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I.

SET CLOCK
This screen appears when the controller is powered up for the first time, or after a
reset or an extended power failure (over 24H).
1.1. Set current time of day
Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys.
The +/ON key increases the setting. The -/OFF key decreases the setting.
Holding down either key for over 2 seconds will cause the time setting to change
rapidly
1.2. Set current day (today)
Press to move the square cursor through the days of the week numbered 1 to
7. (1=Monday, 2=Tuesday, etc...) Place the cursor on the current day of the week
= today.
Example : today is wednesday
If you press , the time of day standby screen will appear.
II. SET WATER DAYS FOR EACH PROGRAM (A AND B)
Press to access this function. Select the program (A or B in the standard
mode) with the ABC key. This feature allows you to assign a program to a specific
type of irrigation (Example: program A for the lawn and program B for the flower
beds).
Use the key to set the square cursor on each day (1 to 7, 1 = Monday).
Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys to make a given day of the week a water day or a
day without watering.
Days within a square are water days. Days without a square are not water days.
If you use both programs, press the ABC key and repeat the above procedure for
program B. In this example, Monday, Thursday and Friday are Water Days in
program A.
The Rain Bird ITC Series offer a choice of 2 programming modes: a "Standard" mode for conventional programming
and a "TURBO" mode for more sophisticated programming. In both modes, icons symbolize the various functions
and indicate which function you are programming. To call up a specific function, repeatedly press the key until the
desired function icon appears in the display. Each programming step is automatically validated when you press
and move on to another function within the circular menu.
STANDARD PROGRAMMING MODE
RAIN BIRD ITC SERIES
III. SET TIME OF DAY TO START WATERING (START TIMES)
Press to access this function. You can start each program (A and B) up to 2
times a day. Enter the time of day (start time) when the first valve should open.
The other valves in the program will automatically open in sequential order and
water for the length of time you will enter in step IV. To enter a start time, select
the program with the ABC key. Then set the start time with the +/ON and -/OFF
keys. To enter a 2
nd
start time (optional), press the key and use the +/ON and
-/OFF keys to set the 2
nd
start time.
If you wish to set start time(s) for the other program, press ABC and repeat the
above procedure. To cancel a start time, repeatedly press until the stored start
time you wish to cancel appears. Hold down for at least 2 seconds. Press
to validate and move to the next function.
Note : The controller will automatically file the start times in chronological
order from 00:00 to 23:59. If a start time is programmed before a previous
watering has been completed, the controller will "stack" the 2
nd
start time
and defer it until the irrigation underway has finished.
IV. SET THE LENGTH OF WATERING TIME FOR EACH VALVE
Repeatedly press to access this function if it is not already displayed.
Each valve must be assigned to a program (A or B) by using the ABC key.
Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys to set the watering duration from 1 minute to 4
hours in 1-minute increments. The valve number appears on the left of the screen.
Press to move to the next valve and repeat the above procedure.
Note : if programs overlap with a 2
nd
watering set to start before the 1
st
has
finished, the controller will "stack" the 2
nd
start and delay it until the previous
watering cycle has been completed.
Press to validate and move to the next function.
V. WATER BUDGET
The Water Budget function is used to adjust the watering duration for all programs
(A and B; A, B and C in the TURBO mode) from 0 to 200% without re-programming
the watering time for each valve. The water budget can cut back watering duration
during cool weather or increase watering duration during hot summers.
A setting of 100% means that all valves will operate for the length of time
programmed in step IV. Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys to increase or decrease
watering time in 10% increments.
A setting under 100% decreases watering time.
A setting over 100% increases watering time.
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Example : "80" in the display means you have reduced watering time by 20% for
all valves. A valve initially programmed to water during 10 minutes will now water
only 8 minutes.
To turn off the water budget, repeatedly press to access the % function. Use the
+/ON and -/OFF keys to set the percentage to 100.
NOTE : The increased or decreased duration will not appear in the step IV display.
However, the % icon will appear in the standby time of day display to indicate that
the Water budget is being used.
VI. SYSTEM ON/SHUTDOWN
The default mode is "ON" which allows programmed watering to take place, but
you can prevent both automatic and manually started watering (rainy weather
shutdown) without changing the scheduled watering you have programmed.
Repeatedly press to display the function with a blinking cross on the sprinkler.
To prevent watering, press -/OFF. The cross on the sprinkler stops blinking. If you
move through the menu by pressing the key, you will see that the non-blinking
cross appears in all the displays except one. To return to the watering mode,
repeatedly press until the blinking cross display appears. Now press +/ON: the
cross disappears. Press to return to the time of day standby screen.
