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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,153

    Since this is my first new clock in many years, there has been a learning
    curve, but so far I like it, I really like it. One thing I ran into today running amperage tests: it reads in millamps instead of amps, as do our
    Rain Masters. To avoid any confusion, I'll provide the following:

    1000 millamps (mA)= 1 amp. Example= 260 mA = .26 amps.

    The mA tests I ran on our new system ran from 220 mA to 262 mA.
    Using our Rain Master, the same readings would be .22 amps to .26 amps.

    A reading in the low twenties (or 200 hundreds) would be a flag for beginning
    of solenoid failure, though WM, hedging their bets, say 150 to 350mA.

    Here are pics of version 92.5 solenoid w/"marine grade" & volcano protection.


  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,527

    Brass threads on it?
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    The onboard diagnostics are great arent they?
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,153

    Yes...hell for stout housing (not sure what kind of metal) heavy unit,
    brass solenoid plunger tip....they might have done what existed 20 years ago.:clapping:
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,153

    Only lag I see right now, is how long that knob is going to last, given most
    people's propensity to go fast.
  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Installed another SL today, took 15 minutes to do show and tell with HO (whose VCR was flashing the time, by the way) and then turned him loose to set it. He did it right the first time (with some goading about run-times) flawlessly.

    Replaced an ESP-LX with an SL on a commercial property - building maintenance wanted no part of any of it, says he'll call us if there's ever a problem.

    Very satisfied with both scenarios!:cool2:

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