The robot mowing docking station can only be plugged in to a covered Class A GFCI protected receptacle that is weatherproof with the docking station charger connected directly to the receptacle.
A extension cord can NOT be used between the nearest power supply and the docking station charger. If the nearest outlet is located more than 30 feet from where the docking station will be placed you will need to hire an electrician to put a covered Class A GFCI protected receptacle that is weatherproof and within 30 feet of where the docking station will be placed.
Let the electrician know that:
- The 1 acre robot mower unit draws about 230 watts of power.
- The robot mower will pull at most 3.0 amps when charging
Additionally, the robot mowing docking station needs to be:
- Placed on flat solid ground
- Avoid sources of interference
- The power cord can not be coiled near the docking station
- Underground utilities need to be avoided
- Underlying metal will interfere and prevent the robot mower from docking
The docking station can be located either inside the primary mowing area or outside the primary docking station.
Inside the Primary Mowing Area
Outside the Primary Mowing Area (In a gazebo)
Outside the Primary Mowing Area (In a flower bed)
To install the docking station inside the primary mowing area:
- There must be a 3 foot area around the docking station that is clear of obstructions
- At least one robot mower length must be straight with no angles coming into the dock
- Area must be clear of electro-magnetic interference
To install the docking station outside the primary mowing area:
- There must be an area around the docking station that is clear of obstructions
- There must be a clear path to the mowing area that is wide enough for the robot mower to navigate through