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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.


  • 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

Hunter X-Core Controllers

Hunter X-Core 4 Zone Indoor ControllerSKU: ICO-HUNXCORE4IN$141.96

Hunter X-Core 4 Zone Indoor Controller

Warranty 2 Year

In stock


Hunter X-Core 4 Zone Outdoor ControllerSKU: ICO-HUNXCORE4EX$166.50

Hunter X-Core 4 Zone Outdoor Controller

Warranty 2 Year

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Hunter X-Core 6 Zone Indoor ControllerSKU: ICO-HUNXCORE6IN$165.29

Hunter X-Core 6 Zone Indoor Controller

Warranty 2 Year

In stock


Hunter X-Core 6 Zone Outdoor ControllerSKU: ICO-HUNXCORE6EX$188.91

Hunter X-Core 6 Zone Outdoor Controller

Warranty 2 Year

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Hunter X-Core 8 Zone Indoor ControllerSKU: ICO-HUNXCORE8IN$194.93

Hunter X-Core 8 Zone Indoor Controller

Warranty 2 Year

In stock


Hunter X-Core 8 Zone Outdoor ControllerSKU: ICO-HUNXCORE8EX$272.01

Hunter X-Core 8 Zone Outdoor Controller

Warranty 2 Year

In stock




Hunter X-Core Irrigation Controller - Unboxing
Hunter X-Core Programming Overview and Setting Up Program A
Hunter X-Core Programming Multiple Programs and Additional Features
X-Core® Station Repeats
X-Core Irrigation Controller Product Guide
Reset a Hunter X-Core irrigation controller


Hunter X-Core 4 Zone Indoor ControllerHunter X-Core 4 Zone Outdoor ControllerHunter X-Core 6 Zone Indoor ControllerHunter X-Core 6 Zone Outdoor ControllerHunter X-Core 8 Zone Indoor ControllerHunter X-Core 8 Zone Outdoor Controller
TypeFixed Station ControllerFixed Station ControllerFixed Station ControllerFixed Station ControllerFixed Station ControllerFixed Station Controller
ColourGrey, BlueGrey, BlueGrey, BlueGrey, BlueGrey, BlueGrey, Blue
IP RatingNon-WeatherproofWeatherproofNon-WeatherproofWeatherproofNon-WeatherproofWeatherproof
Power Supply240v AC240v AC240v AC240v AC240v AC240v AC
Power Output24v AC24v AC24v AC24v AC24v AC24v AC
No. of Programs333333
No. of Start Times444444
No. of Zones446688
Max. Run Time240 Minutes240 Minutes240 Minutes240 Minutes240 Minutes240 Minutes

Residential Irrigation Controllers FAQs

How long do I need to run my system for?

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.

Can I get away with placing my indoor controller outside?

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.

Can I run my system manually from the controller?

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

Will an irrigation controller operate all zones at once, or one at a time?

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.

Do I need a rain sensor?

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!

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
john p. (Sydney, NSW)
hunter controller

ordered hunter 6 zone controller. price was good. easy to order online and delivery super quick

D E. (Melbourne, VIC)
Purchasing gardening equip.

As usual, it was quite prompt service. All happy with your product.

John C. (Melbourne, VIC)
Hunter troll

Easy to use and easy to show clients how to use. Straight forward installation

Kerry P. (Sydney, NSW)
Hunter X core 4 zone external unit

Excellent product and is the third unit I have purchased . Delivery is prompt and when queried for various matters are always there to assist.

Yip T. (Melbourne, VIC)
Quick delivery and easy to install

Excellent product

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