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Old 07-19-2010, 09:32 PM
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Alternate choice for a remote

This looks like another choice for a remote. Have we discussed this one before?

http://www.sprinkler-remotes.com/video.html

Decent video showing how it operates
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:15 PM
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Ah..
It sells for $589.. For a little bit more you can get one that has proven up to it's reliability .
The hand held looks like it would break extremely easily ... but I could be wrong..

I wonder what frequency they use and if it's approved ..

I love how the video guy keeps calling the guy a 'mechanic'
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:16 PM
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How do you figure a "little" more? A brand new RM is about twice that at $1200.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:23 PM
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Yeah, I was leaning towards the TRC.

I was a little shocked at the price of this buddy deal.. When you compare it to a trc or rm you would think this device is around the $300 range.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:24 PM
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You can buy the internal RF unit that this guy is using for $12 a piece on allibabba.com. Range is horrible, transmitter is a toy..... you're paying that guy a ton to put a $12 unit into a fancy metal case and sell you a halfassed pigtail.

All I can say is stay tuned.... you may see another option soon.....
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:58 PM
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You think?
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:13 PM
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I think I need to contact Atlantic Irrigation
http://www.sprinkler-remotes.com/distributors.html

Those guys were at the Denver Progreen show. They were annoyed as crap about what I was selling pigtails for. They asked me "You're getting those made in China?" I looked aghast and said "Hell no these are American made."
It was two white guys and a hovering oriental guy who was clearly the owner.
Really flimsy looking product. A RM at 1200 and a TRC at whatever is a far better buy than one of those at any price.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:30 PM
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I found it while looking for a RM on ebay. Just passing it along.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:35 PM
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I've seen that remote before. I actually have a tx and rx board identical to the ones that they are using. They are cheap cheap cheap! The odd thing is that they are stuffing a 12VDC battery and an inverter in the receiver to power the valves. Makes no sense to me when you have 24vac right at the controller
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:07 AM
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I found it while looking for a RM on ebay. Just passing it along.
Thanks Dana. I appreciate the info.
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