Portable controller?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RhettMan, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    Is there such thing as a "portable controller"?

    What im looking for I visualize as a two piece system:
    Part 1 being remote, Part 2 being a reciever/controller that the wires from the wall-clock can be removed and re-inserted into the portable reciever?

    I dont know what I dont know. But I know yall know :)
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    When you buy a universal remote, it has two main parts - transmitter and receiver. Then you purchase wiring pigtails from a great state of the art company, which attach to the controller. Then the receiver plugs into the pigtail.

    Am I missing what you are aiming for?
     
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hmmm.... maybe you should take a look at the Irritrol PC Control?

    http://irritrol.com/pccontrol/index.html
     
  4. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,119

    Dana, that sounds right....

    BUT, can a Universal Remote act as stand alone? ie. existing controller is toast and doesnt work and professional wants to fire up the zones and begin further selling/diagnosis right away rather than convince the homeowner/manager that a new clock is needed and that AFTER they agree to buy and have installed the new expensive clock THEN the professional can further checkout the zones/heads/patterns.

    (vs maybe a less convienient 521 locating and then manual bleeding)

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    irrig8r Im going to check that out, thanks
     
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    are you thinking of a station master?
     
  6. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    This?

    Is it one zone at a time?

    24B.jpg
     
  7. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    Yes, a remote can do that if the 24V power supply is good (or you can just plug in a temp power supply).
     
  8. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,119

    1idejim, thats a great find for me, many thanks!
     
  9. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,119

    BCG, what are your recommendations on a remote purchase choice?
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    killer give away (vs maybe a less convienient 521 locating and then manual bleeding)


    that's 2 and i think it's time the decoder ring got a new owner

    :cool2:go jimmy:cool2:go jimmy yah:cool2:go jimmy:cool2:go jimmy yah:cool2:go jimmy

    it prolly loses a little something being typed and stuff, but it's close
     

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