Price For Both: $174.95
- What's Included
Make sure your lawn and garden plants are watered with a programmable timed sprinkler system that can be set up on your PC and controlled with any INSTEON or X10 controller. The INSTEON/X10 EZFlora 8-Zone Sprinkler Controller is an 8-zone irrigation unit capable of controlling up to eight sprinkler valves, either individually or in program sequences in response to single INSTEON or X10 command, from your PC or a standalone home automation controller. This irrigation controller will work with any standard 24V AC sprinkler system (sold separately), and a free software download is available for easy programming. The Controller requires a 24VAC Transformer / Power Supply (sold separately) to power the sprinkler solenoid valves.
While basic functions can be programmed manually, advanced functionality can be programmed withA PowerLinc Controller - INSTEON USB Interface . If you already have a central automation controller or a software package for your INSTEON network that doesn't have the correct parameters to program the advanced functionality of this device, you can download the free Smartenit Utility Suite which works in conjunction with an INSTEON Powerlinc Modem (2412U, 2413U or 2413S). If you need PC-free operation for simple timers, the SHN Utility Suite also interfaces with the INSTEON Powerlinc Controller.
Note: A PowerLinc Controller - INSTEON USB Interface is needed for the timer programming.
Note: This product is not currently compatible with the INSTEON Hub
Free Windows XP Control and Timer Software Download
Download the free Smartenit Utility Suite below to set up zone programming and timers. This Windows XP utility is compatible with INSTEON and X10 for flexible remote programming and control. You'll appreciate the program's flexibility in setting up cost-saving, energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible irrigation systems. Best of all, the built-in powerline interface stores your timed programs, so you won't need to leave the PC on in order for the system to turn your sprinklers on and off at scheduled times.
Flexible Programming Options
Program the INSTEON/X10 8-Zone Sprinkler Controller to turn your sprinklers on and off at specific times at designated intervals. This will keep your lawn green without overwatering your plants. Set up to four independent irrigation programs for different zones of your yard. One valve is programmable for pump (always on) control, and separate timers are stored to prevent a valve from being left on indefinitely.
INSTEON and X10 Compatible
Built-in technology makes the INSTEON/X10 8-Zone Sprinkler Controller usable immediately with INSTEON commands. Additionally, X10 compatibility and easy X10 coding allow the unit to be usable right away with any X10-supported package. The INSTEON/X10 8-Zone Sprinkler Controller will also act as a repeater of powerline INSTEON signals.
Free Utility Software
Download the free Smartenit Utility Suite software by clicking here.
Manufacturer: Smartenit Manufacturer Product No.: EZFloraIV1 UPC: 793573417756 Patent No.: U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending Dimensions: 4 5/16" x 2 3/8" x 1 3/8" Irrigation Zones: 8 Power Input: 120V AC, 100mA, 60Hz Power Output: 24V AC, 400mA (each zone) ETL listed Warranty: 1 year, limited
- Great . . . until it died and destroyed my landscaping Review by Daniel
Great . . . until it died and destroyed my landscaping
The EZFlora worked great for ~1.5 years. During that period it had zero issues and ran 100% reliably with no lockups or power resets required. It was neat to have my irrigation programs integrated with my overall Insteon setup and controlled via my ISY programs.
Then it started occassionally freezing and I had to unplug it a few times to restore operation. After a power cycle it would come back to life so I shrugged it off as a typical electronics glitch and continued using it. Big mistake.
Left on a month long international vacation during the hot dry month of August. Returned to find my landscaping seriously damaged, obviously having gone weeks with zero irrigation. Tracked down the problem to the EZFlora which was completely dead and would no longer recover after power cycle. The green LED is now permanently dead.
Now I read online that this is a very common problem and pretty much all of these devices are doomed to die after 1-2 years.
$130 for a sprinkler controller that can't survive longer than 1-2 years? And if it happens to die while you are away for an extended time could cause thousands of dollars of damage?
Posted on 9/5/2016
- Lasted two years Review by RickG
Lasted two years
Poor build quality in the power supply section. Guys on the isy board have a thread on how to fix similar units based on the design used here. Bottom line expensive product that's unreliable and can contribute to the loss of plants and lawn, when the whole point of the product is to keep plants and lawn green. Looking elsewhere for something more reliable with better build quality.
Posted on 7/26/2016
- Works great... short life span Review by David
Works great... short life span
Great product and was setup with an ISY controller for my Insteon setup. The system worked great, for about a year. The sprinkler controller just died. no surge, no power issue, and was indoors.
Reading reviews, seems this is a common problem. too bad, i would pay a little extra to have something that lasts.
Posted on 7/26/2016
- Don't know what the problem is Review by Duke
Don't know what the problem is
On 5th Ezflora I replace the thing every summer. I have not a clue why it just fails, thought it was power surge put a house surge protector in, no good. Thought it was surge from power supply of sprinkler system, replaced that, lost again. Today just stopped working, again. I had a backup for situation, that too didn't work. Bypassed sensor, rebooted ISY device upgraded firmware, tried different outlets reset power in fuse box, reset Ezflora to factory defaults, remove readded to ISY. Toggled Zone 8 as pump not pump. Still no dice. Tried third one, that I had in drawer just in case it was some freakish thing. No dice. More or less I am done with it.
Posted on 6/6/2016
- Insteon = PAIN Review by gg
Insteon = PAIN
Beware, you need the SDM Active X software to make this work, and it is impossible to find it, the link to download it is dead, so the program does not work. Insteon is unreliable and a pain to set up. I am so sorry I went this route, stick with Z-Wave or something else.
Posted on 5/3/2016
- Landfill fodder Review by Dr Q
When it works great. But like alot of the smarthome stuff it is only good for 1-2 years due to poor build quality and it ends up in a landfill. Charge $5 more and stop being so cheap on components used to keep these out of landfills.
Posted on 4/30/2016
- Sprinklers Review by Rain1
works great easy set up and easy to use
Posted on 4/1/2016
- Reliable for awhile Review by Don
Reliable for awhile
I bought two of these and the worked great for a little over a year with Homeseer. You can create very flexible programs and control them from anywhere. Unfortunately while on a 3 month RV trip both died and my yard is a disaster due to record heat this fall. Because I am away from home a lot I need something much more reliable. I won't be replacing the controllers with this product again especially after seeing the problems everyone else is having
Posted on 10/5/2015
- Poor Reliability Review by Donald
I'm on my 7th controller and they just keep dying. Not much help with Smartenit support. They see to last about 6-9 months.
They work well when new, but miss the pass-through outlet - easier to stack with the necessary transformer.
Posted on 9/9/2015
- Fine while it lasted Review by Scott
Fine while it lasted
I have an EZ Rain that has been running flawlessly for years. I added some more sprinklers and needed another unit, so I bought this one. The EZ Rain is still chugging away but the newer model went dead after less than a year. I'm ordering another one, hopefully it lasts longer. :(
Posted on 9/8/2015
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