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ProLine Owner’s Manual

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1.0 Getting Acquainted With Your ProLine® Controller

1.1 Getting Acquainted With Your Control Panel

The ProLine® Controller LCD Display provides the following information when the controller is set to RUN, SYSTEM OFF, or when there is no active watering operation underway (display with program in IDLE mode):

Time of Day

Next Watering Day or Days: The display will show the watering days in the current week for Program A. To view watering days for Program B, C or D just press the PGM button.

Fault Indicator: Appears ONLY when a fault is detected. Turn dial to Advanced Functions and press NEXT button to view faults. Once you turn the dial to Advanced Functions, the fault indicator will stop flashing but will continue to appear on the screen until the fault is removed or user clears fault in Advanced Functions. If fault is cleared in Advanced Functions, it will appear again the next time the program runs if the problem is not corrected.

No AC: Appears when there is no AC supply to the controller.

PGM Button: The ProLine® controller has 4 watering programs (A, B, C, and D). This is like having 4 controllers in one. You can assign zones to any program you like or more than one program Display will alternately show both programs while the concurrent schedule is running. Program D is normally used for micro irrigation with low flow and long run times. Sprinkler zones should be assigned to A, B, or C.

START MANUAL PROGRAM Button: Press to initiate a watering operation when the programming dial is set to the RUN position. The ProLine® controller will run Program A. Or, you can push the PGM button before you push the START MANUAL PROGRAM button to select the program you want to run. You can use the NEXT button to advance to other zones in a program that you have started. Run Manual Program will override any omits or delays.

Special Feature: You can also use the START MANUAL PROGRAM button to start a continuous run operation. If you press and hold the START MANUAL PROGRAM button for 15 seconds, the selected program will operate in a continuous loop. In other words, it will keep running the program continuously until the dial is switched to SYSTEM OFF.

Display With Program Running: When a program is running, the screen will display: program that is operating; zone number that is operating; and run time remaining. An ORANGE LED indicates program is in PAUSE mode waiting for a programmed delay in the controller to expire (run/soak, master valve delay, zone to zone delay, omit time). The reason for the pause will be shown on the display.

Display With Dial In SYSTEM OFF Position: When the ProLine™ controller dial is in the SYSTEM OFF position, the processor and clock continue to operate and all program values are retained in the non-volatile memory. In the SYSTEM OFF position no automatic watering will occur. The Language Selection LED will display red when controller is turned to SYSTEM OFF.

Note: If a station is running, the dial must remain in SYSTEM OFF until the displays returns to the time of day.

Language Button: Press the language button to change the language of the controller’s menus. By default, the controller is in English. Pressing the Language Button once will change the controller’s language to Spanish (Español) and the LED will reflect this change. Pressing the language button again will change the language to Italian (Italiano), Portuguese (Português), or German (Deutsche) respectively. When the language is set to any language besides English or Spanish, the Language LED will not be illuminated.

Rain/Freeze Sensing Button: Used to activate or bypass optional sensors for rain, freeze, or wind. If these sensors are connected to your ProLine® controller, they will override watering operations if the ON LED is illuminated. If you wish to deactivate the sensors, press the RAIN/FREEZE SENSING button to light the green OFF LED while the controller is in RUN mode. For example, if you wish to water after fertilizing and your rain sensor is still pausing the watering program, simply press the RAIN/FREEZE SENSOR Button. If the OFF LED is on, the sensors will not pause your system operation.

Note: If you have zones you want to omit from sensor shutdown, see Section 5.3 “Sensor Operation” later in this manual.

Note: No watering will take place when the SENSOR LED is RED. This indicates a Rain, Freeze or other type sensor has tripped, and programs are prevented from running. The display will show which event has triggered the sensor. A program in operation will also pause if you turn the dial to any position other than RUN or SYSTEM OFF. The program in operation will resume when you return the dial to RUN or if there is no programming activity for 30 minutes.

