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The last 10 posts

Monday, January 25th 2010, 1:04pm

by irrigatorTech

Valve solenoid power

The power for valves are AC, there are dc valves ( remote battery operated) which are called dc latch
Im not certain where to post this question so ... here goes



I have an irritrol rd600 system in my house with 3 zones.



Zone 1 (front yard) stopped functioning but the other zones worked.. i used a multimeter to check the output of the controller / timer and I get the same output on each of the zones.. approximately 20 - 24vAC when the timer tells each zone to turn on (this is relative to the vc (common) terminal.



I checked at the valve and it was a little low so i changed wire connections and it improved ( zone comes on most of the time...



My question is - is the system SUPPOSE to be outputting AC or DC to the valves...

The valves chatter - this is likely because they are getting AC from the controller...



Im guessing the controller should be outputting DC?



Can anyone tell me what their system does on these terminals..



My email address is phoenixx@oiptonline.net

Monday, January 25th 2010, 1:00pm

by irrigatorTech

RE: finding bad solenoid


chatters are best used on toro solenoids, sometimes work on hunter , depending on depth of valves





Good morning,

I have a section of sprinklers that do not come up. I've tried to find the solenoid but have not had any success. I was wondering if the PRO-48 - Armada Tech - Solednoid Activator / Chatterer would help me locate it.

Thank-you,

Coreen

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 1:34pm

by hi.todd

You need the 10H nozzles from rainbird or Hunter. Space them every 10 ft.

good Luck.



:thumbsup:

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 11:10am

by bastrop

rotor or spray

I have a small 10 foot strip about 120ft long next to my driveway. What is best rotors or sprays?

Monday, September 7th 2009, 3:18pm

by mrfixit

Yes the Pro-C can be expanded to include the backyard valves. The Pro-C comes as a 3 station controller. Since you have 4 valves in operation now there must be an expansion module already in place. Probably a 3 station. You should have the capability now of running 6 valves or more. Open it up and take a look. The modules come in 3 and 9 stations. Buy accordingly. Before you install the new module uplug the controller and take out the back up battery. Otherwise the controller may not recognize the change.

Good luck!

Monday, September 7th 2009, 10:57am

by k in cal

Do I need a new controller?

I just moved into a new house. The front yard is finished and I am in the process of finishing the back yard. The front yard has a Hunter Pro-c controller (outdoor) and has 4 stations attached. I will need around 4 to 6 stations for the backyard. Can I use this same controller for the backyard? I saw on-line a controller expansion module for the Pro-C that adds 3 stations.... is that what I need?

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 8:47am

by phoenixx (Guest)

AC or DC to the valves (correct email address)


Im not certain where to post this question so ... here goes



I have an irritrol rd600 system in my house with 3 zones.



Zone 1 (front yard) stopped functioning but the other zones worked.. i used a multimeter to check the output of the controller / timer and I get the same output on each of the zones.. approximately 20 - 24vAC when the timer tells each zone to turn on (this is relative to the vc (common) terminal.



I checked at the valve and it was a little low so i changed wire connections and it improved ( zone comes on most of the time...



My question is - is the system SUPPOSE to be outputting AC or DC to the valves...

The valves chatter - this is likely because they are getting AC from the controller...



Im guessing the controller should be outputting DC?



Can anyone tell me what their system does on these terminals..



My email address is phoenixx@oiptonline.net

I wrote the wrong email addy .. it is phoenixx@optonline.net



Sunday, August 16th 2009, 7:41am

by phoenixx (Guest)

Im not certain where to post this question so ... here goes



I have an irritrol rd600 system in my house with 3 zones.



Zone 1 (front yard) stopped functioning but the other zones worked.. i used a multimeter to check the output of the controller / timer and I get the same output on each of the zones.. approximately 20 - 24vAC when the timer tells each zone to turn on (this is relative to the vc (common) terminal.



I checked at the valve and it was a little low so i changed wire connections and it improved ( zone comes on most of the time...



My question is - is the system SUPPOSE to be outputting AC or DC to the valves...

The valves chatter - this is likely because they are getting AC from the controller...



Im guessing the controller should be outputting DC?



Can anyone tell me what their system does on these terminals..



My email address is phoenixx@oiptonline.net

Friday, June 26th 2009, 8:55am

by Wet_Boots

RE: my pro-c controller

My controller goes through my 5 zones but then starts over-I have used 3 button clearing and no times are in any other program other that a..Do I have it wired wrong?
Operator error. You have one start time only, no matter how many zones.

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 8:43am

by richardmumaw

my pro-c controller

My controller goes through my 5 zones but then starts over-I have used 3 button clearing and no times are in any other program other that a..Do I have it wired wrong?