Internet #202905189

Model #57874

Store SKU #651498

4-Station Easy-Dial Electrical Sprinkler Timer

  • Water up to 4 different zones with this timer
  • 2 distinct programs offer flexible watering
  • Affordable and easy set up for your watering needs
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$1997

Product Overview

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.5
Product Height (in.)
5.75
Product Width (in.)
9.25

Details

Back Battery Type
Alkaline
Color Family
Greens
Compatibility Type
No Additional Compatibility
Features
Battery Back-up,Electronic
Included
Transformer
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Irrigation System Component
Controller/Timer
Mount Location
Wall
Number of Programs
2
Number of Start Times
4
Number of Zones
4
Pack Size
1
Power Type
Plug-In
Program Type
Programmable
Returnable
180-Day
Smart Technology
Smart Timer
Sprinkler Location
Above ground,Below ground
Sprinkler Type
Fixed,Pop-Up,Portable,Rotary
Timer Type
Digital
Timing Segments
1 minute

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
6 years

Questions & Answers

73Questions32Answers

what is the timers main power source?

Asked by john April 18, 2012
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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.

is this for outdoor

Asked by pari July 25, 2019
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No, this is an indoor timer. They do have a outdoor timer that has a cabinet on it to protect the panel from the weather.

How to use manual mode to test system

Asked by Dad June 2, 2017
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timer set up instructions

Can I hook up two valves to one station?

Asked by 007guy November 4, 2014
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Does it have master valve connection?

unit keeps running multiple cycles.

Asked by Thomas June 4, 2014
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Move the dial to start time. Each station has its own start time. This is not right. This is the way it operates The start time on station 1 is when the sequence starts (1goes, then 2 goes, then 3 goes, 4 goes) . The start time on station 2 is when the second sequence starts ( if you want water two times in the same day). The start time on station 3 is when the third sequence starts (if you want to water three times in the same day). Ect.

Will this run on batteries exclusively?

Asked by JohnnyBob August 6, 2015
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I believe only for short period of time. It is mostly designed for power outage.

Is this unit sutible for outdoor use

Asked by kell February 27, 2015
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It's not waterproof. I have mine hanging on my fence above the sprinkler valves. I use a ziplock bag to waterproof it. (yeah, I know, not professional looking---but functional) You can operate the controls through the plastic and see the display quite easily. If the bag gets too old, just throw it away and use a new one. BTW, the screw you use to hang it on can easily form around the screw so you don't puncture the ziplock for a secure seal. Also the AC wire and the solenoid wires can be moved to the edge so the ziplock closes most of the way. If the wires are at the bottom, doubt if you'll get any water inside---if in doubt, use some Goop to seal.

Hello, I purchased a model 57874 timer and valves for a two station set up. Unfortunately I misse...

Asked by Rick December 8, 2016
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Not sure what pump feature you are looking for but the timer is designed to provide 24 VAC to a valve solenoid according to the programming you set. Theoretically, you could wire a pump in parallel with the valve so that they both come on at the same time when the station is activated by its programming (connect both devices to the common and one of the station connections). The only risk is that the pump relay may draw too much current and both devices would not activate or blow the fuse. Hope this is helpful.

HOW DO I CONECT THE WIRES FROM THE VALVES

Asked by JUAN April 3, 2015
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If you have an old time... then replace the wires one at a time. There is a common wire and then one wire for each zone. The wires are fasten by a simple screw that tightens on the wire.

my timer flashes no ac,but plugged into working outlet

Asked by caveman July 8, 2016
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There are 3 possible reasons why the timer is flashing "no AC". 1. The transformer may be defective 2. The wire from the transformer has a cut or break in it 3. The connection between the wires and the actual timer is not made securely. If you have a multi-meter, measure the AC voltage coming out of the wires to see if you have 24 VAC. If not, either the wire is broken or the transformer is defective. Otherwise, the connector from the transformer to the timer may be loose or otherwise compromised. You may need to bend the connecting posts slightly to make a better connection. Hope this is helpful

