The Automated Valve Control is certainly a special piece of technology. Developed by Sensorian, this little box has a few surprizes hidden beneath the sleek exterior.
Some Technical Specifications:
-Drive 2 or 3 latching solenoids
-Solenoid output power up to 24W
-Adustable solenoid drive pulse output
-On/Off 24hr schedule per valve output
-Forms part of a mesh telemetry network
-Flow Pulse count input
-Pressure transducer input
-Continously battery powered with solar panel and MPPT charger
-NEMA4, IP65 enclosure
-6LowPAN network communication
-5 cycle, 24hr schedule
-Over the air firmware updates support
The AVC paired with the wireless system makes it the only automation and irrigation scheduling system that is offered on one platform. That makes for some effective irrigation scheduling.
The AVC has a sleeker design for those concerned with issues of theft. The KZN build, as pictured above, has been specifically designed to discourage solar panel theft and damage, whilst retaining all the features.
Paired with a pumpstart unit the AVC will operate on virtually any pump system.