Residential Irrigation Controller NEW

Residential Irrigation Controller NEW
Residential Irrigation Controller
RUN
SYSTEM OFF
MANUAL-ONE STATION
SENSOR BYPASS
CURRENT TIME/DAY
ACTIVE
START TIMES
RUN TIMES
SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT
NEW
Owner’s Manual and Programming Instructions
Compatible with Hunter Remotes and Solar Sync
WATER DAYS
RUN
SENSOR BYPASS
SYSTEM OFF
CURRENT TIME/DAY
ACTIVE
MANUAL- ONE STATION
START TIMES
RUN TIMES
SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT
WATER DAYS
Table of Contents
X-Core Components....................................................................2
MOUNTING THE CONTROLLER TO WALL.......................................6
CONNECTING VALVES AND TRANSFORMER..................................7
Activating the Battery...............................................................8
Replacing the Battery................................................................8
Connecting A Master Valve.....................................................9
CONNECTING A PUMP START RELAY............................................10
CONNECTING A Hunter “Clik” WEATHER SENSOR..................11
Testing the Weather Sensor.........................................................11
Manually Bypassing the Weather Sensor.....................................11
Connecting a Hunter Solar Sync ET Sensor....................12
Installing Solar Sync Sensor..........................................................12
Installing the Wireless Solar Sync.................................................12
Solar Sync Settings.......................................................................12
Region
...................................................................................13
..................................................................14
Water Adjustment
Uninstalling a Solar Sync Sensor..................................................14
Calibration/Setup.........................................................................15
Connecting
a Hunter Remote...............................................16
Connecting to a Hunter Remote (not included)...........................16
To install the SmartPort connector...............................................16
Power Failures............................................................................16
PROGRAMMING THE CONTROLLER..............................................17
Setting the Date and Time
......................................................17
Setting the Program Start Time(s)
..........................................18
Eliminating a Program Start Time.................................................18
Setting Station Run Times .......................................................18
Setting Days To Water
............................................................18
Selecting Specific Days of the Week to Water.............................19
Selecting Odd or Even Days to Water.........................................19
...................................................19
Selecting Interval Watering
Setting Event Day(s) Off...............................................................20
Automatic Watering .................................................................20
System Off
.............................................................................20
Programmable Rain Off................................................................20
..............................................................21
Seasonal Adjustment
Manually Run a Single Station 1 ...............................................22
One Touch Manual Start and Advance.........................................22
Advanced Features....................................................................23
Programmable Sensor Override...................................................23
Test Program of All Stations.........................................................23
Hunter Quick Check™ Diagnostics..............................................23
Easy Retrieve™ Program Memory...............................................24
Programmable Delay Between Stations.......................................24
Clearing the Controller’s Memory/
Resetting the Controller...............................................................24
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE...........................................................25
Specifications..............................................................................28
Operating Specifications..............................................................28
Electrical Specifications................................................................28
Explanation of Symbols................................................................28
Certificate of Conformity to European directives.......29
X-Core Components
Indoor Model
Outdoor Model
(Internal Transformer
Included)
Note: Plug may
look different from
illustration
2
Terminal
block for -E
(International
models only)
X-Core Components
LCD Display
1
Run Times
Allows user to set each valve station run time from 1 minute to 4 hours
2
Start Times
Allows 1 to 4 start times to be set in each program
3
Station Number
Indicates currently selected station number
4
Program Designator
Identifies program (A, B, or C) in use
5
Day of the Week
Identifies day of the week
6
Interval Watering
Identifies month when programming current date
7
Odd/Even Watering
Identifies if Odd or Even watering has been selected
8
Flashing Sprinkler
Indicates that watering is taking place
9
System Off
Allows user to discontinue all programs and watering. Also allows the user to set the programmable
“rain off,” which stops watering for a period from 1 to 7 days.
10
Umbrella
Indicates that the rain sensor is active
11
Allows the user to make run time changes according to the seasons without reprogramming the controller.
Seasonal Adjustment Bars on the left allow quick visual reference to the seasonal adjustment percentage. When using Solar Sync
ET Sensor, will display seasonal adjust updated daily by sensor.
12
Rain Drop
Indicates watering will occur on the selected day
13
Crossed Rain Drop
Indicates the watering will NOT occur on the selected day
14
Calendar
Indicates interval watering schedule has been programmed. Icon also appears when programming the
current day
3
X-Core Components
Wiring Compartment
15
Lithium Battery
The replaceable lithium battery (included) allows the controller to be programmed in the absence
of AC power. In addition, the battery will provide power for backup timekeeping in the event of a
power outage.
16
Internal Junction Box
Junction box in outdoor models for making AC power connections
17
Terminal Strip
Use to attach transformer, sensor, and valve wires from their source to the controller
NEW
18
Reset Button
Use to reset the controller (located on side of controller)
NEW
19
REM
Allows for connection of Hunter SmartPort® and Hunter Remote Controls
20
Sensor Bypass Switch
Ignores “Clik” weather sensor input when in Bypass position
Control Buttons
Button
Increases the selected item flashing in the display
Button
Decreases the selected item flashing in the display
Button
Returns selected flashing display to previous item
Button
Button
4
Advances the selected flashing display to the next item
Selects program A, B, or C for different watering zone requirements
X-Core Components
Dial Settings
Run
Normal dial position for all controller automatic and manual operation
Current Time/Day
Allows current day and clock time to be set
Start Times
Allows 1 to 4 start times to be set in each program
Run Times
Allows user to set each valve station run time from 1 minute to 4 hours
Water Days
Allows the user to select interval days to water
Allows user to make run time changes according to the seasons without reprogramming the controller.
