OM, Automower, 105, 2016

OM, Automower, 105, 2016
H U SQVARNA AUTOMOWE R ®
105
OPE R ATOR’S MAN UAL
Omslag 105 US.indd 1
2016-03-16 15.02
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction and safety ......................................................... 5
1.1 Introduction ................................................................................ 5
1.2 Symbols on the product ......................................................... 6
1.3 Symbols in the Operator s Manual ................................... 8
1.4 Safety Instructions ................................................................. 9
2. Presentation ...........................................................................
2.1 What is what? .......................................................................
2.2 Package Contents ................................................................
2.3 Function ...................................................................................
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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 Installation of the guide wire ............................................
3.7 Checking the installation ...................................................
3.8 First start-up and calibration ............................................
3.9 Test docking with the charging station ..........................
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4. Use .............................................................................................
4.1 Charging a flat battery .......................................................
4.2 Using the timer .....................................................................
4.3 Starting ....................................................................................
4.4 Stopping ..................................................................................
4.5 Switching off ...........................................................................
4.6 Adjusting the cutting height ..............................................
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5. Control panel .........................................................................
5.1 Operation selection .............................................................
5.2 Multi-choice buttons ...........................................................
5.3 Numbers .................................................................................
5.4 Main switch ...........................................................................
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6. Menu functions ....................................................................
6.1 Main menu .............................................................................
6.2 Menu structure .....................................................................
6.3 Timer ........................................................................................
6.4 Installation ...............................................................................
6.5 Security ..................................................................................
6.6 Settings ....................................................................................
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7. Garden examples ................................................................. 56
8. Maintenance ..........................................................................
8.1 Winter storage .......................................................................
8.2 Service ....................................................................................
8.3 After winter storage ..............................................................
8.4 Cleaning .................................................................................
8.5 Transport and removal ........................................................
8.6 In the event of a thunderstorm .........................................
8.7 Blades .....................................................................................
8.8 Battery ......................................................................................
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9. Troubleshooting ..................................................................
9.1 Messages ..............................................................................
9.2 Indicator lamp in the charging station ...........................
9.3 Symptoms ..............................................................................
9.4 Finding breaks in the loop wire ........................................
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10. Technical Data ................................................................... 78
11. Guarantee terms ................................................................. 79
12. Environmental information ............................................ 80
13. EU Declaration of Conformity ....................................... 81
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MEMO
Serial number:
PIN code:
Dealer:
Dealer’s
telephone number:
In the unlikely event that the mower is stolen, it is important to notify the dealer of this. Provide the serial
number of the mower so that it can be registered as stolen in the central systems at Husqvarna AB. It is an
important step in theft prevention, discouraging interest in the buying and selling of stolen mowers.
The product’s serial number is nine digits and is shown on the product rating plate and the product’s
packaging.
www.automower.com
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1. Introduction and safety
1.1 Introduction
Congratulations on your choice of an exceptionally
high quality product. To get the best results from your
Husqvarna robotic lawnmower requires knowledge of
its function. This operator's manual contains important
information about the robotic lawnmower, how it must
be installed and how to use it.
As a complement to this Operator's Manual, there is
more information available on the Automower®
website, www.automower.com. Here you can find
more help and guidance in its use.
www.automower.com
Keep in mind that the operator is responsible for
accidents or hazards occuring to other people or their
property.
Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product
development and therefore reserves the right to modify
the design and appearance and function of products
without prior notice.
The following system is used in the Operator's Manual
to make it easier to use:
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Text written in italics is a text that is shown on the
robotic lawnmower's display or is a reference to
another section in the Operator's Manual.
Words written in bold are one of the buttons on
the robotic lawnmower's keypad.
Words written in UPPERCASE and italics refer to
the position of the main switch and the different
operating modes available in the robotic
lawnmower.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please read the Operator’s Manual carefully
and make sure you understand the
instructions before using the robotic
lawnmower. Keep the Operator’s Manual in a
safe way for future reference!
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
This appliance can be used by children aged
from 8 years and above and persons with
reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and
knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of
the appliance in a safe way and understand
the hazards involved.
Children shall not play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be
made by children without supervision.
WARNING
The robotic lawnmower can be
dangerous if incorrectly used.
WARNING
Never use the robotic lawnmower
when persons, especially children, or
pets, are in the cutting area.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1.2 Symbols on the product
These symbols can be found on the robotic
lawnmower. Study them carefully.
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•
Please read the Operator’s Manual carefully and
make sure you understand the instructions
before using the robotic lawnmower. The
warnings and safety instructions in this
Operator’s Manual must be carefully followed if
the robotic lawnmower is to be used safely and
efficiently.
The robotic lawnmower can only start when the
main switch is set to 1 and the correct PIN code
has been entered. Turn the main switch to 0
before carrying out any inspections and/or
maintenance.
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Remain at a safe distance from the robotic
lawnmower when it is running. Keep your hands
and feet away from the rotating blades.
•
Never put your hands or feet close to or under
the body when the robotic lawnmower is running.
Do not ride on the robotic lawnmower.
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This product conforms to the applicable
EC Directives.
6001-024
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Noise emission to surroundings. The product's
emissions are set out in chapter 10, Technical
data and on the rating plate.
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It is not permitted to dispose of this product as
normal household waste when it has reached the
end of its useful life. Ensure that the product is
recycled in accordance with local legal
requirements.
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Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the robotic lawnmower.
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The low voltage cable must not be shortened,
extended or spliced.
•
Do not use a trimmer nearby the low voltage
cable. Be careful when trimming edges where
the cables are placed.
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1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s
Manual
These symbols can be found in the Operator’s Manual.
Study them carefully.
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Turn the main switch to 0 before carrying out any
inspections and/or maintenance.
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Always wear protective gloves when working
with the robotic lawnmower’s chassis.
•
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the robotic lawnmower.
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A warning box indicates the risk of personal
injury, especially if the instructions are not
followed.
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WARNING
Text
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An information box indicates the risk of material
damage, especially if the instructions are not
followed. The box is also used where there is a
risk of user error.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Text
1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
1.4 Safety Instructions
Use
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This robotic lawnmower is designed to mow
grass in open and level ground areas. It may
only be used with the equipment recommended
by the manufacturer. All other types of use are
incorrect. The manufacturer’s instructions with
regard to operation, maintenance and repair
must be followed precisely.
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Use the HOME function or switch off the main
switch on the robotic lawnmower when persons,
especially children, or pets, are in the cutting area.
If there are persons, or pets, in the cutting area it
is recommended that the lawnmower be
programmed for use during hours when the area
is free from persons, e.g. at night. See 6.3 Timer.
•
The robotic lawnmower may only be operated,
maintained, and repaired by persons that are fully
conversant with its special characteristics and
safety regulations. Please read the Operator’s
Manual carefully and make sure you understand
the instructions before using the robotic
lawnmower.
•
It is not permitted to modify the original design of
the robotic lawnmower. All modifications are made
at your own risk.
•
Check that there are no stones, branches, tools,
toys or other objects on the lawn that can
damage the blades and cause the mower to
stop.
•
Start the robotic lawnmower according to the
instructions. When the main switch is in
position 1, make sure you keep your hands and
feet away from the rotating blades. Never put
your hands and feet under the robotic
lawnmower.
•
Never lift up the robotic lawnmower or carry it
around when the main switch is in position 1.
•
Do not let persons who do not know how the
robotic lawnmower works and behaves use the
robotic lawnmower.
•
The robotic lawnmower must never be allowed to
collide with persons or other living creatures. If a
person or other living creature comes in the
lawnmower’s way it shall be stopped
immediately. See 4.5 Stopping.
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Do not put anything on top of the robotic
lawnmower or its charging station.
•
Do not allow the robotic lawnmower to be used
with a defective blade disc or body. Neither should
it be used with defective blades, screws, nuts or
wires.
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Do not use the robotic lawnmower if the main
switch does not work.
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Always switch off the robotic lawnmower using the
main switch when not in use. The robotic
lawnmower can only start when the main switch is
set to 1 and the correct PIN code has been
entered.
•
The robotic lawnmower must never be used
at the same time as a sprinkler. In this case
use the timer function (see 6.3 Timer on
page 46) so the robotic lawnmower and
sprinkler never run simultaneously.
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The built-in alarm is very loud. Be careful,
especially if the robotic lawnmower is
handled indoors.
•
Full compatibility cannot be guaranteed
between the robotic lawnmower and other
types of wireless systems such as remote
controls, radio transmitters, hearing loops,
buried electric animal fencing or similar.
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Metal objects in the ground (e.g. reinforced
concrete or anti-mole nets) can result in a
stoppage. The metal objects can cause
interference with the loop signal which then
can lead to a stoppage.
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1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY
Transport
The original packaging should be used when
transporting the robotic lawnmower over long
distances.
To safely move from or within the working area:
1.
Press the STOP button to stop the robotic
lawnmower. If security is set to the medium or
high level (see 6.5 Security on page 52), the PIN
code has to be entered. The PIN code contains
four digits and is selected when you start the
robotic lawnmower for the first time. See 3.8 First
start-up and calibration on page35.
2.
Set the main switch in position 0.
3.
Carry the robotic lawnmower by the handle
found at the rear under the robotic lawnmower.
Carry the robotic lawnmower with the blade disc
away from the body.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not lift the robotic lawnmower when it is
parked in the charging station. This may
damage the charging station and/or the
robotic lawnmower. Open the cover and
instead first pull the robotic lawnmower out
of the charging station before lifting it.
Maintenance
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WARNING
When the robotic lawnmower is
turned upside down the main switch
must always be in the 0 position.
The main switch should be in the
0 position during all work on the
robotic lawnmower’s chassis, such
as cleaning or replacing the blades.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the robotic
lawnmower. Never use solvents for cleaning.
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Inspect the robotic lawnmower each week and
replace any damaged or worn parts.
Check especially that the blades and blade disc
are not damaged. Check also that the blades can
pivot freely. Replace all blades and screws at the
same time if necessary so that the rotating parts
are kept balanced. See 8.7 Blades on page 64.
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2. PRESENTATION
2. Presentation
This chapter contains information that is important to
be aware of when planning the installation.
Installing a Husqvarna robotic lawnmower involves
four main components:
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A robotic lawnmower that mows the lawn by
essentially operating in a random pattern.
The robotic lawnmower is powered by a
maintenance-free battery.
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Charging station, where your robotic lawnmower
returns when the charge level in the battery
becomes too low.
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The charging station has three functions:
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• To send control signals along the boundary
wire.
• To send control signals along the guide wire so
that the robotic lawnmower can find the
charging station.
• To charge the robotic lawnmower battery.
A power supply, which is connected between
the charging station and a 100-240 V wall
socket. The power supply is connected to the
wall socket and to the charging station using a
10 m long low voltage cable. The low voltage
cable must not be shortened or extended.
A longer low voltage cable is available as
optional accessory. Please contact your dealer
for more information. The appearance of the
power supply may differ depending on market.
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Loop wire, laid in a loop around the robotic
lawnmower’s working area. The loop wire is laid
around the edges of the lawn and around objects
and plants that the robotic lawnmower must not
run into. The loop wire is used both as a
boundary wire and a guide wire. The maximum
permitted length for the loop wire is 400m.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Loop wire for the boundary, pegs, connector
for the loop wire and couplers for the loop
wire are purchased in a separate Installation
kit. Always use genuine spare parts and
accessories.
