Pre-season checks

With the irrigation season nearing it is a good time to check in on the health of your IMS.

Solid set sprinkler controller being controller by farmer on phone

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General IPC checks:

IPC visual checks to preform
– Look for obvious damage to IPC – antenna & solenoid wires in particular
-Clean solar panel
-Ensure solenoid wires are connected correctly, including waterproof joiners

Checks using an EP3
-Confirm IPC serial number matches that configured in EP3
-Send a status request
-Check battery charge % & schedule matches (non cloud IMS sites)
-Issue time set & schedule if needed (Process from cloud IMS if applicable)
-Manually turn valve on/off

Note: If an IPC has had limited sun exposure over winter, the battery charge % may be low. As we move into Summer the battery may very well recharge as expected, so take this into consideration. 

If you have any questions on the health of your system or would like some more information on how to preform checks please send us an email to info@waterinsight.co.nz