Will Husqvarna EPOS™ Technology work in my garden?
The below information will help you assess your garden to see if this technology is suited to the layout of your lawn before you invest. A mandatory garden check will be carried out by your local dealer on the purchase of one of the Husqvarna Automower® NERA mower models with the Husqvarna EPOS Plug-in Kit.
The reference station needs to be mounted at a minimum height of 2 m (6.6 ft) and within reach of a power supply. It should have an open view of the sky, a cone of at least 135° degrees is needed for reliable operation on your lawn and for optimal coverage the reference station needs to see the same satellites as the mower does.
The charging station needs to be placed with an open area in front of it and with good visiblity of the sky, so it can not be placed under trees or a roof. It also needs to have access to a power supply. The distance between elevated objects, like hedges or buildings, must be at least 6 m (19.7 ft) wide so not to block the signal between the satellites and the charging station.
If your lawn has narrow passages with elevated objects on either side, like buildings, hedges or trees, the distance between these should be at least 4 m (13.1 ft) to ensure that there is reliable coverage in these areas. For areas narrower than 4 m (13.1 ft), a transport path can be created so that the mower can pass through this passage but will not mow.
If there are buildings, hedges or trees in the work area that are in a L-shaped form, these can block the satellite signals, which can affect how the mower operates in this area. For example, in the inner corner of an L-shaped house, the work area would need to be placed at least 1.5 m (4.9 ft) from the building.
If there are buildings, hedges or trees in the work area that are in a U-shaped form these can block the satellite signals, which can affect how the mower operates in this area. The minimum width in any direction should be at least 6 m (19.7 ft) for the mower to operate reliably in that area. If the U-shaped object is a building which is higher than 3 m (9.8 ft), then the width needs to be double the height of the building to ensure coverage.
If there are trees on the lawn where the mower should mow and the crown of the tree or several trees is wider than 4 m (13.1 ft), then this can affect the satellite signal. This means that the mower will lose the possibility to get an accurate position from the satellite, which can affect how the mower operates.
The mower uses other sensors to continue mowing a certain distance with an accurate position, so trees with less than 4 m (13.1 ft) coverage will not affect this.
For trees which are close to hedges or buildings, the distance between the crown of the tree and the object should be at least 4 m (13.1 ft). The mower uses other sensors to continue mowing a certain distance with an accurate position, but large, dense trees close to objects can cause the mower to make operational stops as the satellite signals are blocked.