TX Battery options

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First Use


Power options

The TX range of transmitters are shipped as standard configured to use D cell alkaline batteries.

The TX transmitter can also be powered using good quality rechargeable D-cell NiMH batteries or the optional accessory Li-Ion rechargeable battery packs. It’s important to set the correct battery chemistry in the locator to optimize performance.

Transmitters can also be powered using optional accessory mains or vehicle power adapters.

Inserting batteries

TX transmitters are shipped with D cell battery trays. Suitable alkaline or NiMH batteries should be fitted in the battery compartment before your first use.


On the Transmitter:

To fit the D-cell 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.

d-cell battery tray

D-cell battery trays


Battery status

The transmitter displays provide a battery level indicator. battery status iconWhen 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.


Removing / fitting battery packs

Transmitter battery pack:

  1. Unlatch then remove the accessory tray.
  2. Turn the release catch, then open the battery compartment.
  3. Release the retaining catch by pressing gently, then lift the battery pack away.
  4. Line up the battery pack clips with the corresponding recesses on the transmitter body and press into place.
  5. Close the battery pack, turn the retaining latch and replace the accessory tray.

retaining latch

Release then remove the accessory tray




Opening the battery compartment


lifting away

Press the release catch and lift the battery pack away


lining up the batery pack

Line up the battery pack and press into position


Charging the lithium ion packs

warning icon.pngWARNING! Only use charging equipment provided by Radiodetection. The use of alternative chargers may cause a safety hazard and/or reduce the life of the battery.

CAUTION: Do not let your battery completely discharge as this may reduce its life or damage it permanently. If you are not using your equipment for a long period do charge them at least once a month.

warning icon.pngWARNING! Batteries can get hot after prolonged use at full output power. Take care while replacing or handling batteries.

warning icon.pngWARNING! Do not tamper with, or attempt to disassemble the battery packs.

CAUTION: If battery failure is suspected or if the battery shows any sign of discoloration / physical damage return the entire unit to an authorized repair center for investigation and repair. Local, national or IATA transport regulations may restrict the shipment of faulty batteries. Check with your courier for restrictions and best practice guidelines. Your local Radiodetection representative will be able to direct you to our authorized repair centers.

You can re-charge your batteries using the Radiodetection mains or automotive chargers.

NOTE: The charging temperature range is 0 to 45 °C, 32 to 113°F. Do not attempt to recharge your batteries outside this temperature range

warning icon.pngWARNING! do not heat the rechargeable battery pack above 60°C (140°F) as this will damage the battery's thermal fuses.



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

Charging the transmitter Li-ion battery pack





For more information about recharging batteries refer to the instructions that came with your charger.