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The last 6 posts

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 10:16pm

by HooKooDooKu

I've got to agree with MrFixIt and WetBoots on this one.

Do you REALLY need to insure exact irrigation times that well? Is the power that unreliable?

If the answer is yes, then WetBoot's idea is most likely the easiest to impliment for about the cost of a new controller.

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 3:34pm

by sanzen96

they have a variety of timers that run soley on batterys. the hunter hybrid is good, but check around.

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 5:06pm

by hi.todd

Hunter has a battery operated hybrid XC controller but you need to use special solenoids with the valves.

This can be a good solution.

It is pretty new. Regular batteries.

Good Luck


Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 12:10am

by mrfixit

Rolling blackouts

I'm just curious as to why you're worried about rolling blackouts? Those only happen during peak hours on hot days and only last a couple of hours. You probably shouldn't be watering when it's 100 degrees out anyway. Your back up battery should be sufficient for rolling blackouts.

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 9:03am

by Wet_Boots

Just purchase a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) and plug the controller into it. Same thing that keeps a computer going during a blackout, but for a longer time, since a controller will only be drawing 20 watts or so of power when a sprinkler zone is running.

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 7:07am

by India (Guest)

Battery Operated Contoller?

Hello, I was wondering if there was a controller that would stay on even when the power went out. I know there are controllers that have "memory", I looking for one that will work with, say, Rolling black out?