1 Introduction and safety 9.1 Fault messages 1.1 Introduction 9.2 Info messages 1.2 Symbols on the product 9.3 Indicator lamp in the charging station 1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s Manual 9.4 Symptoms 1.4 Safety instructions 9.5 Finding breaks in the loop wire 2 Presentation 10 Technical Data 2.1 What is what?
__________________________ If the robotic lawnmower is stolen, it is important to notify Husqvarna AB of this. Contact your local dealer and provide the product’s serial number so that it can be registered as stolen in an international database. This is an important step in the robotic lawnmower’s theft protection which reduces interest in the buying and selling of stolen robotic...
Keep in mind that the operator is responsible for accidents or hazards occuring to other people or their property. Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product development and therefore reserves the right to modify the design, appearance and function of products without prior notice.
INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY IMPORTANT INFORMATION This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or men- tal capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given super- vision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY • Never put your hands or feet close to or under the body when the robotic lawnmower is running. Do not ride on the robotic lawnmower. 3012-665 • This product conforms to the applicable EC Directives. 6001-024 •...
INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY 1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s Manual These symbols can be found in the Operator’s Manual. Study them carefully. • Turn the main switch to 0 before carrying out any inspections and/or maintenance. • Always wear protective gloves when working with the robotic lawnmower’s chassis.
(see 6.3 Timer on page 43) so the mower and sprinkler never run simultaneously. • Husqvarna AB does not guarantee full compatibility between the robotic lawnmower and other types of wireless systems such as remote controls, radio transmitters, hearing loops, underground electric animal fencing or similar.
INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY Moving The original packaging should be used when transporting the robotic lawnmower over long distances. To safely move from or within the working area: 1. Press the STOP button to stop the robotic lawnmower. If security is set to the medium or high level (see 6.4 Security on page 46) the PIN code has to be entered.
INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY Maintenance WARNING When the robotic lawnmower is turned upside down the main switch must always be in the 0 position. The main switch should be set in the 0 position during all work on the mower’s chassis, such as 3012-1301 cleaning or replacing the blades.
PRESENTATION 2 Presentation This chapter contains information that is important to be aware of when planning the installation. Installing a Husqvarna robotic lawnmower involves four main components: • A robotic lawnmower that mows the lawn by essentially operating in a random pattern. The robotic lawnmower is powered by a maintenance-free battery.
PRESENTATION 2.1 What is what? 3012-1306 The numbers in the illustration represent: Body 21. Power supply (the appearance of the power supply may differ depending on market) Hatch to cutting height adjustment 22. Loop wire for boundary loop and guide wire* Hatch to display and keypad 23.
PRESENTATION 2.2 Package content Your Automower package will include the following parts. ® Robotic lawnmower √ Charging station √ Power supply √ Charging station screws 5 pcs Low voltage cable √ Allen key √ Measurement gauge √ Operator´s Manual and Quick Guide √...
PRESENTATION Mowing technique The cutting system in the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower is based on an efficient and energy saving principle. Unlike many standard lawnmowers, the robotic lawnmower cuts the grass instead of knocking it off. We recommend you allow the robotic lawnmower to mainly mow in dry weather to obtain the best possible result.
PRESENTATION The STOP button on the top of the robotic lawnmower is mainly used to stop the robotic lawnmower when it’s running. When the STOP button is pressed a hatch opens, behind which there is a control panel. The STOP button remains pressed in until the hatch is closed again.
PRESENTATION Search method 2: Follow guide wire The robotic lawnmower operates irregularly until it reaches the guide wire. Then the robotic lawnmower follows the guide wire to the charging station. The guide wire is a wire that is laid from the charging station towards, for instance, a remote part of the working area or through a narrow passage to be then connected with the boundary loop.
INSTALLATION 3 Installation This chapter describes how to install the robotic lawnmower. Before starting the installation read the previous chapter 2. Presentation. Read also through this entire chapter before beginning the installation. How the installation is done also affects how well the robotic lawnmower works. It is therefore important to plan the installation carefully.
INSTALLATION 4. Check that all parts for the installation are included. The numbers in brackets refer to the component illustration. See 2.1 What is what? on page 11. • Robotic lawnmower • Charging station (10) • Loop wire for boundary loop and guide wire (22) •...
INSTALLATION The charging station must be positioned with a great deal of free space in front of it (at least 3 metres). It should also be centrally placed in the working area to make it easier for the robotic lawnmower to reach all areas in the working area.