Seasonal Adjustment Bars on the left allow quick visual reference to the seasonal adjustment percentage.
1
NEW
Manual-One Station
Allows user to activate a one-time watering of a single valve
System Off
Allows user to discontinue all programs and watering. Also allows the user to set the programmable
“rain off,” which stops watering for a period from 1 to 7 days
Settings
Allows user to program settings when using Solar Sync ET Sensor
External Transformer (Indoor Model Only)
A plug in transformer is provided to supply AC power to the controller
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MOUNTING THE CONTROLLER TO WALL
Note: The indoor version of the X-Core is not waterproof or weather resistant, and must be installed indoors
or in a protected area.
B
A
1.Secure one screw into the wall. Install screw anchors if attaching
to drywall or masonry wall.
2. Slide the keyhole on top of the controller over the screw.
3.Secure the controller in place by installing screws in the holes
below the terminal strip.
Do not plug transformer into power source until
controller is mounted and all valve wiring has
been connected.
For XC - x01 - A: If the supply cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by the manufacturer or service
agent, or a similarly qualified person in order to
avoid hazard.
C
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CONNECTING VALVES AND TRANSFORMER
Installation of the X-Core should only be done by trained personnel.
Valve 4
1. Route valve wires between the control valve location and controller.
2.At valves, attach a common wire to either solenoid wire on all
valves. This is most commonly a white colored wire. Attach a
separate control wire to the remaining wire of each valve. All wire
connections should be done using waterproof connectors.
Valve 3
BAT
Valve 2
3.Route the valve wires through the conduit. Attach the conduit
through the bottom right side of the controller.
4.Secure the white valve common wire to the C (Common) screw on
the terminal strip. Attach each of the individual valve control wires
to the appropriate station terminals and tighten their screws.
5.Indoor Models: route the transformer cable through the hole on
the left side of the controller and connect the wires to the two
screws marked 24VAC.
Outdoor Models: transformer wires are already connected to the
AC terminals so all that is required is to connect primary power to
the junction box (see below).
NOTE: X-Core outdoor models are water and
weather resistant. Connecting the outdoor X-Core
to primary AC power should only be done by a
licensed electrician following all local codes. Improper
installation could result in shock or fire hazard.
Connect the two transformer
wires to the two AC Terminals
Valve
Wires
Valve 1
Valve Common Wire
High Voltage Wiring (Outdoor Model only)
1.Route AC power cable and conduit through the ½" (13 mm)
conduit opening on the left side bottom of the cabinet.
2.Connect one wire to each of the two wires inside the junction
box. The ground wire should be connected to the green wire.
Wire nuts are provided to make these connections.
Note: For –E models only: Connect the wires to the AC
terminal block inside the junction box. AC supply wires must
be 14 AWG (1.85 mm) or larger with appropriate circuit
breaker for the wire size. A switch or circuit-breaker shall be
included in the building installation (in close proximity to the
controller, within easy reach of the operator) and marked as
the disconnecting device for the equipment.
3. Replace the junction box cover.
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Activating the Battery
After installing your X-Core, make sure to remove the battery
contact insulator to allow the X-Core to keep time in the event of
a power outage.
CAUTION:
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY
AN INCORRECT TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Replacing the Battery
A high-energy lithium battery is included with your X-Core
controller. The battery allows the user to remotely program the
Lithium Battery
controller without connecting AC power. It is also used to keep
the current time and day during power outage conditions.
To replace the battery:
Battery
1. Remove the screw from the battery holder.
2. Slide the battery holder down to access the battery.
3.Remove and replace the new battery into the battery holder
and reinstall the battery holder.
NOTE: This positive(+) side of the battery should face
the inside of the battery holder.
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(--)
Battery Compartment
(+)
SEN
24VAC
Holder
Battery type: CR2032 3V
BAT
C
P
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Connecting A Master Valve
t the Master Valve, attach the common wire to either solenoid
1. A
wire of the valve. Attach a separate control wire to the remaining
solenoid wire.
NOTE: Complete this section only if you have a
master valve installed in your irrigation system. A
master valve is a “normally closed” valve installed
at the supply point of the main line that opens only
when the controller initiates a watering program.
2.The common wire should be attached to the C terminal inside
the controller. The other wire coming from the master valve
should be attached to the P terminal inside the controller.
Tighten each terminal screw.
Valve 4
24VAC
BAT
SEN
C
P
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Valve 3
Master
Valve Wire
Valve 2
Valve 1
Valve Wires
Master Valve
Valve Common Wire
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CONNECTING A PUMP START RELAY
NOTE: Complete this section only if you have a
pump start relay installed. A pump start relay is
a device that uses a signal from the controller to
actuate a separate electrical circuit to energize a
pump to provide water to your system.
