What does an irrigation controller do?

What does an irrigation controller do?

An irrigation controller is a device to operate automatic irrigation systems such as lawn sprinklers and drip irrigation systems. Most controllers have a means of setting the frequency of irrigation, the start time, and the duration of watering.

What is a hunter controller?

Irrigation controllers are sometimes called irrigation timers. Hunter’s lineup offers an array of user-friendly features and smart controller water-saving options built to fit any landscape irrigation system.

Did Skydrop go out of business?

At the end of 2018 and after exhausting all options, Skydrop ownership made the difficult decision to discontinue operations. The immediate concern was for the many loyal customers that would see their smart controllers reduced to being dumb traditional timers when the Skydrop Cloud ceased operating.

Are controllers the same as sprinkler timers?

Controller Stations Each station regulates one zone or area of the lawn sprinkler system. When selecting irrigation controllers, know how many stations the system needs. Choose a sprinkler timer with extra stations, in case of later expansion.

How long does irrigation controller last?

5 to 10 years
One of the components that you may need to replace regularly are the wires, often due to improper installation and corrosion. Valves will give you 10 to 15 years of service, while controllers 5 to 10 years.

Are Hunter irrigation controllers good?

The Hunter X-Core Outdoor Irrigation Controller is a very good, easy to use Controller. I do Handy Man jobs and had worked on irrigation systems that used this Controller.

How does Hunter irrigation controller work?

Hunter controllers allow you to setup multiple Start Times to run programs more than once a day. At each Start Time the controller will cycle through all the Station Run Times on that given program. You can eliminate Start Times using the arrow buttons and finding OFF in between 11:45pm and 12:00am or midnight.

What is an irrigation control box?

No matter what name you use, the sprinkler control box is the primary brain behind your sprinkler system. Sprinkler control boxes provide property owners the ability to program the controller to establish lawn watering schedules with a built-in calendar and a choice of timing programs.

What is a station on a sprinkler system?

STATION. A circuit on the controller which activates a single control valve in the irrigation system to control watering for a particular zone.

Why is my Skydrop not working?

Connection problems with Skydrop Cloud usually fall into two categories: Your connection from your device is inconsistent or down. Please check your network connection for your device. If you have verified that your connection to the Internet is functioning properly, Skydrop Cloud could be down.

How do I reset my Skydrop controller?

If the steps above do not correct the problem, you may want to try a reboot. The power button is located underneath and towards the center of the controller. Hold the power button down until the controller jog dial glows yellow, wait 10 seconds, then press the button again to power back on.

What retic controllers can we install?

Retic controllers: We can install various modern retic controllers including Rainbird ESP-RZX, Hunter X-Core, Rainbird ESP-Me and the Wifi enabled “Hydrawise”: Rainbird ESP-RZX 6 or 8 station outdoor controller:  Extremely reliable, durable and are very simple to use.

What is a reticulation controller and how does it work?

At the heart of virtually every irrigation system – is the reticulation controller. Most retic controllers are mains powered, either by being hard wired to mains voltage, or through a corded 10a plug and GPO socket.

What does the retic repair man specialise in?

The Retic Repair Man Specialises in the following services. 1 Submersible Pumps. 2 System Upgrades and Extensions. 3 Solenoid and Valve Repairs or Replacement. 4 Locating and repairing broken wires.

Why do I need a master valve on my reticulation system?

If you find any sprinklers in your reticulation system are leaking or will not close properly, the master valve ensures there’s no water running through the system at all from the mains when your retic is turned off. It can, therefore, help to minimise water wastage.