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How to turn the EDGE on/off
To turn the transmitter on, hold down the blue button on the back of the transmitter until the LCD screen illuminates. To turn the transmitter off, hold down the blue button on the back of the transmitter until the LCD screen shuts off.
To turn the receiver on, hold down the on/off button until the LED indicator turns green. To turn the receiver off, hold down the on/off button until the LED indicator turns red.
Transmitter Button Function
Turn the Mode Selection Dial to choose the desired function and press the button on the front for the receiver you would like to use.
N (Nick) Nick is a single ½ second stimulation.
C (Constant) Constant gives a continuous stimulation as long as the button is pressed, for up to 12 seconds. If the button is not released after 12 seconds, the stimulation will automatically turn off as a safety feature.
P (Pager) Pager gives a vibration for as long as the button is pressed, for up to 12 seconds.
L (Light) High intensity Beacon & Locate LED Light on the receiver helps to find and distinguish dogs easily in low light/dark conditions.
To activate the light-locate mode, hold down the front transmitter button. The location light will continuously flash while the button is pressed, up to 12 seconds.To activate the light-tracking mode, tap the front button on the transmitter once. The receiver LED location lights will now blink every 3 seconds. To deactivate the light-tracking mode, tap the front button on the transmitter once more.
The buttons on the front of the transmitter enables control of up to 4 receivers. Each of the 4 buttons on the transmitter can be coded to operate a different receiver. The receivers can be distinguished by coding the transmitter button to the matching receiver strap color.
The receiver should be fitted so that the surgical stainlesssteel contact points press firmly against the dog's skin.You should be able to fit two fingers underneath the collar strap. The best location is on either side of the dog's windpipe.
A loose fit can allow the receiver to move around on thedog's neck. When this happens, the contact points mayrub against the skin and cause irritation. If the receiveris too loose, the contact will not be consistent and causethe corrections to be inconsistent. Dogtra uses surgicalstainless steel contact points and anti-microbial plastic toprotect the dog's skin.
Attention! Leaving the receiver in the same location on the dog's neck for an extended period of time can cause skin irritation. If the dog is to wear the receiver for long periods, occasionally reposition the receiver so that the contact points are moved to a different location on the dog's neck. Make sure you check for skin irritation each time you use the unit.
Finding the Right Stimulation
The EDGE has a Selector Dial on the top of the transmitter (1 is the lowest and 8 is the highest). Remember that you will need to adjust the setting (upward or downward) depending on your dog's temperament and threshold for stimulation. Always start at the lowest level and work your way up. The appropriate level can be found when the dog responds to the stimulation with a mild reaction. Also, as the dog's attitude changes, especially during times of increased excitement or distraction, you may need to adjust the intensity level.
NOTE: The stimulation intensity can be adjusted even while the stimulation is in use.
Maximizing the Distance
Depending on the way you use your transmitter, the transmitter range may vary.
To get the greatest range, hold the transmitter away from your body and avoid touching the antenna. Keep your unit properly charged for maximum signal strength.
The LED indicator flashes every 4 seconds when the receiver is on and ready for use. The LED indicator will blink on both the transmitter and the receiver when the transmitter buttons are pressed.
The LED indicator color indicates the battery life level.
- Green = Full charge
- Amber = Medium charge
- Red = Needs charge
If the unit is used while the LED indicator is red, it may shut down automatically.
Receiver Indicator Light
When the Constant button on the transmitter is pressed,the receiver indicator light will glow steadily (either green,amber, or red based on the remaining battery life), aslong as you hold the button down, for up to 12 seconds.When the Nick button is pressed, the light comes on for afraction of a second.
Charging the Battery
The Dogtra EDGE uses a lithium polymer battery. Recharge the unit if the indicator light is red or does not come on, the transmitter LCD shows only 1 bar on the indicator, or the system will not stay on when any button is pressed.
NOTE 1: Only use Dogtra-approved batteries, chargers, and accessories for your Dogtra e-collars. This will prevent any damage that can be incurred from attempting to use a different charger.
NOTE 2: The unit has a partial charge when it leaves the Dogtra facility. Upon receipt of the system, be sure to give it a full 2-hour initial charge before the first use away from any flammable substances.
NOTE 3: When a charger is not in use, disconnect it from the power source. Fully charge the batteries if the unit is to be stored without use for a period of 3 months or more.
