Hunter X-CORE 4 Station Indoor Controller
- Hunter X-CORE Indoor Controller (XC-400i)
- 4 Stations (Fixed)
- Standard Controller
This entry-level residential controller offers simple operation with Solar Sync compatibility. With easy-to-configure control for up to 8 stations, including 3 programs and 4 start times each, the X-Core is the perfect solution for residential applications. Install the revolutionary Solar Sync ET sensor that regulates irrigation run times daily based on locally measured weather. X-Core is also compatible with Hunter remotes for quick, wireless activation of irrigation. Installation, operation, and maintenance are designed to be simple while still delivering optimal efficiency and reliability
Features & Benefits
WaterSense Smart Watering Controller By Adding Solar Sync
By adding a Solar Sync to your Hunter controller, it transforms into a smart controller using local weather conditions to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions on the site. A Hunter controller with Solar Sync has been independently proven to have a detailed list of water-saving features and has been approved by the EPA as a WaterSense Smart Watering Controller.
Easy Retrieve 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.
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.
The QuickCheck feature makes field wiring issues easy to assess with the push of a button. QuickCheck displays an ERR message when a field wiring short is detected on a particular station number.
This feature offers protection against unreliable power, retaining current time, date, and program data.
Automatic Short Circuit Protection
Automatic short circuit protection is a feature found in all Hunter AC powered controllers. This feature automatically detects electrical faults, which are typically caused by wiring issues. Only affected stations are skipped, allowing all other stations to water normally as programmed. There are no fuses to blow or internal circuit breakers to trip, so complete irrigation system shutdown is avoided.
Seasonal Adjustment: Global or Automatic Updates with Solar Sync
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. This model offers two different ways to use Seasonal Adjustment to reduce water usage: Global and Daily.
Global: The Global option provides a Seasonal Adjustment percentage to all station Run Times on all of the controller's Programs.
Daily: With the addition of a Solar Sync ET Sensor, the controller has the ability to automatically implement daily adjustments based on measured local weather.
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.
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.
- A - Height: 6½"
- B - Width: 5¾"
- C - Depth: 2"
- Number of stations: 4
- Type: Fixed
- Enclosures: Indoor and outdoor
- Independent programs: 3
- Start times per program: 4
- Max. station run time: 4 hrs
- Transformer input: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
- Transformer output: 24 VAC, 1 A
- Station output: 24 VAC, 0.56 A
- P/MV output: 24 VAC, 0.28 A
- Sensor inputs: 1
- Approvals: Plastic IP54, UL, c-UL, FCC, CE, RCM
- Warranty period: 2 years
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The "Active/Bypass" switch on the controller provides a simple means to bypass the Weather Sensor capability when the sensor is not installed. I live in a desert climate with infrequent light rainfall. Therefore I do not have the Weather Sensor, as it is readily convenient for me to shut down the system manually when rain does occur.
The Owner's Manual on page 16 describes the optional Weather Sensor, including a wiring alternative to bypass the Weather Sensor circuit if the sensor is not installed.
It s very easy and you wil be pleased with the Hunter Unit
This would have been faster coming from the Customer Service department!
All the programming options are the same on the x core, works great so far. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Also what years are programmed in this controller as the years in our old one ran out in 2001? and it is really hard to match the current year days of the week, with an old year.
All this means, is that the worst-case scenario is easily overcome by adding a separate bypass switch to the new controller install (or by running some two-conductor wire to the rain detector, so it communicates directly with the new controller)
As for years, not to worry. Yes, the original SRC ran out of calendar in 2011 (there is a neat workaround) but Hunter wised up, and new electronics have so much more storage space than the originals - even the final run SRC controllers had a calendar to 2045
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