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R id ial Irriga io Co roll rOwner’ Manual and Programming In truction Compatible with
nd Solar SyncSEASONAL ADJUSTMENTWATER DAY SALLMANUAL-ALL STATIONSSTARTTIMESSY ST
EMOFFCURRENT TIME/DAY RUN TIMESACTIVESENSORBYPASSRUNNEW
X-CORe COMPOnents...............................................................
....2MOUntInG tHe COntROLLeR tO WALL......................................6COnne
CtInG VALVes AnD tRAnsFORMeR.................................7ACtIVAtInG tHe BAt
teRy ..............................................................8RePLACInG tH
e BAtteRy ...............................................................8COnneC
tInG A MAsteR VALVe....................................................9COnneCtI
nG A PUMP stARt ReLAy ...........................................10COnneCtInG A
HUnteR “CLIk” WeAtHeR sensOR.................11Testing the Weather Sensor ..........
..............................................11Manually Bypassing the Weather S
ensor ....................................11COnneCtInG A HUnteR sOLAR synC et se
nsOR...................12Installing Solar Sync Sensor ..........................
...............................12Installing the Wireless Solar Sync ............
....................................12Solar Sync Settings ......................
................................................12Region ......................
............................................................13Water Adjustment
.................................................................14Uninstalling
a Solar Sync Sensor..................................................14Calibrati
on/Setup .......................................................................
.15COnneCtInG A HUnteR ReMOte..............................................16Con
necting to a Hunter Remote (not included) ..........................16To install
the SmartPort connector ..............................................16POWeR F
AILURes.........................................................................
..16PROGRAMMInG tHe COntROLLeR.............................................17Set
ting the Date and Time .....................................................17S
etting the Program Start Time(s) .........................................18Eli
minating a Program Start Time ................................................18
Setting Station Run Times .....................................................
.18Setting Days To Water ......................................................
.....18Selecting Speci c Days o the Week to Water ............................19Sel
ecting Odd or Even Days to Water ........................................19Selec
ting Interval Watering ..................................................19Setti
ng Event Day(s) O ..............................................................20
Automatic Watering ............................................................
....20System O ...................................................................
..........20Programmable Rain O ..................................................
.............20Seasonal Adjustment ............................................
.................21Manually Run a Single Station1...............................
................22One Touch Manual Start and Advance ...........................
.............22ADVAnCeD FeAtURes................................................
...................23Programmable Sensor Override ..............................
....................23Test Program o All Stations ...............................
.........................23Hunter Quick Check™ Diagnostics .......................
......................23Easy Retrieve™ Program Memory.............................
..................24Programmable Delay Between Stations ........................
..............24Clearing the Controller’s Memory/Resetting the Controller ........
......................................................24tROUBLesHOOtInG GUIDe...
.......................................................25sPeCIFICAtIOns.........
....................................................................28Operating
Speci cations .............................................................28Elect
rical Speci cations ..............................................................
.28Explanation o Symbols ........................................................
