OpenSprinkler Forums Hardware Questions Question about Soil Moisture Sensor Reply To: Question about Soil Moisture Sensor



1. yes, it should work with OpenSprinkler. The output of this soil clik sensor is a relay which is a dry contact type.
2. no, this soil sensor is not a dry contact type, it requires an additional microcontroller to ‘interpret’ the result of the soil moisture value. It cannot be used directly with OpenSprinkler.
3. please read the OpenSprinkler user manual to understand how sensors work with the controller. Soil sensor and rain sensor work in the same way — when a program is scheduled to run, it checks the sensor value and if it’s activated then the program will not run. More specifically, zones that are set to be affected by sensor will not run if the sensor is activated.