INSTALLATION Connecting the power supply Take the following into consideration when planning where to place the power supply: • Close to the charging station • Protection from rain • Protection from direct sunlight 3012-1352 If the power supply is connected to an electrical socket outdoors, this must be approved for outdoor use.
INSTALLATION Do not, under any circumstances, mount the power supply at a height where there is a risk it can be submerged in water (at least 30 cm from the ground). It is not permitted to place the power supply on the ground. Never connect the power supply to a outlet if plug or cord is damaged.
INSTALLATION 3.3 Charging the battery As soon as the charging station is connected, it is possible to charge the robotic lawnmower. Set the main switch to position 1. Place the robotic lawnmower in the charging station to charge the battery while the boundary and guide wires are being laid.
INSTALLATION 3.4 Installation of the boundary wire Ensure correct installation of the boundary wire according to the instruction The boundary wire can be installed in one of the following ways: • Secure the wire to the ground with pegs. It is preferable to staple down the boundary wire if you want to make adjustments to the boundary loop during the first few weeks of operation.
INSTALLATION Working area boundaries If a high obstacle (5 cm or more), for example a wall or fence, borders the working area, the boundary wire should be laid 35 cm from the obstacle. This will prevent the robotic lawnmower from colliding with the obstacle and reduce body wear.
INSTALLATION Boundaries within the working area Use the boundary wire to isolate areas inside the working area by creating islands around obstacles which cannot withstand a collision, for example flowerbeds, bushes and fountains. Lay the wire up to and around the area to be isolated, and then return it back along the same route.
INSTALLATION Passages when mowing Long and narrow passages and areas narrower than 1.5 to 2 metres should be avoided. When the robotic lawnmower mows, there is a risk that it travels around in the passage or area for a long period of time. The lawn will then look flattened.
INSTALLATION Laying the boundary wire If you intend to peg down the boundary wire: • Cut the grass very low with a standard lawnmower or a trimmer where the wire is to be laid. It will then be easier to lay the wire close to the ground and the risk of the robotic lawnmower cutting the wire or damaging the insulation of the wire is reduced.
INSTALLATION Laying the boundary wire in towards the charging station On its way toward the charging station, the boundary wire can be laid completely outside the charging station (see option 1 in the figure). If there is a need to partly locate the charging station outside the working area, it is also possible to lay the wire under the charging station plate (see option 2 in the figure).
INSTALLATION 3.5 Connecting the boundary wire Connect the boundary wire to the charging station: IMPORTANT INFORMATION The boundary wire must not be crossed when connecting it to the charging station. The right hand wire end must be connect- ed to the right hand pin on the charging station and the left hand wire end to the left pin.
INSTALLATION 3.6 Installation of the guide wire The guide wire is a wire that is laid from the charging station towards, for instance, a remote part of the working area or through a narrow passage to be then connected with the boundary loop. The same cable roll is used for both the boundary loop and guide wire.
INSTALLATION Laying and connecting the guide wire 1. Before laying and connecting the guide wire, it is important to give consideration to the length of the guide loop, especially in large or complex installations. If the guide loop is longer than 400 metres the robotic lawnmower can have difficulty following the guide wire.
INSTALLATION If the guide wire has to be installed on a steep slope, it is an advantage to lay the wire at an angle to the slope. This makes it easier for the robotic lawnmower to follow the guide wire on the slope.
INSTALLATION 3.7 Checking the installation Check the loop signal by inspecting the indicator lamp on the charging station. • Solid green light = good signals. • Flashing green light = the loop system is turned off and the robotic lawnmower is in ECO mode. See 6.8 Settings on page 59.
INSTALLATION 3.8 First start-up and calibration Before the robotic lawnmower is operated, a start-up sequence in the robotic lawnmower’s menu must be carried out as well as an automatic calibration of the guide signal. 1. Open the control panel hatch by pressing the STOP button.
4 Use 4.1 Charging a flat battery When the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower is new or has been stored for a long period, the battery will be flat and needs to be charged before starting. 1. Set the main switch to position 1.
4.2 Using the timer The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best mowing result. Use the timer function (see 6.3 Timer on page 44) to avoid a downtrodden lawn and to get the maximum service life from the robotic lawnmower. When setting the timer, calculate that the robotic lawnmower mows about the number of square meters per hour and day listed below:...
4.3 Standby The robotic lawnmower has a built-in standby period according to the Standby time table. The standby period provides a good opportunity to e.g. water or play games on the lawn. Automower ® Standby time, hours per day Standby Example 1 The times used in this example are applicable to Automower...
