contoller problem

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by scott's turf, May 12, 2006.

  1. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    I am working on a rainbird conroller for a 19 zone system and there is no output power coming from any of the modules. The contoller is acting normally though. There is power and all the other functions seem fine. Is this normal that all 3 modules could be damaged?
     
  2. grdhog1

    grdhog1 LawnSite Member
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    Is it possible it took a lighting strike?I have had this problem before it seems to happen after thunder storms.
     
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many volts is coming directly out of the internal transformer?
     
  4. MMEC

    MMEC LawnSite Member
    from East
    Posts: 36

    I know this is 101 but has it been raining and if so is there a rain sensor.
     
  5. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,274

    Remove the battery from the controller and then see if it functions. Also check the ribbon strip connections.
     
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Fuse?................................
     
  7. DarkLotus

    DarkLotus LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 82

    Is there a fuse in that Rainbird timer? I'd say easiest would be to swap the module out.
     
  8. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,274

    Since he hasn't had a chance to try all the troubleshooting ideas, maybe those should be looked at before he starts replacing parts. May be something minor. Or just replace the whole controller and then see if the problem goes away.

    Probably could replace all the drip lines too!.
     
  9. Jab Jab Uppercut ;) Sorry She...my fault....

    While he's at it perhaps a new electrical service?
     
  10. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    I know this may be basic as well, but were you checking in DC instead of AC?
     

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