Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller

DIY Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller Kit

DIY Basic Measured Irrigation Controller Kit

Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller

 

For programmable irrigation controllers, one of the disadvantages of non pressure compensating drippers is that the water usage is affected by variations in the water supply pressure. With the Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller the water usage is independent of the water supply pressure. If fact the water pressure can change significantly during the irrigation event without affecting the dripper discharge volumes.

  • Completely automatic

  • Can be used for any size plot

  • Smart irrigation controller – the irrigation is controlled by the prevailing weather conditions rather than a program

  • Use for both gravity feed and pressurised irrigation

  • Use for any size irrigation system regardless of the size of the solenoid valve

  • Use for sprinkler or drip irrigation

  • Use for weeper or soaker hose irrigation

  • Use for pressure compensating drippers or non pressure compensating drippers.

  • You can adjust the water usage by adjusting the control dripper

  • The water usage is directly proportional to the net evaporation rate (a unique feature of measured irrigation)

  • The irrigation starts at sunset each day provided that the water level is below the float switch

  • Respond appropriately when there is an unexpected heat wave

  • When it rains, water enters the evaporator and delays the start of the next irrigation

  • The water usage is independent of the water supply pressure (a unique feature of measured irrigation)

  • Uses much less water without affecting the yield

  • Simple and low tech and so there are fewer things to go wrong

  • You can leave your garden unattended for weeks on end

The Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller is simply the Universal Measured Irrigation Controller with the adjustable float replaced by a float switch. It is the appropriate choice of irrigation controller for plants with a shallow root zone or plants in sandy soil.

Set the switch on the control box to the ON night only position and the irrigation will start at sunset each day provided that the water level is below the float switch. If the switch is in the ON position, the irrigation will start as soon an the water level has fallen below the flost switch.

Purchase online from the Measured Irrigation Shop.

Detailed instructions are in the Universal & Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller User Manual.

DIY Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller Kit 

The components in the kit are as follows:

  • Irrigation control box with light sensor

  • Float switch

  • Adjustable control dripper

DIY Basic Measured Irrigation Controller Kit 

The components in the kit are as follows:

  • Irrigation control box

  • Float switch

  • Adjustable control dripper

The DIY Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller Kit  is the Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller in kit form with everything you need except the evaporator. The price of the DIY Sunset MI Controller Kit is less than half the price of the Sunset MI Controller.

Purchase online from the Measured Irrigation Shop.

Detailed instructions are in the DIY Sunset Measured Irrigation Controller Kit User Manual.

The DIY Basic Measured Irrigation Controller Kit  is the lowest price weather-based irrigation controller available.

Purchase online from the Measured Irrigation Shop.

Detailed instructions are in the DIY Basic Measured Irrigation Controller Kit User Manual.

Installing the float switch

Fully assembled DIY Sunset or DIY Basic MI Controller Kit