The controller should be mounted at least a 15 ft (4.5 m) away from
both the pump start relay and pump to minimize any potential
electrical interference.
1. Route a pair of wires from the pump relay into the controller.
2.Connect a common wire to the C (Common) terminal inside the
controller and connect the remaining wire from the pump start
relay to the P (Pump) terminal.
Relay holding current draw must not exceed 0.3 A. Do not connect
the controller directly to the pump or damage to the controller will
result.
PSR Series
Pump Start Relay
RUN
SENSOR BYPASS
SYSTEM OFF
CURRENT TIME/DAY
ACTIVE
MANUAL-ALL STATIONS
ALL
START TIMES
START TIMES
RUN TIMES
SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT
15 ft Minimum (4.5 m)
To Pump
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WATER DAYS
CONNECTING A Hunter “Clik” WEATHER SENSOR
A Hunter weather sensor or other micro-switch type weather
sensors can be connected to the X-Core. The purpose of this sensor
is to stop automatic watering when weather conditions dictate.
1.
Remove the metal jumper plate that is attached across the two
SEN terminals inside the controller.
2.Connect one wire to one SEN terminal and the other wire to the
other SEN terminal.
24VAC REM
BAT
SEN
C
P
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
When the weather sensor has
deactivated automatic watering,
the OFF, and
icon will appear
on the display.
Testing the Weather Sensor
The X-Core provides simplified testing of a rain sensor when the
sensor is wired into the sensor circuit. You can manually test proper
operation of the rain sensor by running a manual CYCLE or by
activating the system using the One Touch Manual Start (see
page 22). During the Manual cycle, pressing the test button on the
Mini-Clik® will interrupt watering.
Manually Bypassing the Weather Sensor
If the rain sensor is interrupting irrigation,
you can bypass it by using the bypass
BYPASS
switch on the front of the controller. Slide
/DAY
the switch to the SENSOR BYPASS position
to disable the rain sensor from the system
ACTIVE
to allow for controller operation. You can
also bypass the weather sensor for manual
operation by using the MANUAL – ONE STATION function.
The Bypass switch does not affect the Seasonal Adjust update
when using Solar Sync sensor.
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Connecting a Hunter Solar Sync ET Sensor
The X-Core is compatible with the Solar Sync and Wireless Solar
Sync systems. Solar Sync is a sensor system that will automatically
adjust the X-Core controller’s watering schedule (based on
changes in local climate condition) by using the Seasonal Adjust
function. The Solar Sync uses a solar and temperature sensor to
determine evapotranspiration (ET), or the rate at which plants and
turf use water, and also includes Hunter Rain Clik and Freeze Clik
technology that will shut down irrigation when it rains and/or during
freezing conditions.
NOTE: Solar Sync will apply a default seasonal adjust
value of 100% until the first full day (24 hour period)
of weather measurements have been received from
the sensor.
NOTE: Enabling the Sensor Bypass switch has no
effect on the seasonal adjust updates from the Solar
Sync sensor. It will, however, bypass the Rain Clik and
Freeze Clik functionality of the sensor.
Installing Solar Sync Sensor
Connect the Green and Black wire from the Solar Sync Sensor to
the “SEN” wiring terminals on the X-Core controller, similar to
picture on page 11. It does not matter which wire connects to which
terminal. Turn the dial to the “Solar Sync Settings” position. The
display will initially show dashed lines
and then will show the default Region
setting (3) on the left and the default
Water Adjustment setting (5) on the
right. Adjust the Region as needed
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and
buttons (refer to page 13 for explanation
by using the
of Solar Sync Region setting). Use the button to advance to the
right to adjust the Water Adjust setting as needed (see page 14 for
explanation of Water Adjust setting).
Installing the Wireless Solar Sync
Connect the Green and Black wire from the Wireless Solar Sync
Receiver to the “SEN” wiring terminals on the X-Core controller. It
does not matter which wire connects to which terminal. Turn the dial
to the “Solar Sync Settings” position. The display will initially show
dashed lines and then will show the default Region setting (3) on
the left and the default Water Adjustment setting (5) on the right.
and
buttons (refer
Adjust the region as needed by using the
to page 13 for explanation of Solar
Sync Region setting). Use the button
to advance to the right to adjust the
Water Adjust setting as needed (see
page 14 for explanation of Water
Adjust setting).
Solar Sync Settings
Once the Solar Sync sensor is connected to the X-Core controller,
two numbers will appear in the display when the dial is turned to
the Solar Sync Settings position. The number on the left of the
screen is the Region setting, and the number on the right on the
screen is the Water Adjustment setting (as shown above).
Connecting a Hunter Solar Sync ET Sensor
Region
For accurate Solar Sync measurements, the controller needs to
be programmed for the average peak season ET for your region.
Use the table below to determine your region.
The table will assist you in identifying the type of region you live
in. There are four basic ET regions, each with descriptions of the
region, along with typical ET and temperature characteristics. It is
recommended that, if possible, the region be chosen based upon
average July ET or peak summer ET (inches/mm per day).
Use the following table for choosing your region (reference below).
You can use methods A, B or C to help you choose which region is
best for your area:
A: Based upon the ET of your region using the average July ET
or peak summer ET (inches/mm per day). This is the preferred
option when selecting your region.
