> 5.1 TESTS
Advanced Menu provides additional information and allows more technical inputs commonly used by professional installers. Advanced Menu 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 Menu dial position is reached.
Refer to the chart below for the location of features within the
Your SmartLine® controller can assist you with several diagnostic functions by pressing NEXT when TESTS appears.
Use the UP to select OUTPUTS function. Then use NEXT and BACK buttons to scroll through MV and Zone Valves to view AC Amp reading for each valve. Scroll BACK to OUTPUTS display to move to next diagnostic function. Typical range is .15 to .35 Amps per valve with a valve connected. An OPEN or SHORT message indicates a problem with a zone. Note: If you have more than one valve on a zone, the SmartLine® controller will measure total current for the combined valves.
Use the UP button to select BATTERY (applies to SL1600, SL4800 & SL9600TW only), Push the Next button once to read battery voltage status. A minimum of 7.5V is required to operate the screen. SmartLine® controllers use a Real Time Calendar Clock instead of a backup battery to maintain correct time during a
power outage. A battery is only necessary for viewing the screen and programming when the panel is removed from the housing.
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
SmartLine® controller will automatically sequence "chatter" to each valve including the master valve(s).
5.1.3 24V PWR
Use the UP button to select 24V PWR. Push Next button once to read output voltage for the transformer. Normal reading is 24 to 30 volts AC.
This feature will 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.”
This feature is used to identify problems that may require attention or repair to insure 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 search for additional faults. Use the NEXT button to view the type of fault. If more than one fault exists, you can use the UP and DOWN buttons to search for additional faults. Use the NEXT button on the fault description currently displayed and the screen will read CLEAR, press the NEXT button to CLEAR the fault and the fault icon on the display will disappear. However, 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 each time that zone is operated. If additional faults are present repeat the
procedure to remove them from the panel. Once the faults have been cleared the screen will read, no faults present. However, 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 each time that zone is operated.
|ZONE XX SHORT
|OUTPUT SHORT CIRCUIT: A load placed on any output that results in a current draw exceeding the skip current setting will result in a fault after the output is turned on. The output will be skipped until the next watering program attempts to use it. If the MV/P output is shorted, all zones using it will effectively be skipped. The fault indication can be manually cleared or will be automatically cleared if the short condition goes away and the output turns on successfully.|
|ZONE XX OPEN
|OUTPUT OPEN CIRCUIT: If a zone has a current draw less than 0.03 Amps a zone open fault is created, but operation continues normally. The fault can be manually cleared or will automatically clear if a load exceeding 25 mA is placed on the output and the output turns on successfully.|
|NO RECENT CONTACT
WITH Weather Sensor
|COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE: If the SmartLine® controller is in SMART mode and the daily high/low temperature has not been received by midnight, this communication fault is set. Also, if the battery in the SLW Weather Sensor is dead, the communication fault is set. If up to 5 days pass ithout communication, the controller will revert to the BASIC mode Zone Run Times. The fault indication can be manually cleared or will clear automatically once communication is received.|
|REMOTE BATTERY FAILURE||If the SmartLine® controller receives communication from the SLW Weather Sensor that indicates the remote battery is low, the fault is set. The fault indication can be manually cleared or will clear automatically if the SLW
Weather Sensor sends another message that indicates a good battery. The fault will also clear if no communication is received for a full day (i.e. communication failure). See Section 6.3 Replacing SLW Series Weather Sensor Battery.
|ZONE XX INSUFFICIENT
|INSUFFICIENT WATERING OPPORTUNITY: If the SmartLine® controller is in SMART mode, and a daily deficit is calculated that results in a zone watering deficit in excess of the 1.5” maximum, the deficit is capped to the maximum
and the fault is set. The fault will clear automatically if the deficit drops below 1.5 or can be cleared manually.
5.3 OPEN CIRCUIT FAULT
This is a user selectable feature that sends a fault message for zones that detect no electrical load. From the ADVANCED MENU 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.
English, Espanol (Spanish), Italiano (Italian), Portuguese, or Francais (French) may be selected.
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.
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 Menu 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. If the controller has had the operating program changed and you want to return to the stored program, go to DEFAULT, press NEXT and one of the arrow buttons. The display will show RETRIEVE. Press NEXT and the display will show CONFIRM, press the NEXT button once more and within a few seconds the display will read COMPLETE to
confirm that you have successfully restored your program.
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
Step 1: Set up your long-term SMART or BASIC watering program.
