The B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer with Wi-Fi hub gives you complete control over hose faucet watering from your smart device. No more dead plants because you forgot to water them. No more soggy lawns because you forgot to turn the water off . Download the free Android or iOS B-hyve App or use your computer with a Wi-Fi connection to program your timer.
Orbit B-Hyve Wi-Fi Tap Timer (Valve Only) can be operated via Bluetooth if the Hub is not purchased.
The Wi-Fi connection allows you to make changes to your programming from anywhere and allows the timer to receive instant weather updates. With instant updates, the timer will adjust the watering scheduling delivering just the right amount of water to your plants; this avoids wasting water with the added benefit of saving on your water bill. Manual watering is available on the timer so you can water without using your phone.
Note: Before purchase, it is a good idea to test the wifi signal strength at the proposed hub installation location. We recommend using the AirPort Utility app for iPhone or the WiFi Analyzer app for Android. The closer the reading is to zero the better. If the reading reaches near to -70 then a signal booster will be required.
Add on additional smart valves to create multiple watering zones in your yard, these timers will network together to boost the signal strength without the use of repeaters.
- Complete control over hose faucet watering from your smart device (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth)
- Program the timer using the B-hyve App (Android, iOS, or web)
- Up to 4 start times per day
- Select days, odds/even dates or skip days
- Up to 4 hour run times
- Built in flow sensor
- Add on additional smart timers to create multiple watering zones in your yard (sold separately)
- Requires Wi-Fi connection to control from anywhere
- Only one hub is needed to control multiple B-hyve hose faucet timers
- Requires 2 x AA Batteries
Must be used in conjunction with a Brass Pressure Reducer when static pressure is greater than 689 Kpa
|Orbit B-Hyve Tap Timer (Valve Only)||Orbit B-Hyve Wi-Fi Smart Watering Tap Timer with Wi-Fi Hub|
|Type||Tap Computer||Tap Computer|
|Colour||Grey, Black||Grey, Black|
|Inlet Thread Size||20 BSPF, 25 BSPF||20 BSPF, 25 BSPF|
|Outlet Thread Size||20 BSPM||20 BSPM|
|Max. Flow Output (Lpm)||57||57|
|Max. Inlet Pressure (kPa)||700||700|
|Min. Recommended Pressure (kPa)||69||69|
|Max. Recommended Pressure (kPa)||700||700|
|Power Supply||2 x AA 1.5v Batteries (not included)||2 x AA 1.5v Batteries (not included)|
|No. of Programs||3||3|
|No. of Start Times||4||4|
|No. of Zones||1||1|
|Max. Run Time||4 Hours||4 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.