Sensors

Sensors

Especially in today's climate, it is important that we don't waste water in our garden and anywhere for that matter. There's nothing worse than neighbours or passers by seeing you lawns and gardens being watered by sprinklers when it's raining, it looks bad and it means water is being wasted. Rain sensors are the answer, simply wire them up to your time clock and place the sensor on your roof guttering or a fence and your garden will only be irrigated when it needs it.

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Nymet Flow Sensors
$19.95 $24.00 Ex Tax: $19.95

Nymet Flow Sensors

These Nymet Flow Sensors are ideal for use with the WaterMe Web-Based Irrigation Controller. The pulsed output sends flow data to the controller so it can display & use water usage information. The Nymet flow sensors come in 2 sizes: 20mm: Suits 1-60lpm 25mm: Suits 2-100lpm ..

Toro TRS Wired Rain Sensor
$38.28 $58.33 Ex Tax: $38.28

Toro TRS Wired Rain Sensor

Toro's Wired Rain Sensors provide a cost-effective solution compatible with Toro and Irritrol controllers that are designed to accept a sensor device. Maintenance-free hygroscopic disks; adjustable rain sensitivity No special tools required for installation (includes Quick-Clip(TM) gutter bracket) 25' (7,6m), outdoor-rated, U..

Irritrol RS500 Wired Rain Sensor
$39.27 $60.00 Ex Tax: $39.27

Irritrol RS500 Wired Rain Sensor

Taking water conservation to the next level, Irritrol's RainSensor series conserves water by preventing irrigation. Rain sensors are designed to suspend irrigation during and after rainfall. They are easy to install and work with virtually all AC-powered automatic irrigation systems. Fully adjustable shutoff points from 3-25mm of accumul..

Orbit RX-1 Rain Sensor
$40.31 $57.75 Ex Tax: $40.31

Orbit RX-1 Rain Sensor

The Orbit RX-1 is designed for domestic irrigation systems running Orbit Time Clocks. Adjustable to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1" rainfall settings. Hygroscopic discs absorb water to activate rainswitch For use with all types of 24 Volt controllers 30 feet of connection wire included Easy one-step rain gutter mount b..

Hunter Rain-Clik Rain Sensor
$42.81 $70.00 Ex Tax: $42.81

Hunter Rain-Clik Rain Sensor

The reason to install a rain sensor is so an automatic irrigation system that is scheduled to run will be able to shut off and NOT run when it is raining, right? However, most rain-sensing devices must first accumulate a set amount of rainfall before a switch is activated that interrupts the circuit from the controller and shuts off the sys..

Hunter Mini-Clik Rain Sensor
$45.22 $70.00 Ex Tax: $45.22

Hunter Mini-Clik Rain Sensor

There's nothing more embarrassing-or more wasteful or costly-than an irrigation system that runs when it doesn't have to...in the rain. Mini-Clik provides the simplest, most effective way to prevent sprinklers from coming on during or after precipitation. It easily installs on any automatic irrigation system, then shuts sprinklers off in a ..

Rainbird RSD Series Rain Sensor
$46.24 $68.21 Ex Tax: $46.24

Rainbird RSD Series Rain Sensor

The Rain Bird® RSD Series Rain Sensor automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when it rains, so you don’t have to worry when you’re home or away. The RSD Series Rain Sensor easily connects to most irrigation system controllers. RSD Series Rain Sensors offers flexible, multiple rainfall settings which are quick and easy to adjust wi..

Hunter Freeze-Clik Frost Sensor
$76.58 $108.83 Ex Tax: $76.58

Hunter Freeze-Clik Frost Sensor

Hunter's Freeze-Clik controls irrigation system operation during freezing temperatures.Imagine going to bed while the temperature is mild, then having your automatic irrigation system go on as usual while a freeze set in overnight...and you arise to see a landscape frozen over, with ice on adjoining driveways, sidewalks and even roadways a ..

Hunter Wireless Rain-Clik Rain Sensor
$129.60 $198.00 Ex Tax: $129.60

Hunter Wireless Rain-Clik Rain Sensor

If the thought of running wires from a controller has kept you from adding rain sensors to your systems, now there's a hassle-free alternative.The Hunter Wireless Rain-Clik attaches quickly and easily--simply install the receiver unit next to your irrigation controller, then install the transmitter anywhere that the device can receive repre..

Rainbird WR2 Series Wireless Rain Sensor
$133.12 $224.40 Ex Tax: $133.12

Rainbird WR2 Series Wireless Rain Sensor

Rain sensors are becoming “must have” components for irrigation systems these days. Rain Bird designed the new WR2 wireless sensor to exceed the standard. With revolutionary features, this sensor saves time, improves system performance and enhances your reputation as a water management expert.Reliable signal transmission and other innovatio..

Hunter Solar Sync Weather Sensors
$136.85 $184.39 Ex Tax: $136.85

Hunter Solar Sync Weather Sensors

Hunter's new Solar Sync Technology takes weather-based irrigation control to a new level. It's no longer just a matter of shutting off the system when you've had a bit of rain, now it's about efficient, smart watering.It's easy to install & once it is, your Hunter controller will automatically adjust watering for increased water efficie..

Toro Wireless Rain Sensor Series
$143.99 $199.90 Ex Tax: $143.99

Toro Wireless Rain Sensor Series

Toro's Wireless Rain Sensors provide a versatile, convenient solution compatible with Toro and Irritrol controllers that are designed to accept a sensor device. Only rain sensor with a large LCD readout, displaying signal strength, temperature (freeze sensor only), remaining battery life, able water conservation levels and more. Th..

