Irritrol RD600-EXT-R Rain Dial 6 Station Outdoor Remote-Ready Timer
- Irritrol RAIN DIAL Indoor/Outdoor Controller (RD600-EXT-R)
- 6 Station (Fixed)
- Standard Controller
In addition to the numerous upgrades built into this popular, long-standing controller, the optional CLIMATE LOGIC Wireless Weather Sensing System makes the Rain Dial-R a "smart" controller on the cutting edge of water management. When governed by Climate Logic, the Rain Dial-R will automatically water more on warm or hot days and less on cooler days. Applying the right amount of water to maintain a healthy landscape, the Rain Dial-R and weather-based Climate Logic Weather System seriously reduce overwatering and its expense.
Features & Benefits
- Climate Logic ready. Automatically reschedules Rain Dial-R watering based on the weather
- Remote CONTROL ready. Compatible with CRR (Contractor Residential Remote) remote series
- Rain sensor ready. Sensor bypass switch and terminal for sensor hookup
- Three independent programs. Programming flexibility to meet the needs of a wide variety of plant material on the landscape site
- Three water day choices- Any day of the week, skip days or odd/even dates - Skip days and odd/even dates have day exclusion option
- Water Budgeting. For quick changes to the watering duration of all stations on a program at one time or pre-set a change in water budget for each month.
- 365-day calendar for Odd/Even date watering. Meets the odd/even date watering mandates often used for landscape water reductions
- Water well recovery (delay between stations). Option of pump circuit ON or OFF during
- Master Valve/Pump Start circuit Assignable per station. Stations requiring a booster pump can be supplied while other stations can run on street water pressure
- Test All Stations program. Allows a quick test of all stations from lowest to highest number
- Clear/erase memory by program. Saves time by quickly erasing only the program desired
- Program stack or overlap option. Allows three programs/stations on at once or restricts operations to no overlapping station runs
- Station run times: 1-59 minutes in 1-minute increments or 1-5.9 hours in .1-hour (6 minute) increments
- Start times: 3 per program per day for 9 starts total
- Watering schedules per program - Any day of the week - Skip days from 1 to 31 days between irrigation days - Odd or even date watering
Control Your Sprinklers with SMRT LOGIC!*
*NOTE: These WiFi connectivity features REQUIRE the use of the SMRT Logic Gateway device & Climate Logic Wireless Weather Sensor System (Both Sold Separately)
SMRT LOGIC is a cloud based hub for landscapes. SMRT Logic® is the connected solution for your outdoor space. When used in conjunction with a Climate Logic® Wireless Weather Sensing System (CL-100-WIRELESS) or CRR Series Mini Remote Receiver, it provides app-based control to the industry-leading lineup of controllers from Irritrol®. Simply plug the SMRT Logic into an available router port for network access and pair devices on the SMRTscape website. Experience up to 3 times the range of traditional Wi-Fi controllers along with added security and convenience features. Access irrigation, lighting, water features and pumps from a single interface through the same controller you have owned for years. All this and an industry-leading 5-year warranty make SMRT Logic the All-Pro solution for everyone.
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I just purchased a Rain Dial-R, 6 station controller and cannot locate the web site to download an online User Manual.
Could you please assist ? A copy via e-mail would be much appreciated .
Many thanks in anticipation
Immediately goes OFF and display blinks. Same condition on all
valves. Otherw2ise the controller is doing its job?
Thanks, Willie D.
I have never used the "Manual" Button, but it seems to me that if you want to manually run a station, select it on the dial then press the "Manual" button and set the time you want it to run with the "Set Programs" switch set to "Run or Manual".
I have always used the "Semi-Auto Start A, B or C" to run for the "Run Time" which I have already programmed into the appropriate stations.
If your question is about programming A, B or C, then slide the "Set Program" switch to the center position and select the stations you want to run under program A with the dial switch and enter their run times with the + or - key. Then set the Shedule Days and then the Start Times accordingly. Do the same for B and C if needed.
If you want to test your programming, slide the "Set Programs" switch to "Run", select A,B or C and press "Semi-Auto Start".
Make sure the Current Day is set as well as the correct time, leave the center switch in "Run", close the lid and you're done. It also would be advisable to install a backup battery so power failures won't wipe out your programming.
have been "new" and at the best price.
I have not found a better price locally or on the internet. mjr
The new RD has timing abilities you dont need so thats why te extra pins.
Also before you buy, replace the battery in the old one, that may be what it needs.
I spoke with Irritrol customer service about the problem and used my own experience as an electronics engineer to help me. The Irritrol customer service representative was very helpful and provided many useful steps to help troubleshoot the problem. They even provided me with the correct diagnosis (it seems like it could be a common problem).
Since the controller should only use the battery as a backup to store the time and settings in case of a power outage, it should almost never be used. When the transformer was not properly converting the voltage, the controller would use some of the battery to help it operate the valves. This would cause the battery to go dead and the voltage level in the controller would drop low enough for the time to reset and blink.
I would call Irritrol customer service and see what they say. You will might end up needing a new controller.
On a new installation, the hardest parts are running the wires in conduit and, of course, digging the trenches, but that would be true of any controller.
The box is almost bullet proof and has stood up well to direct sun and heat since 1993.
The only differences I am aware of is interior & exterior model(s). Then standard and remote models. The standard interior model has the power transformer exterior of the controller housing and should always be mounted in doors or under cover (no moisture). I would assume a remote version has all the same basic features if not more.
you should be able to fit a flat head screwdriver in the lock and turn clockwise to open. It's not a very secure lock, just to keep from easy tampering. Good luck, Joe
scadutof@hotmail.... This fellow rebuilds these units and should have your answer
If it is glued, then the obvious is to cut the PVC pipe at least two inches below the MPT fitting (to use a coupling to fit it back together). I would suggest -
1. Be very careful cutting the PVC pipe, your wires are in it.
2. Once the wires are disconnected from the controller connections, you should be able to twist them to make all the wires seem as one.
3. Then tape them together with black electricians tape.
4. Find a wire coat hanger and cut about 12-14 inches so you can make a fish hook. Insert the fish hook under the tape and tape it to the wire.
5. Push the coat hanfger wire, with the controller wires attached, down past where you are going to cut. This gives you one target that really means nothing it you nick it.
6. Once most of the cut is done, you should be able to see where the coat hanger is in relation to the cut.
7. Move the coat hanger out of the way and finish your cut.
8. Once completly cutting around, you can remove the PVC pipe enough to figure out how to get everything apart, and back together. Not rocket science.
do you have
that item for purchase?
If joints look like they are cracked, they will need to be re soldered. If you cant do it your self, you should be able to find a friend that could do it for you.
You can get further help from raindialrepair dot net
If you happen to have an outdoor unit, you can certainly install it indoors if you wish, but I wouldn't try it the other way. Even with an outdoor unit, I have had to replace the unit after five years outdoors because of oxidation. I don't mind, because the "set-it-and-forget-it" nature of this controller makes it all worth-while.
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