cable cross the
working area. The low voltage cable must be stapled
down or buried, and the cutting height should be such
that the blades on the blade disc can never come in
contact with the low voltage cable.
The transformer must be placed where it is well
ventilated and is not exposed to direct sunlight. The
transformer must be placed under a roof.
It is recommended to use an earth fault-breaker when
connecting the transformer to the wall socket.
For best performance, the transformer must not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
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3. INSTALLATION
The transformer shall be mounted on a vertical
surface, for example a house wall. Mount the
transformer with screws in the two attachment points.
Securing screws are not included. Choose screws
suitable for the wall material.
Mount the transformer at a height such that there is
no risk the transformer can become submerged in
water (minimum 30 cm from the ground). The
transformer must never be placed on the ground.
min 30cm/12”
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The low voltage cable must not be shortened
nor extended.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Place the low voltage cable so that the blades
on the blade disc can never come in contact
with it.
Installation och anslutning av laddstation
1.
Position the charging station in a suitable spot.
2.
Connect the low voltage cable to the charging
station.
3.
Connect the transformer’s power cable to a 230V
wall socket. If the wall socket is outdoors, it is
important that the transformer is protected from
direct sunlight.
4.
Attach the charging station to the ground using
the supplied screws. Ensure the screws are
screwed all the way down in the countersink.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is not permitted to make new holes in the
plate. Only the existing holes may be used to
secure the plate to the ground.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The transformer may not be exposed to direct
sunlight.
3.3 Charging the battery
As soon as the charging station is connected, it is
possible to charge the mower. Set the main switch to
the 1 position.
Place Automower® in the charging station to charge
the battery while the boundary and guide wires are
being laid.
If the battery is flat, it takes around 80 to 100 minutes
to fully charge it.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Automower® cannot be used before the
installation is complete.
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3.4 Installation of the boundary wire
The boundary wire can be installed in one of the following ways:
1.
Securing the wire to the ground with staples.
It is preferable to staple down the boundary wire if you want to make adjustments to the boundary wire
during the first few weeks of operation. After a few weeks the grass will have grown over the wire making it
no longer visible. Use a hammer/plastic mallet and the staples supplied when carrying out the installation.
2.
Bury the wire.
It is preferable to bury the boundary wire if you want to dethatch or aerate the lawn. If necessary both
methods can be combined so one part of the boundary wire is stapled down and the remainder is
buried. The wire can be buried for instance using an edge cutter or a straight spade. Make sure to lay
the boundary wire at least 1 cm and a maximum of 20 cm in the ground.
Plan where to lay the boundary wire
The boundary wire must be laid so it:
• Forms a loop around the working area for the robotic lawn mower. Only Husqvarna boundary wire
must be used. It is specially designed to resist dampness from the soil that could otherwise easily
damage the wires.
• The mower is never more than 15 metres from the wire at any point in the entire working area.
• The wire is no more than 250 metres long.
• 20 cm of extra wire is available to which the guide wire will be connected to later. See 3.6 Installation
of the guide wire on page 28.
Depending on what the working area is adjacent to, the boundary wire must be at laid at different distances
from obstacles. The illustration below shows how the boundary wire must be laid around the working area
and around obstacles. Use the supplied measurement gauge to obtain the correct distance (see
2.1 What’s what? on page 11).
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Boundaries for the working area
If a high obstacle, for example a wall or fence,
borders the working area, the boundary wire should
be laid 30 cm from the obstacle. This will prevent
Automower® from colliding with the obstacle and
reduce body wear.
About 20 cm around the fixed obstacle will not be
mown.
If the working area borders against a small ditch, for
example, a flower bed or a small elevation, e.g. a low
verge (3 - 5 cm), the boundary wire should be laid
20 cm inside the working area. This prevents the
wheels from driving into the ditch or up onto the
verge.
About 12 cm of grass along the ditch/stone edging
will not be mown.
If the working area borders against a flat path or the
like that lies level with the lawn, it is possible to allow
Automower® to run a little over the path. The
boundary wire should then be laid 5 cm from the
edge of the path.
All the grass along the side of the pavement will be
cut.
When the working area is divided by a flat slab path
that is level with the lawn, it is possible to allow
Automower® to run over the path. It can be an
advantage to lay the boundary wire under the slabs.
The boundary wire can also be laid in the joint
between the slabs.
Note! The Automower® must never run over gravel,
mulch or similar material which can damage the
blades.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If the working area is adjacent to water
bodies, slopes, precipices or a public road,
the boundary wire must be supplemented
with a fence or the like. The height must then
be at least 15 cm. This will prevent
Automower® from ending up outside the
working area under any circumstances.
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3. INSTALLATION
Boundaries within the working area
Use the boundary wire to demarcate areas inside the
working area by creating islands around obstacles
that can not withstand a collision, for example, flower
beds and fountains. Run the cable out to the area,
route it around the area to be demarcated and then
back along the same route. If staples are used, the
wire should be laid under the same staple on the
return route. When the boundary wire to and from the
island are close together, the mower can drive over
the wire.
Obstacles that can withstand a collision, for example,
trees or bushes higher than 15 cm, do not need to be
demarcated by the boundary wire. Automower® will
turn when it collides with this type of obstacle.
To achieve careful and silent operation, it is
recommended to isolate all fixed objects in and
around the working area.
The boundary wire may not be crossed on its way to
and from an island.
Obstacles that slope slightly, for example, stones or
large trees with raised roots, should be demarcated
or removed. Automower® can otherwise slide up onto
this kind of obstacle causing the blades to be
damaged
Secondary areas
If the working area consists of two areas which the
mower has difficulty travelling between, it is
recommended to set up a secondary area. Instances
of this are 25% slopes or a passage that is narrower
than 60 cm. Run the boundary wire then around the
secondary area so that it forms an island outside of
the main area.
The Automower® must be moved manually between
the main and secondary area when the lawn in the
secondary area has to be cut. The MAN operation
mode must be used as the lawn mower cannot travel
on its own from the secondary area to the charging
station. See 5.1 Operation selection on page 39. In
this mode, the Automower® will never look for the
charging station but will mow until the battery runs
out. When the battery is flat, the mower will stop and
the 'Needs manual charging' message will appear in
the display. Then place the mower in the charging
station to charge the battery. If the main working area
has to be cut after charging, it is appropriate to switch
the operation mode to Auto before placing the mower
in the charging station.
Secondary
area
Main area
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3. INSTALLATION
Passages when mowing
Long and narrow passages and areas narrower than
1.5 - 2 metres should be avoided.When the
Automower® mows there is a risk that it travels around
in the passage or area for a period of time. The lawn
will then look flattened.
Slopes
The boundary wire can be laid across a slope that
slants less than 10 %.
The boundary wire should not be laid across a slope
that is steeper than 10 %. There is a risk of
Automower® finding it difficult to turn there. The
mower will then stop and show the fault message
Outside working area. The risk is at its greatest in
damp weather conditions, as the wheels can slip on
the wet grass.
However, the boundary wire can be laid across a
slope steeper than 10 % when there is an obstacle
that Automower® can be permitted to collide with, for
example, a fence or a dense hedge.
Automower® can mow areas
inside the working area that
slope up to 25 cm per
distance metre (25 %). Areas
that slope more must be
demarcated by the boundary
wire.
When any part of the working
area's boundary slopes more
than 10 cm per distance
metre (10 %), the boundary
wire must be routed about
20 cm in on flat ground before
the slope starts.