4.4 Starting 1. Press the STOP button to open the control panel hatch. 2. Set the main switch to position 1. 3. Enter the PIN code. 4. Push the START button. 5. Make the required operation selection. See 5.1 Operation selection Start on page 40. 6.
4.7 Adjusting the cutting height The cutting height can be varied from MIN (2 cm) to MAX (6 cm) in nine stages. During the first week after a new installation, the cutting height must be set to MAX to avoid damaging the loop wire.
CONTROL PANEL 5 Control panel All forms of commands and settings for the robotic lawnmower are made via the control panel. All functions are accessed via a number of menus. The control panel consists of a display and a keypad. All information is shown on the display and all input is done using the buttons.
CONTROL PANEL The keypad consists of six groups of buttons: • The START button is used to activate the robotic lawnmower. This is normally the last button to be pressed before closing the display hatch. • The Back and OK buttons are used to navigate in the menu.
CONTROL PANEL Spot Cutting Not applicable for Automower® 310. Spot cutting means the robotic lawnmower will work in a spiral pattern in order to cut the grass in the area where it was started. When this is done, the robotic lawnmower will automatically switch to Main Area or Secondary Area.
• Security • Messages • Weather timer (only for Automower® 315) • Installation Automower 315 3018-1402 • Settings • Accessories There are a number of submenus under each option. You can access all the functions to set the robotic lawnmower settings via these.
MENU FUNCTIONS 6.2 Menu structure The following table summarises the menu selections found in the main menu. The following chapter provides more detailed information about how each function is used and which setting options are available. Use the arrow keys to browse the menu. Confirm selections with OK. Timer The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best mowing result.
MENU FUNCTIONS 6.3 Timer The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best Timer mowing result. Consequently, it is important to limit the operating time using the timer function if the working area is less than the mower’s working capacity. When Overview/Monday the robotic lawnmower is allowed to mow too often, the lawn may appear flattened and the robotic lawnmower is...
MENU FUNCTIONS Automower ® Work area Work days per week Work hours per day Suggestion of time interval 6,5 hours 07:00 - 13:30 250 m 4,5 hours 07:00 - 11:30 12,5 hours 07:00 - 19:30 500 m 9 hours 07:00 - 16:00 18 hours 06:00 - 24:00 750 m...
MENU FUNCTIONS Reset This function resets the timer to the factory setting, where the robotic lawnmower is allowed to operate 24 hours a day every day. Current day This resets the day that is selected in the tab system. The factory setting is that the robotic lawnmower 3012-1408 is allowed to operate 24 hours a day.
MENU FUNCTIONS PIN request This function means that the robotic lawnmower requests a PIN code each time the hatch is opened. The correct PIN code must be entered to use the robotic lawnmower. Alarm This function means that an alarm sounds if the PIN code is not entered within 10 seconds after the STOP button has been pressed or the robotic lawnmower has been lifted up for any reason.
MENU FUNCTIONS 6.5 Messages Historical and information messages can be read using this function. Regards some of the most common fault messages, there are tips and advice to help you rectify Messages the fault. See 9.1 Fault messages on page 74. Fault messages If the robotic lawnmower is disrupted in any way e.g.
MENU FUNCTIONS 6.6 Weather timer Not applicable for Automower® 310. This function allows the robotic lawnmower to automatically adjust its mowing times based on how quick Weather timer the lawn grows. When the weather is good for grass growth, the robotic lawnmower mows more often and when grass growth is slower the robotic lawnmower will automatically spend less time on the lawn.
MENU FUNCTIONS 6.7 Installation This menu function is used to steer the robotic lawnmower to remote parts of a working area and control how the robotic lawnmower searches for the charging station. For many working areas there is no need to alter the factory settings i.e.
MENU FUNCTIONS Area X > How? Specify to the right, left or Guide depending on which direction the area lies from the charging station. The direction (right or left) is counted as that seen facing the charging station. Use the right and left arrow keys to alternate between the different options.
MENU FUNCTIONS Area X > More > Test Testing selected settings can be seen as a natural part of the installation. Using the Test function, the robotic lawnmower travels the farthest distance from the loop allowed by the selected corridor width. To test the selected settings: 1.
MENU FUNCTIONS Finding the charging station The robotic lawnmower can be set to search for the charging station in one or more of the following three ways: Guide, Boundary loop and Charging station. The factory settings are that these three search options are automatically combined to find the charging station as quickly as possible but also with a minimum risk of tracks forming.
