Smart Controller Specifications

Controllers


Zones

  • 6 Zones (HC-6) or 12 Zones (HC-12)
  • Outdoor edition available (AUSTRALIA ONLY)
  • Expandable to 36 zones with additional Expansion Modules (HC-12)
  • Master valve (pump start) support using zone output. Master valve delay configurable before start and after zone finish
  • Multiple controllers supported per account to expand capacity
  • Designed for industry standard 24V AC solenoids
  • Two solenoids may be paralleled on a zone
  • Short circuit protection (800mA max)
  • Broken wiring detection with log alert (HC-12)

Programmed Runs

  • Independent start times per zone
  • Odd or even week watering
  • Day of week scheduling
  • User-defined watering schedules to simplify watering setup and management
  • Odd or even day watering
  • Configurable dead time between zone runs

Rain Climate sensing and forecast

  • User-selected internet weather stations
  • External rain sensor input (open/close contact)
  • External soil moisture sensor input (open/close)

Water flow measurement

  • 2 flow meter or generic (rain, moisture, level) sensor inputs per controller
  • SMS alerts for water use overflow and underflow - Enthusiast Plan required
  • Supports any reed pulse-based flow meters
  • Full reporting on water usage in liters or gallons per irrigation zone
  • Push notifications for Android and Apple devices
  • Aggregate water usage over 30 days

Automatic schedule modifications

  • Forecast temperature below a user set threshold
  • Evapotranspiration (ET)
  • Rainfall amount above user set weekly threshold
  • Forecast temperature and humidity above a user set threshold
  • Rainfall probability
  • Forecast wind speed
  • Rainfall amount above user set daily threshold

Sensor Port Functionality

  • Support for open/closed contact sensors including rain sensors and soil moisture
  • Configurable delay to start irrigation based on sensor - Enthusiast Plan required
  • Stop irrigation based on sensor input
  • Configurable delay to stop irrigation based on sensor
  • Start irrigation based on sensor input - Enthusiast Plan required
  • Per zone sensor support

Touchscreen Functionality

  • Full support for configuration without web browser or app
  • Start or stop zones
  • View current, sensor status, water usage (where applicable)

Other Functions

  • Remote start, stop or suspend by web browser or iPhone/Android app
  • Local display – full graphic touchscreen with backlight
  • Automatic time, date and daylight saving adjustment
  • Local operation of watering zones, if required
  • Extensive reporting functionality
  • Remote software download and automatic updates

Internet connectivity

  • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b/g compatible) connects to standard-based wireless access point
  • Security open or preshared key with WPA / WPA2

Physical

  • Width: 7" / 170mm
  • Height: 6" / 150mm
  • Depth: 1.3″ / 35mm
  • Weight: 6.1 ounce / 175gm (controller only)
  • Operating temperature range: 0 to 150F (-18C to 66C)
  • Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing

Electrical

  • Powered by 24V AC plugpack (supplied)
  • Zone running – 300mA typical @ 24V AC (single solenoid per zone)
  • Transformer input voltage 220V – 240VAC (International model) and 110V – 120 VAC (US model)
  • Standby – 75mA @ 24V AC

Certifications

  • WaterSense approved (EPA)
  • Wi-Fi Alliance certified
  • FCC (US), CE (Europe) and C-tick (Australia) approved

Supplied items

  • Hydrawise Ready Controller
  • Quick start installation instructions
  • 24V AC 1 Amp plug pack (Australian, European or US plug types)
  • Wall mount screws

Expansion Modules


Zones

  • 12 zones (expandable to 36 total with an additional Expansion Module)
  • Short circuit protection (800mA max)
  • Designed for industry standard 24V AC solenoids
  • All other functionality is the same as a Hydrawise Ready Controller
  • Two solenoids may be paralleled on a zone

Flow Meters


Flow Meter with ¾” coupling

  • Inlet/outlet size - 3/4" (20mm) BSP/NPT thread
  • Minimum flow – 50 l/hr
  • Working pressure – 0 to 1.6MPa
  • Material – Brass body with PVC reading cap
  • Meter internal diameter – 20mm
  • Resolution – 1 liter
  • Temperature range (operating) – up to 50 deg C
  • Electrical connection – 2 wires
  • Maximum flow – 80 l/min
  • Directional flow – yes
  • Accuracy – 2%
  • Dimensions (approx.) – 13 cm long x 8 cm wide x 8 cm high

Flow Meter with 1″ coupling

  • Inlet/outlet size - 1" (25mm) BSP/NPT thread
  • Minimum flow – 70 l/hr
  • Working pressure – 0 to 1.6MPa
  • Material – Brass body with PVC reading cap
  • Meter internal diameter – 25mm
  • Resolution – 10 liters
  • Temperature range (operating) – up to 50 deg C
  • Electrical connection – 2 wires
  • Maximum flow – 130 liters per minute
  • Directional flow – yes
  • Accuracy – 2%
  • Dimensions (approx.) – 16 cm long x 8 cm wide x 8 cm high x 80mm