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  • #78411
    rwilderman
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    I think the greatest potential improvement would be to make multiple devices work as one device. Working on it but no ETA is very unsatisfactory especially for so long now. Maybe I can get others to pipe up on this topic. I would love to know that the program could make sure that any zone from any of two or three timers does not water at the same time. Programs would span two timers.

    It would also be very frustrating if this is only supported in a newer version like the recently announced XR.

    This is currently a significantly obvious improvement opportunity. So appreciate what the B-Hyve is though.

    I am currently running exactly 16 zones, so maybe the XR 16 zone will be the answer, once it is available, but I don’t want to have to re-buy, and my wife is currently forbidding it.

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    #79035
    tombammann
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    It’s a good question, I’d love to know the answer, but alas although the product is released, there’s not even a category for us to discuss this new XR controller on the Orbit Community Forums.

    Orbit, a suggestion, to please add the XR controller as a new category in your forum. (And to update us on Rwilderman’s query about when we can expect faucet controllers to co-operate with each other?)

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    #79051
    tombammann
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    Second thoughts, not sure whether you mean daisy chaining two of 8-zone controllers together to get a 16 zone controller, or whether you’re referring to my issue of being stuck with having to use tap faucet controllers (unless I undergo expensive and messy directional boring under concreted surfaces for irrigation).

    I suggest for information on the XR controller, you talk to your local specialist irrigation supplier stocking Orbit. I just did to ask about faucet controllers, and whether they will be able to operate as separate devices, such that they won’t turn on at the same time. The store spoke to their rep, the rep spoke to the guru in the US, and rumour came back that there’s a beta XR firmware which will allow faucet devices to not turn on at the same time, but automatically stagger themselves. On this basis, I’ve decided to finish my garden with 4 more faucet controllers, totalling 9, rather than installing a similarly expensive solenoid box and long lengths of blueline piping around my property.

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    #79116
    tombammann
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    bump

    tumble weed

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