Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 32
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pegleg on my 2nd unit - totally satisfied
I have not had any of the grief described at all in the lower rated reviews. I am on my 2nd one because the first one started to leak after 3 years in the hot AZ sun. (The 2nd one I installed in the shade, since it only requires ambient light to charge.)
I have zero complaints about this model, and love hove seriously programmable it is, I mean there are so many options, it would take an entire year to test them all. I love this unit and highly recommend it.
April 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AZboyinWI I don't recommend this one
I had the battery (9 volt style- no longer offered) installed previously for about 1 year on my irrigation system, when the solenoid on the valve quit working. I wanted to replace it with a solar one, as it would be too much trouble to run power to the location. In my local area all I could find were the solar ones with the back flow preventer. I was very hesitant about purchasing this style model but went ahead with the purchase, as my time was short for leaving AZ. for the summer. As soon as I installed this, I hated it! As the back flo preventer wasted more water than I thought was necessary for safety reasons. I arrived back home in AZ. last fall to find this valve not shutting off completely. I have since ripped this model out and went with an Orbit battery one which, I hope I have better luck with. The Orbit unit seems much more quality construction than either of the Dig units I have used in the past.. Great Idea! just poor quality.
April 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jj Timer
I think the dig solar timer is one of the best ways to water areas where wires for other valves would be a major task to install.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Veggiegardener1 Great product
Product was easy to install if you read and follow instructions carefully. Just the right Timer for a small back yard garden. Have had no issues with the System.
March 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RioVkidRi close but no shut off
I have 4 of the battery operated version of this anti-siphon valve and when they work they are great. This new solar powered version is the same or better build quality. The issue I have had is that sometimes the valve wont shut off. I've tried cleaning them internally and making sure there is a full charge, it just doesnt shut off. one of the battery operated one does the same thing. be prepared to change them out until you find one that works and it seems like this is the only game in town for remote watering
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Plantguy90 Bad batch, otherwise pretty cool
For those with dead ones, look at the sticker under the programming unit and see if it says SW 1.43. If so, its from a bad batch (from China? no, really?). The good news is DIG Corp stands behind their product 100%, so call them in Vista CA, talk to Felipe or Stuart in Tech Support, tell them what you have and mail it back to them, and they will send you a new one.
Bad news for my plants that have suffered and died though.
August 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wlb lasted a year or so
With our water rationing this is more important than ever. Was trying to find my receipt - naturally it is gone. I had the cover open while I was changing a sprinkler head (to turn it on and off) and the thing just died. Don't know if it was the 105 heat that did it but it is good - as long as it lasts - but I don't think it is of good quality - design - materials?
July 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Zootal Does not last
I have two of these, and both are dead. After a while the panel goes blank and you have no control, and it stops working. It is a great concept, but these are very unreliable.
June 17, 2015