How to create a secondary area in an Automower® installation

If a part of your lawn is close to, but not directly connected to the rest of the lawn, you can designate this location as a secondary area. This is useful, for example, if your front garden and back garden are not connected by a passage that the mower can travel through, or if you wish to share your Automower® robotic lawn mower with your nearest neighbour. By using a secondary area, you only need to create one installation—with a single charging station and one boundary wire. The boundary wire is laid out in a loop around the entire work area.

Automower installation with secondary area

Understanding secondary areas

  • The work area with the charging station is referred to as the main area (A).
  • The secondary area (B) is not connected to the main area by a passage.
  • The boundary wire must be laid out in a loop around the entire work area (A+B). Please note that the recommended maximum length of the boundary wire is 800 metres/2600 feet (for Aspire R4: 300 metres/980 feet).

Operating in a secondary area

To operate the mower in the secondary area, manually move the mower to the secondary area and select Start > Secondary area in the mower display or in the Automower® Connect app.

In Secondary area mode, the mower operates for a selected period of time or until the battery runs out. It will not search for the charging station. After mowing in a secondary area, you must manually place the mower in the charging station to recharge.

Remember to set the mower to Main area mode before returning it to the charging station, otherwise it will not resume operation according to the schedule.

AIM technology and secondary areas

This section applies only to Automower® models that support AIM Technology:

The virtual map (My Lawn) created by AIM Technology does not display any secondary areas and cannot be used to establish work areas or stay-out zones in a secondary area. Despite the secondary area not being included in the virtual map, you can mow the area as usual; the mower will follow the boundary wire. You will still need to manually move the mower to the secondary area.

During the mapping of the lawn in your primary work area, you can move your mower to the secondary area as necessary without interfering with the mapping process.

For personalised assistance with your robotic lawn mower, please contact your local Husqvarna dealer.

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