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RainSensor™ Series

Application

WIRED AND WIRELESS SENSORS

Taking water management to the next level, the proven Irritrol® RainSensor™ Series makes watering in the rain a mistake of the past. The reliable wireless and wired rain sensors conserve water by preventing irrigation during or after sufficient rainfall, while the wireless rain/freeze sensor also helps reduce vegetation damage and icing conditions when the temperature drops below a predetermined set point. With its compact design and host of convenient features, the RainSensor Series is the perfect complement to any standard controller.

Key Features

  • Wireless models
    Require less labor for the installer
  • Constant communication between transmitter and receiver
    Assures that even after a controller power outage, the controller is continually updated with the sensor’s “wet” or “dry” status
  • Versatile mounting options
    Requires no special tools – Quick-Clip™ gutter bracket and ½” conduit adapter included
  • Signal strength indicator
    Ensures correct installation, communication link and signal integrity (wireless models)
  • Smart Bypass™ for easy system override
    Allows for temporary deactivation while automatically resetting on next activation (wireless models)
  • Fully adjustable shutoff points
    From 1⁄8” to 3⁄4” of accumulated rainfall
  • Dry-out rate adjustment for reset delay
    Allows for setting the ideal dryout time
  • Patented wireless technology
    Unsurpassed by the competition

Operating
Specifications

  • Sensor type: industry-standard hygroscopic discs
  • Rain sensitivity; adjustable nominal 1⁄8" to ¾"
  • Operating temperature: -20°F to 120°F
  • Housing material: UV-resistant engineered polymer
  • Wireless only features: - Transmission range: up to 500' line-of-sight - Battery: Two CR2032 3V cells, 5-year life (typical) - Frequency: 418MHz

Electrical
Specifications

  • Receiver power: 22-28 V ac/V dc, 100mA (to be used with Class 2, UL-approved (transformer)
  • Load rating: normally open or normally closed — 3A @ 24 V ac
  • UL Listed, FCC, CE, IC

Models &
Dimensions

Model Description
RS1000 Wireless RainSensor™
RFS1000 Wireless rain/freeze sensor
RS500 Wired RainSensor™

  • Transmitter: H: 1 ½”, W: 1 ¾”, D: 3 ¾”
  • Receiver: H: 1 ½”, W: 1”, D: 3”

Specifying
Information

Operating
Accessories

  • RS1000-RX rain receiver for multiple controllers
  • RFS1000-RX rain/freeze receiver for multiple controllers
  • RSCAP cap/disc/spindle assembly
  • RSBATT-TX battery pack (includes 2 batteries)