Battery Valves Or Pack Options

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by cenlo, May 28, 2006.

  1. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 322

    Other than the battery operated valves, is there some sort of battery power source availabe to run an exterior controller. I use the pro-c controller (exterior mounted) but power is sometimes hard to manage. An exterior mounted battery box would be handy.
     
  2. JB926

    JB926 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 150

    if you dont want a battery powered valve try a irritrol IBOC plus series battery powered contoller only down side is very expensive
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 48,041

    You must use exterior-mount controllers? Somewhat unusual in cold-weather climates where there is usually a basement to mount one in.
     
  4. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 322

    I don't have to...but I prefer to. Sometimes it's just a pita to get in and out of the house. Plus in the fall it makes blow-outs a breeze!
     
  5. brookviewlawncare

    brookviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    a basement thats handy for service :hammerhead:
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 48,041

    Give up on the idea. You want regular timers. If you are installing Pro-C timers, are you installing the SRR remote connector they come with? Those allow outdoor operation of an indoor controller. Very handy for winterizing.
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Yup... cost is the down side. City here uses them wherever they don't have readily available power on some parking strips and median divider islands. They DO work great though.
     

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