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Hunter ICC 800

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by JuddGA, May 28, 2008.

  1. JuddGA

    JuddGA LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Messages: 13

    I know this forum is for the industry but I need some help. I cant have a service guy out and I need to fix this thing myself. It seems like I lost my controller in a lightning storm among some other things. But it doesnt have the type of damage that I saw in another post where everything was fried. I had a DSL filter go bad, my garge door opener stopped and the controller all went bad at the same time so it had to be the storm.

    I tested the transformer and its putting out 29 volts so I think its OK. It should be 25 but I think 29 would be in range. So this means the controller itself is bad?

    Question is, can I just buy a new unit, take the door and controller off and put it on the old one?

    I took a close look at the controller and there seems to be no damage to it. Nothing fried, no burnt areas on the board. There is a smaller board right under the rain sensor switch that has three wires coming off it. 2 are soldered to the main board, the 3rd wire is not connected to the main board. I think these are power wires and one became unsoldered/broke. Anyone have an old one they can take a pic of so I can see where this is supposed to go?
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,728

    There are some Hunter pros on the forum & hopefully, they'll log on. Are you measuring
    the output off the zone terminal strips? If so, the clock is working, or do you have a blank
    screen? What color is the wire that's loose? Have you removed the battery & disconnected
    the power for a while? Is there a inline fuse in that clock? Clocks should have their own dedicated
    power source. Good luck, don't buy a fresh one until the guys respond.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,439

    Reboot the controller, if you aren't seeing any power at the zone terminals. Download the ICC manual and read it through. Just remember that lightning doesn't have to fry a controller to end its existence, so don't be surprised if you now own a doorstop.
     
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,458

    I'm a hunter man, what's happening or what's not happening? also w/ an icc things might be fried but you won't notice it unless you looking inside the modules. You can however usually take them out and give them a sniff, if they smell burnt they probably are. You unfortunately could still have a host of problems, seeing you have an ICC clock you probably have several zones and there's a good change some of you're valves and god forbid wiring is fried as well. After a lighting strike there is usually a good deal of damage, and I'd recommend having a pro come out. You're insurance company WILL cover this.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,728

    Nothing like the smell of a fried clock in the morning.
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,068

    Does your display say anything , or is it blank? If its works , turn a zone on and test the output at the screw for that zone.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,728

    Looking for extra posts? Someone already asked that question. :hammerhead:
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,439

    guy finally gets an avatar and he thinks he's all that
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,728

    Go listen to some Fred Neil records.
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,728

    Time to listen to your Fred Neil records.
     

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