OM, Automower, 230 ACX, 220 AC, 2010-05

OM, Automower, 230 ACX, 220 AC, 2010-05
h u sqvarna AUTOMOWE R ®
230 ACX / 220 AC
ope r ator’s man ual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction and safety ..............................................................
1.1 Introduction .....................................................................................
1.2 Symbols on Automower® ..........................................................
1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s Manual ..........................................
1.4 Safety instructions ........................................................................
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2. Presentation ..................................................................................
2.1 Automower®, what’s what? ....................................................
2.2 Function of Automower® ...........................................................
2.3 Search method ............................................................................
2.4 More than one Automower® in a garden .............................
2.5 One Automower® in several gardens ...................................
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3. Installation .....................................................................................
3.1 Preparations .................................................................................
3.2 Installation of the charging station .......................................
3.3 Charging the battery ..................................................................
3.4 Installation of the boundary wire ...........................................
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire ..............................................
3.6 Checking the installation .........................................................
3.7 Linking Automower® to the charging station .....................
3.8 Installation of the guide wire ..................................................
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4. Use ....................................................................................................
4.1 Charging a discharged battery ...............................................
4.2 Using the timer ............................................................................
4.3 Starting Automower® .................................................................
4.4 Stopping Automower® ...............................................................
4.5 Restart ............................................................................................
4.6 Switching off Automower® .......................................................
4.7 Adjusting the cutting height .....................................................
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5. Control panel ................................................................................
5.1 Shortcuts .......................................................................................
5.2 Programs .......................................................................................
5.3 Select ..............................................................................................
5.4 Numbers ........................................................................................
5.5 Main switch ...................................................................................
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6. Menu functions ............................................................................
6.1 Main menu ....................................................................................
6.2 Automower® main menu, menu overview ...........................
6.3 Commands (1) .............................................................................
6.4 Timer (2) ........................................................................................
6.5 Installation (3) ..............................................................................
6.6 Settings (4) ...................................................................................
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47
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49
57
7. Garden example .......................................................................... 62
8. Maintenance ..................................................................................
8.1 Battery ............................................................................................
8.2 Winter storage .............................................................................
8.3 Service ...........................................................................................
8.4 After winter storage ....................................................................
8.5 Cleaning ........................................................................................
8.6 Replacing the blades ................................................................
8.7 Transport and moving ...............................................................
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9. Trouble shooting ........................................................................ 73
9.1 Fault messages ........................................................................... 73
9.2 Fault symptom ............................................................................. 75
10. Technical data ........................................................................... 76
11. Environmental information .................................................. 76
12. EU declaration of conformity .............................................. 77
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product development and therefore reserves the right to modify
the design and appearance and function of products without prior notice. This Operator's Manual deals with
version 2.7x of the mower’s control program.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1. Introduction and
safety
1.1 Introduction
Congratulations on your choice of an exceptionally
high quality product. To get the best results from your
Husqvarna Automower® requires knowledge of its
function. This Operator's manual contains important
information about the mower, how you install it and
how you use it.
The following system is used in the Operator's manual
to make this easier:
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Text written in italics is a text that is shown on the
mower's display or is a reference to another
section of the Operator's manual.
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Words written in bold are one of the buttons on
the mower's keypad.
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Words written in UPPERCASE and italics refer to
the position of the main switch and the different
operating modes on the mower.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Read through the Operator’s Manual carefully
and understand the content before using
your Automower®.
WARNING
Automower® can be dangerous if
incorrectly used.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1.2 Symbols on Automower®
These symbols can be found on the lawn mover. Study
them carefully so you understand their significance.
•
Read through the Operator’s Manual carefully
and understand the content before using your
Automower®.
•
The warnings and safety instructions in this
Operator’s Manual must be carefully followed if
the mower is to be used safely and efficiently.
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Automower® can only start when the main switch
is moved to the ON position and the correct PIN
code has been entered. Inspection and/or
maintenance must be carried out with the main
switch set to OFF.
•
Keep your hands and feet away from the rotating
blades. Never place your hands or feet close to
or under the body when Automower® is in
operation.
•
Do not ride on Automower®.
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Noise emission to surroundings. The machine's
emission is specified in chapter Technical data
and on label.
•
This product conforms to the applicable
EU Directives.
•
This product must be left at an appropriate
recycling station.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s
Manual
These symbols can be found in the Operator’s Manual.
Study them carefully so you understand their
significance.
•
Inspection and/or maintenance must be carried
out with the main switch set to OFF.
•
Always wear protective gloves when working
with the mower’s underframe.
•
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean Automower®.
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A warning box indicates a risk of personal injury
exist, especially when the stated instructions are
not followed.
OFF
WARNING
Xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxx.
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An information box indicates a risk of material
damage exist, especially when the stated
instructions are not followed. The box is also
used where there is a risk of user error.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxx.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1.4 Safety instructions
Use
•
Please read the Operator's Manual carefully and
make sure you understand the instructions
before using Automower®.
•
It is not permitted to modify the original design of
Automower®. 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.
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Start Automower® according to the instructions.
When the main switch is in the ON position;
make sure you keep your hands and feet away
from the rotating blades. Never put your hands
and feet under the mower.
•
Never lift up Automower® or carry it around when
the main switch is in the ON position.
•
Do not let persons who do not know how
Automower® works and behaves use the mower.
•
Never use Automower® if persons, especially
children, or pets, are in the immediate vicinity.
•
Do not put anything on top of Automower® or its
charging station.
•
Do not allow Automower® to be used with a
defective blade disc or body. Neither should it be
used with defective blades, screws, nuts or cables.
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Do not use Automower® if the main switch does
not work.
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Always switch off Automower® using the main
switch when you do not intend to use the mower.
Automower® can only start when the main switch
is moved to the ON position and the correct PIN
code has been entered.
•
Automower® must never be used at the same time
as a sprinkler. In this case use the timer function,
see 6.4 Timer (2) on page 47, so the mower and
sprinkler never run simultaneously.
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Husqvarna AB does not guarantee full
compatibility between Automower® and other
types of wireless systems such as remote
controls, radio transmitters, buried electric animal
fencing or similar.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
Transport
The original packaging should be used when
transporting Automower® over long distances.
To safely move from or within the working area:
1.
Press the STOP button to stop the mower.
If the anti-theft alarm (see page 59) is activated;
enter the first digit of the PIN code.
You select the four digit PIN code when you start
the mower for the first time, see page 31.
2.
Move the main switch to the OFF position if you
intend to carry the mower.
3.
Carry the mower by the handle at the rear under
the mower. Carry the mower with the blade disc
away from the body.
Maintenance
WARNING
When the mower is turned upside
down the main switch must always
be set to the OFF position.
ON
OFF
The main switch should be set to the
OFF position during all work on the
mower’s underframe, such as
cleaning or replacing the blades.
•
Inspect Automower® each week and replace any
damaged or worn parts.
Check especially that the blades and blade disc
are not damaged. Replace all blades and screws
at the same time if necessary so that the rotating
parts are balanced, see 8. Maintenance on
page 67.
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2. PRESENTATION
2. Presentation
This chapter contains information you should be aware
of when planning the installation.
An installation of Husqvarna Automower® includes four
main components:
Automower®, an automatic lawn mower that mows
the lawn by moving in essentially an irregular pattern.
The mower is powered by a maintenance-free
battery.
Charging station, where your Automower® returns
when the charge level in the battery becomes too low.
The charging station has three functions:
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To send control signals along the boundary wire.
•
To send out signals so Automower® finds the
charging station.
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To charge Automower® battery.
Transformer, which is connected between the
charging station and a 230V wall socket. The
transformer is connected to the wall socket via an
integrated power cord and to the charging station via
a 20 m long low voltage cable. The low voltage cable
must not be extended. The low voltage cable must
not be shortened nor extended.
Wire, laid in a loop around Automower®’s working
area. The boundary wire is laid around the edges of
the lawn and around objects and plants that the
mower must not run into. The wire is also used for
any guide wires.
The wire supplied with the installation is 400 m long
(250 m for 220 AC). If this is not sufficient more wire
can be purchased, with a connector, and spliced onto
the existing wire.
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2. PRESENTATION
2.1 Automower®, what’s what?
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The numbers in the picture correspond to:
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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11.
12.
13.
Charging strip
Cutting height adjustment cover
Catch button to open the cutting height adjustment
cover
Front wheel
Drive wheel
Body
Stop button
Keypad
Display
Main switch
Handle
Chassis box with electronics, battery and motors
Skid plate
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24.
Blade disc
Charging station
Contact strips
LED for operation check of the boundary wire
Loop wire for the boundary wire and guide wire
Transformer with power cord
Low voltage cable
Staples
Connector for the loop wire
Screws for securing the charging station
Measurement gauge for help when installing the
boundary wire
25. Solderless coupler for the loop wire
26. Operator’s Manual
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2.2 Function of Automower®
Capacity
Automower® is recommended for lawns up to 3000 m2
(1800 m2 for 220 AC).
How large an area is mown depends primarily on the
condition of the blades and the type of grass, growth
rate and humidity. The shape of the garden is also
significant. If the garden mainly consists of open lawns,
Automower® can mow more per hour than if the garden
consists of several small lawns separated by trees,
flower beds and passages.
How long Automower® mows and recharges can vary
depending on, among others, the ambient
temperature. Up to about 25 °C a fully charged
Automower® mows for approximately 60 - 90 minutes,
(40 - 60 minutes for 220 AC), depending on the age of
the battery and the thickness of the grass. The mower
then charges for 45 - 60 minutes. Above 25 °C both the
mowing and charging times gradually drop.
Mowing technique
The mowing system used by Automower® is based on
an effective and energy efficient principle. Unlike
normal lawn mowers, Automower® cuts the grass
instead of striking it off.
We recommend you allow Automower® to mainly mow
in dry weather to obtain the best possible result.
Automower® can even mow in the rain, however, wet
grass easily collects on the mower and the risk of
slipping on steep slopes is greater. To keep the drive
wheels clean and thus increase traction, use
Automower® wheel brushes (505 13 27-01).
When there is a risk of thunder Automower® should not
stand in the charging station. When there is a risk of a
thunder storm, the 230 V plug should be removed from
the mains socket and the boundary wire disconnected
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.
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2. PRESENTATION
Working method
Automower® automatically mows the lawn.
It continuously combines mowing and charging.
The charging station sends out a signal that
Automower® can sense at a distance of 6 - 7 metres.
The mower starts to search for the charging station
when the battery charge becomes too low.
Automower® does not mow when it is searching for
the charging station.
When Automower® searches for the charging station
it uses one or more of three different search methods:
Irregular, Follow boundary wire and Follow guide
wire. For more information about the search
methods, see 2.3 Search method on page 15 and
Follow loop in (3-2-2) on page 53.
