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Chad

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Wednesday, March 6th 2002, 6:50am

Can I use any brand Rain Shutoff device?

I have an Irritorl MC Plus Series system and would like to know what type of automatic rain shut off device will work with it. Can any brand Rain Shutoff Device be used on any brand controller?



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Wednesday, March 6th 2002, 7:03am

Any of the brand rain shut off devices will work with any brand controller. The rain shutoff device splices into the ground wire as it comes to the controller and when it rains the device acts like it is cutting the ground wire and then as it dries out it reconnects the ground wire.

Here is the link to a page on SprinklerWarehouse.com where the instructions for all the various brand Rain Shutoff devices are located:
http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/manuals/Sensor_Manuals.shtml#RainBird

Here is the link to the instructions for the Hunter mini-clik rain shutoff device which is our most popular:
http://www.hunterindustries.com/Resources/PDFs/Instructions/lit315w.pdf

<b>Wiring to controllers other than Hunter brand</b>
The two most common situations are shown below. For non-standard wiring situations, please consult Sprinkler Warehouse.

<b>24 Volt Solenoid Valves Only (No booster pump)</b>
With the two wires from the Mini-Clik at the controller, locate the "common ground" wire of the solenoid valves. If it is connected to the common terminal disconnect it. Attach one wire of the Mini-Clik to the "common" terminal (usually marked "C") on the controller. Attach the other wire of the Mini-Clik to the common wire leading to the valves. Note: The common wire to the valves does not have to be interrupted at the controller. The Mini-Clik may be wired anywhere along the common wire line.

<b>24 Volt Solenoid Valves with Booster Pump</b>
Locate the common wire to the solenoid valves and the common wire leading to the coil of the relay that starts the pump. If these two wires are connected to the "common" terminal on the controller, disconnect both of them. Twist together these two wires along with one wire from the Mini-Clik, and secure with a wire nut. Attach the other wire of the Mini-Clik to the "common" terminal on the controller. Note: The pump circuit output must be 24 Volts in this situation. Do not proceed if 110V.
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Edited by - sprinklerWarehouse Irrigator on Mar 06 2002 1:06:25 PM

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Friday, March 12th 2004, 11:40am

yes , you can always cut into the common and connect any brand of rain sensor.

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