.......28CeRtIFICAte OF COnFORMIty tO eUROPeAn DIReCtIVes......29TablE o CoNTENTs
2X-CorE CompoNENTsTerminalblock or-e (Internationalmodels only)no :Plug maylook di eren
t romillustrationInd m de outd m de (Inte n T n e Inc uded) 3X-CorE CompoNE
lve station run time rom 1 minute to 4 hours2s ar tim Allows 1 to 4 start times to be s
et in each program3 s a io numb rIndicates currently selected station number4 Program D i
rIdenti es program (A, B, or C) in use5 Da o h W Identi es day o the week6 I rval
when programming current date7 Odd/ev Wa ri gIdenti es i Odd or Even watering has been
lected8 Fla hi g spri l rIndicates that watering is taking place9s m O Allows user to
e all programs and watering. Also allows the user to set the programmable“rain o ,” whi
ch stops watering or a period rom 1 to 7 days.10Umbr llaIndicates that the rain sens
or is active11s a o al Adju m Allows the user to make run time changes according to the
ns without reprogramming the controller.Bars on the le t allow quick visual re erenc
e to the seasonal adjustment percentage. When using Solar SyncET Sensor, will di
splay seasonal adjust updated daily by sensor.12Rai DropIndicates watering will o
ccur on the selected day13Cro d Rai DropIndicates the watering will NOT occur on the
selected day14Cal darIndicates interval watering schedule has been programmed. Icon
also appears when programming thecurrent day
4X-CorE CompoNENTs Wi ing C t ent15 Li hium Ba r The replaceable lithium battery (i
ws the controller to be programmed in the absenceo AC power. In addition, the bat
tery will provide power or backup timekeeping in the event o apower outage.16 I r al Ju
BoxJunction box in outdoor models or making AC power connections17 t rmi al s ripUse to
attach trans ormer, sensor, and valve wires rom their source to the controller18 R Bu
to reset the controller (located on side o controller)19 ReMAllows or connection
o Hunter SmartPort®and Hunter Remote Controls20 s or B pa swi chIgnores “Clik” weather
ut when in Bypass position C nt butt n Button Increases the selected item fashing in the
displayButton Decreases the selected item fashing in the displayButtonReturns se
lected fashing display to previous itemButtonAdvances the selected fashing displ
ay to the next item ButtonSelects program A, B, or C or di erent watering zone requi
rementsNEWNEW
5X-CorE CompoNENTsDi setting Ru Normal dial position or all controller automatic and
manual operation Curr tim /Da Allows current day and clock time to be set s ar tim Al
to 4 start times to be set in each program Ru tim Allows user to set each valve stat
ion run time rom 1 minute to 4 hours Wa r Da Allows the user to select interval days to
water s a o al Adju m Allows user to make run time changes according to the seasons wit
reprogramming the controller.Bars on the le t allow quick visual re erence to the se
asonal adjustment percentage.1Ma ual-O s a io Allows user to activate a one-time watering
o a single valve s m O Allows user to discontinue all programs and watering. Also all
the user to set the programmable“rain o ,” which stops watering or a period rom 1 to 7
ayss i g Allows user to program settings when using Solar Sync ET Sensor ex r al tra o
d l O l )A plug in trans ormer is provided to supply AC power to the controllerNEW
6moUNTING THE CoNTrollEr To WallN te:th i door v r io o h X-Cor i o wa r-proo
o c d ar a.1.Secure one screw into the wall. Install screw anchors i attachingto drywall
or masonry wall.2. Slide the keyhole on top o the controller over the screw.3.Sec
ure the controller in place by installing screws in the holesbelow the terminal
strip.Do o plug ra orm r i o pow r ourc u ilco roll r i mou d a d all valv wi
g d, i mu b r plac d b h ma u ac ur r or rvic ag , or a imilarl quali d p r o
7CoNNECTING ValVEs aND TraNs ormErInstallation o the X-Core should only be done b
y trained personnel.1. Route valve wires between the control valve location and
controller.2.At valves, attach a common wire to either solenoid wire on allvalve
s. This is most commonly a white colored wire. Attach aseparate control wire to
the remaining wire o each valve. All wireconnections should be done using waterpr
oo connectors.3.Route the valve wires through the conduit. Attach the conduitthro
ugh the bottom right side o the controller.4.Secure the white valve common wire t
o the C (Common) screw onthe terminal strip. Attach each o the individual valve c
ontrol wiresto the appropriate station terminals and tighten their screws.5.Indo
or Models: route the trans ormer cable through the hole onthe le t side o the control
ler and connect the wires to the twoscrews marked 24 VAC. Outdoor Models: trans or
mer wires are already connected to theAC terminals so all that is required is to
connect primary power tothe junction box (see below).NoTE:X-Cor ou door mod l ar wa r
r i a . Co c i g h ou door X-Cor o primar AC pow r hould o l b do b alic
hazard.BATHigh Vol ag Wiri g (Ou door Mod l o l )1.Route AC power cable and conduit throug
he ½" (13 mm)conduit opening on the le t side bottom o the cabinet.2.Connect one wire
to each o the two wires inside the junctionbox. The ground wire should be connec
ted to the green wire.Wire nuts are provided to make these connections.no : For –e mo
d l o l :Connect the wires to the ACterminal block inside the junction box. AC supply w
ires mustbe 14 AWG (1.85 mm) or larger with appropriate circuitbreaker or the wir
e size. A switch or circuit-breaker shall beincluded in the building installatio
n (in close proximity to thecontroller, within easy reach o the operator) and mar
ked asthe disconnecting device or the equipment.3. Replace the junction box cover
.Connect the two tr nsfor erwires to the two aC Ter in lsV lve Co on WireValve 4Valve 3Val
2Valve 1V lveWires
8aCTIVaTING THE baTTEry A ter installing your X-Core, make sure to remove the ba
ttery contact insulator to allow the X-Core to keep timein the event o a power ou
tage.rEplaCING THE baTTEry A high-energy lithium battery is included with your X
-Corecontroller. The battery allows the user to remotely program thecontroller w
ithout connecting AC power. It is also used to keepthe current time and day duri
ng power outage conditions.To replace the battery:1. Remove the screw rom the bat
tery holder.2. Slide the battery holder down to access the battery.3.Remove and
replace the new battery into the battery holderand reinstall the battery holder.