B: Based upon the temperature for your region using the average
July or the driest month high temperature (not the highest
temperature for July).
C: Based upon the general description of your region.
IF ANY OF THE CHOICES IN THE ROWS APPLY TO YOUR SITUATION, THEN THAT IS YOUR REGION SETTING CHOICE.
A
B
C
1
If the average July ET is
< 0.17" (4.3 mm) per day
If the average temperature for July is
65°– 75° (18°C – 24°C)
• U.S. Northern States
• Coastal Regions
Region
2
If the average July ET is 0.18" – 0.23"
(4.6 mm – 5.8 mm) per day
If the average temperature for July is
75° – 85° (24°C – 29°C)
• Mountains
• U.S. Northern Inland States
Region
3
If the average July ET is 0.24" – 0.29"
(6.1 mm – 7.4 mm) per day
If the average temperature for July is
85° – 95° (29°C – 35°C)
• U.S. Southern States
• Inland/High Desert
Region
4
If the average July ET is > 0.30"
(7.6 mm) per day
If the average temperature for July is
95° – 105° (35°C – 41°C)
• Deserts
Region
* For Southern hemisphere locations, use the month of January.
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Connecting a Hunter Solar Sync ET Sensor
Water Adjustment
Uninstalling a Solar Sync Sensor
The Water Adjustment is a 1 to 10 scale that allows for easy
adjustment of the Seasonal Adjust value from the Solar Sync
ET Sensor. Upon installation of the Solar Sync ET Sensor, it is
recommended that the Water Adjustment setting stay at the default
value of 5. However, after installation, if you find that the seasonal
adjust value is lower or higher than expected, the Water Adjustment
value can be modified to modify the Seasonal Adjust output value.
See Calibration/Setup on page 15 for explanation of how to use
Water Adjustment scale to fine tune seasonal adjust output value.
If a Solar Sync sensor has been installed on the X-Core controller
then the seasonal adjust value used by the controller will be
calculated from the weather data supplied by the Solar Sync sensor.
If it is decided that the Solar Sync sensor will no longer be used
with the X-Core controller, it must be uninstalled. If the Solar
Sync sensor is not uninstalled, the controller will not allow the
seasonal adjust value to be manually changed. For example, if the
seasonal adjust value shown on the controller was 50% when the
Solar Sync sensor was removed, it will remain 50% until the Solar
Sync sensor is uninstalled.
NOTE: If an individual zone is “wetter” or “drier”
than the rest of the system, simply increase or
decrease the amount of run time on the controller.
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To uninstall the Solar Sync sensor, simply disconnect the green and
black wires from the controller terminal and then turn the dial to the
“Solar Sync Settings” position. The display should show dashes,
indicating that the controller no longer recognizes the Solar Sync
sensor for calculation of seasonal adjustment. Now the seasonal
adjust value can be changed manually by turning the knob to the
or
button to adjust
“Seasonal Adjust” position and using the
the value.
Connecting a Hunter Solar Sync ET Sensor
Calibration/Setup
After Solar Sync has been installed and programmed, it is recommended to allow the system to run for a few days at the initial setting.
Because of the variety in site conditions (including sensor location, amount of direct sunlight available to the sensor, reflective heat from
surrounding structures, etc), the initial setting may require adjustment in order to arrive at the desired performance. The calibration
of the Solar Sync to a particular site can easily be accomplished by adjusting the Region and/or Water Adjustment settings. The instructions
below outline this process:
1. Install Solar Sync sensor
2.Program Region and allow system to operate at initial setting for a minimum of 3 days (see page 13 for instructions on how to determine
proper Region setting).
3.Observe the Seasonal Adjust on the controller. If the Seasonal Adjust amount appears to be lower or higher than expected for that time
of year, the Solar Sync settings need to be adjusted.
a.Seasonal Adjust too low: Turn the dial to the Solar Sync settings position. Increase the value on the Water Adjustment scale (10 is max).
Once the setting is changed, the controller will immediately be updated with the new Seasonal Adjust %. Increase the Water Adjustment
setting until the desired Seasonal Adjust % is shown. If you max out the Water Adjustment scale at 10 and still require more Seasonal
Adjust, move down to the next lower Region (from Region 4 to 3, for example).
b.Seasonal Adjust too high: Turn the dial to the Solar Sync settings position. Decrease the value on the Water Adjustment scale (default
setting is 5). Once the setting is changed, the controller will immediately be updated with the new Seasonal Adjust %. Decrease the Water
Adjustment setting until the desired Seasonal Adjust % is shown. If you minimize the Water Adjustment scale down to 1 and still require
a reduction in Seasonal Adjust, move up the next Region (from Region 2 to 3, for example).
Station Run Times: It is important to understand that Solar Sync provides a global seasonal adjustment to the controller. This means that
all station run times will be modified by the seasonal adjust percentage shown. When programming the controller, the run times should be
entered that represent peak season watering schedules. If the Solar Sync is adjusting to the appropriate seasonal adjust value but the run
time for a particular station appears to be too long/short, adjust the station run time in the controller program.