When the battery is charged the mower reverses,
turns around and leaves the charging station in a
randomly selected direction within the exit sector
90° - 270°.
To make it easier for Automower® to reach all parts of
the garden you can manually set how the mower will
leave the charging station, see 6.5 Installation (3) on
page 49.
When Automower® body hits an obstacle, the mower
reverses and selects a new direction.
Two sensors, at the front and back on Automower®,
sense when the mower approaches the boundary
wire. Automower® overruns the wire by up to
27 centimetres before it turns. The overrun length
can be set, see Drive past wire (3-4-1) on page 57.
The STOP button on the top of Automower® is mainly
used to stop the mower when it’s running. When the
STOP button is pressed a cover opens, behind which
there is a control panel. The STOP button remains
depressed until the cover is closed again. This acts
as start inhibitor.
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2. PRESENTATION
The control panel on the top of Automower® is where
you manage all the mower settings. The main switch
is also located on the control panel. Open the control
panel cover by pressing down the STOP button.
When the main switch is turned ON for the first time, a
start-up sequence begins which includes: selection of
the language, time format, date format and four digit
PIN code, plus setting of the time and date, see
page 31.
The selected PIN code must then be entered each
time the main switch is moved to the ON position.
This theft-prevention function is called Time lock
(4-1-2) and Automower® has this function activated as
a default setting. The function also means that the
mower stops mowing after a set number of days and
will not continue until the correct PIN code has been
entered. The function can be deactivated or changed
as required. For more information about Time lock
(4-1-2), see page 58.
Automower® can enter a sleep mode to save power.
The display on the control panel is then completely
dimmed.
The sleep mode is activated 25 minutes after the
STOP button has been pressed and then not reset to
the operating mode. Automower® is then activated by
switching the main switch off and on.
The sleep mode can also be activated in the event of
a fault occurring during mowing or charging and
which is not rectified within 25 minutes. Automower®
is then activated by pressing the STOP button.
Movement pattern
The mower’s movement pattern is irregular and is
determined by Automower® itself. A movement
pattern is never repeated. This mowing system
means the lawn is mown equally without any mowing
lines.
If Automower® enters an area where it senses the
grass is longer than earlier, it can change the
movement pattern. It can then mow in a square
pattern to cover the area of longer grass more
systematically.
When Automower® mows in a square pattern, this is
known as square mode cutting. The mower must
have been operational for more than 6 hours in order
for Automower® to start square mode cutting.
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2. PRESENTATION
2.3 Search method
Automower® can be set to search for the charging
station in three different ways. Using the setting
options the three search methods can be combined to
optimise the search for the charging station. The
required search method or methods depends on the
shape of the garden.
Search method 1: Irregular
Automower® runs irregularly until it finds the charging
station.
This search method is best for an installation that has
an open lawn and no narrow passages (narrower
than about 3 metres).
The advantage of this search method is that there is
no risk of leaving tracks in the grass after the mower.
The disadvantage is that the search times can be
somewhat longer.
Search method 2: Follow boundary wire
Automower® runs irregularly until it reaches the
boundary wire. The mower then follows the boundary
wire in to the charging station.
This search method is best for an installation that has an
open lawn with wide passages (wider than about
3 metres) and no, or only a small, island.
The advantage of this search method is that the search
times are generally short.
The disadvantage is that tracks can be formed to a
certain extent in the grass behind the mower. Problems
can also arise if there are narrow passages or a large
number of islands, for example, bushes. Automower®
circles an island roughly twice, which can take a long time
and create tracks.
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2. PRESENTATION
Search method 3: Follow guide wire
Automower® runs irregularly until it reaches the guide
wire. The mower then follows the guide wire in to the
charging station.
The guide wire is an extra wire that is laid from the
charging station, out towards a remote part of the
working area or through a narrow passage and is then
connected to the boundary wire. Up to two guide wires
can be installed for 230 ACX. For more information, see
3.8 Installation of the guide wire on page 32.
This search method is best for an installation that has
numerous or large islands, narrow passages or steep
slopes.
The advantage of this search method is that the search
times are generally short.
The disadvantage is that the mower can leave tracks in
the grass along the length of the guide wire.
2.4 More than one Automower® in
a garden
If you install more than one Automower® in the same
area of lawn, each mower must have its own PIN code.
A complete installation, including charging station, is
required for each mower. The boundary wires for the
different installations can be routed next to each other.
Contact your dealer for further information.
2.5 One Automower® in several
gardens
One Automower® can easily be used for more than one
garden, where each garden has its own charging
station and boundary wire. The mower can then have
the same PIN code for all gardens.
Contact your dealer for further information.
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3. INSTALLATION
3. Installation
This chapter describes how you install Husqvarna
Automower®. Before starting the installation read the
previous chapter 2. Presentation.
Read the whole of this chapter too before starting the
installation. How the installation is made also affects
how well Automower® will work. It is therefore
important to plan the installation carefully.
Planning is simplified if you make a sketch of the
working area, including all obstacles. This makes it
easier to see the ideal positions for the charging
station, boundary wire and guide wire, if used. Draw on
the sketch how the boundary wire and the guide wire, if
used, should be routed.
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 Checking the installation.
3.7 Linking Automower® to the charging station.
3.8 Installation of the guide wire.
To carry out a complete start-up of Automower® the
charging station must be in position and connected,
the boundary wire connected, and the mower
connected to the charging station. If you would like to
start the mower without having completed the full
boundary installation, you can connect a temporary
short loop around the mower.
3.1 Preparations
1.
If the lawn in the proposed working area is taller
than 10 cm, mow it using a normal lawn mower.
Then collect the clippings.
2.
Read carefully through all the steps before the
installation.
3.
Check that all parts for the installation are
included:
The numbers in brackets refer to the detail
diagram 2.1 Automower®, what’s what? on
page 11.
• Operator’s Manual (26)
• Automower®
• Charging station (15)
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• Loop wire for the boundary wire and guide wire
(18)
• Transformer (19)
• Low voltage cable (20)
• Staples (21)
• Connector for the loop wire (22)
• Screws for the charging station (23)
• Measurement gauge (24)
• Solderless coupler for the loop wire (25)
During installation you will also need: A hammer to
knock the staples into the ground, combination pliers,
and a straight spade if the boundary wire is to be
buried.
3.2 Installation of the charging
station
Ideal position of the charging station
For examples of good positioning of the charging
station, see 7. Garden example on page 62.
If you are going to install a guide wire, read 3.8
Installation of the guide wire, see page 32, before
choosing the position of the charging station.
The charging station must be positioned with a great
deal of free area in front of it (at least 3 metres). It
should also be positioned centrally in the working
area so that Automower® can easily find the charging
station and quickly reach all parts of the working area.
It is a good idea to place the charging station in the
shadow. The battery is spared if it is charged in the
lowest possible ambient temperature.
The charging station must be positioned on relatively
level ground. The height difference must not differ
more than 5 cm between the front and rear of the
charging station.
The charging station must not be positioned so that
its plate bends.
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3. INSTALLATION
Consider the distance to a wall socket when choosing
the position. The charging station should be
connected to a 230V wall socket via the low voltage
cable and transformer.
The supplied low voltage cable is 20 metres long.
Tip! It is possible to let the low voltage cable cross
the working area. It must then be either stapled down
or buried. In some cases there is a better positioning
option for the charging station than close to a house
wall or by the closest wall socket.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The low voltage cable must not under any
circumstances be shortened or extended.
The transformer must be placed where it is well
ventilated and is not exposed to direct sunlight. It is
also beneficial if the transformer can be placed under a
roof.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The mains cable on the transformer must not
be replaced. In those cases the mains cable
has been damaged, the transformer must be
discarded and replaced by a new one.
It is recommended to use an earth fault-breaker when
connecting the transformer to the wall socket.
Do not put the charging station in a corner or pocket
in the working area.
Avoid placing the charging station in a narrow
passage (narrower than about 3 metres).
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3. INSTALLATION
Do not position the charging station so that the mower
can come closer than 3 metres behind the charging
station (for example on a narrow point). The mower
will not then find the charging station.
Installation and connecting the charging
station
1.
Position the charging station in a suitable spot.
2.
Attach the charging station to the ground using
the supplied screws.
3.
Ensure the screws are secured all the way down
in the countersink.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is not permitted to make new holes in the
plate. Only the existing holes may be used to
secure the plate to the ground.
4.
Connect the low voltage cable to the charging
station.
Only use original cable and transformer.
5.
Connect the low voltage cable to the transformer.
The connectors may be slightly difficult to
connect, as they are moisture-proof.
6.
Connect the transformer’s power cord to a 230V
wall socket. It is preferable to use an earth-fault
breaker as recommended.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not tread or walk on the charging station
plate.
3.3 Charging the battery
Automower® is supplied with an uncharged battery. As
soon as the charging station is connected, it is possible
to charge the mower.
1.
Set the main switch to the OFF position.
2.
Place Automower® in the charging station to
charge the battery while you are laying the
boundary wire.
From an uncharged state the battery takes about
1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours until it is fully charged.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Automower® cannot be used before the
installation is complete.
3.4 Installation of the boundary wire
The boundary wire can be installed in one of the
following ways:
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Securing the wire to the ground with staples.
It is preferable to staple down the boundary cable,
if you want to make adjustments to the boundary
wire during the first few weeks of operation.
•
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.
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Best position for the boundary wire
The boundary wire should be laid so it:
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Forms a loop around the working area for
Automower®. Only an original boundary wire must
be used. This is tinned and has a high quality
insulation to withstand the dampness in the
ground.
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Maintains a maximum distance of 35 metres from
Automower® in the entire working area.
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Ideally not longer than 500 metres. For
installations where a longer boundary wire of up to
800 metres is required, we recommend a Signal
amplifier (522 42 58-01) which is available as an
accessory.
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The boundary wire is laid at different distances
from obstacles depending on what the working
area borders. The picture below shows how the
boundary wire should be routed around the
working area and around obstacles.
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3. INSTALLATION
Boundaries for the working area
If a high obstacle, for example a wall or fence,
borders the working area, the boundary wire should
be laid 35 cm from the obstacle. This will prevent
Automower® from colliding with the obstacle and
reduce body wear.
35 cm
If the working area borders against a small ditch, for
example, a flower bed or a small elevation, e.g. a low
verge (3 - 5 cm), the boundary wire should be laid
30 cm inside the working area. This prevents the
wheels from driving into the ditch or up onto the
verge.
30cm
If the working area borders against a flat path or the
like that lies level with the lawn, it is possible to allow
Automower® to run a little over the path. The
boundary wire should then be laid 10 cm from the
edge of the path.
