Gardena R38Li, R80Li, R70Li, R50Li, R40Li, R45Li Installation guide

Gardena R38Li, R80Li, R70Li, R50Li, R40Li, R45Li Installation guide
INSTALLATION MANUAL
GARDENA ROBOTIC LAWNMOWER
R38Li, R40Li, R45Li,
R50Li, R70Li, R80Li
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction and safety ................................................... 5
Introduction ........................................................................ 5
Symbols on the product ..................................................... 6
Symbols in the Operator’s Manual ................................... 7
Safety Instructions ............................................................ 8
Presentation ................................................................... 11
What is what? ................................................................. 12
Package Contents ........................................................... 13
Function ........................................................................... 14
Search method ................................................................ 16
Installation ...................................................................... 17
Preparations .................................................................... 17
Installation of the charging station .................................. 18
Charging the battery ........................................................ 22
Installation of the boundary wire ...................................... 23
Connecting the boundary wire ........................................ 29
Installation of the guide wire ........................................... 30
Checking the loop ........................................................... 34
First start-up and calibration ............................................ 34
Test docking with the charging station ............................ 35
Use ................................................................................. 36
Charging a flat battery .................................................... 36
Using the timer ............................................................... 37
Starting ............................................................................ 38
Stopping .......................................................................... 38
Switching off .................................................................... 39
Adjusting the cutting height ............................................ 39
Control panel ................................................................ 40
Operation selection ........................................................ 41
Multi-choice buttons ........................................................ 42
Numbers ......................................................................... 42
Main switch ..................................................................... 42
Menu functions ............................................................. 43
Main menu ...................................................................... 43
Menu structure ................................................................. 44
Timer ............................................................................... 46
Installation, R70Li, R80Li ................................................ 49
Security ............................................................................ 53
Settings ........................................................................... 55
Garden examples .......................................................... 59
Maintenance .................................................................. 63
Winter storage ................................................................ 64
After winter storage ......................................................... 64
Cleaning ......................................................................... 65
Transport and removal .................................................... 66
In the event of a thunderstorm ........................................ 66
Replacing the blades ...................................................... 67
Replacing the battery ...................................................... 67
Troubleshooting ........................................................... 69
Messages ....................................................................... 69
Indicator lamp in the charging station .............................. 72
Symptoms ....................................................................... 73
Finding breaks in the loop wire ........................................ 75
Technical Data .............................................................. 79
Guarantee terms ............................................................ 81
Environmental information ........................................... 82
EU Declaration of Conformity ...................................... 83
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MEMO
Serial number:
PIN code:
Product registration key:
The Product Registration Key is a valuable document and must be stored in a safe place. This key is
necessary for example to register the product on GARDENA's website or to unlock the robotic lawnmower
in the event of a lost PIN code. The product registration key is provided in a separate document in the
product packaging.
If the robotic lawnmower is stolen, it is important to notify GARDENA of this. Contact GARDENA Central
Service and provide the robotic lawnmower's serial number and product registration key so that it can be
registered as stolen in an international database. This is an important step in the robotic lawnmower's theft
protection which reduces interest in the buying and selling of stolen mowers.
Always have the robotic lawnmower's serial number at hand when you contact GARDENA Central
Service, as this will provide you with faster support.
GARDENA Central Service
www.gardena.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
GARDENA robotic lawnmower requires knowledge of
how it works. This Operator's Manual contains
important information about the robotic lawnmower,
how it must be installed and how to use it.
As a complement to this Operator's Manual, there is
more information available on GARDENA's website,
www.gardena.com. Here you can find more help and
guidance in the use of the robotic lawnmower.
www.gardena.com
The following system is used in the Operator's
Manual to make it easier to use:
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Text written in italics is a text that is shown on the
robotic lawnmower's display or is a reference to
another section in the Operator's Manual.
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Words written in bold are one of the buttons on
the robotic lawnmower'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 available in the robotic
lawnmower.
GARDENA 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please read the Operator’s Manual carefully
and make sure you understand the
instructions before using your robotic
lawnmower.
WARNING
The robotic lawnmower can be
dangerous if incorrectly used.
WARNING
Never use the robotic lawnmower
when persons, especially children, or
pets, are in the cutting area.
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1.2 Symbols on the product
These symbols can be found on the robotic
lawnmower. Study them carefully.
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Please read the Operator’s Manual carefully and
make sure you understand the instructions
before using your robotic lawnmower. 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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The robotic lawnmower can only start when the
main switch is set to 1 and the correct PIN code
has been entered. Turn the main switch to 0
before carrying out any inspections and/or
maintenance.
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Remain at a safe distance from the robotic
lawnmower when it is running. Keep your hands
and feet away from the rotating blades. Never
put your hands or feet close to or under the body
when the robotic lawnmower is running.
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Do not ride on the robotic lawnmower.
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This product conforms to the applicable
EC Directives.
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Noise emission to surroundings. The product's
emissions are set out in chapter 10, Technical
data and on the rating plate.
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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.
•
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the robotic lawnmower.
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The low voltage cable must not be shortened,
extended or spliced.
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Do not use a trimmer nearby the low voltage
cable. Be careful when trimming edges where
the cables are placed.
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1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s
Manual
These symbols can be found in the Operator’s Manual.
Study them carefully.
•
Turn the main switch to 0 before carrying out any
inspections and/or maintenance.
•
Always wear protective gloves when working
with the mower’s chassis.
•
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the robotic lawnmower.
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A warning box indicates the risk of personal
injury, especially if the instructions are not
followed.
WARNING
Text
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An information box indicates the risk of material
damage, especially if the instructions are not
followed. The box is also used where there is a
risk of user error.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Text
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1.4 Safety Instructions
Use
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This robotic lawnmower 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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Never use the robotic lawnmower when persons,
especially children, or pets, are in the cutting area.
If there are persons, or pets, in the cutting area it
is recommended that the lawnmower be
programmed for use during hours when the area
is free from persons, e.g. at night. See 6.3 Timer.
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The robotic lawnmower 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
lawnmower.
•
It is not permitted to modify the original design of
the robotic lawnmower. All modifications are made
at your own risk.
•
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.
•
Start the robotic lawnmower according to the
instructions. When the main switch is in
position 1, make sure you keep your hands and
feet away from the rotating blades. Never put your
hands and feet under the robotic lawnmower.
•
Never lift up the robotic lawnmower or carry it
around when the main switch is in position 1.
•
Do not let persons who do not know how the
robotic lawnmower works and behaves use the
robotic lawnmower.
•
The robotic lawnmower must never be allowed to
collide with persons or other living creatures. If a
person or other living creature comes in the
lawnmower’s way it shall be stopped
immediately. See 4.4 Stopping.
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Do not put anything on top of the robotic
lawnmower or its charging station.
•
Do not allow the robotic lawnmower to be used with
a defective blade disc or body. Neither should it be
used with defective blades, screws, nuts or wires.
•
Do not use the robotic lawnmower if the main
switch does not work.
•
Always switch off the robotic lawnmower using the
main switch when the robotic lawnmower is not in
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use. The robotic lawnmower can only start when
the main switch is set to 1 and the correct PIN
code has been entered.
•
The robotic lawnmower must never be used at the
same time as a sprinkler. In this case use the
timer function (see 6.3 Timer on page 46) so the
mower and sprinkler never run simultaneously.
•
The built-in alarm is very loud. Be careful,
especially if the robotic lawnmower is handled
indoors.
•
Full compatibility cannot be guaranteed between
the robotic lawnmower and other types of wireless
systems such as remote controls, radio
transmitters, hearing loops, buried electric animal
fencing or similar.
•
Metal objects in the ground (e.g. reinforced
concrete or anti-mole nets) can result in a
stoppage. The metal objects can cause
interference with the loop signal which then can
lead to a stoppage.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
Transport
The original packaging should be used when
transporting the robotic lawnmower over long
distances.
To safely move from or within the working area:
1.
Press the STOP button to stop the robotic
lawnmower. If security is set to the medium or
high level (see 6.5 Security on page 53), the PIN
code has to be entered. The PIN code contains
four digits and is selected when you start the
robotic lawnmower for the first time. See 3.8 First
start-up and calibration on page 34.
2.
Set the main switch in position 0.
3.
Carry the robotic lawnmower by the handle at the
rear under the robotic lawnmower. Carry the
robotic lawnmower with the blade disc away from
the body.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not lift the robotic lawnmower when it is
parked in the charging station. This may
damage the charging station and/or the
robotic lawnmower. Open the cover and
instead first pull the robotic lawnmower out
of the charging station before lifting it.
Maintenance
•
Inspect the robotic lawnmower each week and
replace any damaged or worn parts.
•
Check especially that the blades and blade disc
are not damaged. Check also that the blades can
pivot freely. Replace all blades and screws at the
same time if necessary so that the rotating parts
are kept balanced. See 8.6 Replacing the blades
on page 67.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the robotic
lawnmower. Never use solvents for cleaning.
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2. PRESENTATION
2. Presentation
This chapter contains information that is important to
be aware of when planning the installation.
Installation of the robotic lawnmower involves four
main components:
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A robotic lawnmower that mows the lawn by
essentially operating in a random pattern. The
robotic lawnmower is powered by a
maintenance-free battery.
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A charging station, to where the robotic
lawnmower 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.