1.2 Quick-View

With the dial in the RUN or OFF position, and FLOW is enabled, press the DOWN button to view the current FLOW rate.
Press DOWN again to view the system current in mA.

1.3 Programming

Using the Programming Buttons

A FLASHING DISPLAY indicates that user choices are available. The UP and DOWN buttons are used to scroll through numeric values or to make a choice of menu options.

NEXT and BACK Buttons: When watering zones are being programmed, the left side of the display will indicate the zone number. The NEXT and BACK buttons are used to scroll through the zones. If the flashing display indicates a menu selection rather than a numeric value, the NEXT button will open the menu for further programming. The BACK button will exit the menu and cause the chosen value to be saved in memory.

RAPID ADVANCE: While programming, holding down the UP or DOWN arrow button will cause the flashing display value to rapidly advance. Rapid advance can also be used with the NEXT and BACK buttons to rapidly advance through zones.

MENUS WITHIN MENUS: In cases where there are menus within menus, each press of the BACK button will return to the next higher menu until the top level menu of the dial position is reached.

A VALUE CHANGE will be entered in memory any time you (1) move to a different menu or (2) move the programming dial to a different position.

2.0 Programming

2.1 Current Time/Date

Use UP and DOWN buttons to change the flashing value for the hour. Scrolling past 12 will automatically change AM/PM. Remember holding down the UP or DOWN button will rapidly advance through the flashing menu. (Note: For international users, if controller is powered by 230VAC, 50 Hz AC, the display will show the time in the 24-hour time format rather than AM/PM.)

Use NEXT button to flash minutes. Use UP and DOWN buttons to set minutes. Push NEXT to access calendar setting. Use UP and DOWN buttons to set month/day/year. (Note: For international users, the display will read day/month/year.) Your ProLine® controller has a 100-year calendar, so when you have entered the correct date, the ProLine® controller will automatically display the correct day of the week. Your ProLine® controller will automatically adjust for leap years and USA daylight savings time. See DS TIME, in Advanced Functions to to turn the feature on/off and change the DST schedule.

2.2 Program Start Times

Set Start Times for each program to be used (A, B, C and D). The program will start at the time you designate and will water all zones with set Zone Run Times for that program. By default, the controller has 3 Start Times, if more than 3 program start times are desired, refer to NUM STRT feature in the Advanced Functions position of the panel.

For most watering programs set only Start Time #1. The #1 Time will water all zones with Zone Run Times set in that program in consecutive order. Extra start times will re-run all zones. Extra start times may be used for new planting grow-in or other special local conditions. Unused start times must be set in the OFF position. To set a start time at OFF, press on either arrow button until you reach the OFF position located between 11:50pm and midnight.

When setting program start times, check the program icon in the display to see whether you are working in A, B, C or D. Use PGM button to move between programs.

Use NEXT and BACK buttons to move between start times. Use UP and DOWN buttons to set each start time desired. Start times are selectable in 10-minute increments.
Note: Be sure you select the AM/PM time as desired by scrolling past 12. (For international users, the display will show the 24-hour time format instead of AM/PM.)

2.3 Zone Run Times

Your ProLine® controller will display remaining hours, minutes and seconds when a zone is watering. However, in this position you are only required to set minutes (or hours and minutes) for each zone as desired for operation time. Seconds are not selectable.

Use NEXT and BACK buttons to select zone for run time setting. All zones are selectable from 1 minute to 9 hours and 55 minutes. Run times of OFF to 59 minutes are selectable in one minute increments. Run times of 1 hour to 9 hours 55 minutes are selectable in 5-minute increments. Use UP or DOWN buttons to set flashing time values for each zone. If a zone is not to be used, set it to OFF.

Note: If display shows “0 ZONES,” this indicates no SLM4 modules are currently installed or have ever been installed under AC power with the control panel firmly closed.

Note: Run/Soak feature can reduce the need to set multiple start times for the purpose of preventing runoff. Using the combination of multiple start times and Run/Soak cycles can lead to extended watering windows since Run/Soak cycles are applied to each start time. See Run/Soak.

