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Hunter Pro-C Front Panel

  • Hunter Pro-C Front Panel Replacement Part
  • Works with the Pro-C Hunter Controller

Features & Benefits

This Pro-C panel is compatible with production models 2006 to current. Compatible controllers include all PC-300 and older style PCC models. The number of stations for the Pro-C are 4 - 16, PCC 6 & 12.

  • Independent irrigation programs: 3
  • Independent lighting programs: 3
  • Start times per program: 4
  • Max. station run time: 6 hours
  • Solar Sync dial position: now available with built-in Solar Sync programming for increased installation efficiency
  • Solar Sync delay feature: allows adjustments to be postponed for up to 99 days
  • Cycle and Soak feature built in: reduces runoff
  • Lighting programs built in: allows the ability to add landscape lighting control
  • Added knockouts offer additional flexibility
  • Programmable rain delay: prevents watering for an extended period as needed
  • Non-volatile memory: keeps programs indefinitely without battery backup
  • Rain sensor bypass: allows the controller to ignore sensor devices when needed
  • One touch manual start and advance: allows user to start or test any station
  • Warranty period: 2 years

Key Benefits

  • Number of stations:
  • Modular Pro-C capacity from 4 to 16
  • Fixed PCC with 6- and 12-station options
  • 3 independent irrigation programs (4 start times each) allow for customized scheduling
  • 6-hour maximum station run time provides flexibility for differing application amount
  • 1 sensor input available for use with Solar Sync® or any Clik sensors
  • 1 P/MV output for pump start relay and master valve activation
  • Dedicated Solar Sync dial position provides logic for smart water savings
  • Easy Retrieve™ memory allows for manual backup and retrieval of preferred settings and programming
  • QuickCheck™ provides simple diagnostics of faulty field wiring
  • 3 independent lighting programs available for simultaneous irrigation and lighting control

  • Product Details

    • Years in production (2006-Current)
    • Compatible controllers = All PC-300 and older style PCC models.
    • Number of stations: Pro-C: 4 - 16, PCC 6 & 12
    • Type: Pro-C: Modular, PCC: Fixed
    • Enclosures: indoor and outdoor plastic
    • Materials: Plastic
    • Color: Grey
    Hunter Pro-C Front Panel

    Advanced Features


    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. Click here to learn more about Smart Controllers


    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.


    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.


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 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.


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.


Day(s) of the week can be programmed OFF in advance, so that irrigation does not occur regardless of program interval schedules. For example, if the gardener mows the lawn on Saturday, the Non-Water Days feature allows Saturday to be programmed OFF, so that watering will not occur.

How to Replace a PRO-C Front Panel

Note: The Pro-C controller is truly modular in design. This means that most components of the controller can be removed and replaced if needed. For the newer style Pro-C (blue panel and buttons) the part number for the front panel is 821501. The part number for the older style Pro-C controllers (green buttons) is 526200.

Steps 1 Steps 2
Valve and Boxes

To remove the Pro-C's front panel, start by removing all power from the controller. Unplugging the transformer or shutting off the circuit breaker will be necessary to do this properly.

Valve and Boxes

Open the front panel similar to how the controllers door opens, this should expose the battery compartment on the back of the front panel.

Steps 3 Steps 4
Valve and Boxes

Locate the gray ribbon cable in the upper right corner on the back of the front panel.

Valve and Boxes

Disconnect the ribbon cable from the back of the front panel by carefully pulling the plastic cable connector off the back of the front panel.

Steps 5 Steps 6
Valve and Boxes

Locate the Hinge Release switch below the ribbon cable connector on the back of the control panel. Push down on the white tab, the hinge pins will retract and allow the front panel to come free from the cabinet.

Valve and Boxes

After the panel is removed you can reverse this process to install the new face panel.

