Internet #206845740

Model #TC-KR

Store SO SKU #1001711138

Battery Powered Bluetooth Tap Controller

  • Easy to use bluetooth controller
  • Long lasting durable controller offers reliability for consumer
  • Powered with 9V battery (9V battery not included)
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Price:
$8260

Product Overview

Nurture beautiful lawn areas and flower beds with either the misting or irrigation mode of the controller. No more climbing around hedges and landscaped areas to access the hose faucet. Easily add irrigation or misting to small lawn or garden areas, terraces and potted plants using your hose faucet. Simple to use Bluetooth app controls your irrigation needs through your smartphone or tablet.
  • Easy programming with free Bluetooth app
  • Recommended pressure: 10 psi to 75 psi
  • Inlet: 3/4 in. standard hose faucet, outlet 3/4 in. standard hose pipe thread
  • Irrigation mode
  • Misting mode
  • Ideal for use with all brands of hose-end sprinklers and drip/misting systems
  • Manual start/stop
  • Must protect against freezing temperatures

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.4
Product Height (in.)
5.7
Product Width (in.)
4.5

Details

Commercial/Residential
Residential
Compatibility Type
No Additional Compatibility
Features
Hose-End Timer
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Cycle Time (min.)
1440
Number of Cycles
8
Number of Zones
1
Power Source
Battery
Product Weight (lb.)
0.59
Program Type
Odd/Even Day Program,Programmable
Returnable
180-Day
Smart Technology
Smart Timer

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year warranty

Questions & Answers

5Questions10Answers

What type of battery how many how long will the battery last?

Asked by Mrz June 14, 2016
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This unit requires one (1) batter, 9-volt, and is easy to install. I've had the unit for about 2 weeks so I'm not sure how long the battery lasts. No problems so far!

Can you explain a little about the ooeration

Asked by Jo July 21, 2017
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All controlled by bluetooth using an application available for iOS or Android. There is no manual interface (buttons, switches, etc) for this tap controller. From the app you can manually turn the tap on/off, set a schedule, etc. I use it for my oscillating sprinkler because I don't have to mess with going out there and turning it off/on every day and trying to get the tap adjusted to the desired water flow.

What do you use at the opposite end of the controller on the hose ?

Asked by Gp November 18, 2017
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This model has: Inlet: 3/4” standard hose faucet Outlet: 3/4” standard hose pipe thread.

How far away from the phone/computer can the Bluetooth work?

Asked by Gardener April 3, 2019
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Approximately 32 feet (10m). You may get longer or shorter distance depending on the interference in the area.

Our outdoor faucet is in a difficult location to access. I am looking for a device that allows m...

Asked by Sandy July 22, 2020
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Dear Sandy, This device operates with a phone app which will give a broad selection of options one of which is to remotely manually turn the faucet off and on. Additionally, it allows for a number of specific start and run times if desired. I've used mine successfully for the past year and been very pleased with it. I hope this helps you with a decision on your project. Sincerely, hamrdul

