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  • #50504

    Oleengr
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    Is this capability available on any OS hardware? Has this been discussed previously; I couldn’t find anything.

    My watering requirements change dramatically over a 12 month period. With my V1.4X hardware and FW V1.8.3, I usually resorted to editing rather than have a bunch of disabled programs that can’t be named to describe their use.

    With the V2.3 HW that I recently bought, I can easily make Summer, Winter, and InBetween schedules that I can recognize, but they still have to be manually turned ON or OFF throughout the seasons. It would be nice to enable each program over a range of dates, and have seasonal programs that are linked and activate automatically. In the low-desert climate that I live in (7 in. rain/year), adjustment by weather conditions borders upon being worthless, while there is a significant savings in water that can be made by seasonal adjustments. With the 6 irrigation circuits that I have, using linked seasonal programs would allow it to work throughout the year with almost zero manual intervention.

    #50566

    Ray
    Keymaster

    That’s an interesting suggestion. So basically you want the program enable to be associated with a date range. This is certainly doable but will involve some UI changes, as well as increasing the program data size. I’ve put it on the todo list, but I suspect this will be a low priority as I don’t know if this feature is widely needed.

    #53747

    dlogik
    Participant

    I agree this would be a very useful feature, there are certain programs we don’t want to run in winter due to frost and pipes freezing. Is it any closer to being implemented? Thanks

    #53760

    rhys
    Participant

    I’d like to up-vote this too…
    Currently I do pretty much the same as Oleengr with multiple season tagged programs and manually enable/disable as and when.
    I do use the water level calculations, which are great, but still prefer different overall scheduling for our different seasons…

    #54013

    Ray
    Keymaster

    ok, i’ve put this feature on todo list and it should be fairly easy to implement.

    #54459

    SkullKill
    Participant

    +1 for this feature.

    in Perth, WA, Australia,

    “A permanent Winter Sprinkler Ban applies to scheme and bore water users in Perth, Mandurah and some parts of the South West from 1 June–31 August every year.”

    https://www.watercorporation.com.au/home/faqs/saving-water/how-are-my-watering-days-determined

    so for my case, i would configure it to automatically turn off on 1 June, and automatically turn on on 1st September (when this feature is supported)

    #70309

    SkullKill
    Participant

    Hi, just wondering if there has been any update on this feature implementation by any chance ?

    #70320

    Betterkeks
    Participant

    I would also like to use this feature. I too am in Perth, Western Australia and just had to manually disable reticulation programs on two sites, which I have to re-enable in three months’ time. I know it’s just twice a year, but zero times a year would be awesome.

    #70348

    Ray
    Keymaster

    There is an implementation of this feature in a development branch of the firmware currently:
    https://github.com/OpenSprinkler/OpenSprinkler-Firmware/tree/scheduler-feature
    it hasn’t been merged into the master branch yet but we are working on it.

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