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works great
installs easy. programming was easy. great product.
July 22, 2017
over 3 years ago
Replacement Pro-C Controller
This was a replacement for a 9 year old controller that fried by the extreme temps in Arizona. It was easy to replace and program.
January 13, 2014
Great product, great price, works perfectly. Thanks
July 24, 2017
over 3 years ago
Good service, quick delivery, good price, works great
June 21, 2017
over 3 years ago
Replacement for Hunter 526200 PRO-C
I purchased this as a replacement for my front panel which would intermittently change the watering times to hours. The replacement was just as described and at a great price from SprinklerWarehouse. It arrived quickly and was brand new; it was easy to replace and works great.
July 1, 2017
over 3 years ago
Completely plug compatible with old unit
It's nice to see what I'm programming. Our old unit had LCD segments burned out. Would recommend it highly. Completely plug compatible with our old front panel.
June 8, 2017
over 3 years ago
Website is really user friendly.
Works perfectly.
Shipped really quick.
April 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
good deal
direct replacement, worked great, good value, would recommend
June 21, 2017
over 3 years ago
Hunter PRI-C
Received panel in 3 days installed it and set timers. Panel worked perfectly how I wanted :).
August 16, 2017
over 3 years ago
Easy and simple to swap out
My Hunter Pro C Controller's screen went garbled. I ordered a replacement controller and in a matter of minutes my system was back on line. Hunter provided an easy to follow instructional video an the process was a breeze.
April 30, 2014
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Why did you choose this?
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no display
K K on Feb 20, 2019
This is a replacement for my existing sprinkler controls.
D B on Dec 8, 2018
no display
K K on Feb 20, 2019
C H on Jan 5, 2019
This is a replacement for my existing sprinkler controls.
D B on Dec 8, 2018
used in the past
W A on Dec 3, 2018
Good price for an easily replaceable item. Thanks Sprinkler Warehouse!
M A on Nov 26, 2018
Best price
T A on Nov 23, 2018
Needed to replace a defective controller
B I on Nov 10, 2018
Replacement after power surge ruined the original
T H on Oct 24, 2018
My current one no longer displays settings.
D L on Oct 14, 2018
repair controller unit
C J on Oct 14, 2018
Mine broke down so I need to replace it
S S on Oct 5, 2018
Needed to replace this controller after the hurricane. We have used this system for the past 8 years and it has worked wonders.
Julie A on Oct 3, 2018
Replacement for damaged unit already installed!
B R on Oct 2, 2018
Current controller panel display garbled. Troubleshooting indicates to replace it.
A R on Sep 21, 2018
Existing one doesn't work for some reason. Only 3 years old!
Jeff L on Sep 5, 2018
Controller went crazy and I went to internet for parts.
Richard P on Sep 4, 2018
Original one would not power up.
J V on Sep 1, 2018
My 10 year old controller went belly up, needed a replacement front panel.
L A on Aug 31, 2018
My controller is not working correctly. I chose to replace it.
F O on Aug 29, 2018
always showed rain sensor, even when sensor terminals shorted, and therefore prevented scheduled watering. Reset did not correct problem, factory recommended replacement of front panel
B I on Aug 28, 2018
Replacement for failed panel.
J R on Aug 26, 2018
Electrical Storm trashed the original one
M S on Aug 26, 2018
My front panel quit working
D O on Aug 22, 2018
Mine broke...needed to replace
James L on Aug 20, 2018
replacing 300i after it stops working
X U on Aug 20, 2018
Mine was not working.
L O on Aug 15, 2018
Price and free shipping
J U on Aug 13, 2018
Mine is broken
Virginia D on Aug 10, 2018
We chose this because our panel stopped working after a storm. The panel was totally lit up and we could not make any adjustments or reset it. Unplugging it did not help so we had to order a new control panel.
Martha N on Aug 9, 2018
per your Mr Luis Cantu, it matched the picture I sent in of my unit/. .thank you.
MARGIE O on Aug 8, 2018
replacement panel for original PC 300 panel
J E on Aug 7, 2018
it was not working
Debby D on Aug 5, 2018
Needed a new front panel for my existing Pro-C unit. This site had a good price (with reasonable shipping rates).
J O on Aug 4, 2018
the old one broke just under 2 years
Travis H on Jul 26, 2018
Needed a replacement
B A on Jul 25, 2018
Existing unit match
Gary H on Jul 25, 2018
this is the second one I have had to replace.
Johnny W on Jul 21, 2018
Mine got smoked by a storm!
M A on Jul 20, 2018
My Hunter front panel just died with no apparent cause. Ran thru the Hunter diagnostic video, no display after checking power source and using battery to see if there was an issue with AC power supply, but still no display even after putting in 9 V battery so I ordered this replacement.
Jonathan L on Jul 20, 2018
I needed to replace the Controller Front Panel on my sprinkler system.
