Hunter X-CORE 6 Station
- Hunter X-CORE Indoor Controller (XC-600i)
- 6 Station (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 reliabilit
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.
- Number of stations: 2, 4, 6, 8
- 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
- A - Height: 6½"
- B - Width: 5¾"
- C - Depth: 2"
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Otherwise I find the unit very reliable and flexible.
2) open top...? No, not sure why you would need or want to? The bottom section slides off to expose battery compartment and all connxn terminals
hope this helps, I have been using for the last season and it took some time to adjust for seasonal situations in my area, but I have done this as it allows and I like it!
Basic programming is very easy. When you start using a Solar Sync attachment or do a complex program, it can get complicated fast, although I've been able to figure everything out.
Main reason I bought this controller: my water company paid for it! Check and see if yours has a conservation rebate program.
The XC-600 comes in it's own weather-tight enclosure and can be mounted outdoors. This usually means mounting on the exterior/foundation wall of your home, shed, fence, or garage. It can also be mounted freestanding using a post or rigid conduit. Electric power is typically hard wired in the enclosure, so power and your valve and sensor wires must be run to the location.
The features and operation of both timers is identical. I purchased the XC-600i because I was replacing a very old timer mechanical that was mounted in a detached garage. All wiring and power was already in that location. This timer is rock solid reliable and has served my needs perfectly. I highly recommend it...just know whether it's going to be mounted inside or outside.
Rick in SC
But the wire that was connected to the MV terminal of the old controller was more likely the hot lead to your main valve (or pump), not the common lead. There should have been another wire from the main valve that was part of the Common circuit. Note that the wire can be part of the circuit without coming all the way back to the terminal on the controller! It could also be spliced in anywhere along the Common wire from the sprinkler valves, and still be correctly connected. (This is actually how it's shown schematically in the Owner's Manual.)
Without knowing more about your installation, I'd say that it's more likely that the wire that was on the MV (Main Valve) terminal of the old controller should go to the P (Pump) terminal of the XC-600i. (Whether it's connected to a pump or to a main valve doesn't matter. The point is to turn on another device that needs to be on whenever any of the other sprinkler valves is on.)
Generally it's helpful if the wire colors are all used for consistent purposes, such as all of the white wires being used as Common leads. But I wouldn't rely on it. It's very possible that there weren't enough colors to have a different one for each lead, so whoever installed it originally just picked a white one for the MV supply.
You may need to simply do a reset of the timer and then re-program it as you want it to be.
Press the keys slowly and deliberately, pausing between each to ensure the program advanced properly.
The XC-600i has a 25 volt ac transformer that plugs into a regular wall outlet. I measured the out put from the transformer and the actual output reading was 27 volts ac.
Be sure to pull out the protective tab on the back up battery. See manual. You can download manuals from Hunter. If you have the manual for the existing controller, you can compare them if you need to check supported features.
If you are replacing an existing controller. take pictures of existing wiring.
The xc-600i can handle up to 6 Stations (groups of sprinkler heads or rotors). each group has a control valve to furnish water to the group. It is not likely that you have enough water pressure to operate all of the sprinkler heads in the total system fr0m one control valve, therefore you need several stations. Each control valve must have a ground wire to it from a common loop from the ground terminal on the controller. a wire must be connected from a a numbered terminal on the controller to the proper terminal on the control valve. the ground wire and the power wires should be different colors, my ground wire is white and power wires are red, Yours may be different.
The transformer furnished with the controller can be plugged into a electrical wall outlet. The output from the transformer is approximately 20 -25 volts AC.
Are all connections secure?
Nothing when you rotate the dial?
Perhaps the unit is defective?
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