Making sure that the boundary wire is set up correctly is very important. Incorrect setup can lead to various problems that can affect the robot mower. This article aims to cover everything you need to know when setting this up so no issues arise.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- AMIRO 400/400i
- X series set up video
- Planning and installing video for ECO, H, and Pro series
- Setting up the charging station
- Setting up the boundary wire
We have some videos which show visually how you should set up your robot mower. Please click on the video relevant to your model, alternatively we have a written explanation placed below that if your model is not listed.
X series set up video
Planning and installing video for ECO, H, and Pro series
Setting up the charging station
- First, locate an ideal flat area of your lawn to place down the charging station. It has to be clear of all obstacles so that the robot has clear access to be able to dock within it.
- Ensure that the placement of the charging station is also in an ideal place for the perimeter to attach to it. Also, make sure that it is near the edge of the lawn.
- Then make sure to pin down the station with 4 fixing pegs. Note: only do this once the boundary wire is tucked underneath the docking station, see below for details.
Note: Robot mower will not dock correctly if the station is incorrectly set.
Setting up the boundary wire
- Firstly you must decide where the perimeter of the boundary is going to be placed. You need to make sure that there is a 40 cm gap between the edge of your garden and the wire. This is so the robot mower can go up right up to the line while cutting over it and can reach the other side.
- Once decided, begin to hammer the line into place using the pegs supplied.
- The wire that will be approaching the charging station from the front will be tucked under the station going straight to the back. This will be plugged into the connector in the back of the charging station marked as 'F'. The ends of the wire need to be stripped leaving 10-15 mm of exposed wire and twisted so that they fit into the connector. If there isn't enough bare wire, you will need to use some cable strippers just to expose the wire so it can be attached to the connector.
- The other end of the boundary wire loops around and directly plugs into the back of the station into the connector 'B'. Repeat the previous process if the cable needs exposure for the connector.
- In front of the station, there needs to be at least 2 meters worth of wire to give the robot mower enough space to get in and out.
- Next check that there are no angles in the boundary line which are lower than 120°.
- The total length of the wire must not be more than 300m. If there is any surplus wire, it needs to be tucked under the charging station, outside the set boundary, and not rolled up.
- Finally, plug in the charging station to the mains. Either S1 or S2 LED light will switch on and indicates all is set up and good to go. If the LED is flashing the boundary is broken at a certain point and the whole setup just needs to checked to see if it is correct.
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