Irritrol have upgraded these popular, long-standing controllers with a host of new features. The new blue Raindial – R now offers exceptional scheduling for speed of programming and remote compatibility for easy on-site maintenance. Its range of features also includes 365 day calendar,water budget, surge protection and non volatile memory.Best of all, the new Raindial programs just like the original!
- Remote-ready for Irritrol KSR-KIT-K(Kwikdial) remotes
- Non-volatile memory
- Water budgeting per program
- 365-day calendar for odd/even date watering
- Master valve/pump start circuit assignable per station
- Water well recovery (delay between stations)
- Rain delay up to 9 days
- Test all stations program
- Manual station advance
- Clear/erase memory by program
|Irritrol Raindial R 6 Zone Outdoor Controller||Irritrol Raindial R 9 Zone Indoor Controller|
|Type||Fixed Station Controller||Fixed Station Controller|
|Colour||Grey, Black, Blue||Grey, Black, Blue|
|Power Supply||240v AC||240v AC|
|Power Output||24v AC||24v AC|
|No. of Programs||3||3|
|No. of Start Times||3||3|
|No. of Zones||6||9|
|Max. Run Time||6 Hours||6 Hours|
Are there any safety standards my irrigation system must meet?
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.
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 an irrigation system off a regular garden tap?
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.
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.
Do I need a plumber to install or fix my system?
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.
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!
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.
I want to design & install an irrigation system. Where do I start?
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!
Why should I buy from an Australian website?
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.
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.