NoTE:thi po i iv (+) id o h ba r hould ac h i id o h ba r hold r.Batte
ATBattery CompartmentLithium BatteryBatteryHolder(--)(+)
9CoNNECTING a masTEr ValVENoTE:Compl hi c io o l i ou hav ama r valv i a
i all da h uppl poi o h mai li ha op o l wh h co roll r i i ia
o either solenoidwire of the valve. Attach a separate control wire to the remain
ingsolenoid wire.2.The common wire should be attached to the Cterminal insidethe
controller. The other wire coming rom the master valveshould be attached to theP
terminal inside the controller.Tighten each terminal screw.SEN C P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
824VACBATm ster V lveValve 2Valve 1Valve 3Valve 4m sterV lve WireV lve Co on WireV lve Wi
10 Pump Start Relay15 ft Minimum (4.5 m)To PumpSTARTTIM ES SEASONAL ADJUSTMEN
TWATER DAYSALLMANUAL-ALL STATIONSSTART TIMESSYSTEM OFFCURRENTTIME/DAYRUN TIMESAC
TIVESENSOR BYPASSRUNNoTE:Compl hi c io o l i ou hav apump ar r la i all d
cal circui o rgiz apump o provid wa r o our m.The controller should be moun
m) away romboth the pump start relay and pump to minimize any potentialelectrica
l inter erence.1. Route a pair o wires rom the pump relay into the controller.2.Conn
ect a common wire to the C(Common) terminal inside thecontroller and connect the
remaining wire rom the pump startrelay to theP(Pump) terminal.Relay holding curr
ent draw must not exceed 0.3 A. Do not connectthe controller directly to the pum
p or damage to the controller willresult.CoNNECTING a pUmp sTarT rElay
11CoNNECTING a HUNTEr “ClIk” WEaTHEr sENsorA Hunter weather sensor or other micro-
switch type weathersensors can be connected to the X-Core. The purpose o this sen
soris to stop automatic watering when weather conditions dictate.1.R mov h m al jump rp
e that is attached across the twoSEN terminals inside the controller.2.Connect o
ne wire to one SEN terminal and the other wire to theother SEN terminal.When the
weather sensor hasdeactivated automatic watering,the OFF, and icon will appear
on the display.Te ting the We the sen The X-Core provides simpli ed testing o a rain se
when thesensor is wired into the sensor circuit. You can manually test properope
ration o the rain sensor by running aMAnUAL CyCLeor byactivating the system using
the O touch MAnUAL stARt(seepage 22). During the Manual cycle, pressing the test
button on theMini-Clik®will interrupt watering.m nu b ing the We the sen I the
pting irrigation,you can bypass it by using the bypassswitch on the ront o the con
troller. Slidethe switch to thesensOR ByPAsspositionto disable the rain sensor ro
m the systemto allow or controller operation. You canalso bypass the weather sens
or or manualoperation by using theMAnUAL – One stAtIOn unction.th B pa wi ch do o
s c or.SEN C P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8REM24VACBATDAYACTIVEYPASS
12CoNNECTING a HUNTEr solar syNC ET sENsorThe X-Core is compatible with the So
lar Sync and Wireless SolarSync systems. Solar Sync is a sensor system that will
automaticallyadjust the X-Core controller’s watering schedule (based onchanges in
local climate condition) by using the Seasonal Adjust unction. The Solar Sync use
s a solar and temperature sensor todetermine evapotranspiration (ET), or the rat
e at which plants andtur use water, and also includes Hunter Rain Clik and Freeze
Cliktechnology that will shut down irrigation when it rains and/or during reezing
conditions.NoTE:solar s c will appl a d aul a o al adju valu o 100% u il h r
TE:e abli g h s or B pa wi ch ha o c o h a o al adju upda rom h s
