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Rain8 X10 Sprinkler Controller
Rain8 X10 Sprinkler Control
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Rain8 Sprinkler Controller & Powerlinc
Item# 3124C
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  • Control sprinkler zones like any other X10 connected device
  • Multiple units can be networked for larger installations
  • Configure entire sprinkler program as a single X10 address, or assign X10 address to each sprinkler zone

Essential Info

Integrate sprinkler or watering system control into your X10 home automation system with the Rain8, a full-featured, 8-zone irrigation controller that accepts and reacts to standard X10 commands. This opens up the world of sprinkler and irrigation system control to anyone with X10 timers, remote controls, even over-the-Internet control using PC-based automation software.

Easy Setup
Setup is easy. All you have to do is momentarily connect the Rain8 to your PC's serial port to assign the X10 address and program cycle durations for each sprinkler zone. Once the X10 address and zone cyle durations have been set, the Rain8 can be disconnected from the PC and will respond to X10 signals just like any other X10-connected device (requires PowerLinc (#1132B) or TW523 (#1135) module, sold separately). The Rain8 does not have to be connected to a PC for everyday operation.


What's Included

  • Rain8
  • PowerLinc module
  • Standard 4 conductor RJ-11 crossover phone cable
  • More Info

    Trigger Either of Two Distinct Programs
    Two distinct programs can be configured, each with its own address — a handy feature if you have different winter and summer watering needs, or night and day watering. For the ultimate in flexibility, you can even assign a unique device code to each sprinkler zone, and water only the zones you want for as long as you want.

    Installation Tips
    The Rain8 is designed for installation in a water-protected location or in a weatherproof enclosure. The sprinkler wiring termination block easily separates from the main Rain8 controller, allowing you to easily modify Rain8 programming without tedious rewiring. Multiple Rain8 modules can be networked together, requiring only one AC transformer and PLC interface.

    Order Together and Save
    To interact with your X10 system, you'll need an X10 interface, like the PowerLinc Module (#1132) included in this kit. For confirmation of your X10 signals, try the Rain8 2-Way X10 Sprinkler Controller & PowerLinc (sold separately).



    WGL Product No.:Rain8
    Electrical:24-27VAC, 50 or 60 Hz
    120VAC to 24V, 20VA, class 2 wall-mounted transformer included
    Controller Current:30 mA
    Sprinkler Valve:Voltage: 24VAC
    Current: 250 mA max. (with supplied transformer)
    Connections:12-place, plug-in terminal strip
    (Two-piece design allows user to unplug controller from sprinkler valve and power wiring)
    PC Connection:RS-232 serial port, DB9
    Dimensions:3.8" x 2.4" x 1.0"
    Weight:4 oz.
    Operating Temperature:20-125°


    Connection Diagram       
    Connection Diagram       


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    HENRY -- cottage grove, OR   9/5/2007
    Will only operate one zone at a time. This is not explained in the owners manual or the catalog.
    GLENN -- walnut creek, CA   6/28/2007
    At first the software that I downloaded was very spotty. It would work the first time you issued the code but not after that. I worked with the technicians and WGLdesigns and they told me to download the new software. It is working great now.
    STEVEN -- gold canyon, AZ   6/21/2007
    Great product. Easy to install, set up and use.
    BRITT -- visalia, CA   9/15/2004
    JOHN -- st paul, MN   8/17/2004
    Works great.
    RICK -- reno, NV   7/20/2004
    So far so good! I really like it. I had a specific technical question on Rain8's ability, and called the company that makes it. They were very helpful, and responded to my questions within a day.
    GLENN -- sammamish, WA   7/18/2004
    Simple to hook up and use.


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