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SmartLink Flow Solar SLSOLAR48 CSI Specifications

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A. Provide Smartline Controller(s), model SL4800 as indicated on the Drawings, manufactured by Weathermatic Sprinkler Division of Telsco Industries. Controller(s) shall be a four (4) program controller(s) with capability of 12 – 48 zones. The SL4800 will have a base zone count of 12 zones expandable through the addition of 12 zone modules to 48 zones.

  1. Controller shall be capable of standard timed watering or auto adjust watering times when equipped with an optional SLW weather monitor manufactured by Weathermatic. Auto Adjust watering shall be based on real time, on-site weather data and system audit data entered by the user. Auto adjust timing shall be based on the Hargreaves ET calculation formula. Controller shall provide reviewable watering deficits, scheduled run times by zone and a total run time recap for each zone which is resettable by the user. A “more or less” function shall be provided to allow run time adjustment by zone for shade/sunlight, system efficiency and other local factors. Auto adjust mode shall also include automatic calculation of run/soak times based on both soil type and zone elevation.
  2. Each program shall have eight independent start times, calendar schedules, watering budgets by month and a soak/cycle for varying soil percolation rates.
  3. Controller shall have a pump start/master valve position, which shall be programmable to operate on demand from any selected zone. A programmable safety delay shall be included for zone to zone delay and master valve to zone delay for opening and closure.
  4. Controller shall have input for rain and freeze sensor devices selectable by zone. SLW weather monitor shall incorporate the rain and freeze shutdown functions and shall incorporate a 48-hour delay (adjustable 0 – 99 hours) after closure of the rain sense switch.
  5. Controller shall have self-diagnostic capabilities to detect “short” or “open” zones and the ability to display lists of faults on an LCD display for the user. Diagnostics shall also include LCD display of volt/amp readings by zone and for transformer output as well as backup battery reading. A chatter function shall also be provided to assist in locating buried valves. The controller shall automatically prevent master valve opening or pump start when the valve locator diagnostic is used.
  6. Controller display shall be backlit for clear viewing in all lighting conditions. Zone timing shall be settable from 1 minute to 9 hours and 55 minutes.
  7. Program D shall operate concurrently with programs A, B and C. Programs A, B and C shall stack in sequence of start time operation.
  8. Program schedules shall include options for days of the week, odd date, even date or an interval of 1 to 30 days. A ‘no water’ window shall be available to inhibit daily operations of a program between two selected times on a given day; omission of up to 15 specified calendar dates or specific days of the week. Adjustments for leap year shall be automatic.
  9. Manual operation shall be provided by program, by station, or on a programmable test program with durations from ten (10) seconds to ten (10) minutes. The programmable test program shall also check for short and open conditions on each zone each time it is run.
  10. A ”non-volatile” memory shall retain all programming and real-time clock shall be provided to maintain date and time.
  11. Controller shall be capable of incorporating Weathermatic’s SmartLink AirCard allowing for web-based interface into controller to allow communications between SmartLink web site and controller.

B. Controller shall be enclosed in a U.L., CE and C-Mark Listed rainproof plastic enclosure with optional key lock. Enclosure shall be a wall mount (pedestal mount) model with removable knockouts on the lower side and back of the housing for choice of wiring location. The operating panel shall be a totally enclosed module that is removable from the housing for programming at a separate location. A test post for 24V a.c. operation shall be accessible with or without the operating panel.

  1. Controller shall be completely electric in operation. Controller shall be installed and wired in accordance with manufacturer’s published instructions. Controller shall be capable of operating from an independent power supply. Primary shall be 115V a.c. 60hz or 230V, 50hz.
    C. Controller shall have a manufacturer’s warranty of three (2) years.
    A. Wireless weather station shall be model SLW1 or SLW5 as indicated on the Drawings, manufactured by Weathermatic Sprinkler Division of Telsco Industries. Weather stations must be compatible for use with SmartLine irrigation controls.
  2. Weather station shall be wireless in design using bi-directional communication. Weather station shall have integrated on-site sensors for rain-shut off, freeze shut-off and calculation of daily evapotranspiration irrigation deficits. Weather station shall have an integral mounting bracket with a two-point articulating arm made from high-impact molded resin. Weather station shall be suitable for outdoor mounting in light-commercial or residential environments. Weather station shall be capable of two-way communications with the SmartLine controls and have independent power supply, self-diagnostic circuit and microprocessor.
    B. Weather stations rain sensor shall be adjustable to interrupt irrigation after a user selected precipitation amount of 1/8 inch, 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch. Weather station shall be capable of interrupting irrigation after temperatures reach below 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Weather station shall provide instant notification to the controller of either a rain or freeze event and upon clearing of the same. Evapotranspiration deficits shall be calculated daily and transferred to the SmartLine controller each day.
    C. Weather station shall have a manufacturer’s warranty of two (2) years.