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3. INSTALLATION
Laying out the boundary wire
If you intend to staple down the boundary wire:
•
Cut the grass very low with a standard robotic
lawn mower or a trimmer where the wire is to be
laid. It will then be easier to lay the wire close to
the ground and the risk of the mower cutting the
wire or damaging the insulation of the wire is
reduced.
•
Make sure to lay the boundary wire tight to the
ground and secure the staples close together
with approximately 75 cm between each staple.
The wire must generally lie close to the ground
so, as not to be cut off before the grass roots
have grown over it.
•
Use a hammer to knock down the staples in the
ground. Exercise care when knocking in the
staples and make sure the wire is not under
strain. Avoid forming the wire in sharp bends.
If the boundary wire is to be buried:
•
Make sure to place the boundary wire at least
1 cm and a maximum of 20 cm into the ground.
The wire can be buried for instance using an edge
cutter or a straight spade.
Use the supplied measurement gauge as a guide
when you lay out the boundary wire. This helps you
to easily set the correct distance between the
boundary wire and the boundary/obstacle. The
measurement gauge is broken loose from the box.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Extra wire must not be placed in coils outside
the boundary wire. This can disrupt
Automower®.
Loop for connecting the guide wire
To facilitate the connection of the guide wire to the
boundary wire, it is recommended to create a loop
with about 20 cm of extra boundary wire at the point
where the guide wire will later be connected. It is a
good idea to plan where the guide wire will be placed
before laying out the boundary wire. See
3.6 Installation of the guide wire on page 28.
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3. INSTALLATION
Laying the boundary wire in towards the
charging station
The boundary wire must be laid in line with the rear
end of the charging station. If the boundary wire is
laid in any other way, the robotic lawn mower may find
it hard to find the charging station.
In many cases, the straight wire section to the left of
the charging station can be reduced to 1 metre.
Depending on how the boundary wire is laid in the
rest of the installation, the straight wire section to the
right of the charging station may need to be extended
in certain cases.
Joining the boundary wire
Use an original coupler if the boundary wire is not
long enough and needs to be spliced. It is waterproof
and gives a reliable electrical connection.
Insert both wire ends in the coupler. Check that the
wires are fully inserted into the coupler so that the
ends are visible through the transparent area on the
other side of the coupler. Now press down the button
on top of the coupler fully. Use a pair of pliers if the
button on the coupler is difficult to press down by
hand.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Twinned cables, or a screw terminal block
that is insulated with insulation tape are not
satisfactory splices. Soil moisture will cause
the conductors to oxidise and after a while
result in a broken circuit.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire
Connect the boundary wire to the charging station:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The boundary wire must not be crossed when
connecting to the charging station. The right
hand wire end must be connected to the right
hand pin on the charging station and the left
hand wire end to the left pin
1.
Place the cable ends in the connector:
• Open the connector.
• Place the wire in the connector grip.
2.
Press the connector together using a pair of
pliers. Press until you hear a click.
3.
Cut off any surplus boundary wire. Cut 1 - 2 cm
above respective connectors.
4.
Press the connector onto the contact pin,
marked A, on the charging station.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The right hand connector must be connected
to the right hand metal pin on the charging
station and the left hand wire end to the left
connector.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.6 Installation of the guide wire
The guide wire is a wire that is laid away from the
charging station, for instance out towards a remote
part of the working area or through a narrow passage
and then connected with the boundary wire.
The guide wire is used by the mower to find its way
back to the charging station but also to guide the
mower to remote areas of the garden.
To ensure an even cut over the entire lawn, the mower
can follow the guide wire from the charging station to
the guide wire connection in the boundary wire and
start mowing there. Depending on the garden layout,
one should adjust how often the mower is to follow the
guide wire from the charging station. See
6.4 Installation (2) on page 44.
The mower must be run at varying distances from the
guide wire to reduce the risk of tracks forming when
the mower follows the guide wire to/from the charging
station. The area beside the wire which the mower
then uses is called the Corridor.
The mower always runs to the left of the guide wire as
seen facing the charging station. Thus the corridor is to
the left of the guide wire. The corridor is 50 cm wide.
When installing, it is therefore important to have at
least 75 cm free space to the left of the guide wire and
at least 25 cm free space to the right of the guide wire,
as seen facing the charging station.
It is not allowed to lay the guide wire closer than 30 cm
from the boundary wire.
The guide wire, as the boundary wire, can be stapled
to or buried in the ground.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Make sure that there is always at least 75 cm
of free space to the left of the guide wire as
seen facing the charging station.
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3. INSTALLATION
Placement and connection of the guide wire
1.
Draw the wire through the slot in the bottom of
the charger plate.
2.
Fit the connector to the guide wire in the same
way as for the boundary wire in 3.5 Connecting
the boundary wire. Connect it to the contact pin
on the charging station that is labelled “guide”.
3.
Route the guide wire at least 2 metres straight
out from the front edge of the charging plate.
If the guide wire must be laid in a passage:
- the mower follows the guide wire on the same
side of the wire to and from the charging station.
This means that the guide wire is to the right of
the mower when the mower travels to the
charging station while it is to the left of the mower
when the mower travels away from the station.
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3. INSTALLATION
• - In the passage, the guide wire must therefore
be placed so that the mower has as much
space to run in as possible. The distance
between the boundary wire and the guide wire
must however be at least 30 cm.
Maximum
distance
At least 30 cm
At least 2 m
If the guide wire has to be installed on a steep slope,
it is an advantage to lay the wire at an angle to the
slope. This makes it easier for the mower to follow the
guide wire on the slope.
Avoid laying the wire at sharp angles. This can make
it difficult for the mower to follow the guide wire.
4.
5.
Run the guide wire to the spot on the boundary
wire where you want to make the connection.
135º
135º
Lift out the boundary wire. Cut off the boundary
wire using a pair of wire cutters.
90º
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3. INSTALLATION
6.
Connect the guide wire to the boundary wire with
the help of a solderless coupler:
Insert the boundary wire in each of the holes in
the coupler. Insert the guide wire in the centre
hole in the coupler. Check that the wires are fully
inserted into the coupler so that the ends are
visible through the transparent area on the other
side of the coupler.
Use pliers to completely compress the button on
the coupler.
It does not matter which holes are used to
connect each wire.
7.
Staple down/bury the connector in the lawn.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The function of the guide wire varies
depending on how the working area appears.
It is therefore recommended to test the
installation with the help of the function Test
IN (2-3-1), see 6.4 Installation (2).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The guide wire may not cross the boundary
wire, for instance a boundary wire that is laid
out to an island.
3.7 Checking the installation
Check the loop signal by inspecting the indicator
lamp on the charging station.
•
Steady green light = good signals.
•
Flashing blue light = interruption in the boundary
wire, no signal.
•
Flashing yellow light = interruption in the guide
wire, no guide signal.
•
Flashing red light = interruption in the charging
station's antenna plate, no remote signal
available. The fault should be rectified by an
authorized dealer.
•
Steady blue light = weak signal. This may depend
on the boundary wire being over 250 m in length
or that the wire is damaged. If the mower still
works, this is not a problem.
•
Steady red light = fault in a circuit board in the
charging station. The fault should be rectified by
an authorized dealer.
See 9.2 Indicator lamp in the charging station on
page 62 if the lamp does not indicate a solid green
light.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.8 First start-up and calibration
Before the mower is operated, a start-up sequence in
the mower's menu must be carried out as well as an
automatic calibration of the guide signal. The
calibration is also a good test to see that the installation
of the guide wire has been done in such a way that the
mower can easily follow the guide wire from the
charging station.
