RD8200: System Overview

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RD8200 Locator


Locator features

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  1. Keypad
  2. LCD with auto backlight
  3. Haptic (vibration) feedback
  4. Speaker
  5. Battery compartment
  6. Accessory connector
  7. Headphone connector
  8. Bluetooth module antenna
  9. SWING warning system
  10. Optional Lithium-Ion battery pack
  11. USB connector (inside the battery compartment)

Locator keypad function



12. Power key power Key.png: Switches the unit on and off. Opens the locator menu

13.Frequency key frequency key.png: Selects frequency. Closes sub-menu.

14.Up and down arrows Up key.png Down key.png: Adjusts the locator signal gain. Scrolls through the menu options.

15.Antenna key antenna key.png: toggles Peak, Peak+, Null and Guidance modes. Opens a sub-menu.

16. Survey key survey key.png : Saves Survey measurements and sends them to a paired device

17. Transmitter key transmitter key.png : Sends iLOC commands to Bluetooth transmitters



Locator screen icons



18. Indicates the signal strength and Peak marker.

19. Signal strength: Numerical indication of signal strength.

20. Null / Proportional Guidance arrows: Indicates the location of the line relative to the locator.

21. Battery icon: Indicates the battery level

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

23. Volume icon: Displays the volume level

24. Current direction arrows.

25. Radio Mode: Indicates when Radio Mode is active.

26. Power Mode: Indicates when Power Mode is active.

27. Accessory indicator: Indicates when an accessory is connected.

28. CD Mode icon: Indicates when Current Direction Mode is active.

29. A-Frame icon: Indicates when the A-Frame is connected.

30. Operating mode indicator.

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

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

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

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

35. Compass indicator: Shows the direction of the located cable relative to the locator.

36. Tx status  (Tx-10B model only): Transmitter communication status - confirms successful iLOC /communication.

37. Tx standby (Tx-10B model only): Indicates that the transmitter is in Standby Mode.

38. Current/Depth indicator

39. GPS Status icon (8200G model only): One bar indicates that GPS is active. 3 bars indicates that the GPS has locked to the GPS satellite system.

40. GPS Signal quality icon (8200G model only): Indicates the quality of the signal being received.