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How do I check the battery on the wireless receiver collar to make sure it's working?

Battery usage varies based on your pet and your yard. However, battery usage tends to be 1 - 3 months with the wireless system and is typically lower when you first get the system and are training your pet.

The receiver collar uses an RFA-67 battery. The collar has a low battery indicator light which will flash 4-5 seconds when your battery is low. If this light is flashing, replace the battery.

If you wish to test the battery:

  • Remove your pet’s receiver collar from your pet.
  • Take the collar to the boundary area of your containment system and listen for the collar to beep. You may also use the test light (see image below) that was included in your system. Position the test light tool on the collar probes and look for the light to illuminate. The highest the correction level on the collar the brighter the light will shine.
  • If the collar beeps or the test light tool illuminates, the battery and collar are working. If not, replace the battery.
  • It is a good idea to check the battery monthly until you know roughly how often you need to replace it based on your pet's behavior.

To replace the battery, use a coin or the flat side of the test light tool. Insert the coin or test light tool into the top of the battery and twist the cap to the "off" position. Remove the cap and replace the new battery, twisting it into place, aligning the arrow with the "locked" image on the collar.

You can increase the battery life by turning to collar off when it is not on your pet or needed for containing your pet such as at night.