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2. PRESENTATION
2.1 What is what?
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The numbers in the illustration represent:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Body
Cover to display, keypad and cutting height
adjustment
Stop button/Catch to open the cover
Contact strips
LED for operation check of the charging station,
boundary wire and guide wire
Charging station
Carry handle
Battery cover
Blade disc
Skid plate
Chassis box with electronics, battery and motors
Main switch
Rear wheel
Charging strip
Keypad
Display
17. Loop wire for boundary loop and guide wire*
18. Connector for connecting the loop wire to the
charging station*
19. Pegs*
20. Coupler for the loop wire*
21. Screws for securing the charging station
22. Extra blades
23. Operator's Manual and Quick Guide
24. Measurement gauge for help when installing the
boundary wire (the measurement gauge is broken
loose from the box)
25. Power supply (the appearance of the power
supply may differ depending on market)
26. Low voltage cable
27. Alarm decal
28. Cable markers
29. Rating plate
* Included in installation kit, not included in the
purchase of the robotic lawnmower
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2. PRESENTATION
2.2 Package Contents
Your Automower® package contains the following details.
Automower® 105
Robotic mower
√
Charging station
√
Power supply
√
Low voltage cable
√
Charging station screws
3 pcs
Allen key
√
Measurement gauge
√
Cable markers
√
Operator's Manual and Quick Guide
√
Extra blades
9 pcs
Alarm decal
√
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2. PRESENTATION
2.3 Function
Capacity
The robotic lawnmower is recommended for lawns up
to 600 m2.
How big an area the robotic lawnmower can keep cut
depends primarily on the condition of the blades and
the type, growth and moisture of the grass. The shape
of the garden is also significant. If the garden mainly
consists of open lawns, the robotic lawnmower can
mow more in one hour than if the garden consists of
several small lawns separated by trees, flower beds
and passages.
A fully charged robotic lawnmower mows for 60 to
80 minutes, depending on the age of the battery and
how thick the grass is. Then the robotic lawnmower will
charge for 50 to 60 minutes. The charging time can
vary depending on, among other factors, the ambient
temperature.
Mowing technique
The Husqvarna mowing system is based on an
efficient and energy saving principle. Unlike many
standard lawnmowers, the robotic lawnmower cuts the
grass instead of knocking it off.
We recommend you allow the robotic lawnmower to
mainly mow in dry weather to obtain the best possible
result. The robotic lawnmower can also mow in the
rain, however, wet grass easily sticks on the robotic
lawnmower and there is a greater risk of slipping on
steep slopes.
The blades must be in good condition to obtain the
best mowing result. In order to keep the blades sharp
for as long as possible it is important to keep the lawn
free from branches, small stones and other objects.
Replace the blades regularly for the best mowing
result. It is very easy to replace the blades. See
8.7 Blades on page 64.
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2. PRESENTATION
Working method
The robotic lawnmower automatically mows the lawn.
It continuously alternates between mowing and
charging.
The robotic lawnmower starts to search for the
charging station when the battery charge becomes
too low. The robotic lawnmower does not mow when
it is searching for the charging station.
When the robotic lawnmower searches for the
charging station, it first searches irregularly for the
guide wire. Then it follows the guide wire to the
charging station, turns around just in front of the
station and backs into it.
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When the battery is fully charged, the robotic
lawnmower leaves the charging station in a randomly
selected direction within the 90˚-270˚ exit sector.
In order to ensure an even cut, even in parts of the
garden that are hard to reach, there are a number of
manual settings for how the robotic lawnmower is to
leave the charging station. See 6.4 Installation.
When the robotic lawnmower body hits an obstacle,
the robotic lawnmower reverses and selects a new
direction.
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Two sensors, one on the front and one on the back of
the robotic lawnmower, will sense when the robotic
lawnmower is approaching the boundary wire. The
robotic lawnmower travels up to 28 centimetres
beyond the wire before it turns around.
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The STOP button on the top of the robotic
lawnmower is mainly used to stop the robotic
lawnmower when it’s running. When the STOP button
is pressed a cover opens, behind which there is a
control panel. The STOP button remains pressed in
until the cover is closed again. This acts as a start
inhibitor.
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2. PRESENTATION
The control panel on the top of the robotic
lawnmower is where you manage all the robotic
lawnmower settings. Open the control panel cover by
pressing down the STOP button.
When the main switch is set to position 1 for the first
time, a start-up sequence begins which includes
language selection, time format, date format and the
four-digit PIN code and setting the time and date.
See 3.8 First start-up and calibration on page 35.
After this, the selected PIN code must be entered
every time the main switch is set to 1. See
6.5 Security on page 52 for more information on
anti-theft protection.
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Movement pattern
The movement pattern of the robotic lawnmower is
random and is determined by the robotic lawnmower
itself and depends on how the lawn looks. The mower
will not always drive in straight lines and a movement
pattern is never repeated. With this cutting system
the lawn is mown very evenly without any straight
mowing lines from the robotic lawnmower.
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Locating the charging station
The robotic lawnmower moves in a random pattern
until it reaches the guide wire. Then the robotic
lawnmower follows the guide wire to the charging
station.
The guide wire is a wire that is laid from the charging
station towards, for instance, a remote part of the
working area or through a narrow passage to be then
connected with the boundary loop. For further
information, see 3.6 Installation of the guide wire.
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3. INSTALLATION
3. Installation
This chapter describes how to install the Husqvarna
robotic lawnmower. Before starting the installation
read the previous chapter 2. Presentation.
Read also through this entire chapter before beginning
the installation. How the installation is done also
affects how well the robotic lawnmower works. It is
therefore important to plan the installation carefully.
Planning is simplified if you make a sketch of the
working area, including all obstacles. This makes it
easier to see the ideal positions for the charging
station, the boundary wire and the guide wire. Draw on
the sketch where the boundary and guide wires should
be routed.
In the 7. Garden examples chapter, there are
examples of installations.
Visit also www.automower.com for further descriptions
and tips regarding installation.
Carry out the installation in the following steps:
3.1 Preparations
3.2 Installation of the charging station
3.3 Charging the battery
3.4 Installation of the boundary wire.
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire.
3.6 Installation of the guide wire
3.7 Checking the installation.
3.8 First start-up and calibration
3.9 Test docking with the charging station
The charging station, boundary loop and guide wire
must be connected to be able to carry out a complete
start-up.
3.1 Preparations
1.
If the lawn in the working area is longer than
10 cm, mow it using a standard lawnmower.
Then collect the grass.
2.
Read carefully through all the steps before the
installation.
3.
Check that all parts for the installation are
included. The numbers in brackets refer to the
component illustration 2.1 What is what?.
• Robotic lawnmower
• Charging station (6)
• Loop wire for boundary loop and guide wire
(17)
• Power supply (25)
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3. INSTALLATION
• Low voltage cable (26)
• Pegs (19)
• Connector for connecting the loop wire to the
charging station (18)
• Screws for the charging station (21)
• Measurement gauge (26)
• Couplers for the loop wire (20)
During installation you will also need:
• Hammer/plastic mallet (to simplify putting the
pegs in the ground).
• Combination pliers for cutting the boundary
wire and pressing the connectors together.
• Polygrip (for pressing the couplers together).
• Edge cutter/straight spade if the boundary wire
must be buried. Installation of the charging
station.
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3.2 Installation of the charging
station
Ideal position for the charging station
Take the following aspects into consideration when
identifying the best location for the charging station:
• Allow for 3 metres of free space in front of the
charging station.
• It must be possible to lay at least 1.5 metres of
boundary wire straight out to the right and left
of the charging station.
• It must be close to a wall socket The supplied
low voltage cable is 10 metres long.
• A level surface to place the charging station
on.
• Protection from water spray for instance from
irrigation.
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• Protection from direct sunlight.
• Place in the lower part of a working area that
has a major slope.
For an example of an ideal position of the charging
station, see 7. Garden examples on page 56.
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3. INSTALLATION
The charging station must be positioned with a great
deal of free space in front of it (at least 3 metres). It
should also be centrally placed in the working area to
make it easier for the robotic lawnmower to reach all
areas in the working area.
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Do not put the charging station in confined spaces in
the working area. There must be a straight boundary
wire, at least 1.5 metres long, to the right and left of
the charging station. The wire must be laid straight
out from the rear end of the charging station. Any
other locations can mean that the robotic lawnmower
enters the charging station sideways and will have
difficulty docking.
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Do not put the charging station in a corner in the
working area.
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The charging station must be positioned on relatively
level ground. The front end of the charging station
must be a maximum of 3 cm higher than the back
end. The front end of the charging station must never
be lower than the back end.
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The charging station must not be positioned in a way
that can bend its base plate.
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3. INSTALLATION
If the installation is done in a working area with a
steep slope (such as around a house on a hill), the
charging station should be placed in the area at the
bottom of the slope. This makes it easier for the
robotic lawnmower to follow the guide wire to the
charging station.
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The charging station should not be placed on an
island as this limits the laying of the guide wire in an
optimal way. If the charging station has to be installed
on an island, the guide wire also has to be connected
to the island. See the illustration. Read more about
islands in the 3.4 Installation of the boundary wire
chapter.
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Connecting the power supply
Take the following into consideration when planning
where to place the power supply:
• Close to the charging station
• Protection from rain
• Protection from direct sunlight
If the power supply is connected to an electrical
socket outdoors, this must be approved for outdoor
use.
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The low voltage cable for the power supply is
10 metres long, and may not be shortened or
extended. A longer low voltage cable is available as
optional accessory. Please contact your dealer for
more information. It is not allowed to connect the
power supply directly to the charging station. The low
voltage cable must always be used.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The low voltage cable must not under any
circumstances be shortened or extended.
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3. INSTALLATION
It is possible to let the low voltage cable cross the
working area. The low voltage cable must be stapled
down or buried, and the cutting height should be such
that the blades on the blade disc can never come in
contact with the low voltage cable.
Make sure the low voltage cable is laid along the
ground and secured with pegs. The cable must lie
close to the ground so as not to be cut before the
grass roots have grown over it.
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The low voltage cable must never be stored in a coil
or under the charging station’s base plate as this can
interfere with the signals from the charging station.
The power supply must be placed where it is well
ventilated and is not exposed to direct sunlight. The
power supply must be placed under a roof.
It is recommended to use an earth fault-breaker when
connecting the power supply to the wall socket.
Do not, under any circumstances, mount the power
supply at a height where there is a risk it can be
submerged in water (at least 30 cm from the ground).
It is not permitted to place the power supply on the
ground.
Never connect the power supply to an outlet if plug or
cord is damaged. Damaged or entangled cord
increases the risk of electric shock.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The low voltage cable must not under any
circumstances be shortened or extended.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Place the low voltage cable so that the blades
on the blade disc can never come in contact
with it.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use the plug to disconnect the charging
station, for instance before cleaning or
repairing the loop wire.
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3. INSTALLATION
Installation and connecting the charging
station
1.
Position the charging station in a suitable spot.
2.
Connect the low voltage cable to the charging
station.
3.
Connect the power supply’s power cable to a
100-240 V wall socket. If the wall socket is
outdoors, it is important that the power supply is
protected from direct sunlight.
4.
Attach the charging station to the ground using
the supplied screws. Ensure the screws are
screwed all the way down in the countersink.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is not permitted to make new holes in the
base plate Only the existing holes may be
used to secure the base plate to the ground.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not tread or walk on the charging station's
base plate.
3.3 Charging the battery
As soon as the charging station is connected, it is
possible to charge the robotic lawnmower. Set the
main switch to position 1.