• To send control signals in the guide wire so
that the robotic lawnmower can find the
charging station.
• To charge the robotic lawnmower battery.
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A transformer, which is connected between the
charging station and a 100-240V 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. A 20 meter low voltage
cable is available to purchase as an accessory.
Contact GARDENA Central Service for more
information.
•
Loop wire, laid in a loop around the robotic
lawnmower’s working area. The loop wire is laid
around the edges of the lawn and around objects
and plants that the robotic lawnmower must not
run into. The loop wire is used both as a
boundary wire and a guide wire.
The loop wire supplied for the installation is 200
m long (150 m for the GARDENA R38Li, R40Li,
R45Li & R50Li). If it is not long enough, more
loop wire can be purchased and spliced onto the
existing loop wire with an original coupler.
The maximum permitted length for the loop wire
is 400 m.
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2.1 What is what?
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The numbers in the illustration represent:
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Body
Cover to display, keypad and cutting height
adjustment
Stop button/Catch to open the cover
Contact strips
LED for operation check of the charging station,
boundary wire and guide wire
Charging station
Carry handle
Battery cover
Blade disc
Chassis box with electronics, battery and motors
Main switch
Rear wheel
Charging strip
Keypad
15. Display
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16. Loop wire for boundary loop and guide wire
17. Low voltage cable
18. Connector for connecting the loop wire to the
charging station
19. Screws for securing the charging station
20. Transformer (the appearance of the transformer
may differ depending on market)
21. Staples
22. 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. DVD installation video
25. Operator's Manual and Quick Guide
26. Extra blades
27. Alarm decal
28. Rating plate
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2. PRESENTATION
2.2 Package Contents
Your Gardena ® robotic mower package contains the following details.
Gardena® R38Li, R40Li,
R45Li, R50Li
Gardena® R70Li, R80Li
Robotic mower
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Charging station
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Transformer
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Loop wire
150 m
200 m
Low voltage cable
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Pegs
200 pcs
400 pcs
Connectors
5 pcs
5 pcs
Charging station screws
3 pcs
3 pcs
Allen key
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Measurement gauge
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Couplers
7 pcs
7 pcs
CD
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Operator's Manual and Quick Guide
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Extra blades
3 pcs
3 pcs
Alarm decal
2 pcs
2 pcs
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2. PRESENTATION
2.3 Function
Capacity
The robotic lawnmower is recommended for lawn sizes
up to the maximum capacity listed in the technical data
section.
How big an area the robotic lawnmower 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, the robotic lawnmower can
mow more in one hour than if the garden consists of
several small lawns separated by many trees, flower
beds and passages.
A fully charged robotic lawnmower mows for 40 to
60 minutes, depending on the age of the battery and
how thick the grass is. Then the robotic lawnmower will
charge for 60 to 90 minutes. The charging time can
vary depending on, among other factors, the ambient
temperature.
Mowing technique
The robotic lawnmower's mowing system is based on
an efficient and energy saving principle. Unlike many
standard lawnmowers, the robotic lawnmower cuts
the grass instead of knocking it off.
It is recommended to allow the robotic lawnmower to
mainly mow in dry weather to obtain the best possible
result. The robotic lawnmower can also mow in the
rain, however, wet grass easily sticks on the robotic
lawnmower and there is a greater risk of slipping on
steep slopes.
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
8.6 Replacing the blades on page 67.
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Working method
The robotic lawnmower automatically mows the lawn.
It continuously alternates between mowing and
charging.
The robotic lawnmower starts to search for the
charging station when the battery charge becomes
too low. The robotic lawnmower does not mow when
it is searching for the charging station.
When the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic
lawnmower leaves the charging station in a randomly
selected direction within the 90˚-270˚ exit sector.
To ensure an even cut, even in inaccessible parts of
the garden, the robotic lawnmower can follow the
guide wire out from the charging station to where the
guide wire connects to the boundary wire to begin
mowing there.
When the robotic lawnmower body hits an obstacle,
the robotic lawnmower reverses and selects a new
direction.
Two sensors, one on the front and one on the back of
the robotic lawnmower, will sense when the robotic
lawnmower is approaching the boundary wire. The
robotic lawnmower overruns the wire by up to
28 centimetres before it turns back.
The STOP button on the top of the robotic
lawnmower is mainly used to stop the robotic
lawnmower when it’s running. When the STOP button
is pressed a cover opens, behind which there is a
control panel. The STOP button remains pressed in
until the cover is closed again. This acts as a start
inhibitor.
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The control panel on the top of the robotic
lawnmower is where you manage all the robotic
lawnmower 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 34.
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The robotic lawnmower’s movement pattern is
irregular and is determined by the robotic lawnmower
itself. A movement pattern is never repeated. With
the mowing system the lawn is mown equally without
any mowing lines from the robotic lawnmower.
2.4 Search method
The robotic lawnmower runs irregularly until it reaches
the guide wire. Then the robotic lawnmower follows the
guide wire to the charging station.
The guide wire is a wire 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
on page 34.
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Start
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Movement pattern
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3. INSTALLATION
3. Installation
This chapter describes how you install the GARDENA
robotic lawnmower. Before starting the installation
read the previous chapter 2. Presentation.
Read also through this entire chapter before beginning
the installation. How the installation is done also
affects how well the robotic lawnmower works. 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.
See 7. Garden examples on page 59 for installation
examples.
Visit also www.gardena.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 loop.
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 of the robotic lawnmower.
3.1 Preparations
1.
If the lawn in the working area is longer than
10 cm, mow it using a standard lawnmower.
Then collect the grass.
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
component illustration 2.1 What is what?.
• Robotic lawnmower
• Charging station (6)
• Loop wire for boundary wire and guide
wire (16)
• Transformer (20)
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• Low voltage cable (17)
• Staples (21)
• Connector for connecting the loop wire to the
charging station(18)
• Screws for the charging station (19)
• Measurement gauge (22)
• Couplers 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 connectors together.
• Polygrip (for pressing the couplers together).
• Edge cutter/straight spade if the boundary wire
must be buried.
3.2 Installation of the charging
station
Ideal position for 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
• It must be close to a wall socket The supplied
low voltage cable is 10 metres long. A 20
meter low voltage cable is available to
purchase as an accessory. Contact GARDENA
Central Service for more information.
• 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
For an example of an ideal position of the charging
station, see 7. Garden examples on page 59.
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The charging station must be positioned with a great
deal of free space in front of it (at least 3 metres). It
should also be centrally placed in the working area to
make it easier for the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower
enters the charging station sideways and will have
difficulty docking.
Do not put the charging station in a corner 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.
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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 in a way
that can bend its base plate.
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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
robotic lawnmower 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 illustration opposite. Read more
about islands in chapter 3.4 Installation of the
boundary wire on page 23.
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.
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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.
Make sure the low voltage cable is laid along the
ground and secured with pegs. The cable must lie
close to the ground so as not to be cut before the
grass roots have grown over it.The low voltage cable
must never be stored in a coil or under the charging
station's base plate as this can interfere with the
signals from the charging station.
The low voltage cable must never be stored in a coil
or under the charging station’s base plate as this can
interfere with the signals from the charging station.
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.
If the transformer cannot be plugged directly into a
wall outlet, do not under any circumstances mount
the transformer at a height where there is a risk it can
be submerged in water (at least 30 cm from the
ground). It is not permitted to place the transformer
on the ground.
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min 30cm/12”
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The low voltage cable must not under any
circumstances be shortened or extended.
3018-094
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Place the low voltage cable so that the blades
on the blade disc can never come in contact
with it.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use the plug to disconnect the charging
station, for instance before cleaning or
repairing the loop wire.
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Installation and connecting the charging
station
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
100-240V wall socket. If the transformer is
connected to an electrical socket outdoors, this
must be approved for outdoor use.
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
base plate Only the existing holes may be
used to secure the base plate to the ground.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not tread or walk on the charging station's
base plate.
3.3 Charging the battery
As soon as the charging station is connected, it is
possible to charge the robotic lawnmower. Set the
main switch to position 1.
Place the robotic lawnmower 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
The robotic lawnmower 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.
Best position for the boundary wire
The boundary wire must be laid so that:
• A loop is formed around the working area for the robotic lawnmower. Only original boundary wire
must be used. It is specially designed to resist dampness from the soil that could otherwise easily
damage the wires.
• The robotic lawnmower is never more than 15 metres from the wire at any point in the entire working
area.
• The total length of the boundary wire does not exceed 400 metres.
• 20 cm of extra wire is available to which the guide wire will be connected later. See 3.6 Installation of
the guide wire on page 30.
Depending on what the working area is adjacent to, the boundary wire must be 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
is what? on page12).
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Working area boundaries
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 the
robotic lawnmower 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 on a small ditch, for
example a flower bed or a small elevation, or a low
curbstone (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
curbstone.
About 12 cm of grass along the ditch/curbstone will
not be mown.
If the working area borders on a paving stone path or
similar which is level with the lawn, it is possible to
allow the robotic lawnmower 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 paving stone path
will be cut.
When the working area is divided by a paving stone
path which is level with the lawn, it is possible to allow
the robotic lawnmower to run over the path. It can be
an advantage to lay the boundary wire under the
paving stones. The boundary wire can also be laid in
the joint between the paving stones. Ensure that the
tiles are in level with the lawn to avoid excessive
wear on the robotic lawnmower.
