Galcon DC Series Battery Controllers

Galcon DC Series Battery Controllers

Galcon DC series battery operated controllers designed for use in watering systems when running wires is not an option. Galcon DC series are durable enough to be installed below ground in a valve box providing reliable, trouble free control.

  • Independent programming of each valve (DC4)
  • Weekly or cyclical programming
  • Up to 4 cycle starts per day (DC1-S: once every minute up to once every 30 days)
  • Station water time 1 minute to 12 hours (DC1-S:  1 second to 12 hours)
  • Watering frequency daily or every 30 days in cyclical program
  • Waterproof rating IP65
  • Rain off sensor option (rain sensor optional)
  • Water Budget adjustment -90% to +90% in 10% increments
  • Master Valve option on DC4
  • Manual operation of individual valves & all sequentially
  • 24 hour or 12 hour time format
  • Low battery indication on display
  • Control module mounts on valve or inside of valve box with mounting bracket supplied
  • Galcon DC1-S includes the coil only (solenoid valve not included)
Galcon DC1-S 1 Zone Battery Controller (inc coil)Galcon DC4 4 Zone Battery ControllerGalcon DC6 6 Zone Battery ControllerGalcon DC Series Solenoid Valve
Specs
Type Battery Powered Controller Battery Powered Controller Battery Powered Controller Solenoid Valve
Material Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic
Colour Blue, Black Blue, Black Blue, Black Black
IP Rating IP68 IP68 IP68
Inlet Thread Size 25mm BSPF 25mm BSPF
Outlet Thread Size 25mm BSPF 25mm BSPF
Min. Flow Output (Lpm) 33 33
Max. Flow Output (Lpm) 100 100
Max. Inlet Pressure (kPa) 800 800
Min. Recommended Pressure (kPa) 100 50
Max. Recommended Pressure (kPa) 800 800
Power Supply 9v 9v 9v 12v DC Latching
No. of Programs 1 1 1 1
No. of Start Times 4 4 4 1
No. of Zones 1 4 6 4
Max. Run Time 12 Hours 12 Hours 12 Hours 12 Hours
Extra Features Valve Included, Cyclical Programming
  • 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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