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Hunter XC Hybrid Battery Operated Controller

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Battery-Powered Controller Delivers The Power Without The Plug

The XC Hybrid Controller delivers extensive power without the plug. Built with all the same efficient water management features as the XC Controller, the XC Hybrid operates DC latching solenoids with battery power or a plug in 24VAC transformer. Ready for outdoor or indoor installation, the XC Hybrid is available in 6 and 12 station, plastic or stainless steel models. That means it’s the right solution for a wide range of residential and commercial applications. Small residential areas, parks, gardens, roadway medians and roundabouts are ready for the XC Hybrid. With ‘Easy Retrieve’ memory backup and on-board, non-volatile memory, you’ve got the assurance to recall all of the controller’s watering programs.

XC Hybrid Compatible with Solar Panel Kit

Solar Panel Kit (SPXCH) eliminates the need for batteries and provides maintenance-free operation. The Solar Panel provides maintenance-free operation by harnessing the sun’s energy to power the controller 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for years on end. Once connected, the Solar Panel supplies 100% of the controllers’ power, and eliminates the alkaline batteries. This “eco-innovations” alternative is more environmentally friendly and allows for maintenance-free operation of the controller.

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Easy Retrieveâ„¢ Memory

A manual back-up utility that stores complete controller scheduling and setup information in back-up memory. This allows the saved watering schedule to be restored at any time. This can be used to set a controller back to its initial settings after tampering or at the beginning of a new season.

One Touch Manual Start and Advance

Allows any program to be started manually by simply pressing and holding the right arrow key. Advance through stations in a program by pressing the right arrow key again.

Rain Sensor Bypass

Toggle switch that controls the input signal from the weather sensor (Rain-Clik, Freeze-Clik, Wind-Clik, etc). When the switch is set to “Bypass” the controller will ignore the signal from the sensor and irrigate normally.

Programmable Rain Delay

The Programmable Rain Delay feature incorporates a user specified number of days to keep the controller in the OFF mode, then allows for the system to automatically revert back to scheduled irrigation. This will prevent watering during an extended period of inclement weather, but will resume watering automatically without requiring a return visit to the controller. The controller displays the number of days remaining before watering resumes.

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Non-Volatile Memory

This feature offers protection against unreliable power, retaining current time, date, and program data.

Global Seasonal Adjustment

This feature allows for quick adjustments to irrigation run times through a percentage scale. During peak season, set the seasonal adjustment to 100%. If weather conditions require less water, enter the appropriate percentage value (i.e. 50%) to cut down irrigation run times without the need to adjust each station in the program.

Delay Between Stations

Users can program a delay between stations as the controller advances from one station to the next. This delay can range from a few seconds (to permit slow-closing valves additional time to close) to a much longer period of time (to allow pressure tanks time to recharge), based on user requirements.

Sensor Programmability

The ability to specify which program will be shut down in response to a specific sensor alarm. This allows programs unaffected by the sensor to continue automatic operations.

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Product Details

  • Battery or AC powered
  • Type: Fixed
  • Enclosures: Indoor/outdoor plastic; outdoor stainless steel
  • Independent programs: 3
  • Start times per program: 4
  • Max. station run time: 4 hrs
  • Operates DC latching solenoids only
  • Warranty period: 2 years


  • 24 VAC input transformer:
    • 120 VAC plug in transformer (P/N 526500)
    • 240 VAC plug in transformer (European P/N 545700)
    • 240 VAC plug in transformer (Australian P/N 545500)
  • DC latching solenoids (P/N 458200)
  • Pole mount for stainless steel model
    • XCHSPOLE - Stainless steel 4' pole, mounting bracket, and hardware
    • XCHSPB - Stainless steel mounting bracket and hardware
  • Solar Panel Kit eliminates the need for batteries and provides maintenance free operation (P/N SPXCH)

Electrical Specifications

  • Operates DC latching solenoids (only) 9-11 VDC
  • Pump/master valve
  • Operating temperature: 0° F to 140° F
  • Power Source
    • Operates on battery power or 24VAC plug in transformer or optional Solar Panel
    • Plastic model uses 6 AA batteries and Stainless model uses 6 C batteries


  • CE, UL, cUL, C-tick
Plastic & Metal
Commercial, Light Commercial, Residential
6 & 12
Enclosure Type:
Controller (HY)
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