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Old 03-14-2013, 04:26 PM
cseals cseals is offline
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DC Latching Solenoid Question

Hey everyone,
I work in a school district with a bunch of sites that have been built in different phases. As a result, every school has a few areas where we irrigate them with battery operated clocks and DC latching solenoids.

I haven't been pleased with the DIG controllers so I've been replacing them out with the Hunter NODE, and most of our valves are Rainbird GB series brass valves. Everytime I change a clock I have to drop extra dough on a new latching solenoid, because the DIG solenoids come with an adaptor for Rainbird and Hunter solenoids don't.

Do you know any way to hook up DIG brand latching solenoids (three wires - red, white, black) to a Hunter NODE controller (two wires - red, black)?

Any help?

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:00 PM
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Why not use rainbird dc solenoids? I use rainbird valves/solenoids with the Toro DC controllers.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:31 PM
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I could do that. I was just tryin to save a few bucks and see if I could use all of these (theoretically) good DIG solenoids that I've removed. But perhaps I just need to bite the bullet?
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:40 PM
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Take this to the irrigation guys.....I commend you for trying to save them some money. And in our area the schools can not afford water so all the landscape is dead by July
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