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RSD Series Rain Sensor


The Rain Bird® RSD Series Rain Sensor automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when it rains

SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor Kit


The SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor Kit is an easy to install add-on to any standard irrigation system that directly links your irrigation controller to your landscapes moisture requirements.

RSD Series Rain Sensor

Dial-in to the Convenience and Value

The Rain Bird® RSD Series Rain Sensor automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when it rains, so you don’t have to worry when you’re home or away.
The RSD Series Rain Sensor easily connects to most irrigation system controllers.
 


Specifications

Dimensions

RSD-BEx  
Overall Length: 6.5" (16,5 cm)  
Overall Height: 5.4" (15,7 cm)  
Bracket hole pattern: 1.25" (3,2 cm)

RSD-CEx 
Overall Length: 3" (7,6 cm) 
Overall Height: 2.75" (7 cm)

Electrical Specifications

  • Application: suitable for low voltage 24VAC control circuits and 24 VAC pump start relay circuits (not recommended for use with high voltage pump start, pump start relay circuits or devices).
  • Switch electrical rating: 3A @ 125/250 VAC.
  • Capacity: Electrical rating suitable for use with up to ten 24VAC, 7VA solenoid valves per station, plus one master valve.
  • Wire: 25' (7,6 m) length of #20, 2 conductor UV resistant extension wire.
  • UL, cUL listed; CE, C-Tick approved.

Mechanical Properties

  • Multiple rainfall settings from 1/8" to 3/4" (5-20 mm) are quick and easy with just the twist of a dial.
  • Adjustable vent ring helps control drying time.
  • High-grade, UV-resistant polymer body resists the elements.
  • Available in rugged aluminum bracket version (RSD-BEx comes with 5" latching aluminum bracket) or conduit version (RSD-CEx) for a clean and professional look.
Features

  • RSD Series Rain Sensors offers flexible, multiple rainfall settings which are quick and easy to adjust with a twist of the dial.
  • High-grade, UV-resistant body on an aluminum bracket easily resists the elements, ensuring hassle-free performance.
  • An adjustable side vent ring allows the sensor to dry out once it collects water.
  • Moisture sensing disks work in a variety of climates

Rain Bird RSD Rain Sensors

An overview of Rain Bird RSD Series Rain Sensors which automatically turn off your sprinkler system when it rains.

Cleaning Rain Bird RSD Rain Sensors

How to clean the Rain Bird RSD Series Rain Sensor

Manuals and Literature for Rain Bird RSD Rain Sensors (Click to view)

Rain Sensor Tech Specs.pdf

Manuals and Literature for SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor Kit (Click to view)

Soil Moisture Sensor Tech Spec.pdf

SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor Kit

 

Turns any controller into a smart controller

The SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor Kit is an easy to install add-on to any standard irrigation system that directly links your irrigation controller to your landscapes moisture requirements. Program the controller to water every day that irrigation is allowed, and the soil moisture sensor will do the rest.

As the SMRT-Y optimizes moisture at the root zone, you will enjoy a lush, healthier landscape that is less prone to fungus and shallow root growth. By eliminating overwatering the SMRT-Y saves water, typically over 40%, paying for itself in less than a year. The sensor’s industry leading accuracy and durability addresses the environmental demands of both residential and commercial applications.  The SMRT-Y connects to an existing zone wire and never needs calibration or batteries. Simply connect, bury and forget.

Advanced TDT Digital Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Sensor uses Time Domain Transmissometry (TDT) and digital signal       processing to measure soil moisture content accurately and                   consistently
  • Corrosion-resistant in-ground sensor made of high-grade 304                 stainless steel
  • No maintenance sensor – just bury and forget
  • Reads absolute – rather than relative – Volumetric Water Content          (0-100%)
  • Moisture readings remain stable as soil salinity and temperature           change
  • Sensor never needs calibration
User Interface with LCD Readout
  • Touchpad keys with digital LCD readout displays:
    • Absolute Volumetric Water Content, 0-100%
    • Soil temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius
    • Soil conductivity in dS/m
    • Seven-cycle irrigation history
    • Suspended/allowed watering indicator
    • Bypass mode indicator
  • Automatic moisture threshold setting with increase/decrease                  adjustment
  • Sensor bypass touchpad key for easy deactivation
  • Up to two independent zones can be isolated from sensor
  • Designed for outdoor installation
Operating Specifications
  • 25 Volts AC at 12W
  • Operating temperature range: -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • Survival temperature range: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
  • UL, CUL, C-TICK Certifications
Dimensions
  • Sensor Control
    • Overall Width: 3.0" (76mm)
    • Overall Height: 3.0" (76mm)
    • Overall Depth: 0.75" (19mm)
  • In-Ground Soil Moisture Sensor (dimensions not including wires)
    • Overall Width: 2.0" (50mm)
    • Overall Length: 8.0" (200mm)
    • Overall Depth: 0.5" (12mm)
SMRT-Y Kit Includes:
  • Controller User Interface
  • In-Ground Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Anodized, rust-proof screws, 1.5" (two per package)
  • Wire nuts – 5 blue, 2 gray, 1 yellow
  • Multilingual instruction manual, “Quick Start” Guide and sticker that      reads: “This controller is connected to a Rain Bird Soil Moisture              Sensor”