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  • 22 Customer Reviews
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If you have a house without a sprinkler system or a situation where you need a sprinkler like con...
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If you have a house without a sprinkler system or a situation where you need a sprinkler like control of a faucet this is a great solution. I tried other faucet controllers but they typically are only programmable at the unit itself so in the case of rain or schedule changes you have to make them at the unit. With a bluetooth capable iOS or Android device you can control this unit anywhere within range (read: inside in the AC when its over 100 outside). The app is straightforward and turning the faucet on manually will not interrupt the schedule. Been running this about a month and no real issues. I did have a small drip but I think one of the animals bumped it. 4 of 5 because for a controller this is a little spendy and no 9v was included.
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The K-Rain Blue tooth tap controller is a well made, truly good implementation of a great idea. T...
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The K-Rain Blue tooth tap controller is a well made, truly good implementation of a great idea. This unit is so intuitive to set up and use, it's hard to see how it could be easier. The app downloads by scanning the QR code and installs itself quickly and with no fuss. The app itself is really easy to use and can support many devices, each of which you can individually name. The units all use a separate Bluetooth range so they can be programmed and controlled separately. The unit's Bluetooth range is impressive, as we've used it from over 100' away. Of course, the app only needs to be used if you are programming it or want to manually control it. It has two modes, sprinkling and misting and can be programmed using a separate set of screens. The sprinkling mode (the manual refers to it as irrigation mode) can have up to 8 different daily starts times with durations as short as 1 minute and as long as 12 hours. It has a calendar scheduling capability that lets you choose from a variety of pre-programmed cycles or to set up a custom calendar schedule. Misting can have up to 5 cycles set from as short as 5 seconds to all day. You can also manually turn the water on and off with your phone and must set a duration for that manual use, so you won't forget to shut it off. To allow both the use of another hose and to manually shut off the unit, we installed a Y hose connector with independent manual values since the unit has no manual shutoff valve of its own. We set this up to control the sprinkling for our raised bed gardens which are time consuming to water manually, it use 2 start times. The unit performs flawlessly. Be sure to set up security so you can be sure others don't try to control your unit. We are extremely pleased with the performance and usability of both the unit and its app. Some might think that having a Bluetooth controlled tap controller is overkill, but being able to avoid programming the device behind a hard to access shrub or other obstruction makes its ability to program it remotely a real advantage. We highly recommend this well made unit.
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This is a K-Rain product, a Bluetooth controlled outdoor faucet tap/value. To install, you put in a nine-volt battery, download the app (you don’t need to make an account), and setup the Bluetooth device up on your mobile device. You then install the unit on your faucet/hose bib, turn on the water valve, and use your mobile device to control the flow of water. Note this is a Bluetooth device not a wi-fi device, so you can’t remotely control it unless you are within the range of the Bluetooth connection. Features include a manual on/off with a run time duration, and a programming feature that allows you to set water days, times, and durations. I believe that once you set up a program it stays there – I could not figure out how to delete it. To stop it from automatically watering, you need to select “off” on the on/off section of the controller in the app. The app controller has three commands, manual operation, program, and on/off. It has two watering modes – irrigation, which is basically full pressure, and misting, which is reduced water flow. Simple to use. I have an outdoor hose bib that is tucked behind several shrubs, and I use it allot and have push through the shrubs each time to turn it on and off. Now, this this unit installed, problem solved, as long as I have my phone in my pocket!
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Very pleased with this bluetooth controller. We have one side of our property that I have not yet...
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Very pleased with this bluetooth controller. We have one side of our property that I have not yet run inground sprinklers to. I have a hose run along the house and have to normally turn on the sprinkler manually, when I remember. This side normally turns brown by end of the summer because I keep forgetting. This controller has worked great. It's a little large but fits on our split spigot no problem. Easily turns the water on and off from my Android phone using the app. Note that it's bluetooth, not wifi. You will not be able to control it away from home, only when you're nearby. However when you're programming it you can set a recurring schedule and not have to worry if you're home or not - it will turn on and off according to that schedule. I have security cameras around my house and in the video you can see the sprinklers come on right at 5:30am and turn off at 6:00am. I had trouble combining the videos so you have to be quick to catch when it turns on, but it functions exactly as expected. Time will tell how long the battery lasts, but at least on the app you can see battery life when you're nearby in range of the controller.
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I had looked into having a professionally installed sprinkler system for my lawn. It became quick...
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I had looked into having a professionally installed sprinkler system for my lawn. It became quickly apparent that the high cost would not be an efficient use of funds, esp. when one considers the small size of the average suburban home lot. This left the DIY option. I had previously done another DIY project using a battery operated timer from the Big Blue W box store. It was adequate but very limited in capabilities and the unit itself was not overly durable. The K-Rain TC-KR controller is light years ahead of that other unit. The unit is controlled via a Bluetooth smartphone app, either Android or IOS. The app itself is quite small; about 4.5mb for Android, and installing it is straight forward. Installation of the controller is also very straight forward. You simply place this unit inline between your water tap and the garden hose or hose fitting adapter for an in-ground PVC installation and turn the water on. Operation of the unit is likewise a very simple affair. The watering time is able to be set to the minute for 24 hours. There are a variety of options for watering days like odd, even, interval, and of course, custom by day. You can even program 8 different start times. Not only can the unit be set to run automatically but can easily be run in manual mode with the app. There were a couple of preventative maintenance issues I feel are worth mentioning. The battery box cover is a rubber type plug arrangement that fits over the back of the 9v battery used to operate the controller. While it seems to fit snuggly, it has been my experience with these type of covers is that they do tend to leak. I would suggest using a silicon grease to coat the rubber plug when installing the battery. This will extend the life of the plug and help seal the battery compartment. Secondly, once the watering season is over and the temperature begins to drop, make sure you remove this unit from operation and store it inside. Freezing temperatures will turn any water left inside the unit to ice which will expand and damage it. If a few simple precautions are taken when using this controller, you can expect many years of dependable service. I will be getting an additional unit for my garden next year. It's wonderful flexibility in programming will allow me to automatically adjust the watering cycle as the plants grow larger and have to face the heat of a Texas summer. Simply Awesome!
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Of the available blue-tooth devices nowadays, this is a great one to add to your collection. We a...
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Of the available blue-tooth devices nowadays, this is a great one to add to your collection. We are using it to control a heavy-duty hose on the back of our house that runs water to a whole-house evaporative cooler. In the desert southwest, with high temperatures often between 100-115 degrees fahrenheit over the summer months, this makes it easier to schedule or manually turn on or off the water when we need to. (The swamp cooler works well up to about 105 degrees, so we often run it overnight and in the morning, then switch to AC when it can't keep up with the heat later in the day). This way, we can shut the faucet off and on from the cool house instead of going outside in the extreme heat). It would also work really well for watering specific areas via a hose, like a lawn or garden, especially with the ability to schedule the off/on times. The mobile app is easy to use and I haven't had a single glitch yet in operating it. The only downside for me is that there is not a manual off/on switch on the controller, so if my phone is dead or the WiFi isn't working, we are stuck. But overall, this is a great product and it made one of our chores a little bit easier.
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This tap controller uses a 9 volt battery to power the bluetooth receiver and on/off switch for the water flow. The controlling app is available at either the iOS app store or Google Play for free. The app allows direct connection by bluetooth to one's mobile device giving the user control of the water flow either manually (on/off) or by automatic scheduling. App set up was as easy as scanning the code in the instruction book and following the simple instructions within the app itself. The device can be programmed for duration, days or intervals. Additionally, the app keeps one posted on battery life and signal strength. The name of the controller can be changed which is good if there are multiple units in use. A security key can be assigned to disallow tampering if that is desired. There is also a choice in water pressure from watering (irrigation) to misting. All of this can be accomplished from one's easy chair if desired.
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It fits our needs perfectly. We are very happy with...
It fits our needs perfectly. We are very happy with our purchase. Thanks!
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This is great when the hose Bibb is not easily...
This is great when the hose Bibb is not easily accessible
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I have to reset every time I use it. I am returning very soon.
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