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TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 12-01/2012
spare 110V AC chargers are
available for purchase from
WS International or their local
distributor in Europe & Africa.
The signal meter itself can
easily be held in one hand and
is 149x97x60mm in size. It
comes in a black housing and
sports a 23x97mm LCD dis-
play on the front panel. A set
of four blue-colored function
buttons along with a single
status LED can also be found
on the front panel. There’s
also a small speaker on the
left side of the front panel. On
the rear panel you’ll find the
LNB “F” input connector along
with a looped-through output
connector. There you’ll also
find the 16 VDC input jack as
well as a USB interface.
Before doing anything else,
the rechargeable batteries
need to be installed into the
7100 Pro signal meter. The
battery compartment is lo-
cated on top of the meter
and is accessed by opening
the top cover. All eight re-
chargeable batteries supplied
with the meter need to be in-
stalled. The inside of the bat-
tery compartment is clearly
marked to help prevent the
batteries from being installed
incorrectly. The manufac-
turer recommends charging
the batteries for at least five
hours before using the signal
The satellite meter is fully
recharged, the LED turned off
and the display showed the
message “Charged Stop”.
“Charged Stop”. This is a very
interesting feature that let’s
you keep an eye on the prog-
ress of a charging cycle.
Now that the meter is fully
charged, we can start putting
it through its paces. Turn-
ing the meter on is a simple
matter of holding down the F4
function button for about two
seconds. The very first screen
to appear asks you to decide
whether or not you want the
backlight for the LCD display
turned on. Simply push the
F1 button for “Day” (back-
light off) or the F2 button for
“Night” (backlight on). If you
don’t make a choice within ten
seconds, the meter automati-
cally turns itself off.
There are four menus built
into the meter: Additional
Functions, Manual Search,
Auto Search and Motor 1.2.
The left and right arrow but-
tons (F2 and F3) can be used
to move between the differ-
ent menus. The “OK” button
Keeping track of the charging cycle
meter for the first time. The
meter weighs in at about 1 Lb
7 oz (645g) with the batter-
ies installed. When the power
supply is plugged in to the
signal meter, not only does
the status LED illuminate red,
but progress of the charge is
also shown on the LCD dis-
play. There’s a timer to indi-
cate how long the meter has
been charging and there’s
also an indicator to show the
voltage level of the batteries.
When we plugged in the pow-
er supply, the timer started at
00:00 and the voltage level
was at 10.5V. Although the
manufacturer recommended
an initial charge time of five
hours, we let the signal me-
ter charge overnight. At the
end of the charging cycle,
the LED turned off and the
display showed the message