1.
Set the main switch to the 1 position.
2.
Open the control panel cover by pressing the
STOP button.
A start-up sequence begins when the Automower®
is started for the first time. The following is
requested:
• Language
• Time format
• Current time
• Date format
• Date
• Four digit PIN code. All combinations except
0000 are permitted.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use Memo on page 4 to make a note of the
PIN code.
3.
Place the mower in the charging station as
requested in the display. The mower will now start
the guide calibration, by leaving the charging
station and following the guide wire to the point
where the guide wire is connected to the boundary
wire to begin mowing there. Check that the mower
can follow the guide wire all the way. If it cannot,
this may be due to an incorrectly installed guide
wire. In this case, check that the installation is
performed as described in chapter 3.6 Installation
of the guide wire on page 28.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.9 Test docking with the charging station
Before using the mower, check that it can follow the
guide wire all the way to the charging station and easily
docks with the charging station. Perform the test below.
1.
Open the control panel cover by pressing the
STOP button.
2.
Place the mower close to the point where the
guide wire is connected to the boundary wire.
Place the mower about 2 metres from the guide
wire, facing the guide wire.
3.
Select Home mode by pressing the house symbol
key and pressing OK when the cursor is at Home.
Press Start and close the cover.
4.
Check that the mower follows the guide wire all
the way to the charging station and that it docks
with the charging station. The test is approved
only if the mower is able to follow the guide wire
the entire distance to the charging station and
docks at the first attempt. If the mower is unable to
dock on the first attempt, it will automatically try
again. The installation is not approved if the
mower needs two or more attempts to dock with
the charging station. In this case, check that the
charging station, the boundary wire and the guide
wire are installed in accordance with the
instructions in Chapters 3.2, 3.4 and 3.6.
5.
The mower will stay in the charging station until
Auto or Man mode is selected. See 5.1 Operation
selection on page 39.
The guide system must first be calibrated if the above
test is to provide a satisfactory result. See 3.8 First
start-up and calibration on page 32.
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4. USE
4. Use
4.1 Charging a discharged battery
When Husqvarna Automower® is new or has been
stored for a long period the battery will not be charged
and needs to be charged before starting. Charging
takes approximately 80 to 100 minutes.
1.
Set the main switch to the 1 position.
2.
Place Automower® in the charging station. Open
the cover and slide the mower in as far as
possible to ensure proper contact between the
mower and the charging station.
3.
The display shows a message that charging is in
progress.
WARNING
Read the safety instructions before
you start your Automower®.
WARNING
Keep your hands and feet away from
the rotating blades. Never put your
hands or feet close to or under the
body when the motor is running.
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4. USE
4.2 Using the timer
The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the
best mowing result. Use the timer function (see
6.3 Timer (1) on page 43) to avoid a downtrodden
lawn and to get the maximum life from your
Automower®. When setting the timer, calculate that
Automower® mows around 30 m2 per hour and day.
For example; if the working area is 300 m2, the
mower must operate for 10 hours a day.
The factory setting for the timer is 07:00-23:00 and it
can operate every day of the week.This setting is
suitable for a working area of about 500 m2.
The Automower® has an inbuilt rest period of at least
8 hours a day. The rest period provides for instance a
good opportunity to water or play games on the lawn.
If the timer setting is divided into two work periods,
the rest period can be divided into a number of
periods. The maximum operating time can however
be a maximum of up to 16 hours.When in operation,
the mower alternates between mowing and charging.
Operation
Example 1
Charging/Standby
Work period 1: 07:00 - 23:00
Weekdays: All days
The factory setting ensures that the mower begins
cutting the lawn at 07.00. The mower is parked in the
charging station from 22.00 and rests until it starts
cutting again at 07.00
Example 2
Work period 1: 08:00 - 16:00
Work period 2: 20:00 - 23:00
Weekdays: All days
The mower will operate for the times specified in the
work period as the total operating time is 11 hours
and does not exceed the maximum of 16 hours.
Example 3
Work period 1: 20:00 - 06:00
Weekdays: Monday to Saturday
The mower will operate from Monday 00:01 to
Monday 06:00. It starts again on Monday 20:00 and
mows at night until 06:00. It continues to mow at night
until Saturday 23.59. It rests on Sunday and starts
again on Monday 00:01.
The above times are approximate. The times depend
for instance on grass quality, blade sharpness and
battery age.
Operation
Charging/Standby
If the size of the working area allows it, the quality of
the grass can be further improved if it is cut every other
day instead of a few hours every day. In addition, the
grass benefits from resting completely during at least a
three-day period once a month.
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4. USE
4.3 Starting
1.
Set the main switch to the 1 position.
2.
Press the STOP button to open the control panel
cover.
3.
Enter the PIN code.
The PIN code request can be disabled. For more
information about theft protection, see
6.5 Security (3).
4.
Push the Start button.
5.
Shut the cover within 10 seconds.
If the mower is parked in the charging station, it will
only leave the charging station when the battery is fully
charged and if the timer is set to allow the mower to
operate.
Before the blade disc starts, 5 beeps are heard for
2 seconds.
4.4 Stopping
1.
Press the STOP button.
Automower® stops, the blade motor stops and
the control panel cover opens.
Restart
1.
Push the Start button.
2.
Shut the cover within 10 seconds. Automower®
starts automatically.
4.5 Switching off
1.
Press the STOP button.
2.
Set the main switch to the 0 position.
Always switch Automower® off using the main switch
if it requires maintenance or if the mower must be
moved outside the working area.
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4. USE
4.6 Adjusting the cutting height
The cutting height can be varied from MIN (2 cm) to
MAX (5 cm).
During the first week after a new installation, the
cutting height must be set to MAX to avoid damaging
the loop wire. After this, the cutting height can be
lowered one step every week until the desired cutting
height has been reached.
1
2
3
4
5
If the grass is long it is appropriate to let Automower®
start mowing at the MAX cutting height. Once the
grass is shorter, you can gradually lower the cutting
height.
To adjust the cutting height:
1.
Press the STOP button to stop the mower and
open the cover.
2.
Turn the height adjustment knob to the required
position. The selected position is indicated by the
orange column that can be seen by the knob
through the window.
• Turn anti-clockwise to raise the cutting height.
• Turn clockwise to lower the cutting height.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5. Control panel
All forms of commands and settings for Husqvarna
Automower® are made via the control panel. All
functions are accessed via a number of menus.
The control panel consists of a display and a keypad.
All information is shown on the display and all input is
done using the buttons.
When the stop button has been pressed and the
cover is opened, the operation window appears to
display the clock, selected operating mode, number
of mowing hours, battery status and timer setting.
•
The clock shows the current time.
•
Date shows the current day.
•
The number of operating hours indicates the
number of hours since the day of manufacture
that Automower® has been in operation. The time
that Automower® has spent mowing or looking
for the charging station is counted as operating
time.
•
The texts AUTO, MAN or HOME show which
mode of operation is selected.
The battery status shows the remaining battery
charge.
•
The clock icon indicates when the timer settings
are set. The clock icon is black when the mower
is not allowed to mow due to a timer setting and it
is white when the mower is allowed to cut.
•
The MENU text illustrates that the main menu
can be reached by pressing the multi-choice
button that is located under the text.