10 cm
When the working area is divided by a flat slab path
that is level with the lawn, it is possible to allow
Automower® to run over the path. It can be an
advantage to lay the boundary wire under the slabs.
The boundary wire can also be laid in the joint
between the slabs.
Note! Automower® must never run over a gravel path
or similar material, which can damage the blades.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If the working area is adjacent to water
bodies, slopes or precipices, the boundary
wire should be supplemented with a fence or
the like. The height must then be at least 15
cm. This will prevent Automower® from
ending up outside the working area under
any circumstances.
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3. INSTALLATION
When Automower® searches for the charging station or
follows the loop according to the function Follow loop
(3-2) (see page 51), it runs along the side of the
boundary wire at a specific distance. The Corridor
width (3-2-3) function determines the distance from the
boundary wire that the mower shall run. It is
recommended to state as high a Corridor width value
as possible. A high Corridor width value reduces the
risk of tracks forming. For more information about
Corridor width (3-2-3), see page 54.
In exceptional cases Automower® can be set to
straddle the boundary wire, that is to say, half the
mower inside the loop and the other half outside. The
boundary wire must then be kept at a distance of
about 40 cm from all the boundaries of the working
area and from the edges of a passage.
Boundaries within the working area
Use the boundary wire to demarcate areas inside the
working area by creating islands around obstacles
that can not withstand a collision, for example, flower
beds and fountains. Run the cable out to the area,
route it around the area to be demarcated and then
back along the same route. If staples are used, the
wire should be laid under the same staple on the
return route. When the boundary wire to and from the
island are close together, the mower can drive over
the wire.
Obstacles that can withstand a collision, for example,
trees or bushes higher than 15 cm, do not need to be
demarcated by the boundary wire. Automower® will
turn when it collides with this type of obstacle.
However, for the most gentle and silent operation, it is
preferable to demarcate all fixed objects in and around
the working area.
Obstacles that slope slightly, for example, stones or
large trees with raised roots, should be demarcated
or removed. Automower® can otherwise slide up onto
this kind of obstacle causing the blades to be
damaged.
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3. INSTALLATION
Secondary areas
It is recommended to create a secondary area when
the working area is made up of two areas that are
joined by a passage where the distance between the
boundary wires is less than 60 cm. Run the boundary
wire then around the secondary area so that it forms
an island outside of the main area.
Secondary
area
Automower® must be moved manually between the
main and secondary areas. Use the MAN operating
mode when Automower® shall mow a secondary
area.
Instead of creating an island with the existing
boundary wire, a secondary area generator can
ideally be used. A secondary area generator can be
purchased as an accessory. Contact your dealer for
further information.
Main area
Passages when mowing
Long narrow passages and areas, narrower than
1.5 - 2 metres, should be avoided. When Automower®
mows there is a risk that it runs around in the passage
or area for a too long a period. The lawn will then look
flattened.
Passages when searching for the charging station
The distance between the boundary wires in a
passage must be at least 3 metres in order for
Automower® to follow the boundary wire through the
passage without the need of changing the mower's
default settings. When the distance is less than
3 metres, there are two options available that permit
Automower® to run through the passage.
1.
Install a guide wire.
Secondary
area
Main area
At least 3 m
When the distance between the boundary wires
is less than 3 metres, it is recommended to
install a guide wire through the passage. For
more information about the guide wire, see 3.8
Installation of the guide wire on page 32.
Usually the installation of the guide wire is the best
solution with narrow passages.
The narrowest passage that Automower® can run
through with the help of a guide wire is 60 cm
between the boundary wires.
2.
Change the Corridor width setting (3-2-3).
When the distance between the boundary wires in
a narrow passage is more than 2 metres it is
possible for Automower® to run through the
passage if a low value is set for the Corridor width
(3-2-3) function (see page 54). However, a low
value involves a large risk of tracks forming along
the entire boundary wire.
The transition between a large area and a passage
should be, if possible, designed like a funnel, with
rounded corners, to make it easier for Automower® to
enter the passage.
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3. INSTALLATION
Slopes
The boundary wire can be laid across a slope that
slants less than 10 %.
The boundary wire should not be laid across a slope
that is steeper than 10 %. There is a risk of
Automower® finding it difficult to turn there. The
mower will then stop and show the fault message
Outside working area. The risk is at its greatest in
damp weather conditions, as the wheels can slip on
the wet grass.
However, the boundary wire can be laid across a
slope steeper than 10 % when there is an obstacle
that Automower® can be permitted to collide with, for
example, a fence or a dense hedge.
Automower® can mow areas inside
the working area that slope up to
35 cm per distance metre (35 %).
Areas that slope more must be
demarcated by the boundary wire.
When any part of the working area's
boundary slopes more than 10 cm
per distance metre (10 %), the
boundary wire must be routed about
35 cm in on flat ground before the
slope starts.
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3. INSTALLATION
Laying out the boundary wire
Run the boundary wire around the working area, but
wait before connecting the wire to the charging
station.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Extra wire must not be placed in coils outside
the boundary wire. This can disrupt
Automower®.
Tip! 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.
If you intend to staple down the boundary wire:
•
Tip! Mow the lawn where the wire is to be laid
using a normal lawn mower or a trimmer. It will
then be easier to lay the wire close to the ground
and the risk of the mower cutting the wire off is
reduced.
•
Make sure to lay the boundary wire tight to the
ground and secure the staples close together with
approximately 75 cm between each staple. The
wire must generally lie close to the ground so, as
not to be cut off before the grass roots have grown
over it.
•
Use a hammer to knock down the staples in the
ground. Exercise care when knocking in the
staples and make sure the wire is not under
strain. Avoid forming the wire in sharp bends.
If you intend to bury the boundary wire:
•
Make sure to place the boundary wire at least
1 cm and a maximum of 20 cm into the ground.
The boundary wire must not be crossed on the path
to and from an island.
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3. INSTALLATION
Laying the boundary wire in towards the charging
station
The boundary wire can be routed in several different
ways in towards the charging station. The best
alternative is to route the wire completely outside the
charging station, see alternative 1. The wire can also
be placed under the charging station plate as shown
in alternative 2 in the illustration. However, the wire
should not be placed outside alternative 2 because it
can then be difficult for Automower® to find the
charging station.
When connecting to the charging station, the right
end of the boundary wire should be guided into the
right-hand hole and the cable's left end in the
left-hand hole.
Joining the boundary wire
If the boundary wire is not long enough and needs to
be spliced: Use original solderless coupler. It is
waterproof and gives a reliable electrical connection.
To splice: Insert both cable ends in the coupler. Now
press down the button on top of the connector fully.
Use a pair of pliers or the like, as the button on the
connector is difficult to press down by hand.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Twisted cables, or a screw terminal
(chock-block), insulated with insulation tape
is not a satisfactory splice. Soil moisture will
cause the conductors to oxidise and after a
while result in a broken circuit.
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1.
2.
3. INSTALLATION
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire
Connect the boundary wire to the charging station:
1.
Lift up the cover on the charging station:
• Grip under the edge of the cover with both
hands and pull straight out towards the sides.
• Now lift the cover straight up.
2.
Slide in the ends of the boundary wire in the
lowermost holes on the charging station and
catch them in the uppermost holes.
The right hand wire end should be inserted in the
right hand hole, and the left hand wire end in the
left hand hole.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The boundary wire must not be crossed when
connecting to the charging station. Therefore
the right hand wire end must be connected to
the right hand connector on the charging
station and vice versa.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.
Place the cable ends in the connector:
• Open the connector.
• Place the wire in the connector grip.
4.
Press the connector together using a pair of
pliers. Press until you hear a click.
5.
Cut off any surplus boundary wire. Cut 1 - 2 cm
above respective connectors.
6.
Press the connector onto the contact pin, marked
A, on the charging station.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The right hand connector should be
connected on the right hand contact pin on
the charging station and vice versa.
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3. INSTALLATION
7.
Refit the cover on the charging station. Ensure
the three guides on the charging station enter the
right holes in the cover.
3.6 Checking the installation
Check the loop signal by looking to see what
indication the green LED on the charging station is
giving.
•
Steady light = the signal is okay.
•
Flashing once every other second = break in the
loop and no signal found.
•
Flashing twice every other second = weak signal.
This may be due to the boundary wire exceeding
500 metres or that the cable is damaged. If the
mower works, it is not a problem. In case of
operational disturbance, we recommend a Signal
amplifier (522 42 58-01) which is available as an
accessory. This allows a boundary wire of up to
800 metres.
3.7 Linking Automower® to the
charging station
1.
Open the control panel cover by pressing the
STOP button.
2.
Place Automower® in the charging station.
3.
Set the main switch to the ON position.
A start-up sequence begins when Automower® is
started for the first time. The following is
requested: Language, time format, correct time,
date format, date, and four-digit PIN code. All
combinations except 0000 are permitted.
ON
OFF
When you have chosen a PIN code with Automower®
placed in the charging station, the mower and charging
station are then linked to each other.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.8 Installation of the guide wire
The guide wire is an extra wire that is laid from the
charging station, out towards a remote part of the
working area or through a narrow passage and is then
connected to the boundary wire. The same wire used
for the boundary wire is also used for the guide wire.
Up to two guide wires can be installed for 230 ACX. In
similarity to the boundary wire, the guide wire can
either be stapled down or buried.
When a guide wire is installed, Automower® can also
be set to follow the guide wire out from the charging
station using the function Follow loop out (3-2-1), see
page 51.
Need of a guide wire
The guide wire may be necessary in installations
where the search methods Irregular and Follow
boundary wire are not adequate for the mower to
quickly and easily find the charging station.
A few examples of installations where a guide wire is
recommended follow below:
•
Narrow passages.
In passages where the distance between the
boundary wires is less than 3 metres, it is
recommended to install a guide wire through the
passage. This is a better solution than allowing
Automower® to follow close to the boundary wire
by setting a low Corridor width value.
•
The boundary wire runs along a steep slope
(steeper than 25 %).
When Automower® follows the boundary wire
that runs along a steep slope, the mower will
change direction and run away from the
boundary wire.
•
Numerous or large islands.
If Automower® is permitted to follow the boundary
wire it may circle an island roughly twice before it
leaves the island and once again searches for
the boundary wire.
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3. INSTALLATION
•
The route to a remote area is long or
complicated.
When Automower® shall follow the boundary
wire to or from a remote area and the route along
the boundary wire to the area is long or
complicated.
•
The boundary wire runs across a long slope
(steeper than 10 %).
When Automower® follows the boundary wire
across a slope (steeper than 10 %) the mower
must compensate for the slope. The mower then
follows the boundary wire at a slower speed. The
risk of the mower running outside of the working
area due to skidding increases.
•
The charging station is positioned on an island.
