I replaced a fairly new mechanical Rainbird controller with a SmartLine. The SL immediately told me four of the five valves had shorts and wouldn't turn them on. Turns out they are really old 1 1/4" brass Imperial valves. I spent lots of time on the phone with Weathermatic and the problem is they are drawing around 1.5 amps and the fuse on the controller blows at 1.6 amps. Weathermatic thinks if I replace the solenoid with a new one that should it should reduce it to around 1.2 amps and allow it to work fine. The solenoid vendor doesn't know how many amps a new one would draw and is convinced no electronic controller will work with them. I have a SL working at another location with old brass valves that I think were the same so I know there's at least a chance. Does anyone actually know the amperage of a new one of these things?