Hunter X-Core Controllers

Hunter X-Core Controllers

This entry-level residential controller offers simple operation with “smart” Solar Sync compatibility. With easy-to-configure control for up to 8 stations, including 3 programs and 4 start times each, the X-Core is the perfect solution for residential applications. Plug in the revolutionary Solar Sync ET sensor and the X-Core is converted into a “smart controller,” that regulates irrigation runtimes based on locally measured weather. X-Core is also compatible with Hunter remotes for quick, wireless activation of irrigation. Installation, operation and maintenance are designed to be simple while still delivering optimal efficiency or reliability.


KEY BENEFITS

  • Number of stations: 4, 6, or 8
  • Solar Sync™ accessory saves water based on local weather conditions
  • Built-in key lock on outdoor models protects against vandalism
  • 3 flexible programs with 4 start times each and up to 4-hour run times
  • QuickCheck™ provides simple diagnostics of faulty field wiring
  • Hide Programs setting shows 1 program and 1 start time for simplification
  • Suspend irrigation up to 99 days during the off-season
  • Short-circuit protection detects wiring faults and skips the station without system damage
  • Easy Retrieve™ memory backs up the full irrigation schedule
  • Delay Between Stations for slow-closing valves or pump recharge
  • Cycle and Soak prevents water waste and runoff in areas with elevation changes or tight soils
  • Seasonal adjustment for quicker schedule adjustments without changing run times

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Specs
Type Fixed Station Controller Fixed Station Controller Fixed Station Controller Fixed Station Controller Fixed Station Controller Fixed Station Controller
Material Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic
Colour Grey, Blue Grey, Blue Grey, Blue Grey, Blue Grey, Blue Grey, Blue
IP Rating Non-Weatherproof Weatherproof Non-Weatherproof Weatherproof Non-Weatherproof Weatherproof
Power Supply 240v AC 240v AC 240v AC 240v AC 240v AC 240v AC
Power Output 24v AC 24v AC 24v AC 24v AC 24v AC 24v AC
No. of Programs 3 3 3 3 3 3
No. of Start Times 4 4 4 4 4 4
No. of Zones 4 4 6 6 8 8
Max. Run Time 240 Minutes 240 Minutes 240 Minutes 240 Minutes 240 Minutes 240 Minutes
  • 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!

  • There’s no single answer for any system because of a range of factors. So work with trial and error. If you’ve got no idea, maybe start at 5-10 mins. Then think about watering days depending on the time of year, if it’s summer, everyday, but winter maybe once a week.

  • 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. If you need help on how to do that, you can get started right here!

  • 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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