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Old 05-21-2006, 11:10 AM
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Uhhh, that would be the already-mentioned drip capable controller. Most of the simpler controllers I work with will only actuate a single zone at a time. Hunter's ICC has a program D for drip, that will run alongside the others.
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Old 05-21-2006, 11:20 AM
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LOL... gotta be more specific next time Boots.
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:09 PM
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Hmmm, what other controllers would be similarly 'drip-capable' - the Total Control series? It isn't something I ever have to look into.
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Old 05-21-2006, 02:50 PM
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We use the Irritrol MC-Plus controllers on all our standard installs. Even the Hunter WVC system could be considered "drip friendly" as each zone is given a specific start time. Easy to configure to have one zone running with all the other ones.
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Old 05-21-2006, 02:56 PM
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I would think that without some restrictions on the number of simultaneous zones, an overload would result, and maybe short out the internal fuse in the control transformer, if nothing else.
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Old 05-21-2006, 03:21 PM
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The Rainbird ESP supports running 2 zones concurrently + a master valve.

You can stack programs and start times.

A new cool feature on the Modulars is a the smart circuit breaker. This will detect which zone is causing the fault, and skip it until the problem is fixed, allowing partial watering without tripping the breaker.
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Old 05-21-2006, 03:33 PM
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Stacking would seem to be the logical means to prevent an overload. Outside of drip, I don't see much point in having zones running simultaneously. Even the humble Hunter SRC has gone to the 'electronic fuse' (so I can stop buying 3AG five-packs for each install)
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I would think that without some restrictions on the number of simultaneous zones, an overload would result, and maybe short out the internal fuse in the control transformer, if nothing else.
If I remember correctly it's three solenoids on the MC-Plus and two on the WVC.
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:43 PM
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A new cool feature on the Modulars is a the smart circuit breaker. This will detect which zone is causing the fault, and skip it until the problem is fixed, allowing partial watering without tripping the breaker.
The MC-Plus has had this for a long time. The display will read "Fuse 9" (or whichever zone solenoid/wiring is bad) and waters all other zones without interuption.
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