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Place the robotic lawnmower in the charging station
to charge the battery while the boundary and guide
wires are being laid.
If the battery is flat, it takes around 80 to 100 minutes
to fully charge it.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The robotic mower cannot be used before
the installation is complete.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.4 Installation of the boundary wire
The boundary wire can be installed in one of the following ways:
1. Securing the wire to the ground with pegs.
It is preferable to staple down the boundary wire if you want to make adjustments to the boundary loop
during the first few weeks of operation. After a few weeks the grass will have grown over the wire
making it no longer visible. Use a hammer/plastic mallet and the pegs supplied when carrying out the
installation.
2. Bury the wire.
It is preferable to bury the boundary wire if you want to dethatch or aerate the lawn. If necessary, both
methods can be combined so one part of the boundary wire is stapled down and the remainder is
buried. The wire can be buried for instance using an edge cutter or a straight spade. Make sure to lay
the boundary wire at least 1 cm and a maximum of 20 cm in the ground.
Plan where to lay the boundary wire
The boundary wire must be laid so that:
• A loop is formed around the working area for the robotic lawnmower. Only original boundary wire
must be used. It is specially designed to resist dampness from the soil that could otherwise easily
damage the wires.
• The robotic lawnmower is never more than 15 metres from the wire at any point in the entire working
area.
• The total length of the boundary wire does not exceed 400 metres.
• 20 cm of extra wire is available to which the guide wire will be connected later. See 3.6 Installation of
the guide wire on page 31.
Depending on what the working area is adjacent to, the boundary wire must be laid at different distances
from obstacles. The illustration below shows how the boundary wire must be laid around the working area
and around obstacles. Use the supplied measurement gauge to obtain the correct distance (see 2.1 What
is what? on page13).
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3. INSTALLATION
Working area boundaries
If a high obstacle (5 cm or more) for example a wall
or fence, borders the working area, the boundary wire
should be laid 30 cm from the obstacle. This will
prevent the robotic lawnmower from colliding with the
obstacle and reduce body wear.
About 20 cm around the fixed obstacle will not be
mown.
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If the working area borders on a small ditch, for
example a flower bed or a small elevation, or a low
curbstone (1-5 cm), the boundary wire should be laid
20 cm inside the working area. This prevents the
wheels from driving into the ditch or up onto the
curbstone.
About 12 cm of grass along the ditch/curbstone will
not be mown.
If the working area borders on a paving stone path or
similar which is level with the lawn (+/- 1 cm), it is
possible to allow the robotic lawnmower to run a little
over the path. The boundary wire should then be laid
5 cm from the edge of the path.
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All the grass along the side of the paving stone path
will be cut.
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When the working area is divided by a paving stone
path which is level with the lawn, it is possible to allow
the robotic lawnmower to run over the path. It can be
an advantage to lay the boundary wire under the
paving stones. The boundary wire can also be laid in
the joint between the paving stones. Ensure that the
tiles are in level with the lawn to avoid excessive
wear on the robotic lawnmower.
Note: The robotic lawnmower must never run over
gravel, mulch or similar material which can damage
the blades.
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Min.
15cm
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If the working area is adjacent to water
bodies, slopes, precipices or a public road,
the boundary wire must be supplemented
with an edging or the like. It must then be at
least 15 cm in height. This will prevent the
robotic lawnmower from ending up outside
the working area under any circumstances.
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3. INSTALLATION
Boundaries within the working area
Use the boundary wire to demarcate areas inside the
working area by creating islands around obstacles
which cannot withstand a collision, for example,
flowerbeds, bushes and fountains. Lay the wire up to
and around the area to be demarcated, and then
return it back along the same route. If pegs are used,
the wire should be laid under the same staple on the
return route. When the boundary wires to and from
the island are laid close together, the robotic
lawnmower can drive over the wire.
Obstacles that can withstand a collision, for example,
trees and bushes higher than 15 cm, do not need to
be demarcated by the boundary wire. The robotic
lawnmower will turn around when it collides with this
type of obstacle.
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To achieve careful and silent operation, it is
recommended to isolate all fixed objects in and
around the working area.
The boundary wire may not be crossed on its way to
and from an island.
Obstacles that slope slightly, for example, stones or large
trees with raised roots, must be isolated or removed.
Otherwise the robotic lawnmower can slide up onto this
kind of obstacle causing the blades to be damaged.
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Secondary areas
If the working area consists of two areas which the
robotic lawnmower has difficulty travelling between, it
is recommended to set up a secondary area.
Instances of this are 25% slopes or a passage that is
narrower than 60 cm. Lay the boundary wire then
around the secondary area so that it forms an island
outside of the main area.
The robotic lawnmower must be moved manually
between the main and secondary area when the lawn
in the secondary area has to be cut. The MAN
operation mode must be used as the robotic
lawnmower cannot travel on its own from the
secondary area to the charging station. See
5.1 Operation selection on page 42. In this mode, the
robotic lawnmower will never look for the charging
station but will mow until the battery runs out. When the
battery is flat, the robotic lawnmower will stop and the
Needs manual charging message will appear in the
display. Then place the robotic lawnmower in the
charging station to charge the battery. If the main
working area has to be cut after charging, it is
appropriate to switch the operation mode to before
placing the robotic lawnmower in the charging station.
Passages when mowing
Long and narrow passages and areas narrower than
1.5 - 2 metres should be avoided. When the robotic
lawnmower mows, there is a risk that it travels around
in the passage or area for a period of time. The lawn
will then look flattened.
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Secondary area
Main area
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3. INSTALLATION
Slopes
The boundary wire can be laid across a slope that
slants less than 15%.
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The boundary wire should not be laid across a slope
that is steeper than 15%. There is a risk that the
robotic lawnmower will find it difficult to turn there.
The robotic lawnmower will then stop and the Outside
working area fault message is displayed. The risk is
at its greatest in damp weather conditions, as the
wheels can slip on the wet grass
However, the boundary wire can be laid across a
slope steeper than 15% if there is an obstacle that
the robotic lawnmower is allowed to collide with, for
example, a fence or a dense hedge.
The robotic lawnmower can
mow lawns that slope up to
25 cm every metre (25%)
inside the working area.
Areas that slope more must
be demarcated by the
boundary wire.
When a part of the working
area's outer edge slopes
more than 15 cm per distance
metre (15%), the boundary
wire should be laid 20 cm in
on the flat ground before the
beginning of the slope.
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3. INSTALLATION
Laying the boundary wire
If you intend to staple down the boundary wire:
•
Cut the grass very low with a standard
lawnmower or a trimmer where the wire is to be
laid. It will then be easier to lay the wire close to
the ground and the risk of the robotic lawnmower
cutting the wire or damaging the insulation of the
wire is reduced.
•
Make sure to lay the boundary wire close to the
ground and secure the pegs close together
approximately 75 cm apart. The cable must lie
close to the ground so as not to be cut before the
grass roots have grown over it.
•
Use a hammer to knock the pegs into the
ground. Exercise care when knocking in the
pegs and make sure the wire is not under strain.
Avoid sharp bends in the wire.
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If the boundary wire is to be buried:
•
Make sure to lay the boundary wire at least 1 cm
and a maximum of 20 cm in the ground. The wire
can be buried for instance using an edge cutter or
a straight spade.
Use the supplied measurement gauge as a guide
when you lay out the boundary wire. This helps you
to easily set the correct distance between the
boundary wire and the boundary/obstacle. The
measurement gauge is broken loose from the box.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Extra wire must not be placed in coils outside
the boundary wire. This can disrupt the
robotic lawnmower.
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Loop for connecting the guide wire
To facilitate the connection of the guide wire to the
boundary wire, it is recommended to create a loop
with about 20 cm of extra boundary wire at the point
where the guide wire will later be connected. It is a
good idea to plan where the guide wire will be placed
before laying out the boundary wire. See
3.6 Installation of the guide wire on page 31.
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3. INSTALLATION
Laying the boundary wire in towards the charging
station
The boundary wire must be laid in line with the rear
end of the charging station and at least 1.5 metres
straight out to the right and left of the station. See the
illustration. If the boundary wire is laid in any other
way, the robotic lawnmower may find it hard to find
the charging station.
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Splicing the boundary wire
Use an original coupler if the boundary wire is not
long enough and needs to be spliced. It is waterproof
and gives a reliable electrical connection.
Insert both wire ends in the coupler. Check that the
wires are fully inserted into the coupler so that the
ends are visible through the transparent area on the
other side of the coupler. Now press down the button
on top of the coupler fully. Use a polygrip to
completely press down the button on the coupler.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Twinned cables, or a screw terminal block
that is insulated with insulation tape are not
satisfactory splices. Soil moisture will cause
the leads to oxidise and after a while result in
a broken circuit.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire
Connect the boundary wire to the charging station:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The boundary wire must not be crossed when
connecting it to the charging station. The
right hand wire end must be connected to the
right hand pin on the charging station and
the left hand wire end to the left pin.
1.
Place the wire ends in the connector:
• Open the connector.
• Place the wire in the connector grip.
2.
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Press the connectors together using a pair of
pliers. Press until you hear a click.
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3.
Cut off any excess boundary wire 1 or
2 centimetres above each connector.
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4.
Press the connector onto the contact pin,
marked AL (left) and AR (right), on the charging
station.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The right hand connector must be connected
to the right hand metal pin on the charging
station and the left hand wire end to the left
connector.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.6 Installation of the guide wire
The guide wire is a wire that is laid from the charging
station towards, for instance, a remote part of the
working area or through a narrow passage to be then
connected with the boundary loop. The same cable roll
is used for both the boundary loop and guide wire.
The guide wire is used by the robotic lawnmower to
find its way back to the charging station but also to
guide the robotic lawnmower to hard-to reach areas
of the garden.
To ensure an even cut over the entire lawn, the
robotic lawnmower can follow the guide wire from the
charging station to the guide wire connection in the
boundary loop and start mowing there. Depending on
the garden layout, one should adjust how often the
robotic lawnmower is to follow the guide wire from the
charging station. See 6.4 Installation on page 48.
The robotic lawnmower runs at varying distances
from the guide wire to reduce the risk of tracks
forming when the robotic lawnmower follows the
guide wire to and from the charging station. The area
beside the wire which the robotic lawnmower then
uses is called the Corridor.
The robotic lawnmower always runs to the left of the
guide wire as seen facing the charging station. Thus
the corridor is to the left of the guide wire. When
installing, it is therefore important to create as much
free space as possible to the left of the guide wire, as
seen facing the charging station. It is not allowed to
lay the guide wire closer than 30 cm from the
boundary wire.
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Maximum
distance
At least 30 cm
The guide wire, as the boundary wire, can be stapled
to or buried in the ground.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is important to create as much free space
as possible to the left of the guide wire, as
seen facing the charging station.
At least 2 m
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3. INSTALLATION
Laying and connecting the guide wire
1.
Run the wire through the slot in the bottom of the
charger plate.
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2.
Fit the connector to the guide wire in the same
way as for the boundary wire described in
3.5 Connecting the boundary wire. Connect it to
the contact pin on the charging station that is
labelled 'Guide'.
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3.
Run the wire at least 2 metres straight out from
the front edge of the plate.
If the guide wire must be laid in a passage:
- The robotic lawnmower follows the guide wire
on the same side of the wire to and from the
charging station. This means that the robotic
lawnmower always runs on the left hand side of
the guide wire, as seen facing the charging
station.
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3. INSTALLATION
• In the passage, the guide wire must therefore
be placed so that the robotic lawnmower has
as much space to run in as possible. The
distance between the boundary loop and the
guide wire must however be at least 30 cm.
