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Irritrol RS1000 Wireless Rain Sensor

4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
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  • Constant communication between transmitter and receiver - Assures that even after a controller power outage, the controller is continually updated with the sensor's "wet" or "dry" status
  • Versatile mounting options - Requires no special tools - Quick-Clip gutter bracket and 1/2" conduit adapter included
  • Signal strength indicator - Ensures correct installation, communication link and signal integrity (wireless models)
  • Patented wireless technology - Unsurpassed by the competition
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Product Description

Taking water management to the next level, the proven Irritrol Rain Sensor Series makes watering in the rain a mistake of the past. The reliable wireless and wired rain sensors conserve water by preventing irrigation during or after sufficient rainfall, while the wireless rain/freeze sensor also helps reduce vegetation damage and icing conditions when the temperature drops below a predetermined set point. With its compact design and host of convenient features, the Rain Sensor Series is the perfect complement to any standard controller.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 1.5 x 3.8 x 1.8 inches
Item Weight 9.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Irritrol
ASIN B002SY4OCQ
Domestic Shipping This item is available for shipping in the U.S. except for California and to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number RS1000
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4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #46,294 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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The Irritrol RS1000 was a snap to install in my outside irrigation controller. The receiver wiring is very typical/standard - 2 wires for 24 VAC power and 3 wires for a switch which provides both Normally Open (NO) and Normally Closed (NC). The transmitter is wireless - you simply set 2 adjustments for rainfall and evaporation and you're in business. After I installed this it rained the next day and prevented my sprinklers from coming on. Highly recommended.

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TRANSMITTER
The sensor/transmitter contains a number of small, water-absorbent rings (they look like thick washers) and are stacked vertically inside the cylinder that is at the top of the unit. As these rings get wet they expand and physically push against a switch; when they dry they retract. The rain setting (1/8", 1/4", 1/2", 3/4") works by simply adjusting how much room there is for them to expand before the switch gets activated. For example the 3/4" setting leaves a lot of space for expansion so that you need more rain (presumably 3/4") before the switch is activated. The switch position is transmitted to the receiver wirelessly periodically. The rings can be removed for cleaning, etc. in case dirt of bugs or whatever might clog it up.

There is also a twist ring that opens and closes a small hole leading to the disks; this is to control evaporation and the drying out of the rings. If it's completely closed the rings dry out more slowly keeping your sprinkler controller off longer. I imagine you fine tune this according to the type of soil you have. (Clay soil holds water longer, sandy soil shorter).
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So easy a caveman could do it. Or something like that. Hooking it up to the gutter made it super easy to attach the rain sensor as well.

I was even able to piggyback the 2 sensor wires to another Irritrol RD-1200 controller thus allowing me to use 1 sensor for 2 controllers.
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UPDATE: After another month, down to 1 star
1. The sensor has died it no longer send the "wet" water signal, it poured yesterday but no signal. It's dead. Poor quality!!

UPDATE: Exact one year later

I downgraded the rating from 5 to 2 stars for 2 reasons:
1. The battery died in the transmitter!! It's supposed to have a 5 year battery (coin 2032 x 2) but after one year it's dead. What a pain to climb to the roof to replace the battery. Lets see how this ones goes. BTW the battery has some grease on it which is normal to keep the water out from it.
2. When it rains, the "don't water" signal signal sent to my hunter watering system doesn't last very long. The receiver dries out pretty quickly within a day. So say it rained HEAVILY today buy tomorrow evening the don't water signal disappears and it sends a dry signal. The lawn shouldn't be watered for atleast a week due to the heavy rain! Now since it's sending a dry signal the irritation system waters the lawn on the next cycle a day or so later. It "wet" signal doesn't last long enough when it rains heavily. (I've rotated the sleeve on the receiver to cover the hole so it takes longer to dry, I've set the sensitivity to maximum YET it dries real quick for a heavy rain).

ORIGINAL:

First up I found this on plummersstock for under 45 bucks.

Works great with Hunter Pro-C. Just turned off the power, connected the white and brown wires to the sensor terminals (make sure you remove the short plate on the sensor terminals before connecting the wires), then connected the red wires to the 24V AC terminals below the SEN terminals, turn on the power and your done. Took me five minutes.
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So far, so good. Installation is quite easy, particularly if you have a controller with sensor terminals on the circuit board. Buying the receiver and transmitter together is a time saver, too, as they are frequency matched at the factory, eliminating one step during installation. It hasn't rained here yet to test whether it actually does stop the system, but I am hopeful that my positive opinion of the product will be justified.
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I was very pleased with this product. My system had been down for quite some time and this was righ on time. Easy purchase, and great price. I'm always looking to save money and this did not disappoint me.
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By 101science on April 18, 2013
No problems. Fast service. Got it because of the easy replaceable batteries. Others use proprietary non replaceable. Easy to install and worked perfectly with my system which was a different manufacture.
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I am using this with a NetAqua watering timer and it worked beautifully for the last two rain storms. I have it set to stop watering cycles for about 2 days after a storm. I owned a wired type but it never worked.
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They work great. Easy to install. Save a lot of money on water bill. Because sprinklers don't run if 1/4 in of rain falls. So sprinklers turn off! Love it!
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