Setup Step 4: Place Boundary Flags & Test Layout

Test Boundary

  1. Turn ON Transmitter in temporary location.
  2. Use Test Mode to do Boundary Flag Test and Boundary Scan.
  3. Place “corner” flags.
  4. Ensure arrow on Receiver Mounting Bracket is pointing away from transmitter.
  5. Test to ensure flags are within 15-90 feet from transmitter.
  6. Go into Boundary Scan Mode on BPU.
  7. Walk entire boundary with arrow pointing the direction you are walking. Test each corner flag.
  8. Listen for a change in tones and read the BPU screen. If the flag is not in an acceptable location, the BPU will display a message indicating why the location failed.
  9. If BPU shows a reading of 0-3 for more than 10 feet, this area should be avoided due to interference – move
  10. transmitter or boundary.

Conduct Boundary Scan Test and Place Flags

A Boundary Scan is used to check for buried wires or possible interference that may require you to move your boundary or transmitter location.

  1. From the BPU main menu, select Test Mode I Boundary Scan Mode.
  2. Starting at Flag 1, walk the entire boundary in a CLOCKWISE direction around the Fence Transmitter. Keep with the arrow pointing in the direction that you are walking.
  3. listen for a change in tones from a steady tone to a more rapid tone as you walk the boundary.
  4. The BPU will indicate good or bad locations as you walk. Scanned areas with number readings of 0 to 3 for more than 10 feet should be avoided. You could experience interference in these locations. Either adjust your boundary or consider moving the Fence Transmitter. If a successful boundary is not obtained with the first choice location, try a second or third location. If a trial location proves to provide a successful boundary, then the Fence Transmitter can be more permanently secured prior to programming a more exact final boundary. If the Boundary Scan is successful, you may proceed with Programming your boundary.
  5. Number the flags with a permanent marker to assist in keeping track of the flag numbers when programming the boundary.
  6. Place the flags along the boundary. The numbering should increase as you move in a CLOCKWISE direction around the Transmitter. The first flag should be at the start of a partial boundary or can be anywhere on a full boundary. Remember, each flag must have an uninterrupted radial line to the Fence Transmitter.

Boundary Flag & Placement Chart

Maximum Number of Boundary Flags the system can accept 128 flags
Minimum Number of Boundary Flags required for Full Boundary 40 flags
Minimum Number of Boundary Flags required for Partial Boundary 10 flags
Minimum distance required between Boundary Flags and Transmitter 15 feet
Maximum distance allowed between Boundary Flags and Transmitter 90 feet
Spacing between Boundary Flags located within 30 feet of the Transmitter Space Boundary Flags 3 feet apart
Spacing between Boundary Flags located between 30-70 feet or the Transmitter Space Boundary Flags 4 feet apart
Spacing between Boundary Flags located greater than 70 feet from the Transmitter Space Boundary Flags 4-5 feet apart

Step 5: Install the Fence Transmitter

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