Note: The robotic lawnmower 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 an edging or the like. It must then be at
least 15 cm in height. This will prevent the
robotic lawnmower from ending up outside
the working area under any circumstances.
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Boundaries within the working area
Use the boundary wire to demarcate areas inside the
working area by creating islands around obstacles
which cannot withstand a collision, for example,
flowerbeds, bushes and fountains.
Obstacles that can withstand a collision, for example,
trees and bushes higher than 15 cm, do not need to
be demarcated by the boundary wire. The robotic
lawnmower will turn around 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.
Lay the wire up to and around the area to be
demarcated, and then return it 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 wires to and from the island are laid close
together, the robotic lawnmower can drive over the
wire.
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, must be isolated with an
island or removed. Otherwise the robotic lawnmower
can slide up onto this kind of obstacle causing the
blades to be damaged and/or the mower to get stuck.
Secondary areas
If the working area consists of two areas which the
robotic lawnmower 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 (90 cm for GARDENA R38Li,
40Li, R45Li, R50Li). Lay the boundary wire then
around the secondary area so that it forms an island
outside of the main area.
The robotic lawnmower 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 robotic
lawnmower cannot travel on its own from the
secondary area to the charging station. See
5.1 Operation selection on page 41. In this mode,
the robotic lawnmower will never look for the
charging station but will mow until the battery runs
out. When the battery is flat, the robotic lawnmower
will stop and the Needs manual charging message
will appear in the display. Then place the robotic
lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower
in the charging station.
Secondary
area
Main area
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Passages when mowing
Long and narrow passages and areas narrower than
1.5 - 2 metres should be avoided. When the robotic
lawnmower 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 20%.
The boundary wire should not be laid across a slope
that is steeper than 20%. There is a risk that the
robotic lawnmower will find it difficult to turn there.
The mower will then stop and the Outside working
area fault message is displayed. 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 20% if there is an obstacle that
the robotic lawnmower is allowed to collide with, for
example, a fence or a dense hedge.
The robotic lawnmower can
mow lawns that slope up to
25 cm every metre (25%)
inside the working area.
Areas that slope more must
be demarcated by the
boundary wire.
When a part of the working
area's outer edge slopes
more than 20 cm every metre
(20%), the boundary wire
must be laid about 20 cm in
on the flat ground before the
beginning of the slope.
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Laying the boundary wire
If you intend to staple down the boundary wire:
•
Cut the grass very low with a standard
lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower
cutting the wire or damaging the insulation of the
wire is reduced.
•
Make sure to lay the boundary wire close to the
ground and secure the pegs close together,
approximately 75 cm apart. The cable must lie
close to the ground so as not to be cut before the
grass roots have grown over it.
•
Use a hammer to knock the staples into the
ground. Exercise care when knocking in the
staples and make sure the wire is not under strain.
Avoid sharp bends in the wire.
If the boundary wire is to be buried:
•
Make sure to lay the boundary wire at least 1 cm
and a maximum of 20 cm in 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 the
robotic lawnmower.
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 30.
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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 and at least 1.5 metres
straight out to the right and left of the station. See the
illustration. If the boundary wire is laid in any other
way, the robotic lawnmower may find it hard to find
the charging station.
The straight route to the right of the charging station,
in some cases needs to be increased depending on
how the boundary wire is placed in the installation.
Splicing 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 polygrip to
completely press down the button on the coupler.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Twinned cables, or a screw terminal block
that is insulated with insulation tape are not
satisfactory splices. Soil moisture will cause
the leads to oxidise and after a while result in
a broken circuit.
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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 it 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 wire ends in the connector:
• Open the connector.
• Place the wire in the connector grip.
2.
Press the connectors together using a pair of
pliers. Press until you hear a click.
3.
Cut off any excess boundary wire 1 or 2
centimetres above each connector.
4.
Press the connector onto the metal pin, Press
the connector onto the contact pin, marked AL
(left) and AR (right), on the charging station.
Carefully check that the connector is properly
fitted.
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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3.6 Installation of the guide wire
The guide wire is a wire 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. The same cable
roll is used for both the boundary and guide wires.
The guide wire is used by the robotic lawnmower to
find its way back to the charging station but also to
guide the robotic lawnmower to remote areas of the
garden.
To ensure an even cut over the entire lawn, the
robotic lawnmower 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
robotic lawnmower is to follow the guide wire from the
charging station. See 6.6 Settings on page 54.
The robotic lawnmower runs at varying distances
from the guide wire to reduce the risk of tracks
forming when the robotic lawnmower follows the
guide wire to and from the charging station. The area
beside the wire which the robotic lawnmower then
uses is called the Corridor.
The robotic lawnmower 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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Maximum
distance
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3. INSTALLATION
Laying and connecting the guide wire
1.
Run 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 described in
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire on page 29.
Connect it to the contact pin on the charging
station that is labelled “Guide”.
3.
Run the wire at least 2 metres straight out from
the front edge of the plate.
If the guide wire must be laid in a passage:
The robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower when the
mower travels to the charging station while it is to
the left of the mower when the mower travels
away from the charging station.
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- In the passage, the guide wire must therefore
be placed so that the robotic lawnmower 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/12ft
At least 2m/7ft
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 robotic lawnmower
to follow the guide wire on the slope.
Avoid laying the wire at sharp angles. This can make
it difficult for the robotic lawnmower to follow the
guide wire.
4.
Run the guide wire up to the point on the
boundary wire where a loop to facilitate the
connection of the guide wire was previously
added.
5.
Cut the loop on the boundary wire using for
instance a pair of wire cutters.
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135º
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6.
Connect the guide wire to the boundary wire
using a 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 a polygrip to completely press down 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 guide wire may not cross the boundary
wire, for instance a boundary wire that is laid
out to an island.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Test that the guide wire works using the
Calibrate guide function before using the
robotic lawnmower. See 3.8 First start-up and
calibration on page 34.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.7 Checking the loop
Check the loop signal by inspecting the indicator
lamp on the charging station.
See 9.2 Indicator lamp in the charging station on
page 72 if the lamp does not indicate a solid green
light.
3.8 First start-up and calibration
Before the robotic lawnmower is operated, a start-up
sequence in the robotic lawnmower'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 robotic lawnmower can easily
follow the guide wire from the charging station.
1.
Open the control panel cover by pressing the
STOP button.
2.
Set the main switch to position 1.
A start-up sequence begins when the robotic
lawnmower is started for the first time. The
following is requested:
• Language
• Country
• 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 robotic lawnmower in the charging station as requested in the display.
Press the START button and close the cover. The robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower 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 3.6 Installation of the guide wire on
page 30. Then carry out a new calibration. See 6.6 Settings on page 54.
In the case of the R70Li/R80Li, it is also possible to reduce the guide width for the
robotic lawnmower to follow the guide wire through very narrow passages.
See6.4 Installation, R70Li, R80Li on page 49. Use the Test out function to carry out a
new calibration in the R70Li/R80Li. See 6.4 Installation, R70Li, R80Li on page 49.
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3.9 Test docking with the charging
station
Before using the robotic lawnmower, check that the
robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower close to the point
where the guide wire is connected to the boundary
wire. Place the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower is able to
follow the guide wire the entire distance to the
charging station and docks at the first attempt. If
the robotic lawnmower is unable to dock on the
first attempt, it will automatically try again. The
installation is not approved if the robotic
lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower will stay in the charging
station until Auto or Man mode is selected. See
5.1 Operation selection on page 41.
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 34.
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4. USE
4. Use
4.1 Charging a flat battery
When the GARDENA robotic lawnmower is new or has
been stored for a long period, the battery will be flat
and needs to be charged before starting. Charging
takes approximately 80 to 100 minutes.
1.
Set the main switch to position 1.
2.
Park the robotic lawnmower in the charging
station. Open the cover and slide the robotic
lawnmower in as far as possible to ensure proper
contact between the robotic lawnmower and the
charging station.
3.
The display shows a message that charging is in
progress.
WARNING
Read the safety instructions carefully
before you start your robotic
lawnmower.
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.
WARNING
Never use the robotic lawnmower
when persons, especially children, or
pets, are in the cutting area.
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4. USE
4.2 Using the timer
Use the timer function (see 6.3 Timer on page 46.) to
avoid a downtrodden lawn. When setting the timer,
calculate that the robotic lawnmower mows about the
listed amount of the number of square meters per
hour and day listed in table Work capacity.
Example
If the working area is 360 m2 in size, R70Li must
operate for 8 hours a day. The times are
approximate and depend for instance on grass
quality, blade sharpness and battery age.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use the timer to avoid mowing when there
are usually children, pets and anything else
that could be damaged by the rotating blades
on the lawn.
The factory setting for the timer is 07:00-23:00
(07:00-22:00 for the GARDENA
R38Li,R40Li,R45Li,R50Li) and it allows mowing
every day of the week. This setting is suitable for the
listed maximum working area.
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.
24 h
Standby
Example 1
A
B
Standby
Mowing
Ch
arg
ing
The robotic lawnmower has an inbuilt standby period
according to the Standby time table. The standby
period provides for instance a good opportunity to
water or play games on the lawn.
The times used in this example are applicable to
GARDENA R40Li, but the principle is the same
for the other models.
