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Garden Guy

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Location: USA

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Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:22am

Hunter Pro-C - Turn power back on?

The irrigation company turned off the power to the Pro-C controller after winterizing the system last fall. There is no display at all. There is full power to the transformer and the display works when the battery is put back in, but it says No AC. I called the guy and he said he turned the power off behind the clock. He said it protects the system during the winter. What does that mean? Has he rigged the system so I cant use it unless I hire him to turn the power back on? Any one know what he did so I can get my system running? I'm thinking he used the Module Easy-Lock, took out a module and turned something off and then replaced it. I don't want to mess with these without specific instructions. Any ideas?
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jmduke7

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Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida

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Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:43am

Look and see if the ribbon cable is plugged into the rear of the faceplate, also check and see if there are two yellow wires connected to the slot that reads 24v AC. If all of these are plugged in and are correct, take a multi meter and list the readings across the two wires on the 24V AC slots. They should read 24 - 28 volt AC.
Josh
Irrigation /Landscape Lighting / Pump and Well Specialist

Garden Guy

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Location: USA

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Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:49am

There is a ribbon cable hanging there and it did not seem to turn anything on when I plugged it in. The wires are all connected. The transformer is warm and giving out power. Is the ribbon the key to this problem? Do I need to plug it in and reset anything? Thanks for the info.
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jmduke7

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Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida

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Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:52am

Yes, plug the ribbon cable in and make sure the battery is fresh. You should get a reading of some sort on the display.
Josh
Irrigation /Landscape Lighting / Pump and Well Specialist

Garden Guy

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Monday, May 7th 2007, 9:55am

Excellent, Thanks for the info !!
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Tom

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Monday, May 7th 2007, 10:08am

this winter just turn the dial to the off or rain setting.

Garden Guy

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Monday, May 7th 2007, 10:16am

I may use someone else to winterize the system. I don't see any harm in just turning it off. I'm thinking that I may have lost my programing from last summer. It took me a while to get it watering correctly.
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lush96

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Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 7:03pm

wrong tom. in the winter just pull the transformer out of the outlet. his service tech had the right idea by disconnecting power, he just did it in a way that wasn't customer friendly. you should definitely cut power off during the winter. but just unplug it. why risk a power surge destroying the timer when it can be easily avoided.

lush96

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Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 7:06pm

so garden guy. there can possibly be harm in leaving it on. chances are against it, but why risk it. as far as losing your programming, you should really take the time to learn your controller. they arent hard to learn and its something you really should know how to do. the pro-c is very easy to learn.

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 10:28pm

For customers that don't know controllers, especially the older ones, leaving it plugged in makes more sense.

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