K A on Jul 15, 2018
To replace a defective Pro C panel for the older style controllers with the green programming buttons.
Katherine A G on Jul 14, 2018
I have one that has been broken.
H M on Jul 12, 2018
lightening destroyed current one.
T H on Jul 2, 2018
Replacement for broken existing part
Al D on Jun 26, 2018
Because mine is broken.
D E on Jun 25, 2018
Replacement controller for my ProHunter system. Part # 52-6500 was not compatible so I returned it and choose the same old style as a direct replacement. We will see upon arrival how it works out.
M O on Jun 20, 2018
It matches my current faulty controller.
D O on Jun 20, 2018
Needed replacement and your site had it easily listed.
C I on Jun 20, 2018
First one does not work any more.
N A on Jun 18, 2018
have the same one but some one left the door open and the window is not legible got different one in home depot but cant figure out how to hook it up .so i got the address of the old one. it is so ease to make it work . me and computer don't like each other my cell phone is the same problem.gabriele brown
gabriele b on Jun 15, 2018
C H on Jan 5, 2019
used in the past
W A on Dec 3, 2018
I have a pro C controller and it starts on time but only stays on for 8 min. per station. The stations are set for 15 to 20 min. watering times. When I use the remote the times are correct. I tried a reset and this did not help either. prior to this the unit showed "off" so I bypassed the rain sensor and the unit started working, but the times were still not right. Does this sound like I need to replace the panel?
Al on Aug 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure what "reset" you did. There is a hard reset that might help. Call Hunter and they will give you the steps. (They are very helpful.) Otherwise, it is time for a new panel. I have had several die for no apparent reason.
how to cancel programs and reset the controller?
marty on Jul 19, 2015
if i set program A to water on fridays. then set program B to water on tuesdays will it switch back and forth from program A and B ?
bill h on Oct 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It will pick up the start time for each program that you have set. Be sure to have only one start time for each program or it will cycle back through for each start time you set.
How many zones on this model?
Camille S on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are seven zones. Make sure to properly ground your board - my initial unit that was installed was not and a couple of lighting storms later. No good. Enjoy!
Is this face pack compatible with all Hunter Pro-C controllers?
Secondly, does it matter if you have an internal or plug in transformer in the controller?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not an expert but I'd ration that if the plug unit comports with the receptacle (male plugs into female) then you are good. The control unit is self contained in that the wall mount is just a place to hang it and get power. If it plugs in it runs. As for transformer, it should not matter if it's plug in or internal. Hope this helps.....
Do you sell an irrigation controller that is powered by 230 volts?
Andy C on Jun 17, 2015
The existing Pro-C does not display the stations [zones]. Will replacing the front panel resolve this problem?
Earl C on Jun 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My front panel would only display little bits and pieces of information (nothing you could read) so I replaced it and everything was fine. If you have clear indicators of some things, but nothing for the zones, I might look to another problem. If the display can show clear information about, let's say, the time and date, and the zone information is displayed in the same part of the screen, then the screen itself should be working OK. There is a printed circuit board in the front panel, so I would guess that there is some additional logic on it (besides the little display) so it could be the panel, but I would check all the wires first before buying a new one. BTW: It is easy to install.
My hunter xc (very old) does not display I changed the battery reset and still no display. I the Pro-C 52620 good for 6 stations?
Kal Z on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Continuing this response, this part shown here is not the full controller, it is only the front panel for the rest of the Pro-C controller which sometimes dies. If you want to replace an entire controller with a 6 station sprinkler controller system you should search this site for the Hunter-Sprinkler-Irrigation-Controller-p/pcc600, which is a fixed 6 station control panel. The Hunter Pro-C can be expanded etc. but the fixed unit should be fine for you and it looks like its basically the Hunter Pro-C system. You may also want to search Hunter's website first to be sure you've spec'd out the right system for your needs, then come here to find it to buy at competitive prices.
Can zones differ in watering times?