2.4 Days to Water

In this dial position you can select DAYS, EVEN, ODD and INTERVAL watering schedules. Use UP and DOWN buttons to select which type of schedule you want in your ProLine® controller. Remember to check the Program (PGM) selection showing in the display. You can select a different watering schedule for each program if you wish.

If you select DAYS, then use the NEXT button to step through each day of the week and the UP and DOWN buttons to select ON or OFF status for each day. Days selected to water will be displayed at the top of the display.

If you select an INTERVAL schedule, push NEXT button. The flashing number indicates the day interval for watering. ProLine® controller will allow an interval of 1 (every day) to 30 (water once every 30 days). After you have selected the interval you want, push NEXT to set the day you want the interval schedule to start on. Use UP and DOWN buttons to select start day at top of display.

To select EVEN or ODD watering days, simply press the UP or the DOWN button when viewing the panel option DAYS TO WATER. Under the EVEN setting, the controller will only water on even days of the month (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.). Under the ODD setting, the controller will only water on the odd days of the month (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.). If you are using an ODD schedule, the ProLine® controller will not water on the 31st day of a month and February 29th of a leap year to prevent two consecutive watering days (31st and 1st or 29th and 1st). When the display shows the ODD or EVEN option you would like, rotate the dial to any position to save the setting.

2.5 Omit Times/Days/Dates (Optional)

The omit settings are used to set a watering blackout period. For example, if you live in a municipality that restricts outdoor watering between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, you can blackout that time period. If a watering program in progress is paused for a blackout period, the display will read OMITTIME. The watering cycle will automatically resume at the end of the blackout period. Use the UP or DOWN buttons to select OMIT:TIME, OMIT:DAYS, and OMIT:DATES. You may choose any or all of these omit options.

If you want a watering blackout for the same period each day, select OMIT:TIME. Then push NEXT. A forward (>) arrow indicates the beginning time for the blackout. Use UP and DOWN arrow buttons to set beginning time. Then push NEXT. A reverse arrow (<) indicates the end time for the blackout. Use UP and DOWN buttons to set ending time. The OMIT:TIME function will pause any active watering program until the blackout period has expired. Scrolling the beginning time (forward arrow) between 12:00 am and 11:50 pm causes NONE SET to appear and clears the omit time.

If you want to omit a specific day or days each week from watering schedules, select OMIT:DAYS with the UP and DOWN buttons. Then push NEXT. Display will show a day of the week with Omit or Allow flashing. Use UP and DOWN buttons to select Omit or Allow. Use NEXT or BACK to scroll between days of the week. Omitted days will not be visible at the top of the display. Any running program will be stopped at midnight in order to honor omit days or dates. Programs scheduled to start on an omit day will be skipped.

If you want to omit specific dates during the year, select OMIT: DATES. Then push NEXT. Enter the month and date. Push NEXT to enter up to 15 dates. Scrolling the month value between 12 and 1 causes mm/dd to appear and clears the omitted date. Any running user program will be stopped at midnight in order to honor omit days or dates.

NOTE: The controller can still manually run zones during an omitted period.

2.6 Monthly % Adjust (Optional)

The Monthly % Adjust feature allows the user to modify zone run times by program for each month to easily adjust watering for seasonal climate changes. The time programmed for each zone in ZONE RUN TIMES is always the value for the 100% setting in Monthly % Adjust.

The adjustment ranges from 0 to 300%, in 5% increments. Use UP and DOWN buttons to select the % desired. Press PGM to choose program.

PROGRAMMING IS COMPLETE. RETURN THE DIAL TO THE RUN POSITION.