MENU FUNCTIONS Guide Use the number keys to enter the delay time. The delay time is normally specified as a figure between 0 and 10 minutes. Guide > Disable/Enable Normally the Guide method does not need to be deactivated even if there is no guide wire installed. To disable the Guide method, select Disable and press OK.
MENU FUNCTIONS Test settings Testing selected settings can be seen as a natural part of the installation. To test the selected settings: 1. Place the robotic lawnmower about 3 metres from the wire to be tested (boundary wire or the guide wire), facing the wire.
MENU FUNCTIONS Advanced Under the Advanced heading, there are even more settings relating to the behaviour of the robotic lawnmower. The settings in this menu are only required if additional control of the lawnmower is definitely needed e.g. in very complex gardens. The factory settings are selected in a way that should suit most working areas.
MENU FUNCTIONS Corridor width > Guide The function Automatic passage handling will automatically adjust the guide corridor width. If Automatic passage handling is disabled, manual settings need to be entered. The corridor width can be set between 0 and 9. If value 0 is specified, the robotic lawnmower will straddle the guide wire meaning it runs right over the middle of the guide wire.
MENU FUNCTIONS Drive past wire The front of the robotic lawnmower always passes the boundary wire by a specific distance before the mower turns around. The default distance is 32 cm, but this can be changed if required. A figure between 25 and 50 can be selected.
MENU FUNCTIONS 6.8 Settings This selection allows you to carry out changes to the robotic lawnmower’s general settings. Settings Spiral Profiles ECO mode General cutting Language Reset On / Off Time & Country On/Off Intensity About date & Timezone all user settings On/Off Set time...
MENU FUNCTIONS Change the name of a profile The names of the profiles can be changed, to make it easier to remember what settings are stored in the respective profile. • Select the profile name to be changed. • Press OK. •...
MENU FUNCTIONS ECO mode This function automatically turns off the signal in the boundary loop, the guide wires and the charging station when the robotic lawnmower is not mowing, i.e. when the lawnmower is charging or is not allowed to mow due to timer settings.
MENU FUNCTIONS General Set language and time or reset user settings to factory default. Time & Date This function allows you to set current time and required time format in the robotic lawnmower. Time Enter the correct time and press OK to exit. Time format Move the cursor to the required time format: 12h/24h Exit by pressing OK.
MENU FUNCTIONS Reset all user settings This function allows you to reset the robotic lawnmower to the default settings it had when it left the factory. The following settings are not altered: • Security level • PIN code • Loop signal • ...
GARDEN EXAMPLES 7 Garden examples - Installation proposals and settings Adapting the robotic lawnmower’s settings and guide wire positions according to the shape of the garden makes it easier for the robotic lawnmower to frequently reach all parts of the garden and in doing so achieve a perfect mowing result.
GARDEN EXAMPLES Installation proposals and settings Area 150 m . Open and level area. Timer Automower ® 08:00-14:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday Automower ® 08:00-13:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday Factory setting Lawn coverage Factory setting Find charging 3023-032 station The timer should be used to Remarks prevent the grass looking trampled since the area is significantly less...
GARDEN EXAMPLES Area 800 m . L-shaped garden with charging station installed in the narrow area. Contains a couple of islands. Timer Automower ® 07:00-24:00 Monday to Saturday Automower ® 08:00-22:00 Monday to Saturday Lawn coverage Area 1: 3023-024 How? Guide How far? x m How often? 60% Find charging...
GARDEN EXAMPLES Area 800 m . Unsymmetrical working area with a narrow passage and a number of islands. Automower Timer ® 07:00-24:00 Monday to Saturday Automower ® 08:00-22:00 Monday to Saturday Lawn coverage Factory setting 3023-026 Find charging Factory setting station Remarks The guide wire must be placed...
GARDEN EXAMPLES Area 500 m + 100 m in a secondary area. Timer Automower ® 08:00-20:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Automower ® 08:00-18:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 3023-033 Lawn coverage Factory setting Find charging Factory setting station Remarks The secondary area is cut using the Secondary area mode on Wednesday and Sunday.
MAINTENANCE 8 Maintenance For better operating reliability and longer service life: check and clean the robotic lawnmower regularly and replace worn parts if necessary. See 8.4 Cleaning on page 71 for more details on cleaning. When the robotic lawnmower is first used, the blade disc and blades should be inspected once a week.
MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT INFORMATION The battery must be charged fully before winter storage. If the battery is not fully charged it can be damaged and in certain cases be rendered useless. Check the condition of wear items such as blades and bearings in the front wheels.