Follow the steps below to charge your system:
- Open the rubber plugs on the battery charging receptacles and plug in the charging cable.
- Plug the charger into a 120-volt wall outlet or, if using the auto charger, plug into a cigarette lighter only for lithium polymer batteries (use a 220 volt European charger for Europe). All indicator lights should glow red when properly plugged in and the unit will automatically shut off during the charging process. You will need to turn the unit on again before use once the unit is fully charged and unplugged from the battery cable.
- The lithium polymer battery is fully charged within 2 hours. The lights will stay red during the charging process and turn green once the unit is fully charged.
- After charging, cover the battery charging receptacles with the rubber plugs.
Changing the Stimulation Dial
The Dogtra EDGE has the ability to switch between the Rheostat Dial and the Selector Dial.
- Turn the stimulation level to 0.
- Unscrew the top of the dial with a flathead screwdriver counterclockwise.
- Remove the current dial knob and replace with the desired dial knob.
- While firmly holding the dial knob in place, tighten the screw clockwise.
Next, change the program setting to the corresponding dial knob.
To change the program setting, follow the steps below.
- Set the transmitter's intensity dial to 0.
- Set the mode dial to "P".
- Simultaneously hold down the black button on the front of the transmitter, along with the on/off blue button on the back of the transmitter.
- The display on the LCD screen will now show the icon for the Rheostat Dial or the Selector Dial. Repeat the steps from the beginning, to switch back and forth from the Rheostat Dial or the Selector Dial.
The icons on the LCD screen on the transmitter are listed below.
Changing the Beacon & Locate LED Light Color
The EDGE Beacon & Locate LED Light can be set to any of the 4 colors available.
To change the receiver location light to white, red, green, or blue, follow the instructions below,
- Start with the receiver turned off.
- Hold down the on/off button on the receiver for 10 seconds.
- Release the on/off button after the white location light flashes rapidly. The white location light will start flashing after the single green (small) LED indicator code setting light finishes blinking.
- Press the on/off button once to set the desired color.
Attention! The on/off button must be pressed for a full 10 seconds.
- The location light colors will rotate in the order of white, red, green, and blue for two full rotations.
- The location light color will reset to the corresponding color when re-coded to another button.
Follow the steps below to code an EDGE RT transmitter to a new or existing receiver.
- Turn on the transmitter by holding down the on/off button on the back of the transmitter.
- Set the transmitter's stimulation dial to "0" and the mode selection dial to "C".
- With the receiver turned off, hold down the on/off button on the receiver until the LED light begins to rapidly blink green.
- While the green LED is rapidly blinking on the receiver, press the button on the transmitter of the color you would like to code the receiver to. The LED light on the receiver will blink every 4 seconds when coding is complete.
Attention! Turn the mode selection dial to "P", or "L", to checkthat unit has been coded properly.
Changing the Contact Point Length
The Dogtra EDGE comes equipped with standard ⅝" contact points that can be extended to ¾" contact points to use on dogs with longer coats. To increase the contact point length from ⅝" to ¾", follow the steps below.
- Using the included adjustment tool with the side marked ⅝", unscrew the contact points counter-clockwise.
- Place the contact point extension over the exposed threads, flat side down.
- Place the contact points over the extensions and tighten the contact points and extensions clockwise using the adjustment tool with the side marked ¾".
Caution Tighten until firmly in place. Be careful not to over tighten.
To shorten the contact points back to the standard ⅝", start with the adjustment tool with the side marked ¾", remove the contact point extensions, and tighten the contact points with the adjustment tool with the side marked ⅝".
Attaching the Belt Clip
Follow the instructions below to attach the included belt clip to the transmitter.
- Align the belt clip to the grooves on the back of the transmitter.
- With a firm grip, screw on the belt clip's Phillips head screws with a screwdriver.
Caution! Tighten until firmly in place. Be careful not to over tighten.
Using the Test Light
- Turn on the receiver by pressing the on/off button. The indicator light will come on for a moment then blink once every 4 seconds, showing that the receiver is ready to use (the receiver needs to be charged if the indicator light is red).
- Turn the transmitter on by holding down the on/off button on the transmitter. The LED will blink every 4 seconds and the LCD screen will show the remaining battery life.
- Place the test light, included in the package contents, on the contact points as shown in the diagram.