3.0 Manual Start Functions

The ProLine™ controller has three dial positions for manual system starts:

3.1 Manual Zone

Manual Zone allows user to water a single zone for specified period of time. Use NEXT and BACK buttons to select zone. Use UP and DOWN buttons to select run time for the zone. A zone can be operated with the Manual Zone function regardless of whether the zone has an assigned run time. You must return dial to RUN for Manual Zone operation to begin. All manual watering operations will override watering day settings, omit settings, and rain/freeze events.

3.2 Manual Test

The Manual Test can be used to set a test run time for all zones which have an assigned zone run time in any program. Any zone without an assigned zone run time will NOT run in the Manual Test. Use UP and DOWN buttons to set Manual Test run time. The Manual Test can be set to run a minimum of 10 seconds or a maximum of 10 minutes. You must return dial to RUN for Manual Test operation to begin.

Manual Test will detect open circuits (less than 30 mA draw) on any used zone or a short on any output (master valve or zone). If the display indicates FAULT while running a Manual Test, refer to Advanced Functions to identify the FAULT.

3.3 Manual Program

Manual Program allows you to start any program set up in the controller; A, B, C or D. Zones will run for the time set at Zone Run Times for the selected program.

  • Turn dial to Manual Program. OFF will appear in the screen.
  • Use UP and DOWN buttons to select the program you want to run (PROG A, B, C or D)
  • Return dial to RUN. Program will commence watering. At the end of the manual watering cycle, the controller will return to automatic RUN mode.
1 amp = 1,000 milliamps
0.250 A = 250 mA
0.500 A = 500 mA
0.750 A = 750 mA
1.000 A = 1,000 mA

4.0 System Diagnostics and Eco Features

Your ProLine™ controller has both System Diagnostic and Eco Friendly dial positions:

4.1 Multimeter

Outputs

Turn dial to Multimeter position. Outputs will appear on the screen. Push the NEXT button to check the amperage output for the MV (master valve) and each numbered zone. Typical range is .150 to .350 Amps. Anything less than .03 Amps is considered an open circuit for that zone. If an Open or Short fault message appears during this testing, the fault indication is identifying the electrical problem (short circuit or open circuit) with the zone. Note: If you have more than one valve on a zone, the ProLine® controller will measure total current for the combined valves.

24V Power

To check transformer voltage, turn dial to Multimeter. Outputs will appear in the screen. Press the UP button until you get 24V Power. Push Next button once to read output voltage for the transformer. Normal reading is 24 to 30 volts AC.

4.2 Valve Locator

This patented feature will rapidly cycle power to a solenoid valve to create a “chatter” for a selected valve as a convenient method of locating buried valves. Use NEXT button to scroll to the valve you want to “chatter”. You will need to turn off the main water valve for the Valve Locator feature to work properly.

Note: As many valves are located underground, the sound may be dampened. If this is the case, you will need to listen carefully for the valve “chatter”.

Note: In order for the locator feature to work, you will need to turn off the system water pressure at the manual cut-off valve or water meter. Pressure must be off while attempting to “chatter” a valve. The ProLine® controller will automatically sequence “chatter” to each valve including the master valve(s).

4.3 Sensor Operation

Sensor

The Sensor Operation function is used to omit selected zones from sensor shutdown during rain or freeze conditions. Factory default is all zones included for sensor shutdown. If you have zones like potted plants under cover, you may wish to omit those zones from sensor shutdown. Turn dial to Sensor Operation. Push NEXT button to view SENSOR and NEXT again to view first zone. Use UP or DOWN buttons to select sensor ON or OFF for the zone. OFF means the zone WILL WATER during sensor shutdown.

RFS

ProLine® controllers can utilize the RFS Sensor for Rain and Freeze Shutdown. This means that you can take advantage of differentiating between Rain and Freeze events, unlike standard sensors on the market. Another powerful feature is the ability to extend a Rain shutdown event beyond the short time the Rain sensor is actually wet, saving even more water.

Press the NEXT button at SLW to display DELAY. Press NEXT again to display the number of hours the controller will suspend irrigation after the Rain sensor has dried out. The factory default is 48 hours.

