The Toro® EVOLUTION™ irrigation controller is a first-of-its-kind, menu-based controller that incorporates an easy-to-understand digital interface, which pushes the technological envelope regarding simple operation and expandability.
The Evolution™ controller’s user interface was designed with the customer in mind. Shortcut buttons provide quick access to standard functions while the advanced menu leverages the experience and knowledge of the irrigation professional, all shown on a graphics display that navigates similar to many modern consumer electronic devices.
Easy Upgrade to Integrated Smart Control
An optional Smart Connector™ plugs into the timing mechanism, enabling it to wirelessly communicate directly with a number of add-on devices—including a weather sensor, handheld remote, and up to three soil sensors.
Computer-programmable with USB Drive
Simple-to-use software allows you to program everything at a computer. Use a standard USB drive to transfer programming to one or more controllers in a matter of seconds. The USB drive also provides controller logging functionality to save an operation log for diagnostic purposes.
|Toro Evolution Modular 4-16 Zone Outdoor Controller||Toro Evolution 4 Zone Module||Toro Evolution 12 Zone Module|
|Type||Modular Controller||Controller Module||Controller Module|
|Colour||Black, Red||Black, Grey, Red||Black, Grey, Red|
|Power Supply||240v AC||24v AC||24v AC|
|Power Output||24v AC||24v AC||24v AC|
|No. of Programs||3|
|No. of Start Times||4|
|No. of Zones||4||4||12|
|No. of Zones (With Modules)||16|
|Max. Run Time||12 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!
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. We’ve got Grid Paper in our Product Guides & all the advice you’ll need in there too!
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.