Hunter Wind-Clik Wired Sprinkler Wind Sensor
Control irrigation system information during high wind conditions.
Look at any sprinkler’s performance chart and you’ll see that the data was gathered from tests conducted under zero wind conditions. Of course; in the real world; not every day is a calm one. And; while most sprinklers can still perform at close to peak efficiency with some type of breeze; when the air movement starts to get stronger; water coverage can get challenging; questionable and downright messy. It can even become a liability issue when windblown sprinklers soak pedestrian paths or roadways with passing cars. The Hunter Wind-Clik offers the most cost-effective solution to such situations as it shuts off irrigation systems during periods of high wind (shut down points are adjustable); then automatically resets the irrigation system when conditions are more favorable. With Wind-Clik you’ll save water; worry and money as your sprinkler system will only be operating at the times when you can be sure that the water intended for your landscape will reach its destination. For effective wind control; you’ll be blown away by Wind-Clik…instead of simply seeing your water blown away by the wind.
Features / Benefits
- Designed for two types of operation
Either “normally open” or “normally closed” wiring
- Adjusts to actuate at various wind speeds
Sets to shut down system from 12 to 35 mph
- Adjustable reset wind speeds
Set from 8 to 24 mph; based upon local conditions
- Can control fountain systems
Eliminates overspray during windy conditions
- 5-year warranty
Your guarantee of dependable operation
- Switch Rating: 250 VAC 5 amps
- Rated: 24 volts 5 amps as wired
- Wire “normally open” or “normally closed”
- Wind Speed Adjustment:
Actuation: 12-35 mph
Reset: 8-24 mph
- Mounts: Slip fits over 2" PVC pipe or attaches to 1/2" conduit with adapter (supplied with unit)
- Height: 3.9 inches
- Wind Vane Diameter: 5 inches
The large knob is the switching (actuation) speed in mph. For example; if the unit is wired “normally closed;” the dial will indicate the wind speed that the unit will switch open. The small knob is the reset speed. This is the wind speed that the wind will have to slow down to in order to reset the switch (closed; in this example). The reset speed should always be set lower than the switching speed. If the reset speed is set the same or higher than switching speed; extreme switch chatter could occur (on-off-on-off etc). The difference between the two settings will largely determine the cycling of the sprinkler system being controlled. The larger the difference; the longer the cycle. Do not try to move the dial knobs counter-clockwise past the lowest speed setting; nor go past the highest speed setting.
The two most common situations are shown below. For non-standard wiring situations; please consult your distributor or request our “Non-standard” wiring information packet.
There is built in damping in the unit to alleviate the problem of short gusts of wind. Therefore; the wind speed settings; while accurate under controlled conditions; are actually relative averages when set up in the field. The user should make initial wind speed settings and then observe to make sure the Wind-Clik is switching as desired. Incremental adjustments can then be made. Manual operation or testing of the unit can be done by manually rotating the vanes in the direction of the arrows. Switching will occur about 90° from the rest position and stay switched to the end of its travel range (180° from rest). Allowing the vanes to rotate backwards to the rest position will deactivate the switch (about 45° from the rest position).
- In most installations; the Wind-Clik acts as a switch to break the circuit to the solenoid valves of the irrigation system during high wind conditions. This allows the timer to advance as scheduled; but keeps the irrigation valves from opening the water flow. Once the wind conditions drop below the reset point; the switch closes again to allow for normal operation. This is performed by the wind action of the vanes. They rotate about 180°; and DO NOT SPIN. There are arrow indicators on the top part of the housing that indicate the direction of rotation from rest. The switching action occurs about midway in the range of rotation.
- The housing of the Wind-Clik is designed to slip over the end of 2" PVC pipe. The length and the fixing of the pipe is then up to the user depending on the situation. For example; the pipe could be inserted directly into the ground as a post; or a short length could be screwed into a wooden deck post.
- Mounting Location
- Wind obstructions should be avoided; of course; however; when buildings are nearby; the Wind-Clik should be located so that the prevailing wind direction is not obstructed. Going up high is not always necessary; however; it is a good way to avoid obstructions. Wind speeds often vary according to ground height; and for irrigation system control the wind speed about 6 feet above ground would be a good representative height for the Wind-Clik placement.
- Wiring to Your Irrigation System
- Wiring to the Hunter SRC Controller
- The Wind-Clik connects directly to the SRC. This allows you to easily override the sensor by using the RUN (BYPASS SENSOR) position on the dial.
- Route the wires from the Wind-Clik up through the same opening used for irrigation valve wiring.
- Connect one wire to the RS terminal and other to the C terminal (See Figure 1).
- Connect the valve common to the RS terminal.
- Wiring to the Hunter Pro-C or ICC Controller
The Wind-Clik connects directly to the Pro-C or ICC. This allows you to easily over-ride the sensor by using the Sensor switch on the front panel.
- Remove the jumper from the two “SEN” terminals.
- Route the wires from the rain sensor up through the same conduit opening used for valve wiring.
- Connect one wire to the terminal labeled “SEN” and the other wire to the other “SEN” terminal (See Figure 2).
- Other Irrigation Controllers
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