Your Whistle base station does more than just charge the Whistle tracker. It also helps to extend the battery life of the tracker itself.
The base station contains a short range radio. When your pet's tracker is close to the station, the tracker "hears" the radio signal and automatically switches to power saving mode, reducing the load on the battery. This area is known as the beacon zone and stretches in a circle that ends approximately 150 - 200 feet away from the base station.
Note: Keep in mind that the radio signal can be blocked by walls or large metal objects such as appliances.
When your pet moves out of this beacon zone, the tracker automatically switches back to normal mode.
1. Place the base station in a location that is indoors, in an open area, and closest to where your pet spends most of its time.
2. Make sure the station is within your Whistle zone.
Note: Only use the original USB cable and adapter that came with your Whistle GPS tracker. Do not plug the base station into your computer or any other device.
3. Plug the base station into any wall outlet and wait for the power light to appear.
If you have a Tagg GPS Plus, click here for information on setting up the base station.