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Hunter Industries X-Core 8 Station Controller

Hunter Industries

X-Core 8 Station Controller

$9800 /each

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Product Overview

The X-Core controller represents handy water management control in a compact, user-friendly timer that is capable of meeting the irrigation requirements for a wide range of residential landscapes. X-Core has many advanced features, including global seasonal adjustment. 365-days calendar to make water savings easier, plus a default system that permits retrieval of the original program entered into the controller.

  • Control up to 8 stations using 3 programs and 4 start times for each program
  • Weather sensor compatible for automatic shutdown during rain/freeze/wind events
  • Can control any 24-Volt irrigation valve
  • Non-volatile memory saves programs to permanent memory and programs are retained in memory even after a power outage
  • Extra flexibility, with 3 programs (each with 4 start times), multiple scheduling formats, and the ability to select sensor input by station can accommodate any irrigation system, simple to expansive
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this product is only used for the outside?

I had a landscaper put in and indoor controller outdoors mounting it right above a gutter. Also the outside electrical supply is right underneath the controller. Isn't this dangerous?
Asked by: Jeannie
This x-core 8 station controller can be used inside or outside.
Answered by: Reb36
Date published: 2016-07-20

Can I replace my EC Hunter with this one and just reconnect the wires, etc?

My current Hunter EC is not operating properly. I prefer not hiring someone to install a new one. I'm not able to locate a Hunter EC, and it seems to me that the X-Core is the same, but has a solar addition, and 8 stations.
Asked by: Margaret
Pretty much reinstall valve wires to new timer just like on the old timer
Answered by: jing
Date published: 2017-05-21

how do I set current day and days to water for one program?

I have lost the manual that came with it
Asked by: EL
In addition to downloading a manual, you can go to the Hunter website for instructions. I found the on-line instructions better in some cases than the manual. For example, my manual says the reset button is in the lower wiring compartment. In fact, as shown on-line, the reset button is on the right outside.
Answered by: cjc
Date published: 2016-08-20

Can this replace a different model made by Hunter?

I currently have a Hunter Pro-C controller/timer that crapped out. I am unable to find where to by one, so will I be able to switch it for this X-Corre 8 model? And should it work on the same system?
Asked by: Travis
Yes it will replace a different model so long as you need no more than 8 zones.
Answered by: Reb36
Date published: 2017-06-03
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Customer Reviews

X-Core 8 Station Controller is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the most important features in not on the... One of the most important features in not on the Home Depot description. This controller does not use a solenoid fuse and instead uses electronic circuit protection. I gave up trying to find 500ma 24V fuses whenever a solenoid goes bad on my Rain Bird. This controller merely reports which zone is ba
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy We replaced our old unit and it works great.. :-)!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved many dollars over professional installation This controller was very easy to install, took me only about 15 to 20 minutes to remove the old one and install the new one. I saved over $200 versus the price quoted by the irrigation service company.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This controller worked perfectly for my application. I have 8 individual zones and a couple of th... This controller worked perfectly for my application. I have 8 individual zones and a couple of those were 2 solenoid valves per zone. Also, throughout the entire watering program I am running a master valve relay. So, at times this controller is energizing 3 coils simultaneously. This is a great investment that I never have to worry about. It has more functions that I will probably never use. It's very easy to program...very user friendly. Been running a couple of months now and no issues at all. Completely automatic beyond my expectations! I would definitely buy another if needed in the future.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from slightly possessed product Overall it is an irrigation system. So for that purpose it works. The issue we are having with it is its complexity. Using the manual that comes with it, we set up the usual time, date, watering days, etc... For some strange reason the sprinklers will go off on random unscheduled days/times. We check and it is not an error on our behalf as far as scheduling goes. We have a rain censor as well, and it will still water even when it is raining, or has just rained. We then thought maybe the system was faulty so we purchased a new one (The one I am reviewing here) The same exact thing is happening with this unit, we also purchased a new rain sensor just in case. This was all professionally installed and set up. This item has a few kinks. Mechanically for the basic function it does instruct the irrigation to water by zone. The timing is a bit off (possessed). For the price I would have just gone with a simpler and more basic unit. We still might just have this one removed and go simple.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The original one i had lasted 15 years. The new one was exactly the same. I had no problems repla... The original one i had lasted 15 years. The new one was exactly the same. I had no problems replacing the old one.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sprinkler Control System Easy to install and step by step set-up installation were followed with no issues.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from While it lasts... On my fourth one, replace every 2-3 years like clockwork. Once dead display nothing worked, second time same thing, third time it triggers sprinklers 3x daily when set for once a day at 5am (checked current time and programmed time) and the thing was running at 8:30am. All various hunter industies models (consumer version) i personally have had this experience with.
Date published: 2016-06-13
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