RD8100 Electromagnetic and RF Marker: System OverviewFollow
RD8100 Marker Locator
1 Bluetooth module antenna
3 LCD with auto back-light
4 Battery and USB connector (inside the battery compartment)
5 Battery charging connector (Li-Ion pack)
6 Headphone connector
7 Accessory connector
8 Marker loop antenna
10 Power key : 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 : Sends survey measurements to a paired device.
15 Transmitter key : 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