Step 2: Go to Advanced Menu 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.
Step 3: Set up your temporary Grow-In program.
Step 4: Go to Advanced Menu 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 long-term program stored in Step 2. Return dial to Run.
Provides information on software version in the SmartLine® controller.
Displays the model name of the controller.
Displays current version of the controller’s software.
Displays current build version of the controller.
5.8.4 SER NUM
Displays the controller’s serial number.
5.8.5 HW VERSION
Displays the hardware version of the controller.
5.8.6 NUM ZONES
Displays the maximum number of zones that can be created.
Displays the amount of EEPROM available in bytes.
5.8.8 SLHUB VER
Displays the version of the RFS weather sensor. NI is show if this is not installed.
5.8.9 SLHUB BLD
Displays the build version of the RFS weather sensor. NI is show if this is not installed.
5.8.10 SLAC B VER
Displays the version of the aircard. NI is show if this is not installed.
5.8.11 SLAC B BLD
Displays the build version of the aircard. NI is show if this is not installed.
5.8.12 Z96 TYPE
Displays the decoder manager type if SmartWire equipped.
5.8.13 Z96 VERS
The display reads Z96 VERS here.
5.9.1 SHORT ADD
This displays a static address along with a user programmable address to integrate with third party software.
5.10 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 Menu changes to factory defaults. Turn the dial to Advanced Menu 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.
5.11 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 Menu 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.
5.12 CON PGM
Select the ability to run 1, 2, 3, or all 4 programs simultaneously. Default is two simultaneous programs. Programs will prioritize with the order of priority being: A, B, C, D.
5.13 NC/NO MV
Enter this menu to select between normally open or normally closed master valves for MV1 and MV2.
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.
5.15 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.
5.16 MV2 ZONE
A second master valve circuit can be enabled in this menu by designating a zone valve to be MV2
5.17 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 SmartLine® controller default setting) to 30 minutes; adjustable in 10 minute increments from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
5.18 NUM START
This SmartLine® 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.
5.19 DS TIME
Your SmartLine® 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.
5.19.1 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.
5.19.2 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.
The purpose of Run/Soak is to break up long run times that often cause wasteful runoff. The Run/Soak is programmable for each program if you are using the BASIC watering mode. Note: If you are using SMART, these inputs are not used since the Run/Soak period is automatically calculated.
Turn the dial to Advanced Menu and use the UP button to navigate to RUN/SOAK. Press the NEXT button and the screen will display RUN, now press the PGM button to select the program you wish to set the RUN feature. After the program has been selected, press the NEXT button and then using the UP or the
DOWN button adjust the RUN value. **NOTE: the RUN time can be set from OFF to 30 minutes (SmartLine® controller default is OFF). Once completed, press the BACK button and the screen will again display RUN, now press the UP or the DOWN button and the screen will display SOAK. Press the NEXT button to enter the SOAK feature and then using the UP or the DOWN button adjust the SOAK value. **Note: the SOAK time can be set from OFF to 2 hours in one-minute increments. Repeat these steps for adjusting multiple programs within the panel.
Sensor is an ON/OFF toggle to override the SEN terminals rain/freeze functions on selected zones. Factory default is ON.
5.22 MIN DEF
This feature allows a Minimum Deficit to be set. The feature requires that a zone deficit be greater than the MIN DEF setting in order to run during a scheduled program. The setting is global for all zones in SMART. The range for the global setting is 0.00 to 0.50 inches. The factory default is 0.15 inches.
The Flow menu must be accessed by first activating a SmartLink Flow Aircard connected to the controller.
5.23.1 HIGH PK
Shows the highest flow value for each individual zone, can scroll through each zone for a 7-day history.
5.23.2 CLR FLOW
Clears All flow data from the controller.
Allows the user to set Flow parameters.
126.96.36.199 FLOW PPG
A settable value that lets the controller know how many pulses to expect per gallon.
Lets the user select a custom sensor or one of our preset flow sensor types.
Allows the user to select if the controller should shut down operation per zone or by system.
The time it takes for the system to completely fill the line.
188.8.131.52 SAMPLE T
How often the controller reads flow pulses from the Aircard.
184.108.40.206 LEAK DET
A settable value that determines when the controller will produce a Leak Detect fault.
220.127.116.11 LOW LMT
The lowest flow value the controller can sense without producing a fault.
18.104.22.168 HIGH LMT
The highest flow value the controller can sense without producing a fault.
