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#275747 7-Sep-2020 16:45
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I want to look at OpenSprinkler to give my plants a better chance of survival this summer.


Can someone please recommend some solenoids and a power supply, rain sensor, moisture sensor. I'm after 2 zones at this point.





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  #2559785 7-Sep-2020 17:44
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I bought this solenoid from banggood approx 2.5 years ago for my own automated sprinkler system (single zone though) that I built for OpenHAB.  Still going strong, no rust!


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  #2559854 7-Sep-2020 20:02
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I got all mine from along with the manifold to put them onto. Cheaper than anything at bunnings. Power supply I had some old incandesent outdoor xmas lights that had failed but has quite a large power transformer that output 24v AC on a barrel plug, and I am using a controller from Rachio that I got off amazon ages back. Prior to that I had an irrigationcaddy one but it crapped out one day and I couldnt get into its control website so gave up on it.


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