View Full Version : Wireless Rain Sensors

06-01-2004, 09:59 PM
I've always installed the mini-click rain sensor with the wire, would appreciate comments on the Irritrol wireless rain sensor[R & D Engineering product]. Is it good, bad, and most important is it reliable, and what are you guys paying at your supplier for these wireless sensors.

06-02-2004, 02:00 PM
If your happy with Hunter go with their version of wireless. I have found it to be cheaper than the Irritrol model at my supplier

06-02-2004, 11:04 PM
We have installed over 300 of the R and D, now Irritrol wireless rain sensors. Almoset never do we have a problem. In Some Commercial applications, if it is installed inside the backflow enclosure, the steel box blocks the signal, in Residential, it's almost never a problem. I think we have had a total of 3 warranty claims. Highly recommended, my life is much easier right now by using the wireless verses the wired. 5 minutes to install verses 1.5 hours in some cases. I have no idea what we are buying them for, but whatever it is, it's well worth it.

06-03-2004, 06:55 AM
Thanks Mike, appreciate your comments.

08-17-2004, 07:04 PM
ive just started using these things, (Irritrol) only 6 or so out in the field

my god it cuts down on installation time.

the bypass feature is sweet as well

does anyone know about the battery life in the sensor?

08-17-2004, 09:29 PM
I believe the battery life is 5 years

08-21-2004, 10:54 PM
I like it a lot. Simple and fast to install. We are going to do some mailings next week trying to push Rain Sensors and that Irritrol one is what we will install.