If you have selected the Standard programming mode, your controller is now
operational.
Instructions on manual functions are found in the "Manual Functions"
section of this manual.
Hold down the TURBO key until the non-blinking Turbo appears in the display.
Important : this will erase all previously entered programming data except the
current time setting entered in step I.
The TURBO mode offers additional functions. If you change your mind, you can
exit from the TURBO mode by holding down the TURBO key for 5 seconds. All
previously entered TURBO programming data will be erased.
T1. SET CURRENT YEAR, MONTH, DATE.
Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys to set the current year.
Press and enter the current month with the +/ON and -/OFF keys.
Press and enter todays date with the +/ON and -/OFF keys. Press
to access the time of day screen
T2. SET CURRENT TIME
The screen automatically shows "Today" within a square (1=Monday, 2=Tuesday,
etc...). Use the +/ON and -/OFF to set the current time. Holding down either key
will cause the setting to change rapidly. You can display the time in the 24 hour
international mode or the 12-hour AM/PM mode. Press ABC to switch from 1 time
mode to the other.
IMPORTANT : This screen allows you to change the time of day setting (example
: daylight saving time). If you have made a mistake entering the year, month, or
date, press to access the year screen and repeat step T I.
Press to validate and the standby screen appears.
T3. SET WATER DAYS
Carefully read all of the following section before you continue to program.
T3.1 Select irrigation cycle
Press to access this function. You have a choice:
- A 7-day custom cycle for each program (A,B and C). Any days of the week can
be water days. See step T 3.2.
- Watering on every even date (all programs)
- Watering on every odd date except the 31
st
(all programs)
- Watering on every odd date including the 31
st
(all programs)
- 6 custom cycles from 1-6 days for all programs with only 1 water day per cycle.
See step T 3.3.
Repeatedly press to access the desired cycle. If you select an odd or even
date cycle, press twice and move to step T 4. If you select a custom cycle,
follow directions below.
TURBO PROGRAMMING MODE
TURBO
T3.2 Set water days for each program (A, B and C) in a 7-day cycle
Press and "CYC" disappear. B and C also disappear.
Use the ABC key to select the program.
Use the key to move the cursor through the days of the week (1-7,
1= Monday). Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys to set or cancel water days. A number
in a square is a water day. The -/OFF key cancels water days and the square
disappears. To set a water day, place the cursor on the corresponding day number
and press +/ON.
If you wish, repeat the above procedure for the other programs after pressing the
ABC key.
In this example, Monday, Thursday and Friday are water days in program A.
Press to move to step T 4.
T3.3. Select only 1 water day for each program (A,B and C) in a 1 to 6-day
cycle
Repeatedly press to set the number of days in the cycle (1-6)
Press , "CYC" disappears. Use the ABC key to select the program (A, B or C).
Use the key to move the square to the desired water day. Day 1 is "today".
Only one day is a water day (square) in a 1-6 day cycle. Repeat the above for the
other programs if desired.
Each program may have a different water day.
In this example, watering will occur once every 6 days in program A.
Then press to move to step T4.
T4. SET TIME OF DAY TO START WATERING
If this screen is not already displayed, repeatedly press until it appears. You
can start each program (A, B and C) up to 8 times per day. At each start time, the
first valve in the program will open followed by the other valves in sequential
order. The valves will operate for the length of time you will enter in step T.5.
To set a start time, select the desired program with the ABC key.
Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys to set the first start time. If you wish a 2
nd
start time
(optional) press and set the 2
nd
start time with the +/ON and -/OFF keys.
Repeat the procedure if you wish additional start times.
Note : it is not necessary to use all 8 start times!
If you wish to set start times for the other programs, press the ABC key and
repeat above procedure.
To cancel a start time: repeatedly press to display the start times. When
you see the start time you want to cancel, hold down the key for at least 2
seconds.
Now press to validate and move to next function.
Note : The controller will automatically file your start times in chronological
order from 00:00 to 23:59. If a start time is programmed to begin watering
before a previously started irrigation cycle has ended, the 2
nd
start time will
be "stacked". Irrigation will start only after the first watering cycle has ended.
T5. SET THE LENGTH OF WATERING TIME (RUN TIME) FOR EACH
VALVE
Repeatedly press to access this function if this screen is not displayed.
Each valve must be assigned to a program (A, B or C) by using the ABC key.
The valve number appears on the left in the display. Use the +/ON and -/OFF
keys to set the watering time from 1 minute to 4 hours in 1-minute increments.
Press to move to the next valve and repeat above procedure.