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Connecting a Hunter Remote
Connecting to a Hunter Remote (not included)
The X-Core Controller is compatible with Hunter Remote Controls
(not included). The SmartPort® wiring harness (included with all
Hunter Remotes) allows for fast and easy use of the Hunter controls.
The Hunter remotes make it possible for you to operate the system
without having to walk back and forth to the controller.
4. Attach the red, white, and blue SmartPort wires to the
controller terminal as shown below:
• Red wire to left side “24VAC” terminal
• White wire to right side “24VAC” terminal
• Blue wire to “REM” terminal
To install the SmartPort connector
1.Install a 1⁄2" female threaded
“Tee” in the field wiring conduit
approximately 12" below the X-Core.
To Controller
1/2"
24VAC
SEN
C
P
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Thread
2.Feed the red, white, and blue wires
of the harness through the base of
the “Tee” and into the wiring
compartment as shown.
3. Screw the SmartPort harness
housing into the “Tee” as shown.
Pre-assembled
Assembled
red blue
white
NOTE: P/N 258200 can be used as
an alternate method to mount the
SmartPort connector.
Power Failures
Due to the possibility of power failures, the controller has non-volatile memory. Programmed information will never be lost due to a power
outage. The lithium battery will keep the correct time without AC power. Normal watering will resume when AC power is restored.
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PROGRAMMING THE CONTROLLER
The X-Core display shows the time and day when the controller is
idle. The display changes when the dial is rotated to indicate the
specific programming information to enter. When programming, the
flashing portion of the display can be changed by pressing the
or
buttons. To change something that is not flashing, press the
or buttons until the desired field is flashing.
NOTE: A basic programming rule is that whatever
symbol or character is flashing will be the item
programmed. For instance, if the hour is flashing
when setting the time, the hour can be changed or
programmed. For illustration purposes in this manual,
flashing characters are in GRAY type.
Three programs A, B, and C, each with the ability to have four daily
start times, permit plants with different watering requirements to be
separated on different day schedules.
Setting the Date and Time
CURRENT TIME/DAY
CURRENT TIME/DAY
1.Turn the dial to the CURRENT TIME/DAY position.
2.The current year will be flashing. Use the
or
buttons to
change the year. After setting the year, press the button to
proceed to setting the month.
3.The month and day will be in the display. The month will be
flashing and the
icon will be displayed. Use the
or
buttons to change the month. Press the button to proceed
to setting the day.
icon will be displayed. Use
4.The day will be flashing and the
the
or
buttons to change the day. Press the button to
proceed to setting the time.
5.The time will be displayed. Use the
and
buttons to select
AM, PM, or 24 hour. Press the button to move to hours. Hours
will be flashing. Use the
and
buttons to change the hour
shown on the display. Press the button to move to minute.
Minutes will be flashing. Use the
and
buttons to change
the minutes shown on the display. The date, day, and time have
now been set.
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PROGRAMMING THE CONTROLLER
Setting the Program Start Time(s)
Setting Station Run Times
1. Turn the dial to the START TIMES position.
1. Turn the dial to Run Times position.
2.The factory preset is set on program
A. If necessary, you can select program
B, or C by pressing the button.
START TIMES
3.Use the
or
button to change
the start time. (The start times
advance in 15 minute increments).
4.Press the button to advance to the
next station.
NOTE: One start time will activate all stations
sequentially in that program. This eliminates the
need to enter each station’s start time. Multiple
start times in a program can be used for separate
morning, afternoon, or evening watering cycles.
Start times may be entered in any order. The X-Core
will automatically sort them.
Eliminating a Program Start Time
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RUN TIMES
3.Use the
or
button to change the
station run time on the display. You can
set the run times from 0 to 4 hours.
4.Press the button to add an
additional start time, or button
for the next program.
With the dial set to START TIMES
position, push the
or
button until
you reach 12:00 AM (Midnight). From
here push the
button once to reach
the OFF position.
2.The display will show the last program
selected (A, B, or C), the station number
selected, icon, and the station will be
flashing. You can switch to another
program by pressing the button.
START TIMES
Setting Days To Water
1. Turn the dial to the WATER DAYS position.
2.The display will show the last program
selected (A, B, or C). You can switch to
another program by pressing the button.
3.The controller will display the seven days
of the week (MO, TU, WE, TH, FR, SA, SU).
Each day will have a icon or a
icon
above the day. The icon would represent
an “On” water day, while a
icon would
represent an “Off” watering day.
WATER DAYS
PROGRAMMING THE CONTROLLER
Selecting Specific Days of the Week to Water
Selecting Interval Watering
1.With the cursor on a specific day
(the cursor will always start with
button to activate
MO), press the
a particular day of the week to
water. Press the
button to cancel
watering for that day. After pressing
a button the cursor automatically
advances to the next day.
With this option you can select
interval watering from 1 to 31 days.
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
2.Repeat step 1 until all desired days have been selected.
The selected days will show a to indicate their status is ON.
The last is the last day of watering for that program.
Selecting Odd or Even Days to Water
1.With the cursor on EVEN, press
the button once and the
icon will appear and a 1 flashing
in the display. Interval watering
schedule appears on the display.
2.Press the
or
button to select the number of days between
watering days (from 1 to 31 days). This is called the interval.
The controller will water the selected program at the next start time
and will then water at the interval programmed.