MAINTENANCE 8.3 After winter storage Check whether the robotic lawnmower, contact strips or charging strips need to be cleaned before using. If the charging or contact strips appear to be burnt or coated, clean them using fine grade emery cloth. Check that the mower’s time and date are correct.
MAINTENANCE Chassis Clean the underside of the chassis. Brush or wipe with a damp cloth. Wheels Clean around the front wheel and rear wheels as well as the front wheel bracket. 3012-1338 Body Use a damp, soft sponge or cloth to clean the body. If the body is very dirty it may be necessary to use a soap solution or washing-up liquid.
TROUBLESHOOTING 9 Troubleshooting In this chapter, a number of messages are listed which may be shown in the display if there is a malfunction. There is a proposal as to the cause and steps to take for each message. This chapter also presents some symptoms that can guide you if the robotic lawnmower does not work as expected. More suggestions for steps to take in the event of malfunction or symptoms can be found on www.automower.com.
TROUBLESHOOTING The robotic lawnmower has got Free the robotic lawnmower and rectify the reason caught in something. for it becoming trapped. Trapped Check if there are any obstacles which make it The robotic lawnmower is stuck hard for the robotic lawnmower to move on from behind a number of obstacles.
TROUBLESHOOTING The robotic lawnmower is leaning too Upside down Turn the robotic lawnmower the right way up. much or has turned over. Place the robotic lawnmower in the charging Needs manual The robotic lawnmower is set to the station. This behaviour is normal and no action is charging Secondary area operating mode.
TROUBLESHOOTING 9.2 Info messages A number of info messages are listed below that can be shown on the display on the robotic lawnmower. It is recommended to contact your dealer if the same message appears often. Check that the installation is performed as described in the Operator’s Manual.
TROUBLESHOOTING 9.3 Indicator lamp in the charging station For a fully functional installation, the indicator lamp in the charging station must emit a solid green light. If something else appears, follow the troubleshooting guide below. There is more troubleshooting help on www.automower.com. If you still need help with troubleshooting, please contact the local dealer.
Check that only one blade is fitted at each screw. to imbalance in the cutting system. lawnmower vibrates Different versions (thickness) of Check if the blades are of different versions. Husqvarna blades are used. English - 79 OM_1157863-26_HQ 310,315,EN_160229.indd 79 2016-02-29 10:52:40...
TROUBLESHOOTING The robotic lawnmower follows This behaviour is normal and no action is a guide wire or boundary wire to The robotic required. or from the charging station. lawnmower runs, but the blade disc does The robotic lawnmower searches for This behaviour is normal and no action is not rotate a guide wire or boundary wire and...
TROUBLESHOOTING A wire break can be located by gradually halving the distance of the loop where the break may have occurred until there is only a very short section of the wire left. The following method does not work if ECO mode is activated.
TROUBLESHOOTING b) Put AL and G1 back in their original positions. Then switch AR and G1. If the indicator lamp is lit with a solid green light, then the break is somewhere on the boundary wire between AR and the point where the guide wire is connected to the boundary wire (thick black line in the illustration).
TROUBLESHOOTING In that case, move the connection for the new wire closer to the disconnected end (roughly at the middle of the suspected wire section) and check again if the indicator lamp is green. 3023-029 Continue until only a very short section of the wire remains which is the difference between a flashing blue light and a solid green light.
***) uncertainties K 2-4 dB (A) Husqvarna AB does not guarantee full compatibility between the robotic lawnmower and other types of wireless systems such as remote controls, radio transmitters, hearing loops, underground electric animal fencing or similar. English - 84 OM_1157863-26_HQ 310,315,EN_160229.indd 84...
• Damage caused by using a battery that is not a Husqvarna original battery. • Damage caused by not using Husqvarna original spare parts and accessories, such as blades and installation material. • Damage to the loop wire.
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION 12 Environmental information The symbol on the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower or its packaging indicates that this product cannot be treated as domestic waste. It should instead be left at a suitable recycling centre to recycle its electronic components and batteries.
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION Removing the battery 1. Disassemble the body. 2. Disassemble the chassis. 3. Loosen the screws (Torx 20) holding the battery cover in place. 4. Disconnect the battery connection from the main circuit board. 5. Open the battery cover and remove the battery. English - 87 OM_1157863-26_HQ 310,315,EN_160229.indd 87 2016-02-29 10:52:43...
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel.: +46-36-146500, hereby declares under sole responsibility that the robotic lawnmowers Husqvarna Automower® 310 and Automower® 315 with serial numbers dating 2015 week 44 and onwards (the year and week is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE:...