How to wire a sprinkler timer


Old 04-04-16, 04:17 PM
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How to wire a sprinkler timer

I bought a new 4 zone orbit sprinkler timer. I currently have 7 sprinkler wires not connected to a timer. I am not sure how to connect it. I also don't know how many zones I have. I attached a pic with how I connected it. Please correct if possible

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Old 04-04-16, 04:55 PM
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Just by looking at your last picture you have at least 5 zones. If you have more solenoids elsewhere you will need another controller or different controller.

Color means nothing in irrigation wiring. I see you have a yellow connected to "sensor" and an orange to "24vac out", I doubt that is correct. You need to cut the tie wrap and see what wires are connected to what solenoid valve and then you can wire from there.
Old 04-04-16, 06:05 PM
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Cutting the bundle open will allow you to determine what color goes to what zone.

As it currently stands..... your wiring is:

Blue -------> Zone 1
Green -----> Zone 2
Red -------> Zone 3
Brown ----> Zone 4
White ----> COM (connects to one wire of each valve)

Orange and yellow will not be needed.
If you need help with a specific controller..... let us know which model. There are several 4z models.
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