Operation: Part 1Follow
RD5100S systems are shipped as standard configured to use D cell alkaline batteries.
The locator can also be powered using good quality rechargeable D-cell NiMH batteries or the optional accessory Li-Ion rechargeable battery packs.
On the locator:
To fit the D-cell batteries in the locator, unlatch the battery compartment.
Open the battery compartment
Insert 2 × good quality D-cell batteries. Note the polarity of the cells when inserting them in the battery tray.
Inserting locator batteries
Removing / fitting battery packs
Locator battery pack:
- Open the battery compartment using the release catch (refer to Figure 4.1: Open the battery compartment).
- If using a Li-Ion battery pack un-plug the lead connector (refer to Figure 4.6: Connecting the Li Ion lead).
- Lift the accessory cover slightly and press the battery retaining latch inwards.
Press the retaining latch inwards
- Rotate the battery pack away and up from the latch.
- Repeat on the other side to release the battery pack completely then lift the battery pack away.
Repeat then lift the battery pack away
To fit a new battery, lift both accessory covers slightly, then gently push the replacement pack into place until it clicks on both sides, then close the battery pack.
Installing a new battery pack
If using the Li-ion battery pack, plug the lead into the battery connector (refer to Figure 4.6: Connecting the Li Ion lead).
Connecting the Li Ion lead
NOTE: Fully charge your lithium-ion battery pack before its first use.
Charging the lithium ion packs
WARNING: Do not heat the rechargeable battery pack above 60°C (140°F) as this will damage the battery’s thermal fuses.
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
Power on / off
Switch the locator on by pressing the key.
To switch the locator off, press and hold the key until the screen blanks off.
NOTE: The locator will automatically power off after 5 minutes if no keys are pressed.
Keypad actions & shortcuts
Locator key actions
|Key||Short Press||Long Press|
|Switch power on||Switch power off|
|Scroll through sonde frequencies from low to high||Rapidly increase and decrease gain steps in 1dB increments|
|Increase and decrease gain.|
|RD5100S automatically sets gain to mid-point when pressed|
To select a sonde frequency on the locator:
- Press the key to cycle through available sonde frequencies.
The locator features a backlight to improve LCD visibility when required. The locator’s backlight is controlled by an ambient light sensor and does not require adjustment by the user.