RD8100 Electromagnetic and RF Marker: System Overview

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RD8100 Marker Locator

Locator Features

1  Bluetooth module antenna
2  Keypad
3  LCD with auto back-light
4  Battery and USB connector (inside the battery compartment)
Battery charging connector (Li-Ion pack)
6  Headphone connector
7  Accessory connector
8  Marker loop antenna
9  Speaker

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Locator keypad

10  Power key mceclip2.png: Switches the unit on and off. Opens the locator menu.

11  Frequency key : Selects frequency. Closes sub-menu.

12  Up and down arrows : Adjusts the locator signal gain. Scrolls through the menu options.

13  Antenna key : With antenna folded up toggles Peak, Peak+, Null, Broad Peak and Guidance modes. With antenna folded down toggles marker and combined (Marker/line) modes. Opens a sub-menu.

14  Survey key mceclip0.png: Sends survey measurements to a paired device.

15  Transmitter key mceclip1.png: Sends iLOC commands to Bluetooth transmitters.



Locator screen icons

16  Battery icon: Indicates the battery level

17  Gain and Log number: Displays the log number momentarily after a survey measurement is saved to memory

18  Volume icon: Displays the volume level

19  Radio Mode: Indicates when Radio Mode is active

20  Power Mode: Indicates when Power Mode is active

21  Accessory indicator: Indicates when an accessory is connected

22  CD Mode icon: Indicates when Current Direction Mode is active

23  A-Frame icon: Indicates when the A-Frame is connected

24  Frequency / marker type / current / menu readout

25  Compass/ Marker mode indicator: Shows the direction of the located cable relative to the locator. Also used as a graphical indication for Marker mode active

26  Bluetooth icon: Indicates status of Bluetooth connection. Flashing icon means pairing is in progress. Solid icon indicates an established connection is active

27  Antenna mode icon: Indicates antenna selection: Peak, Null, Broad Peak, Peak+ and Guidance Mode

28  Current / depth indicator

29  Sonde icon: Indicates that the signal source is from a sonde

30  Line icon: Indicates that the signal source is from a line

31  GPS Signal quality icon (GPS models only): Indicates the quality of the signal being received

32  Tx standby (with Bluetooth Tx models): Indicates that the transmitter is in Standby Mode

33  Tx status (with Bluetooth Tx models): Transmitter communication status– confirms successful iLOC / communication

34  GPS Status icon (GPS models only): One bar indicates that GPS is active. 3 bars indicates that the GPS has locked to the GPS satellite system

35  Indicates the signal strength and Peak marker

36  Peak / Proportional arrows: Indicates the location of the line relative to the locator

37  Signal strength: Numerical indication of signal strength

38  Current Direction / Fault Find arrows