By offering the option to add Wi-Fi for remote access and sophisticated water-saving attributes using Hunter’s sector-leading Hydrawise® software, the X2 controller advances irrigation management into the next generation. It builds on the legacy left by the well-liked X-Core® controller with a similar set of dependable and highly efficient functionalities.
You can continue using the X-dial-based Core’s programming approach with X2. With WAND, upgrading X2 is quick, simple, and recognizable owing to friendly setup process that can be used on a desktop or mobile device.
Hydrawise enhances water savings by dynamically modifying irrigation schedules in accordance with online-sourced local weather measurements. For more efficient and profitable site management in typical setups, X2 makes sure that the landscapes are lush and green.
With real-time controller status updates, you can easily create irrigation schedules and manage an infinite number of controllers.
Hunter X2 Controller Benefits
There are a number of benefits that come with the usage of the Hunter X2 controller. These are:-
- Hydrawise® software automatically manages a controller using its Wi-Fi capability.
- Visibility is provided by a backlit display in any lighting.
- 3 adaptable programs with a total of 4 start times and run times of up to 6 hours
- Simple field wiring diagnostics are offered by QuickCheckTM.
- For simplicity, the option to “Hide Programs” displays just one program and one start time
- During the off-season, you can pause irrigation for up to 99 days.
- When short circuit protection detects wiring errors, the station is bypassed without causing system harm.
- The entire irrigation schedule is stored in Easy Retrieve® memory.
Hunter X2 Controller Irrigation Manual
A 3V CR2032 lithium battery, which cannot be replaced, is directly mounted on the circuit board of the X2 controller.
When there is no AC power, the controller will automatically go into hibernation mode. During a power blackout, the battery backup maintains the current date and time. The battery has a lifespan of around 5 years.
The WAND Wi-Fi module is the ideal upgrade choice because it has an irreplecable backup battery and automatically syncs the date and time with the internet using Hydrawise software.
Relying on hyperlocal online weather data, the WAND Wi-Fi module reduces water usage by up to 50% and gives access to the X2 irrigation timetable and settings from anywhere in the globe.
The lower wire compartment door must be taken off before attaching the controller to the wall. The straightforward methods listed below make removing the door very easy:
Activate the exterior door. Now, by pressing downward, the lower wire compartment door can be removed.
Connecting The Valves
Only professionals who have been properly trained should install the X2. Refer to the illustration and directions for installing the controller to the valve below.
Connect the controller and the control valve location using valve wires.
A common wire should be connected to either solenoid wire at each valve. This wire is often white in hue. Connect a different control wire to each valve’s remaining wire. Waterproof connectors should be used for all wire connections.
The C (Common) screw on the junction strip should be tightened down to the white valve common wire. The single valve control wires should be connected to the proper station terminals, and their screws should be tightened.
Setting up a Master Valve
Only complete this section if your irrigation system is equipped with a master valve. A master valve is a main line supply point valve that is “usually closed” and only opens when the controller starts a watering program.
The controller signals the master valve to open whenever it instructs one of the irrigation zone valves to open. If none of the zone valves are working, the master valve’s job is to turn off the water supply to the irrigation system.
Connect the common wire to one of the two solenoid wires (two red wires) at the master valve. The other solenoid wire should be connected to a different control wire (e.g. white and red wire).
NOTE: The master valve requires a separate common wire.
Pump Start Relay Connection
NOTE: Only complete this part if a pump start relay is already installed. A pump start relay is a component that uses a controller signal to engage a pump to supply water to your system by activating a different electrical circuit.
To reduce any potential electrical interference, the controller should be installed at least 15 feet (4.5 meters) away from the pump and pump start relay.
Step 1: Attach a pair of wires from the pump relay to the controller.
Step 2: Attach the final wire from the pump start relay to the MV terminal, and then connect a common wire to the controller’s C (Common) terminal.