Note : Remember the start times set in step T4. The run time should not
exceed the time interval between 2 start times. Otherwise the 2
nd
start
time will be "stacked" and start only after the first watering cycle has
ended.
T6. WATER BUDGET
See step V.
T7. SYSTEM ON/SHUTDOWN
See step VI.
T8. RAIN DELAY
Repeatedly press to display this screen.
This function is used to suspend watering from 1 to 9 days. Example: suspend
watering during a period of rainy weather. Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys to
make the setting. The icon appears in all screens. The sprinkler with the "X"
also appears in all screens to indicate that irrigation is suspended. Each day,
the controller will count down the days remaining before automatic irrigation
resumes.
The return to programmed irrigation is automatic. To cancel a rain delay,
repeatedly press to access this screen. Use the +/ON and -/OFF keys to
change the setting to "0".
Note : Manually started irrigation is prevented during a Rain Delay. Press
twice to return to the standby screen.
You have now completed programming the TURBO mode.
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Access these functions with the key in both the standard and TURBO
modes
M1. MANUAL SINGLE VALVE START
This icon will appear in the screen. The valve number appears on the left.
Press to move to the other valves.
Example : to manually start valve number 2, repeatedly press until the
number 2 appears in the display. Then press +/ON to open the valve.
Watering starts and is indicated on the screen by a blinking sprinkler stream.
The display counts down the remaining programmed watering time (ex.: 12
minutes) in 1-minute increments. If you want to stop watering before the
programmed time is completed, press -/OFF. The blinking stream disappears.
Note : Water budgeting does not operate in the manual single valve mode.
To exit from the manual functions, press and the standby screen
will appear.
M2. MANUAL PROGRAM START
Press and then to access this function.
The icon appears in the screen. Use the ABC key to select the program.
Then press +/ON to start the program.
The blinking sprinkler stream indicates that watering is taking place. The 1
st
valve number in the program appears at the left of the screen and the
remaining programmed watering time for the valve is counted down.
Example : 12 minutes.
In this example, after 12 minutes the 1
st
valve will close and the next valve will
begin watering. The rest of the valves will water in sequence until the program
is completed. The number of the valve currently in operation appears at the
left of the screen.
If the water budget is used with a setting higher or lower than 100%, the % icon
will appear next to A, B or C and the increased or decreased watering time will
appear in the display. To stop watering before the program is completed, press
-/OFF.
Note : If the controller is in the Rain Delay or OFF mode (a non-blinking
cross on the sprinkler), no manually starting watering is possible.
M3. MANUAL TEST PROGRAM
Press the key. Then press twice to access this function.
The icon will appear in the display.
This function allows you to test your system and adjust your sprinklers if
necessary. Each valve will operate for 3 minutes. Press +/ON to operate each
valve in sequence regardless of the program to which the valve has been
assigned (A, B or C). The valve number appears at the left of the screen.
To stop the test before it is over, press -/OFF. To exit the manual functions,
press .
Note : If no watering time has been programmed for a valve, the valve
will not operate during the test.
MANUAL FUNCTIONS
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ERASE ALL PROGRAMS
CAUTION! : make sure you want to do this. This will erase all the data stored in the ITC (programs and dates). Use a
metallic object (screwdriver, paperclip, etc.) to touch the 2 rectangular metal plates under "reset" to the right of the
terminal strip. Maintain the contact until the screen becomes blank. This screen will then appear.
ACTION DURING POWER FAILURE
If the LCD is blank, there is no 230V power input. No irrigation will take place.
However, the ITC has an electronic memory component that will maintain the
irrigation programs for at least 24 hours.
If the power outage lasts longer, the programs are lost. When power is restored,
each valve is automatically assigned to program A. A backup program will begin
operating 8 hours after power is restored. Each valve will open for 10 minutes
every 24 hours. It is then necessary to reprogram your ITC.
SHORT CIRCUIT "ERR" DISPLAY
The controller has a diagnostic circuit breaker which indicates which valve has an
electrical overload/short circuit. If the controller detects a short circuit on a valve,
the screen will briefly go blank and the valve will stop operating during 20
seconds. Then the valve automatically resumes operation. If the short circuit is
confirmed, the valve completely stops operating and the error message appears.
The problem valve number is displayed and blinks along with "ERR" until any key
is pressed. The controller will continue to water with all other operable valves. The
same sequence will occur until the short circuit is repaired.
If a short circuit occurs on the pump start relay or the master valve (terminal P),
the same display appears. However, in this case, all irrigation is stopped until the
problem is fixed. Short circuits most often occur in the valve solenoid or in the wire
connectors to the valve wires.