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IRRIGATION CONTROLLERS

In my 35 years experience I have installed hundreds of professional grade controllers and have stuck with two brands for good reason. They are built tough and are the easiest to operate. THE easiest timer on the market, hands down, is the Irritrol RainDial series. It happens to be the most expensive too. But if “easy” is the most important for you, then this is the one.

Secondly is the Hunter family of timers. They are what I call the second easiest on the market to operate and are fantastic. Because of their price point, I sell more of these. There are many different models to choose from and all the interfaces are nearly identical.

Most of these point to Amazon so I have tried to find the best sellers at the best price and that offer Amazon Prime or at least free shipping. I don’t yet list every model since they are not all available through my affiliates. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for helping to support this convenient service and the educational Sprinkler Pros YouTube channel. Watch the BEST OF Series to learn about these two great brands of timers.

Hunter X2

X2-400

This is the 4-station model of Hunter’s most versatile flagship controller. It can be easily operated at the controller or with the quick addition of the WAND WiFi module it can be controlled by smartphone or computer or tablet from anywhere. It has a backlit display and can accept a mulitude of add-ons such as sensors and remote control units.

Hunter X2

X2-600

This is the 6-station model of Hunter’s most versatile flagship controller. It can be easily operated at the controller or with the quick addition of the WAND WiFi module it can be controlled by smartphone or computer or tablet from anywhere. It has a backlit display and can accept a mulitude of add-ons such as sensors and remote control units.

Hunter X2

X2-800

This is the 8-station model of Hunter’s most versatile flagship controller. It can be easily operated at the controller or with the quick addition of the WAND WiFi module it can be controlled by smartphone or computer or tablet from anywhere. It has a backlit display and can accept a mulitude of add-ons such as sensors and remote control units.

Hunter X2

X2-1400

This is the 14-station model of Hunter’s most versatile flagship controller. It can be easily operated at the controller or with the quick addition of the WAND WiFi module it can be controlled by smartphone or computer or tablet from anywhere. It has a backlit display and can accept a mulitude of add-ons such as sensors and remote control units.

WAND WiFi module

WAND WiFi module

This is the WiFi module for the X2 series of controllers. It simply pops into the side of the controller then snap the QR code included on the package to follow the wizard to get your system setup for awesomeness. 

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XCH Hybrid

XCH-1200 Hybrid battery-operated

This 12-station model is the simplest battery-operated controller on the market. Pair it with the SPXCH Solar Panel Kit and you’ll never need to replace batteries again. Use this controller where getting AC power is difficult or cost prohibitive.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

This is the Solar Panel Kit for the XCH Hybrid controller. It includes a battery pack to install inside the controller.

WAND WiFi module

ROAM remote kit

This remote control kit includes a receiver (not shown) and has a stated short range of 1000 ft. 

WAND WiFi module

ROAM XL remote kit

This kit includes a ROAM wire harness (Smart Port), 4 AAA batteries, and a tough carry case. This remote has a stated range of 2 miles under optimal conditions and fully charged batteries.

Irritrol Rain Dial

Rain Dial 6-station OUTDOOR

This is the 6-station model and includes a tough, lockable yet removable waterproof door. It can be installed indoors or out. This controller can accept many add-ons including a handy remote control unit shown on this page. See the controller video on this page for more details.

Irritrol Rain Dial

Rain Dial 9-station INDOOR

This is the 9-station model and includes a tough, lockable yet removable waterproof door. It can be installed indoors or out. This controller can accept many add-ons including a handy remote control unit shown on this page. See the controller video on this page for more details.

Irritrol Rain Dial

Rain Dial 12-station OUTDOOR

This is the 12-station model and includes a tough, lockable yet removable waterproof door. It can be installed indoors or out. This controller can accept many add-ons including a handy remote control unit shown on this page. See the controller video on this page for more details.

Irritrol CRR remote kit

CRR remote kit

This is Irritrol’s most cost effective remote control kit. The receiver simply plugs into the controller’s smart port and you’re good to go. No programming needed though customizing the transmitter is available. It has a great range. This kit will work with any Irritrol controller with a blue interface. Check here to check whether it will work with your controller. Tip: don’t let the transmitter get wet except with a barely damp cloth for cleaning. Note: this item may not be available on Amazon yet.

Irritrol TC-24EX-R Total Control

Total Control 24-station OUTDOOR controller

This is the TC-24EX-R model. It includes a tough, lockable yet removable waterproof door. It can be installed indoors or out. I have posted a question whether it includes an installed 6 ft. power cord. I will update when I learn. This controller can accept many add-ons including a handy remote control unit shown on this page. See the controller video on this page for more details. There are more models available from 6-stations to 48 but this is the only one currently available with Amazon Prime.

Irritrol RFS1000 Rain/Freeze sensor

RFS1000 wireless rain/freeze sensor

This rain/freeze sensor is compatible with nearly all Irritrol controllers with the blue interface. It will shut off the system when it begins raining or is at freezing temps. 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION – More items coming soon!