This feature uses numbered day(s) of the
month for watering instead of specific
days of the week (odd days: 1st, 3rd, 5th,
etc.; even days: 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.).
1.With the cursor on SU press the
button once. The icon and odd will
be displayed.
2.If odd day watering is desired, turn
the dial back to the run position.
Even
2, 4,...30
3.If even day watering is desired, press
the button once. The icon and EVEN will be displayed.
You can move back and forth from ODD to EVEN by pressing
the and buttons.
NOTE: The 31st of any month and February 29th are
always “off” days if Odd watering is selected.
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PROGRAMMING THE CONTROLLER
Setting Event Day(s) Off
System Off
The X-Core allows you to program a No Water Day(s). This feature
is useful to inhibit watering on specific day(s). For example, if you
always mow the lawn on Saturdays, you would designate Saturday
as a No Water Day so that you are not mowing wet grass.
SYSTEM OFF
Valves currently watering will be shut off after
the dial is turned to the SYSTEM OFF position
for two seconds. All active programs are
discontinued and watering is stopped. To return
the controller to normal automatic operation,
simply return the dial to the RUN position.
1. Turn the dial to the WATER DAYS position.
2. Enter an interval watering schedule as described on page 19.
3.Press the button to scroll to the No Water Days at the bottom
of the display. MO will be flashing.
4.Use the button until the cursor is at the day of the week you
wish to set as a No Water Day.
5.Press the
button to set this day as a no water day. The
illuminate over this day.
will
NOTE: You also have the option in the interval
watering schedule to program Odd or Even days off.
After programming the X-Core, set the dial to the RUN
position to enable automatic execution of all selected
watering programs and start times.
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SYSTEM OFF
This feature permits the user to stop all
programmed waterings for a designated period
from 1 to 7 days. At the end of the programmed
rain off period, the controller will resume normal
automatic operation.
1.Turn the dial to the SYSTEM OFF position.
Wait for OFF to be displayed.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all desired event day(s) are off.
Automatic Watering
Programmable Rain Off
RUN
button as many times as
2.Press the
needed to set the number of days off
(up to 7 days).
3.Turn the dial back to the RUN position at
which OFF, a number, the
and
icons
will be displayed.
The days off remaining will decrease at midnight
each day. When it goes to zero, the display will
show normal time of day and normal irrigation
will resume at the next scheduled start time.
RUN
PROGRAMMING THE CONTROLLER
Seasonal Adjustment
Seasonal Adjustment is used to make global run time changes
without re-programming the entire controller. To use the Seasonal
Adjustment feature:
1. Turn the dial to the SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT position.
2.The display will now show a flashing
number followed by a %, as well as
the bar graph which always remains
on the display. Press the
or
button to adjust the percentage of
the seasonal adjustment. Each bar
on the graph represents 10%. This
feature can adjust the controller from
10% to 150% of the original program.
SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT
To view the adjusted run times, simply turn the dial to the RUN
TIMES position, the displayed run time will be updated accordingly
as the seasonal adjustment is made.
When using a Hunter “Clik” weather sensor, the Seasonal
Adjustment value can be adjusted as described.
When using the Solar Sync ET sensor, the Seasonal Adjustment
value is automatically updated daily based on the Solar Sync sensor.
The Solar Sync ET sensor measures weather patterns, determines
the optimal Seasonal Adjustment value, and then updates the
controller on a daily basis. This value can be overridden manually by
or
buttons to the desired Seasonal Adjustment
pressing the
value. However, it is important to understand that the manually
adjusted Seasonal Adjustment value will be replaced at midnight
by the new updated value from the Solar Sync sensor.
To revert to a manually adjusted mode, the Solar Sync sensor must
be uninstalled. See page 14 for instructions on how to uninstall the
Solar Sync sensor.
NOTE: The controller should always be initially
programmed in the 100% position.
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PROGRAMMING THE CONTROLLER
Manually Run a Single Station
One Touch Manual Start and Advance
1
1. Turn dial to MANUAL – ONE STATION position.
2.Station run time will flash in
the display. Use the button
to move to the desired station.
You may use the
or
button
to select the amount of time for
a station to water.
MANUAL-ONE STATION
You can also activate all stations to water without using the dial.
1
3.Turn the dial clockwise to the RUN position to run the station
(only the designated station will water, then the controller will
return to automatic mode with no change to the previously set
program). Also see One Touch Manual Start and Advance.
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1. Hold down the
button for 2 seconds.
2.This feature automatically defaults to program A. You can select
program B or C by pressing the button.
3.The station number will be flashing. Press the button to scroll
through the stations and use the
or
button to adjust station
run times. (If no buttons are pressed for a few seconds during
step 2 or 3, the controller will automatically begin watering).
4.Press the button scroll to the station you wish to begin with.
After a 2 second pause, the program will begin. At any time
during the manual cycle, you can use the or buttons to
navigate from station to station manually.
Advanced Features
Programmable Sensor Override
Test Program of All Stations
The X-Core allows the user to program the controller so that the
sensor disables watering on only desired stations. For example,
patio gardens that have pots under overhangs and roofs may not
receive water when it rains and will continue to need to be watered
during periods of rain. To program sensor override:
The X-Core allows the user a simplified method for running a
test program. This feature will operate each station in numerical
sequence, from the lowest to the highest.
