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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 thepower keykey for two seconds.

Language

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:

  1. Press the power key key to enter the menu
  2. Scroll to the LANG menu using the up arrow or down arrow keys
  3. Press the antenna key key (on the locator) or the measure key key (on the transmitter) to enter the LANG menu
  4. Scroll through the language options using the up arrow or down arrowkeys.
  5. Press the frequency key key to accept your selection and return to the main menu.
  6. Press the power keykey to return to the main operation screen.

Battery Type

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:

  1. Press the power keykey to enter the menu.
  2. Scroll to the BATT menu using the up arrow or down arrowarrows.
  3. Press the frequency key key (on the locator) or the measure keykey (on the transmitter) to enter the BATT menu.
  4. Scroll through the battery options using the up arrowor down arrowkeys.
  5. Press the frequency keykey to accept your selection and return to the main menu.
  6. Press the power keykey to return to the main operation screen.
  7. If you are using the optional Li-Ion RD8200 battery pack, the locator will automatically select the correct battery type.

Power Network Frequency

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:

  1. Press the power keykey to enter the menu.
  2. Scroll to the POWER menu using the up arrow or down arrowkeys.
  3. Press the antenna key key to enter the POWER menu.
  4. Scroll through the power options using the up arrow or down arrowkeys.
  5. Press the frequency keykey to accept your selection and return to the main menu.
  6. Press the power keykey to return to the main operation screen.

Measurement Units

The RD8200 locator allows you to work in Metric or Imperial (US customary) units.

To select your preferred units:

  1. Press the power keykey to enter the menu.
  2. Scroll to the UNITS option using the up arrow or down arrowkeys.
  3. Press the antenna key key to enter the UNIT menu.
  4. Scroll through the measurement options using the up arrow or down arrowkeys to select METRE (for metric) or IMP (for imperial) units.
  5. Press the frequency keykey to accept your selection and return to the main menu.
  6. Press the power keykey to return to the main operation screen.

Enabling / Disabling Frequencies

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:

  1. Press the power keykey to enter the menu.
  2. Scroll to the FREQ menu using the up arrow or down arrowkeys.
  3. Press the antenna key key (on the locator) or the measure keykey (on the transmitter) to enter the FREQ menu.
  4. Scroll through the frequency options using the up arrow or down arrowkeys.
  5. Press the antenna key key (on the locator) or the measure keykey (on the transmitter) to enter the frequency.
  6. Scroll to OFF or ON using the up arrow or down arrowkeys.
  7. Press the frequency keykey to accept your selection and return to frequency menu.
  8. If you wish to make any further changes follow steps 4 to 6. If you do not wish to make any further changes press the frequency keykey twice to return to the main operation screen.

Volume Control

The transmitter and locator feature an internal speaker to provide critical warnings and assist with cable and pipe location.

To adjust audio level:

warning iconWARNING! Muting audio on the locator will disable the StrikeAlert audio alarm.

  1. Press the power keykey to enter the menu.
  2. Scroll to the VOL menu the up arrow or down arrowarrows.
  3. Press the antenna keykey (locator) or the measure keykey (transmitter) to enter the VOL menu.
  4. Scroll through the volume options using the up arrow or down arrowkeys.
  5. Press the frequency keykey to accept your selection and return to the main menu.
  6. Press the power keykey to return to the main operation screen.

 

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.

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