Installation Step 6: Set the Boundary Width and Test the Collar Receiver
The Range Switch on the side of the Fence Transmitter has two settings. Set the Range Switch to LOW if the amount of wire used for your property is less than 4,400 feet. Set the Range Switch to HI if you used between 4,400 and 8,600 feet of wire. Use the Range Adjuster knob to set the width of the Warning Zone and Stimulation Zone (6A). Set the Boundary Width as wide as possible to give your dog the widest Warning and Stimulation Zones without reducing the Boundary Area too much.
Note: The Range Adjuster knob does not change the Stimulation Level.
CAUTION: The Receiver Collar should NOT be on your dog when the system is tested. Your dog may receive an unintended correction.
To identify the Warning and Stimulation Zones, make sure the Collar Receiver’s battery is properly installed, the Stimulation Level is set at 2 or above, and the Test Light contacts are held to the Contact Points (6B). Walk toward the Boundary Wire holding the Collar Receiver at your dog’s neck level (6C) until the Receiver Collar beeps (6D).
Note: The Collar Receiver is waterproof, which can make the beep hard to hear.
If the Collar Receiver does not beep at the desired range, adjust the Range Adjuster knob to the desired setting. Turning the Range Adjuster knob clockwise increases the Boundary Width while turning it counterclockwise decreases it. Repeat this activity as needed until the Collar Receiver beeps at the desired distance from the Boundary Wire.
The numbers on the Range Adjuster knob indicate signal strength and are not representative of Boundary Width footage. If adjusting the Range Adjuster knob does not give the desired range, adjust the Range Switch to the other setting to achieve your desired range. If using a Double Loop, you may need to increase the separation of the Boundary Wire to achieve the desired range.
The Collar Receiver beeps as a warning tone and ticks when delivering a Stimulation. After hearing the beep, continue to walk towards the wire. The Collar Receiver should tick and the Test Light should flash, indicating the Stimulation as you enter the Stimulation Zone (6E). A warning beep and the flashing of the Test Light indicate that the Collar Receiver and the system are working properly and that you are ready to start burying the Boundary Wire. If the Collar Receiver did not beep or the Test Light did not flash, refer to the “Troubleshooting” section on page 22.
Note: The Boundary Width is broken down into 20% Warning Zone and 80% Stimulation Zone.