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  • Automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when it rains
  • Easily connects to most irrigation system controllers
  • Easily resists the elements, ensuring hassle-free performance
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The Rain Bird RSD Series Rain Sensor automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when it rains, so you don't have to worry when you're home or away. The RSD Series Rain Sensor easily connects to most irrigation system controllers. RSD Series Rain Sensors offers flexible, multiple rainfall settings which are quick and easy to adjust with a twist of the dial.
  • Works with a controller that uses a normally closed sensor port
  • High-grade, UV-resistant body on an aluminum bracket easily resists the elements, ensuring hassle-free performance
  • Adjustable side vent ring allows the sensor to dry out once it collects water
  • Moisture sensing disks work in a variety of climates
  • Wire: 25 ft. (76 m) length of 20 in., 2-conductor UV resistant extension wire
  • Automatically shuts off and restarts sprinkler system when it rains
  • Quick and easy to adjust rainfall settings from 1/8 in. to 3/4 in. with a twist of the dial
  • Latching hinge maintains alignment
  • Helps save water and money
  • Easily connects to most irrigation system controllers
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Q:Can you adjust the trigger amoutn of rainfall between 1/4 and 1/2 ? For example can you set it to 3/8 ? OR are there fixed settings you must set to ?
by|Sep 6, 2022
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A:  The rainfall setting on the sensor determines the amount of rainfall needed to suspend the irrigation watering cycle. You can adjust the rainfall setting from 1/8" to 3/4". Adjustments are made by turning the sensor dial cap clockwise or counter clockwise. To set the rainfall setting, turn the sensor dial cap until the desired rainfall setting lines up with the arrow on the sensor body. The ideal rainfall setting for your location depends on soil type, wind, amount of direct sunlight the sensor receives as well as frequency and amount of rainfall. Within the instruction manual (https://images.thdstatic.com/catalog/pdfImages/80/809be120-b114-4454-b354-81fb088c70b6.pdf) there's a table that provides some guidelines to help determine the appropriate rainfall setting. If you would like additional help in setting up or operating the Rain Bird RSD Rain Sensor, please feel free to contact our technical support at 1-800-RAIN BIRD (800-724-6247) and we’d be more than happy to assist.

by|Jan 23, 2023
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    Q:where does the Rain sensor wire to my Rain bird sst400in
    by|Aug 17, 2022
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    A:  Never could get it to work with my Rain Bird controller.

    by|Jan 23, 2023
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      A:  Remove the yellow jumper wire from the Rain Sensor terminals. Then connect both Rain Sensor wires to the terminals marked Rain Sensor. For best results, push down the square button above the wire port with a small screwdriver, place the wire in the port, then release the button, and the wire will snap into place. Hope that helps.

      by|Jan 23, 2023
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        A:  Hi Artie. In the wire bay of your SST400 Controller you should see a terminals to the left of "Common" titled "Rain Sensor." To connect the rain sensor, remove the yellow jumper wire from the controller’s "rain sensor" terminals. Then, connect the red and black lead wires from the rain sensor to the controller’s sensor terminals, and it doesn't matter which wire goes to each terminal. That's it. After installation, we recommend you test the sensor to ensure it's working correctly by turning the controller on to initiate irrigation. Hold down the plunger located on top of the rain sensor and the zone should turn off after a few seconds. If it does not turn off, check your rain sensor wire connections. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our technical support at 1-800-RAIN BIRD (800-724-6247) and we’d be more than happy to assist.

        by|Jan 23, 2023
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          Q:compatible
          by|Jun 3, 2022
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          A:  The sensor should work with any controller. It is a basic normally open switch with two wires. It is open until the rain causes the internal discs to swell and close the switch which will shut off the controller until the discs dry out and shrink and open the circuit.

          by|Jun 6, 2022

            A:  Not sure, however it works with a HunterHydrawise 12 zone system.  You have to set it to either Normally Open or Normally Closed in the configuration menu. My setting that works is NO and the status screen will tell you if the sensor is interfering with operating.if it is, then change to NC.

            by|Jun 5, 2022

              A:  Many modern controllers (such as those from Rain Bird) include built-in terminals for rain sensor lead wires. Dedicated rain sensor terminals are usually labeled “sensor”, “SENS”, ”S” or “SN” on the controller’s terminal strip. If your current controller has these terminals, the Rain Bird RSD Sensor should be compatible. Once you have it connected, you should test the sensor to ensure it is working correctly. To test, turn the controller on to initiate irrigation. Then, hold the plunger down, which is located on top of the rain sensor, and the zone should turn off after a few seconds. If it does not turn off, check your rain sensor wire connections. If you would like additional help in setting up or operating the sensor, please feel free to contact our technical support at 1-800-RAIN BIRD (800-724-6247) and we’d be more than happy to assist.

              by|Jun 3, 2022
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                Q:Does the wire come with a connector? My unit uses the old telephone hand set connectors.
                by|Dec 28, 2021
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                A:  18 gauge wire is what I used

                by|Jul 4, 2022

                  A:  Yes the wire does come with the unit.

                  by|Jan 1, 2022

                    A:  No connector. Just stripped bare wire ends

                    by|Mar 13, 2022

                      A:  A two-strand wire connects to terminals in your controller that are secured with screws (maybe spring-loaded buttons in some models), similar to wiring speakers or a thermostat.

                      by|Dec 29, 2021

                        A:  The Rain Bird RSD Series Rain Sensor comes with lead wires to be connected to your controller's terminal strip, making it an easy to install device that's suitable for 24VAC residential and commercial applications. If you would like additional help in setting up or operating the sensor, please refer to the installation guide at https://www.rainbird.com/sites/default/files/media/documents/2017-06/man_RSD.pdf or contact our technical support at 1-800-RAIN BIRD (800-724-6247), and we’d be more than happy to assist.

                        by|Dec 29, 2021

                          A:  No. Just wire

                          by|Dec 31, 2021
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                            Works as expected,turns off sprinkler system when it rains
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                            I bought this as a replacement for my original Rain Bird sensor. It is identical to the original....
                            I bought this as a replacement for my original Rain Bird sensor. It is identical to the original. It works perfectly.
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                            Cuts watering system IF it happens to rain
                            Easy to install, but unknown if the unit works well since there has not been any rain to check. The mechanism is quite simple and the old unit could have easily been repaired by replacing only the switch, if it was made available. Since the old wiring went underground, I twisted and soldered the connect wiring, then applied heat shrink insulation tubing. I had to replace the new bracket with the old bracket because it was too short. A small level is handy.
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