IRRiTROL PC-12 SETUP PROBLEMS....HELP.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by WETSCAPE, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Hi all, I installed a Irritrol PC Control system on my sprinkler system, with the RS 1000 Wireless Rain Sensor.

    I have been able to set up my watering schedule in the PC Control software, but the system seems to be in perpetual "Sensor Hold" mode (we haven't had rain since last Thursday), and so will not run the watering schedule when it's supposed to. I have turned off the wireless rain sensor receiver, and have also changed the setting in the PC Control software to indicate that I'm NOT using a rain sensor. When I update the change from the PC Control software to the handheld remote, the indicator on the software control panel shows "Auto On" for about two seconds, then immediately switches back to "Sensor Hold". I have also checked the wiring from the wireless receiver to the main controller, and all seems to be ok. However, even with the wireless rain sensor receiver off, the LED labeled "Sensor" on the main controller remains lit. It seems that the rain sensor just won't die. WTF??

    Any advice greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Un plug it, remove the battery (if it has one), let it rest for a while. While it's resting,
    check the manual on how to remove "phantoms". Irritrol has a excellent service dept.,
    call Sal tomorrow if it's not healed itself.
     
  3. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Thanks!! At this point I will give it a shot. On the Contoller or Rain sensor
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the Rain Sensor is removed a "shunt" wire is usually needed between the terminals.
     
  5. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Yes Jumper is not in because of rain sensor. Maybe I put one in to check for bad sensor?
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup, put the shunt in, I know a contractor who installed the rain
    sensor & left the shunt in...ka bang!
     
  7. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Time to call Irritrol. In the Pc set up it will not let me get out of sensor hold (ratts). I can use the handheld controller until then. I need to question this software though.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I had thought software glitch, too. Have you deleted the first download &
    re-booted? There is pilot error to be considered, but me thinks you've paid
    attention. Let us know what happens.
     
  9. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Been there done that.... Thanks Mike! The worst part is I just planted a few shrubs and a few trees. I have a customer who wants to use this PC-int pac as well. I figured I would try it at my own place first and see how I like it.
    I will post up what I find out...
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm interested in how these new systems work; they are cheap as hell compared to my
    Rain Masters.
     

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