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Mike Leary
06-05-2008, 05:01 PM
Since this is my first new clock in many years, there has been a learning
curve, but so far I like it, I really like it. One thing I ran into today running amperage tests: it reads in millamps instead of amps, as do our
Rain Masters. To avoid any confusion, I'll provide the following:

1000 millamps (mA)= 1 amp. Example= 260 mA = .26 amps.

The mA tests I ran on our new system ran from 220 mA to 262 mA.
Using our Rain Master, the same readings would be .22 amps to .26 amps.

A reading in the low twenties (or 200 hundreds) would be a flag for beginning
of solenoid failure, though WM, hedging their bets, say 150 to 350mA.

Here are pics of version 92.5 solenoid w/"marine grade" & volcano protection.

06-05-2008, 05:26 PM
Brass threads on it?

06-05-2008, 05:29 PM
The onboard diagnostics are great arent they?

Mike Leary
06-05-2008, 05:30 PM
Brass threads on it?

Yes...hell for stout housing (not sure what kind of metal) heavy unit,
brass solenoid plunger tip....they might have done what existed 20 years ago.:clapping:

Mike Leary
06-05-2008, 05:42 PM
The onboard diagnostics are great arent they?

Only lag I see right now, is how long that knob is going to last, given most
people's propensity to go fast.

06-05-2008, 07:46 PM
Installed another SL today, took 15 minutes to do show and tell with HO (whose VCR was flashing the time, by the way) and then turned him loose to set it. He did it right the first time (with some goading about run-times) flawlessly.

Replaced an ESP-LX with an SL on a commercial property - building maintenance wanted no part of any of it, says he'll call us if there's ever a problem.

Very satisfied with both scenarios!:cool2: