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Hunter X Core

The Hunter X Core Irrigation Controllers are available to buy at Sprinkler Irrigation Systems and is the “Smart” Choice for Entry-Level Residential Control

This entry-level residential controller offers simple operation with “smart” Solar Sync compatibility. With easy-to-configure control for up to 8 stations, including 3 programs and 4 start times each, the Hunter X-Core is the perfect solution for residential applications. Plug in the revolutionary Solar Sync ET sensor and the Hunter X Core is converted into a “smart controller” that regulates irrigation runtimes based on locally measured weather. Hunter X Core is also compatible with Hunter remotes for quick, wireless activation of irrigation. Installation, operation and maintenance are designed to be simple while still delivering optimal efficiency and reliability.

Searching for a hard working, entry-level residential controller? Hunter X-Core Irrigation Controller is on the case. Hunter’s popular XC controller is now the X Core. Plug in the revolutionary Solar Sync ET sensor and the X-Core Irrigation Controller is converted into a Smart controller, using advanced water conservation technology and regulating irrigation runtimes based on locally measured weather. Installation and maintenance are simple with Hunter remote capability, accessible through the optional SmartPort®. Control up to 8 stations with 3 programs and 4 start times each.


Hunter X Core Irrigation Controller

Standard Features

• Indoor and outdoor models, 2 to 8 stations

• 3 programs, A, B, C

• Start times: 4 per day, per program for up to 12 daily starts

• 3 solenoids on simultaneously

• Station run time: 0 minutes to 4 hours in 1-minute increments

Easy Retrieve Memory

A manual back-up utility that stores complete controller scheduling and setup information in back-up memory. This allows the saved watering schedule to be restored at any time. This can be used to set a controller back to its initial settings after tampering or at the beginning of a new season.

Programmable rain delay

The Programmable Rain Delay feature incorporates a user specified number of days to keep the controller in the OFF mode, then allows for the system to automatically revert back to scheduled irrigation. This will prevent watering during an extended period of inclement weather, but will resume watering automatically without requiring a return visit to the controller. The controller displays the number of days remaining before watering resumes.

Quick Check

The Quick Check feature makes a quick diagnosis of field wiring issues easy to assess with the push of a button. Quick Check displays an ERR message when a field wiring short is detected on a particular station number.

Seasonal Adjustment: Global or automatic updates with Solar Sync

This feature allows for quick adjustments to irrigation run times through a percentage scale. During peak season, set the seasonal adjustment to 100%. If weather conditions require less water, enter the appropriate percentage value (i.e. 50%) to cut down irrigation run times without the need to adjust each station in the program.  This model offers two different ways to use Seasonal Adjustment to reduce water usage: Global and Daily.

Global: The Global option provides a Seasonal Adjustment percentage to all station Run Times on all of the controller’s Programs.

Automatically Daily: With the addition of a Solar Sync ET sensor, the controller has the ability to implement daily adjustments based on measured local weather.



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