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Turn off sprinkler programs when it rains


jmed999

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I have 2 EZFloras. One has 4 zones being used and the other has 5 zones being used. I have the weather module but the closest weather station with an accurate rain gauge is still too far away from my house to get good results for my home. With that said, what other options do I have to turn off/delay my sprinkler programs due to rain at my home and used in conjunction with the ISY?

 

Thanks! :mrgreen:

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The later EZFlora units have a auxiliary input connector for a Rain Sensor and a Single Pulse Per Revolution water meter.

Not sure if it would be of use in your case. Maybe someone with an EZFlora can elaborate on the inputs uses.

If yours don't have the connector. Maybe things have changed again.

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The later EZFlora units have a auxiliary input connector for a Rain Sensor and a Single Pulse Per Revolution water meter.

Not sure if it would be of use in your case. Maybe someone with an EZFlora can elaborate on the inputs uses.

If yours don't have the connector. Maybe things have changed again.

 

This is very interesting. I just bought mine a couple weeks ago but it only has 2 ACxmr, 2 Comm, and Zone 1 - 8. It doesn't have a pass through and I haven't seen an aux input. I would love to know more about this though.

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Do we know if the new 2413 PLM base EZFlora even supports the options jack anymore?

Since the old 2412 PLMs had a power transformer in them and the 2413 based PLMs have a high efficiency power line derived one. Maybe external connections to 5 volts and common signal ground are no longer there.

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Confirmed. There is +5v and the pulse water meter connection does count pulses. The shell has to provide power for the daughter card. Do not have a rain sensor to test. No reason to think that would not work with the pulse counter working.

 

EDIT: confirmed with a pullup resister, the rain sensor also works.

 

All of this is relative to the EZFlora with an I2CS internal PLM. It can be identified by the lack of a passthru outlet

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That kit is an I/OLinc and a water sensor that changes state when a certain amount of water is in the sensor.

You should be able to use the I/OLinc's sensor input state through the ISY interface to trigger or inhibit watering.

If you want to read about the sensor in the kit and some of the users feedback.

http://www.smarthome.com/3107RS/Claber- ... ers/p.aspx

 

I don't know how sophisticated the EZFlora's water sensor works. Could just inhibit the EZFlora valves or actually send date to the ISY for processing.

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