RAIN and FREEZE selections work the same as SENSOR described above, however allow you to differentiate between rain and freeze events. For example, you may want your potted plants to irrigate during rain but not during a freeze.

4.4 Run and Soak Cycles

The Run and Soak Cycles setting allows you to set a variable run and pause time for each program. Run/Soak cycles are used to break up long run times which can often cause wasteful runoff. This feature is especially useful in areas that have slopes or dense soil.

Turn dial to Run and Soak Cycles. Use PGM button to select the program you want. Press the NEXT button when the display reads RUN to set the run time. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to enter the amount of time you would like system to run before pausing. If you are unsure of how long the system should run before pausing use the Manual Program feature to run the program until the soil becomes saturated and run off begins forming. Selectable times for RUN range from OFF to 30 minutes, adjustable in 1 minute increments. The default for the controller is OFF. Once you have entered in the run time desired, press the BACK button. The value flashing will be saved.

After the RUN time has been configured, press the UP or DOWN button so that the display reads SOAK. Press the NEXT button to alter the SOAK time. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to adjust the soak time. Selectable times for soaking range from OFF to 2 hours, adjustable in 1 minute increments. A good rule of thumb for setting the soak time is twice the run time. The default setting for SOAK is OFF.

Note: Adjusting the Run and Soak Cycles setting will increase the total amount of elapsed time before a program is complete. For example, a zone run time is programmed to run for 15 minutes and set to Run/Soak cycle is set to run for 5 minutes and soak for 10 minutes. The system will irrigate for 5 minutes and then pause for 10 minutes three times so that the system was irrigating for a total of 15 minutes. However, the total time elapsed will be 45 minutes, due to the 3, 10-minute pauses (30 minutes) required.

5.0 Advanced Functions

The Advanced Functions provides additional information and allow more technical inputs commonly used by professional installers. Advanced Functions contains menus within menus. To advance to a sub-menu, press the NEXT button. Each press of the BACK button will return you to a higher level until the top level of the Advanced Functions dial position is reached.

Refer to the chart to the right for the location of features within the menus.


5.1 FAULTS

This feature is used to identify problems that may require attention or repair to ensure proper operation of the system. Use NEXT button to view the type of fault. If more than one fault exists, you can use the UP and DOWN buttons to scroll through additional faults. Pressing the NEXT button while a fault message is shown cause the display to show the CLEAR prompt. Pressing the NEXT button again while the CLEAR prompt is shown will erase the fault from the controller’s memory and cause the FAULT icon to disappear. If you do not wish to clear a fault, pressing the BACK, UP, or DOWN button will take you back to the fault type menu. If the cause of the fault is not corrected, the controller will continue to skip watering a zone with a fault and will resume the flashing FAULT icon on the display once the zone becomes active and the same fault is detected again.

5.2 OPEN CIRCUIT FAULT

This is a user selectable feature that sends a fault message for zones that detect no electrical load. From the Advanced Functions dial position press the UP button until the “OPEN FLT” menu is displayed. Press the NEXT button to enter the menu and the UP or DOWN buttons to select on or off for the alert.

5.3 LANGUAGE

In addition to being able to change the controller’s menu languages by using the LANGUAGE button, they can be set in this menu. The language options in this menu are the same as those provided by the LANGUAGE button. The available languages are English, Spanish (Español), Italian (Italiano), Portuguese (Português), or German (Deutsche). Press the BACK button when the display reads your desired selection.

5.4 UNITS

This setting allows for you to choose either STANDARD (United States customary units) or METRIC. Press the BACK button when the display reads your desired selection.

5.5 DEFAULT

This is an optional function that allows the user to store a program that can be retrieved later if it is inadvertently deleted or changed. Once the controller has been programmed, go to Advanced Functions and select DEFAULT. Press NEXT and STORE will appear on the display. Pressing NEXT one more time will show the CONFIRM prompt; press NEXT to proceed or BACK to exit the prompt. Pressing NEXT at the CONFIRM prompt will cause the display to read COMPLETE to show that you have successfully stored the program. Press the BACK button any time after the display shows COMPLETE to return to the Advanced Functions.