When there is more than 4 metres between the
charging station and the outer edge of the
boundary wire, it can take a long time for
Automower® to find the charging station when it
follows the boundary wire. There is a risk of the
mower following the outer edge of the working
area 2 - 3 turns before it changes direction and
starts to follow the loop at another spot.
Placement and connection of the guide
wire
In the text below the guide wires are called guide 1 and
guide 2, as is the case on the rear of the charging
station (220 AC only has guide 1).
1.
Check that the charging station has the best
placement.
The guide wire together with the part of the
boundary wire that makes up the return to the
charging station is known as the guide loop. The
current in the guide loop always goes to the left
in the connection between the guide wire and the
boundary wire.
The adjoining picture shows what is considered
a guide loop.
The picture is also a good example of an ideal
position for the charging station to give the
shortest possible guide loop.
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3. INSTALLATION
The longer the guide wire, the closer the mower
follows the guide wire. If the guide wire is longer
then 300 metres, the mower may find it difficult to
follow the wire. This varies depending on the
design of the garden and installation.
2.
Lift up the cover on the charging station.
3.
If you intend to install guide 1:
Guide 2
• Insert the end of guide 1 into the lower
right-hand hole on the charging station and
catch it in the upper hole.
Guide 1
• Secure a connector on the guide wire.
• Connect guide 1 to the contact pin on the
charging station marked guide 1.
Guide 2
Guide 1
If you intend to install guide 2:
• Insert the end of guide 2 into the lower
left-hand hole on the charging station and
catch it in the upper hole.
• Secure a connector on the guide wire.
• Connect guide 2 to the contact pin on the
charging station marked guide 2.
4.
Route the cable straight under the charging
station plate.
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3. INSTALLATION
5.
Route the guide wire at least 2 metres straight
out from the front edge of the charging plate.
Maximum
distance
At least 30 cm
At least
2m
If you shall install the guide wire through a passage:
•
Automower® follows the guide wire on the same
side of the wire both to and from the charging
station. This means that in towards the charging
station the guide wire is on the right side of the
mower and away from the charging station the
guide wire is on the left side of the mower.
In the passage, the guide wire must be placed so
that the mower has as much space to run as
possible. The distance between the boundary
wire and the guide wire must however be at least
30 cm (see the picture above).
The same minimum distance (30 cm) also
applies between the guide wire and the guide
wire in the passage,
Avoid laying the wire at sharp angles. This can make
it difficult for the mower to follow the guide wire.
6.
Run the guide wire to the spot on the boundary
wire where you want to make the connection.
7.
Lift out the boundary wire.
8.
Cut off the boundary wire using a pair of wire
cutters.
135º
135º
90º
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3. INSTALLATION
9.
Connect the guide wire to the boundary wire with
the help of a solderless coupler:
• Insert the ends of the boundary wire in the right
respective left-hand holes on the connector.
• Insert the end of the guide wire in the centre
hole.
• Press down the button on the connector fully.
10. Staple down/bury the connector in the lawn.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The function of the guide wire varies
depending on how the working area appears.
It is therefore recommended to test the
installation with the help of the function Test
IN (3-2-4), see page 55.
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4. USE
4. Use
4.1 Charging a discharged battery
When Husqvarna Automower® is new or has been
stored for a long period the battery will not be charged
and needs to be charged before starting. Charging
takes between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 hours.
1.
Place Automower® in the charging station. Insert
the mower as far as possible.
Good contact is made when both the charging
strips on the mower touch the centre of the
contact strips on the charging station.
2.
Open the control panel cover.
3.
Set the main switch to the ON position.
Information about the charging process is shown
on the display during the entire charging process.
WARNING
Read the safety instructions before
you start your Automower®.
WARNING
Keep your hands and feet away from
the rotating blades.
Never put your hands or feet close to
or under the body when the motor is
running.
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4. USE
4.2 Using the timer
The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best
mowing result. Use the timer function (see 6.4 Timer
(2) on page 47) to avoid a downtrodden lawn and to
get the maximum life from your Automower®.
For example, the quality of your lawn will improve if it is
mown every other day instead of 12 hours each day. In
addition, the grass benefits from resting completely
during at least a three-day period once a month.
4.3 Starting Automower®
1.
Press the STOP button to open the control panel
cover.
2.
Set the main switch to the ON position.
3.
Enter the PIN code.
The default setting for the theft prevention
function Time lock (4-1-2) on Automower® is
active. The function requires the PIN code to be
stated each time the main switch is moved to the
ON position when this is not done correctly the
mower will stop mowing after the set number of
days and will not start again until the correct PIN
code has been entered. The function can be
deactivated or changed as required. For more
information about Time lock (4-1-2), see
page 58.
4.
Close the cover.
The message Starting is shown on the display.
5 beeps are heard over 2 seconds when the blade disc
starts.
4.4 Stopping Automower®
1.
Press the STOP button.
Automower® stops, the blade motor stops and
the control panel cover opens.
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ON
OFF
4. USE
4.5 Restart
Restart within 20 seconds
1.
Close the control panel cover.
Automower® starts automatically.
Restart after more than 20 seconds
If more than 20 seconds has elapsed since the last
time the STOP button or the keypad was pressed it is
not possible to start Automower® by just closing the
cover.
To start:
1.
Press the YES button.
2.
Close the control panel cover.
4.6 Switching off Automower®
1.
Press the STOP button.
2.
Set the main switch to the OFF position.
Always switch off Automower® using the main switch
if you intend to perform maintenance or move the
mower outside of the working area.
ON
OFF
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4. USE
4.7 Adjusting the cutting height
The cutting height can be varied from MIN (2 cm) to
MAX (6 cm).
If the grass is long it is appropriate to let Automower®
start mowing at the MAX cutting height. Once the grass
is shorter, you can gradually lower the cutting height.
To adjust the cutting height:
1.
Press the STOP button to stop the mower.
2.
Open the cutting height adjustment cover:
Press down the catch button and then open the
cover.
3.
Turn the knob to the required position. The
selected position is the marking on the knob that
aligns with the arrow on the body.
• Turn clockwise to raise the cutting height.
• Turn anticlockwise to lower the cutting height.
4.
Close the cover. Ensure that the catch button
locks.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5. Control panel
All forms of commands and settings for Husqvarna
Automower® are made via the control panel. All
functions are accessed via a number of menus.
The control panel consists of a display and a keypad.
All information is shown on the display and all input is
done using the buttons.
Main menu
Commands
Timer
Garden
Settings
The main page shows the main menu, cursor, clock,
selected operating mode, number of mowing hours,
clock icon, program selection and battery status.
•
•
The main menu is the uppermost level in the
entire menu structure.
The cursor shows which menu has been
selected when the YES button is pressed.
•
The clock shows the current time.
•
The text AUTO or MAN shows which operating
mode has been selected.
•
The number of operating hours indicates the
number of hours since the day of manufacture
that Automower® has been in operation. The time
that Automower® has spent mowing or looking for
the charging station is counted as operating time.
•
The clock icon shows when Automower® should
be or is switched off by the timer, i.e. stands in the
charging station or is on its way to the charging
station to switch off.
•
The program icon shows when one of the
programs under the buttons A, B or C is selected.
•
The battery status shows the remaining battery
charge.
Main menu
Commands
Timer
Installation
Settings
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5. CONTROL PANEL
The keypad consists of five groups of buttons:
Shortcuts, program, selection, numbers and the main
switch.
Main menu
Commands
Timer
Garden
Settings
5.1 Shortcuts
1.
Home:
• Sends the mower to the charging station.
Where it stays until the button is pressed again.
1
The house icon is lit on the right-hand side of
the display when the button is pressed. When
the battery is fully charged the mower will
remain in the charging station and show the
message Waiting.
2
When the Test IN (3-2-4) function (see
page 55) is selected, Automower® will, once it
reaches the charging station, remain there until
the Home button is pressed again.
• Move the cursor in the menu structure back to
the main page.
2.
Operating mode:
The selected operating mode is shown on the
right-hand side of the display as AUTO respective
MAN.
Press the button to choose between:
• AUTO, the normal automatic operating mode
where Automower® mows and charges
continuously.
• MAN. If you select MAN and close the control
panel cover when Automower® is on the lawn, it
will mow until the battery is discharged. It will
then stop and show the message “Need manual
charging”. The mower must then be moved
manually to the charging station and then
started manually after charging.
If you select MAN and close the control panel
cover when Automower® is in the charging
station the mower will charge completely,
reverse 20 centimetres and stop.
The MAN operating mode must be used when
mowing secondary areas. Automower® will
never start to search for the charging station but
continues to mow until the battery is discharged.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5.2 Programs
3.
A
4.
B
5.
C
3
Under the program buttons you can save sets of
different settings, to reuse or to simplify the use of
Automower® in several gardens. Under respective
buttons there are some preset settings. You can
choose to use these or change them.
•
To change settings: Make the required settings.
Save by holding down the selected button for
2 seconds, until two beeps are heard close
together. If, for example, button A is pressed the
message Program A changed will be shown for
2 seconds on the display.
•
Use the saved information by quickly pressing the
required button.
4
5
If, for example, button A is pressed the question
Use program A? will appear on the display. If YES
is pressed, the Program A will be selected. The
letter A is then shown on the right-hand side of the
display to indicate which program is selected.
5.3 Select
6.
Cancel:
• Press to go back one step in the menu structure,
or to interrupt an ongoing input.
7.
YES:
• Press to confirm an entry or selection.
• Press to start the mower if more than
20 seconds has elapsed since you last pressed
a button and you want to close the control panel
cover.
8.
6
7
8
Arrow up and arrow down:
Press any of the arrow buttons to move the cursor
between menus or different selections.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5.4 Numbers
9.
Used in the menu structure to enter settings,
for example, PIN code, time or exit direction.
Also used to specify a number series as a
shortcut to the different menus. See more about
number series in Number series on page 45.
5.5 Main switch
10. Set the main switch in the ON position to start
Automower®.
ON
Set the main switch in the OFF position when
you are not using the mower or if you want to
work on the blade disc.
When the main switch is set in the OFF position
the motors on the mower cannot start.
When the main switch is turned ON for the first
time, a start-up sequence begins which includes:
selection of the language, time format, date
format and four-digit PIN code, plus setting of the
time and date, see page 31.
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OFF
10
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6. Menu functions
6.1 Main menu
The main menu consists of four options:
6.3 Commands (1)
6.4 Timer (2)
6.5 Installation (3)
6.6 Settings (4)
The numbers in brackets refer to the menu rows on
the display of Husqvarna Automower®.
Main menu
Commands
Timer
Installation
Settings
There are a number of submenus under each option.
You can access all the functions to set Automower®
settings via these.
Browse between menus
Browse through the main menu and submenus with
the help of the arrow buttons. Enter values and the
time with the help of the numerical buttons and
confirm each selection with the YES button. Press
the Cancel button to go one menu step back, and
press the Home button to return directly to the main
menu.
