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4-Station Easy-Dial Electrical Sprinkler Timer

$20.97 /each

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Orbit's 4 Station Easy Dial Timer allows you to water up to 4 different zones. 2 separate programs provide flexible watering. Battery back-up relieves watering stress and preserves programming in the case of a power outage.

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what is the timers main power source?

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The transformer needs to be plugged into any 110 volt outlet to supply the necessary 24 volts to the controller. The wire that came with mine was to short but it was very easy to cut the power wire and splice in a longer piece of wire.
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Regular house current (110) with a battery backup
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Good ol wall outlet. (it has a quarter sized batter that is in the top right for power outages)
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AC plug in wall transformer with an approx 4 ft cord. Has a backup battery to keep settings during a power outage.
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24v transformer, battery backup
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April 21, 2012
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electrical with battery back up
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Will this run on batteries exclusively?

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August 6, 2015
My garden is quite some distance from the house. Will this unit run on batteries only, or does it need 110 v. constantly? I don't want to run a power cord (plus 4 water hoses) that far....
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August 2, 2016
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I believe only for short period of time. It is mostly designed for power outage.
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August 7, 2015
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No, this device must be connected to standard electrical outlet for running. The batteries are used to retain the program in memory during power loss.
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August 7, 2015
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For this particular timer, you would need that constant connection (batteries wouldn't be enough). Another option you may want to consider is the Orbit 57860, which is a battery-operated timer specifically for typical underground sprinkler systems. You can also purchase extra solenoids (Orbit 57863), so you can run up to four valves on one timer. As a word of warning, the 57860 is available through Home Read More
For this particular timer, you would need that constant connection (batteries wouldn't be enough). Another option you may want to consider is the Orbit 57860, which is a battery-operated timer specifically for typical underground sprinkler systems. You can also purchase extra solenoids (Orbit 57863), so you can run up to four valves on one timer. As a word of warning, the 57860 is available through Home Depot, but the 57863 is not. Read Less
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Does this timer have a manual start?

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July 20, 2016
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dong, yes there is a MANUAL button on the timer. It is located just below the bottom-left corner of the timer's screen.
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Yes, I don't know too much about this particular item, however, a friend of mine has the exact looking item. I saw the manual positon on it. I'm sure it has several function ,a, b, c etc. Various times to set the valves to start/stop. If it is like normal units, when the manual is started, it will go through the cycle as programmed. As stated above, I only saw the outside of it and a quick glance at the Read More
Yes, I don't know too much about this particular item, however, a friend of mine has the exact looking item. I saw the manual positon on it. I'm sure it has several function ,a, b, c etc. Various times to set the valves to start/stop. If it is like normal units, when the manual is started, it will go through the cycle as programmed. As stated above, I only saw the outside of it and a quick glance at the operation manual. The manual is a necessity to program the unit. (If you are not familiar with this unit) If you don't own one, suggest going online and downloading one or however you can acquire a copy. Hope I haven't thrown you off course. Good luck. Read Less
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My old Optima PRT-4/PRT-6 burns fuses. I'm planning to replace it with this product. Will it work?

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If your old timer's fuse is blown continuously, you have a shorted solenoid or lead wire on one of your feed lines! You MUST correct this prior to connecting to new timer! Otherwise, fuses will blow or timer will be damaged! The load on the timer is what blows the fuse, not the timer itself!
Caution: Make sure your system voltage requirement (Valves required voltage) matches ANY type of timer! (usually
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If your old timer's fuse is blown continuously, you have a shorted solenoid or lead wire on one of your feed lines! You MUST correct this prior to connecting to new timer! Otherwise, fuses will blow or timer will be damaged! The load on the timer is what blows the fuse, not the timer itself!
Caution: Make sure your system voltage requirement (Valves required voltage) matches ANY type of timer! (usually wired transformers are 24 VAC) Be sure! If you aren't sure and not savvy to this type of work, get help. Don't make a costly mistake!
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TSC, yes that replacement would work fine.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't follow the schedule. I tried this product twice (thinking the first one must have just been defective by bad luck) and had the same problem: it does not follow the schedule. I would come home and find it had watered on days/times it was not scheduled to run on. It would also miss zones sporadically, it would say it was on but it wasn't actually giving any voltage according my meter. I tried resetting it, replacing the solenoids, and having a professional program it just in case there was something I was missing, but it would still function incorrectly. This unit was housed indoors so I don't think weather or corrosion was the cause. July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Simple Timer Quick Install and easy to follow setup instructions August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2nd purchase I bought the same clock last year for my front system. This works great for the back yard. September 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Timer I was replacing old timer so all valve wires were already there. I only have 2 stations so this timer was perfect for my situation. It was easy to place it on the wall and connect all valves. The programming manual was not very helpful but many features were intuitive and I figured the rest with trial-and-error. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to program! Orbit sprinkler timers are simple to program and come with step by step instructions. Very easy! August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best bang for the buck Lowest price of comparable products on the internet, quick delivery, ease of installation July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by awsone product I purchased this product when i bought my new home i was worried about the quality bieng that low of a price ill tell you dont let the price fool you its an aswome product it works perfect July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gets the Job done...... Small and convenient, easy to install and simple hook up. Great product for a small job. June 21, 2016
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