Question for Remote users

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Tom Tom, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I realize that when you have your remote receiver wired via a pigtail AT THE CONTROLLER that the receiver gets its 24v ac power from the controller.

    BUT, how can the receiver get power in a manifolded valve box thats 50' to 100' away from the controller, or more, and you have no access to the controller (homeowner not home).

    I guess the options are:

    1. install a pigtail with 50' to 100' leads? Not likely

    2. Run some extra extra wires from controller to valve box for the 24v AC power? Dangerous?

    3. Use a portable battery source that can power the remote receiver?

    Other options?
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 48,014

    I'll take door number three, Monty.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,070

    Given you have spare wire to the location, & a ganged common, hook the
    spare to 24 volts & away you go: you'll have to tie into the common
    at the p.o.c. too. Why you're doing this is beyond me, by the way. :dizzy:
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    ....and if there's a bad enough short, you kill the controller power.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,070

    Hey, I did not say it was smart, I suggested a c.s. way to do it.
     

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