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Friday, August 21st 2009, 3:01pm

How do you test signal from controller?

I need to check to see if I'm getting the right signal from the Rainbird controller to the valve. What instrument do I need and what am I looking for ( voltage?)? What is the normal reading I should be seeing at the solenoid?


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Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 9:09pm

With an AC volt meter, you should be getting about 24 volts.


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Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 6:59am

AC volts is just the beginning, an indication that something is there. If you want to check the electrical wiring in your sprinkler system, the simplest way is with resistance measurements. For advanced students, you check AC current and that displays actual operating conditions.


Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 8:24pm

you just need a chatterbox/ activator, from armada. thats what i have. and it works fantastic. dont count out a meter though.

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