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DougRoberson

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UM506 and Sprinkler Valves
« on: February 27, 2014, 10:03:42 AM »

Has anybody on this board used the UM506 for controlling sprinkler valves?

If so, did you wire directly to the valve or to your timer?

Also, did you add an electrical outlet at the location or did you run low voltage wires from another location where you had the UM506?
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Brian H

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Re: UM506 and Sprinkler Valves
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 01:04:56 PM »

How many zones are you wanting to control?
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Re: UM506 and Sprinkler Valves
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 05:28:01 PM »

Has anybody on this board used the UM506 for controlling sprinkler valves?

If so, did you wire directly to the valve or to your timer?

Also, did you add an electrical outlet at the location or did you run low voltage wires from another location where you had the UM506?

I was running my irrigation like this for years,  I installed at 24v power supply and ran the low voltage wires to teh universal modules I installed a bank of outlets at the location of my valves to plug in modules as well as the power supply. I completely eliminated the timer and had PCC control my irrigation because it could also use weather watch to check weather conditions.  the positive lead ran from the power supply to the universal module and then to the valve the commons all ran back to the power supply
I was running 5 zones like this.  It might be easier to setup using an x10 rain8 or something similar
Hope this helps

Cheers Ken     
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Re: UM506 and Sprinkler Valves
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 06:20:54 PM »

Brian - 3 zones.

KENRAD - My original plan was to bypass my existing Intermatic timer with the UM506 - by cycling the power off and on, it will cycle through the zones.

I did some thinking this afternoon and maybe it would be simpler to put an XPFM Inline Receiver module behind my Intermatic Timer, turn the Timer to the "On" position, and doing it that way.

I've got good rainfall data that I can use to decide if the sprinklers should run.
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Re: UM506 and Sprinkler Valves
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 06:18:34 AM »

If you are not wanting to control each zone separately.
The XPFM on the AC power would work as would a UM506 controlling the 24 volt zone valve supply.
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