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The timer is a basic but competent unit that is able to handle my watering chores. I used it to r...
The timer is a basic but competent unit that is able to handle my watering chores. I used it to replace a ten-year old unit (non-Orbit) that failed. Installation took about 30 minutes.
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Easy installation! Replaced on old Rainbird 4-Station timer, so wiring and electrical outlet al...
Easy installation! Replaced on old Rainbird 4-Station timer, so wiring and electrical outlet already in place. Took all of 15 minutes! Instructions were clear, easy to follow. Saved $100.00 or more by doing myself.
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Too easy to install...
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Had a $70 Hunter X-Core that went bad after just one year. They have a 2 year warranty FROM DATE OF MANUFACTURE. Found out mine was over a year old before it was installed, so I looked around and found this one. I only have 4 zones so it was perfect. The Hunter had separate screw terminals for zone wires and power. This has push in terminals for the zones and a plastic plug for the power. Had it running in less than 10 minutes. I figured if the controllers won't last very long (all made in China anyway) why not spend $20 to replace? Wait, this one has a 6 year warranty? Winning! No mounting screws so make sure you have some along with drywall anchors. Orbit makes indoor/outdoor and more zone models as well. I like it. Happy.
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Do Not Buy - Failed in 3 years
Do not buy! The unit failed in 3 years. First one channel failed, and then another. Replaced with with a non Orbit controller, and everything works fine again. Save your money and go with another brand.
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You get what you pay for! This is a cheap timer that has a mind of its own, After you set it you ...
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You get what you pay for! This is a cheap timer that has a mind of its own, After you set it you have to monitor it to make sure it is still working as programmed. Defaulted mine twice to redo programming before it finally just quit working. It has a 6 year warranty but tough to go through all that again. Bought a Rainbird.
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Response from OrbitIrrigationJuly 17, 2019
Thank you for the review, though we are sorry that your timer exhibited that unusual problem. Please feel free to visit https://www.orbitonline.com/help_center or contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156, and we’d be more than happy to help in any way we can. OrbitIrrigation
I have had two of these and both have failed in less that one year. Both units broke down with th...
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I have had two of these and both have failed in less that one year. Both units broke down with the same problem. They did not send the correct message to the sprinkler. The days to water would be programed in and it would water any day it wanted to. I will not be suckered in to any of Orbits products. There are many other brands to choose from.
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Response from OrbitIrrigationJanuary 31, 2019
Thank you for the feedback. This is an unusual issue, so it is very strange that two consecutive timers exhibited the same problem. We'd like to troubleshoot with you until the issue is resolved or, if the situation calls for it, send you a free replacement timer. Please contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156, and we'll gladly do all we can to help. OrbitIrrigation
Easy to install. Easy to set up. I use this timer for wanting flowers around the outside of my ho...
Easy to install. Easy to set up. I use this timer for wanting flowers around the outside of my house..
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Easy to use, Only issue, wire connection cover fits loose. Otherwise works fine....
Easy to use, Only issue, wire connection cover fits loose. Otherwise works fine....
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very easy to set up and use ...
very easy to set up and use
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This sprinkler timer was junk out of the box. When I went to buy it the first one was a notoriou...
This sprinkler timer was junk out of the box. When I went to buy it the first one was a notorious Home Depot edition of a returned item in the way of a carefully repackaged open box and when I got it home I could tell that it had been installed before. I took that one back and got one that had not been opened and after jacking with the replacement installation for my failed 5 year old timer, I understood why the other one was taken back. There is some quality control issue with this timer power supply. Specifically when you plug the power supply into the unit it makes contact for only a short time and then you get a "No AC" message on the interface screen. Do not under any circumstances buy this product as it is junk!
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Response from OrbitIrrigationFebruary 6, 2018
Bill, thank you for the feedback. Please contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156, or via social media, and we'd be happy to send you a free replacement as quickly as possible. OrbitIrrigation
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