A. The SmartLink Aircard shall be model SL-AIRCARD1 as manufactured by Weathermatic Sprinkler Division of Telsco Industries. SL-AIRCARD1 is comprised of the SL-AIRCARD and SL-PLAN1for 1 year of service. Additional plans are available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 year packages. Optional package to be available with flow monitoring by amending the model to include FLOW as (SL-AIRCARDFLOW-1F). AIRCARDS must be compatible for use with SmartLine irrigation controls.
B. SL-AIRCARD shall be housed in an indoor/outdoor housing. It shall incorporate an L.E.D. visible externally to indicate operating conditions of the SL-AIRCARD. The SL-AIRCARD shall be connected to the SmartLine Control, as manufactured by Weathermatic, through a cable from the SL-AIRCARD terminating in the SmartLine Control with the use of a plug-in RJ11 connector
C. SL-AIRCARD communications protocol will be cellular (either GSM or CDMA) allowing connection through secure web based servers to
D. SmartLink will not require software to be installed locally on a web-enabled appliance. Connection to SmartLink through the web will be through a web-enabled appliance such as a PC, Smart Phone, Tablet, etc.
E. SmartLink will not require software to be installed locally on a web-enabled appliance. User access to has password secured access to the users account.
F. Security to the account with access to individual sites and controllers is defined by the account administrator.
G. Each account will have the capability of unlimited users, sites and controllers.
H. At the controller page of SmartLink, the web user will be able to review, change or establish all programs available in the SmartLine Controller.
I. User defined names for Sites, Controllers, and individual zones will be available.
J. System/Controller/zone alerts will be sent to prescribed user by text or e-mail.
K. SmartLink will be enabled with Global Commands for complete/partial system control.
L. SmartLink will be enabled with AT-A-Glance Dashboard for easy review of SmartLine Controller parameters and manual watering operations.
M. SL-AIRCARD shall have a manufacturer’s limited warranty of two (2) years. Optional Extended Warranty is to be available.

