Handheld Laser Distance Meter
Carefully read the Safety Instructions and the User Manual before using this product. The person responsible for the instrument must ensure that all users understand these directions and adhere to them.
The symbols used in these Safety Instructions have the following meanings:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended use which, if not avoided, will result in serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended use which, if not avoided, may result in minor injury and/or in material, financial and environmental damage.
Important paragraphs which must be adhered to in practice as they enable the product to be used in a technically correct and efficient manner.
Using the Measurer
- Measuring distances.
- Computing functions, e.g. areas and volumes.
- Indirect measurement (Pythagoras proposition).
- Plus or minus measurement.
- Tilt measurement.
- Using the instrument without instruction.
- Using outside the stated limits.
- Deactivation of safety systems and removal of explanatory and hazard labels.
- Opening of the equipment by using tools (screwdrivers, etc.), when not sp[ecifically instructed to in this manual.
- Carrying out modification or repairs of the product.
- Use after misappropriation.
- Use of accessories from other manufacturers without express approval.
- Deliberate or irresponsible behaviour on scaffolding, when using ladders, when measuring near machines which are running or near parts of machines or installations which are unprotected.
- Aiming directly into the sun.
- Deliberate dazzling of third parties, including in the dark.
- Inadequate safeguards at the surveying site (e.g. when measuring on the road).
Limits of use
See the section “Technical Data”. This product is designed for use in areas permanently habitable by humans, do not use the product in explosion hazardous areas or in aggressive environments.
Areas of responsibility
Responsibilities of the person-in-charge of the instrument:
The person responsible for the instrument must ensure that the equipment is used in accordance with the instructions. This person is also accountable for the deployment of personnel and for their training and for the safety of the equipment when in use. The person in charge of the instrument has the following duties:
- To understand the safety instructions on the product and the instructions in the User Manual.
- To be familiar with local safety regulations relating to accident prevention.
- To inform Kogan.com immediately if the equipment becomes unsafe.
Hazards in use
If the instrument is defective or if it has been dropped, misused or modified.
- Carry out test measurements periodically. Particularly after the instrument has been subject to abnormal use and before, during or after important measurements. Make sure the optics is kept clean and that there is no mechanical damage to the bumpers.
When using the instrument for distance measurements or for positioning moving objects (e.g. cranes, building equipment, platforms, etc. ) unforeseen events may cause erroneous measurements.
- Only use this product as a measuring sensor, not as a controlling device.
Only use the device in environments where an incorrect measurement or malfunction will not cause damage. Always have safety precautions and redundancies in place.
Flat batteries must not be disposed of with regular household waste. Care for the environment by taking them to the collection points provided in accordance with national or local regulations.
The product must not be disposed of with household waste. Dispose of the product appropriately in accordance with the national regulations in your country. Always prevent access to the product by unauthorised personnel.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
The term "electromagnetic compatibility" is taken to mean the capability of the product to function smoothly in an environment where electromagnetic radiation and electrostatic discharges are present and without causing electromagnetic interference to other equipment.
The product conforms to the most stringent requirements of the relevant standards and regulations. Yet, the possibility of it causing interference in other devices cannot be totally excluded.
Never attempt to repair the product yourself. In case of damage, contact the Kogan.com.
Integrated distance meter
The distance meter produces a visible laser beam which emerges from the front of the instrument. It is a Class 2 laser product in accordance with: IEC60825-1:2014 “Radiation safety of laser products”.
Laser Class 2 products
Do not stare into the laser beam or direct it towards other people unnecessarily. Eye protection is normally afforded by aversion responses including the blink reflex.
Looking directly into the beam with an optical lens (e.g. binoculars, telescopes) can be hazardous.
- Do not look directly into the beam with an optical lens.
Looking into the laser beam may be hazardous to the eyes.
- Do not stare into the beam. Do not look into the laser beam. Make sure the laser is aimed above or below eye level (particularly with fixed installations, in machines, etc.)
- Remove the battery compartment lid and attach the hand strap.
- Insert the batteries in the correct polarity.
- Close the battery compartment.
Replace the batteries, when the display shows "203".
Only use alkaline batteries.
Remove the batteries before any long period of non-use to avoid the danger of corrosion.
Setting the unit for distance measurements
- Press for a long time to set the unit.
- The following units are available: m (meter), ft (feet), in (inch), ft +/in, (feet-inch-1/16)
- Press for a long time to turn beeps on or off.
- Press and hold down the button when switching on the device until appears permanently on the display and you hear a beep. Pressing the button again will show a distance measurement. Press and hold the button to switch the device and Laser continuous operation off.
Switching On or Off
- Switches on the instrument and laser. The display shows the battery symbol until the next button is pressed.
- Pressing this button for longer switches the instrument off.
- The device switches off automatically after 3 minutes of inactivity.
The last action is cancelled. While making area or volume measurements, single measurements can be deleted and remeasured in series.
Measuring Reference Setting
The default reference setting is from the rear of the instrument, meaning that the measurement includes the length of the device. It will show . on the display.
Long press to take the next measurement from the front edge. The display will show . Press the button, and the reference will be set to the rear again.
Single Distance Measurement
- Press to activate the laser. Press again to trigger the distance measurement. The result will be displayed immediately.
