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Old 07-08-2012, 09:20 PM
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Battery powered Controller/timer??

Putting in a system at the entrance to a school. going to be a reall pain in the a$$ to get power where i need it, would require going under two driveways.

has anyone used the battery operated control boxes, Hunter seems to make some nice ones, and they will work with my RB valves i already have(just have to change out the solenoids to DC ones.

here are the two im looking at.
http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/Hu...r-p/xch600.htm
http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/Hu...r-p/xch800.htm
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:23 PM
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Those are good controllers. They even have an option to be powered by a solar panel.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:43 PM
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just read the dc solenoids will not work with my RB valves, looks like i will need to order new valves also.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:45 PM
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If they are the dv style you can get dc latching solenoids.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:46 PM
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You can run Rainbird valves off of DC using the TBOS 9V solenoids. Forget trying to use the Hunter latching solenoids, they are made to fit only Hunter valves.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:53 PM
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If there's enough money in the project, I'd do the TBOS.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:55 PM
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thanks fellas. guess ill have to see if my local irrigation supply has the dc solenoids for the RB valves.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:56 PM
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TBOS solenoids and a Hunter 9V controller works well for me. TBOS solenoids can be had with adapters to work on just about all valves.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:09 PM
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wow. the TBOS controllers are exspensive!
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:11 PM
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As well as a pain to program. Which is why I suggest using a Hunter controller with the TBOS solenoids. The best of both worlds.
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