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Model # 57069N

Internet # 100020404

Store SKU # 241592

Hard Wired Rain/Freeze Sensor

$18.47 /each

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Product Overview

Control your sprinkler system with this Orbit Rain-and-Freeze Sensor, which shuts the system off under rainy or freezing conditions. Customize the sensor with adjustable rain sensitivity control and automatic rain delay. This sensor helps prevent over-watering or dangerous, icy conditions due to sprinkler operation.

  • Use to automatically control sprinkler systems in raining or freezing conditions
  • Digital freeze sensor is ideal for helping to reduce hazards, such as icy walkways and damage from freezing water
  • Works with new and existing sprinkler systems
  • 3 mounting options with threaded, slip and rain gutter options
  • Adjustable rain sensitivity includes 5 settings from 1/8 in. to 1 in.
  • Automatic rain delay allows for adjustable duration for system to stay off

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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
3.125 
Product Height (in.) 
6.25 
Product Width (in.) 

Details

Color Family 
Whites 
Irrigation System Component 
Sensor 
Returnable 
90-Day 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
5 years 

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What is the included wire length?

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September 11, 2015
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20 feet but you can add any length of lamp wire.
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I didn't measure it, but it went all the way across my garage, so I'd say 10 to 20'.
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Centerville UT
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August 18, 2015
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20 Feet of what I think is speaker wire, added another 20 feet to reach my controller and spliced with waterproof wire nuts and tape.
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Hillsborough, NC
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July 14, 2015
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25 ft or 30ft; not sure. You can add on if you follow the included instructions.
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July 14, 2015
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Bill, this comes with 30 feet of wire, but extensions are also available for purchase if you need them. Use 20 AWG wire for an extension of 25-50 feet, use 18 AWG wire for an extension of 50-100 feet, and 16 AWG wire for an extension of over 100 feet. If you have further questions, please contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156, and we'd be happy to help. Thanks!
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Does it need batteries?

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Description says it has a digital freeze sensor. Does it need batteries?
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December 27, 2015
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No, it connects to your sprinkler timer box that supplies the current.
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November 23, 2015
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No it is hard wired to your control box. It has not worked for me however and I would not recommend it.
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October 12, 2015
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Watesaver, the sensor doesn't need batteries. It is simply a switch that connects/disconnects the two wires that come into the sensor when there is water.
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Is orbit rain sensor 57069N compatible with Intermatic timer R8816P101C

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Yes it is.
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July 7, 2015
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If the controller's rain sensor is a "normally closed" circuit (will have a jumper across the terminals in the default configuration) this should work.
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June 19, 2012
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As long as it is a 24 volt output timer I believe that it will work with the timer. Thanks!
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Can this rain sensor be used with Hunter SRC irrigation controller, model #600i?

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Can this rain sensor be used with Hunter SRC irrigation controller, model #600i?
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If the controller connection is normally closed (has a jumper across the terminals) this will work fine. Just remove the jumper and replace it with the two wires. Every rain sensor I have used is of this design.
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May 19, 2015
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HandymanBill, thank you for the question. Our rain sensor will work with any timer that has 24 VAC terminals (which most of them do).
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Works but...................... Works but if you live in a area prone to hail expect the plunger pin and or the cap to be broken. Hence it will no longer work. Don't want to spend $20 for another order replacement parts with one exception... THEY DON'T OFFER PARTS to be purchased for this sensor. June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Purchase Orbit Rain/ Freeze sensor appears to be a high quality product. I especially appreciate the rugged two conductor 20 AWG, 25 ft (long) lamp 'zip' cord controller cable. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saves water. I rely on this to stop my sprinkler during rainy days. It has worked well so far. January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install and works great! It's hard to believe the range of excellent and poor reviews this has gotten. I'm sure that location has a lot to do with it's operation. I replaced my original rain sensor that quit working. It was simple to install and works great. December 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Does not work I installed this over a year ago on my system and it simply does not work. I have adjusted it to the lowest rain fall setting and even after a hard rain my system will still run. I can manually go up and depress the button causing my system to shut off so I know it is wired and hooked up correctly. I have even closed the air gap to prevent it from drying out quickly but nothing works. Poor product and it just does not work. November 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Placement is important In operation, rain enters the top and saturates a shaft of fiber washers. As the washers become heavy with moisture, they press down on a switch which, when connected to most irrigation controllers, stops irrigation until the washers dry out. In theory, the user can also set the sensor to any one of several "notches" which correspond to "inches of rain" the sensor accumulates before stopping the watering. There is also an adjustment that supposedly slows evaporation. I found that in trying several locations, the washers dried out too quickly, in spite of adjustments. For example, we would have a heavy downpour of rain all afternoon and the sensor would eventually block irrigation operation BUT by 8 pm, the sensor would allow the irrigation system to operate. Placement in a shaded area is imperative but high outdoor temperatures rendered this device useless for me and I returned it. September 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works!! Easy to install, works as described, better option than wireless. August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simple to install, works great. Clear, easy to follow installation instructions. does the job! July 14, 2015
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