Maximum
distance
At least 30 cm
At least 2 m
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If the guide wire has to be installed on a steep slope,
it is an advantage to lay the wire at an angle to the
slope. This makes it easier for the robotic lawnmower
to follow the guide wire on the slope.
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Avoid laying the wire at sharp angles. This can make
it difficult for the robotic lawnmower to follow the
guide wire.
4.
Run the guide wire to the point on the boundary
loop where you wish to make the connection.
5.
Lift up the boundary wire. Cut the boundary wire
using for instance a pair of wire cutters.
135º
135º
90º
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3. INSTALLATION
6.
Connect the guide wire to the boundary wire
using a coupler:
Insert the boundary wire in each of the holes in
the coupler. Insert the guide wire in the centre
hole in the coupler. Check that the wires are fully
inserted into the coupler so that the ends are
visible through the transparent area on the other
side of the coupler.
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Use a polygrip to completely press down the
button on the coupler.
It does not matter which holes are used to
connect each wire.
7.
Staple down/bury the connector in the lawn.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The function of the guide wire varies
depending on the layout of the working area.
This is why it is recommended to test the
installation using this function See
6.4 Installation on page 48.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The guide wire may not cross the boundary
wire, for instance a boundary wire that is laid
out to an island.
3.7 Checking the installation
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Check the loop signal by inspecting the indicator
lamp on the charging station.
See 9.2 Indicator lamp in the charging station on
page 71 if the lamp does not indicate a solid green
light.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.8 First start-up and calibration
Before the robotic lawnmower is operated, a start-up
sequence in the robotic lawnmower's menu must be
carried out as well as an automatic calibration of the
guide signal. The calibration is also a good test to see
that the installation of the guide wire has been done in
such a way that the robotic lawnmower can easily
follow the guide wire from the charging station.
1.
Open the control panel cover by pressing the
STOP button.
2.
Set the main switch to position 1.
A start-up sequence begins when the robotic
lawnmower is started for the first time. The
following is requested:
• PIN code from factory. The code is provided on
a special document received by the retailer at
purchase.
• Language
• Country
• Date
• Time
• Selection and confirmation of personal PIN
code. All combinations except 0000 are
permitted.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use MEMO on page 4 to make a note of the
PIN code.
3.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the charging
station as requested in the display. The robotic
lawnmower will now start the guide calibration, by
leaving the charging station and following the
guide wire to the point where the guide wire is
connected to the boundary loop to begin mowing
there. Check that the robotic lawnmower can
follow the guide wire all the way.
If it cannot, this may be due to an incorrectly
installed guide wire. In this case, check that the
installation is performed as described in
3.6 Installation of the guide wire on page 31.
Therefore, carry out a new Test OUT, see
6.4 Installation on page 48.
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3. INSTALLATION
3.9 Test docking with the charging
station
Before using the robotic lawnmower, check that the
robotic lawnmower can follow the guide wire all the
way to the charging station and easily docks with the
charging station. Perform the test below.
1.
Open the control panel cover by pressing the
STOP button.
2.
Place the robotic lawnmower close to the point
where the guide wire is connected to the boundary
wire. Place the robotic lawnmower about 2 metres
from the guide wire, facing the guide wire.
3.
Select HOME mode by pressing the house symbol
key and pressing OK when the cursor is at HOME.
Press Start and close the cover.
4.
Check that the robotic lawnmower follows the
guide wire all the way to the charging station and
that it docks with the charging station. The test is
approved only if the robotic lawnmower is able to
follow the guide wire the entire distance to the
charging station and docks at the first attempt. If
the robotic lawnmower is unable to dock on the
first attempt, it will automatically try again. The
installation is not approved if the robotic
lawnmower needs two or more attempts to dock
with the charging station. In this case, check that
the charging station, the boundary wire and the
guide wire are installed in accordance with the
instructions in Chapters 3.2, 3.4 and 3.6.
5.
The robotic lawnmower will stay in the charging
station until AUTO or MAN mode is selected. See
5.1 Operation selection on page 42.
The guide system must first be calibrated if the above
test is to provide a satisfactory result. See 3.8 First
start-up and calibration on page 35.
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4. USE
4. Use
4.1 Charging a flat battery
When the robotic lawnmower is new or has been
stored for a long period, the battery will be flat and
needs to be charged before starting. Charging takes
approximately 80 to 100 minutes.
1.
Set the main switch to position 1.
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2.
Park the robotic lawnmower in the charging
station. Open the cover and push the robotic
lawnmower in as far as possible to ensure proper
contact between the robotic lawnmower and the
charging station.
3.
The display shows a message that charging is in
progress.
WARNING
Read the safety instructions before
you start your robotic lawnmower.
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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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WARNING
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Never use the robotic lawnmower
when persons, especially children, or
pets, are in the cutting area.
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4. USE
4.2 Using the timer
The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best
mowing result. Use the timer function (see 6.3 Timer
on page 46.) to avoid a downtrodden lawn. When
setting the timer, calculate that the robotic lawnmower
mows about 43 m2 per hour and day.
Example
If the working area is 360 m2 the robotic
lawnmower must operate for about 9 hours per
day. The times are approximate and depend for
instance on grass quality, blade sharpness and
battery age.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use the timer to avoid mowing when there
are usually children, pets and anything else
that could be damaged by the rotating blades
on the lawn.
If the size of the working area allows it, the quality of
the grass can be further improved if it is cut every
other day instead of a few hours every day. In
addition, the grass benefits from resting completely
during at least a three-day period once a month.
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B
Standby
Mowing
Ch
arg
ing
The factory setting for the timer is 07:00-23:00 and it
allows mowing every day of the week. This setting is
suitable for a working area of about 600 m2.
Standby
The robotic lawnmower has an inbuilt standby
period of about 10 hours a day. The standby period
provides a good opportunity, for example, to water or
play games on the lawn.
Operation
Example 1
Work period 1: 07:00 - 23:00
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Work days: All days
The factory setting ensures that the robotic
lawnmower begins cutting the lawn at 07.00.
The mower is parked in the charging station from
21.00 and rests until it starts cutting again at
07.00
If the timer setting is divided into two work periods,
the standby period can be divided into a number of
periods. The total standby time must however be at
least 10 hours).
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Operation
A = Max 14 h
Charging/Standby
B = Min 10 h
4. USE
Example 2
Work period 1: 08:00 - 16:00
Work period 2: 20:00 - 23:00
Work days: All days
The robotic lawnmower will operate for the times
specified in the work periods as the total
operating time is 11 hours and does not exceed
the maximum of 14 hours.
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Max. operating time
14 h
Min. standby time
10 h
Area/hour/day
43 m2
The times are approximate and depend for instance
on grass quality, blade sharpness and battery age.
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Operation
A + C = Max 14 h
Charging/Standby
B + D = Min 10 h
4.3 Starting
1.
Set the main switch to position 1.
2.
Press the STOP button to open the control panel
cover.
3.
Enter the PIN code.
4.
Push the Start button.
5.
Shut the cover within 10 seconds.
If the robotic lawnmower is parked in the charging
station, it will only leave the charging station when the
battery is fully charged and if the timer is set to allow
the mower to operate.
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Before the blade disc starts, 5 beeps are heard for
2 seconds.
4.4 Stopping
1.
Press the STOP button.
The robotic lawnmower stops, the blade motor
stops and the control panel cover opens.
Restart
1.
Push the Start button.
2.
Shut the cover within 10 seconds. The robotic
lawnmower starts automatically.
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4. USE
4.5 Switching off
1.
Press the STOP button.
2.
Set the main switch in position 0.
Always switch the robotic lawnmower off using the
main switch if it requires maintenance or if the robotic
lawnmower must be moved outside the working area.
4.6 Adjusting the cutting height
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The cutting height can be varied from MIN (2 cm) to
MAX (5 cm).
During the first week after a new installation, the
cutting height must be set to MAX to avoid damaging
the loop wire. After this, the cutting height can be
lowered one step every week until the desired cutting
height has been reached.
1
2
3
4
5
If the grass is long, allow the robotic lawnmower to 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 robotic
lawnmower and open the cover.
2.
Turn the height adjustment knob to the required
position. The selected position is indicated by the
orange column that can be seen by the knob
through the window.
• Turn anti-clockwise to raise the cutting height.
• Turn clockwise to lower the cutting height.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
During the first week after a new installation,
the cutting height must be set to MAX to
avoid damaging the loop wire. After this, the
cutting height can be lowered one step every
week until the desired cutting height has
been reached.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5. Control panel
All forms of commands and settings for the
Husqvarna robotic lawnmower are made via the
control panel. All functions are accessed via a
number of menus.
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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.
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When the stop button has been pressed and the
cover is opened, the operation window appears
showing the time, selected operating mode, number
of mowing hours, battery status and timer setting.
•
•
•
The clock shows the current time.
Date shows the current day.
The number of operating hours indicates the
number of hours since the day of manufacture
that the robotic lawnmower has been in
operation. The time that the robotic lawnmower
has spent mowing or looking for the charging
station is counted as operating time.
•
AUTO, MAN or HOME show which mode of
operation is selected. See Chapter 5.1 Operation
selection.
•
The battery status shows the remaining battery
charge.
•
ECO is displayed if the robotic lawnmower is set
in ECO mode.
•
The black clock symbol indicates when the
mower is not allowed to mow due to a timer
setting.
•
The MENU text illustrates that the main menu
can be reached by pressing the multi-choice
button that is located under the text.
The keypad consists of four groups of buttons:
operation selection button, multi-choice buttons,
numbers and start button.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5.1 Operation selection
The operation selection button is symbolised by a house.
When the button has been pressed, the selected
operation mode is shown in the display. By consecutively
pressing the button many times, one can choose between
three different operation modes.
1.
HOME:
Sends the robotic lawnmower to the charging station.
It remains here until another operation mode is
selected. The text HOME is shown in the operation
window. When the battery is fully charged, the robotic
lawnmower will remain parked in the charging station.
The robotic lawnmower will first leave the charging
station and begin mowing again when the operation
selection is altered to AUTO.
The HOME setting is also used after a new
installation or when changes are made to an existing
installation to test if the robotic lawnmower can follow
the guide wire and dock with the charging station.
See 3.9 Test docking with the charging station on
page 36.
2.
AUTO:
The standard, automatic operation mode where the
robotic lawnmower mows and charges automatically.
3.
MAN:
When mowing secondary areas (see 3.4 Installation
of the boundary wire on page 24) the MAN setting
must be used.
If MAN is selected and the robotic lawnmower starts
when it is out on the lawn, it will mow until the battery
runs out. It will then stop and the 'Needs manual
charging' message will appear. The robotic
lawnmower must then be moved manually to the
charging station and then started manually after
charging.
If the robotic lawnmower charges in the MAN mode, it
will fully charge, move about 20 cm out of the
charging station and then stop. This indicates that it is
charged and ready to start mowing.
If the main working area has to be cut after
charging, it is appropriate to switch the operation
mode to AUTO before placing the robotic
lawnmower in the charging station.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always press the START button before
closing the cover to start the robotic
lawnmower. If the START button is not
pressed, a message beep is heard and the
robotic lawnmower will not start.
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5. CONTROL PANEL
5.2 Multi-choice buttons
The three multi-choice buttons offer various
functions, among others depending on where in the
menu structure you are. The button function is shown
at the very bottom of the display.
