OpenSprinkler Forums Comments, Suggestions, Requests Wireless Valves – OpenSprinkler

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    Sam
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    Hey All,

    Im not sure if this has been asked before/ right area to ask it, Is there such a thing as a Wireless Control Valve? If so has anyone used Wireless Valves with OpenSprinkler?

     

    Cheers

     

    Sam

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    Ray
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    There are some wireless valves on the market already, such as Orbit’s wireless valve:
    https://www.orbitonline.com/products/hose-watering/timers/hose-faucet-timers/1-dial-1-outlet-digital-timer/1-dial-1-outlet-iristm-hose-faucet-timer-with-brass-swivel
    which requires an Iris controller hub. Technically due to the requirement of power efficiency, these wireless valves do not have built-in WiFi, but instead have Zigbee or Zwave inside. That’s why they require a hub in order to connect to the Internet.

    I was thinking of developing something similar, but power efficiency is a challenge and the requirement of a hub is also a hassle. However, if you are OK with the valve being powered from an adapter (instead of a battery), that should be fairly easy to solve.

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OpenSprinkler Forums Comments, Suggestions, Requests Wireless Valves – OpenSprinkler