The RD8200 locator and transmitter settings can be accessed via the menu. Once in the menu it is possible to change settings according to your personal preferences and operating requirements. Some examples of setting changes are shown below.
NOTE: These procedures refer to both the transmitter and locator unless stated otherwise.
Before changing settings, ensure the locator or transmitter is switched on by pressing thekey for two seconds.
The locator and transmitter support a number of languages. You can specify your preferred language using the menu system.
To select your preferred menu language:
RD8200 locators and transmitters support Lithium-Ion, Alkaline or Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.
You should set the Locator and transmitter battery type to match the currently installed type. This is to ensure optimal performance and correct battery level indication.
Lithium-Ion batteries will automatically be detected by the locator.
To set your battery type:
Select the correct frequency (50 or 60Hz) for your country or region’s power supply on your locator.
To change power frequency on the locator:
The RD8200 locator allows you to work in Metric or Imperial (US customary) units.
To select your preferred units:
The locator and transmitter support a wide range of frequencies and there may be times when some of these frequencies are not used. It is possible to quickly enable or disable frequencies using the menu system.
To enable or disable frequencies:
The transmitter and locator feature an internal speaker to provide critical warnings and assist with cable and pipe location.
To adjust audio level:
WARNING! Muting audio on the locator will disable the StrikeAlert audio alarm.
Note: The locator volume may automatically lower if set to level 5 or 4, when using alkaline batteries and if their charge is low. When this happens, the display will shortly flash the ‘LOW BATT’ warning and show the reduced volume level.