The Rain Bird RSD Series Rain Sensor automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when it rains, so you don't have to worry when you're home or away. The RSD Series Rain Sensor easily connects to most irrigation system controllers. RSD Series Rain Sensors offers flexible, multiple rainfall settings which are quick and easy to adjust with a twist of the dial.
The Rain Bird RSD Series Rain Sensor is an easy to install, durable and visually pleasing rain sensor device suitable for 24VAC residential and commercial applications. This high quality product saves water by automatically measuring precipitation amounts and suspends irrigation cycles when watering is unnecessary.
NOTE: The RSD Rain Sensor is a low-voltage device compatible with all 24 volt alternating current (VAC) control circuits and 24 VAC pump start relay circuits. Electrical rating suitable for use with controllers that can actuate up to ten 24 VAC, 7 VA solenoid valves per station, plus one master valve. DO NOT use with any 110/250 VAC devices or circuits, such as direct-acting pump start systems or pump start relays.
Selecting a Location
Install the Rain Sensor in a location where it can collect natural precipitation without interference from man-made or natural obstructions. Place the device at a height that deters vandalism.
DO NOT install the Rain Sensor where the device’s ability to collect and record natural precipitation events are affected by sprinklers, rain gutters, trees, etc.
DO NOT install the Rain Sensor where it could accumulate debris from trees.
DO NOT install the Rain Sensor in a location exposed to high winds.
Overall Length: 6.5 in
Overall Height: 5.4 in
Bracket hole pattern: 1.25 in
Application: suitable for low voltage 24VAC control circuits and 24 VAC pump start relay circuits (not recommended for use with high voltage pump start, pump start relay circuits or devices).
Switch electrical rating: 3A 125/250 VAC.
Capacity: Electrical rating suitable for use with up to ten 24VAC, 7VA solenoid valves per station, plus one master valve.
Wire: 25' (7,6 m) length of #20, 2 conductor UV resistant extension wire.