Operation: Part 2

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Transmitter Power Output

The transmitter supports several power output modes to help you select the optimal settings for your requirements whilst helping to prolong battery life.

Adjusting Power Output

To adjust the power output:

  1. Press the or keys to increase or decrease power output.

Boost (Tx-10 only)

Boost allows the Tx-10 transmitter to output its maximum output power. Boost mode can be set to operate for a specified period of time.

To configure boost:

  1. Press the key to enter the menu.
  2. Scroll to the BOOST menu using the or keys.
  3. Press the key to enter the BOOST menu.
  4. Set the BOOST duration using the or keys. You can choose 5, 10, 15 and 20 minute periods or ON for continuous operation.
  5. Press the key to accept your changes and exit the BOOST menu.
  6. Press the key to exit the menu.

To enable Boost:

  1. First configure the boost duration using the procedure above.
  2. Press and hold the key until BOOST appears on the transmitter LCD.
  3. The transmitter will automatically exit boost mode after the selected duration.

To disable Boost:

1 Press the key to disable boost.

Transmitter Eco Mode

When using alkaline D-Cells in Tx-5 and Tx-10 transmitter models you can extend the effective use of the batteries by enabling Eco mode.

In Eco mode the power output of the transmitter reduces when the batteries can no longer provide the required output power.

When Eco mode is active and the power output has been reduced, the display alternates between ‘POWER‘ and the current output power level.

The transmitter will emit three beeps every time the power is reduced. It will then continue emitting two beeps each minute whilst it operates at a reduced power level.

To enable or disable Eco mode

  1. Press the key to enter the menu.
  2. Scroll to the BATT menu using the or keys and enter it by pressing the key.
  3. Scroll through the battery options using the or until ALK is displayed. Press the key.
  4. Use the or until ECO is displayed and press the key to enable Eco Mode. Or
  5. Select NORM and press the key to disable Eco mode.
  1. Press the key to exit the menu.

Measure Mode

The transmitter has the capability of providing impedance measurements by determining the resultant impedance across the crocodile clips of the Direct Connection lead while connected to the utility. These measurements can be useful when assessing sheath fault severity. It is also possible to measure potential voltage that may be present on utilities to warn of potentially dangerous or harmful voltages present.

In measure mode the measurement is derived from an AC signal applied to the utility from the transmitter.

Impedance & Voltage Measurements

  1. Connect the Direct Connection leads to the utility and switch on the transmitter.
  2. Hold down the key until MEAS is displayed and the measuring icon is activated.
  3. The transmitter display will now indicate the voltage level measured across the connection leads.
  4. Press the key once and the display will indicate the impedance measured across the connection leads.
  5. The measurement icon will display the following symbols:
  6. To exit MEAS mode hold down the key until the display reverts back to the normal operating screen.

Impedance measurements using active frequency

  1. Connect the Direct Connection lead to the utility and switch on the transmitter.
  2. Select the preferred frequency and output the signal.
  3. Press the key once and the display will indicate the impedance measured across the connection leads and also the output power of the transmitter.
  4. Press the key once to return to the normal operating screen.

CALSafe™

Usage-logging equipped RD7100 locators can be set to disable themselves once they are beyond the expected service / calibration date.

When the unit is within 30 days of the service due date the unit will display at startup the number of days left. The locator will stop functioning on the service due date.

CALSafe™ is disabled by default. You can edit the CALSafe service due date, and enable or disable the function using the RD Manager PC software package. Refer to the RD Manager operation manual for further information.

Usage Logging

RD7100 logging and GPS locator models feature a powerful data logging system which records all the instrument’s critical parameters (including GPS position, if available) and warnings in its internal memory each second.

The automatic logging system is always active and cannot be disabled. Its memory is capable of storing at least 500 days of normal usage data – based on 8 hours operation per day. Logs can be retrieved using the RD Manager PC application for usage analysis and survey validation. Refer to the RD Manager operation manual for further information.

 

Click on the link below to view the RD Manager Operation Manual

https://www.radiodetection.com/sites/default/files/RDMANGER-OPMAN-ENG_05.pdf?_buster=U_HllBC9

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