Automower®11/02/2024

How to create a secondary area in an Automower® installation

Automower installation with secondary area

If part of your lawn is close to, but not directly connected to the rest of your lawn, you can turn one of the locations into a secondary area. This is useful if your front garden is not connected to your back garden with a passage that the mower can travel through, for example, or if you want to share the Automower® robotic lawn mower with your closest neighbour. Using a secondary area, you only need to create one installation — with one charging station and one boundary wire. The boundary wire is put as one loop around the entire work area.

The following applies to secondary areas:

  • The work area with the charging station is the main area (A).
  • The secondary area (B) is not connected to the main area with a passage.
  • The boundary wire must be put as one loop around the entire work area (A + B).

Note that the recommended maximum length of the boundary wire is 800 m/2600 ft (for Aspire R4: 300 m/980 ft).

Operation in a secondary area

To start 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 when starting the mower.

In Secondary area mode, the mower cuts for a specified period of time or until the battery runs out. It will not start searching for the charging station. You must manually place it in the charging station to charge it after mowing in a secondary area.

Set the mower to Main area mode before you place it back into the charging station, otherwise it will not start operating according to the schedule again.

AIM technology and secondary areas

Only applies to Automower® models that support AIM technology:

The virtual map (My lawn) created by AIM technology will not show any secondary areas and cannot be used to create work areas or stay-out zones in a secondary area. Even though the secondary area is not included in the virtual map, you can mow the area as normal — the mower will follow the boundary wire. You still need to manually move the mower to secondary areas.

When your lawn is being mapped, you can move your mower to the secondary area as necessary without interfering with the mapping process.

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