Example: If you are in the main menu, the left button
can be used to go back, the middle button confirms
any selections and the right button helps you to scroll
the menu.
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5.3 Numbers
The number keys are used for instance to enter the
PIN code or time settings.
5.4 Main switch
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Set the main switch in the 1 position to start the
robotic lawnmower.
Set the main switch in the 0 position when the robotic
lawnmower is not in use or work is being carried out
on the blade disc.
When the main switch is set in the 0 position the
motors on the robotic lawnmower cannot start.
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6. Menu functions
6.1 Main menu
The main menu consists of four options:
•
Timer
•
Installation
•
Security
•
Settings
There are a number of submenus under each option.
You can access all the functions to set the robotic
lawnmower settings via these.
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Browse between menus
Browse the main menu and submenus using the
multi-choice buttons. Enter values and times using the
number keys and confirm each selection with the
multi-choice button marked OK. Press the multi-choice
button with the return arrow to go up a step in the
menu or keep the HOME button pressed in for
2 seconds to go directly back to the main menu.
Submenus
Certain submenus contain options that are ticked off
to the left. This means that these options are
selected. Check or uncheck the box by pressing OK.
In some of the submenus there is information to the
right of specific rows. This information indicates
which selection has been made for the function.
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Work
hours 1
Never
Work
hours 2
Medium
Medium Often
Remote
start 1
Always
Distance
Wide
Guide
width
Proportion
Reset
timer
Narrow
Rarely
Work
days
Timer
Never
Remote
start 1
Test out
Drive past
wire
Security
Remote
start 2
Low
Medium
Security
Change
PIN code level
Medium Often Always
Distance
Rarely
Proportion
Test
settings
Test in
Remote
start 2
Installation
High
Set
time
Set
date
Time
format
Date
format
New loop ECO Time & Language Country Reset user About
signal
mode Date
settings.
Settings
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.2 Menu structure
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.3 Timer
The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best
mowing result. Consequently, it is important to limit the
operating time using the timer function if the working
area is less than the robotic lawnmower's working
capacity. When the robotic lawnmower is allowed to
mow too much, the lawn may appear flattened.
Besides, the robotic lawnmower is subjected to
unnecessary wear.
The timer function is also an ideal tool to control which
periods the robotic lawnmower should not mow, for
example, when the children are playing in the garden.
The factory setting for the timer is 07:00-23:00 and it
allows mowing every day of the week. This is normally
a suitable setting for a working area of about 600 m2.
When setting the timer, calculate that the robotic
lawnmower mows about 43 m2 per hour and day.
The table below provides suggestions for different
timer settings depending on garden size. The table can
be used to set the operating time. The times should be
seen as indicative, they may need to be adjusted to
suit the garden. Use the table as follows:
1.Find a work area that closest matches the garden's
area.
2.Select an appropriate amount of work days per week
(for some work areas 7 days may be needed).
3.Work hours per day shows how many hours a day
the robotic lawnmower will be allowed to work for the
selected amount of work days.
4.Suggested time interval shows a time interval that
corresponds to the required work hours per day.
Work area
Work days per week
Work hours per day
Suggested time time interval
100 m2
5
3,5h
07:00 - 10:30
7
2,5h
07:00 - 09:30
5
7h
07:00 - 14:00
7
5h
07:00 - 12:00
5
10h
07:00 - 17:00
7
7h
07:00 - 14:00
5
13h
07:00 - 20:00
7
9,5h
07:00 - 16:30
6
13,5
07:00 - 20:30
7
12h
07:00 - 19:00
7
14h
07:00 - 21:00
200 m2
300 m2
400 m2
500 m2
600 m2
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•
Work hours 1
to set start and stop times for work hours 1. Enter
each required time in hours and minutes and
press OK to confirm the entered time.
•
Work hours 2:
to set start and stop times for work hours 2. Enter
each required time in hours and minutes and
press OK to confirm the entered time.
•
•
Work days
to select the days the robotic lawnmower must
work. The robotic lawnmower will work during
the days that are ticked off.
Work period 1
Timer
Installation
Security
Work hours 2:
Week Timer
Reset timer
Settings
Reset timer
reset values to the factory settings.
To inactivate Work hours 1 or Work hours 2, enter the
time 00:00 - 00:00 to reset the timer to --:-- - --:--.
A clock symbol is displayed on the start page when the
timer settings are set. The clock symbol is black when
the robotic lawnmower is not allowed to mow due to a
timer setting and it is white when the mower is allowed
to mow.
The mower has an inbuilt standby period of about
8 hours a day. The mower is parked in the charging
station during this period. See 4.2 Using the timer on
page 38.
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.4 Installation
The following operating settings are available via this
selection in the main menu.
•
•
Guide width
to select the distance from the guide wire the
mower is allowed to travel when it follows this to
and from the charging station.
Remote start 1
to control the robotic lawnmower so that it can
easier reach remote parts of the garden.
•
Remote start 2
to control the robotic lawnmower so that it can
easier reach remote parts of the garden.
•
Test settings
to check the above settings.
•
Drive past wire
to set the distance over the boundary wire that the
mower should drive.
Timer
Guide width
Installation
Remote start 1
Security
Remote start 2
Settings
Test settings
Drive past wire
See 7. Garden examples for examples of garden
settings.
Guide width
The guide width is a measure of how far from the
guide wire the mower is allowed to travel when it
follows this to and from the charging station. The area
beside the wire which the mower then uses is called
the Corridor.
Guide width
The robotic lawnmower has a default setting for
medium wide corridors. To further reduce the risk of
tracks forming, it is recommended to select a wide
corridor in working areas where it is possible to do so.
Remote start 2
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always use as wide a guide width as
possible. The Narrow setting must only be
used when none of the other settings can be
used in the working area in question.
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Narrow
Medium
Remote start 1
Wide
Test settings
Drive past wire
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Wide
In a wide corridor, the robotic lawnmower mows at
more varied distances from the guide wire.
A garden that is open and free of narrow passages
should have a wide corridor to minimise the risk of
tracks forming.
Medium
In a medium wide corridor, the robotic lawnmower
travels close to and far away from the guide wire, but
not as far away from the guide wire as is the case
when a wide corridor is selected.
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The medium corridor setting should be selected for a
garden with obstacles close to the guide wire and/or
passages that do not allow for a wide corridor.
Narrow
With a narrow corridor, the robotic lawnmower runs
straight over the guide wire.
The Narrow corridor setting is not normally
recommended, but in a garden with one or many
narrow passages, a narrow corridor may be the only
option. The Narrow corridor setting increases the risk
for tracks forming along the guide wire.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The distance the mower maintains from the
guide wire varies depending on the layout of
the working area. Use the Test IN function to
ensure that the wide corridor setting can be
used in the garden in question.
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Remote start 1
One important function with the guide wire is the
capacity to steer the mower to remote garden areas
when required. This function is very useful in gardens
where, for instance, the front and back are joined by
a narrow passage.
With this function activated, (any option other than
Never is selected) the mower will at times follow the
guide wire from the charging station to the remote
area and begin cutting there.
•
Proportion
How often the mower must follow the guide wire
from the charging station is selected as a
proportion of the total number of times it leaves
the charging station. At all other times, the
mower leaves the charging station in the
standard manner and starts to cut.
Never
Proportion
Rarely
Distance
Medium
Often
Always
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
•
The following five options can be selected;
- Never (0%)
- Rarely (approx. 20%)
- Medium (approx. 50%)
- Often (approx. 80%)
- Always (100%)
Select the percentage that corresponds to the size
of the remote area relative to the total working
area. If the remote area is for instance less than
half of the total working area, then Rarely must be
selected. If the remote area is for instance half of
the total working area, Medium must be selected.
Compare with the examples in 7. Garden
examples on page 56.
The default setting is Rarely.
•
Distance
Enter the distance in metres along the guide wire
from the charging station to the remote area
where the mower begins mowing.
Tips! Use the function to determine how far it is to
the remote area. The distance, stated in metres,
will be shown in the mower display.
Remote start 2
If the working area contains two remote areas, the
guide wire should be installed so that it reaches both
areas. Remote start 1 and Remote start 2 can then
be combined to steer the robotic lawnmower to each
area.
The settings for Proportion and Distance are carried
out in the same way as for Remote start 1.
The default setting is Never.
Take into account that the total figure for Proportion
cannot exceed 100%. For example, if Often is
selected for Remote start 1, then only Never or
Rarely can be selected for Remote start 2.
The guide width is the same for Remote start 1 and
Remote start 2. In this way, it is the narrowest
passage along the guide wire that limits the
maximum guide width.
Test settings
In the Test settings menu, it is possible to test
settings for Remote start 1 and that the selected
guide width works for the garden in question.
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Corridor width
Remote start 1
Remote start 2
Test IN
Test settings
Test OUT
Drive past wire
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Test OUT
The function is used to test exit settings and to
calculate the distance from the charging station to a
remote area.
Test IN
To test the settings in Remote start 1:
Test OUT
Dock the robotic lawnmower in the charging station
and select Test OUT . The mower will then leave the
charging station straight away along the guide wire
and begin mowing after the designated distance.
Remote start 1
Remote start 2
If there is a passage that the mower cannot get
through, the settings in Guide width (2-1) ought to be
changed from Wide to Medium. If required, the
setting can also be changed to Narrow. The Narrow
guide width setting should only be used if none of the
other settings work for this installation. When the
Test OUT function is activated, the mower travels the
farthest distance from the wire allowed by the
selected guide width.
The figure here shows how the robotic lawnmower
travels through a passage when Guide width is set to
Medium and not to Wide.
How to measure the distance from the charging
station to a remote area:
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Enter a distance which beyond any doubt exceeds
the real figure. The maximum distance that can be
entered is 100 metres. Dock the robotic lawnmower in
the charging station and select Test OUT . The robotic
lawnmower will immediately leave the charging station.
The distance, stated in metres, will be shown in the
mower display as the mower operates. Stop the
robotic lawnmower at the required position and note
the distance. Enter the displayed number of metres in
the Distance field for the working area in question.
If Remote start 2 has been activated, i.e. if another
option other than Never has been selected for
Proportion, these settings must also be tested.
Remote start 2 test is performed in the same way as
for Remote start 1.
Test IN
The Test IN function allows you to test how well the
robotic lawnmower docks with the charging station.
Test IN can only be performed after Test OUT has
been performed.
Selecting this function causes the mower to travel
directly along the guide wire towards the charging
station and docks with it. The test is approved only if
the mower is able to dock with the charging station at
the first attempt. If the mower is unable to dock on the
first attempt, it will automatically try again. The
installation is not approved if the mower needs two or
more attempts to dock with the charging station.
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Drive past wire
The front of the mower always passes the boundary
wire by a specific distance before the mower turns.
The default distance is 25 cm, but this can be
changed if required. The minimum value is 25 cm and
the maximum value is 30 cm. Note that the distance
given is only an approximate value and should be
regarded as a guide. In reality, the actual distance the
robotic mower passes the boundary wire can vary.
Guide width
Remote start 1
Remote start 2
Test settings
Now specify the number of centimetres you want the
mower to pass the boundary wire and press OK.
Drive past wire
6.5 Security
Through this selection, settings relating to security
and the connection between the mower and the
charging station can be made.
Timer
Installation
Change PIN code
Change PIN code
Security
Enter the new PIN code and press OK. Enter the
same code again and confirm by pressing OK. When
the PIN code is changed, a message stating that the
PIN code has been changed appears in the display
momentarily.
Security level
Settings
New loop signal
Make a note of the new PIN code on the designated
line in Memo on page 4.