Main menu
Commands
Timer
Garden
Settings
Number series
The selection you have made in the main menu as
well as subsequent selections made in submenus are
shown as a number series in the right hand corner of
the display.
The first number in the series refers to the selection
in the main menu. The second number refers to the
first sub-menu, etc.
You can use the number series as a shortcut to reach
a specific function directly. For example: Press 2 2 in
the main menu and the submenu Day timer is shown.
Daytimer
Reset all timers
Start Time 1
Stop Time 1
Start Time 2
Stop Time 2
The headings on the following pages include
respective number series within brackets.
Submenus
In some of the submenus there is a box to the right of
specific rows. When this box is checked with a tick it
means the function is selected.
In some of the submenus there is information to the
right of specific rows. This information indicates
which selection has been made for the function.
PIN code
Time lock
Alarm
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Charge, Show latest
faults
then
AUTO
Commands
Stop
Time 2
Wed
Reset all
timers
Mon
Tue
Stop
Time 1
Thu
Fri
Stop
Time 2
Start
Time 2
Sat
Run all
Sun
Copy fr.
Day Timer
Day Weekend Week
timer Timer
timer
Start
Time 2
Start
Time 1
Start
Time 1
Stop
Time 1
NO
Timer
override
YES
Reset all
timers
Make
factory
sett.
Timer
Follow
loop in
Follow
loop
Area 3
Area 5*
Area 4*
Left
Reversing Start
angle 1
dist.
Right
End
angle 1
Start
angle 2
End
angle 2
Guide 1 Guide 2*
Direction Distance Proportion
Area 1
Area 2
Proportion
first
Keypad
* only 230 ACX
Date format
Time format
Set date
Set time
Time
lock
Alarm
Operation
Time and
date
Language
Settings
Sounds
Security
PIN
code
Guide 2
corridor*
Test OUT
Boundary Guide 1
corridor
corridor
Corridor Test IN
width
Ground
Speed*
Advanced
Drive past
wire
Complex
Normal
Open
Installation
shape
Boundary Guide 1 Guide 2
delay delay*
delay
Follow
loop out
Exit
angles
Installation
Automower® main menu
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.2 Automower® main menu, menu overview
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.3 Commands (1)
This option in the main menu allows you to access
the following functions on Automower®.
•
Charge then AUTO (1-1)
in order for Automower® to drive immediately to
the charging station, charge the battery and then
return to the automatic operating mode. Select
the function and press YES when the cursor is on
Yes.
•
Show latest faults (1-2)
to show the list of saved fault messages. Browse
with the arrow buttons. The list can contain up to
20 fault messages and each message is shown
with the date and time.
•
Charge then AUTO
Show latest faults
Commands
Make factory sett.
Timer
1-
Installation
Settings
1
Make factory settings (1-3)
to restore all settings to their original values. All
except the selected language and PIN code are
reset. Select the function, enter your PIN code
and press YES when the cursor is on Yes.
6.4 Timer (2)
The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best
mowing result. Consequently, it is important to limit the
operating time using the timer function if the working
area is less than the mower's working capacity. When
Automower® is allowed to mow too much, the lawn
may appear flattened. Besides, the mower is subjected
to unnecessary wear.
The timer function is also an ideal means to control
during which periods Automower® should not mow, for
example, when the children are playing in the garden.
When you set the timer, assume that Automower®
mows about 125 m2 per hour (75 m2 for 220 AC).
•
Timer override (2-1)
Timer override
to temporarily disconnect the timer function.
•
Day timer (2-2)
to set the start and stop times.
•
•
Commands
Day timer
Timer
Weekend timer
Weekend timer (2-3)
to set other start and stop times for the days
Friday - Sunday.
Installation
Week timer (2-4)
Settings
to select which days of the week Automower®
should mow.
Week timer
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Timer override (2-1)
If you set the timer on your Automower®, you can use
this function to temporarily abandon the settings.
•
YES (2-1-1)
Move the cursor to YES and press YES to turn
off the timer function.
•
YES
Timer override
NO
2-1-
Day timer
NO (2-1-2)
Move the cursor to NO and press YES to turn on
the timer function.
Weekend timer
Week timer
2-1
Day timer (2-2)
It is possible to set two different start and stop times
for each day. Enter the required time in hours and
minutes and press YES to confirm the entered time.
Reset all timers
•
Start time 1
Reset all timers (2-2-1)
To delete all set times: Select the function and
press YES when the cursor is on Yes.
•
Start time 1 (2-2-2)
•
Stop time 1 (2-2-3)
•
Start time 2 (2-2-4)
•
Stop time 2 (2-2-5)
Timer override
Stop time 1
Day timer
Start time 2
Weekend timer
Stop time 2
Week timer
2-2-
2-2
Weekend timer (2-3)
The Weekend timer function controls the times when
Automower® should mow during the days,
Friday - Sunday. When you do not state any times in
Weekend timer, Automower® will mow at the same
times on these days as set for other days.
•
Reset all timers
Timer override
Start time 1
Reset all timers (2-3-1)
Day timer
Stop time 1
To delete all set times: Select the function and
press YES when the cursor is on Yes.
Weekend timer
Start time 2
Week timer
Stop time 2
•
Start time 1 (2-3-2)
•
Stop time 1 (2-3-3)
•
Start time 2 (2-3-4)
•
Stop time 2 (2-3-5)
•
Copy from day timer (2-3-6)
Press YES when asked Copy? to transfer all
times set in the Day timer.
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2-3
Copy from day timer
2-3-
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Week timer (2-4)
Use the YES button to select/deselect the days you
would like Automower® to mow/not mow.
Automower® will mow on the days prefixed by a
checkmark.
•
Timer override
Day timer
Mon (2-4-1)
•
Tue (2-4-2)
•
Wed (2-4-3)
•
Thu (2-4-4)
•
Fri (2-4-5)
•
Sat (2-4-6)
•
Sun (2-4-7)
•
Run all (2-4-8)
Mon
Fri
Tue
Sat
Wed
Sun
Thu
Run all
Weekend timer
Week timer
2-4
2-4-
The function Run all selects all the days. If you
would like the mower to mow every day of the
week move the cursor to Run all and press YES.
Then press YES again to the question All ON?
6.5 Installation (3)
From this option in the main menu you access the
driving settings.
•
Exit angles (3-1)
to set how far Automower® should reverse out of
the charging station before it turns and in what
direction the mower should leave the charging
station.
•
Follow loop (3-2)
to guide the mower to easily reach a remote area
of the garden, to make it easier to find the
charging station and to determine at what
distance the mower shall follow the loop.
•
Commands
Exit angles
Timer
Follow loop
Installation
Installation shape
Settings
Advanced
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Installation shape (3-3)
to tell Automower® which type of garden you have.
•
Advanced (3-4)
to check that the loop is intact or where in the lawn
exactly the cable is, to set the distance
Automower® shall run via the boundary wire, and
to change the mower's speed (speed setting not
available for 220 AC).
For examples of garden settings, see 7. Garden
example on page 62.
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Exit angles (3-1)
Normally Automower® leaves the charging station in a
direction within the exit sector 90°-270°, where 90° is
called the Start angle and 270° is called the End
angle. By setting the start and end angles, you can
set the direction in which Automower® is to leave the
charging station.
The mower can be set for up to two exit sectors. If the
charging station is placed in a passage it may be
necessary to have two exit sectors, e.g. 70° - 110°
and 250° - 290°.
Sector 2
Sector 1
When you use two exit sectors, you also need to state
how often the mower should leave the charging
station in sector 1. This is done using the Proportion
first function by stating a percentage. For example,
the percentage 75 % means the mower will leave the
charging station in sector 1, 75 % of the time and in
sector 2, 25 % of the time.
•
Reversing distance (3-1-1)
Reversing dist.
Specify the number of centimetres you want
Automower® to reverse before it turns to drive out
of the charging station.
Start angle 1
The default reversing distance is 60 cm.
•
•
•
Specify in degrees where you want the
sector/sector 1 to start.
Exit angles
Start angle 2
End angle 1 (3-1-3)
Follow loop
End angle 2
Specify in degrees where you want the
sector/sector 1 to end.
Installation shape
Proportion first
Start angle 2 (3-1-4)
Specify in degrees where you want the sector 2
to start.
•
End angle 1
Start angle 1 (3-1-2)
End angle 2 (3-1-5)
Specify in degrees where you want the sector 2 to
end.
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3-1-
Advanced
3-1
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
•
Proportion first (3-1-6)
When you use two exit sectors: Specify a
percentage to define on how many occasions
Automower® should leave the charging station in
sector 1.
To test the settings in Exit angles: State the value
100 % for Proportion first when sector 1 is to be
tested. State the value 0 % for Proportion first
when sector 2 is to be tested. Place Automower®
in the charging station and select the Test OUT
(3-2-5) function. The mower will now leave the
charging station directly according to the settings
under Exit angles. Reset the Proportion first value
when testing is finished. For more information
about Test OUT (3-2-5), see page 55.
Follow loop (3-2)
These functions in this sub-menu are for situations
when the mower needs to be guided to reach remote
areas, to find the charging station more easily, and to
determine at what distance the mower shall follow the
loop. You will also find test functions here to see how
different charge exit settings work and how the
mower finds its way into the charging station.
Follow loop out
Follow loop in
Exit angles
Corridor width
Follow loop
Installation shape
Test IN
Test OUT
Advanced
3-23-2
•
Follow loop out (3-2-1)
This function means that Automower® can be set
to follow the boundary wire or a guide wire away
from the charging station to reach a more remote
area of the garden. This function is very useful in
gardens where the front and back are joined by a
passage where the charging station cannot be
placed.
When this function is activated Automower® will
follow the boundary wire or guide wire away from
the charging station in the set direction. It will
start mowing when it reaches the area.
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Up to five remote areas can be activated: Area 1,
Area 2, Area 3, Area 4 and Area 5 (only three
areas on 220 AC). Three values need to be
stated to activate an area:
Area 1
Area 2
Follow loop out
Area 3
Follow loop in
Area 4
Corridor width
Area 5
Test IN
Test OUT
3-2-1
• Direction
Specify to the right, left, guide 1 or guide 2
depending on which direction the area lies from
the charging station. The direction is set
looking from the charging station in the
approach direction of the mower.
When a guide wire is installed the direction can
be specified as the guide wire. The mower will
now follow the selected guide wire instead of
the boundary wire, (only guide 1 is available on
220 AC).
• Distance
Specify the number of metres along the
boundary wire or guide wire from the charging
station to the place in the remote area where
the mower shall start mowing.
