OpenSprinkler Forums Comments, Suggestions, Requests Can we have an option in the UI to open multiple valves?

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    Jer
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    The long and short of it is I need to be able to control zones independently as well as being able to combine zones. The long and short of it is I need to run 2 zones at once for a total of 4 ‘stations’ running 8 zones. I need to be able to do this via the UI so that I can easily split up the individual zones for trouble shooting and such. Maybe the feature exists but I’m jut not seeing it. I’ve got crazy programs set up to stagger them in a manner that is close to the same time as I can get but it’s a PITA to set up and making changes isn’t as easily done as it should be. It also makes for creating manual programs a chore. Can you add a way to be able to trigger two zones at once as part of a program or manual setting?

    #24890

    Ray
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    Please specify which product you are referring to, microcontroller-based OpenSprinkler, or OpenSprinkler Pi? On microcontroller-based OpenSprinkler, you can set the controller to run in concurrent mode (i.e. uncheck the ‘sequential’ option). This allows you to open valves simultaneously.

    #24891

    Jer
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    I don’t think it’s Pi.

    I have sequential mode off and it’s still not able to do what I want. Yes, I can schedule two different zones to come on at the same time (which I’m doing) but this isn’t the option I’m requesting. Without this it’s very cumbersome to set a manual watering since I have to set up 8 programs when I could just do 4 instead. I need a better way to marry pairs of zones as it will make programming and controlling substantially easier. Having to do everything twice is making this controller a lot more complicated then it needs to be for my needs.

    #24892

    Ray
    Keymaster

    To be honest, I am confused what exactly you are trying to do. My guess is that you are trying to pair two stations together, and make sure that they always come on together, is that right? If so, why not just hard-wire the two stations together into the same terminal port. Each terminal port can control 2 valves in parallel.

    #24893

    Jer
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    @ray wrote:

    To be honest, I am confused what exactly you are trying to do. My guess is that you are trying to pair two stations together, and make sure that they always come on together, is that right? If so, why not just hard-wire the two stations together into the same terminal port. Each terminal port can control 2 valves in parallel.

    Because that makes running individual zones not possible w/o having to rewire again. So testing the zones at the start of the year or whenever I have issues or a need to run individual zones is a real PITA. Part of getting this controller was to be able to control such things easier via the GUI.

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OpenSprinkler Forums Comments, Suggestions, Requests Can we have an option in the UI to open multiple valves?