Black wire rom the Wireless Solar SyncReceiver to the “SEN” wiring terminals on the X
-Core controller,similar to picture on page 11. It does not matter which wirecon
nects to which terminal. Turn the dial to the “Solar SyncSettings” position. The dis
play willinitially show dashed lines and thenwill show the de ault Region setting(
3) on the le t and the de ault WaterAdjustment setting (5) on the right.Adjust the R
egion as needed by using the and buttons (re erto page 13 or explanation o Solar S
ync Region setting). Use thebutton to advance to the right to adjust the Water A
djust setting asneeded (see page 14 or explanation o Water Adjust setting).In t ing the
Wi e e s s ncConnect the Green and Black wire rom the Wireless Solar SyncReceiver to
ring terminals on the X-Core controller. Itdoes not matter which wire connects t
o which terminal. Turn the dialto the “Solar Sync Settings” position. The display wi
ll initially showdashed lines and then will show the de ault Region setting (3) on
the le t and the de ault Water Adjustment setting (5) on the right.Adjust the region
as needed by using the and buttons (re erto page 13 or explanation o SolarSync Re
gion setting). Use the buttonto advance to the right to adjust theWater Adjust
setting as needed (seepage 14 or explanation o WaterAdjust setting).s s nc setting On
e Solar Sync sensor is connected to the X-Core controller,two numbers will appea
r in the display when the dial is turned tothe Solar Sync Settings position. The
number on the le t o thescreen is the Region setting, and the number on the right
on thescreen is the Water Adjustment setting (as shown above).
13CoNNECTING a HUNTEr solar syNC ET sENsorregi nFor accurate Solar Sync measurem
ents, the controller needs tobe programmed or the average peak season ET or your r
egion.Use the table below to determine your region.The table will assist you in
identi ying the type o region you livein. There are our basic ET regions, each with
descriptions o theregion, along with typical ET and temperature characteristics.
It isrecommended that, i possible, the region be chosen based uponaverage July ET
or peak summer ET (inches/mm per day).Use the ollowing table or choosing your reg
ion (re erence below).You can use methods A , B orCto help you choose which region
isbest or your area:A: Based upon the ET o your region using the av rag July ETor pe
ak summer ET (inches/mm per day). This is the pre erredoption when selecting your
region.B: Based upon the temperature or your region using theav rag July or the drie
st month high temperature (not the highesttemperature or July).C:Based upon the g
eneral description o your region.• U.S. Northern States• Coastal RegionsIf the averag
e July ET is< 0.17" (4.3 mm) per dayIf the average temperature for July is65°–75° (18°C –
24°C)If the average temperature for July is75° – 85° (24°C – 29°C)• Mountains• U.S. Norther
d StatesIf the average July ET is0.18" – 0.23"(4.6 mm – 5.8 mm) per day• U.S. Southern
States• Inland/High DesertIf the average July ET is0.24" – 0.29"(6.1 mm – 7.4 mm) per
dayIf the average temperature for July is85°– 95° (29°C – 35°C)• DesertsIf the average Jul
T is> 0.30"(7.6 mm) per dayIf the average temperature for July is95° –105° (35°C – 41°C)*Fo
Southern hemisphere locations, use the month of January.Region1Region2Region3Re
gion4IF ANY OF THE CHOICES IN THE ROWS APPLY TO YOUR SITUATION, THEN THAT IS YOU
R REGION SETTING CHOICE.A BC
Hunter x Core
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