Security level
There are three security levels to choose from: low,
medium and high Low and medium security prohibits
access to the robotic lawnmower if the PIN code is
unknown. High security also includes a warning that
beeps if the correct PIN code is not entered after a
designated time period.
To disable the robotic lawnmower, press down the
stop button and set the main switch to 0.
Change PIN code
Low
Security level
Medium
New loop signal
High
Function
Low
Medium
High
Time lock
X
X
X
X
X
PIN request
Alarm
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Time lock
This function means that the robotic lawnmower
cannot be started after 30 days without first entering
the correct PIN code. When the 30 days has passed
the robotic lawnmower will continue to mow as normal,
but the Enter PIN code message appears when the
cover is opened. Enter your code again and press OK.
PIN request
This function means that the mower requests a PIN
code when the main switch is set to 1 and each time
the cover is opened. The correct PIN code must be
entered to use the mower.
If the wrong PIN code is entered 5 times in succession
the mower is blocked for a time. The blockage time is
extended for every new incorrect attempt.
Alarm
This function means that an alarm sounds if the PIN
code is not entered within 10 seconds after the STOP
button has been pressed or the mower has been lifted
up for any reason. A ticking noise indicates that the
PIN code must be entered to prevent triggering the
alarm. The alarm can be turned off at any time by
entering the correct PIN code.
New loop signal
The loop signal is randomly selected to create a
unique link between the mower and the charging
station. In rare cases, there may be a need to
generate a new signal, for instance if two adjacent
installations have a very similar signal.
•
Put the mower in the charging station.
•
Select New loop signal in the menu and
press OK.
Change PIN code
Security level
New loop signal
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6. MENU FUNCTIONS
6.6 Settings
This selection allows you to carry out changes to the
robotic lawnmower's general settings.
ECO mode
This function automatically turns off the loop signal in
the boundary wire, the guide wire and the
charging station when the robotic lawnmower is not
mowing. That is to say when the robotic
lawnmower is charging or is not allowed to mow due
to timer settings.
ECO is suitable to use where there is other wireless
equipment not compatible with the robotic
lawnmower e.g. certain hearing loops or garage
doors.
When the loop signal is turned off due to the ECO
mode, the indicator lamp in the charging station
flashes green. When the indicator lamp flashes green
the robotic lawnmower can only be started in the
charging station and not out in the working area. In
ECO mode, it is very important to always press the
STOP button before removing the robotic lawnmower
from the charging station. In ECO mode it is otherwise
not possible to start the robotic lawnmower. If the
robotic lawnmower has been removed by mistake
without first pressing the STOP button, the lawnmower
must be placed back in the charging station and the
STOP button pressed. Only then can the robotic
lawnmower be started inside the working area.
About
ECO mode
Time & Date
Language
Country
Reset customer
setting
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always press the START button before removing
the robotic lawnmower from the charging
station. In ECO mode the robotic lawnmower
otherwise will not start inside the working area.
Select Run ECO mode and press OK to activate ECO
mode.
Time & Date
This function allows you to set current time and
required time format in the robotic lawnmower.
•
Time
Enter the correct time and press OK to exit.
•
Time format
Place the cursor at the required time format:
12h 24h. Press OK to exit.
•
Date
Enter correct date and press OK to exit.
•
Date format
Place the cursor at the required date format:
YYYY-MM-DD (year-month-day)
MM-DD-YYYY (month-day-year)
DD-MM-YYYY (day-month-year).
Exit by pressing OK.
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About
Time
ECO mode
Time & Date
Time format
Language
Country
Reset customer
setting
Date
Date format
6. MENU FUNCTIONS
Language
Set language with this function.
To select the language: Place the cursor at Language
and press OK. Place the cursor at the required
language and press OK.
About
ECO mode
Time & Date
Language
Country
Reset customer
setting
Country
With this function you can select in what country the
robotic lawnmower will work.
About
Place the cursor at the required country and press
OK.
Time & Date
ECO mode
Language
Country
Reset customer
setting
Reset user settings
This function allows you to reset the robotic
lawnmower to the default settings the mower had
when it left the factory.
•
Select Reset user settings in the menu and
press OK. Enter the correct PIN code and press
OK.
About
ECO mode
Time & Date
Language
Country
Reset customer
setting
About
This functionThe About menu displays information
about the robotic lawnmower's model, serial number
and the different softwares.
About
ECO mode
Time & Date
Language
Country
Reset customer
setting
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLES
7. Garden examples
- Installation proposals and settings
The mower's behaviour is controlled to a certain extent by what settings are made. Adapting the mower’s
garden settings according to the shape of the garden makes it easier for the mower to frequently reach all
parts of the garden and in doing so achieve a perfect mowing result.
Different gardens require different settings. The following pages outline a number of examples of gardens
with installation proposals and settings.
There are more garden examples on www.automower.com.
See chapter 6. Menu functions for more detailed information about the various settings.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The default setting for the robotic lawn mower has been chosen to work in as many different
gardens as possible. The settings only need to be adjusted when special installation conditions
exist.
Installation proposals and settings
Area
150 m2. Open and level area.
Timer
07:00-14:00
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday
Proportion
Never
Guide width
Wide
Remarks
The timer should be used to
prevent the grass looking trampled
since the area is less than the
maximum capacity of the mower.
Area
600 m2. Open area.
Timer
07:00-23:00 (factory setting)
Monday-Sunday
Proportion
Never
Guide width
Wide
Remarks
Open area without difficult
obstacles.
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Installation proposals and settings
Area
600 m2. A number of islands and a
25% slope.
Timer
07:00-23:00 (factory setting)
Monday-Sunday
Proportion
Rarely (factory setting)
Guide width
Medium
Remarks
Place the charging station in the
lower part of the working area. Lay
the guide wire at an angle over the
steep slope.
Area
200 m2. L-shaped garden with
charging station installed in the
narrow area. Contains a couple of
islands.
Timer
07:00-16:00
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday
Proportion
Often
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Guide width
Medium
Remarks
As most of the working area can
easily be reached by the mower
following the guide wire out from
the charging station, select
Proportion: Often.
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Installation proposals and settings
Area
250 m2. U-shaped garden linked
with a narrow passage.
Timer
07:00 - 16:00
Monday - Friday
Proportion
Medium
Guide width
Medium
1.5 m
Remarks
The guide wire must be placed
along the narrow passage to
ensure the mower can with ease
locate the charging station from the
left hand side of the working area.
The Proportion Medium is selected
as the left hand area is nearly half
of the total area. Medium.
Area
150 m2. Unsymmetrical working
area with a narrow passage and a
number of islands.
Timer
07:00 - 14:00 Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday
Proportion
Rarely (factory setting)
Guide width
Medium
Remarks
The guide wire must be placed
along the narrow passage to
ensure the mower can with ease
locate the charging station from the
right hand side of the working area.
Select Proportion Rarely as the
right hand area is a small fraction
of the total area. Rarely.
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7. GARDEN EXAMPLES
Installation proposals and settings
Area
400 m2. Three areas linked with
two narrow passages.
Timer
07:00-23:00 (factory setting)
Monday - Friday
Proportion
Remote start 1
Rarely
Proportion
Remote start 2
Rarely
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Guide width
Medium
Remarks
As the working area contains three
areas linked by two narrow
passages, Remote start 1 and
Remote start 2 must be used to
obtain an even mowing result
across the entire working area.
Area
200 m2 + 50 m2 in a secondary area.
Timer
07:00 - 16:00 Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
Proportion
Never
Guide width
Wide
Remarks
The secondary area is cut using
the MAN mode on Wednesday and
Saturday.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8. Maintenance
Check and clean the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower
regularly and replace worn parts if necessary to
improved operating reliability and to ensure a longer
service life. For more information on cleaning, see
8.4 Cleaning on page 62.
When the robotic lawnmower is first used, the blade
disc and blades should be inspected once a week. If the
amount of wear during this period has been low, the
inspection interval can be increased.
It is important that the blade disc rotates easily. The
edges of the blades should not be damaged. The
lifetime of the blades varies immensely and depends
for instance on:
•
Operating time and size of the working area.
•
Type of grass.
•
Type of soil.
•
The presence of objects such as cones, windfalls,
toys, tools, stones, roots and the like.
The normal life is 1 to 3 months when used in areas
more than 300 m2 in size and longer for smaller areas.
See 8.7 Blades on page 64 on how to replace the
blades.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Working with dull blades gives a poorer
mowing result. The grass is not cut cleanly and
more energy is needed resulting in the robotic
lawnmower not mowing such a large area.
8.1 Winter storage
Robotic lawnmower
The robotic lawnmower must be cleaned carefully
before putting it away for the winter. See
8.4 Cleaning on page 62.
To guarantee battery functionality and service life, it
is very important to fully charge the robotic
lawnmower before storing it away for the winter.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the charging station
with the hatch open until the battery icon in the
display shows that the battery is fully charged. Then
set the main switch to 0.
Check the condition of wear items such as blades
and bearings in the rear wheel. Rectify if necessary to
make sure the mower is in good condition prior to next
season.
Store the robotic lawnmower standing on all wheels in
a dry frost-free environment, preferably in the mower's
original packaging.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The battery must be charged fully before
winter storage. If the battery is not fully
charged it can be damaged and in certain
cases be rendered useless.
Charging station
Store the charging station and power supply indoors.
The boundary wire and the guide wire can be left in
the ground. The ends of the wires should be
protected from damp by putting them in a container
with grease for instance.
If it is not possible to store the charging station
indoors, the charging station must be connected to
the mains, the boundary wire and the guide wire the
entire winter.
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8.2 Service
Leave your robotic lawnmower with a dealer for
service prior to winter storage. This is essential in
order to keep the robotic lawnmower in good condition.
Service usually includes the following:
•
Thorough cleaning of the body, the chassis, the
blade disc and all other moving parts.
•
Testing of the mower's function and components.
•
Checking and if required replacement of wear
items such as blades and bearings.
•
Testing the mower's battery capacity as well as a
recommendation to replace battery if necessary.
•
If necessary the dealer can also load the robotic
lawnmower with new software, including new
features where applicable.
8.3 After winter storage
Check whether the robotic lawnmower, contact strips
or charging strips need to be cleaned before using. If
the charging or contact stripes appear to be burnt,
clean them using fine grade emery cloth. Check also
that the robotic lawnmower’s time and date are correct.
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8.4 Cleaning
It is important to keep the robotic lawnmower clean.
A mower with large amounts of grass stuck to it will not
cope as well with slopes. It is recommended to clean
using a brush.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Never use a high-pressure washer or even
running water to clean the robotic lawnmower.
Never use solvents for cleaning.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Working with dull blades gives a poorer
mowing result. The grass is not cut cleanly and
more energy is needed resulting in the robotic
lawnmower not mowing such a large area.
Chassis and blade disc
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the main switch in position 0.
Wear protective gloves.
Lift the robotic lawnmower onto its side.
Clean the blade disc and chassis using e.g. a
dish brush.
At the same time, check that the blade disc
rotates freely in relation to the foot guard.
If long blades of grass or other objects find their
way in, these may impede the blade disc. Even
a slight braking effect leads to a higher
consumption of energy and longer mowing
times, and at the worst will prevent the mower
from being able to mow a large lawn. The blade
disk must be removed to carry out a more
thorough cleaning. If necessary, contact your
dealer.
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Chassis
Clean the underside of the chassis. Brush or wipe
with a damp cloth.
Wheels
Clean around the front wheels and rear wheel as well
as the rear wheel bracket.