5.23.4 TOT FLOW
Shows the daily total flow for each zone. Can scroll through each zone for a 7-day history.
5.23.5 LOW PK
Shows the lowest flow value for each individual zone, can scroll
through each zone for a 7-day history.
The rain selection is on/off toggle to override the SLW sensor feature for selected zones. Factory default is ON for all zones.
The freeze selection is on/off toggle to override the SLW freeze sensor feature for selected zones. Factory default is ON for all zones.
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 SLW Weather Sensor. To eliminate the delay or to reduce or increase the factory default hours, turn the dial to Advanced Menu and use an UP and DOWN button 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 SLW rain sensor has reset following a rain event. Accumulation of new water deficits will not begin until after the SLW DLY has cleared.
5.25 RAIN DLY
The rain delay feature allows user to globally suspend watering operations for all programs for a selected number of days in either the BASIC or SMART watering modes.
Use UP or DOWN buttons to select 1 to 14 days for watering suspension. The watering blackout will automatically be cleared from the SmartLine® controller after the assigned days have expired and watering will resume at the next available start time. SMART watering deficits will reset at zero and will not resume accumulation until the delay has ended.
5.26 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.
Turn dial to Advanced Menu. Push NEXT button to access review functions. Use UP/DOWN buttons to select review functions you wish to view.
TEMP/DATA provides the daily high/low temperature readings in Fahrenheit (Celsius for 230V applications. Celsius is set using METRIC under UNITS menu) from the SLW Weather Sensor for the past 5 days. Press NEXT to view daily high and low readings for the prior day. Continue pressing NEXT to view up to 7 days of temperature history.
This feature records time elapsed since last successful communication between the weather station and control panel.
Check the battery status in your wireless weather station here.
5.27.3 NEXT RUN
NEXT RUN is the total amount of run time SMART has calculated for each zone based on ET deficits and SMART system audit information entered on the SMART side of the dial. NEXT RUN is calculated and revised each night at midnight 365 days per year. The cumulative run time will carry forward until the next scheduled watering cycle. NEXT RUN times will return to zero after each watering cycle. To review NEXT RUN, turn the dial to Advanced Menu. Use the UP arrow button to access Review and then use the
NEXT and BACK buttons to scroll through the zones.
This feature allows the user to review expected Run/Soak schedules that will occur when the controller is in the SMART mode. Turn the dial to Advanced Menu. Use the UP button to go to REVIEW and press the NEXT button. Use the UP button to advance to RUN/SOAK. Press the NEXT button and zone 01 will show in the display. Press NEXT again and RUN with a time will show. This is the maximum RUN time the controller can do in SMART before going to SOAK. Press NEXT again and SOAK will show in the display with a time. This is the minimum time the zone must soak before it is ready to run again. SMART Run/Soak times can be changed by adjusting the soil and slope settings at SOIL TYPE on the programming dial. The times are also affected by adjusting the SPRINKLER TYPE setting on the dial for precipitation rate.
Deficit is the amount of water (displayed in inches) that needs to be replaced for your plant material due to water loss through evapotranspiration – evaporation from soil and transpiration from plants. Your SmartLine® controller will calculate the water deficit each day at midnight based on data communicated to it by the SLW series Weather Sensor. The water deficit will continue to accumulate until the next scheduled watering cycle and will return to a zero reading when watering is finished. The SmartLine®
controller uses an internationally recognized formula called the Hargreaves formula for calculating evapotranspiration.
During a rain event, deficits will decrease to zero. SmartLine® will not begin calculating deficits and run times again until the ACTIVE LED goes back to green after the SLW DLY.
If you wish to change the deficit numbers, press and hold down either the UP or DOWN button for 5 seconds. This allows you to use the DOWN button to reduce the latest deficit for the zone to as low as 0 inches.
This is the computed runtime based on the deficit for the next scheduled run.
5.27.7 TOTL RUN
TOTL RUN is the total run time for each zone since the date shown (default date in the SmartLine® controller is January 1, 2000 shown as 01/01/00). You can review TOTL RUN for either the BASIC or SMART modes. 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.
5.27.8 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 255 hours of cumulative zone run time.
5.27.9 CLR DEF
To clear deficits, press NEXT. Use UP or DOWN buttons to select KEEP or CLEAR. Press NEXT or BACK to exit CLEAR DEFICITS.
CLR WIFI will reset the wifi connection to factory default. The controller must be re-activated on a local a wifi network to connect to the SmartLink phone app.