- Watch the test light as you push the Nick button on the transmitter. It should light up for just a moment. The higher the intensity, the brighter the test light will be. Watch the test light as you push the Constant button on the transmitter. It should light up as long as the button is pressed. However, as a safety feature, the receiver will automatically stop the stimulation if the Constant button is pressed for 12 seconds or longer.
- Turn the Rheostat Dial on the transmitter clockwise and then counterclockwise. The test light should glow brighter with higher levels of stimulation and dimmer with lower levels.
NOTE: The test light may not be visible if the intensity level is set below level ten.
Replacing the Battery
The EDGE batteries are user replaceable. To replace the battery in the transmitter, follow the instructions below.
- Begin with the transmitter turned off.
- Unscrew the two Phillips head screws attached to the back of the belt clip and remove the belt clip.* Unscrew the screws with a firm grip, taking extra caution to not strip the screws.
- Unscrew the two screws on the back of the transmitter. * Unscrew the screws with a firm grip, taking extra caution to not strip the screws.
- Holding the battery wire, detach the wire from the battery connector plug (see image on next page).
- Holding the battery wire of the new battery, plug the wire in to the battery connector plug.
- Check that the battery connector wire is firmly inserted into the plug. The battery wires must be inside the battery compartment tucked neatly along the right side of the battery.
- Fasten the battery cover and the belt clip back on the transmitter with the four screws.
Attention! The battery wire plugs indented to fit in one way to the connector.
To replace the battery in the receiver, follow the instructions below.
- Begin with the receiver turned off.
- Remove the strap and unscrew the Phillips head screws on the four corners of the receiver.* Unscrew the screws with a firm grip, taking extra caution to not strip the screws.
- Remove the front case. While holding the battery wire, detach the wire from the battery connector plug.
- Holding the battery wire of the new battery, plug the wire in to the battery connector plug.
- Check that the battery connector wire is firmly inserted into the plug. The battery wires must be inside the battery compartment.
Be sure the rubber-charging cap is securely in place when the receiver is in use. After each training session, carefully inspect the unit for any missing parts or damage to the casing. Damaged or broken casing may affect the waterproof guarantee on the unit. After confirming that there is no damage to the casing, rinse the receiver and clean out any dirt or debris.
The ARC should be fully charged before storing for extended periods. While in storage, the unit should be given a full charge once a month, and before the first use. Store the units in room temperature. Do not keep the units exposed to extreme climates.
If the unit is malfunctioning, please refer to the "Troubleshooting Guide" before sending it to Dogtra for service. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call customer service at (888) 811-9111.
- My dog is not reacting to the receiver.
- Make sure the receiver and transmitter are turned on by holding down the on/off button on the transmitter and place the two red dots together to turn on the receiver until it illuminates.
- Make sure the collar strap is tight enough so both contact points are touching the dog's skin.
- The contact points may be too short for the dog. To place an order for longer contact points that are more appropriate for your dog, please call (888) 811-9111. If you are already using the longest contact points available, you might need to trim down the hair on the dog's neck so both contact points are touching the dog's skin.
- The intensity level may be too low for your dog. Keep increasing the stimulation until the dog responds, usually with neck movement, head shaking, looking over its shoulder, etc. (response may be very subtle).
- Your tolerance may be higher than your dogs. We recommend placing both contact points on your inner wrist, where the sensitivity is higher, in order to test the unit.
- The battery may be low, so check the LED light for battery life.
- The antenna(s) may be damaged. To order parts, please contact customer service at (888) 811-9111 or go to www.dogtra.com.
- The range indicated on the unit's box is for flat terrain. Heavy brush, trees, hills, or moisture will affect the range of your unit. For best range, hold the transmitter vertically above your head, and/or try moving to higher ground.
- Any electrical conductors will affect the range, such as cars, chain-link dog runs, metal structures, and radio towers. For best results, operate away from these items.
- The batteries might not be charged properly, or the charger, splitter, and the charging port may not be functioning properly. You can send in your charging units to have us inspect them.
- The charging pin may be damaged. Inside the charging port, there is a metal pin that should be standing straight up and stiff. If the pin is wobbling, broken, or missing, you will need to send the unit in to the Repair Department. The charging port must be clean prior to charging; clean the dirt out with a cotton swab and some rubbing alcohol. If the dog is in salt-water, be sure to rinse the receiver and charging port with clean water.
- If the above does not resolve your issues, contact Dogtra customer service at email@example.com or (888) 811-9111.