Home Community B-Hyve Indoor/Outdoor Timer Orbit B-Hyve Not Activating My Sprinkler System

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    lrs421
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    Hello all, I’m new to Orbit, looking to replace an older Hunter SRC Plus irrigation controller. I’ve followed the installation instructions, watched YouTube videos, and even exchanged the controller for another, but the B-Hyve doesn’t activate my in-ground sprinklers. I’ve matched the terminal connections; on the Hunter SRC Plus I have two wires connected to the rain sensor, one to the C (I assume this is COM), and one to each of my 4 zones. When I match these connections on the B-Hyve, the system does not respond but when I reconnect the Hunter SRC Plus, all is well, sprinklers activate just fine. Am i doing something wrong with the B-Hyve? Is it just a compatibility issue?

    Any advice would be much very appreciated.

    -Rich

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    #1184
    Stephen
    Keymaster

    Hello LRS421, as long as the Hunter SRC uses 24 volt solenoids, it would be compatible with our timer. Are you trying to run a manual cycle, or are you doing testing with the programmed cycle?

    I’d like to take a look at the timer and make sure its connected up properly as well, what is the MAC ID of your timer?

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    lrs421
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    Thanks for the help! It turns out the common wires for the zones and rain sensor were mixed-up on the original installation. This worked on the Hunter because of the way its COM parts are wired, but it didn’t work on the B-Hyve. Once the wiring was traced, matched, and correctly wired, all is well. Thanks much!

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