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Toro PSS-SEN Wireless Precision Soil Sensor

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Toro PSS-SEN Wireless Precision Soil Sensor

Leveraging Toro sensing technology used on high-end commercial sites and world-class golf courses around the globe, the Toro Precision Soil Sensor reduces water waste by continuously measuring moisture levels in the soil and determining when to allow your controller to water, maximizing the efficiency of your irrigation system. Communication between the sensor probe and receiver is completely wireless, so installation is quick and easy with no digging required.

Toro PSS-SEN Wireless Precision Soil Sensor

Product Details

  • Wireless Communication: Up to 500' (152m) line-of-sight
  • Automatic Calibration: The sensor will automatically detect the soil type and adjust all calculations accordingly
  • Freeze Detection: The only soil sensor to offer freeze detection that prevents irrigation when temperatures approach freezing
  • Signal Strength Indicating LED: A multi-color LED on the sensor probe indicates radio strength to assist in finding a suitable installation location
  • Slim Design: The sensor probe's ultra-slim 3/4" profile allows it to avoid being damaged by mowing equipment
  • Long Battery Life: Easily replaceable batteries last up to 2 years with alkaline batteries (longer with lithium)
  • Works with Any Irrigation Controller: Can be installed on any irrigation controller, including competitive models
  • No Digging Required: Communication between the sensor probe and the receiver is completely wireless, with up to a 500' range (line of sight). Installation doesn't disturb the soil, giving you accurate moisture readings starting as soon as the sensor is put in the ground
  • Prevents Overwatering: Continuously measures soil moisture levels and determines when to allow your irrigation controller to water, making sure just the right amount of water is applied
  • Two Year Warranty
  • There are two components to the system - a battery-powered wireless sensor probe and a receiver that wires into any irrigation controller's sensor port
  • Once installed, the sensor calculates field capacity for your soil (or the maximum amount of water the soil can hold after excess water has drained away) and sets that as "100%"
  • Any time the moisture level in the soil exceeds field capacity, the irrigation controller is prevented from watering until the moisture level falls below the level set in the receiver (default is 50% of field capacity, adjustable by the user)
  • Power: Probe: 3 AA batteries; Receiver: 24 VAC from controller
  • Dimensions: 5" x 3-3/4" x 2-3/4"; Probe spikes: 4-3/4"; Receiver Body: 3" x 3-3/4" x 1-1/2"
  • Communication Options: 900 MHz DSSS
  • Operating Temperature: Probe: 14 degrees F to 170 degrees (-10 degrees C to 77 degrees C); Receiver: 14 degrees F to 140 degrees F (-10 degrees C to 60 degrees C)
  • Sensing: Soil moisture and ambient temperature
  • Range: Up to 500' (152 m) line-of-sight
  • Wireless: yes
Brand:
Toro
Weight:
0.7000
Sensor Material:
Plastic
Type:
Soil Sensor
Material:
Plastic
Sensor Connection:
Wireless
Freeze:
Yes
Average Rating:
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2.5 / 5.0
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Works as advertised - with a little help
The item is very well constructed, and pairs easily with the evolution controller with smart connect installed. It's performance is excellent. My subtraction of one star is due to the vague, outdated, incomplete documentation that comes with it. Menus that appear on the controller are not represented in the documentation. The calibration instructions are not clear at all, and after a week of failed calibrations, a call to Toro (Weekdays - 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time) cleared got me going. I always got to speak to a person. Good customer service.
June 4, 2015
No receiver included, won't work with my control unit
The description clearly states:

>"There are two components to the system - a battery-powered wireless sensor probe and a receiver that wires into any irrigation controller's sensor port"<

However the only product included is the sensor probe, NO receiver. Now I'm stuck with SW's return policy.
June 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
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replace toro rain sensor
R E on May 10, 2018
replacement part
M I on Apr 17, 2017
replace toro rain sensor
R E on May 10, 2018
needed to optimize water use.
Carlson on May 3, 2018
replacement part
M I on Apr 17, 2017
I have used TORO controllers and other in the past and I always seem to come back to Toro Controllers and on how easy they are to use and set up. With the new EVO controller I like how it is always being upgraded. Just needed the extras to make it even more efficient.
A V on Jan 12, 2017
Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Dwight M on Jan 3, 2017
needed to optimize water use.
Carlson on May 3, 2018
I have used TORO controllers and other in the past and I always seem to come back to Toro Controllers and on how easy they are to use and set up. With the new EVO controller I like how it is always being upgraded. Just needed the extras to make it even more efficient.
A V on Jan 12, 2017
Is the receiver included with this item or is it just the sensor?
R B on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is just the sensor. It is intended to be used with their irrigation controllers like the evolution with wireless interface. There is another model that includes receiver that can be used with any controller. I believe it is the xtra smart series.
I have installed 2 new Toro PSS-SEN ground sensors on my new EVO controller. The controller synced up and shows good to go.
Both have 3 bar signals and new batteries yet neither will calibrate. I've tried calibrating over a day right after irrigation and tried immediate calibration right after watering and they still fail to calibrate. Nothing in the install instructions about this. What could be wrong?
NoFuss on Jun 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Update from my question above. Toro support worked with me to exchange the interface. Same problem. I found out by accident the resolution. I synched sensor with controller in garage and had green light. Took them outside and before placing in the ground noticed no green light. Placed sensor on ground and resynched with controller and made sure the light stayed on after installing. Working now. Confirmed with Toro that the green light has to be on all the time.
how do you know when the battery is low?
noner on Jan 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A battery icon on the Evolution controller indicates status of battery.
Is this really compatible with the Rachio Gen 2 controller?
Bruce K on May 1, 2018
I am replacing a dead sensor. How do I sync it to the existing controller?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2016
Do you have any feedback on this product from other users?
A shopper on May 23, 2015