Work period 1: 07:00 - 22:00
Operation
Work days: All days
The factory setting ensures that the robotic
lawnmower begins cutting the lawn at 07.00. The
mower is parked in the charging station from
20.00 and rests until it starts cutting again at
07.00.
If the timer setting is divided into two work
periods, the standby period can be divided into a
number of periods. The minimum standby period
time must however be a according to the
Standby time table.
R40Li
Operation
Charging/Standby
A = Max 13 h
A
B = Min 11 h
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4. USE
Example 2
The times used in this example are applicable to
GARDENA R40Li, but the principle is the same
for the other models.
Work period 1: 06:00 - 16:00
Work period 2: 20:00 - 23:00
Work days: All days
The robotic lawnmower will operate between
06:00 and 16:00. It will begin again at 20:00 but
stop running at 22:00 to rest until it starts again
at 06:00.
The times are approximate and depend for instance
on grass quality, blade sharpness and battery age.
R40Li
Operation
A + C = Max 13 h
B + D = Min 11 h
Charging/Standby
4.3 Starting
1.
Set the main switch to position 1.
2.
Press the STOP button to open the control panel
cover.
3.
Enter the PIN code.
4.
Push the START button.
5.
Shut the cover within 10 seconds.
If the robotic lawnmower 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.
The robotic lawnmower stops, the blade motor
stops and the control panel cover opens.
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Start
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
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4.5 Switching off
1.
Press the STOP button.
2.
Set the main switch in position 0.
Always switch the robotic lawnmower off using the
main switch if it requires maintenance or if the robotic
lawnmower must be moved outside the working area.
4.6 Adjusting the cutting height
The cutting height can be varied from MIN (2 cm) to
MAX (5 cm).
To adjust the cutting height:
1.
2.
Press the STOP button to stop the robotic
lawnmower and open the cover.
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.
1
2
3
4
5
Start
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
• Turn clockwise to lower the cutting height.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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 step by step
every second week until the desired cutting
height has been reached.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5. Control panel
All forms of commands and settings for the
GARDENA robotic lawnmower 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.
Start
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
When the stop button has been pressed and the
cover is opened, the operation window appears
showing the time, 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 the robotic lawnmower has been in
operation. The time that the robotic lawnmower
has spent mowing or looking for the charging
station is counted as operating time.
•
AUTO, MAN or HOME show which mode of
operation is selected. See chapter 5.1 Operation
selection
•
The battery status shows the remaining battery
charge.
•
ECO is displayed if the robotic lawnmower is set
in ECO mode.
•
The clock symbol indicates when the timer
settings are set. The clock symbol is black when
the robotic lawnmower is not allowed to mow due
to a timer setting and it is white when the mower is
allowed to mow.
•
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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Start
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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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 robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower will remain
parked in the charging station. The robotic
lawnmower will first leave the charging station
and begin mowing again when the operation
selection is altered to AUTO.
The Home setting is also used after a new
installation or when changes are made to an
existing installation to test if the robotic
lawnmower can follow the guide wire and dock
with the charging station. See 3.9 Test docking
with the charging station on page 35.
2.
AUTO:
The standard, automatic operation mode where
the robotic lawnmower mows and charges
automatically.
3.
MAN:
When mowing secondary areas (see
3.4 Installation of the boundary wire on page 23),
the MAN setting must be used.
If MAN is selected and the robotic lawnmower
starts 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 robotic lawnmower must then be moved
manually to the charging station and then started
manually after charging.
If the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic
lawnmower in the charging station.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always press the START button before
closing the cover to start the robotic
lawnmower. If the START button is not
pressed, a message beep is heard and the
robotic lawnmower will not start.
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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.
Start
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
5.3 Numbers
The number keys are used for instance to enter the
PIN code or time settings.
5.4 Main switch
Set the main switch in 1 position to start the robotic
lawnmower.
Set the main switch in the 0 position when the robotic
lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower cannot start.
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6. Menu functions
6.1 Main menu
The main menu for the GARDENA R38Li, R40Li, R45Li,
R50Li offers three options:
•
Timer
•
Security
•
Settings
Start
The main menu for the GARDENA R70Li /R80Li offers
four options:
•
Timer
•
Installation
•
Security
•
Settings
There are a number of submenus under each option.
You can access all the functions to set the robotic
lawnmower 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 operation selection button pressed in for 2
seconds to go directly back to the main menu.
Start
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Submenus
Certain submenus contain options that are ticked off to
the left. This means that these options are selected.
Check or uncheck the box by pressing OK.
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
hours 1
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Work
hours 2
Work
days
Timer
Reset
timer
Low
Change
PIN code
Medium
Security
level
Security
High
New loop
signal
Country
Set
time
mode
ECO
Set
date
Time
format
Date
format
Time & Date Language
Backlight
Proportion
Reset user
settings
About
Remote start Calibrate
guide
Settings
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6.2 Menu structure
GARDENA R38Li, R40Li, R45Li, R50Li
Work
hours 1
Reset
timer
Remote
start 1
Always
Distance
Wide
Proportion
Medium
Guide
width
Medium Often
Narrow
Rarely
Work
days
Never
Work
hours 2
Timer
Test in
Never
Rarely
Always
Medium Often
About
High
New loop
signal
Settings
Set
time
Set
date
Time
format
ECO mode Time & Date Language
Medium
Security
level
Security
Low
Change
PIN code
Remote
start 2
Test out
Drive past
wire
Remote
start 1
Test
settings
Proportion Distance
Remote
start 2
Installation
Date
format
Country
Reset user
settings
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GARDENA R70Li, R80Li
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6.3 Timer
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 robotic lawnmower's
working capacity. When the robotic lawnmower is
allowed to mow too much, the lawn may appear
flattened. Besides, the robotic lawnmower is
subjected to unnecessary wear.
The timer function is also an ideal means to control
which work hours the robotic lawnmower should not
mow, for example, when the children are playing in
the garden.
Work hours 1
Timer
Installation
Security
Work hours 2:
Work days
Reset timer
Settings
The factory setting is 07:00 - 23:00 (07:00-22:00 for
GARDENA R38Li, R40Li, R45Li, R50Li) and it allows
mowing every day of the week. This setting is suitable
for the listed maximum working area.
When setting the timer, calculate that the robotic
lawnmower mows about the listed amount of the
number of square meters per hour and day listed in
table Work capacity.
The table below provides suggestions for different
timer settings depending on garden size. The table can
be used to set the operating time. The times should be
seen as indicative, they may need to be adjusted to
suit the garden. Use the table as follows:
1.Find a work area that closest matches the garden's
area.
2.Select an appropriate amount of work days per week
(for some work areas 7 days may be needed).
3.Work hours per day shows how many hours a day
the robotic lawnmower will be allowed to work for the
selected amount of work days.
4.Suggested time interval shows a time interval that
corresponds to the required work hours per day.
This table goes for GARDENA R38Li
Work area
100 m2
200 m2
300 m2
380 m2
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Work days per week
Work hours per day
Suggested time time interval
5
4,5h
07:00 - 11:30
7
3,5h
07:00 - 10:30
5
9h
07:00 - 16:00
7
6,5h
07:00 - 13:30
6
11,5h
07:00 - 18:30
7
10h
07:00 - 17:00
7
13h
07:00 - 20:00
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This table goes for GARDENA R40Li
Work area
Work days per week
Work hours per day
Suggested time time interval
5
4,5h
07:00 - 11:30
7
3,5h
07:00 - 10:30
5
9h
07:00 - 16:00
7
6,5h
07:00 - 13:30
6
11,5h
07:00 - 18:30
7
10h
07:00 - 17:00
7
13h
07:00 - 20:00
Work days per week
Work hours per day
Suggested time time interval
5
4,5h
07:00 - 11:30
7
3h
07:00 - 10:00
5
8,5h
07:00 - 15:30
7
6h
07:00 - 13:00
6
11h
07:00 - 18:00
7
9,5h
07:00 - 16:30
400 m2
7
12,5h
07:00 - 19:30
450 m2
7
14h
08:00 - 20:00
Work days per week
Work hours per day
Suggested time time interval
5
4,5h
07:00 - 11:30
7
3h
07:00 - 10:00
5
9h
07:00 - 16:00
7
6,5h
07:00 - 13:30
5
13,5h
07:00 - 20:30
7
9,5h
07:00 - 16:30
6
15h
07:00 - 22:00
7
13h
07:00 - 20:00
7
16h
07:00 - 23:00
100 m2
200 m2
300 m2
400 m2
This table goes for GARDENA R45Li
Work area
100 m2
200 m2
300 m2
This table goes for GARDENA R50Li
Work area
100 m2
200 m2
300 m2
400 m2
500 m2
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This table goes for GARDENA R70Li
Work area
100 m2
200 m2
400 m2
600 m2
700 m2
Work days per week
Work hours per day
Suggested time time interval
5
3h
05:00 - 08:00
7
2,5h
05:00 - 07:30
5
6,5h
05:00 - 11:30
7
4,5h
05:00 - 09:30
5
13h
05:00 - 18:00
7
9h
05:00 - 14:00
6
16h
05:00 - 21:00
7
13,5h
05:00 - 18:30
7
16h
05:00 - 21:00
Work days per week
Work hours per day
Suggested time time interval
5
3h
05:00 - 08:00
7
2,5h
05:00 - 07:30
5
6,5h
05:00 - 11:30
7
4,5h
05:00 - 09:30
5
12,5h
05:00 - 17:30
7
9h
05:00 - 14:00
6
16h
05:00 - 21:00
7
13,5h
05:00 - 18:30
7
18h
05:00 - 23:00
This table goes for GARDENA R80Li
Work area
100 m2
200 m2
400 m2
600 m2
800 m2
•
Work hours 1to set start and stop times for work
hours 1. Enter each required time in hours and
minutes and press OK to confirm the entered
time.
