OpenSprinkler is an open-source, web-based smart sprinkler controller for lawn and plant watering, drip irrigation, farm irrigation, hydroponics etc. OpenSprinkler is accessible through any modern browser or via our free mobile app available for iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry.
NOTE: you will receive OpenSprinkler 3.0, with built-in WiFi and OLED display. You can choose between AC-powered or DC-powered version. Take a look at this Getting Started Guide for details of this version. Among the new features, 3.0 supports built-in WiFi, Over-the-Air (OTA) firmware update, and 2 independent sensors. It no longer has wired Ethernet port (if you need wired connection, you can get a travel router with Access Point (AP) support, which serves as a seamless interface between wired Ethernet and WiFi). If you absolutely need wired Ethernet port and cannot use WiFi AP at all, contact us for ordering the older version (2.3).
AC-powered OpenSprinkler requires a 24VAC sprinkler transformer (NOT included by default). It is designed to work with 24VAC valves only.
DC-powered OpenSprinkler uses a 7.5VDC low-voltage power adapter, included in the package. It is designed to work with both 24VAC solenoid valves as well as DC non-latching (e.g. 12VDC) solenoid valves. The power options are flexible: you can power it with a 5VDC USB adapter (through USB cable), or use the included DC adapter, or use solar panel (12VDC). For details about how this controller works, please refer to this blog post.
- Intuitive User Interface — no more messing with buttons and knobs, no more running to your garage to make a single change to your sprinkler programs. Instead, use web browsers and our free mobile apps to access OpenSprinkler from anywhere, whether you are at home, at office, or away traveling.
- Smart Control — our weather algorithm automatically adjusts your sprinkler run times using real-time weather data. It not only stops watering when it rains, but also adjusts the water time on a continuous scale based on your local weather conditions.
- Expandable — 8 zones on the main controller; expandable to 56 zones with OpenSprinkler expansion boards. Have more than 56 zones? Our app can manage multiple OpenSprinkler systems for limitless expansion.
- Compatibility — OpenSprinkler is a drop-in replacement of conventional sprinkler controllers. It supports master zone / pump start relay, rain sensor, flow sensor, program start switch, and has buttons and an LCD for manual control on the controller.
- Advanced Features — OpenSprinkler supports advanced features that you rarely find on other competitor products, such as support for remote stations, radio frequency (RF) stations, flow sensor, dual master stations, repeating program start times, multi-language support.
- Open-Source — OpenSprinkler is built on open-source software and hardware. Its design files are publicly available on Github. Our mission is to educate and to leverage community wisdom to help make the best sprinkler controller. If you have technical skills, you can extend its capability in any way you need.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Check out the OpenSprinkler Support page for tutorial videos, user manual, and API documentation.
- International customers: check our Global Distributors page to find out if you can purchase our products locally.
- One OpenSprinkler (AC or DC) controller
- USB cable, Quick Starter Guide
- For DC-powered controller: 7.5VDC universal power adapter (input 100~240V)
If you must use wired Ethernet connection, consider a travel router with Access Point (AP) support, which serves as a seamless interface between wired Ethernet and WiFi).
AC-powered Controller Valve Compatibility:
DC-powered Controller Valve Compatibility:
- Input voltage: 24VAC for AC-powered controller; 5~12VDC for DC-powered controller.
- Number of zones: 8 on the main controller (up to 56 with zone expansion boards)
- Power consumption: 1∼1.5W