Tagged: manual pump control
October 1, 2018 at 9:23 am #52851
just stumbled across the open sprinkler project and it really looks great. Before ordering I would like to understand if my desired scenario is possible:
I use a pump to draw water from a well (5m deep) to water our garden.
I want to use one station as master valve to which a pump start relay is connected. For the normal sprinkler programs I understand I can define the station as master valve and it will be automatically enabled / switched on whenever any other station is opened.
Beside using the sprinkler valves to water the garden automatically I also want to just power the pump and use my normal garden hose.
I guess it is easily possible to define a run-once action which only enables the master valve.
If I also want a physical button, can I connect a button / program switch to the sensor input of the open sprinkler to switch the master valve so only the pump will start (no other valve / station should be used)?
Thanks, krimskramsOctober 7, 2018 at 11:56 am #52899
The master zone cannot be activated directly, but it can be activated if any zone that associates the master zone turns on. So you can define a dummy zone (it can be any zone, including the ‘virtual’ zones that are not physically available), associate it with master, and using that zone to activate master.
OpenSprinkler supports program switch — you can use a switch to start program 1 — That program can contain only the dummy zone so when it’s on it only turns on the master zone. If program 1 is only meant to run manually through the switch, you can set it to be ‘disabled’ so it won’t run normally but will run upon pressing the program switch.December 23, 2018 at 2:21 am #53563
the setup of krimkrams is fairly identical to what I want to do.
Maybe a dump question, but anyways: Is it possible to use a button (only sending an impulse) instead of a switch to start a program? That way you hit the button, the pump comes on, a valve opens and you can use the hose for a pre-defined time, without the need to switch the switch back in the “off” position.
Using the opensprinkler demo, I can’t find the option to use a switch/button to start a program. Can you give me a hint where to look?
MarkusDecember 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm #53564
Figured it out. The setting is in the options under “Weather and Sensors”. There you can set the “Attached Sensor Type” to “Program Switch”. There is even a description, stating the function :_)July 24, 2019 at 3:04 am #61830
Hi, finally have Opensprinkler installed and it works great, really fun to watch the sprinkler show up and water the yard.
However I am struggling with the physical switch integration:
I wired a witch to OS and defined it under options as program switch. I have a dummy station defined and a master station controlling the pump.
My idea is to push the switch and the dummy station gets enabled right away for a certain period of time … however I cannot find an option under add program to run immediately, only scheduled operation. And under adhoc program I cannot save it as program 1 to be tied to the program switch.
Any help is greatly appreciated, krimskramsJuly 24, 2019 at 9:11 am #61833
There is a ‘Run Once’ program feature you can use. If you need to run this frequently, you can add a new program, and set it to ‘Disabled’ so that the program won’t run normally, but when you go to ‘Run Once’ you can load it and run it immediately.
Also if this just involve one zone, you can at the home page click the zone and type in the amount of time to trigger the zone to start immediately.July 24, 2019 at 10:24 am #61838
Hi, thanks for the quick answer and I already played around with the run-once Programm andyes, I can use the web interface and click on the zone.
However I would like to use the external switch, push it for a second and one specific zone is enabled for 1h immediately.
If I add any new program (not run-once) I have to pre-define the station and duration and also the time and weekdays the program runs … Would the time and weekdays be ignored when invoked through the switch and the program run immediately?
KrimskramsJuly 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm #61841
You can create a program for that zone, and just set any time and weekdays. As I said, make that program ‘disabled’ (i.e. not enabled), that way it doesn’t run normally (hence the time and weekdays don’t matter), but it can still be triggered using the program switch. It needs to be the first program because the program switch only triggers the first program, but again, it’s disabled so it doesn’t run unless if you trigger the program switch.July 29, 2019 at 11:15 am #61928
Hi, can confirm it works as described … just press the button and P1 starts, great, thanks for the support here and the great product, krimskrams
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