•
Work hours 2:
to set start and stop times for work hours 2. Enter
each required time in hours and minutes and
press OK to confirm the entered time.
•
Work days
to select the days the robotic lawnmower must
work. The robotic lawnmower will work during the
days that are ticked off.
•
Reset timer
reset values to the factory settings.
To inactivate Work hours 1 or Work hours 2, enter the
time 00:00 - 00:00 to reset the timer to --:-- - --:--.
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A clock symbol is displayed on the start page when the
timer settings are set. The clock symbol is black when
the robotic lawnmower is not allowed to mow due to a
timer setting and it is white when the mower is allowed
to mow.
The robotic lawnmower has an inbuilt standby period
of about 8 hours a day (11 hours for the GARDENA
R40Li). The robotic lawnmower is parked in the
charging station during this period. See 4.2 Using the
timer on page 37.
6.4 Installation, R70Li, R80Li
The following operating settings are available via this
selection in the main menu.
•
•
•
Guide width
to select the distance from the guide wire the
robotic lawnmower is allowed to travel when it
follows this to and from the charging station.
Remote start 1
to control the robotic lawnmower so that it can
easier reach remote parts of the garden.
Remote start 2
to control the robotic lawnmower so that it can
easier reach remote parts of the garden.
•
Test settings
to check the above settings.
•
Drive past wire
to set the distance over the boundary wire that
the robotic lawnmower should travel before
turning back.
Timer
Installation
Security
Settings
Guide width
Remote start 1
Remote start 2
Test settings
Drive past wire
For examples of garden settings, see 7. Garden
examples.
Guide width
The guide width is a measure of how far from the
guide wire the robotic lawnmower is allowed to travel
when it follows this to and from the charging station.
The area beside the wire which the robotic
lawnmower then uses is called the Corridor.
The robotic lawnmower 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.
Guide width
Narrow
Remote start 1
Medium
Remote start 2
Wide
Test settings
Drive past wire
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.
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Wide
In a wide corridor, the robotic lawnmower mows at
more varied distances from 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
In a medium wide corridor, the robotic lawnmower
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.
In a medium wide corridor, the robotic lawnmower
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.
Narrow
With a narrow corridor, the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower
maintains from the guide wire varies
depending on the layout of the working area.
Use the Test IN function to ensure that the
wide corridor setting can be used in the
garden in question.
Remote start 1
One important function with the guide wire is the
capacity to steer the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower will at times
follow the guide wire from the charging station to the
remote area and begin mowing there.
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• Proportion
How often the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower leaves the charging
station in the standard manner and starts to
mow.
The following five options can be selected;
- Never (0%)
Never
Proportion
Distance
Rarely
Medium
Often
Always
- Rarely (approx. 20%)
- Medium (approx. 50%)
- Often (approx. 80%)
- Always (100%)
Select the percentage that corresponds to the 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, Medium must be selected.
Compare with the examples in 7. Garden
examples on page59.
The default setting is Rarely.
• Distance
Enter the distance in metres along the guide wire
from the charging station to the remote area
where the robotic lawnmower begins mowing.
Tips! Use the Test OUT function to determine how
far it is to the remote area. The distance, stated in
metres, will be shown in the robotic lawnmower's
display.
Remote start 2
If the working area contains two remote areas, the
guide wire should be installed so that it reaches both
areas. Remote start 1 and Remote start 2 can then
be combined to steer the robotic lawnmower to each
area.
The settings for Proportion and Distance are carried
out in the same way as for Remote start 1.
The default setting is Never.
Take into account that the total figure for Proportion
cannot exceed 100%. If one has for instance selected
Often for Remote start 1, then one can only select
Never or Rarely for Remote start 2.
Guide width is the same for Remote start 1 and
Remote start 2. In this way, it is the narrowest passage
along the guide wire that limits the maximum guide
width.
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Test settings
In the Test settings menu, it is possible to test the
settings for Remote start 1 and Remote start 2 and
that the selected Guide width works in the working
area in question.
Test OUT
Guide width
Remote start 1
Remote start 2
Test IN
Test settings
Test OUT
Drive past wire
The Test OUT function is used to test if the selected
Guide width suits the installation in question and to
calculate the distance from the charging station to a
remote area.
Test IN
Remote start 1
Test OUT
To test the settings in Remote start 1:
Park the robotic lawnmower in the charging station
and select Test OUT - Remote start 1. The robotic
lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower
cannot get through, the settings in Guide width 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 robotic lawnmower
travels the farthest distance from the wire allowed by
the selected guide width.
The figure here shows how the robotic lawnmower
travels through a passage when Guide width is set to
Medium and not to Wide.
How to measure the distance from the charging
station to a remote area:
Enter a distance which beyond any doubt exceeds the real
figure. The maximum distance that can be entered is 100
metres. Park the robotic lawnmower in the charging station
and select Test OUT. The robotic lawnmower will immediately
leave the charging station. The distance, stated in metres, will
be shown in the mower display as the robotic lawnmower
operates. Stop the robotic lawnmower at the required position
and note the distance. Enter the displayed number of metres in
the Distance field for the working area in question.
If Remote start 2 has been activated, i.e. if another option
other than Never has been selected for Proportion, these
settings must also be tested. Remote start 2 test is performed
in the same way as for Remote start 1.
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Test IN
The Test IN function allows you to test how well the robotic
lawnmower docks with the charging station.
Test IN can only be performed after Test OUT has been
performed.
Selecting this function causes the robotic lawnmower to travel
directly along the guide wire towards the charging station and
to dock with it. The test is approved only if the robotic
lawnmower is able to dock with the charging station at the first
attempt. If the robotic lawnmower is unable to dock on the first
attempt, it will automatically try again. The installation is not
approved if the robotic lawnmower needs two or more
attempts to dock with the charging station.
Drive past wire
The front of the robotic lawnmower always passes
the boundary wire by a specific distance before the
mower turns around. 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.
Note that the distance given is only an approximate
value and should be regarded as a guide. In reality,
the actual distance the robotic mower passes the
boundary wire can vary.
Now specify the number of centimetres you want the
robotic lawnmower to pass the boundary wire and
press OK.
Guide width
Remote start 1
Remote start 2
Test settings
Drive past wire
6.5 Security
Through this selection, settings relating to security
and the connection between the mower and the
charging station can be made.
Timer
Change PIN code
Installation
Change PIN code
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
Security
New loop signal
Settings
Make a note of the new PIN code on the designated
line in Memo on page 4.
Security level
There are three security levels to choose from: low,
medium and high Low and medium security prohibits
access to the robotic lawnmower if the PIN code is
unknown. High security also includes a warning that
beeps if the correct PIN code is not entered after a
designated time period.
To disable the robotic lawnmower, press down the
stop button and set the main switch to 0.
Change PIN code
Low
Security level
Medium
New loop signal
High
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Function
Low
Medium
High
Time lock
X
X
X
X
X
PIN request
Alarm
X
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We recommend using the High security level
at all times.
Time lock
This function means that the robotic lawnmower
cannot be started after 30 days without first entering
the correct PIN code. When the 30 days has passed
the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower
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 robotic lawnmower.
If the wrong PIN code is entered 5 times in succession
the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic lawnmower 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
The loop signal is randomly selected to create a
unique link between the robotic lawnmower 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.
•
Place the robotic lawnmower in the charging
station.
•
Select New loop signal in the menu and
press OK.
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Security level
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6.6 Settings
About
The About menu displays information about the
robotic lawnmower's model, serial number and the
different softwares.
Timer
Installation
About
ECO
Time & Date
Security
Settings
Language
Country
Backlight
Remote start
Calibrate guide
Reset user settings
ECO
This function automatically turns off the loop signal in
the boundary loop, the guide wires and the charging
station when the robotic lawnmower is not mowing,
i.e. when the lawnmower is charging or is not allowed
to mow due to timer settings.
ECO is suitable to use where there is other wireless
equipment not compatible with the robotic
lawnmower e.g.certain hearing loops or garage
doors.
When the loop signal is turned off due to the ECO
mode, the indicator lamp in the charging station
flashes green. When the indicator lamp flashes green
the robotic lawnmower can only be started in the
charging station and not out in the working area.
About
ECO
Time & Date
Language
Country
Backlight
Remote start
Calibrate guide
Reset user settings
In ECO mode, it is very important to always press the
STOP button before removing the robotic lawnmower
from the charging station. In ECO mode it is otherwise
not possible to start the robotic lawnmower. If the
lawnmower has been removed by mistake without first
pressing the STOP button, the lawnmower must be
placed back in the charging station and the STOP
button pressed. Only then can the robotic lawnmower
be started inside the working area.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always press the STOP button before
removing the robotic lawnmower from the
charging station. In ECO mode the robotic
lawnmower otherwise will not be started
inside the working area.
Select Run ECO and press OK to activate ECO mode.
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Time & Date
This function allows you to set current time and
required time format in the robotic lawnmower.
