Home Community B-Hyve Indoor/Outdoor Timer Correct Rain Sensor Operation

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  • #76877
    pjfrank
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    My new lawn and garden system was professionally installed. The installer was unable to get the Hunter Mini Clik rain Sensor to work using the controller rain gauge terminals and eventually just connected directly to the common wire. While this works successfully to stop watering it means that the controller gets no information that water has been inhibited. This is OK for manual programming but obviously not good for smart watering. I’ve since read on the forum here of all the rain sensor problems people have had. Has this been solved yet? Is there a better work around so that smart watering gets the rain sensor information?
    Peter

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    #77023
    pjfrank
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    Think I’ve solved my rain sensor problem myself and the answer may help some people. Seems that the timer only uses the rain sensor for programs or smart watering. Any manual station watering occurs no matter what the sensor status. I wired the sensor back to the timer terminals and retested using a program rather than manual watering a station. Worked correctly and app and timer noted a rain delay due sensor. Re-tried manually watering and it always ran no matter what the rain sensor signaled.I’ll monitor for a while and see what happens

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    #77065
    Stephen
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    @PJFrank That is correct. The rain sensor will not prevent manual watering from running. It only works with custom programs and smart watering.

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