IrrigationCaddy W1 Quick Start Guide

IrrigationCaddy W1 Quick Start Guide
IC-W1 Quick Start Guide
NOTE: The IC is an indoor device. Make sure the device is placed indoors in a dry protected
area. Exposure to rain and extreme weather conditions will damage the device.
Mounting on the Wall
Quick Start Guide
Mounting on the Wall
1. Find an appropriate location for the IC, and hold the enclosure in place.
2. Using a pen make marks through the screw mounting holes (C) on the plastic ears
protruding from the enclosure.
3. NOTE: If installing on Drywall make sure you use screw anchors
4. Put the device aside, and drill a hole on each one of the marks you made.
5. Put the IC back in place and insert the screws through the mounting holes.
A. WiFi Antenna
B. Expansion Port
C. Mounting Ear
D. Ethernet Port
E. USB Port
F. Flow Sensor Port
G. Rain Sensor Port
Connecting Valve Wires
Quick Start Guide
H. Valve wire connector
I. Power Connector
J. Power light indicator
K. Activity Indicator
L. LCD Screen
Connecting Valve Wires
1. If this is a replacement installation, first remove the old Sprinkler Control System,
and attach the IC to the wall. Make sure the valve cables can reach the IC.
2. Identify the common cable and connect it to the “com” output.
3. Connect valves 1 through 10, to the corresponding outputs on the IC
4. If your installation includes a master valve, connect the master valve to output #11
(“11 | MV”).
5. Connect the power cable to the IC using the “AC1” “AC2” (I) outputs using the connector provided.
6. Plug the wall transformer to a power outlet.
7. The IC should now be installed, and ready to be configured.
Connecting to the Network
When you first apply power to the IC, the IC will boot up and broadcast a WiFi SSID called
“IrrigationCaddyAP”. This SSID will allow you to gain access to the unit, and configure it
so that you can connect it to your own WiFi network ( Router ). Follow the connection steps
appropriate for your platform.
Windows 7 Connection Steps
1. Make sure the unit is plugged in.
2. Click on the network icon on the taskbar
MAC OS X Connection Steps
Quick Start Guide
3. Find the “IrrigationCaddyAP” network, open it, and click on “Connect”. If
“IrrigationCaddyAP” does not show right away, wait a few seconds until it
shows up. You might have to repeat step 2 to refresh the networks
MAC OS X Connection Steps
1. Click on the Wireless Signal indicator on the top bar
Connect Caddy to your Router
Quick Start Guide
2. Find the “IrrigationCaddyAP” network, and select it.
Connect Caddy to your Router
1. Once you have connected to the SSID, open a web browser and navigate to (You might have to wait up to 30 seconds before you are able
to access the page after connecting to “IrrigationCaddyAP” SSID. Refresh the
page until it connects)
Connect Caddy to your Router
Quick Start Guide
2. Now you are connected to the IrrigationCaddy SSID, however the objective
should be to connect the IC to your own WiFi network SSID, so that you can
access the IC like any other networked device you might own.
3. On the menu bar click on “Setup” and then “Settings”
4. Open “Network Settings”, and click on the “Scan Networks” button.
Connect Caddy to your Router
Quick Start Guide
5. When the scan finishes, it will display a list of available network SSIDs. Click on
your preferred network SSID to connect to it.
6. If the network SSID is protected, you will be prompted to enter a passphrase.
Enter the passphrase and click on “Connect to Network”.
7. The IC will then display a reconnection message, and it will reboot. When the IC
reboots it will try to reconnect to the new network SSID you just selected. Now you
Connect Caddy to your Router
Quick Start Guide
can reconnect your laptop/PC/portable device to the new network SSID so that
you can access the IC in the new network (usually your home WiFi router).
8. To go back to the original network once again click on the network icon on the
taskbar, and select your preferred network SSID, which in most cases it would be
the same as the network SSID you selected for the IC.
On Windows 7:
Connect Caddy to your Router
Quick Start Guide
Connecting Expansion Modules
Quick Start Guide
9. The IC would have rebooted, and the LCD display on it would now show a different IP address, which would have been obtained from the router you just connected it to by selecting its SSID.
10. Now you can open a Web Browser and put the IP address displayed on the ICs
ICD display, in the address bar to start using the IC.(The IP shown above is an
example, your IC will likely show a different IP)
Connecting Expansion Modules
The IC-W1 zone capacity can be expanded to up to 43 zones by adding expansion modules (EXP-800). The expansion modules connect into the “Expansion Port” for the IC-W1.
Reset to Factory Defaults
Quick Start Guide
Up to 4 expansion modules can be used by adding an expansion module hub (H-500).
Reset to Factory Defaults
To reset the unit to its factory default values press the right button and the left button at the
same time, and keep them pressed for 4 seconds. The unit will then reset to factory
defaults and restart.
Quick Start Guide
The display will say “Resetting and Rebooting…”, at this point you can let the buttons
Possible Cause
"Configuration Error" is shown on the The WiFi security on the router the unit is trying to
browser after trying to connect to a
connect to is not compatible.
WiFi network (SSID)
The IC supports WEP40, WEP104, WPA, WPA2Personal, but it does not support WEP64, WPA2Enterprise or mix mode.
Change the WiFi security type on the router the
IC is trying to connect to.
The password entered is incorrect.
LCD Displays:
Another reason for this message is that the WiFi
security mode on the router is set to Mix-Mode
WPA+WPA2 for example.
Reset the unit (left + right arrow buttons for several
seconds), and try reconnecting using the correct
LCD Displays:
Change the WiFi Security type to single mode, and
use WPA2-Personal for example.
The SSID the unit is trying to connect to is not available.
Make sure the SSID the unit is trying to connect is
and it never changes back to show the
available, and the signal strength is good.
IP address..
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