Direction
Area 1
Area 2
Area 4
Area 5
Right
Direction
• Proportion
Specify a value for how often of the occasions
Automower® leaves the charging station it
should follow the loop out to the remote area.
For example the value 20 % means that in 20 %
of the occasions Automower® leaves the
charging station, it does it in the direction to the
remote area. In the remaining 80 % of the
occasions the mower leaves the charging station
according to the setting made for its function Exit
angles (3-1).
If a value of 20 % is specified for Area 1 and
10 % for Area 2, the remaining 70 % is allocated
to the selection under Exit angles (3-1).
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Proportion
Area 3
Tip! Use the Test OUT (3-2-5) function (see
page 55) to find out how far it is to the remote
area. The distance, stated in metres, will appear
on the mower display.
Distance
Distance
Proportion
Left
Guide 1
Guide 2
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
•
Follow loop in (3-2-2)
This function is used to control how Automower®
searches for the charging station.
Automower® always starts the search for the
charging station in an irregular search method. In
some gardens this is not sufficient for the mower
to quickly find the charging station. The search
can then be optimised using the Follow loop in
function.
Exit angles
Follow loop out
Follow loop
Follow loop in
Installation shape
Corridor width
Advanced
Test IN
When the mower still can not find the charging
station after a specific period of irregular
searching, it also starts to search for the guide
wires and after a further period also the
boundary wire to follow one of them into the
charging station instead. This time is stated in
minutes, and delays searching for guide 1, guide 2
and the boundary wire.
3-2
Test OUT
3-2-2
The delay time can be adapted to the shape of the
garden in the Follow loop in function.
Automower® has a default delay setting of
4minutes for guide 1 and guide 2 and 11 minutes
for the boundary wire. A delay of 99 minutes
means that the function is deactivated.
If both search methods are to be activated, it is
possible for example to set 4 minutes for Guide 1
delay and Guide 2 delay and 9 minutes for
Boundary delay. Automower® then searches
irregularly for 4 minutes and then searches for
the guide wires for 5 minutes. If by this time it
has not found one of the guide wires, the mower
will now search for both the boundary wire and
guide wires.
Follow loop out
Boundary delay
Follow loop in
Guide 1 delay
Corridor width
Guide 2 delay
Test IN
Test OUT
3-2-2
If it is not suitable in the installation to follow the
boundary wire, 99 minutes should be specified as
the delay for the boundary wire.
It is of course possible to specify the same delay
time for both the guide wires and the boundary
wire, e.g. 5 minutes. Automower® then searches
irregularly for 5 minutes and when it does not find
the charging station, it continues to search either
by following the guide wires or the boundary wire,
depending on which one it reaches first. Different
delay times can also be chosen for guide 1 and
guide 2.
The mower does not change the search method: If
the mower starts to follow the boundary wire it will
not switch to follow a guide wire.
(Automower® 220 AC only has guide 1)
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
•
Corridor width (3-2-3)
The Corridor width setting defines the distances
from the mower's path to the boundary wire or
the guide wire when following these to/from the
charging station. The area beside the wires used
by the mower is called the Corridor.
Corridor
A low corridor width value represents a narrow
corridor while a high value represents a wide
corridor. With a narrow corridor Automower®
always runs close to the boundary wire
respective guide wire. With a wide corridor
Automower® varies how it runs, i.e. close to and
further from the boundary wire respective guide wire.
Corridor width is a relative distance and is stated
on a scale from 0 to 20. The lower the Corridor
width value the closer Automower® follows the
boundary wire and/or guide wire.
Different corridor widths can be set for the
boundary wire, guide 1 and on guide 2. The
default setting on Automower® is set to a value of
10 for both the boundary wire and guide wires.
The higher the stated Corridor width value, the
less risk there is of tracks forming. However, a
high corridor value means that Automower® may
find it difficult to enter passages.
A garden with large open areas should have a
wide Corridor, i.e. a high Corridor width value.
A garden with passages should have a narrow
Corridor, i.e. a low value for the Corridor width.
When the value is set to 0 for the Corridor width,
Automower® will run along the boundary wire,
which means it will run with half the mower inside
the loop and half the mower outside. As there are
often flower beds, hedges and walls along with
the boundary wire Corridor width 0 is not
normally recommended. Should you still like to
state this value, the boundary wire must lay
40 cm from solid objects instead of the normal
35 cm.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The distance at which the mower follows the
boundary wire varies depending on how the
working area appears. You should perform
some tests to find the highest possible
Corridor width. Use the Test IN (3-2-4)
function to try different values.
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Follow loop out
Follow loop in
Boundary corridor
Corridor width
Guide 1 corridor
Test IN
Guide 2 corridor
Test OUT
3-2-3
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
•
Test IN (3-2-4)
The Test IN (3-2-4) function is used to test how
Automower® finds its way into the charging
station.
Follow loop out
Follow loop in
Corridor width
Test IN
Test OUT
3-2-4
When the function is selected the mower will
immediately follow the boundary wire, guide 1 or
guide 2, depending on which one it finds first, in
to the charging station. If there is a passage and
the mower can not run through it, the Corridor
width value is set too high. When Test IN is
activated, the mower runs at the greatest
distance from the wire that the selected corridor
width permits.
8
The adjacent picture shows how Automower®
negotiates a passage when a value of 8 is set for
the Corridor width, but not when a value of 10 is
set.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
When Test IN (3-2-4) is used, the house icon
on the display will come on and the mower
will remain in the charging station. Press the
Home button to return to operations.
•
Test OUT (3-2-5)
The Test OUT (3-2-5) function is used to try
different charge exit settings and to find out how
far it is from the charging station to a remote
area.
Follow loop out
Follow loop in
To test the settings for Follow loop out (3-2-1):
• Set Proportion to 100 % for the most remote
area to be tested and 0 % for the other areas.
Place Automower® in the charging station and
select Test OUT (3-2-5). The mower will now
leave the charging station directly according to
the stated direction and start mowing after the
stated distance. Reset the Proportion values
when testing is finished.
Corridor width
Test IN
Test OUT
3-2-4
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
To find out the distance from the charging station
to a remote area:
• State a distance that easily exceeds the true
distance. The maximum distance that can be
stated is 500 metres. Set Proportion to 100 % for
the areas where the distance is to be measured
and 0 % for the other areas. Place Automower®
in the charging station and select Test OUT
(3-2-5). The mower will now leave the charging
station directly according to the stated direction.
The distance will be shown on the display,
stated in metres, as the mower runs. Stop the
mower after the required distance and read the
distance. Enter the number of metres shown in
Distance for the area in question. Reset the
Proportion values when testing is finished.
Installation shape (3-3)
Automower® can be set according to three garden
shapes: Open, Normal and Complex.
This setting affects how Automower® covers a
working area when it mows. Above all it influences
the turning angles and how often the mower changes
direction. The Open setting optimises the pattern of
movement for an open garden. If the garden contains
a lot of small areas linked with passages a better
function will be obtained with the Complex setting.
Select:
•
Open (3-3-1)
for an open lawn area with few obstacles and no
passages.
when steep slopes give an uneven mowing result.
•
Normal (3-3-2)
for an average number of obstacles and/or
passages.
•
Complex (3-3-3)
for a large lawn area and large number of
obstacles and/or passages.
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Exit angles
Open
Follow loop
Normal
Installation shape
Complex
Advanced
3-33-3
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Advanced (3-4)
•
Drive past wire (3-4-1)
The front of Automower® always passes the
boundary wire by a specific distance before the
mower turns. The default distance is 27 cm, but
this can be changed if required. The minimum
value is 15 cm and the maximum value is 50 cm.
To adjust the distance: Move the cursor to Drive
past wire and press YES. Now specify the
number of centimetres you want Automower® to
pass the boundary wire.
Exit angles
Follow loop
Installation shape
Drive past wire
Advanced
Ground Speed
3-4
•
3-4-1
Ground Speed (3-4-2)
When Automower® is run on areas smaller than
the recommended maximum area, the speed
can be reduced. The advantage of this is
reduced wear on the mower and somewhat more
even speed on steep hills.
To change the speed: Set the marker to Ground
Speed and press YES. Then choose between
Normal and Reduced speed by moving the
marker to your selection and pressing YES.
Exit angles
Follow loop
Installation shape
Drive past wire
Advanced
Ground Speed
3-4
(Speed setting not available on 220 AC)
3-4-2
6.6 Settings (4)
From this option in the main menu you access the
settings.
•
Security (4-1)
to make settings concerning PIN code, time lock
and alarm. The PIN code must be specified for
the Security menu to be shown.
•
Sounds (4-2)
to activate/deactivate audio messages for mower
activities and to activate/deactivate keypad
sounds.
•
Language (4-3)
Commands
Timer
Security
Installation
Sounds
Settings
Language
4
Time and date
4-
to select the menu language.
•
Time and date (4-4)
to set the current time and day as well as the
required time and date format.
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Security (4-1)
•
PIN code (4-1-1)
Via this function you can change your PIN code
at any time.
• To change the PIN code: Move the cursor to
PIN code and press YES. Place Automower® in
the charging station. Enter the new PIN code
and press YES. Enter the same code again to
confirm, and press YES.
When the PIN code has been changed, the
message PIN code changed is displayed for a
few seconds. The Security menu will then
appear again.
•
Security
PIN code
Sounds
Time lock
Language
Alarm
4-1-1
Time and date
4-1
Time lock (4-1-2)
This function partly involves Automower®
stopping to mow after a predetermined number
of days and not continuing until the correct PIN
code has been entered, and partly that the PIN
code must be entered when the main switch is
set to the ON position. The default setting on
Automower® is 30 days, but can be changed as
required.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Time lock is the most important
theft-prevention function. Accordingly, it is
recommended to have this activated.
To:
• Activate: Move the cursor to Time lock and press
YES. Now move the cursor to Number of days
and press YES. Specify how many days you
would like Automower® to mow before it
requests the PIN code. Finish by pressing YES.
When the selected number of days has elapsed,
Automower® completes mowing and charges the
battery. The message Enter PIN code is then
shown on the display. You then enter your code
and press YES.
In addition, Automower® will now request the
PIN-code each time the main switch is switched
to ON.
• Deactivate: Move the cursor to Time lock and
press YES. Now move the cursor to OFF and
press YES.
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PIN code
Number of
days
Time lock
OFF
Alarm
4-1-2
_ _ days
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
•
Alarm (4-1-3)
This function means that the first digit of the PIN
code must be entered within 10 seconds after
the STOP-button has been pressed or the
mower has been lifted up for any reason. If the
correct number is not entered after three
attempts, the alarm sounds. The alarm can then
be stopped by entering the complete PIN code.
PIN code
Time lock
_ _ _min
ON
Alarm
4-1-3
OFF
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The alarm can be activated on the mower
using the Alarm function. It is recommended
that this function is used.