The keypad consists of four groups of buttons:
operation selection button, multi-choice buttons,
numbers and start button.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5.1 Operation selection
The operation selection button is symbolised by a
house. When the button has been pressed, the
selected operation mode is shown in the display. By
consecutively pressing the button many times, one can
choose between three different operation modes.
1.
HOME:
Sends the mower to the charging station. It
remains here until another operation mode is
selected. The text Home is shown in the operation
window. When the battery is fully charged, the
mower will remain parked in the charging station.
The Home setting is also used after a new
installation or changes are made to an existing
installation to test if the mower can follow the guide
wire and dock with the charging station. See
3.9 Test docking with the charging station
on page 33.
2.
AUTO:
The standard, automatic operation mode where
Automower® mows and charges automatically.
3.
MAN:
When cutting secondary areas (see
3.4 Installation of the boundary wire on page 21)
the MAN setting must be used.
If MAN is selected and the mower is started when
it is out on the lawn, it will mow until the battery
runs out. It will then stop and the 'Needs manual
charging' message will appear. The mower must
then be moved manually to the charging station
and then started manually after charging.
If the mower charges in the MAN mode, it will fully
charge, move about 20 cm out of the charging
station and then stop. This indicates that it is
charged and ready to start mowing.
If the main working area has to be cut after
charging, it is appropriate to switch the operation
mode to Auto before placing the mower in the
charging station.
5.2 Multi-choice buttons
The three multi-choice buttons offer various functions,
among others depending on where in the menu
structure you are. The button function is shown at the
very bottom of the display.
Example: If you are in the main menu, the left button
can be used to go back, the middle button confirms
any selections and the right button helps you to scroll
the menu.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5.3 Numbers
The number keys are used for instance to enter the
PIN code or time settings.
The number keys can also be used to enter a number
series for shortcuts to the various menus. For more
information on number series, see 6.1 Main menu on
page 41.
5.4 Main switch
Set the main switch in the 1 position to start
Automower®.
Set the main switch in the 0 position when the mower
is not in use or work is being carried out on the blade
disc.
When the main switch is set in the 0 position the
motors on the mower cannot start.
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6. Menu functions
6.1 Main menu
The main menu consists of four options:
•
Timer (1)
•
Installation (2)
•
Security (3)
•
Settings (4)
There are a number of submenus under each option.
You can access all the functions to set Automower®
settings via these.
Browse between menus
Browse the main menu and submenus using the
multi-choice buttons. Enter values and times using the
number keys and confirm each selection with the
multi-choice button marked OK. Press the multi-choice
button with the return arrow to go up a step in the
menu or keep the Home button pressed in for 2
seconds to go directly back to the main menu.
Number series
A number series can be used as a shortcut to a
certain function.
The first number in the series refers to the selection
in the main menu. The second number refers to the
first sub-menu, etc.
For example: Press 2 followed by 1 in the main menu
to show the submenu Guide width.
IThe headings on the following pages include
respective number series within brackets.
Submenus
Certain submenus contain options that are ticked off
to the left. This means that these options are
selected.
In some of the submenus there is information to the
right of specific rows. This information indicates
which selection has been made for the function.
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Work
period 1
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Work
period 2
Guide
width
Medium
Proportion
Often
Test
out
Always
Distance
Test
in
Test
settings
Installation
Remote
start
Medium Wide
Rarely
Reset
timer
Narrow
Never
Work
days
Timer
Drive past
wire
Low
Change
PIN code
New loop
signal
Medium High
Security
level
Security
Set
time
Set
date
Time & Date
Time
format
Language
Settings
Date
format
Return to
customer
settings
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.2 Menu structure
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.3 Timer (1)
The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best
mowing result. Consequently, it is important to limit the
operating time using the timer function if the working
area is less than the mower's working capacity. When
Automower® is allowed to mow too much, the lawn
may appear flattened. Besides, the mower is subjected
to unnecessary wear.
The timer function is also an ideal means to control
during which periods Automower® should not mow, for
example, when the children are playing in the garden.
The factory setting is 07:00 - 23:00 and it allows
mowing every day of the week. This is normally a
suitable setting for a 500 m2 working area.
When setting the timer, calculate that the robot lawn
mower mows about 30 m2 per hour and day.
•
•
•
•
Work period 1
to set start and stop times for operating period 1.
Enter each required time in hours and minutes
and press OK to confirm the entered time.
Work period 2
to set start and stop times for operating period 2.
Enter each required time in hours and minutes
and press OK to confirm the entered time.
Work days
to select the days the mower must work.
Automower® will work during the days that are
ticked off.
Work period1
Timer
Installation
Security
Work period2
Work days
Reset timer
Settings
Reset timer
resets values to the factory settings.
To inactivate Work period 1 or Work period 2, enter the
time 00:00 - 00:00 to reset the timer to --:-- - --:--. .
A clock icon is displayed on the start page when the
timer settings are set. The clock icon is black when the
mower is not allowed to mow due to a timer setting and
it is white when the mower is allowed to cut.
The mower has an inbuilt rest period of at least 8 hours
a day. The mower is parked in the charging station
during this period. See 4.2 Using the timer on page 35.
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.4 Installation (2)
The following operating settings are available via this
selection in the main menu.
•
•
Guide width (2-1)
to select the distance from the guide wire the
mower is allowed to travel when it follows this to
and from the charging station.
Remote start (2-2)
to control the mower so that it can easier reach
remote parts of the garden.
•
Test settings (2-3)
to check the above settings.
•
Drive past wire (2-4)
to set the distance over the boundary wire that the
mower should drive.
Timer
Guide width
Installation
Remote start
Security
Test settings
Settings
Drive past wire
For examples of garden settings, see 7. Garden
example.
Guide width (2-1)
The guide width is a measure of how far from the
guide wire the mower is allowed to travel when it
follows this to and from the charging station. The area
beside the wire which the mower then uses is called
the Corridor.
Guide width
Automower® has a default setting for medium wide
corridors. To further reduce the risk of tracks forming,
it is recommended to select a wide corridor in working
areas where it is possible to do so.
Test settings
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always use as wide a guide width as
possible. The Narrow setting must only be
used when none of the other settings can be
used in the working area in question.
Wide (2-1-1)
In a wide corridor, Automower® mows at various
distances to the guide wire.
A garden that is open and free of narrow passages
should have a wide corridor to minimise the risk of
tracks forming.
Medium (2-1-2)
In a medium wide corridor, Automower® travels close
to and far away from the guide wire, but not as far
away from the guide wire as is the case when a wide
corridor is selected.
The medium corridor setting should be selected for a
garden with obstacles close to the guide wire and/or
passages that do not allow for a wide corridor.
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Narrow
Medium
Remote start
Wide
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Narrow (2-1-3)
With a narrow corridor, Automower® runs straight over
the guide wire.
The Narrow corridor setting is not normally
recommended, but in a garden with one or many
narrow passages, a narrow corridor may be the only
option. The Narrow corridor setting increases the risk
for tracks forming along the guide wire.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The distance the mower maintains from the
guide wire varies depending on the layout of
the working area. Use the Test IN (2-3-1)
function to ensure that the wide corridor
setting can be used in the garden in question.
Remote start (2-2)
One important function with the guide wire is the
capacity to steer the mower to remote garden areas
when required.This function is very useful in gardens
where, for instance, the front and back are joined by a
narrow passage.
With this function activated, (any option other than
Never is selected) the mower will at times follow the
guide wire from the charging station to the remote
area and begin cutting there.
