The irrigation timer is a programmer who works on the irrigation pump and solenoid valves for irrigation based on a schedule set by the farmer or farm technician.
In turn they can incorporate water meters, gauges, other types of probes for irrigation control and store data.
Types of Irrigation Timers:
Irrigation controllers are classified according to their technical characteristics, into the following types:
- Battery programmers with built-in valve.
- Battery programmers with “latch” solenoid outputs.
- Times Programmers with mechanical controls.
- Digital programmer by time with or without registration flow.
- Multicable volume or single-cable programmer.
- Modular Programmers.
Programming is done as follows:
- Irrigation sectors (if any) and irrigation rates to provide are set, that is, the amount of water required for irrigation.
- The run time, based on the flow supplied by the irrigation installation and irrigation rates, were calculated.
- Weekly irrigations and watering schedules to carry along, are programmed:
- It starts programming boot times, which are the hours when irrigation will start.
- The run time is scheduled.
- Irrigation days, which are the days when the watering program is activated are scheduled.