If the controller has had the operating program changed and you want to return to the stored program, go to DEFAULT, press NEXT and then of the arrow buttons. The display will show RETRIEVE. Pressing NEXT one more time will show the CONFIRM prompt; press NEXT to proceed or BACK to exit the prompt. Pressing NEXT at the CONFIRM prompt will cause the display to read COMPLETE to show that you have successfully restored the program default program to the operating program. Press the BACK button any time after the display shows COMPLETE to return to the Advanced Functions.

5.6 GROW-IN

Grow In allows you to set up a new landscape grow-in watering program that will automatically expire after a set number of days that you select. At the end of your selected grow-in period, the controller will automatically retrieve your long-term watering program to avoid the necessity of having to return to the controller.

  1. Set up your long-term watering program.
  2. Go to Advanced Functions and select DEFAULT. Press NEXT and STORE will appear on the display. Press the NEXT button and the screen will display CONFIRM, press the NEXT button once more and within a few seconds the display will read COMPLETE to confirm that you have successfully stored your program.
  3. Set up your temporary Grow-In program.
  4. Go to Advanced Functions and select GROW IN. Press NEXT once to view default days for grow in. Use UP and DOWN buttons to select 1 to 99 days for the grow in period. At the end of your grow in, the controller will automatically retrieve the DEFAULT program stored in Step 2. Return dial to Run.

5.7 ABOUT

Provides information on software version in the ProLine® controller.

5.7.1 MODEL

Displays the model name of the controller.

5.7.2 VERSION

Displays current version of the controller’s software.

5.7.3 BUILD

Displays current build version of the controller.

5.7.4 SER NUM

Displays the controller’s serial number.

5.7.5 HW VERSION

Displays the hardware version of the controller.

5.7.6 NUM ZONES

Displays the maximum number of zones that can be created.

5.7.7 EEPROM

Displays the amount of EEPROM available in bytes.

5.7.8 SLHUB VER

Displays the version of the RFS weather sensor. NI is show if this is not installed.

5.7.9 SLHUB BLD

Displays the build version of the RFS weather sensor. NI is show if this is not installed.

5.7.10 SLAC B VER

Displays the version of the aircard. NI is show if this is not installed.

5.7.11 SLAC B BLD

Displays the build version of the aircard. NI is show if this is not installed.

5.7.12 Z96 TYPE

Displays the decoder manager type if SmartWire equipped.

5.7.13 Z96 VERS

The display reads Z96 VERS here.

5.8 MODBUS

5.8.1 SHORT ADD

This displays a static address along with a user programmable address to integrate with third party software.

5.9 CLR ALL

This feature is similar to CLR PGM except that it clears all user programmed data for all four programs and returns most Advanced Functions changes to factory defaults.

Turn the dial to Advanced Functions and use and use the UP button to navigate to CLR ALL. Press the NEXT button and the screen will display CONFIRM. Press the NEXT button once more and the display will show CLEARING when finished to confirm that all programs have been cleared.

5.10 CLR PGM

This feature allows the user to clear all programmed values specific to a selected program. All zone run times and daily start times will be set to OFF; watering days will default to Days of the Week (all on); Season % will equal 100% for all months and Run/Soak will be OFF. Omit times/days are not reset when clearing a program.

Turn the dial to Advanced Functions and use the UP button to navigate to CLR PGM. Press the NEXT button and the display will read CONFIRM. Use the PGM button to select the program (A, B, C or D) to be cleared. Press the NEXT button and when the selected program has been cleared from the panel the display will read COMPLETE.

Repeat these steps to clear each individual program to be reset.

5.11 CON PGM

Programs will prioritize in the order of Programs Start Times, unless they are all set to start at the same time. In this example the priority would be pgm D, and then A, B and C. Program D is set to the highest priority.