1. Turn the dial to the RUN position.
RUN
1.With the dial in the RUN position, press and hold the
button. The station number will be displayed and the time
will be flashing.
2.Press and hold the
button down while turning the
dial to START TIMES position.
2.Use the
or
buttons to set the run time from 1 to 15
minutes. The run time needs to be entered only once.
3.Release the
button. At this point, the display will
icon, will
show the station number, ON, and the
be flashing.
3. After a 2 second pause, the test program will start.
4.Press the
or
button to enable or
disable the sensor for the station shown.
This feature allows you to quickly diagnose wiring problems with
your controller. Instead of having to check each field wiring circuit
for potential problems, you can use the Hunter Quick Check circuit
test procedure. To initiate the Quick Check test procedure:
ON = S
ensor enabled
(will suspend irrigation)
OFF = Sensor disabled (will allow watering)
5.Use the or buttons to scroll to the next
station that you would like to program the
sensor override.
Sensor Enable
Hunter Quick Check™ Diagnostics
1.Press the , ,
, and
buttons simultaneously. In the
standby mode, the LCD will display all segments.
Sensor Disabled
NOTE: The controller default is for the sensor to
disable watering on all zones when rain occurs.
2.Press the
button once to begin the Quick Check procedure.
Within seconds, the system searches all stations for detecting
any circuit problems. When a field wiring short is detected, an
ERR symbol preceded by the station number will momentarily
flash on the display. After the Quick Check completes running
the circuit diagnostic procedure, the controller returns to the
automatic watering mode.
When the X-Core receives an input from the sensor to disable
watering, the display will indicate those stations that have been
programmed to override the sensor. A station that is running in
and icons alternately.
the sensor override mode will flash the
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Advanced Features
Easy Retrieve™ Program Memory
Programmable Delay Between Stations
The X-Core is capable of saving the preferred watering program
into memory for retrieval at a later time. This feature allows for a
quick way of resetting the controller to the original programmed
watering schedule.
This feature allows the user to insert a delay between stations
between when one station turns off and the next one turns on.
To save the program into the memory
1.With the dial in the RUN position, press and hold the
and
buttons for 5 seconds. The display will scroll three segments
from left to right across the display indicating the program is
being saved into memory.
2. Release the
and
buttons.
To retrieve a program that was previously saved into memory.
1.With the dial in the RUN position, press and hold the
and
buttons for 5 seconds. The display will scroll three segments
from right to left across the display indicating the program is
being saved into memory.
2. Release the
and
buttons.
1. Start with the dial in the RUN position.
2.Press and hold the
button down while turning the dial to the
RUN TIMES position.
3.Release the
button. At this point the display will show a delay
time for all stations in seconds, which will be flashing.
4.Press the
or
buttons to increase or decrease the delay
time between 0 and 4 hours.
5. Return the dial to the RUN position.
Clearing the Controller’s Memory/ Resetting
the Controller
If you feel you have misprogrammed the controller, there is a
process that will reset the memory to the factory defaults and erase
all programs and data that have been entered into the controller.
1. Press and hold the
button.
2.While holding the button press the RESET button for 3 seconds, then release the RESET button while continuing to hold
the button.
3.Continue holding
about 8 seconds).
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button until time is displayed (this takes
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Causes
Solutions
The controller is continuously watering
Too many start times have been
programmed
Only one start time is necessary to activate a program
(refer to Setting the Program Start Times on page 18)
There is no display
Check AC power wiring
Correct any errors
The display reads “No AC”
There is no AC power present (the
controller is not receiving any power)
Check to see if the transformer is properly installed
The rain sensor is interrupting irrigation
or the sensor jumper has been removed
Slide the rain sensor bypass switch to the BYPASS
position to bypass the rain sensor circuit, or reinstall
the jumper
Rain sensor will not shut off the system
• Defective rain sensor
• Jumper was not removed when sensor
was installed
• Stations have been programmed to
override the sensor
• Verify operation of rain sensor and proper wiring
• Remove jumper from the sensor terminals
• Reprogram the sensor override to enable the sensor
(see page 11)
Frozen display, or showing incorrect
information
Power surge
Reset the controller per page 24 “Clearing Controller
Memory/Resetting the Controller”
Display shows “ERR” with a number
(1 to 8)
Short in valve wiring circuit, or faulty
solenoid on the station number
indicated
Check wire circuit or solenoid for the valve number
indicated. Repair short or replace solenoid. Press any
button to clear the “ERR” from the display
Display shows “P ERR”
• Faulty pump relay or master
valve wiring
• Check wiring to relay or master valve solenoid. Press
any button to clear the “P ERR” from the display
• Incompatible or defective relay or
solenoid
• Check electrical specification for the pump relay.