  1. The AIRCARD shall be installed within proximity to the SmartLine controller so as to connect the communication cable to the AIRCARD communication connection at the back of the SmartLine controller.
  2. A stub antenna (supplied with the AIRCARD) must be installed to establish communication.
  3. AIRCARD communication with the SmartLine controller, local cellular provider, and internet must be verified by the LED located on the front of the AIRCARD unit. A solid green LED will indicate verified communication. A blinking red LED indicates an error in communication to each device as indicated by the number of red LED blinks and must be corrected.
  4. The AIRCARD may be mounted within an enclosure or pedestal provided that reliable communication to the cellular network has been verified.
  5. The AIRCARD shall have an output Frequency Range of 824.2 to 848.8 MHz (GSM); 1850.2 to 1909.8 MHz (PCS)
  6. The AIRCARD shall have 2G: GMSK type of modulation
  7. The antenna type shall be TAOGLASS (TG.22.0111) odbi.
  8. Power supply shall be 115V / 60Hz
    A. The Tee Type PVC Flow Sensor shall be FSI Series manufactured by Creative Sensor Technology, Incorporated of Rochester, Massachusetts for Weathermatic Sprinkler Division of Telsco Industries. The Model number shall include the Series designation followed by a three character group beginning with T or S and followed by a two digit code referencing line size. Therefore, the model number for a one inch size flow sensor with standard electronics would be written as: SLFSI-T10. The flow sensor shall consist of a custom molded tee shaped body with socket ends conforming to PVC pipe dimensions, a flow sensor housing containing the electronic circuitry and carrying the spinning impeller and a retaining nut.
    B. The meter body shall be an in line type available in 1″, 1 1/2″and 2” pipe sizes, molded from Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride material – color white – conforming to ASTM D-1784, Cell Class 12454.
    C. The 4 blade impeller (paddle wheel) shall be the only moving part.
    D. The impeller shall be molded of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) incorporating an integral bearing. The shaft material shall be tungsten carbide. These two items are considered wear items and shall be replaceable in the field without special tools.
    E. The electronics housing, molded from the same material as the body shall be held in place with a single ACME threaded PVC retaining nut held captive by the wire leads. The housing will be sealed with one BUNA N O-Ring and shall be easily removed from the meter body. The electronics housing and tee body shall feature direction of flow arrows to assist in assembly.
    F. The sensor electronics will be epoxy-sealed and fitted with 2 single conductors solid copper U.L. listed #18 AWG leads with direct burial insulation 48 inch in length extending from the top of the sensor. The positive (+) lead shall have red insulation and the negative (-) lead shall have black insulation.
    G. The housing and mounting tee are custom molded to form an integrated measurement chamber resulting in highly accurate, repeatable flow measurements through a wide range of velocities.
    H. The flow sensor shall be designed to schedule 40 specifications and have a tested working pressure of 240 psi @ 73°F (23°C). Maximum working temperature is 140°F (60°C). rev b031810.
    I. The sensor flow range shall be 0.25 to 15 FPS.
    J. The Product Serial Number shall be printed on shrink tubing and attached to the wire leads as they exit the top of the electronics housing.
    K. The Product Model Number shall be printed on shrink tubing and attached to the wire leads above the Product Serial Number.
  9. The flow sensor shall be installed with a minimum of 10 diameters of straight pipe upstream, and a minimum of 5 diameters of straight pipe downstream to eliminate irregular flow profiles caused by valves, fittings or pipe bends.
  10. The flow senor shall be installed a valve box or meter pit of sufficient size to provide access to the flow sensor for service.
  11. The installed sensor shall require a minimum clearance of approximately 4 inches (100 mm) above sensor for removal of the electronics housing.
  12. Watertight Wire connections shall be made in the valve box using industry accepted methods and sealing products.
  13. The maximum wire run between flow sensor and the controller shall be 2,000 feet if a 20/2 twisted pair shielded cable is used.
  14. The flow sensor electronics shall carry a five-year exchange warranty.
  15. The flow senor shall have an output Frequency Range of 0.3 Hz to 200 Hz.
  16. The flow sensor shall output a minimum of a 5-millisecond low pulse at low frequencies and reverts to approximately a square wave above 100 Hz.
  17. Quiescent current 600 uA@8 VDC to 35 VDC max.
  18. On State (VLow)= Max. 1.2 VDC@50mA max.
    A. The stainless steel pedestal shall be model SLPED-ENC as manufactured by Weathermatic Sprinkler Division of Telsco Industries.
    B. Enclosures shall be fabricated from 16 gauge stainless steel with a brushed finish. Enclosures shall be NEMA type 3R rated weather-resistant with filtered side louvers for cross-ventilation. A removable stainless steel door shall be mounted to the front of the enclosure and include a cam style key-lock to restrict access to the enclosure. Enclosure shall measure 19 ¾” wide x 24” high x 15” deep.
    C. Enclosures shall have a manufacturer’s limited warranty of two (2) years.
    A. The solar assembly shall be model shall be model SLSOLAR-48 as assembled by Weathermatic Sprinkler Division of Telsco Industries, or approved equal.
    B. SLSOLAR48 assembly shall consist of a SOLARBATT-48, SOLARCHG, and (2) SOLARPAN-50.
    C. SOLARBATT-48 shall be an American made GEL maintenance free deep cycle battery. The GEL battery case shall be a shock absorbent thick wall polypropylene. The charging grid shall be a high purity lead calcium-tin alloy. The battery shall be non-spillable and be a recombination reaction (recombinant battery) which prevents escape of hydrogen and oxygen gases. The battery may be operated in virtually any position except upside-down. SOLARBATT-48 shall have the following electrical specifications: Nominal Voltage: 12V; Amp Hour Capacity @ 20 hr rate: 97.6 a/h; Reserve Capacity @ 25 amp discharge rate: 190 mins; BCI Group Size: 30H; Marine Cranking Amps @ 32* F: 640 amps; Cold Cranking Amps @ 0* F: 450 amps; Terminal Type: dual terminal
    D. SOLARCHG digital meter shall be a universal, four digit display with custom icons that is compatible with several Morningstar controllers and inverters. The digital meter shall display voltage, current, temperature, logged data, settings, alarms and error reporting. The digital meter shall display this data as present, cumulative and maximums/minimums measurements. The digital meter shall also display battery level and operating state. The digital meter’s icons and units indicators shall be displayed to indicate whether the numerical information relates to solar, load, battery 1 or 2, options, errors or self-test. The digital meter shall have three soft buttons to allow for navigation of the meter menus. The unit shall also have custom icons and back lighting. The digital meter shall be designed for low self-consumption to avoid draining the system batteries. Self-consumption shall be 6 mA with backlight off and 15 mA with backlight on. The temperature may be displayed in either °C or °F, the backlight timer may be adjusted for desired running time and the amp-hours and minimum/maximum values may be reset.
    E. SOLARCHG voltage inverter shall be a pure sine wave inverter designed specifically for electrification requiring AC power using solar. The pure sine wave design shall provide an AC equivalent to grid power. The unit shall utilize a toroidal transformer design to generate a stable wave form throughout the range of input voltages. The voltage inverter shall handle a 200% surge during load start-up to a maximum of 600 watts. Self-consumption shall be 450mA while powering loads and automatically powers down to stand-by mode during no load conditions. The unit shall have electronic protections that will automatically protect against faults and user mistakes such as short circuit, overload, high temperature and low voltage disconnect. Recovery from most faults shall be automatic.
    F. SOLARPAN-50 shall be high quality industrial solar modules that have a low iron High-transmission 3.2mm tempered glass front that is impact resistant. The panel frames shall be constructed from clear anodized extruded aluminum. The units shall have pre-drilled holes for easy mounting to mounting frame. Each panel shall have TPT/TPE Tedlar backsheet. The solar cells shall be encapsulated in EVA and bonded to the Tedlar backsheet. Each panel unit shall consist of 36 solar cells that are connected in series. A weather proof junction box shall be mounted to each panel to allow for connection with a waterproof strain relief connectors and conduits or weather resistant output cables.
    G. SLSOLAR48 shall have a manufacturer’s limited warranty of one (1) year.
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