Body
Use a damp, soft sponge or cloth to clean the body. If
the body is very dirty it may be necessary to use a
soap solution or washing-up liquid.
Charging station
Clean the charging station regularly from grass,
leaves, twigs and other objects that may impede
docking.
8.5 Transport and removal
Secure the machine during transport. It is important
that the robotic lawnmower is kept still when it is
being moved, for instance, between lawns.
The contained lithium-ion-batteries are subject to the
Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements.
For commercial transports e.g. by third parties,
forwarding agents, special requirement on packaging
and labeling must be observed.
For preparation of the item being shipped, consulting
an expert for hazardous material is required. Please
also observe possibly more detailed national
regulations.
Tape or mask off open contacts and pack up the
battery in such a manner that it cannot move around in
the packaging.
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8.6 In the event of a thunderstorm
To reduce the risk of damage to electrical
components in the robotic lawnmower and its
charging station, we recommend that all connections
to the charging station are disconnected (power
supply, boundary wire and guide wires) if there is a
risk of a thunderstorm.
1. Make sure the wires are marked with the
supplied markers to simplify reconnecting. The
charging station’s connections are marked AR,
AL and Guide.
2. Disconnect all wires.
3. Connect all the wires if there is no longer a risk
of thunder. It is important that each wire is
connected to the right place.
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8. MAINTENANCE
8.7 Blades
WARNING
Always use original blades and screws
when replacing. Only replacing the
blades and reusing the screw can result
in a screw wearing during mowing and
shearing. The blades can then be
propelled from under the body and
cause serious injury.
There are three blades on the robotic lawnmower,
which are screwed into the blade disc. All three blades
and screws must be replaced at the same time to
obtain a balanced mowing system.
Use Husqvarna genuine blades only.
To replace the blades:
1.
Set the main switch in position 0.
2.
Wear protective gloves.
3.
Turn the robotic lawnmower upside down.
4.
Rotate the skid plate so that its holes align with
the screw for the blade.
5.
Remove the 3 screws. Use a straight slot or
cross-tip screwdriver.
6.
Remove the blade and the screw.
7.
Screw on the new blade and the new screw.
8.
Check also that the blade can pivot freely.
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8.8 Battery
The battery is maintenance-free, but has a limited life
span of 2 to 4 years.
Battery life is dependent on the length of the season
and how many hours a day the robotic lawnmower is
used. A long season or many hours of use per day
means that the battery must be replaced more
regulary.
Only charge the battery in the included charging
station. Always use the original power supply unit.
Incorrect use may result in electric shock, overheating
or leaking of corrosive liquid from the battery. In the
event of leakage of electrolyte flush with
water/neutralizing agent, seek medical help if it comes
in contact with the eyes.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Fully charge the battery at the end of the season
before winter storage.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not try to recharge non-rechargeable
batteries.
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8. MAINTENANCE
Replacing the battery
If the operating times for the mower are shorter than
normal between charges, this indicates that the battery
is getting old and eventually needs replacing. The
battery is fine as long as the mower maintains a
well-cut lawn.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Only use Husqvarna Group AB original batteries.
Compatibility with other batteries cannot be
guaranteed.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The appliance must be disconnected from the
supply mains when removing the battery.
1.
Set the main switch in position 0.
2.
Turn the mower upside down.
3.
Clean around the battery cover.
4.
Unscrew the four screws to the battery cover
(Torx 20) and remove the battery cover.
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5.
Pull out the battery by pulling on the strap.
6.
Set the main switch in position 0.
7.
Turn the mower upside down.
8.
Fit a new Husqvarna original battery. NOTE!
Press on the contact strip to fit the battery in
place.
9.
Fit the battery cover. The sealing strip is
reusable and does not have to be replaced.
10. Screw in place the four screws for the battery
cover (Torx 20).
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
9. Troubleshooting
In this chapter, a number of messages are listed which may be shown in the display if there is a
malfunction. There is a proposal as to the cause and steps to take for each message.
This chapter also presents some symptoms that can guide you if the mower does not work as expected.
More suggestions for steps to take in the event of malfunction or symptoms can be found on
www.automower.com.
9.1 Messages
Below we have listed a number of messages which may be shown in the display of the Husqvarna robotic
lawnmower. Contact your dealer if the same message appears often.
Message
Cause
Action
Wheel motor blocked,
left
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Check the drive wheel and remove
the grass or other object.
Wheel motor blocked,
right
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Check the drive wheel and remove
the grass or other object.
Cutting system
blocked
Grass or other object has wrapped
around the blade disc.
Check the blade disc and remove the
grass or other object.
The blade disc lies in a pool of water.
Move the mower and if possible
prevent the collection of water in the
working area.
The power supply is not connected.
Check the wall socket connection and
whether an earth-fault breaker has
tripped. Check that the low voltage
cable is connected to the charging
station.
The boundary wire is not connected
to the charging station.
Check that the boundary wire
connector is fitted properly to the
charging station. See 3.5 Connecting
the boundary wire on page 30.
Boundary wire broken.
Search interrupted, see 9.4 Finding
breaks in the loop wire on page 74.
Replace the damaged section of the
loop with a new loop wire and splice
using an original coupler.
The boundary wire is laid in the wrong
direction around an island.
Check that the boundary wire has
been laid according to the instructions
in chapter 3. Installation.
The connection between the robotic
lawnmower and the charging station
has been broken.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the
charging station and generate a new
loop signal via Security -> New loop
signal.
Disturbances from metal objects
(fences, reinforcement steel) or
buried cables close by.
Try moving the boundary wire.
No loop signal
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Message
Cause
Action
Trapped
The robotic lawnmower has got
caught in something.
Free the robotic lawnmower and
rectify the reason for it becoming
trapped.
The robotic lawnmower is stuck
behind a number of obstacles.
Check if there are any obstacles
which make it hard for the robotic
lawnmower to move on from this
location.
The boundary wire connections to the
charging station are crossed.
Check that the boundary wire is
connected correctly.
The boundary wire is too close to the
edge of the working area.
Check that the boundary wire has
been laid according to the instructions
in chapter 3. Installation.
The working area slopes too much.
Check that the boundary wire has
been laid according to the instructions
in chapter 3. Installation.
The boundary wire is laid in the wrong
direction around an island.
Check that the boundary wire has
been laid according to the instructions
in chapter 3. Installation.
Disturbances from metal objects
(fences, reinforcement steel) or
buried cables close by.
Try moving the boundary wire.
The robotic lawnmower finds it hard
to distinguish the signal from another
robotic lawnmower installation close
by.
Place the robotic lawnmower in the
charging station and generate a new
loop signal via Security -> New loop
signal.
The robotic lawnmower cannot find
the charging station.
Check that the charging station and
the guide wire are installed in
accordance with the instructions, see
3. Installation on page 18.
The guide wire is broken or not
connected.
Check that the indicator lamp in the
charging station flashes yellow. See
the solution in 9.2 Indicator lamp in
the charging station on page 71.
The battery is spent.
Replace the battery. See 8.8 Battery
on page 65.
The charging station's antenna is
defective.
Check if the indicator lamp in the
charging station flashes red. See the
solution in 9.2 Indicator lamp in the
charging station on page 71.
Wrong PIN code has been entered.
Five attempts are permitted, and the
keypad is then blocked for five
minutes.
Enter the correct PIN code. Contact
the local dealer if you forget the PIN
code.
Outside working area
Low battery
Empty battery
Wrong PIN
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Message
Cause
Action
Wheel motor
overloaded, right
Wheel motor
overloaded, left
The robotic lawnmower 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.
No drive
The robotic lawnmower has got
caught in something.
Free the mower and rectify the
reason for the lack of drive. If it is due
to wet grass, wait until the lawn has
dried before using the mower.
The working area includes a steep
slope.
Maximum guaranteed slope is 25%.
Steeper slopes should be isolated.
See 3.4 Installation of the boundary
wire on page 24.
The guide wire is not laid at an angle
on a slope.
If the guide wire is laid on a slope, it
must be laid at an angle across the
slope. See 3.6 Installation of the
guide wire on page 31.
The contact between the charging
strips and contact strips may be poor
and the robotic lawnmower has made
a number attempts to charge.
Put the robotic lawnmower in the
charging station and check that the
charging strips and contact strips
make good contact.
An object is obstructing the robotic
lawnmower.
Remove the object.
Stuck in charging
station
There is an object in the way of the
robotic lawnmower preventing it from
leaving the charging station.
Remove the object.
Upside down
The robotic lawnmower is leaning too
much or has turned over.
Turn the mower the right way up.
Needs manual
charging
The robotic lawnmower is set in the
MAN operating mode.
Put the mower in the charging station.
This behaviour is normal and no
action is required.
Next start hh:mm
The timer setting prevents the mower
from operating.
Change the timer settings. See
6.3 Timer on page 46.
The rest period is in progress. The
robotic lawnmower must dock in the
charging station for at least 8 hours a
day..
This behaviour is normal and no
action is required.
The clock on the robotic lawnmower
is not correct.
Set the time. See Time & Date.
The day's mowing is
complete
The rest period is in progress. The
robotic lawnmower must dock in the
charging station for at least 8 hours a
day..
This behaviour is normal and no
action is required.
Lifted
The lift sensor has been activated as
the mower has become trapped.
Free the mower.
Charging station
blocked
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Message
Cause
Action
Collision sensor
problem, front/rear
Mower body cannot move freely
around its chassis.
Check that the mower body can move
freely around its chassis.
Wheel drive problem,
right/left
Grass or other object is wrapped
around the drive wheel.
Clean the wheels and around the
wheels.
Alarm! Mower
switched off
The alarm was activated because the
mower was switched OFF.
Adjust the mower security level in the
Security menu.
Alarm! Mower stopped
The alarm was activated because the
mower was stopped.
Adjust the mower security level in the
Security menu.
Alarm! Mower lifted
The alarm was activated because the
mower was lifted.
Adjust the mower security level in the
Security menu.
Alarm! Mower tilted
The alarm was activated because the
mower was tilted.
Adjust the mower security level in the
Security menu.
Temporary battery
problem
Temporary battery or software related
issue in the mower.
Restart the mower. Disconnect and
reconnect the battery.
Charging current too
high
Wrong or faulty power supply unit.
The message may require action by
authorized service technician.
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
9.2 Indicator lamp in the charging station
For a fully functional installation, the indicator lamp in the charging station must emit a solid green light.
If something else appears, follow the troubleshooting guide below.
There is more troubleshooting help on www.automower.com. If you still need help with troubleshooting,
please contact the local dealer.
Light
Cause
Action
Solid green light
Everything in order
No action required
Green flashing light
The signals are good and ECO mode
is activated.
No action required. For more
information on ECO mode, see
6.6 Settings on page 54
Blue flashing light
The boundary wire is not connected
to the charging station
Check that the boundary wire
connector is fitted properly to the
charging station. See 3.5 Connecting
the boundary wire on page 30.
Break in the boundary wire.
Find out where the break is. Replace
the damaged section of the boundary
wire with a new loop wire and splice
using an original coupler.
The guide wire is not connected to
the charging station
Check that the guide wire connector
is properly connected to the charging
station. See 3.6 Installation of the
guide wire on page 31.
Break in the guide wire
Find out where the break is. Replace
the damaged section of the guide
wire with a new loop wire and splice
using an original coupler.
Red flashing light
Interruption in the charging station's
antenna
Contact the local dealer.
Solid blue light
Weak signal as the boundary wire is
too long.
