For safety reasons RD8000 locators are shipped with the Lithium-ion battery packs disconnected. The transmitter D-cells and the optional Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack are packed separately.
On the locator:
To connect the Li-ion battery pack open the RD8000 battery compartment and plug the battery lead into the battery connector.
|Li-ion Battery Pack Connection|
On the transmitter:
To fit the D-cells batteries in the transmitter, unlatch the accessory tray. The battery compartment is located underneath the transmitter body. Use the turnkey to unlatch the battery compartment. Insert eight D-Cell Alkaline or NiMH batteries.
To switch the locator or the transmitter on, press the key.
When you power up the locator or transmitter, they will perform an LCD segment check. It will then display the model number followed by the software version. This information is important if you need to contact Radiodetection technical support or update your locator to the latest software.
The RD8000 marker locator range is provided with a rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack as standard. The locator can also be powered using good quality D-cell alkaline or NiMH-batteries.
Transmitters can be powered by D-cell alkaline batteries (as standard), D-cell NiMH batteries, or by an optional accessory Li-ion battery pack. Alternatively, you can power the transmitter from a mains or vehicle power source using a Radiodetection supplied optional accessory adapter.
The locator and transmitter display provides a battery level indicator . When battery replacement is necessary, the display shows a flashing battery icon.
NOTE: Prolonged use of high power output on the transmitter will reduce battery life.
You must fully charge your locator and optional transmitter battery pack before their first use
Recharging the locator Li-ion battery pack
To recharge the locator battery pack, connect the battery charger to the DC input connector on the front of the battery pack.
|Charging the locator Li-ion battery pack|
WARNING! Do not heat the rechargeable battery pack above 60°C (140°F) as this will damage the battery’s thermal fuses.
Recharging the transmitter Li-ion battery pack
To recharge the battery pack, remove the pack from the transmitter and connect the transmitter battery charger.
|Charging the transmitter Li-ion battery pack|
For more information about recharging batteries refer to the instructions that came with your charger.
Using the D-cell locator battery holder
The locator can also be powered by three D-Cell Alkaline or NiMH batteries.
NOTE: When installing batteries always observe the correct battery polarity as indicated on the battery tray.
|Locator D-cell holder|
To insert the D-cells:
- Open the cell tray and insert 1 D-cell.
- Close the tray and insert 2 D-cells.
To remove/fit a battery holder:
- Open the battery compartment using the release catch.
- Un-plug the battery lead connector.
- Lift the accessory cover slightly.
|Lifting accessory cover|
4. Press the battery retaining latch inwards.
|Pressing retaining latch|
5. Rotate the battery pack away and up from the latch.
|Rotating the battery pack|
6. Repeat on the other side to release the battery pack completely.
To fit the battery holder follow the steps above in reverse order.
Transmitters, all models
To replace the batteries on the transmitter, unlatch the accessory tray. The D-Cell battery tray is located underneath the transmitter body. Use the turnkey to unlatch the battery compartment. Remove the spent batteries and insert eight D-Cell Alkaline or NiMH batteries.
To switch the locator or transmitter off, press and hold the key until the screen blanks off.
NOTE: The locator will automatically power off if no keys are pressed after a five minute duration.