To:
• Activate: Move the cursor to Alarm and press
YES. Select ON to activate and press YES.
Then specify for how long the alarm should
sound, by answer the question Duration of
alarm?.
• Deactivate: Move the cursor to Alarm and press
YES. Select OFF to deactivate and press YES.
When you select OFF, the alarm function is also
deactivated.
Sounds (4-2)
A number of audio messages are used to indicate
what Automower® is currently doing.
Security
Operation
Sounds
Keypad
4-2-
Language
Time and date
4-2
•
•
Operation (4-2-1)
To activate: Move the cursor to Operation and
press YES. Select ON and press YES.
To deactivate: Move the cursor to Operation and
press YES. Select OFF and press YES.
5 beeps are heard over 2 seconds when the
blade disc starts. This sound can not be
deactivated.
ON
Operation
OFF
Keypad
4-2-1
Keypad (4-2-2)
To activate: Move the cursor to Keypad and
press YES. Select ON and press YES.
Operation
To deactivate: Move the cursor to Keypad and
press YES. Select OFF and press YES.
Keypad
ON
OFF
4-2-2
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Sound
Significance
2 beeps/10 seconds
Charging
5 beeps over 2 seconds
Starting blade disc
3 beeps/second
Fault message
One long beep
Blade disc blocked
Short click sound
A button on the keypad has been pressed
Muffled long beep
Incorrect input
The mower is removed from the charging station
manually while charging is in progress.
Short double beep
A change to the setting has been made
The mower is placed in the charging station
manually.
Language (4-3)
Using this function you can change the language
selection you made when Automower® was first
started.
To select the language: Move the cursor to Language
and press YES. Now move the cursor to the required
language and press YES.
Security
Sounds
Language
Time and date
4-3
Time and date (4-4)
Using this function you can change the time and date
on Automower®.
Security
You can also change the format selections you made
when Automower® was first started via this function.
Sounds
Set time
Language
Set date
Time and date
Time format
•
Set time (4-4-1)
Move the cursor to Set time and press YES. Now
enter the correct time and finish with YES.
•
Set date (4-4-2)
Move the cursor to Set date and press YES. Now
enter the correct date and finish with YES.
4-4
Date format
4-4-
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
•
Time format (4-4-3)
Move the cursor to Time format and press YES.
Move the cursor to the required time format:
• 12h
• 24h
Finish by pressing YES.
•
Date format (4-4-4)
Move the cursor to Date format and press YES.
Move the cursor to the required date format:
• YY-MM-DD (year-month-day)
• MM-DD-YY (month-day-year)
• DD-MM-YY (day-month-year)
Finish by pressing YES.
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLE
7. Garden example
- Proposed installation and
settings
The behaviour of the mower is controlled by the
settings that are made. Adapting the mower's garden
settings according to the shape of the garden makes it
easier for Husqvarna Automower® to frequently reach
all parts of the garden and in doing so achieve a
perfect mowing result.
Different gardens require different settings. A number
of garden examples and proposed installations and
settings are presented on the following pages.
Functions where the settings deviate from the mower’s
default settings are shown in bold.
For further and more detailed information about the
different settings, see chapter 6. Menu functions on
page 45.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The default setting for Automower® has been
chosen to work on as many different gardens
as possible. The settings only need to be
adjusted when special installation conditions
exist, for example, narrow passages.
Proposals for installation and settings
Area: 400 m2. No guide wire is necessary. No
default settings, except Timer, need to be
changed.
Timer: Operating time of 5 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90° - 270°.
Search method: Irregular.
Delay: Guide 1 4 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 11 minutes.
Corridor width: 10
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLE
Proposals for installation and settings
Area: 1,800 m2. No guide wire is necessary.
Timer: Operating time of 24 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90° - 270°.
Search method: Irregular and Follow
boundary wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 4 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 11 minutes.
Corridor width: Boundary wire 20
Area: 1,800 m2. A number of islands and a
steep slope along the boundary wire. Guide
wire recommended.
Timer: Operating time of 24 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90°-270°.
Search method: Irregular and Follow guide
wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 4 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 99 minutes. Automower®
is never permitted to follow the boundary
wire.
Corridor width: Guide 1 20, Guide 2 20.
Area: 600 m2. L-shaped garden with the
charging station placed in the large open
area. No guide wire is necessary.
Timer: Operating time of 8 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90° - 270°.
Search method: Irregular and Follow
boundary wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 4 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 11 minutes.
Corridor width: Boundary wire 20
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLE
Proposals for installation and settings
Area: 600 m2. L-shaped garden with the
charging station placed in the narrow area.
There are two islands. No guide wire is
necessary.
Timer: Operating time of 8 hours per day.
Exit angles: Sector 1 70° - 130° and
Sector 2 250° - 290°. Proportion first 10 %.
Search method: Irregular and Follow
boundary wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 4 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 11 minutes.
Corridor width: 10
Area: 700 m2. U-shaped garden with the
charging station placed on one of the large
open areas. Guide wire recommended
through the passage.
Timer: Operating time of 10 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90° - 270°.
Follow loop out: Direction Guide 1, Distance
25 metres and Proportion 30 %.
Search method: Irregular and Follow guide
wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 3 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 99 minutes. Automower®
is never permitted to follow the boundary
wire.
Corridor width: Guide 1 3
Area: 800 m2. Rectangular garden with the
charging station placed by an island. A large
part of the boundary wire is routed on a slope
that is steeper than 10 %. Guide wire
recommended.
Timer: Operating time of 10 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90° - 270°.
Search method: Irregular and Follow guide
wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 4 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 99 minutes. Automower®
is never permitted to follow the boundary
wire.
Corridor width: Guide 1 20
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLE
Proposals for installation and settings
Area: 500 m2. There are several islands. No
guide wire is necessary. The mower’s default
settings do not need to be changed.
Timer: Operating time of 7 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90°- 270°.
Search method: Irregular.
Delay: Guide 1 4 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 11 minutes.
Corridor width: 10
Area: 1,000 m2. There is one small island.
Guide wire recommended through the
passage.
Timer: Operating time of 14 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 70° - 190°.
Follow loop out: Direction Guide 1, Distance
20 m and Proportion 25 %.
Search method: Irregular, Follow guide wire
in and Follow boundary wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 4 minutes, Guide 2 4 minutes
and boundary wire 11 minutes.
Corridor width: Guide 1 7, boundary wire
20.
This example only applies to 230 ACX.
Area: 2200 m2. Two guide wires are
recommended.
Timer: Operating time of 24 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90°-270°.
Follow loop out: Area 1; Direction Guide 1,
Distance 30 m and Proportion 15 %. Area 2;
Direction Guide 2, Distance 30 m and
Proportion 30 %.
Search method: Irregular, Follow guide wire
in and Follow boundary wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 2 minutes, Guide 2 2 minutes
and boundary wire 11 minutes.
Corridor width: Guide 1 4, Guide 2 4 and
boundary wire 6.
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLE
Proposals for installation and settings
This example only applies to 230 ACX.
Area: 3000 m2. Two guide wires are
recommended.
Timer: Operating time of 24 hours per day.
Exit angles: One sector 90° - 270°.
Follow loop out: Area 1; Direction Guide 1,
Distance 40 m and Proportion 20 %. Area 2;
Direction Guide 2, Distance 30 m and
Proportion 40 %.
Search method: Irregular, Follow guide wire
in and Follow boundary wire in.
Delay: Guide 1 2 minutes, Guide 2 2 minutes
and boundary wire 11 minutes.
Corridor width: Guide 1 8, Guide 2 8 and
boundary wire 8.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8. Maintenance
Check and clean Husqvarna Automower® regularly
and replace worn parts if necessary to improve
operating reliability and to ensure a longer service life.
For further information on cleaning, see 8.5 Cleaning
on page 69.
During the initial period Automower® is used the blade
disc, skid plate and blades should be checked 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. In
addition the skid plate should rotate easily in relation to
the blade disc. The edges of the blades should not be
damaged. The service life of the blades depends 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 service life can vary greatly, but is normally
2-4 weeks of operation over areas larger than
1,000 m2 and longer in smaller areas. To replace the
blades, see 8.6 Replacing the blades on page 71.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Working with dull blades gives a poorer
mowing result. The edges of the grass are
not cut clean and more energy is needed
resulting in Automower® not mowing such a
large area.
8.1 Battery
The battery is maintenance-free, but has a limited life
span of 1 - 4 years.
Battery life is dependent on the length of the season
and how many hours per day Automower® is used.
A long season or many hours of use per day, means
that the battery must be replaced more regularly.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Charge the battery fully at the end of the
season before winter storage.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8.2 Winter storage
Automower®
Automower® must be carefully cleaned before winter
storage, see 8.5 Cleaning on page 69.
Charge the battery fully before winter storage. Turn
the main switch to the OFF position.
It is also recommended to fully charge the battery at
some time during the winter to increase the battery
life. The charging station must then be connected to a
230 V wall socket via the low voltage cable and
transformer (with or without connecting the boundary
wire). Now place the mower in the charging station
with the main switch set to ON and check that the
control panel cover is open. The charger should be
charged for about 24 hours. Remove the mower from
the charging station and turn OFF main switch.
Store the mower standing on all four wheels in an
area that is dry and free from frost, preferably in the
original packaging, or hung on the wall with the help
of Automower® wall bracket (504 82 13-01).
Charging station
If possible store the charging station, transformer and
low voltage cable indoors. The boundary wire can be
left in the ground. If the charging station is taken in
you should protect the ends of the boundary wire from
moisture by placing them, for example, in a tin with
grease. If indoor storage is not possible the boundary
wire should remain connected. The charging station
should remain connected to the mains supply. When
using Automower® house
(504 82 14-01), then in the lowered position, the
charging station can ideally be left outdoors even
during the winter.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8.3 Service
Leave your Automower® to a dealer for service prior to
winter storage. This is essential in order to keep the
mower in a good condition.
Service usually includes the following:
•
Thorough cleaning of body, chassis, blade disc,
skid plate and all other moving parts.
•
Testing of the mower’s function and components.
•
Checking of wear components such as mower
blades and bearings.
•
Testing of the mower’s battery capacity as well as
a recommendation of change if necessary.
•
Relubrication of both chassis halves of the mower
in order to maintain moisture and wetness
resistance.
•
If necessary the dealer can also load Automower®
with new software, possibly including newly added
features.
8.4 After winter storage
During a service the dealer can clean the mower
thoroughly, test its function and components as well as
replace wear parts if necessary. If the charging or
contact strips appear to be burnt, clean them using fine
grade emery cloth. Check that the mower’s time and
date are correct.
8.5 Cleaning
It is important to keep Automower® clean. A mower
with a large amount of clippings negotiates slopes
very poorly. It is recommended to clean using a brush
and a spray with water.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the Automower®.