5.12 NC/NO MV

Enter this menu to select between normally open or normally closed master valves for MV1 and MV2. Check with your valve manufacturer on the Model that has been installed to ensure the correct selection has been made. Normally Closed Master Valve requires the controller to send a 24VAC signal to activate the solenoid and open the valve to deliver water downstream to the zone valves. A Normally Open Master Valve will remain open at all times on the system without requiring a 24VAC signal to allow access to water in the mainline for Quick Coupler Valves or Hose Bibs connected throughout the system.

5.13 MV/ZONE

This feature allows you to select which master valve(s) to be assigned for each zone operation. The default is MV1. The other options are MV2, BOTH, OFF.
Caution: If an unused zone is turned on and activates a pump start relay, the pump may overheat or cause a pipe to burst. To prevent operating a pump with no flow (dead heading), make sure all unused zones are set to OFF.

5.14 MV/ZN DLY

This function allows the user to set a delay time between the opening of the master valve and the opening of the first zone valve as well as a delay between the closing of the last zone valve and the closing of the master valve.

Use the NEXT button to enter menu. Select setting for the ON Delay or OFF Delay by pressing NEXT. Use UP and DOWN buttons to select delay time. Use UP and DOWN buttons to set ON Delay time from 0 seconds to 1 minute in 1 second increments. OFF Delay can be set from 0 seconds to 3 minutes in 1 second increments.

Note: The Master Valve/Pump Start circuit will operate 2 seconds prior to program operation and 5 seconds after program completion. This On/Off time delay aids zone valve operation and prevents unnecessary cycling of the pump.

5.15 MV2 ZONE

A second master valve circuit can be enabled in this menu by designating a zone valve to be MV2

5.16 ZN/ZN DLY

This function allows user to set delay times between zone starts for use in systems with slow closing valves or pump systems that are operating near maximum flow or have slow well recovery. Use UP and DOWN buttons to change value. Adjustable in one-minute increments from 0 (the controller default setting) to 30 minutes; adjustable in 10 minute increments from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

5.17 NUM START

This feature allows you to select the number of Watering Program Start Times that you want to appear at Program Start Times on the dial. The default number of start times shown is 3. To select 1 to 8 start times, go to Advanced Functions, NUM STRT. Press Next to view the default of 3 start times. Scroll the UP/DOWN buttons to select 1 to 8 start times to be visible on the dial. Return the dial to Run.

5.18 DS TIME

Your ProLine® controller can automatically adjust the time for daylight saving time (DST). The factory default setting is OFF and has been preset for the current USA schedule. To turn DST adjust ON, press the next button at DS TIME, the NEXT button at ON/OFF then select ON.

The DS Time feature can be customized to match any international DST schedule. Press the NEXT button at DS TIME in advanced functions. Select DS SETUP and press the NEXT button again. You will be prompted to enter the START schedule (time of day is moved ahead 1 hour per START schedule), and the STOP schedule (time of day is moved back 1 hour per STOP schedule). DST start and stop are formatted with the the Week (first, second, third, last), the Day (Sun-Sat) and the Month (Jan-Dec). All DS Time adjustments are made at 2 am. To return the DS Time schedule back to the USA factory default, use the US DEFLT option.

5.18.1 DST ON/OFF

If you would like for your controller to automatically set the time of day on the occurrence of Daylight Saving Time, make sure it is turned on in this menu

5.18.2 DS SETUP

Your controller is programmed with the a default of starting Daylight Saving Time starting on the second Sunday in March and ending on the first Sunday in November. If you would like to adjust these settings, you may do so in this menu.

5.19 FLOW

NOTE: Flow menus require the addition of a SmartLink Aircard with FLOW capabilities.

5.19.1 HIGH PK

Shows the highest flow value for each individual zone, can scroll through each zone for a 7-day history.

5.19.2 CLR FLOW

Clears All flow data from the controller.

5.19.3 SETTINGS

Allows the user to set Flow parameters.