This function allows the user to measure the minimum or maximum distance from a fixed measuring point. It can also be used to determine spacing. It is commonly used to measure room diagonals (maximum values) or horizontal distances (minimum values) or the difference of maximum and minimum.
- Press and hold down the button until you hear a beep. Then slowly sweep the laser back and forth, up and down over the desired target point - (e.g. into the corner of a room).
- Press to stop continuous measurement. The values for maximum and minimum distances are shown in the display as well as the last measured value in the summary line.
Addition/Subtraction Distance Measuring
- Press the button once, the next measurement is added to the previous one.
- Press the button once again, the next measurement is subtracted from the previous one.
- This process can be repeated as required, the measurement will be displayed in the summary line while the previous one displayed on the second line.
- Press once. The symbol appears in the display.
- Press the button to take the first length measurement (e.g. length).
- Press it again to take the second length measurement (e.g. width).
- The result will be displayed in the summary line.
- Press the button twice. The symbol appears in the display.
- Press the button to take the first length measurement (e.g. length).
- Press the button to take the second length measurement (e.g. width).
- Press the button to take the third length measurement (e.g. height).
- The volume then appears in the summary line.
- Press the button 5 times, will add one more function "history memory", can check the stored, last 10 measurement records. The button can be used for navigation.
Indirect Measurement (Pythagoras proposition)
The instrument can calculate distances using Pythagoras proposition. Make sure you adhere to the prescribed sequence of measurement:
- All target points must be in a horizontal or vertical plane.
- The best results are achieved when the instrument is rotated about a fixed point (e.g. with the positioning bracket fully folded out and the instrument placed on a wall).
- Make sure that the first measurement and the distance to be measured are at right angle. Use the Minimum/maximum function, as explained in "Measuring -> Minimum/maximum measurement".
Indirect measurement - determining a distance using 2 auxiliary measurements
E.g. for measuring building heights. It is helpful to use a tripod.
- Press the button 3 times, the display shows . The laser is switched on.
- Aim at the upper point (1) and trigger the measurement. After the first measurement the value is adopted. The result is displayed in the summary line, the partial results will show on the second line.
- Press and hold down the button to trigger continuous measurement. Sweep the laser back and forth up and down over the ideal target point.
- Press to stop continuous measurement point (2). The result is displayed in the summary line, the partial results on the second line.
Indirect measurement - determining a distance using 3 auxiliary measurements
- Press the button 4 times, the display shows the following symbol . The laser is switched on.
If the measurement is the horizontal distance, fix the instrument.
- Let the light point direct to point (1) and point (3), read angle values on the secondary line of point (1) and (3). If less than 45°, it only needs to measure the point (1) and point (3), then it will be able to confirm the distance. Otherwise, also need to measure the point (2), to determine the distance.
- Aim at the upper point (1) and trigger the measurement. After the first measurement, the value is adopted. After the measurement, if the angle sensor is turned off, keep the instrument as horizontal as possible.
- Press and hold down the button to begin continuous measurement. Sweep the laser up and down over the ideal target point (2).
- Press to stop continuous measurement (2). The value is adopted.
- The result is displayed in the summary line, the partial results in the secondary lines.
All message codes are displayed with either icon or "Error". The following errors can be corrected:
Make measurements in the correct order
Temperature is too high
Cool the device
Temperature is too low
Warm up the device
The reflected signal is too weak
Use a reflecting plate
The reflected signal is too strong
Use a reflecting plate
Ambient light is too strong
Make measurements in a less illuminated zone
Switch on/off the instrument several times. If the symbol still appears, then your instrument may be defective. Please contact Kogan support.
Cleaning & Care
Do not immerse the instrument in water. Wipe off dirt with a damp, soft cloth. Do not use aggressive cleaning agents or solutions. Handle the instrument as a camera or telescope.
|40m Instrument||70m Instrument||100m Instrument|
|Measuring range||0.05 to 40m||0.05 to 70m||0.05 to 100m|
|Laser classification||Class 2M II|
|Laser type||620-690nm, <1mW|
|Area, Volume measuring|
|Indirect (Pythagoras) measurement|
|Multi-functional end piece|
|Protection against splashes and dust||IP54|
|Temperature range for Operation||0°C to +40°C|
|Temperature range for Storage||-20°C to +70°C|
|Battery life||5000 to 8000 measurements|
|Battery selection||Lr6(AA) 2 x 1.5V|
|Laser switch-off automatically||After 30 seconds|
|Instrument switch-off automatically||After 3 minutes|
|Dimensions||121 x 56 x 28mm|
* Use a target plate to increase the measurement range during daylight or if the target has poor reflection properties.
** Measurement accuracy could reach ±2mm in good conditions (good measurement surface, room temperature). If under adverse measuring conditions, such as the light is too strong, the temperature difference is too large or the measured surface reflects weakly, the deviation over distance will increase.
The range of 40m instrument is limited to 40m, the range of 70m instrument is limited to 70m; the range of 100m instrument is limited to 100m. At night or dusk and if the target is in shadow the measuring range without target plate is increased.
Use a target plate to increase the measurement range during daylight or if the target has poor reflection properties.
Measuring errors can occur when measuring toward colourless liquids (e.g. water) or dust-free glass, Styrofoam or similar semi-permeable surfaces. Aiming at high gloss surfaces may deflect the laser beam and lead to measurement errors. Against non-reflective and dark surfaces the measuring time may increase.