Irritrol RS1000-I Wireless Rain Sensor
$147.14 $170.00 Ex Tax: $147.14

Irritrol RS1000-I Wireless Rain Sensor

Wireless Rain Sensors include numerous unique, patented and patent-pending features that make them the ideal water management tool for all applications.Transmitter Features Rain sensing shutoff indexes at 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" 150 metre range (transmitter to receiver)Receiver Features Digital LCD display pro..

Hunter Soil-Clik Moisture Sensor
$207.90 $346.00 Ex Tax: $207.90

Hunter Soil-Clik Moisture Sensor

Hunter's Soil-Clik simplifies soil moisture sensing. It functions with a probe that uses proven technology to measure moisture within the root zone. When the probe senses that the soil has reached its desired moisture level, it will shut down irrigation, preventing water waste.Soil-Clik has two components: A moisture sensor probe, which is ..

Hunter HC (Hydrawise) Flow Meters
$212.00 $354.85 Ex Tax: $212.00

Hunter HC (Hydrawise) Flow Meters

Hunter HC flow meters measure water flow through the mains when an irrigation zone is active. The flow meter can also detect faulty valves or pipes. The flow meter also allows you to understand the amount of water being placed on your garden. A flow meter means that you can monitor your irrigation system remotely without need to visit onsite.I..

Hunter Wind-Clik Wind Sensor
$240.70 $330.95 Ex Tax: $240.70

Hunter Wind-Clik Wind Sensor

Hunter's Wind-Clik provides system information for irrigation control during high wind conditions.Look at any sprinkler’s performance chart and you’ll see that the data was gathered from tests conducted under zero wind conditions. Of course, in the real world, not every day is a calm one. And, while most sprinklers can still perform at clos..

Hunter Wireless Solar Sync Weather Sensors
$245.48 $326.70 Ex Tax: $245.48

Hunter Wireless Solar Sync Weather Sensors

Hunter's new Solar Sync Technology takes weather-based irrigation control to a new level. It's no longer just a matter of shutting off the system when you've had a bit of rain, now it's about efficient, smart watering.The wireless version just makes it all easier. With a 240 metre maximum range, it can be placed anywhere on the house or on ..

Rainbird SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor Kit
$254.80 $280.72 Ex Tax: $254.80

Rainbird SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor Kit

It’s time for a little feedback from the roots. With the new SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor Kit from Rain Bird, an irrigation controller is directly linked to the absolute moisture requirements of a site’s vegetation.When the sensor detects dry conditions, the next scheduled watering cycle is allowed. If a site’s soil moisture level is above t..

Hunter Mini-Weather Station
$305.98 $510.85 Ex Tax: $305.98

Hunter Mini-Weather Station

The Hunter Mini-Weather Station controls irrigation system operation with sensors for wind, rain, and temperature.Having a climate like a smorgasbord can make for some tricky business when it concerns your irrigation system. Of course, you can simply look out the window and decide whether to turn on the sprinklers manually each day, but tha..

Hunter Flow-Clik Water Flow Sensor
$510.38 $699.81 Ex Tax: $510.38

Hunter Flow-Clik Water Flow Sensor

The Hunter Flow-Clik automatically shuts down system if an overflow condition occurs. A ruptured pipe or broken sprinkler left undetected can result in substantial damage. Plants and ground cover can be flooded, and slopes can be eroded.The Flow-Clik™ can help identify a break before any damage can occur. The Flow-Clik can be programmed at ..

Hunter ET Weather Sensor
$595.65 $999.48 Ex Tax: $595.65

Hunter ET Weather Sensor

The Hunter ET System gathers weather data on site, continuously self-adjusts to calculate the ideal program for your landscape.Take the guesswork out of irrigation scheduling, by using your own state-of-the-art weather sensor to track your local microclimate and automatically calculate a scientific irrigation program! The Hunter ET System i..

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Sensors FAQs

Sensors FAQs
  • The main safety concern is regarding the water supply. To avoid contamination of the mains water upstream, in most municipalities, a Dual Check Valve is required at the water connection.

  • In rare applications, like on a wall under a well covered patio where the space is 100% dry all the time & not exposed to the sun, an indoor controller will continue to operate without issue. But if you’re not sure, we recommend installing an outdoor model. If something does go wrong with your controller due to water damage or the LCD screen failing from sun exposure, the warranty is voided so it’s not worth the risk.

  • A garden tap is an excellent place to connect your irrigation system. Ideally, install a connection point behind the tap (turn the water off first) so you can still use your tap to fill a bucket when you need to.

  • Yes, irrigation controllers typically have a manual function, this will allow you to both operate all zones, or each one individually as you please.

  • No, unless you’re tapping into your water supply, a plumber isn’t required. Most domestic irrigation systems can be installed by anyone half handy.

  • In some states a rain sensor is mandatory, but regardless it’s something you should include in your irrigation system. Having your system turn on in the middle of a day of rain is not only embarrassing, it’s a terrible waste of water & the overwatering is bad for your garden!

  • Well you’re in the right place! We’ve got it all here. The first step, is drawing out a plan of your garden, to scale of course. We’ve got Grid Paper in our Product Guides & all the advice you’ll need in there too!

  • We get any number of calls from people across the country who've bought from overseas & have problems. From electrical output problems to thread compatibility problems & other problems that we aren't able to help with!

    By buying from SunshowerOnline, right here in Australia, you can be sure that your warranty issues are covered, that compatibility & compliance isn't an issue & that you'll be able to get helpful after service advice. 

  • Domestic irrigation controllers will always operate zones one at a time. Even if you try to operate 2 to come on at the same time, the controller will automatically delay the operation of the second zone until after the first zone has finished running.

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