A shopper on May 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you mean can each zone be set for a specific number of minutes to run, then the answer is yes.. Each zone can be set to a specific number of minutes/hours to run. If, on the other hand you are inquiring as to whether each zone can "start" at a different time, it would depend on how many zones you wanted to set for specific start times. I believe you would be limited to 3 programs, A, B or C and you could set specific zones to start at specific times, with other zones to follow sequentially. If you so choose, you could use one of the programs to set one zone to run at a specific time and make that the only zone running on that program. Hope this helps.
Is it a new unit?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It's a new front panel. The old front panel detaches easily and quickly with no tools and this will replace the front panel. It does not replace the back panel which is where all the wire connections are made. Swaps out in seconds
I need the controller board that connects to the face plate. The ribbon cable is attached to this board. Do u have this part?
larry m on Apr 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The ribbon cable remains on the old box. Be sure to remove it very carefully! That's the only tricky part of the whole process. I was so excited to be able to replace this myself! Good Luck! Hunter has awesome utube videos showing how to do just about everything. It's so liberating!
The screen on my Hunter Pro-C is blank. The unit is hardwired and has power going to it. I also have a battery backup in case the power goes out. Does this sound like I need to replace the panel?
TimberRidge on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have had this same controller in my system since 2001. I first replaced it in about 2007 and did it again this year. If you have power to the unit then replacing the panel (a simple task) is a cheaper alternate then bringing in a service person. I am in FL and I think the heat of the sun on the panel and the humidity over time just wears the unit out.
how mini station has this one? only need 3 station
gabriele b on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The front panel doesn’t determine how many stations you have. The inside module do that. The front panel can run the minimum number of 4 stations to the maximum number of 12.
how many stations is this unit for?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I leveraged this unit to support 9 stations. Very happy with the quality and performance. No issues
System ran during the early morning while dial was set to "system off". Days to run was set to that day, but again controller set to system off. Controller is a Hunter Pro-C, installed in 2006. How do I fix?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I replaced my 2007 Hunter Pro-C front panel this past June. I had errors like adding time to cycles, adding delays to cycles, etc. I reset numerous times to no avail. Hunter technician advised replacing front panel. Very easy to replace front panel, cost was $37, all problems solved.
i have replaced Hunter Pro-C front panel to a Hunter 526200 Pro-C panel and i can only get it to 6 stations my old one had 12 stations do I have the right panel ?
Darrell T on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you open up the guts of the panel, you should see four slots which accommodate those little controller units which have three stations apiece. They snap in from right to left. Normally you start from the bottom and add units as you need the capacity to operate more solenoid valves. Once you have all four slots filled you can run 12 valves....actually, it is possible to double up two solenoid wires per station, which is what I do, meaning that you can go as high as 24 solenoid wires per Hunter panel. The three-station controller units are generally sold separately from the main panel, so you might have to order however many you're short.
How to use the system ? Just got the system and can’t set it up on 7 stations?
Handy man on Oct 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Assuming your controller is capable of at least 7 stations,sometimes when you put in a new panel it will need to have the power shutoff and then turn back on or do a reset on the rear of the panel. try then to program the controller. Hope this helps!
my controller looks different than the proposed replacement mine has up and down green arrows to the left of the screen. will the new replacement work in my older system?
A shopper on May 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I honestly have no idea. I originally bought the wrong one and had to exchange it. I would call and ask them about it. There was some restocking fee for my return. Made me mad because I used a link locate the item and didn't realize it was the wrong thing!
how do I obtain a replacement key?
david s on Apr 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Go to Wal-Mart. Buy 751CH key.
How do I know this?
1 min. ago I typed in the goggle search window: key for Hunter sprinkler controller panel. Walsh!
