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irrig8r
03-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Which is the better 12 V relay?

The Vista RM-150?
http://vistapro.com/files/inst/rm-150-inst.pdf

Or the Unique Sequencer?
http://www.uniquelighting.com/product_pages/sequencerinfo.pdf

They cost about the same. Also important to me is which fits better in an FX PX-300 or PX-600 transformer.

S&MLL
03-16-2012, 06:06 PM
I don't know what they cost but a 12volt ice cube relay can be had for cheap off sites like digikey.
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S&MLL
03-16-2012, 06:10 PM
And unless these are next to eachother (which I would just use a dual outlet timer) then upb and abt systems are what we use.... My soil sucks so the less wire to bury the better
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The Lighting Geek
03-16-2012, 07:24 PM
Greg,

I use the Kichler Synchronizer
#15511BK (http://www.landscapelighting.com/portal/products/detail/15511BK)

It is significantly smaller than the sequencer and plugs in as well. I believe the Vista model is hard wired. I have had no problems so far with the Kichler version.

irrig8r
03-17-2012, 03:20 AM
Greg,

I use the Kichler Synchronizer
#15511BK (http://www.landscapelighting.com/portal/products/detail/15511BK)

It is significantly smaller than the sequencer and plugs in as well. I believe the Vista model is hard wired. I have had no problems so far with the Kichler version.

The Vista appears to hardwire in where a photocell would go. Seems like it would fit fine. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with it.

The end of the nearest run will be about 30 ft away.

The Lighting Geek
03-17-2012, 06:32 PM
I prefer the plug in models, so I can quickly bypass the relay to turn on the tf for diagnostic reasons.