Hi: I’m replumbing a house from the meter box and would like to be able to remotely turn on/off the house water and irrigation water. Both water lines are 2″, which complicates finding valves. It appears that Hunter ICV irrigation valves w/ a 9VDC DC latching solenoid would work, and not be super expensive. I don’t want to have my valves turned on or off w/ a program. I want to just manually turn them on or off and have them stay as I set them. Not having a opensprinkler controller to play with, my question is if it is possible to easily just turn on or turn off a latching solenoid valve from the web server? From a http request also?
A related question is whether it would be easy to have a pressure sensor connect to the controller and be able to read it on the web server also? I can convert the voltage/resistance to pressure by calibration. Anyone got a suggestion for an appropriate pressure sensor?
OpenSprinkler Latch uses the same firmware as other OpenSprinklers, and yes you can easily turn on/off a zone manually from the homepage. No programs will run unless if you configure some programs and enable them. The same HTTP API works with OpenSprinkler Latch just as the other versions.
The firmware does not support pressure sensor — if you need pressure sensor reading you will need to modify the code to read the sensor and output that through HTTP so it can be displayed on the homepage. The coding isn’t complicated, largely involving following the examples of existing code.