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December 13, 2019 at 11:55 pm #63648
hi, just about to pull the pin on a OS3.0 AC unit (have a couple of old power supplies thru work), and have a couple of questions,
1: I live in Adelaide, western suburbs, are there any other users here? does the automatic weather adjustments work well here (& Australia in general)?
2: Is there any special setting up for use downunder, can we use local B.O.M. (Bureau of Meteorology) data? or would the airport be the nearest weather source?
3: Is this the latest hardware and firmware, any new releases on the horizon? (my luck is usually i buy some gadget and soon after a new model comes out…..)
thanksDecember 15, 2019 at 10:48 am #63658
I can’t answer questions 1 and 2, but regarding 3: no, there is no new hardware release on the horizon. new firmware can always be uploaded to your controller when they are released.December 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm #63675
I use the Canberra Airport weather station and the OS Evapotranspiration option for automatic weather adjustment appears to work well.
You still have to get your individual zone watering times right and I don’t think any system will work all year round. I tweak my watering times around the growing season here on Anzac Day when the frosts start, Melbourne Cup Day when the growing season starts in earnest and at Christmas when the heat waves roll through until the end of February. I have 6 dripper zones and one front lawn sprinkler zone.
In any case, rain here depends on you being lucky enough to be under a cloud when it dumps, so I run my rain delay manually when it actually rains in my back yard and only if we get more than a millimetre. You’re probably running rain tanks and a pump and I think using the auto EoT adjustment would work well for you over there.December 17, 2019 at 1:55 pm #63683
I’m in Henley Beach – so probably not far from you! I’m using the ETo method of weather adjustment and it works great!December 17, 2019 at 4:23 pm #63684
thanks, that’s what i wanted to hear, i’m in Findon, so i’ll look into setting up with the ETo adjustment when it arrives.December 18, 2019 at 1:31 am #63688
Sing out if you need a hand, I’m about to set up a OSPi at our new holiday house in Aldinga Beach – just waiting for it to cool down to dig the trenches for the sprinklers!!December 22, 2019 at 8:45 am #63734
I’ve got the OS3 up here in Brisbane. I’m still playing with settings, but recently switch to manual rain days rather than ETo purely because current conditions mean I was generally stuck at 133% to 199% ater level. And that just used too much (i.e. emptied my tanks).
Out of interest, have any Aussie-based users identified a source for not-insanely-expensive 2-wire flow meter for the OS here?December 23, 2019 at 7:11 pm #63750
ordered my OS3 from the US last week, shipped Friday, got a txt that it arrived Sunday arvo in Melbourne customs.
thought it would take till end next week/new year to get delivered to Adelaide
i was wrong, it turned up just now, Tuesday morn, the day before xmas, great service.
now to have a play with the setup, guess i’ll have to go put some pop ups in the lawn now….December 23, 2019 at 10:10 pm #63752
Great! I had fun last week down in Aldinga installing popups. Great to see the end result though!December 24, 2019 at 1:40 am #63755
Have got the basics working great with home wifi and mobile on wifi,
but i cannot get port forwarding to work for external access from another computer or 4g mobile phone.
have read the info and watched the video on this site, but no go.
Netcomm Wireless 18AVC router on Aussie Broadband.December 24, 2019 at 1:45 am #63756
have also set up a static IPDecember 24, 2019 at 4:02 am #63758
If you’re with Aussie, do you have a ‘real’ IPV4 address, or are you on CGNAT? For external access, I run a VPN server at home.December 24, 2019 at 5:32 am #63759
have just given AussieBB a ring and had it turned off.
still no idea how to get it to work thru router, have followed supports port forwarding video etc.
i’m a mechanical person, not an IT type person.December 24, 2019 at 4:22 pm #63761
The port for the opensprinkler is 8080 – what model is your router?December 24, 2019 at 7:04 pm #63763
tried to add a couple of links above
Netcomm NF18ACVDecember 26, 2019 at 2:57 am #63773
i think i got outside access to work, just had to put “:8080” on end of the computer ip address.December 26, 2019 at 4:17 pm #63762
have tried to follow this page
and the video from OpenSprinkler
https://openthings.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000569763-video-how-to-set-up-port-forwarding-for-remote-accessDecember 29, 2019 at 1:05 am #63816
have got os 3.0 but need to set up at my valves in fruit property 350 meters from my office router
whats the best way to do this either use repeaters or can I connect some how to RF signalJanuary 6, 2020 at 9:05 pm #63900
I am on the Mornington Peninsula outside of Melbourne. Not installed my system yet, but just about to start planning the layout. Have either one of you bought valves from Bunnings that are controlled by this by any chance? Would be looking to source most of the equipment incrementally from Bunnings, so … any pointers and/or advice would be greatly appreciated!January 7, 2020 at 1:59 am #63905
Make sure you but the right valves to match your OS
eg. 24VDC or 12VDC latch ect.
no real reason Bunnings should be any problemJanuary 8, 2020 at 5:35 pm #63921
I have a 3.0V and the Bunnings valves work OK. There are some specialist sprinkler shops around that sell a larger variety of gear too.
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