Unique Time Line

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by JoeyD, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone mentioned that a sequencer for control would be like using a commodore 64 as a current desktop machine?
     
  2. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not even close.....If you have 2-3 transformers side by side whats wrong with linking a wire from one unit to another. As reliable as UPB has become nothing is more reliable then a hard wired connection.
     
  3. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    sequencers do have thier time and place Eddie.

    To start. Very reliable, Next... about half the price of a UPB modual. If you are building a dimmable or layered system like I know you do and we often do the sequencer will offer little.

    We do use more Aubes and UPB than sequencers but again it does have its time and place especially when multiple transformers drive the same areas and syncronized on and off commands are needed.
     
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The 12V Relay modules, be it an Islander Module, Sequencer or Vista xxxx... they do offer functionality to the designer. For years, before UPB, I used these on every installation. It is still a very good way to link zones together and to a single master timer or switch. On large lots they become lifesavers, as you daisy chain out a control wire from the last fixture in the zone to the next transformer and its relay module.

    For a relatively low cost, you now have all the transformers in a zone synched.

    My first installation of the Islander Module had me removing some 17 individual timers and linking all 17 transformers across a 12 acre property back to one Intermatic ET series Astro Timer. Gone were the monthly call backs to synch all those timers.
     

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