The Best Rain Sensors for Your Lawn Sprinkler System

The rain sensor has come a long way since it first became popular about 15 years ago. That's why Blue Sky Rain offers its customers the best wireless rain sensor on the market: the Hunter Wireless Rain Clik. This incredible tool is an affordable, easy-to-use, and reliable way to make sure your sprinkler system doesn't run in the rain. It works with a hygroscopic disc system, which is accurate and dependable.

The wired rain sensor requires a cable to be passed between the sensor and the sprinkler system controller. This means you should install it in a place that allows you to pass the cable without exposing it to damage from lawnmowers or other devices. Make sure there is enough length for a proper connection when extending the cables between the sensor and the controller. The most common rain sensor models use an absorbent disc that swells when it gets wet and activates an electrical switch that overrides the irrigation system.

The disc shrinks as it dries, allowing the system to operate normally. Other models weigh the amount of water collected or use a set of probes to detect the water level. The rain sensor can be mounted in your yard or house to monitor how much rain your grass receives. It connects to your lawn irrigation system's controller using either a cable or Wi-Fi connection.

The sensor tells the controller to adjust irrigation times automatically depending on the amount of rain. The rainfall setpoint determines how much rain is needed before the rain sensor bypasses the sprinkler system (prevents it from working). With Kansas's unpredictable and often extreme weather, installing weather sensors in your lawn sprinkler system is an easy way to make sure your garden is properly watered without wasting water. We recommend mounting it high enough so that it won't interfere with performance, but low enough to make it easy to change the battery.

The Rain Bird rain sensor has revolutionary features that give you greater control of your sprinkler system. By connecting sensors to the system controller, you can allow it to automatically determine how long it should water and at what times, reducing evaporation and waste caused by rain, wind, moisture, and soil moisture in real time. You'll save water and maintain your lawn if you let a rain sensor manage your sprinklers. No matter what type of rain sensor you choose, all of them offer many advantages compared to not having one connected to your automatic sprinkler system.

Whether it's for a backyard or business, it's essential to install sensors that prevent your sprinkler system from operating unnecessarily in the rain.

Scotty Montelle
Scotty Montelle

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