How to use Reed R8001 Laser Distance Meter
Measuring Range Reed R8001 measuring range is limited to 50m. To increase the measurement range during daylight or if the target has poor reflection properties you can use a target plate.
Reference Level Settings Press the “Reference” button to take the selection from the top of the instrument. A special beep sounds whenever the reference setting is changed.
Distance Unit Settings To change the unit of measurements just hold down the “Backlight/Unit” button for a few seconds and toggle between all units of measure. You can choose between m, ft, in, and ft + in.
Single Distance Measurements Firstly, you have to activate the laser by pressing “the On/Measure” button. Now trigger the dsitance measurement by pressing the button again. The measured value will be displayed immediately.
Continuous (Tracking)/Max & Min Measurement For example, the user can move from a wall to the required distance, while the actual distance can be read continuously. To activate this function press the Max/Min button until the indicator for continuous measurements appears on the display. Press it again or press the On/Measure button to stop the function. The function is terminated after 100 continuous measurements.
Addition/Subtraction Press the “Plus button” to add the current measurement to the previous measurement. Press the “On/Measure” button to add the second measured value; the result will automatically display. Press the “Minus” button to subtract the current measurement from the previous measurement. Press the “On/Measure” button for the result to be shown in the summary line and the previous measurement will be shown in the second line. Press the “Clear” button for the last step to be cancelled. Press the “Max/Mi”n button to return to single distance measurement mode.
Area Measurement With this Laser Distance Meter you can automatically calculate the area/surface and the results will be displayed in the summary line on the display. Press the “Area/Volume” button once to enter Area Measurement mode. Start making the first measurement ( for length) by pressing the “On/Measure” button. Press the On/Measure button again to take the second measurement (width). Now the instrument will calculate the area automatically and display the summary lint on the display.
Volume Measurement Press the Area/Volume button twice to enter Area Measurement mode. Press the On/Measure button to take the first measurement (length), press the On/Measure button again to take the second measurement (width), press the On/Measure button again to take the third measurement (height). Then the volume is automatically calculated and displayed in the summary line on the display.
Indirect Measurement This is used to determine a distance using two auxiliary measurements. Press the Indirect Measurement button once, the icon will appear on the display. Aim at the highest point and press the On/Measure button to take the measurement. Holding the instrument as horizontal as possible press and hold the On/Measure button to trigger continuous measurement, the horizontal line is measured and shown in the summary and secondary lines.
Three Point Measurement Press the Indirect Measurement button twice, the icon will appear on the display. Aim at the highest point (1) and press the On/Measure button to trigger the measurement. Holding the instrument as horizontal as possible press and hold the On/Measure button to trigger continuous measurement and sweep the laser up and down over the ideal target point (2), press the On/Measure button again to confirm the value. Aim at the lower point (3) and press the On/Measure button to trigger the measurement. The results are shown in the summary and secondary lines at the same time.
REED R8001 Specifications
|Measuring Range||5cm to 50m|
|Laser||Class 2, 635nm, <1mW|
|Power Supply||2 x 1.5V AAA batteries|
|Battery Life||Up to 5,000 measurements|
|Dimensions||110 x 45 x 27 mm|