How do you install the Robotic Lawnmower?

The installation takes 2-6 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the lawn. Below is a brief description of the different installation stages.

Q. Where do I install the charging station?

Take the following aspects into consideration when identifying the best location for the charging station:

Find a level surface to place the charging station on, which is close to a wall power socket, protected from water spray i.e. garden sprinkler and protected from direct sunlight. If your garden has a slope, it is recommended that the charging station is placed at the bottom/lower part of the garden.

When installing the charging station for your robotic lawn mower, you must allow 3 metres of free space in front of the charging station to allow the robotic mower to enter cleanly. You must also be able to lay at least 1.5 meters of boundary wire straight out to the right and left of the charging station.

Q. How do I install the boundary wire?

The Flymo 1200R uses the boundary wire as a guide, indicating the areas which it should work. The boundary wire should be installed around the edge of your lawn, and around any large objects like trees or hedges. The robot lawn mowers boundary wire can be installed in one of the following ways:

Secure the wire to the ground with pegs – It is recommended that you peg down the boundary wire if you want to make adjustments during the first few weeks of using the robotic lawn mower. Use a hammer or a plastic mallet to secure the pegs supplied in the robotic mowers box when carrying out the installation. After a few week, the grass will have grown over the wire, making it no longer visible.

Bury the wire – If you dethatch or aerate your lawn it is recommended that you bury the boundary wire to avoid damage. Make sure to lay the boundary wire at least 1cm and a maximum of 20 into the ground.

Q. Is there a quick installation guide?

Yes. The Flymo robotic lawn mower 1200R comes with the following inside the box:

- Installation manual

- Quick Guide Installation DVD

- Product Registration Leaflet

The quick guide gives you a view of what the installation is all about. However, to get the most from your Flymo Robotic Lawn Mower 1200R, always study the installation manual for more detailed information.

The guide wire is used to tell the robot lawn mower where the docking station is, so that it can recharge its batteries quickly when required, plus to guide the lawn mower to remote areas of the garden so that the lawn is cut evenly. The guide wire is laid away from the charging station, for instance, out towards a remote part of the working area or through a narrow passage and then connected with the boundary wire. The same cable roll is used for both the boundary and guide wires.

Q. How do I connect to wire ends?

Always use the solderless original coupler whenever connecting to wire ends, for example when connecting the guide wire to the boundary wire. Insert the boundary wire in each of the holes in the coupler. Insert the guide wire in the centre hole in the coupler. Check that the wires are fully inserted into the coupler so that the ends are visible through the transparent area on the other side of the coupler. Use pliers to completely compress the button on the coupler.

Q. How do I install the guide wire?

The guide wire is used to tell the robot lawn mower where the docking station is, so that it can recharge its batteries quickly when required, plus to guide the lawn mower to remote areas of the garden so that the lawn is cut evenly. The guide wire is laid away from the charging station, for instance, out towards a remote part of the working area or through a narrow passage and then connected with the boundary wire. The same cable roll is used for both the boundary and guide wires.

If I want to use a Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R at my summer home or share it with my neighbour, can the mower work at two different locations?

Yes. You will need two charging stations and two loop wire installations. Every time you move from one charging station to another you will need to synchronise the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R to the charging station, via the mower menu system. For most convenient use, we recommend you to buy and install one Robotic Lawnmower for every different location.

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