•
Proportion (2-2-1)
How often the mower must follow the guide wire
from the charging station is selected as a
proportion of the total number of times it leaves
the charging station. At all other times, the
mower leaves the charging station in the
standard manner and starts to cut.
Never
Proportion
Rarely
Distance
Average
Often
Always
The following five options can be selected;
- Never (0 %)
- Rarely (approx. 20 %)
- Average (approx. 50 %)
- Often (approx. 80 %)
- Always (100 %)
Select the percentage that corresponds to size of
the remote area relative to the total working area.
If the remote area is for instance less than half of
the total working area, then Rarely must be
selected. If the remote area is for instance half of
the total working area, Average must be selected.
Compare with the examples in 7. Garden example
on page 50.
The default setting is Rarely.
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
•
Distance (2-2-2)
Enter the distance in metres from the charging
station along the guide wire to the remote area
where the mower begins mowing.
Tip! Use the Test OUT (2-3-2) function to
determine how far it is to the remote area. The
distance, stated in metres, will be shown in the
mower display.
Test settings (2-3)
In the Test settings menu, it is possible to test settings
for Remote start (2-2) and that the selected guide
width works for the garden in question.
Corridor width
Remote start
Test in
Test IN (2-3-1)
The Test IN (2-3-1) function allows you to test how
well the Automower® docks with the charging station.
Test IN (2-3-1) can only be performed after Test OUT
(2-3-2) has been performed.
Selecting this function causes the mower to travel
directly along the guide wire towards the charging
station and docks with it. The test is approved only if
the mower is able to dock with the charging station at
the first attempt. If the mower is unable to dock on the
first attempt, it will automatically try again. The
installation is not approved if the mower needs two or
more attempts to dock with the charging station.
Test OUT (2-3-2)
The Test OUT (2-3-2) function is used to test exit
settings and to calculate the distance from the
charging station to a remote area.
To test the settings for Remote start (2-2):
Park Automower® in the charging station and select
Test OUT (2-3-2). The mower will then leave the
charging station straight away along the guide wire
and begin mowing after the designated distance.
If there is a passage that the mower cannot get
through, the settings in Guide width (2-1) ought to be
changed from Wide to Medium. If required, the setting
can also be changed to Narrow. The Narrow guide
width setting should only be used if none of the other
settings work for this installation. When the Test OUT
function is activated, the mower travels the farthest
distance from the wire allowed by the selected guide
width.
The figure here shows how the Automower® travels
through a passage when Guide width is set to Medium
and not to Wide.
To find out the distance from the charging station to a
remote area:
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Test settings
Test out
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
State a distance that easily exceeds the true distance.
The maximum distance that can be stated is
500 metres. Place Automower® in the charging station
and select Test OUT (2-3-2). The mower will
immediately leave the charging station. The distance
will be shown on the display, stated in metres, as the
mower runs. Stop the mower at the required position
and note the distance. Enter the number of metres
shown in Distance for the area in question.
Drive past wire (2-4)
The front of the mower always passes the boundary
wire by a specific distance before the mower turns. The
default distance is 25 cm, but this can be changed if
required.The minimum value is 25 cm and the
maximum value is 30 cm.
Now specify the number of centimetres you want the
mower to pass the boundary wire and press OK.
6.5 Security (3)
Through this selection, settings relating to security
and the connection between the mower and the
charging station can be made.
Timer
Installation
Change PIN code
Change PIN code (3-1)
Security
Enter the new PIN code and press OK. Enter the
same code again and confirm by pressing OK. When
the PIN code is changed, a message stating that the
PIN code has been changed appears in the display
momentarily.
Security level
Settings
New loop signal
Make a note of the new PIN code on the designated
line in Memo on page 4.
Security levels (3-2)
There are three security levels to choose from: low,
medium and high. Low and medium security prohibits
access to Automower® if the PIN code is unknown.
High security also includes a warning that sounds if
the correct PIN code is not entered after a designated
time period.
Chainge PIN code
Low
Security level
Medium
New loop signal
High
Function
Low
Medium
High
Time lock
X
X
X
X
X
PIN request
Alarm
X
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We recommend using the High security level
at all times.
Time lock
This function entails that Automower® cannot be
started after 30 days without first entering the correct
PIN code. When the 30 days has passed Automower®
will continue to mow as normal, but the Enter PIN code
message appears when the cover is opened. Enter
your code again and press OK.
PIN request
This function means that the mower requests a
PIN code when the main switch is set to 1 and each
time the cover is opened. The correct PIN code must
be entered to use the mower.
If the wrong PIN code is entered 5 times in succession
the mower is blocked for a time. The blockage time is
extended for every new incorrect attempt.
Alarm
This function means that an alarm sounds if the PIN
code is not entered within 10 seconds after the STOP
button has been pressed or the mower has been lifted
up for any reason. A ticking noise indicates that the
PIN code must be entered to prevent triggering the
alarm. The alarm can be turned off at any time by
entering the correct PIN code.
New loop signal (3-3)
The loop signal is randomly selected to create a
unique link between the mower and the charging
station. In rare cases, there may be a need to
generate a new signal, for instance if two adjacent
installations have a very similar signal.
•
Park the mower in the charging station.
•
Select New loop signal in the menu and
press OK.
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Change PIN code
Security levels
New loop signal
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.6 Settings (4)
The following operating settings are available via this
selection in the main menu.
•
•
•
Time & Date (4-1)
to set the current time and date, and the required
time and date format.
Language (4-2)
to select which language is to be used in the
menus.
Timer
Installation
Time & Date
Security
Language
Settings
Reset customer
setting
Reset customer settings (4-3)
to reset the mower to the settings it had when it
left the factory.
Time & Date (4-1)
•
This function allows you to set current time and
required time format in Automower®.
•
Time (4-2-1)
Enter the correct time and press OK to exit.
Time & Date
•
Time format (4-2-2)
Place the cursor at the required time format:
12h24h Press OK to exit.
Language
•
Date (4-3-1)
Enter correct date and press OK to exit.
•
Date format (4-3-2)
Place the cursor at the required date:
YYYY-MM-DD (year-month-day)
MM-DD-YYYY (month-day-year)
DD-MM-YYYY (day-month-year).
Press OK to exit.
Time
Time format
Date
Reset customer
setting
Date format
Language (4-2)
Set language with this function.
To select language: Place the cursor at Language
and press OK. Place the cursor at the required
language and press OK.
Time & Date
Language
Reset customer
setting
Reset customer setting (4-3)
This function allows you to reset Automower® to the
default settings it had when it left the factory.
•
Select Reset customer settings in the menu and
press OK. Enter the correct PIN code and
press OK.
Time & Date
Language
Reset customer
setting
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLE
7. Garden example
- Proposed installation and
settings
The mower's behaviour is controlled to a certain extent
by what settings are made. Adapting the mower’s
garden settings according to the shape of the garden
makes it easier for the mower to frequently reach all
parts of the garden and in doing so achieve a perfect
mowing result.
Different gardens require different settings. The
following pages outline a number of examples of
gardens with installation and setting proposals.
There are more garden examples on
www.automower.com.
For more detailed information about the various
settings, see chapter 6. Menu functions.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The default setting for the robotic lawn
mower has been chosen to work in as many
different gardens as possible. The settings
only need to be adjusted when special
installation conditions exist.
Proposals for installation and settings
Area
150m2. Open and level area.
