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Thursday, May 31st 2007, 5:51am

by keepsafesystems.ca

I hate it when people do that

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 1:38pm

by Wet_Boots

Current demand is immaterial. Exposure of very-low-power controller circuitry to external wiring is problematical, as anyone trying to extend the length of a Hunter SRR connector can attest to. No reason that someone can't manufacture such a controller, that would accept sensor 'commands' - but economics argue against it. Figure that this would be something for the 'home automation' type of electronics.

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 9:13am

by keepsafesystems.ca

There really shouldn't be any more of a current demand on the system. All detection would be external, just another way of activating the flow. I guess it hasn't really come up in the past. Interesting to know about the hose end products.

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 8:01am

by Wet_Boots

There already are motion-activated sprinklers. Strictly a hose-end product, to deter animals. No reason they won't work against people. As for controllers accepting motion-sensor input to 'command' watering, I expect it isn't practical, from an economic standpoint. The very-low-power circuitry of a sprinkler controller doesn't easily allow for much in the way of inputs.

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 6:14am

by keepsafesystems.ca

dry contact activation of controller

I own an alarm company in Vancouver British Columbia. I was just looking at my webstats and noticed someone was looking for a motion detector that activated a sprinkler system. My mind quickly starting picturing a soaking wet crackhead running away from the scene of a potential crime. After all, water drastically reduces the re-sale value of a flat screen monitor.

It seems like a fairly easy concept, connect an alarm output to a dry contact input. Is there such a beast in the water world that would accept a dry contact input to trigger a zone of sprinklers? This could be really fun.[:D]

Cheers,

Heinz