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Automatically Waters Four Zones Up to 6 Times per Day
Melnor 3280 Digital Aqua Timer Watering System with Four Valves
Melnor 3280 Digital Aqua Timer Watering System with Four Valves
Melnor 3280 Digital Aqua Timer Watering System with Four Valves
Item# 41311
Price: $49.96
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  • Automatically water four areas from one faucet
  • Unique manual watering control for unplanned watering
  • Large LCD screen with easy to use programming
  • Retains all programming even through battery change

Essential Info

The four zone Melnor Aqua Timer is one of the most innovative timers available on the market. Program up to four zones to water automatically or switch to manual watering with the twist of a knob. Each independent zone can be easily programmed providing you with total watering control. Eliminate the possibility of overwatering or forgetting to water your lawn - simply set it and forget it. The large LCD screen makes programming up to six independent cycles extremely easy.

  • Water 4 areas from one faucet
  • No extra valves to buy
  • Unique manual watering control
  • Easy to program, Large LCD screen
  • Entire program visible at a glance
  • Metal coupling nut with rubberized grip
  • Retains programming through battery change
  • Rain delay
  • Seven year warranty
  • Automatically Water Up to 6 Times per Day

  • Manuals/Software

    What's Included

  • 1x - Digital Aqua Timer Watering System with Four Valves
  • 1x - User Manual

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Product No3280
    DisplayLarge LCD Screen
    Power SourceTwo AA Batteries (not included)
    Number of ZonesFour
    Number of ValvesFour
    Number of CyclesSix
    ColorGray and Yellow
    Dimensions4.0" H x 3.10" W x 7.90" D
    Manufacturer WarrantySeven Year Limited Warranty
    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Melnor Inc, Tel: (877) 283-0697


    36 Ratings
    5 star: 61%  (22)
    4 star: 17%  (6)
    3 star: 6%  (2)
    2 star: 8%  (3)
    1 star: 8%  (3)
    Average Customer Rating
    (36 customer ratings)
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    J'LENE -- salmon, ID   6/15/2014
    Ti is great and works well.
    MILFORD -- madison, AL   10/14/2013
    Love this item and Smarthome is the only place I have been able to find it.
    JOSE JAVIER -- queretaro, XX   10/4/2013
    Great. I was shopping at smarthome two or more times and always is a nice experience. I also get excellent support from sales department. thanks.
    DEBRA -- sandpoint, ID   9/27/2013
    Arrived quickly. Great price!
    VIKTOR -- wilton, NH   9/2/2013
    Ports 1 and 2 worked fine. However ports 3 & 4 did not shut off at all.Thus I couldn't use the timer at all while I was on vacation. Had to return it for refund.
    Peter -- duncan, BC Canada   8/13/2013
    Terrible battery life. I think that maybe one of the valves a not working right and killing the battery life. I have read other reviews complaining that you might have to return several units until you get a good one. They must not have a very good QA system at the factory for so many units to have these issues. I will probably have to invest a little more money in an Orbit system.
    GREGORY -- eau claire, WI   7/20/2013
    Works great!
    GEORGE A -- lindell beach, BC   7/12/2013
    The overall value very good works great.The time for delivery A1 Thank You All George from Canada
    Wayne H -- Newmarket ON CANADA   7/11/2013
    Just Installed it yesterday and 2 of the 4 valves will not close and stay open when they should be closed according to the settings. Not a good start. Wonder if these are actually checked before they go in the box. I do like the user interface as it is very simple to program and the manual override is a nice feature.
    DAVID -- altoona, WI   7/10/2013
    The system (once set-up) has worked perfectly, but only with these conditions. 1. The valves (zones) are magnetic, so following the manual troubleshooting guide is essential if you need to reset any one of the four valves. 2. The manual does NOT state that turning the program setting to ON affects ONLY that particular program/zone -- so keep this in mind when programming each of the four programs (one zone per program.) I notified the company (which provided a prompt reply) the manual lacked this information (item 2) and they said they would notify that department to update the manual.
    HIROKI -- seattle, WA   7/5/2013
    This is working as well as I expected. -1 star for having the defective item at first, but I was able to get a replacement pretty quickly...
    J. M. -- ahoskie, NC   7/4/2013
    It is a Great Timer for watering your flower beds or Garden. Exceptionally easy to set-up. It will control up to 4 hoses. The product was as described and arrived on time.1
    DENNIS -- des moines, WA   7/4/2013
    As described, easy to program!
    disatisfied -- lantana, Texas   6/30/2013
    Stopped working properly after two weeks. System leaks, and is full of water itself. Please see other reviews on the internet before you buy
    CARLIN -- coulee city, WA   6/28/2013
    So far so good. It is working like a champ. It is a good value for the money.
    MICHAEL -- ironwood, MI   6/28/2013
    Arrived well before due date. Was easy to program and set up. Was so easy to program that I only used directions to check if I had done it correctly. Is working very well and am having no problems. Is well worth the cost and am planning to purchase 2 more to better water my garden.
    HIROKI -- seattle, WA   6/27/2013
    I've been using it for a few weeks now, and it seems to work well. -1 star because the first shipment didn't work, and had to get a replacement...
    NANCY -- sturgis, MI   6/20/2013
    AMAZING!!! I have two of these set up; one for my large garden one for my front lawn, flowerbed soakers, etc. and they are flawless in keeping my precious investment and hard work perfectly watered every morning. Super easy to use!
    PAUL R. -- pacifica, CA   6/1/2013
    Just what it says. Full auto or manual on each individual outlet rather than a central controller that must be reset all the time. I like it and the price was excellent compared to local hardware store and other outlets here in California, USA. PRF
    MICHAEL -- richmond, VA   5/31/2013
    I love it. Easy to use and figure out. I may even buy the plug in ground sensor soon. The only time it doesn't work is when your spouse turns off the water spigot...


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