About
•
ECO
•
Time
Enter the correct time and press OK to exit.
Time & Date
Time format
Place the cursor at the required time format:
12h 24h. Press OK to exit.
Language
•
Date
Enter correct date and press OK to exit.
Backlight
•
Date format
Place the cursor at the required date format:
YYYY-MM-DD (year-month-day)
MM-DD-YYYY (month-day-year)
DD-MM-YYYY (day-month-year).
Exit by pressing OK.
Language
Set language with this function.
To select the language: Place the cursor at Language
and press OK. Place the cursor at the required
language and press OK.
Country
With this function you can select in what country the
robotic lawnmower will work.
Place the cursor at the required country and press OK.
Backlight, R38Li, R40Li, R45Li, R50Li
To indicate where the robotic lawnmower is at night in
the working area, it is possible to allow the display to
remain on when the robotic lawnmower is in operation.
1.
Sellect Backlight in the menu and press OK.
2.
Select one of the following options:
Auto: The display is lit for 1 minute after the latest
key press.
ON: The display is lit all the time when the robotic
lawnmower operates. The display is not lit when
the robotic lawnmower is stopped due for instance
to a timer setting or possible disruption.
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Time
Time format
Date
Country
Date format
Remote start
Calibrate guide
Reset user settings
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Remote start, R38Li, R40Li, R45Li, R50Li
One important function with the guide wire is the
capacity to steer the robotic lawnmower 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 where the
charging station cannot be installed.
With this function activated, (any option other than
Never is selected) the robotic lawnmower will follow
the guide wire from the charging station to the point
where the guide wire connects to the boundary wire.
It begins to mow when it reaches this point. How
often it 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 robotic lawnmower leaves the charging
station in the standard manner and starts to mow.
The following five options can be selected;
• Never (0%)
• Rarely (approx. 20%)
• Medium (approx. 50%)
• Often (approx. 80%)
• Always (100%)
Select the percentage that corresponds to the 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, Medium must be selected. Compare with the
examples in 7. Garden examples on page 59.
The default setting is Rarely.
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Calibrate guide, R38Li, R40Li, R45Li,
R50Li
The Calibrate guide function allows you to test if the
robotic lawnmower can follow the guide wire out from
the charging station.
To test the guide wire:
1.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the charging
station.
2.
Select Calibrate guide and press OK. The
robotic lawnmower will now leave the charging
station, run a calibration process in front of the
charging station and then follow the guide wire to
the connection point with the boundary wire and
then start mowing.
3.
Check that the robotic lawnmower can follow the
guide wire all the way to the connection point
with the boundary wire.
The test has failed if the robotic lawnmower
cannot follow the guide wire all the way to the
connection point with the boundary wire. It is likely
that the installation has not been carried out in
accordance with the instructions in 3. Installation.
Common errors are for instance that there is not
enough open space to the left of the guide wire as
seen facing the charging station or that the guide
wire is not laid at an angle on a steep slope. See
3.6 Installation of the guide wire.
Rectify the installation and run a new test with
Calibrate guide
Reset user settings
This function allows you to reset the robotic
lawnmower to the default settings it had when it left the
factory.
1.
Select Reset user settings in the menu and press
OK. Enter the correct PIN code and press OK.
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLES
7. Garden examples
- Installation proposals and settings
The robotic mower's behaviour is controlled to a certain extent by what settings are made. Adapting the
robotic lawnmower’s garden settings according to the shape of the garden makes it easier for the robotic
lawnmower 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 proposals and settings.
There are also animated garden examples on www.gardena.com.
See chapter 6. Menu functions for more detailed information about the various settings.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The default settings for the robotic lawnmower have been selected to work in as many different
gardens as possible. The settings only need to be adjusted when special installation conditions
exist.
The recommended timer settings in the following garden example are applicable to GARDENA R40Li
unless otherwise stated. For other models, the operating time can be reduced, see 4.2 Using the timer on
page 37.
Installation proposals and settings
Area
150 m2. Open and level area.
Timer
07:00-17:00
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday
Remote startProportion
Never
Remarks
The timer should be used to
prevent the grass looking
trampled since the area is
less than the maximum
capacity of the robotic
lawnmower.
Area
400 m2. Open area.
Timer
07:00-22:00
(factory setting)
Monday-Sunday
Remote startProportion
Never
Remarks
The factory settings are
suitable for this installation.
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Installation proposals and settings
Area
400 m2. A number of islands
and a 25% slope.
Timer
07:00-22:00
(factory setting)
Monday-Sunday
Remote startProportion
Rarely (factory setting)
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
200 m2. L-shaped garden
with charging station
installed in the narrow area.
Contains a couple of islands.
Timer
07:00-22:00
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday
Remote startProportion
Often
Remarks
As most of the working area
can easily be reached by the
robotic lawnmower following
the guide wire out from the
charging station, select
Proportion: Often.
Area
250 m2. U-shaped garden
linked with a narrow
passage.
Timer
07:00 - 22:00
Monday - Friday
Remote startProportion
Medium
Remarks
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The guide wire must be
placed along the narrow
passage to ensure that the
robotic lawnmower can with
ease locate the charging
station from the left hand
side of the working area. The
Proportion Medium is
selected as the left hand area
is nearly half of the total area.
3m
1.5 m
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Installation proposals and settings
Area
Timer
Remote startProportion
Remarks
Area
150 m2. Unsymmetrical
working area with a narrow
passage and a number of
islands.
07:00-17:00
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday
Rarely (factory setting)
The guide wire must be
placed along the narrow
passage to ensure that the
robotic lawnmower can with
ease locate the charging
station from the right hand
side of the working area.
Select Proportion Rarely as
the right hand area is a small
fraction of the total area.
Applies to the GARDENA
R70Li, R80Li only.
400 m2. Three areas linked
with two narrow passages.
Timer
07:00-23:00 Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Remote start 1Proportion
Rarely
Remote start 2Proportion
Rarely
Guide width
Remarks
2m
Medium
As the working area contains
three areas linked by two
narrow passages, Remote
start 1 and Remote start 2
must be used to obtain an
even mowing result across
the entire working area. The
GARDENA R70Li, R80Li is
therefore recommended for
this working area.
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Installation proposals and settings
Area
200 m2 + 50 m2 in a
secondary area.
Timer
07:00-18:00
Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
Remote start Proportion
Rarely (factory setting)
Remarks
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The secondary area is cut
using the MAN mode on
Wednesday and Saturday.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8. Maintenance
Check and clean the robotic lawnmower regularly and
replace worn parts if necessary to improve operating
reliability and to ensure a longer service life. For further
information on cleaning, see 8.3 Cleaning.
When the robotic lawnmower 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
lifetime 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 2 to 4 months when used in areas
more than 300 m2 in size and longer for smaller areas.
See 8.6 Replacing the blades on page 67 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 the robotic lawnmower not
mowing such a large area.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8.1 Winter storage
Robotic lawnmower
The robotic lawnmower must be cleaned carefully
before putting it away for the winter. See
8.3 Cleaning on page 65.
To guarantee battery functionality and service life, it
is very important to fully charge the robotic
lawnmower before storing it away for the winter.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the charging station
with the hatch open until the battery icon in the
display shows that the battery is fully charged. Then
set the main switch to 0.
Check the condition of wear items such as blades
and bearings in the rear wheel. Rectify if necessary to
make sure the robotic lawnmower is in good
condition prior to next season.
Store the robotic lawnmower upright in a dry area
free from frost, preferably in the mower's original
packaging.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The battery must be charged fully before
winter storage. If the battery is not fully
charged it can be damaged and in certain
cases be rendered useless.
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.
If it is not possible to store the charging station indoors,
the charging station must be connected to the mains,
the boundary wire and the guide wire the entire winter.
8.2 After winter storage
Check if cleaning is needed, particularly the charging
strips on both the robotic lawnmower and the charging
station, on the first time of use. If the charging strips
appear to be burnt or coated, clean them using a fine
grade emery cloth. Check also that the robotic
lawnmower’s time and date are correct.
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8.3 Cleaning
It is important to keep the robotic lawnmower 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the robotic
lawnmower. Never use solvents for cleaning.
Chassis and blade disc
1.
Set the main switch in position 0.
2.
Wear protective gloves.
3.
Lift the robotic lawnmower onto its side.
4.
Clean the blade disc and chassis using e.g. a
dish brush.
At the same time, check that the blade disc
rotates freely in relation to the foot guard.
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 worst will prevent the robotic
lawnmower from being able to mow a large lawn.
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 bracket.
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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.
8.4 Transport and removal
Secure the machine during transport. It is important
that the robotic lawnmower does not move when it is
being transported, for instance, between lawns.
The contained lithium-ion-batteries are subject to the
Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements.
For commercial transports e.g. by third parties,
forwarding agents, special requirement on packaging
and labeling must be observed.
For preparation of the item being shipped, consulting
an expert for hazardous material is required. Please
also observe possibly more detailed national
regulations.
Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the
battery in such a manner that it cannot move around
in the packaging.
8.5 In the event of a thunderstorm
To reduce the risk of damage to electrical
components in the robotic lawnmower and its
charging station, we recommend that all connections
to the charging station are disconnected (power
supply, boundary wire and guide wires) if there is a
risk of a thunderstorm.
1.