Timer
07:00-17:00
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday
Proportion
Never
Guide width
Wide
Remarks
The timer should be used to prevent
the grass looking trampled since the
area is less than the maximum
capacity of the mower.
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLE
Proposals for installation and settings
Area
500m2. Open area.
Timer
07:00-23:00 (factory setting)
Monday-Sunday
Proportion
Never
Guide width
Wide
Remarks
Open area without difficult
obstacles.
Area
500m2. A number of islands and a
25% slope.
Timer
07:00-23:00 (factory setting)
Monday-Sunday
Proportion
Rarely (factory setting)
Guide width
Medium
Remarks
Place the charging station in the
lower part of the working area. Lay
the guide wire at an angle over the
steep slope.
Area
200m2. L-shaped garden with
charging station installed in the
narrow area. Contains a couple of
islands.
Timer
07:00-23:00
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday
Proportion
Often
3 m/10ft
Guide width
Medium
Remarks
As most of the working area can
easily be reached by the mower
following the guide wire out from the
charging station, select Proportion:
Often.
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLE
Proposals for installation and settings
Area
250m2. U-shaped garden linked with
a narrow passage.
Timer
07:00 - 23:00
Monday - Friday
Proportion
Medium
Guide width
Medium
1.5 m
Remarks
The guide wire must be placed
along the narrow passage to ensure
the mower can with ease locate the
charging station from the left hand
side of the working area. As the left
hand area is nearly half of the total
area, select Proportion: Medium.
Area
150m2. Unsymmetrical working area
with a narrow passage and a
number of islands.
Timer
07:00-17:00 Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday
Proportion
Rarely (factory setting)
Guide width
Medium
Remarks
The guide wire must be placed
along the narrow passage to ensure
the mower can with ease locate the
charging station from the right hand
side of the working area. As the right
hand area is a small fraction of the
total area, select Proportion: Rarely.
Area
200 m2 + 50 m2 in a secondary area.
Timer
07:00-18:00 Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
Proportion
Never
Guide width
Wide
Remarks
The secondary area is cut using the
MAN mode on Wednesday and
Saturday.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8. Maintenance
Check and clean Husqvarna Automower® regularly
and replace worn parts if necessary to improve
operating reliability and to ensure a longer service life.
See 8.4 Cleaning on page 55.
When Automower® is first used, the blade disc and
blades should be inspected once a week. If the amount
of wear during this period has been low, the inspection
interval can be increased.
It is important that the blade disc rotates easily. The
edges of the blades should not be damaged. The
product life of the blades varies immensely and
depends for instance on:
•
Operating time and size of the working area.
•
Type of grass.
•
Type of soil.
•
The presence of objects such as cones, windfalls,
toys, tools, stones, roots and the like.
The normal life is 1 to 3 months when used in areas
more than 300 m2 in size and longer for smaller areas.
See 8.7 Blades on page 56 on how to replace the
blades.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Working with dull blades gives a poorer
mowing result. The edges of the grass are
not cut clean and more energy is needed
resulting in Automower® not mowing such a
large area.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8.1 Winter storage
Automower®
Automower® must be cleaned carefully before putting
it away for the winter, see 8.4 Cleaning on page 55.
Charge the battery fully before winter storage. Then
set the main switch to 0.
Inspection of wear components such as mower
blades and bearings in the rear wheel. Rectify if
necessary to make sure the mower is in good
condition prior to next season.
Store the mower upright in a dry area free from frost,
preferably in the mower's original packaging.
Charging station
Store the charging station and transformer indoors.
The boundary wire and the guide wire can be left in
the ground. The ends of the wires should be
protected from damp by putting them in a container
with grease for instance.
8.2 Service
Leave your Automower® to a dealer for service prior
to winter storage. This is essential in order to keep
the mower in a good condition.
•
Service usually includes the following:
•
Thorough cleaning of the body, the chassis, the
blade disc and all other moving parts.
•
Testing of the mower’s function and components.
•
Checking and if required replacement of wear
items such as blades and bearings.
•
Testing of the mower’s battery capacity as well as
a recommendation of change if necessary.
•
If necessary the dealer can also load Automower®
with new software, possibly including newly added
features.
8.3 After winter storage
During a service the dealer can clean the mower
thoroughly, test its function and components as well as
replace wear parts if necessary. If the charging or
contact strips appear to be burnt, clean them using fine
grade emery cloth. Check that the mower’s time and
date are correct.
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8.4 Cleaning
It is important to keep Automower® clean. A mower
with large amounts of grass stuck to it will not cope as
well with slopes. It is recommended to clean using a
brush and a spray with water
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean Automower®. Solvent
must never be used when cleaning.
Underframe and blade disc
1.
Set the main switch to the 0 position.
2.
Wear protective gloves.
3.
Lift Automower® onto its side.
4.
Clean the blade disc and underframe using,
e.g. a dish-brush.
At the same time, check that the blade disc
rotates freely in relation to the foot protection
cover.
If long blades of grass or other objects find their
way in, these may impede the blade disc. Even a
slight braking effect leads to a higher
consumption of energy and longer mowing
times, and at the worst will prevent the mower
from being able to mow a large lawn. The blade
disk must be removed to carry out a more
thorough cleaning. If necessary, contact your
dealer.
Chassis
Clean the underside of the chassis. Brush or wipe
with a damp cloth.
Wheels
Clean around the front wheels and rear wheel as well
as the rear wheel support unit.
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8. MAINTENANCE
Body
Use a damp, soft sponge or cloth to clean the body.
If the body is very dirty it may be necessary to use
a soap solution or washing-up liquid.
Charging station
Clean the charging station regularly from grass,
leaves, twigs and other objects that may impede
docking.
8.5 Transport and removal
Secure the machine during transport. It is important
that Automower® does not move when it is being
transported, for instance, between lawns.
8.6 In the case of thunderstorms
To reduce the risk of damage to components in the
Automower®, we recommend that all connections to
the charging station are disconnected (power supply,
boundary wire and guide wire) if there is a risk of a
thunderstorm.
8.7 Blades
WARNING
Always use originalblades and
screws when replacing.
Only replacing the blades and
reusing the screw can result in the
screw wearing during mowing and
shearing off. The blades can then be
thrown out and cause serious injury.
There are three blades on Automower®, which are
screwed into the blade disc. All three blades and
screws must be replaced at the same time to obtain a
balanced mowing system.
There are several different types of mower blades to
choose from as accessories, with different features.
Use Husqvarna AB approved blades only. Please
contact your dealer for more information.
To replace the blades:
1.
Set the main switch to the 0 position.
2.
Wear protective gloves.
3.
Turn Automower® upside down.
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4.
Remove the screw. Use a straight slot or
cross-tip screwdriver.
5.
Remove the blade and the screw.
6.
Screw on the new blade and the new screw.
8.8 Battery
The battery is maintenance-free, but has a limited life
span of 2-4 years.
Battery life is dependent on the length of the season
and how many hours per day the Automower® is used.
A long season or many hours of use per day means
that the battery must be replaced more regularly.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Fully charge the battery at the end of the season
before winter storage.
Replacing the battery
If the operating times for the mower are shorter than
normal between charges, this indicates that the battery
is getting old and eventually needs replacing. The
battery is fine as long as the mower maintains a
well-cut lawn.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use Husqvarna's original battery only.
Compatibility with other batteries cannot be
guaranteed.
1.
Set the main switch to position 0.
2.
Turn the mower upside down.
3.