Solvent must never be used when cleaning.
Underframe and blade disc
1.
Set the main switch to the OFF position.
2.
Wear protective gloves.
3.
Lift Automower® onto its side.
OFF
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4.
Clean the blade disc and underframe using,
e.g. a dish-brush.
At the same time, check that the blade disc
rotates freely in relation to the motor support,
directly above. Check also that the skid plate
rotates freely in relation to the blade disc.
If long blades of grass or other objects work their
way in this can brake the blade disc and/or skid
plate. Even a slight braking effect leads to a
higher consumption of energy and longer
mowing times, and at the worst will prevent the
mower from being able to mow a large lawn. If
more thorough cleaning is necessary the skid
plate, and possibly the blade disc, must be
dismantled. If necessary, contact your dealer.
Chassis
Clean the underside of the chassis. Brush or wipe with
a damp cloth.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not use running water when cleaning.
Wheels
Clean around the front and rear wheels and around the
front wheel suspension.
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.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8.6 Replacing the blades
WARNING
Always use originalblades and
screws when replacing.
Only replacing the blades and
reusing the screw can result in the
screw wearing during mowing and
shearing off. The blades can then be
thrown out and cause serious injury.
There are three blades on Automower®, which are
screwed into the blade disc. The blades have four
edges (two edges for 220 AC) to ensure a longer
service life. Two of the edges are equally worn as the
blade disc rotates alternately to the left and
alternately to the right. When the edges (1 and 2)
have become dull, loosen the screw and turn the
knife over so that edges 3 and 4 are facing outwards.
3
1
4
2
All three blades and screws must be replaced at the
same time to obtain a balanced mowing system.
There are several different types of mower blades to
choose from as accessories, with different features.
Use Husqvarna AB approved blades only, see the
table. Please contact your dealer for more information.
Blade type
Quantity/Packaging
Part number
Stainless steel
(two-toothed, stainless)
9
535 13 87-01
30
535 13 88-01
500
505 12 78-01
9
535 13 87-02
30
535 13 88-02
500
535 12 78-02
9
522 85 16-02
30
522 85 17-02
300
522 85 18-02
Carbon steel
(two-toothed)
Carbon steel
(two-toothed, turnable, extra robust)
To replace the blades:
1.
Set the main switch to the OFF position.
2.
Wear protective gloves.
3.
Turn Automower® upside down.
4.
Rotate the skid plate so that its hole aligns with
the screw for the blade.
OFF
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8. MAINTENANCE
5.
Unscrew the blade. Use a straight slot or
cross-tip screwdriver.
6.
Pry apart the skid plate and blade disc a little and
remove the blade and screw.
7.
Screw tight the new blade.
8.7 Transport and moving
Secure the machine during transport. It is important
that the Automower® does not move around while
being transported e.g. between different grass areas.
There is an Automower® bag (522 91 67-01) designed
especially to facilitate transport. Please contact your
dealer for more information.
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9. TROUBLE SHOOTING
9. Trouble shooting
9.1 Fault messages
A number of fault messages are listed below that can be shown on Husqvarna Automower®. If the same
fault occurs frequently: contact your dealer.
Fault message
Cause
Action
Left wheel motor
blocked
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Check the drive wheel and remove
the grass or other object.
Right wheel motor
blocked
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Check the drive wheel and remove
the grass or other object.
Blade disc blocked
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the blade disc.
Check the blade disc and remove the
grass or other object.
No loop signal
The transformer is not connected to
the mains supply or its miniature
circuit-breaker has tripped.
Check the wall socket connection and
whether the miniature circuit-breaker
has tripped.
Reset the miniature circuit-breaker by
removing the transformer’s power
cord from the wall socket, wait
10 seconds and then reconnect the
power cord in the wall socket again.
Boundary wire broken.
Check the signal given by the LED on
the charging station. If it flashes the
loop is damaged. Repair the broken
cable using an original waterproof
coupler.
The connection between Automower®
and the charging station has been
lost.
Place Automower® in the charging
station and change the PIN-code via
Settings - Security - PIN code
(shortcut 4-1-1). You can use the
same PIN code as earlier.
This may be due to the boundary wire
being routed in the wrong direction
around an ”island”, which blanks out
the signal.
Check that the boundary wire has
been routed correctly.
If this occurs in isolated areas it may
be due to interference from metallic
objects (perimeter fence,
reinforcement bar) or buried cables in
the vicinity.
Try moving the boundary wire.
Automower® has got caught in
something.
Free Automower® and rectify the
reason for it getting trapped.
Trapped
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9. TROUBLE SHOOTING
Fault message
Cause
Action
Outside working area
If this occurs in isolated areas it may
be due to interference from metallic
objects (perimeter fence,
reinforcement bar) or buried cables in
the vicinity.
Try moving the boundary wire.
The working area slopes too much.
Check that the boundary wire has
been routed correctly.
The boundary wire has been routed
the wrong way around an island.
Check that the boundary wire has
been routed in accordance with the
installation instructions.
The boundary wire is too close to the
edge of the working area.
Check that the boundary wire has
been routed correctly.
Automower® cannot find the charging
station.
Change the search settings
according to the Follow loop in (3-2-2)
on page 53.
Low battery voltage
Change the position of the charging
station.
The battery is spent.
Expected life is 1 - 4 years. Contact
your dealer to replace the battery.
Wrong PIN code
Wrong PIN code has been entered.
Three attempts are permitted, the
keypad is then blocked for five
minutes.
Enter the correct PIN code.
No drive
Automower® has got caught in
something.
Free the mower and rectify the
reason for the lack of drive. If it is due
to wet grass, wait until the lawn has
dried before using the mower. To
keep the drive wheels clean and thus
increase traction, use Automower®
wheel brushes (505 13 27-01).
No contact in charging
station
Automower® makes poor contact with
the contact strips in the charging
station.
Check that Automower® has docked
correctly in the charging station.
Charging station
blocked
The contact between the charging
strips and contact strips may be poor
and Automower® has made a number
of charging attempts.
Place Automower® in the charging
station and check that the charging
strips and contact strips make good
contact.
An object is obstructing Automower®.
Remove the object.
Stuck in charging
station
An object is preventing Automower®
from reversing out of the charging
station.
Remove the object.
Upside down
Automower® leans too much or has
turned over.
Turn the mower the right way up.
Needs manual
charging
Automower® is set in MAN operating
mode.
This behaviour is normal; no action
required.
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9. TROUBLE SHOOTING
9.2 Fault symptom
If your Automower® does not work correctly, follow the trouble shooting guide below. If the fault persists;
contact your dealer.
Symptom
Cause
Action
Uneven mowing
results
Automower® works too few hours per
day.
Increase the mowing time, see 6.4
Timer (2) on page 47.
Working area too large.
Try limiting the working area or
extending the working time, see 6.4
Timer (2) on page 47.
Dull blades.
Replace all the blades and screws so
that the rotating parts are balanced.
Long grass in relation to the set cutting
height.
Increase the cutting height and then
successively lower.
The mower seems to work more at the
top of a slope than at the bottom.
Change the Garden shape (3-3)
setting to Open.
Accumulation of grass by the blade
disc or around the motor shaft.
Check that the skid plate and blade
disc rotate easily. If not, the skid plate
and perhaps the blade disc must be
removed and the grass and foreign
objects removed. See 8.5 Cleaning on
page 69.
The clock on Automower® needs to be
set.
Set the clock, see Time and date (4-4)
on page 60.
The start and stop times for mowing
are incorrect.
Adjust the start and stop time settings
for mowing, see 6.4 Timer (2) on
page 47.
Automower® vibrates
Unbalanced blade disc or damaged
blades.
Inspect the blades and screws and
replace them if necessary.
Automower® runs, but
the blade disc does
not rotate
Automower® is looking for the charging
station.
No action. The blade disc does not
rotate when the mower is searching for
the charging station.
The mower mows for
shorter periods than
usual between
charges
Grass or a foreign object is blocking
the blade disc or skid plate.
Dismantle and clean the skid plate and
blade disc.
Both the mowing and
charging times are
shorter than usual
This behaviour is normal in high
temperatures (gradually increasing
above 25 °C).
No action.
Automower® runs at
the wrong time
Automower® starts
mowing directly
outside of the
charging station
instead of following
the loop out
Change corridor width and/or
reversing distance.
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10. TECHNICAL DATA
10. Technical data
Automower® 230 ACX
Automower® 220 AC
Length
71 cm
71 cm
Width
55 cm
55 cm
Height
30 cm
30 cm
Weight
10.7 kg
9.0 kg
Battery
NiMH special battery 18V / 4.4Ah
NiMH special battery 18V / 2.2Ah
Transformer
230V / 24V
230V / 24V
Mean energy consumption
at maximum use
40 kWh/month with a working area
of 3,000 m2
25 kWh/month with a working area
of 1,800 m2
Measured noise level
62 dB(A)
62 dB(A)
Guaranteed noise level
64 dB(A)
64 dB(A)
Mowing system
Three, pivoted cutting knife blades
Three, pivoted cutting knife blades
Blade motor speed
2500 rpm
2500 spm
Power consumption during
cutting
42 W +/- 20 %
30 W +/- 20 %
Cutting height
2-6 cm
2-6 cm
Cutting width
22 cm
22 cm
Working capacity
3,000 m2 +/- 20%
1,800 m2 +/- 20 %
Data
Dimensions
Electrical system
Noise emissions
Mowing
11. Environmental
information
The symbol on Husqvarna Automower® or its
packaging indicates that this product may not be
treated as household waste. It should instead be left
at a suitable recycling centre to recycle its electronic
components and batteries. Contact your dealer for a
disassembly of the batteries.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potential negative consequences for
the environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local council office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
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12. EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
12. EU declaration of
conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (only applies to Europe)
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel.: +46-36-146500, hereby declares that robotic
lawnmower Husqvarna Automower® 220 AC and Husqvarna Automower® 230 ACX from 2010's
serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated in plain text on the rating plate with subsequent
serial number), complies with the requirements of the COUNCIL'S DIRECTIVE:
•
Directive "relating to machinery" 2006/42/EC.
•
Directive "relating to electromagnetic compatibility" 2004/108/EC and applicable supplements. The
following standards have been applied: EN 55014-1 and EN 55014-2
Huskvarna, October 1, 2009
Christer Gustavsson, Development Manager robotic lawnmowers
(Authorized representative for Husqvarna AB and responsible for technical documentation)
Serial number: ___________________________________
Personal code: ___________________________________
Dealer __________________________________________
Dealer’s telephone number: ________________________
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AUTOMOWER is a trademark owned by Husqvarna AB. Copyright © 2010 HUSQVARNA. All rights reserved.
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