5.19.3.1 FLOW PPG

A settable value that lets the controller know how many pulses to expect per gallon.

5.19.3.2 SENSOR

Lets the user select a custom sensor or one of our preset flow sensor types.

5.19.3.3 SHUTDOWN

Allows the user to select if the controller should shut down operation per zone or by system.

5.19.3.4 LINEFILL

The time it takes for the system to purge air and completely fill the piping with water.

5.19.3.5 SAMPLE T

How often the controller reads flow pulses from the Aircard.

5.19.3.6 LEAK DET

A settable value that determines when the controller will produce a Leak Detect fault.

5.19.3.7 LOW LMT

The lowest flow value the controller can sense without producing a fault.

5.19.3.8 HIGH LMT

The highest flow value the controller can sense without producing a fault.

5.19.4 TOT FLOW

Shows the daily total flow for each zone. Can scroll through each zone for a 7-day history.

5.19.5 LOW PK

Shows the lowest flow value for each individual zone, can scroll through each zone for a 7-day history.

5.20 SLW

5.20.1 RAIN

The rain selection is on/off toggle to override the RFS/SLW sensor feature for selected zones. Factory default is ON for all zones.

5.20.2 FREEZE

The freeze selection is on/off toggle to override the RFS/SLW freeze sensor feature for selected zones. Factory default is ON for all zones.

5.20.3 DELAY

This feature allows the user to adjust the factory set 48 hour watering delay that will occur after a rain event shutdown if you are using an RFS/SLW Sensor. To eliminate the delay or to reduce or increase the factory default hours, turn the dial to Advanced Functions and use the UP and DOWN buttons to select SLW DLY. Press the NEXT button and 48 hours will show in the display. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to eliminate the delay or to select a different number of hours (0–99 hours). Note: The SLW DLY begins after the RFS/SLW rain sensor has reset following a rain event.

5.21 RAIN DLY

The rain delay feature allows user to globally suspend watering operations for all programs for a selected number of days.

Use UP or DOWN buttons to select 1 to 14 days for watering suspension. The watering blackout will automatically be cleared from the ProLine® controller after the assigned days have expired and watering will resume at the next available start time.

5.22 SKIP CUR

You can increase the skip circuit threshold here. Some accessories, like pump start relays, In rush currents exceed the factory setting of 1.0 Amp for SL800 and 1.5A for all other controllers. The maximum setting for all controller models is 2.5A.

5.23 REVIEW

Turn dial to Advanced Functions. Push NEXT button to access review functions. Use UP/DOWN buttons to select review functions you wish to view.

5.23.1 SLW

5.23.2.1 LASTCOM

This feature records time elapsed since last successful communication between the weather station and control panel.

5.23.2.2 BATTERY

Check the battery status in your wireless weather station here.

5.23.2 TOTL RUN

TOTL RUN is the total run time for each zone since the date shown (default date in the ProLine® controller is January 1, 2000 shown as 01/01/00). After you select TOTL RUN with the UP button, use NEXT to view the date when TOTL RUN accumulation began. Use NEXT again to view the total run times for each zone.

You can use the NEXT and BACK buttons to move through the zones. After you go through all the zone positions, use the NEXT button one more time to take you back to the TOTL RUN screen.

5.23.4 CLR TOTL

CLR TOTL is used to clear and reset the total run time for each zone shown in the TOTL RUN menu.

From the CLR TOTL menu, press NEXT and the display will show KEEP. If you want to clear the TOTL RUN time and reset the accumulation date, press either the UP or DOWN button to display CLEAR. With CLEAR showing in the display, either press NEXT or BACK or turn the dial to complete the clearing and resetting. This feature will stop accumulations on a zone after 235 hours of cumulative zone run time.

6.0 Troubleshooting the Controller

Total Reset Procedure for Controllers 🔗

Watering Cycle Pause Functions 🔗

Changing SLW or RFS5 Batteries 🔗

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