Clean around the battery cover.
4.
Unscrew the four screws to the battery cover
(Torx 20) and remove the battery cover.
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8. MAINTENANCE
5.
Pull out the battery by pulling on the strap.
6.
Set the main switch to position 0.
7.
Turn the mower upside down.
8.
Fit a new Husqvarna original battery. NOTE!
Press on the contact strip to fit the battery in
place
9.
Fit the battery cover. The sealing strip is
reusable and does not have to be replaced.
10. Screw in place the four screws for the battery
cover (Torx 20).
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9. TROUBLE SHOOTING
9. Trouble shooting
In this chapter, we have listed a number of messages which may be shown in the display if there is a
malfunction. There is a proposal as to the cause and steps to take for each message.
This chapter also presents some symptoms that can guide you if the mower does not work as expected.
More suggestions for steps to take in the event of malfunction or symptoms can be found on
www.automower.com.
9.1 Messages
Below we have listed a number of messages which may be shown in the display of the Husqvarna
Automower®. If the same message appears often: contact your dealer.
Message
Cause
Action
Left wheel motor
blocked
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Check the drive wheel and remove
the grass or other object.
Right wheel motor
blocked
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Check the drive wheel and remove
the grass or other object.
Blade disc blocked
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the blade disc.
Check the blade disc and remove the
grass or other object.
The blade disc lies in a pool of water.
Move the mower and if possible
prevent the collection of water in the
working area.
The transformer is not connected.
Check the wall socket connection and
whether the miniature circuit-breaker
has tripped. Check that the low
voltage cable is connected to the
charging station.
The boundary wire is not connected
to the charging station.
Check that the boundary wire
connector is fitted properly to the
charging station. See 3.5 Connecting
the boundary wire on page 27.
Boundary wire broken.
Find out where the break is. Replace
the damaged section of the loop with
a new loop wire and splice using an
original coupler.
The boundary wire is laid in the wrong
direction around an island.
Check that the boundary wire has
been laid according to the instructions
in chapter 3 Installation.
The connection between Automower®
and the charging station has been
lost.
Park Automower® in the charging
station and generate a new loop
signal via Security -> New loop signal
(3-3).
Disturbances from metal objects
(fences, reinforcement steel) or
buried cables close by.
Try moving the boundary wire.
No loop signal
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Message
Cause
Action
Trapped
Automower® has got caught in
something.
Free Automower® and rectify the
reason for it getting trapped.
Automower® gets stuck behind a
number of obstacles.
Check if there are any obstacles
which make it hard for Automower® to
move on from this place.
The boundary wire connections to the
charging station are crossed.
Check that the boundary wire is
connected correctly.
The boundary wire is too close to the
edge of the working area.
Check that the boundary wire has
been laid according to the instructions
in chapter 3. Installation.
The working area slopes too much.
Check that the boundary wire has
been laid according to the instructions
in chapter 3. Installation.
The boundary wire has been routed
the wrong way around an island.
Check that the boundary wire has
been laid according to the instructions
in chapter 3. Installation.
Disturbances from metal objects
(fences, reinforcement steel) or
buried cables close by.
Try moving the boundary wire.
The mower finds it hard to distinguish
the signal from an Automower®
installation close by.
Park A in the charging station and
generate a new loop signal via
Security -> New loop signal (3-3).
Automower® cannot find the charging
station.
Check that the charging station and
the guide wire are installed as
outlined in 3. Installation on page 15.
The guide wire is broken or not
connected.
Check that the indicator lamp in the
charging station flashes yellow. See
the solution in 9.2 Indicator lamp in
the charging station on page 62.
The battery is spent.
Replace the battery. See 8.8 Battery
on page 57.
The charging station's antenna is
defective.
Check if the indicator lamp in the
charging station flashes red. See the
solution in 9.2 Indicator lamp in the
charging station on page 62.
Wrong PIN code has been entered.
Five attempts are permitted, and the
keypad is then blocked for five
minutes.
Enter the correct PIN code. Contact
the local dealer if you forget the PIN
code.
Outside working area
Low battery voltage
Wrong PIN code
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Message
Cause
Action
No drive
Automower® has got caught in
something.
Free the mower and rectify the
reason for the lack of drive. If it is due
to wet grass, wait until the lawn has
dried before using the mower.
The working area includes a steep
slope.
Maximum guaranteed slope is 25%.
Steeper slopes should be isolated.
See 3.4 Installation of the boundary
wire on page 21.
The guide wire is not laid at an angle
on a slope.
If the guide wire is laid on a slope, it
must be laid at an angle across the
slope. See 3.6 Installation of the
guide wire on page 28.
The contact between the charging
strips and contact strips may be poor
and Automower® has made a number
of charging attempts.
Place Automower® in the charging
station and check that the charging
strips and contact strips make good
contact.
An object is obstructing Automower®.
Remove the object.
Stuck in charging
station
There is an object in the way of
Automower® preventing it from
leaving the charging station.
Remove the object.
Upside down
Automower® leans too much or has
turned over.
Turn the mower the right way up.
Needs manual
charging
Automower® is set in MAN operating
mode.
Park the mower in the charging
station. This behaviour is normal;
no action required.
Next start hh:mm
The timer setting prevents the mower
from operating.
Change the timer settings. See
6.3 Timer (1) on page 43.
The rest period is in progress. The
mower has to be in the charging
station for at least 8 hours a day.
This behaviour is normal and no
action is required.
Charging station
blocked
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9. TROUBLE SHOOTING
9.2 Indicator lamp in the charging station
For a fully functional installation, the indicator lamp in the charging station must emit a solid green light. If
something else appears, follow the troubleshooting guide below.
There is more troubleshooting help on www.automower.com. If you still need help with troubleshooting,
please contact the local dealer.
Light
Cause
Action
Solid green light
Everything in order
No action required
Blue flashing light
The boundary loop is not connected
to the charging station
Check that the boundary wire
connector is fitted properly to the
charging station. See 3.5 Connecting
the boundary wire on page 27.
Break in the boundary loop
Find out where the break is. Replace
the damaged section of the loop with
a new loop wire and splice using an
original coupler.
The guide wire is not connected to
the charging station
Check that the guide wire connector
is properly connected to the charging
station. See 3.6 Installation of the
guide wire on page 28.
Break in the guide wire
Find out where the break is. Replace
the damaged section of the loop with
a new loop wire and splice using an
original coupler.
Red flashing light
Interruption in the charging station's
antenna
Contact the local dealer.
Blue solid light
Weak signal as the boundary wire is
too long. Max length is 250 metres.
No steps have to be taken if the
mower operates as expected.
Yellow flashing light
Shorten the boundary wire by
reducing the working area or
replacing islands with barriers the
mower can collide with.
Red solid light
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Weak signal due to damaged
boundary wire
Since it is difficult to locate where the
wire is damaged it is recommended
to lay a new boundary wire for the
entire working area.
Defective circuit card in the charging
station
Contact the local dealer.
9. TROUBLE SHOOTING
9.3 Symptom
If your Automower® does not work as expected, follow the troubleshooting guide below.
There is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on www.automower.com which provides more detailed
answers to a number of standard questions. It you still cannot find the reason for the fault, contact the local
dealer.
Symptom
Cause
Action
The robotic lawn
mower has difficulty
docking with the
charging station
The boundary wire is not laid in a long
straight line that is far enough out
from the charging station.
Check that the charging station has
been installed according to the
instructions in 3.2 Installation of the
charging station on page 16.
