PRO48 Solenoid Activator/Chatterbox
Irrigation problems are often problems with the electrical portion of the sprinkler system. Sprinkler systems work on the idea that 110 volt AC is converted to 24 volt dc and sent down the wires leading to a solenoid attached to a valve at the appropriate time. If any of these electrical components fail, the system fails. The Pro48 tests all of the critical electrical components and does so in an easy to follow LED system that walks a user through the process component by component. This system of checks tests out the clock or controller first, then the wires, and finally the solenoid, which are all of the electric components of a sprinkler system. So with a Pro48 tester, a user quickly determines which of these 3 parts is at fault.
The Pro48 Multi-Function Irrigation System Tester is a value-priced tester for irrigation contractors and maintenance personnel. This is important because no technology works if you can't afford it.
A powerful tool any technician can afford
Sprinkler solenoids can be checked using either activation or chatter modes. Lost or buried solenoids are quickly found as well by listening for the chatter or "chatterbox" function. Wiring can be verified and tagged with the built-in tone generator function. Clocks also are tested for proper 24vac output with a simple LED power check.
Made from a heavy duty plastic case, the highly visible yellow Pro48 sprinkler solenoid activator is designed for rugged use in the field.
- Activates and holds solenoids open (including DC latching).
- Generates and traces 1Khz tracing tone
- Checks clock 24v power output
- Tests for open or shorted wiring
- Power Requirements: Two 9V Alkaline batteries (not included)
- Battery Life: 3 hours continuous
- Voltage Output: 36VDC peak
- Voltage Protection: 28VAC
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I will always have one of these with me when doing my sprinkler repairs!
My valves are apparently about 2 feet deep. I need help locating the valves since the originally owner did not leave a map, if he even had a map. My thanks in advance for your help.
If you think that the valve is deep, it’s helpful to use a wire locator to track the wire path to determine a general location of the valve. I have located valves up to a foot deep with no problem. The only drawback is that the Armada chatter can be difficult to hear in noisy environments.
The Armada Pro-48 Chatterer has some advantages, but the valve locators offer an audible "beep" to follow the wire from the controller to the valve. They are more user friendly. The Chatterer might not make a loud enough noise to find the valve and if the solenoid is bad, they don't chatter at all.