Universal Measured Irrigation Controller

and DIY Universal Measured Irrigation Controller Kit

Universal Measured Irrigation Controller

Adjust the water usage (litres per week) by adjusting the control dripper

 

Adjust the irrigation frequency by adjusting the float

 

Cylindrical float and 7 float rings

A cylindrical float and 7 float rings are provided

 

Control box with four colour-coded wires and light sensor

 

Claim:  For any drip or sprinkler irrigation zone, the Universal Measured Irrigation Controller can save more water than any other smart irrigation controller of similar cost without compromising the plants.

The water usage (litres per week for example) is significantly reduced without affecting the yield or the health of your plants. 

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 Universal 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

  • You can adjust the irrigation frequency by adjusting the float

  • Adjusting the control dripper does not change the irrigation frequency

  • Adjusting the float does not change the water usage

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

  • 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

 

Purchase online from the Measured Irrigation Shop.

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

Universal Measured Irrigation Controller
and gravity feed from a rainwater tank 

By using a zero pressure solenoid valve and the Universal Measured Irrigation Controller, you can irrigate directly from your rainwater tank without a pump. The water usage for measured irrigation is controlled by the prevailing weather conditions and is independent of the water level in the tank. The Universal Measured Irrigation Controller is a game-changer for automated irrigation from a rainwater tank (or header tank) without using a pump or timer. Low pressure means that hose clamps are not needed.

DIY Universal Measured Irrigation Controller Kit 

The components in the kit are as follows:

  • Valve assembly with inlet pipe

  • Cylindrical float

  • 6 float rings

  • Outlet pipe (15mm BSP)

  • 2 round plastic nuts (15mm BSP)

  • Inlet assembly with 4mm valve

  • Float switch assembly with 4mm valve

  • Flexible overflow tube

  • Adjustable control dripper

  • Irrigation control box with light sensor

Fully assembled DIY Universal MI Controller Kit 

Installing the float switch assembly

Cylindrical float and six float rings

The DIY Universal Measured Irrigation Controller Kit  is the Universal Measured Irrigation Controller in kit form excluding the evaporator. The price of the DIY Universal MI Controller Kit is almost half the price of the Universal MI Controller.

Purchase online from the Measured Irrigation Shop.

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

A control screw inside the float shaft allows fine adjustment of the irrigation frequency

It is recommended that you watch the YouTube video DIY Universal Measured Irrigation Controller Kit