The guide wire is not inserted in the
slot at the bottom of the charging
station.
It is absolutely critical for operation
that the guide wire is perfectly straight
and is in the correct position under
the charging station. Therefore make
sure that the guide wire is always in
its slot in the charging station. See
3.6 Installation of the guide wire.
The charging station is on a slope
Place the charging station on a
surface that is entirely level. See
3.2 Installation of the charging station
on page 16.
Automower® works too few hours per
day.
Increase the mowing time, see
6.3 Timer (1) on page 43.
The proportion setting is incorrect in
relation to the layout of the working
area
Check that the correct Proportion
value is selected. See 6.4 Installation
(2) on page 44.
Working area too large.
Try limiting the working area or
extending the working time, see
6.3 Timer (1) on page 43.
Dull blades.
Replace all the blades and screws so
that the rotating parts are balanced.
See 8.7 Blades on page 56.
Long grass in relation to the set
cutting height.
Increase the cutting height and then
successively lower.
Accumulation of grass by the blade
disc or around the motor shaft.
Check that the blade disc rotates
freely and easily. If not, screw off the
blade disc and remove grass and
foreign objects. See 8.4 Cleaning.
The clock on Automower® needs to
be set.
Set the clock, see 6.6 Settings (4) on
page 49.
The start and stop times for mowing
are incorrect.
Reset the start time and stop time
settings for mowing, see 6.3 Timer (1)
on page 43.
Uneven mowing
results
Automower® runs at
the wrong time
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Symptom
Cause
Action
Automower® vibrerar
Damaged blades lead to imbalance in
the cutting system.
Inspect the blades and screws and
replace them if necessary. See
8.7 Blades on page 56.
Many blades in the same position
lead to imbalance in the cutting
system.
Check that only one blade is fitted at
each screw.
Automower® moves
but the blade disc
does not rotate
Automower® is looking for the
charging station.
No action. The blade disc does not
rotate when the mower is searching
for the charging station.
The mower mows for
shorter periods than
usual between
charges
Grass or other foreign object blocks
the blade disc.
Remove and clean the blade disc.
See 8.4 Cleaning on page 55.
Both the mowing and
charging times are
shorter than usual
The battery is spent.
Replace the battery. See 8.8 Battery
on page 57.
This behaviour is normal at low
temperatures (gradual increase
below 15 ˚C).
No action.
The mower is parked
for hours in the
charging station.
The mower must stand for at least
8 hours a day in the charging station
so that the battery can rest. See
4.2 Using the timer on page 35.
No action.
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9.4 Finding breaks in the loop wire
Breaks in the loop wire are usually the result of
unconscious physical damage to the cable such as
when gardening with a shovel. In countries with ground
frost, even sharp stones that move in the ground can
damage the wire. Breaks can also be due to high
tension in the wire during installation.
Mowing the grass too low right after the installation can
damage cable insulation. Certain damage to the
insulation may not cause disruptions until several
weeks or months later. To avoid this, always select the
maximum cutting height the first weeks after
installation and then lower the height one step at a time
every second week until the desired cutting height has
been reached.
A defective splicing of the loop cable can also lead to
disruptions first several weeks after the splice was
formed. A faulty splice can, for example, be the result
of the original coupler not being pressed together hard
enough with a pair of pliers, or a coupler of lower
quality than original coupler has been used. Please
first check all known splices before further
troubleshooting is done.
A wire break can be located by gradually halving the
distance of the loop where the break may have
occurred until there is only a very short section of the
wire left.
1.
Make sure the indicator lamp in the charging
station flashes blue, which indicates a break in
the boundary loop. See 9.2 Indicator lamp in the
charging station on page 62.
2.
Check that the boundary wire connections to the
charging station are properly connected and not
damaged. Check that the indicator lamp in the
charging station is still flashing blue.
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9. TROUBLE SHOOTING
3.
Connect the charging station to the power
supply. Switch the connections between the
guide wire and the boundary wire in the charging
station.
a) Switch connection A1 and Guide.
If the indicator lamp flashes yellow, then the
break is somewhere on the boundary wire
between A1 and the point where the guide wire
is connected to the boundary wire (thick black
line in the illustration).
Guide
b) Put A1 and Guide back in their original
positions. Then switch A2 and Guide.
If the indicator lamp flashes yellow, then the
break is somewhere on the boundary wire
between A2 and the point where the guide wire
is connected to the boundary wire (thick black
line in the illustration).
Guide
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4.
a) Assume that the indicator lamp blinked yellow
in test a) above. Reset all connections to their
original positions. Then disconnect A2. Connect
a new loop wire to A2.Connect the other end of
this new loop wire somewhere at the centre of
the installation.
If the indicator lamp is green or flashing yellow,
then the break is somewhere in the wire between
the disconnected end to the point where the new
wire is connected (thick black line in the
illustration below).
In that case, move the connection for the new
wire closer to the disconnected end (roughly at
the middle of the suspected wire section) and
check again if the indicator lamp is green or
flashes yellow.
Continue until only a very short section of the
wire remains which is the difference between a
flashing blue light and a solid green light.
b) If the indicator lamp flashed yellow in test 3b)
above, a similar test is carried out but with the
new loop wire connected to A1 instead.
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5.
When the break is found, the damaged section
must be replaced with a new wire. The damaged
section can be cut out if it is possible to shorten
the boundary wire. Always use original couplers.
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10. TECHNICAL DATA
10. Technical data
Data
Automower® 305
Dimensions
Length
55 cm
Width
39 cm
Height
25 cm
Weight
7 kg
Electrical system
Battery
Specialised Lithium-Ion battery, 18 V/1.6 Ah
Transformer
230V / 24V
Mean energy consumption at maximum use
9 kWh/month with a working area of 500 m2
Noise emissions
Measured noise level
64 dB(A)
Guaranteed noise level
66 dB(A)
Mowing
Mowing system
Three, pivoted cutting knife blades
Blade motor speed
2900 rpm
Power consumption during cutting
20 W +/- 20 %
Cutting height
2-5 cm
Cutting width
17 cm
Working capacity
500 m2 +/- 20%
Husqvarna AB does not guarantee full compatibility between the Automower® and other types of wireless
systems such as remote controls, radio transmitters, hearing loops, buried electric animal fencing or
similar.
11. Environmental information
The symbol on Husqvarna Automower® or its
packaging indicates that this product may not be
treated as household waste. It should instead be left
at a suitable recycling centre to recycle its electronic
components and batteries. Contact your dealer for a
disassembly of the batteries.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potential negative consequences for
the environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local council office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
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12. EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
12. EU declaration of conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (only applies to Europe)
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, hereby declares that robotic lawnmower
Husqvarna Automower® 305 from 2012's serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated in
plain text on the rating plate with subsequent serial number), complies with the requirements of the
COUNCIL'S DIRECTIVE:
•
Directive “relating to machinery” 2006/42/EC.
•
Directive “relating to electromagnetic compatibility” 2004/108/EC and applicable supplements.
The following standards have been applied:
- EN 61000-6-3 (emission)
- EN 61000-6-2 and EN 61000-6-1 (immunity)
Huskvarna, October 1, 2011
Christer Gustavsson, Development Manager robotic lawnmowers
(Authorized representative for Husqvarna AB and responsible for technical documentation)
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AUTOMOWER® is a trademark owned by Husqvarna AB. Copyright © 2012 HUSQVARNA. All rights reserved.
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