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Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 9:17pm

by Wet_Boots

the simplest wired rain sensors are mechanical switches that require no power input whatsoever

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 8:15pm

by donl1150

but don't the wired ones also require 24 VAC? I am wondering if there is a battery powered sensor to go along with the battery powered controller. I have an inquiry into Toro so hopefully they may be able to steer me in the right direction.

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 6:09pm

by Wet_Boots

Go with a wired sensor, or be prepared to spend $$$ to come up with a jury rig to power a 24VAC receiver.

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 5:35pm

by donl1150

Need rain sensor for Toro battery operated controller

Just finishing installation of my system. Since I don't have power outside near where I wanted my controller, I chose the Toro DDC WP series controller which is battery operated.

Now I am in need of a rain sensor. I want a wireless one but it seems you need 24 vac power to the receiver portion on the ones I have seen. The transmitter portion is battery operated. Are there sensors that are battery operated both transmitter & receiver?