Installation of boundaries for the robotic mower requires some proactive planning and time.
First, decide where the charging station should be placed. Second, plan the loop to lay the boundary wire. Third, decide where to lay and connect the guide wire from the charging station to the boundary wire. Fourth, lay out the pegs on the lawn connecting the power supply. Fifth, follow the simple set-up instructions to program the schedule. A quick start guide will get you started. Detailed information can be found within the owner’s manual.
Protect the charging station from puddles, water spray, garden sprinklers, and direct sunlight. Place it on a level surface at the edge of the lawn close to the power source. Do not install close to a pool. There has to be one foot of free space to the right and left of the charging station and 6 feet in front.
The boundary wire indicates the areas to cut. It should be installed around the boundaries of the lawn and any large objects like boulders, trees, and hedges. There are 2 options on laying the boundary wire. Secure the wire to the ground with pegs. It is recommended that you peg down the boundary wire if you want to adjust during the first few weeks of using the robotic lawn mower. Use a hammer or a rubber mallet to secure the pegs supplied. After a few weeks, the grass will have grown over the wire, making it no longer visible. Alternatively, bury the wire – If you dethatch or aerate your lawn it is recommended that you bury the boundary wire to avoid damage. Make sure to bury the boundary wire at least 1cm and a maximum of 20cm into the ground.
The guide wire efficiently allows the robotic mower to return to the charging station as quickly as possible, from any part of the lawn. Additionally, it’s used to guide the robotic mower from the charging station to remote areas of the lawn ensuring an even cut. To Install, the guide wire is laid away from the charging station and out towards a remote part of the lawn and connected with the boundary wire with a supplied connector. The same cable roll is used for both the boundary and guide wires. Simply peg it down or bury it the same as the boundary wire. If the lawn has hard-to-reach areas such as a narrow passageway, the guide wire along with the Passage Sense feature, ensures the robotic mower will be able to travel through and cut these narrow areas too.
Always use the solderless original coupler whenever connecting two wire ends. For example, when connecting the guide wire to the boundary wire, insert the boundary wire into the outer holes in the coupler, then insert the guide wire into the center hole. Check that the wires are fully inserted so that the ends are visible through the transparent area on the back of the coupler. Use pliers to completely compress the blue button into the coupler which creates the join. To fix a broken wire simple use the 2 outer holes only.
Lawn mowers work approximately 48 working hours every year. Robotic mowers work up to 10 working hours in the first year, thereafter 4 working hours per year. The time saved is therefore significant, especially in subsequent years when the effort of installation is no longer required.
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