Wireless Rain Sensors

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Rotor-Man, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Rotor-Man

    Rotor-Man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    I've always installed the mini-click rain sensor with the wire, would appreciate comments on the Irritrol wireless rain sensor[R & D Engineering product]. Is it good, bad, and most important is it reliable, and what are you guys paying at your supplier for these wireless sensors.
    Thanks
     
  2. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    If your happy with Hunter go with their version of wireless. I have found it to be cheaper than the Irritrol model at my supplier
     
  3. MikeK

    MikeK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    We have installed over 300 of the R and D, now Irritrol wireless rain sensors. Almoset never do we have a problem. In Some Commercial applications, if it is installed inside the backflow enclosure, the steel box blocks the signal, in Residential, it's almost never a problem. I think we have had a total of 3 warranty claims. Highly recommended, my life is much easier right now by using the wireless verses the wired. 5 minutes to install verses 1.5 hours in some cases. I have no idea what we are buying them for, but whatever it is, it's well worth it.
     
  4. Rotor-Man

    Rotor-Man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    Thanks Mike, appreciate your comments.
     
  5. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    ive just started using these things, (Irritrol) only 6 or so out in the field

    my god it cuts down on installation time.

    the bypass feature is sweet as well

    does anyone know about the battery life in the sensor?
     
  6. MikeK

    MikeK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I believe the battery life is 5 years
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I like it a lot. Simple and fast to install. We are going to do some mailings next week trying to push Rain Sensors and that Irritrol one is what we will install.
     

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