Do not exceed controller's electrical rating. Replace
if defective
Display reads “Off,
”
• Under sized wire to the pump relay
or master valve
• Replace wire with larger gauge wire
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Causes
Solutions
Display shows a station is running but
the
and icons are flashing
The sensor is interrupting irrigation,
however the station has been
programmed to override the sensor
Check the sensor override status (see page 23)
Automatic irrigation does not start at
the start time and controller is not in the
System Off mode
• AM/PM of time of day not set correctly
• AM/PM of start time not set correctly
• Start Time is disabled (set for Off)
• Controller is not receiving AC power
• Correct AM/PM of time of day
• Correct AM/PM of start time
• See Setting Program Start Times (see page 18)
• Check AC power connections
The display shows dashes when the dial
is in the Solar Sync Settings position
• The Solar Sync sensor is not
connected to the controller
• The Solar Sync sensor wires may have
a break in them or a bad connection
Connect the Solar Sync to the “SEN” positions on the
wiring terminal. The display will then show the Region
and Water Adjustment setting.
Run times for a particular station are
too short/too long when using a Solar
Sync sensor
Program Run Time too long/short
Solar Sync provides a global seasonal adjustment to the
controller. If a particular station has run times too long
or too short, make the appropriate adjustment to the
program in the controller. Make sure to change seasonal
adjust back to 100% before making changes to program
run times. Do this by turning the dial to the Seasonal
Adjust position and increasing/decreasing the value
to 100%.
Seasonal Adjust seems low
• Region too high
• Water Adjustment too low
• Location of Sensor does not allow for
full sun
Increase the value on the Water Adjustment scale
(the default setting is 5). If you max out on the Water
Adjustment scale at 10 and still require more seasonal
adjustment, move down one Region (from 4 to 3, for
example) and start at Water Adjustment setting 5. Solar
Sync will immediately update the Seasonal Adjust on the
controller. If it is still too high, repeat the adjustment until
the desired seasonal adjust is showing on the controller.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Causes
Solutions
Seasonal Adjust seems high
• Region too low
• Water Adjustment setting too high
Decrease the value of the Water Adjustment setting. If
you minimize the Water Adjustment scale at 1 and still
require reduced seasonal adjustment, move up one
Region (from 2 to 3, for example) and start at Water
Adjustment setting 5. Solar Sync will immediately update
the Seasonal Adjust on the Controller. If it is still too high,
repeat the adjustment until the desired seasonal adjust is
showing on the controller.
Solar Sync still sending Seasonal Adjust
when Controller Bypass switch is in the
“Bypass” position
Solar Sync’s automated Seasonal
Adjustment cannot be de-activated by
the Bypass switch. The Bypass switch
only controls the Rain/Freeze shutoff
function of the Solar Sync.
After removing the Solar Sync sensor
from the controller, the seasonal adjust
value cannot be changed manually
The Solar Sync sensor needs to be
uninstalled if permanently removing
it from the controller
After removing the Solar Sync sensor from the controller,
turn the knob to Solar Sync Settings. The screen should
show dashed lines. The sensor is now uninstalled (see
page 14).
Display shows “no SS”
• Solar Sync sensor has been
disconnected from controller but
not uninstalled
• Wiring connection from Solar Sync
connection is faulty
• Check Solar Sync sensor wiring connection to controller
• Uninstall Solar Sync sensor if intent is to permanently
remove sensor from controller (see page 14)
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Specifications
Operating Specifications
Electrical Specifications
• Station Run Times: 0 to 4 hours in 1-minute increments
• T
ransformer input 120VAC ±10% 60 Hz
(230VAC ±10% 50/60 Hz International Models)
• 3 Independent Watering Programs
• Start Times: 4 per day per program for up to 12 daily starts
• Transformer Output: 24VAC 1.0 amp
• W
atering Schedule: 365-day calendar, interval watering,
odd/even watering
• Station Output: 0.56 amps per station
• Maximum Output: 0.90 amps (includes master valve)
• AM/PM, 24-hour clock
• B
attery: 3 V Lithium (included) used for remote programming
and backup timekeeping. Use CR2032 3-volt.
• Simple manual operation
• Sensor override by station
• Programmable rain delay (1 to 7 days)
• Manual Seasonal Adjustment (10% to 150%)
• Automatic Seasonal Adjustment using Solar Sync sensor
• Electronic short circuit protection
• Non-volatile memory for program data
• UL Listed
• Model X-Core-x00 has an IP2X Rating
• Sensor bypass switch
• Clean only with a cloth dampened with mild soap and water
• X-Core-x00i for indoor use. X-Core-x00 for outdoor use
Explanation of Symbols
• Sea level to 6500 ft (2000 m) at -13˚ F to 140˚ F (-25° C to 60° C)
= AC
Dimensions
= Consult Documentation
Indoor CabinetOutdoor Cabinet
• Height: 6.5” (16.5 cm)
• Height: 8.625” (22 cm)
• Width: 5.75” (14.6 cm)
• Width: 7” (17.8 cm)
• Depth: 2” (5 cm)
• Depth: 3.75” (9.5 cm)
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= Hazardous Voltages Present
= Ground
Certificate of Conformity to European directives
Hunter Industries declares that the irrigation controller Model X-Core complies with the standards of the European Directives of
“electromagnetic compatibility” 87/336/EEC and “low voltage” 73/23/EEC.
__________________________________
Project Engineer
This product should not be used for anything other than what is described in this document. This product should only be serviced by trained
and authorized personnel.
FCC part 15:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
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1940 Diamond Street • San Marcos, California 92078 USAINT-784 A 9/11
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