The Hunter Mini-Weather Station controls irrigation system operation with sensors for wind, rain, and temperature.
Having a climate like a smorgasbord can make for some tricky business when it concerns your irrigation system. Of course, you can simply look out the window and decide whether to turn on the sprinklers manually each day, but that defeats the purpose of an automatic system. What you really need is an automatic device that can make the decision whether there is too much rain, too much wind or too much cold to do the watering. With the Hunter Mini-Weather Station you get each of Hunter's three different sensor devices in one single convenient unit.
- The Mini-Clik® rain sensor shuts sprinklers off in a storm and keeps them off, automatically compensating for the amount of rainfall that occurred.
- The Freeze-Clik® prevents system activation by automatically stopping the flow of water when outdoor temperatures drop near freezing.
- The Wind-Clik® shuts off systems during periods of high wind, then automatically resets the system when conditions are more favorable.
Easy to mount (it attaches to your controller with just two wires) and easy to use, the Mini-Weather Station takes all the guesswork out of when you shouldn't water.
|Hunter Mini-Weather Station||Hunter Mini-Weather Station with Freeze-Clik|
|Type||Weather Sensor||Weather Sensor|
|Power Supply||24v AC||24v AC|
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.