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RIDGID NaviTrack 10 Operator's Manual

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For your own safety, read this
Operator's Manual carefully and
carefully before using this tool.
completely before assembling and
Failure to understand and follow
operating this unit. Learn the operation,
the contents of this manual may
applications and potential hazards to
result in electrical shock, fire and/or
this unit.
serious personal injury.
Pipe and Cable Line Transmitter
10 Watt



  Summary of Contents for RIDGID NaviTrack 10

  • Page 1 ® NaviTrack 10 Watt Pipe and Cable Line Transmitter Operator’s Manual CAUTION! WARNING! For your own safety, read this Read this operator’s manual Operator’s Manual carefully and carefully before using this tool. completely before assembling and Failure to understand and follow operating this unit.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION........................2 TRANSMITTER COMPONENTS ..........................5 GETTING STARTED ..............................6 ..........................6 NSTALLING HANGING ATTERIES ..............................6 PERATION ........................6 PTIONAL XTERNAL OWER OURCE KEYPAD ..................................7 ............................7 OWERING P AND ....................... 7 OUNDS OF THE RACK RANSMITTER USING THE NAVITRACK LINE TRANSMITTER .....................
  • Page 3 ® NaviTrack Line Transmitter ® NaviTrack 10 Watt Line Transmitter ® NaviTrack 10W Line Transmitter Record the Serial Number of your unit below and retain for your records. See bottom panel for serial number. Serial Number Ridge Tool Company Elyria, Ohio U.S.A
  • Page 4: General Safety Information

    Battery Precautions General Safety Information • Use only the size and type of battery specified. Do not mix cell types (e.g. do not WARNING use alkaline with rechargeable). Do not use partly discharged and fully charged cells together (e.g. do not mix old and new). Read and understand all instructions.
  • Page 5 Allows for better control of the tool. 400 Clark Street • Elyria, Ohio 44035-6001 Protect against excessive heat. The product Tel: (800) 519-3456 should be situated away from heat sources E-mail: such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 6 European Frequency Set The user is cautioned to use only external power The NaviTrack 10-watt transmitter as delivered in sources recommended by the manufacturer. If a Europe is slightly different than the version delivered line transmitter is powered by an external source in U.S.
  • Page 7: Transmitter Components

    ® NaviTrack Line Transmitter Transmitter Components Top View Keypad Coil Cord (25 ft. (8m) extended) Handle Pocket Clip Shoulder Strap Back View Bottom View Figure 1: NaviTrack Transmitter Components Ridge Tool Company Elyria, Ohio U.S.A
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    conventional alkaline cells under high demand Getting Started applications). Operation at low temperatures will reduce battery life.Typical operating times will be Installing/Changing Batteries generally on the order of those shown here. To install batteries into the NaviTrack line transmitter, These figures assume nominal...
  • Page 9: Keypad

    ® NaviTrack Line Transmitter Using the NaviTrack Line Transmitter Keypad The NaviTrack line transmitter is part of the LEDs reflect Battery Charge, Output Power, and NaviTrack cable and pipe locating system. It can be Frequency in Use. LED values scale from right to left used to energize a pipe or line, so that the magnetic (low to high).
  • Page 10: Direct Connect Method

    Direct Connect Method 1. Attach the NaviTrack transmitter to the line. Remove the ground spike from the bottom of the unit and insert it into the ground. Connect one of the transmitter’s leads to the grounding spike. Figure 6: Alternative Connection to a Pipeline Note: To increase safety it is recommended that the ground lead be attached first.
  • Page 11 ® NaviTrack Line Transmitter current on the line. More current means a stronger signal will be received by the receiver. To prolong battery life and reduce the chance of the signal “bleeding over” onto adjacent lines, use the minimum amount of current needed to get a clear reading on the receiver.
  • Page 12: Useful Operating Points

    • Increasing the output power generally improves the locate if there is a good circuit. Note: increased output reduces the battery levels faster. DANGER ALWAYS HOOK UP LEADS FIRST BEFORE POWERING THE UNIT ON TO AVOID SHOCK. Figure 8: Checking the Signal ALWAYS POWER UNIT...
  • Page 13: Inductive Mode

    ® NaviTrack Line Transmitter 3. Power the transmitter on and proceed as in LED will light up (in addition to the selected Direct Connect mode. Be sure the receiver frequency) to let the user know that the line and the transmitter are set to the same transmitter is transmitting inductively on that frequency.
  • Page 14: Features

    way to confirm that you are locating the induced signal in a line and not the signal directly from the transmitter through the air (air coupling). Note: If you have been using the NaviTrack transmitter in inductive mode, be certain to switch inductive mode off if you are going to use the unit in direct connect mode.
  • Page 15: Battery Level Indicator

    ® NaviTrack Line Transmitter Shutdown is being enabled, and will run down (right to left) when the Auto-Shutdown feature is being disabled. 25’ Coil Cords (Extended) Specially designed, hybrid copper and stainless steel aircraft-grade coiled cables allow the leads to be stretched out to offer more freedom in choosing grounding points and connections to the line.
  • Page 16: Useful Information

    known as the frequency of the generated current and of its consequent magnetic field. WARNING Frequency is expressed in terms of hertz (Hz), which means cycles per second, or kilohertz (kHz), which Connect leads before powering the transmitter means thousands of cycles per second. on to avoid electrical shock.
  • Page 17: Fcc Limits

    Low Frequencies: Service and Repair • Travel further Transmitter should taken RIDGID • Lose signal when hitting barriers, gaskets, Independent Authorized Service Center or returned poor insulation to the factory. • Do not bleed-over as much.
  • Page 18: Icon Legend

    Icon Legend Estimated Operating Times Current Est. Time to Depletion 400 mA 1.8 hours 200 mA 3.6 hours 100 mA 7.25 hours 50 mA 14 hours 25 ma 28 hours Standard Equipment • NaviTrack Line Transmitter • Direct connect leads and clips •...
  • Page 19: Trouble Shooting Guide

    ® NaviTrack Line Transmitter Trouble Shooting Guide PROBLEM PROBABLE FAULT LOCATION Check that the correct frequency is selected, and that the transmitter is the correct mode (direct-connect/inductive). Make sure that the leads to line and to the ground are attached securely Receiver will not pick Too much resistance impeding current flow.
  • Page 20 RIDGID® tools are warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and material. How long coverage lasts This warranty lasts for the lifetime of the RIDGID® tool. Warranty coverage ends when the product becomes unusable for reasons other than defects in workmanship or material.

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