Dave D on Jun 30, 2017
To delete a watering day, check to see that the correct program (A, B or C) is showing on the display, and, if not, push the oval PRG button to get to the right program. Turn the rotary dial from "RUN" to "SET DAYS TO WATER." You will see M[onday] flashing. Use the RIGHT ARROW to step to the day you need to cancel (displaying a rain-drop icon). Hit the "—" button, and the rain drop turns into a cancel icon. Just make sure the rain-drop icon appears only on the days you wish to water. Use the "PRG" button to check the other programs (A, B or C) to make sure you have no unintended rain drops, and use the right arrow and "—" button to cancel as needed. Return the rotary dial to the "RUN" position. That will put your changes into effect. I hope this helps! —Richard
what is the seasonal adjustment?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Seasonal Adjust is used to make global run time changes without re-programming the entire controller. This feature is perfect for making small changes that are necessary as the weather changes. For instance, hotter times of the year may require a bit more water. Seasonal adjust can be increased so that the stations will run longer than the programmed time. Conversely, as Fall approaches, the seasonal adjust can be reduced to allow for short watering?durations.
when ever i change the month & day the month is fine but the day jump from 9 to 26 could you give me an answer. Hunter Pro C....?
morlan K on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have had no such problem. However, I do find the display quite small, thus, when setting the days to water and not to water. I do need to excite the LED display to make it readable by shining a flashlight on it, even in daylight.
ai understand this product will operate 6 zones?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have this controller currently running 1 zone. I did have it running 3 zones at one time. The enclosure box is where the zone controllers are installed. This control panel will see all 12 zones that can be installed. You should not have a problem as long as you install the expansion modules in the enclosure that you also need to buy. What is nice about this controller is that you can buy it separately from the enclosure. Protect it from lightning strikes as I have already replaced mine due to lightning.
Hi just bought a Hunter Pro C p/n 526200 can you tell me how many zones it supports?
John A on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can support 12 zones when fully populated with 4 interface modules. Each module handles 3 zones.
I have an older Hunter Pro-C with two additional buttons to the left of the digital display (+ &. -). Is this part interchangeable with my controller?
Ron K on Dec 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: What you currently have was exactly what I replaced as well. This unit is completely plug-compatible, so it should work fine for you. The function, seasonal adjustment, has moved to a position on the rotary dial.
is the Hunter 526200 Pro-C front panel a 12 zone ?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think the front panel reads how many slip-in modules exist in the zone wiring compartment behind it. Pro C can go higher than 12, depending on which slip-in modules are installed.
My Pro C doesn't Have any part numbers, either on the controller or the Hunter manual.
and my Advance Button, # 16 on page 3 of the manual does not work and will not advance
forward. I must use the back button to make it work. The Pro C does a great job and I am
happy with it but it is a real inconvenience not to be able to advance forward.
What must I do to repair it?????
Allan W on Jul 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hunter doesn't sell internal parts for this controller separately. Replace it . Shop around on the Internet.
You can fuss /wish all you want. But these are the facts.

However, if you are technically gifted -hey-what have you got to lose anyway?- break open the controller, find the switch controlled by the advance button. Likely it will be a small, single - pole- single - throw (SPST), momentary contact, PUSH-ON SWITCH. Find an appropriate supplier and buy an exact replacement. Unsolder the existing switch and solder in the new one. Seal the controller case back together. Done. Or, buy a new controller as I said earlier.
Automatically recycled after last zone?
Me. Fixit on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if this answers your question completely. I have my control set for three watering stations(zones) and it works fine. Hope this helps.
Howto tell which days are set to water?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are two different models I have seen. At the bottom of the screen there is either a circle or a little faucet. If there is a line through the circle or faucet that is a no water day. In some cases like mine if the circle day is blank that means it's a water day. Hope this helps.