No steps have to be taken if the
mower operates as expected.
Yellow flashing light
Shorten the boundary wire by
reducing the working area or
replacing islands with barriers the
mower can collide with.
Solid red light
Defective circuit board in the charging
station
Contact the local dealer.
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
9.3 Symptoms
If your Automower® does not work as expected, follow the troubleshooting guide below.
There is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on www.automower.com which provides more detailed answers
to a number of standard questions. It you still cannot find the reason for the fault, contact the local dealer.
Symptoms
Cause
Action
The robotic lawn
mower has difficulty
docking with the
charging station
The boundary wire is not laid in a long
straight line that is far enough out
from the charging station.
Check that the charging station has
been installed according to the
instructions in 3.2 Installation of the
charging station on page 19.
The guide wire is not inserted in the
slot at the bottom of the charging
station.
It is absolutely critical for operation
that the guide wire is perfectly straight
and is in the correct position under
the charging station. Therefore make
sure that the guide wire is always in
its slot in the charging station. See
3.6 Installation of the guide wire.
The charging station is on a slope
Place the charging station on a
surface that is entirely level. See
3.2 Installation of the charging station
on page 19.
The robotic lawnmower works too few
hours per day.
Increase the mowing time. See
6.3 Timer on page46.
The proportion setting is incorrect in
relation to the layout of the working
area
Check that the correct Proportion
value is selected. See 6.4 Installation
on page 48.
The shape of the working area
requires the use of both Remote start
1 and Remote start 2 for the robotic
lawnmower to find its way to all
remote areas.
Also use Remote start 2 to steer the
robotic lawnmower to a remote area.
See 6.4 Installation on page 48.
Working area too large.
Try limiting the working area or
extending the working time. See
6.3 Timer on page 46.
Dull blades.
Replace all the blades and screws so
that the rotating parts are balanced.
See 8.7 Blades on page 64.
Long grass in relation to the set
cutting height.
Increase the cutting height and then
successively lower.
Accumulation of grass by the blade
disc or around the motor shaft.
Check that the blade disc rotates
freely and easily. If not, screw off the
blade disc and remove grass and
foreign objects. See 8.4 Cleaning.
The robotic lawnmower clock needs
to be set.
Set the clock. See 6.6 Settings on
page 54.
The start and stop times for mowing
are incorrect.
Reset the start time and stop time
settings for mowing. See 6.3 Timer
on page 46.
Uneven mowing
results
The robotic
lawnmower runs at
the wrong time
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Symptoms
Cause
Action
The robotic
lawnmower vibrates
Damaged blades lead to imbalance in
the cutting system.
Inspect the blades and screws and
replace them if necessary. See
8.7 Blades on page 64.
Many blades in the same position
lead to imbalance in the cutting
system.
Check that only one blade is fitted at
each screw.
The robotic
lawnmower runs, but
the blade disc does
not rotate
The robotic lawnmower searches for
the charging station.
No action The blade disc does not
rotate when the robotic lawnmower is
searching for the charging station.
The robotic
lawnmower mows for
shorter periods than
usual between
charges
Grass or other foreign object blocks
the blade disc.
Remove and clean the blade disc.
See 8.4 Cleaning on page 62.
Both the mowing and
charging times are
shorter than usual
The battery is spent.
Replace the battery. See 8.8 Battery
on page 65.
The robotic
lawnmower is parked
for hours in the
charging station
The robotic lawnmower must stand
for at least 8 hours per day in the
charging station in order to attain its
in-built standby, see 4.2 Using the
timer on page 38.
No action
The cover has been closed without
the START button first being pressed.
Open the cover, press the START
button and then close the cover.
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
9.4 Finding breaks in the loop wire
Breaks in the loop wire are usually the result of
unconscious physical damage to the wire such as
when gardening with a shovel. In countries with ground
frost, even sharp stones that move in the ground can
damage the wire. Breaks can also be due to the high
tension in the wire during installation.
Mowing the grass too low right after the installation can
damage wire insulation. Certain damage to the
insulation may not cause disruptions until several
weeks or months later. To avoid this, always select the
maximum cutting height the first weeks after
installation and then lower the height one step at a
time every second week until the desired cutting height
has been reached.
A defective splicing of the loop wire can also lead to
disruptions first several weeks after the splice was
done. A faulty splice can, for example, be the result of
the original coupler not being pressed together hard
enough with a pair of pliers, or a coupler of lower
quality than original coupler has been used. Please
first check all known splices before further
troubleshooting is done.
A break can be located by gradually halving the
distance of the loop wire where the break may have
occurred until there is only a very short section of the
wire left.
1.
Make sure the indicator lamp in the charging
station flashes blue, which indicates a break in
the boundary loop. See 9.2 Indicator lamp in the
charging station on page 71.
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2.
Check that the boundary wire connections to the
charging station are properly connected and not
damaged. Check that the indicator lamp in the
charging station is still flashing blue.
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
3.
Connect the charging station to the power
supply. Switch the connections between the
guide wire and the boundary wire in the charging
station.
a) Switch connection AL and Guide.
If the indicator lamp flashes yellow, then the
break is somewhere on the boundary wire
between AL and the point where the guide wire
is connected to the boundary wire (thick black
line in the illustration).
Guide
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b) Put AL and Guide back in their original
positions. Then switch AR and Guide.
If the indicator lamp flashes yellow, then the
break is somewhere on the boundary wire
between AR and the point where the guide wire
is connected to the boundary wire (thick black
line in the illustration).
Guide
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4.
a) Assume that the indicator lamp flashed yellow
in test a) above. Reset all connections to their
original positions. Then disconnect AR. Connect
a new loop wire to AR. Connect the other end of
this new loop wire somewhere at the centre of
the installation.
If the indicator lamp is green or flashing yellow,
then the break is somewhere in the wire between
the disconnected end to the point where the new
wire is connected (thick black line in the
illustration below).
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In that case, move the connection for the new
wire closer to the disconnected end (roughly at
the middle of the suspected wire section) and
check again if the indicator lamp is green or
flashes yellow.
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Continue until only a very short section of the
wire remains which is the difference between a
flashing blue light and a solid green light.
b) If the indicator lamp flashed yellow in test 3b)
above, a similar test is carried out but with the
new loop wire connected to AL instead.
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5.
When the break is found, the damaged section
must be replaced with a new wire. The damaged
section can be cut out if it is possible to shorten
the boundary wire. Always use original couplers.
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10. TECHNICAL DATA
10. Technical Data
Data
Automower® 105
Dimensions
Length
55 cm
Width
39 cm
Height
25 cm
Weight
6.7 kg
Electrical system
Battery
Lithium-Ion battery 18 V/2.1 Ah Art.No 586 57 62-01
Power supply
100-240 V/ 28 V DC
Low voltage cable length
10 m
Mean energy consumption at maximum use
5 kWh/month for a 600 m2 working area
Charge current
1.3 A DC
Average mowing time
70 min
Average charging time
50 min
Noise emissions measured in the environment as sound power *
Measured sound power noise level**)
58 dB (A)
Guaranteed sound power noise level
61 dB (A)
Sound pressure noise level at the operator’s ear***)
47 dB(A)
Mowing
Cutting system
Three pivoted cutting blades
Blade motor speed
2900 rpm
Power consumption during cutting
20 W +/- 20%
Cutting height
2-5 cm
Cutting width
17 cm
Narrowest possible passage
60 cm
Maximum angle for cutting area
25%
Maximum angle for boundary wire
15%
Maximum length boundary wire
400 m
Working capacity
600 m2 +/- 20 %
IP-classification
Robotic lawnmower
IPX4
Charging station
IPX1
Power supply
IPX4
* Noise emissions in the environment measured as sound power (LWA) in conformity with EC directive 2000/14/EC.
The guaranteed sound power level includes variation in production as well as variation from the test code with 1-3
dB(A).
The noise emission declarations conforms to EN 50636-2-107:2015.
**) Noise emissions uncertainties KWA 2 dB(A)
***) Sound pressure noise uncertainties KPA 2-4 dB(A)
Full compatibility cannot be guaranteed between the robotic lawnmower and other types of wireless systems such as
remote controls, radio transmitters, hearing loops, buried electric animal fencing or similar.
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11. GUARANTEE TERMS
11. Guarantee terms
Husqvarna AB guarantees this product's functionality
for a period of two years (from date of purchase). The
guarantee covers serious faults relating to materials or
manufacturing faults. Within the guarantee period, we
will replace the product or repair it at no charge if the
following terms are met:
•
The robotic lawnmower and the charging station
may only be used in compliance with the
instructions in this Operator's Manual.
•
Users or non-authorised third parties must not
attempt to repair the product.
Examples of faults which are not included in the
guarantee:
•
Damage caused by water seepage from
underneath the robotic lawnmower. This damage
is normally caused by laundry or irrigation
systems or holes/hollows in the working area
when pools of water are formed when it rains.
•
Damage caused by shortened low-voltage cable.
•
Damage caused by lightning.
•
Damage caused by incorrect battery storage or
handling.
•
Damage caused by using a battery that is not an
original battery.
•
Damage caused by not using Husqvarna AB
original spare parts and accessories, such as
blades and installation material.
•
Damage to the loop wire.
•
Damage to the body or its suspension caused by
improper storage.
The blades and wheels are seen as disposable and
are not covered by the guarantee.
If a fault occurs with your robotic lawnmower, please
contact the dealer (see Memo on page 4) for further
instructions. Please have your receipt and product
serial number to hand for quicker assistance.
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12. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
12. Environmental information
The symbols on the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower or
its packaging indicate that this product cannot be
treated as domestic waste. It should instead be left at
a suitable recycling centre to recycle its electronic
components and batteries. See 8.8 Battery for
information on how to remove the battery. The
battery must be removed from the lawnmower before
the mower is scrapped. The battery must also be
disposed of safely.
By ensuring that this product is taken care of
correctly, you can help to counteract the potential
negative impact on the environment and people that
can otherwise result through the incorrect waste
management of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling this
product and the battery, contact your municipality, your
domestic waste service or the shop from where you
purchased the product.
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13. EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
13. EU Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of conformity (Only applies to Europe)
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel.: +46-36-146500, hereby declares under sole
responsibility that the robotic lawnmower Husqvarna Automower® 105 with serial numbers dating year
2015 week 44 and onwards (the year and week is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the
serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL'S DIRECTIVE:
•
Directive “relating to machinery” 2006/42/EC:
- Particular requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers EN 50636-2-107:2015
- Electromagnetic fields EN 62233.2008
•
Directive on “restriction of use of certain hazardous substances” 2011/65/EU
•
Directive “relating to noise emissions from outdoor equipment” 2000/14/EC.
See also the Technical Data chapter for information regarding noise emissions and the cutting width.
The registered body 0404, SMP Svensk Maskinprovning AB, Box 7035, SE-754 50 Uppsala, Sweden,
has issued a report regarding the assessment of conformity according to annex VI to the Council's
Directive of May 8, 2000 “relating to noise emissions into the surroundings” 2000/14/EC.
The certificate is numbered: 01/901/176.
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Directive “relating to electromagnetic compatibility” 2014/30/EU and applicable supplements.
The following standards have been applied:
- 61000-6-3:2007/A1:2011 (emission)
- 61000-6-1:2007 (immunity)
Huskvarna, 26 October 2015
Eric Stegemyr
Vice President Electric Category
Director R&D Electric Category (acting)
(Authorized representative for Husqvarna AB and responsible for technical documentation)
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ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS
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