The transmitter supports several power output modes to help you select the optimal settings for your requirements whilst helping to prolong battery life.
NOTE: On iLOC enabled models, you can adjust the transmitter’s power output remotely using the locator.
To adjust the power output:
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:
To enable Boost:
To disable Boost:
1 Press the key to disable boost.
When using alkaline D-Cells in Tx-5B and Tx-10B 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
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
Usage-logging equipped RD8100 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.
RD8100 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