Make sure the wires are marked with the
supplied markers to simplify reconnecting. The
charging station’s connections are marked AR,
AL, Guide.
2.
Disconnect all wires.
3.
Close the cover to the charging station to protect
the connections from rain.
4.
Connect all the wires if there is no longer arisk of
thunder. It is important that each wire is
connected to the right place.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8.6 Replacing the blades
WARNING
Always use original blades and
screws when replacing. Only
replacing the blades and reusing the
screw can result in a screw wearing
during mowing and shearing. The
blades can then be propelled from
under the body and cause serious
injury.
There are three blades on the robotic lawnmower,
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.
Use GARDENA approved original blades only.
To replace the blades:
1.
Set the main switch in position 0.
2.
Wear protective gloves.
3.
Turn the robotic lawnmower upside down.
4.
Rotate the skid plate so that its hole aligns with
the screw for the blade. Applies to the R70Li
only.
5.
Remove the screw. Use a straight slot or
cross-tip screwdriver.
6.
Remove the blade and the screw.
7.
Screw on the new blade and the new screw.
8.7 Replacing the battery
The battery is maintenance-free, but has a limited life
span of 2 to 4 years.
Battery life is dependent on the length of the season
and how many hours a day the robotic lawnmower is
used. A long season or many hours of use a day
means that the battery must be replaced more
regularly.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Fully charge the battery at the end of the
season before winter storage.
Replacing the battery
If the operating times for the robotic lawnmower 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 robotic
lawnmower maintains a well-cut lawn.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always use original batteries. Compatibility
with other batteries cannot be guaranteed.
1.
Set the main switch in position 0.
2.
Lower the cutting height to its lowest position.
3.
Turn the robotic lawnmower upside down. Place
the robotic lawnmower on a soft and clean
surface to avoid scratching the body and the
display cover.
4.
Clean around the battery cover.
5.
Unscrew the four screws to the battery cover
(Torx 20) and remove the battery cover.
6.
Pull out the battery by pulling on the strap.
7.
Fit a new original battery.
NOTE! Press on the contact strip to fit the battery
in place and not on the battery pack itself.
8.
Fit the battery cover. If the seal on the battery
cover is visibly damaged, the entire battery cover
must be replaced.
9.
Screw in place the four screws for the battery
cover (Torx 20).
10. Reset the cutting height to the required level.
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
9. Troubleshooting
In this chapter, a number of messages are listed 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 robotic lawnmower does not work as
expected.
More suggestions for steps to take in the event of malfunction or symptoms can be found on
www.gardena.com.
9.1 Messages
Below a number of messages are listed which may be shown in the display of the robotic lawnmower.
Contact GARDENA Central Service if the same message appears often. See Memo on page 4.
Message
Cause
Action
Wheel motor blocked,
left
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Check the drive wheel and remove
the grass or other object.
Wheel motor blocked,
right
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Check the drive wheel and remove
the grass or other object.
Cutting system
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 robotic lawnmower and if
possible prevent the collection of
water in the working area.
The transformer is not connected.
Check the wall socket connection and
whether an earth-fault 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 29.
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. See 9.4 Finding
breaks in the loop wire on page 75.
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 the robotic
lawnmower and the charging station
has been broken.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the
charging station and generate a new
loop signal via Security -> New loop
signal.
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
The robotic lawnmower has got
caught in something.
Free the robotic lawnmower and
rectify the reason for it becoming
trapped.
The robotic lawnmower is stuck
behind a number of obstacles.
Check if there are any obstacles
which make it hard for the robotic
lawnmower 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 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.
Disturbances from metal objects
(fences, reinforcement steel) or
buried cables close by.
Try moving the boundary wire.
The robotic lawnmower finds it hard
to distinguish the signal from another
robotic lawnmower installation close
by.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the
charging station and generate a new
loop signal via Security -> New loop
signal.
The robotic lawnmower cannot find
the charging station.
Check that the charging station and
the guide wire are installed in
accordance with the instructions in
Chapter 3. Installation on page 17.
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 72.
The battery is spent.
Replace the battery. See
8.7 Replacing the battery on page 67.
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 72.
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
GARDENA Central Service if you
forget the PIN code. See Memo on
page 4.
Outside working area
Low battery
Wrong PIN
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Message
Cause
Action
Right wheel
overloaded
Left wheel overloaded
The robotic lawnmower has got
caught in something.
Free the robotic lawnmower 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
robotic lawnmower.
No drive
The robotic lawnmower has got
caught in something.
Free the robotic lawnmower 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
robotic lawnmower.
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 23.
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 30.
The contact between the charging
strips and contact strips may be poor
and the robotic lawnmower has made
a number of attempts to charge.
Put the robotic lawnmower in the
charging station and check that the
charging strips and contact strips
make good contact.
An object is obstructing the robotic
lawnmower.
Remove the object.
Stuck in charging
station
There is an object in the way of the
robotic lawnmower preventing it from
leaving the charging station.
Remove the object.
Upside down
The robotic lawnmower is leaning too
much or has turned over.
Turn the robotic lawnmower the right
way up.
Needs manual
charging
The robotic lawnmower is set in the
MAN operating mode.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the
charging station. This behaviour is
normal and no action is required.
Next start hh:mm
The timer setting prevents the robotic
lawnmower from operating.
Change the timer settings. See
6.3 Timer on page 46.
The rest period is in progress. The
robotic lawnmower has an inbuilt
standby period according to the
Standby time table.
This behaviour is normal and no
action is required. See 4.2 Using the
timer on page 37.
The rest period is in progress. The
robotic lawnmower has an inbuilt
standby period according to the
Standby time table.
This behaviour is normal and no
action is required. See 4.2 Using the
timer on page 37.
Charging station
blocked
The day's mowing is
complete
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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.gardena.com. If you still need help with troubleshooting,
please contact GARDENA Central Service. See Memo on page 4.
Light
Cause
Action
Solid green light
Everything in order
No action required
Green flashing light
The signals are good and ECO mode
is activated.
No action required. For more
information on ECO mode, see 6.6
Settings.
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 29.
Break in the boundary loop
Find out where the break is. Replace
the damaged section of the boundary
wire with a new loop wire and splice
using an original coupler. See
9.4 Finding breaks in the loop wire on
page 75.
The guide wire is not connected to
the charging station
Check that the guide wire connector
is properly connected to the charging
station. See 9.4 Finding breaks in the
loop wire on page 75.
Break in the guide wire
Find out where the break is. Replace
the damaged section of the guide
wire with a new loop wire and splice
using an original coupler.
Red flashing light
Interruption in the charging station's
antenna
Contact GARDENA Central Service.
See Memo on page 4.
Solid blue light
Weak signal as the boundary wire is
too long.
No steps have to be taken if the
robotic lawnmower operates as
expected.
Yellow flashing light
Shorten the boundary wire by
reducing the working area or
replacing islands with barriers the
robotic lawnmower can collide with.
Solid red light
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Defective circuit board in the charging
station
Contact GARDENA Central Service.
See Memo on page 4.
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9.3 Symptoms
If your robotic lawnmower does not work as expected, follow the troubleshooting guide below.
There is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on www.gardena.com which provides more detailed
answers to a number of standard questions. Contact GARDENA Central Service if you still cannot find the
reason for the fault. See Memo on page 4.
Symptom
Cause
Action
The robotic
lawnmower has
difficulty docking
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 9.4 Finding breaks in
the loop wire on page 75.
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 18.
The robotic lawnmower works too few
hours per day.
Increase the mowing time. See
6.3 Timer on page 46.
The proportion setting is incorrect in
relation to the layout of the working
area
Check that the correct Proportion
value is selected.
The shape of the working area
requires the use of both Remote start
1 and Remote start 2 for the robotic
lawnmower to find its way to all
remote areas.
Also use Remote start 2 to steer
the robotic lawnmower to a
remote area. See 6.4 Installation,
R70Li, R80Li on page 49. Applies
to the GARDENA R70Li, R80Li
only.
Working area too large.
Try limiting the working area or
extending the working time.
See 6.3 Timer on page 46.
Dull blades.
Replace all the blades and screws so
that the rotating parts are balanced.
See 8.6 Replacing the blades on
page 67.
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 8.3 Cleaning on
page 65.
Uneven mowing
results
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Symptom
Cause
Action
The robotic
lawnmower runs at
the wrong time
The robotic lawnmower clock needs
to be set.
Set the clock. See 6.6 Settings on
page 54.
The start and stop times for mowing
are incorrect.
Reset the start time and stop time
settings for mowing. See 6.3 Timer
on page 46.
The robotic
lawnmower vibrates
Damaged blades lead to imbalance in
the cutting system.
Inspect the blades and screws and
replace them if necessary. See
8.6 Replacing the blades on page 67.
Many blades in the same position
lead to imbalance in the cutting
system.
Check that only one blade is fitted at
each screw.
The robotic
lawnmower runs, but
the blade disc does
not rotate
The robotic lawnmower searches for
the charging station.
No action The blade disc does not
rotate when the robotic lawnmower is
searching for the charging station.
The robotic
lawnmower mows for
shorter periods than
usual between
charges
Grass or other foreign object blocks
the blade disc.
Remove and clean the blade disc.
See 8.3 Cleaning on page 65.
Both the mowing and
charging times are
shorter than usual
The battery is spent.
Replace the battery. See
8.7 Replacing the battery on page 67.
The robotic
lawnmower is parked
for hours in the
charging station.
