Does your valve controller monitor flow and automatically turn off with a flow rate above a certain level?
Our valve controller does not monitor flow rate, but it does monitor pressure in the irrigation line. Normally we use pressure switches, but we do have the capability to use pressure transducers which provide a PSI measurement from 0-100PSI. Users can then set alerts (text, call, email) to notify them when the pressure goes above or below a threshold. We don't automate the valve or pump to turn off, but when alerted, the user can decide to troubleshoot and turn ON/OFF.
How many soil sensors can go on one cellular station?
Currently we support 1 soil moisture probe per cellular station. The probe contains a sensor every 4", so if you have a 31" probe for example you'd record 8 soil moisture measurements. If someone had a good reason for putting multiple probes per station we could add this in the future. It's possible with RS485 communications, but we just haven't had this request.
How far can they be wired to one cell station?
RS485 has a theoretical limit of 4,000 feet with 18 gauge twisted pair shielded wires.
How many valves per valve station?2 valves and 2 pressure sensors (switches or transducers)
How far away can the valves be?
We use 12VDC current to switch open the solenoid valves. You wouldn't want to go more than a couple hundred feet away from the device.
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