Hunter ET-Wind Wind Speed Anemometer (Optional)
HUNTER ET-WIND SENSOR (for ET-System Module)
Gathers weather data on site, continuously calculates the ideal program for your landscape
Take the guesswork out of irrigation scheduling; by tracking your local microclimate and automatically calculating a scientific irrigation program! The Hunter ET System is an easy-to-add-on accessory (for any Hunter controller that operates with a SmartPort® system) that measures key climatic conditions; and uses them to calculate your local Evapotranspiration (ET) factor. The ET is then downloaded into your irrigation controller to create an irrigation program that is just right for your sprinkler system; plants; and soil conditions. By taking into account the rate at which water is consumed by weather conditions; the ET System will initiate a new schedule to replenish only the water that is actually needed. And our WiltGard™ technology can intervene to trigger protective watering when extreme conditions threaten your plants. The result is a dramatic savings in your water bill (about 30%; on average); healthier root zones; and your participation in conserving our precious natural resources.
Features / Benefits
- Calculates Evapotranspiration (ET) for your local microclimate
Automatically creates a scientific program and downloads it to your standard sprinkler controller
- Saves water and money
Minimizes water waste; applies just the water your plants need
- WiltGard™ technology
Enables it to trigger protective watering when extreme conditions threaten your plants
- True station-specific database determines appropriate watering
ET information combines with each zone’s particular plant; soil; sun; and sprinkler data
- Easily upgrades most Hunter controllers to weather–based control
No high voltage AC wiring required
- Non-volatile memory
Retains your program and site information in event of a power failure
- Power Input: 24 VAC; 50/60Hz (from host controller)
- Current draw: 20 ma; max
- Non-volatile memory
- Replaceable 10-year lithium battery
ET Module power; SmartPort
ET Sensor; 2 x 18 AWG/1 mm
- Max distance; ET Module from controller: 6 ft./2 m
- Max distance; ET Sensor from module: 100 ft./30 m
- ET Module – 6" H x 4" W x 1.75" D (153 mm H x 102 mm W x 45 mm D)
- ET Sensor – 10 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W x 12 1/8" D (26.7 mm H x 18.4 mm W x 30.8 mm D)
- ET Sensor with pole brackets – 10 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W x 13" D (26.7 mm H x 18.4 mm W x 33.0 mm D)
- ET Sensor with ET Wind – 11 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W x 19 7/8" D (29.2 mm H x 18.4 mm W x 50.5 mm D)
- ET Sensor and ET Wind with pole brackets – 11 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W x 20 3/4" D (29.2 mm H x 18.4 mm W x 52.7 mm D)
ET and Irrigation: Working with Climate
Plants evaporate moisture through their leaves; and replenish it through their roots. In turn; conditions such as temperature; humidity; and wind dictate the rate at which the plants lose their moisture. ET-based irrigation measures these conditions and replenishes only the amount of water lost to plant evaporation. Factors such as the precipitation rate of your sprinklers; the crop coeficient of your plant types; and the infiltration rate and holding capacity of your soils are taken into account with simple menu
No More Sprinklers Running in the Rain!
Each ET System has a simple user interface; so you can select from a menu of common sprinkler; plant; and soil types; or create your own custom factors. The system’s sensor array includes solar radiation; relative humidity; temperature; a rain gauge that tracks precipitation; plus an optional anemometer for wind speed. The ET System stops wasteful irrigation after naturally occurring rainfall; and automatically resumes sprinkler operation when conditions return to dry.
Evapotranspiration and Hunter:
Leading the Way! Evapotranspiration is a formula; based on weather conditions; which has been created through exhaustive research and experimentation by irrigation professionals. ET has come to symbolize the “best practice” for determining landscape watering needs. Hunter helped to pioneer this field of automatic irrigation; and has ofered ET-capable irrigation controllers for over 15 years. Now; the ET System brings this proven technology to a simple; afordable package that lets all of us irrigate responsibly.
Weather Data at Your Site - (Not from Somewhere Else)
Hunter's ET System requires no subscription fees; and is not based on any form of broadcast or other distant weather data. Your irrigation schedule is based on actual conditions in your landscape. The ET System was designed to exceed standards developed by the Irrigation Association and government agencies; using Smart Water Application Technology to minimize waste; while creating healthier landscapes.
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