The robotic lawnmower has an inbuilt
standby period according to the
Standby time table. See 4.2 Using the
timer on page 37.
No action
The cover has been closed without
the START button first being pressed.
Open the cover, press the START
button and then close the cover.
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
9.4 Finding breaks in the loop wire
Breaks in the loop wire are usually the result of
unconscious physical damage to the wire 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 the high
tension in the wire during installation.
Mowing the grass too low right after the installation can
damage wire 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 wire can also lead to
disruptions first several weeks after the splice was
done. 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 break can be located by gradually halving the
distance of the loop wire 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 72.
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. TROUBLESHOOTING
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 AL and Guide.
If the indicator lamp flashes yellow, then the
break is somewhere on the boundary wire
between AL and the point where the guide wire
is connected to the boundary wire (thick black
line in the illustration).
Guide
b) Put AL and Guide back in their original
positions. Then switch AR and Guide.
If the indicator lamp flashes yellow, then the
break is somewhere on the boundary wire
between AR 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 flashed yellow
in test a) above. Reset all connections to their
original positions. Then disconnect AR. Connect
a new loop wire to AR. 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.
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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 AL instead.
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
R38LiLi
R40Li
R45Li
Length
58 cm
58 cm
58 cm
Width
46 cm
46 cm
46 cm
Height
26 cm
26 cm
26 cm
Weight
7,4 kg
7,4 kg
7,4 kg
Battery
Specialised
Lithium-Ion battery,
18 V/1.6 Ah
Specialised
Lithium-Ion battery,
18 V/1.6 Ah
Specialised
Lithium-Ion battery,
18 V/1.6 Ah
Transformer
230 VAC/21.6 VDC
230 VAC/21.6 VDC
230 VAC/21.6 VDC
Low voltage cable length
10 m
10 m
10 m
Mean energy consumption at
maximum use
7 kWh/month in a
380 m2 working
area
7 kWh/month in a
400 m2 working area
8 kWh/month in a
450 m2 working area
Charge current
1A DC
1A DC
1A DC
Average mowing time
50-70 min
50-70 min
50-70 min
Average charging time
80-100 min
60-80 min
60-80 min
Measured Noise Level
56 dB (A)
56 dB (A)
56 dB (A)
Guaranteed noise level
58 dB (A)
58 dB (A)
58 dB (A)
Cutting system
Three pivoted
cutting blades
Three pivoted cutting
blades
Three pivoted
cutting blades
Blade motor speed
2,900 rpm
2,900 rpm
2,900 rpm
Power consumption during
cutting
20 W +/- 20%
20 W +/- 20%
20 W +/- 20%
Cutting height
2-5 cm
2-5 cm
2-5 cm
Cutting width
17 cm
17 cm
17 cm
Narrowest possible passage
90 cm
90 cm
90 cm
Maximum angle for cutting
area
25%
25%
25%
Maximum angle for boundary
wire
20%
20%
20%
Maximum length boundary
wire
400 m
400 m
400 m
Working capacity
380 m2 +/- 20%
400 m2 +/- 20%
450 m2 +/- 20%
Robotic lawnmower
IPX4
IPX4
IPX4
Charging station
IPX1
IPX1
IPX1
Transformer
IPX4
IPX4
IPX4
Dimensions
Electrical system
Noise emissions
Mowing
IP-classification
Full compatibility cannot be guaranteed between the robotic lawnmower and other types of wireless
systems such as remote controls, radio transmitters, hearing loops, buried electric animal fencing or
similar.
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Data
R50LiLi
R70Li
R80Li
Length
58 cm
58 cm
58 cm
Width
46 cm
46 cm
46 cm
Height
26 cm
26 cm
26 cm
Weight
7,4 kg
7,4 kg
7,4 kg
Battery
Specialised
Lithium-Ion battery,
18 V/1.6 Ah
Specialised
Lithium-Ion battery,
18 V/1.6 Ah
Specialised
Lithium-Ion battery,
18 V/1.6 Ah
Transformer
230 VAC/21.6 VDC
230 VAC/21.6 VDC
230 VAC/21.6 VDC
Low voltage cable length
10 m
10 m
10 m
Mean energy consumption at
maximum use
9 kWh/month in a
500 m2 working
area
12 kWh/month in a
700 m2 working area
14 kWh/month in a
800 m2 working area
Charge current
1A DC
1.5A DC
1.5A DC
Average mowing time
50-70 min
50-70 min
50-70 min
Average charging time
80-100 min
60-80 min
60-80 min
Measured Noise Level
56 dB (A)
58 dB (A)
58 dB (A)
Guaranteed noise level
58 dB (A)
60 dB (A)
60 dB (A)
Cutting system
Three pivoted
cutting blades
Three pivoted cutting
blades
Three pivoted
cutting blades
Blade motor speed
2,900 rpm
2,900 rpm
2,900 rpm
Power consumption during
cutting
20 W +/- 20%
20 W +/- 20%
20 W +/- 20%
Cutting height
2-5 cm
2-5 cm
2-5 cm
Cutting width
17 cm
17 cm
17 cm
Narrowest possible passage
90 cm
60 cm
60 cm
Maximum angle for cutting
area
25%
25%
25%
Maximum angle for boundary
wire
20%
20%
20%
Maximum length boundary
wire
400 m
400 m
400 m
Working capacity
500 m2 +/- 20%
700 m2 +/- 20%
800 m2 +/- 20%
Robotic lawnmower
IPX4
IPX4
IPX4
Charging station
IPX1
IPX1
IPX1
Transformer
IPX4
IPX4
IPX4
Dimensions
Electrical system
Noise emissions
Mowing
IP-classification
Full compatibility cannot be guaranteed between the robotic lawnmower and other types of wireless
systems such as remote controls, radio transmitters, hearing loops, buried electric animal fencing or
similar.
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11. GUARANTEE TERMS
11. Guarantee terms
GARDENA guarantees this product's functionality for a
period of two years (from date of purchase). The
guarantee covers serious faults relating to materials or
manufacturing faults. Within the guarantee period, we
will replace the product or repair it at no charge if the
following terms are met:
• The robotic lawnmower and the charging station
may only be used in compliance with the
instructions in this Operator's Manual.
• Users or non-authorized third parties are not
permitted to attempt to repair the product.
Examples of faults which are not included in the guarantee:
• Damage caused by water seepage from
underneath the robotic lawnmower. This
damage is normally caused by laundry or
irrigation systems or holes/hollows in the
working area when pools of water are formed
when it rains.
• Damage caused by shortened low-voltage cable.
• Damage caused by lightning.
• Damage caused by incorrect battery storage or
handling.
• Damage caused by using a battery that is not an
original battery.
• Damage to the loop wire.
• Damage to the body or its suspension caused
by improper storage.
The blades and wheels are seen as disposable and
are not covered by the guarantee.
If an error occurs with your GARDENA robotic
lawnmower, please contact GARDENA Central
Services (see Memo on page 4) for further
instructions. Please have the receipt and the robotic
lawnmower's serial number at hand when contacting
GARDENA Central Service.
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12. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
12. Environmental
information
Symbols on the GARDENA robotic lawnmower or its
packaging indicate that this product cannot be
handled as domestic waste. It should instead be left
at a suitable recycling centre to recycle its electronic
components and batteries. See 8.7 Replacing the
battery for disassembling of the battery.
By ensuring that this product is taken care of
correctly, you can help to counteract the potential
negative impact on the environment and people that
can otherwise result through the incorrect waste
management of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling this
product, contact your municipality, your domestic
waste service or the shop from where you purchased
the product.
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13. EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
13. EU Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of conformity (Only applies to Europe)
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel.: +46-36-146500, hereby declares under sole
responsibility that the robotic lawnmowers GARDENA R38Li, GARDENA R40Li, GARDENA R45Li,
GARDENA R50Li, GaARDENA R70Li & GARDENA R80Li with serial numbers dating year 2014
week 40 and onwards (the year and week is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial
number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL'S DIRECTIVE:
•
Directive “relating to machinery” 2006/42/EC.
•
Particular requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers IEC 60335-2-107:2012.
•
Directive on “restriction of use of certain hazardous substances” 2011/65/EU
•
Directive “relating to noise emissions from outdoor equipment” 2000/14/EC.
See also the Technical Data chapter for information regarding noise emissions and the cutting
width. The notified body 0404, SMP Svensk Maskinprovning AB, Fyrisborgsgatan 3, SE-754 50
Uppsala, Sweden, has issued the report regarding the assessment of conformity according to
annex VI to the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE of May 8, 2000 “relating to noise emissions in the
environment” 2000/14/EC.
The certificates have got the numbers: 01/901/204 for GARDENA R70Li & GARDENA R80Li,
01/901/163 for GARDENA R38Li, GARDENA R40Li, GARDENA R45Li & GARDENA R50Li.
•
Directive “relating to electromagnetic compatibility” 2004/108/EC and applicable supplements.
The following standards have been applied:
- 61000-6-3:2007/A1:2011 (emission)
- 61000-6-1:2007 (immunity)
- EN 62233:2008 (electromagnetic fields)
Huskvarna, 28 September 2014
Tom Söberg, Director of R&D Electric, Husqvarna robotic lawnmowers
(Authorized representative for Husqvarna AB and responsible for technical documentation)
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