Melnor 3280 Digital Aqua Timer Watering System with Four Valves

Automatically Waters Four Zones Up to 6 Times per Day
  • 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


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  • What's Included
  • 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

  • Specifications
    Manufacturer Melnor
    Manufacturer Product No 3280
    UPC 42206032805
    Display Large LCD Screen
    Power Source Two AA Batteries (not included)
    Number of Zones Four
    Number of Valves Four
    Number of Cycles Six
    Color Gray and Yellow
    Dimensions 4.0" H x 3.10" W x 7.90" D
    Weight 1.5lbs
    Manufacturer Warranty Seven Year Limited Warranty
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    work for a while Review by cmotaval
    work for a while

    They work well for a bit. I have 4 and the batteries die rather quick on some and not on others. Each season I have to replace 2 of the units, they dont seem to last even when brought inside for the winter.

    Posted on 6/1/2016

    Works well but has a weak spot Review by Yussie
    Works well but has a weak spot

    I have purchased about 4 of these since I have a few large garden areas and not possible to have a sprinkler system installed. These work well, but there is a weak spot where the timer meets the 4 zone controls. If you pull on any garden hose or attachment, the connection between the timer and zone controls can break and you will have a big leak. I love the ease of use but have had to replace 2 units recently.

    Posted on 8/11/2015

    Terrible Product Review by UrbanFarmer
    Terrible Product

    Short Answer: These watering timers are unreliable, poorly manufactured, inconsistent, and will wind up killing your garden rather than helping it.

    Longer Answer: I first purchased two of these timers last year to run my watering systems while I was out of town. I had to return the timers several times before winding up with two that actually worked (they water valves were open and would not close automatically even after following their instructions on how to fix this issue). After getting two units that seemed to work properly and testing them I was content that they were working and left for a long work trip.

    I returned home to find that they had failed (water was on, batteries were fine, and everything was still programmed as I had left them, but they were not providing water to the plants) and killed a large part of my gardens. Thinking this was a fluke (a very expensive fluke) I returned the timers and got new ones to try again. These timers worked for the last month or so of the season last year.

    This year I took them out of storage (stored in a dry cool place), put in new batteries, tested them and set them to work. I just got home after an extended work trip to find that the timers both failed again resulting in massive losses of bushes, trees, and annual crops (due to a very hot and dry summer).

    The failure rate and faulty workmanship of these devices makes them a liability for anyone who purchases them rather than a benefit. Buy them only if you want dead plants.

    Posted on 7/21/2015

    Review of 41311 Review by JONATHAN
    Review of 41311

    First time purchasing through Smarthome, and the price was right. Shipping took far too long (weeks for something that was in stock) and the second part of my order was on back order several times before it was canceled due to being discontinued (though I found the same quick disconnect fittings at a local hardware store...). To be fair I wasn't charged shipping for what I did finally receive. As for the timer, it's exactly what I needed to extend my irrigation for my greenhouses.

    Posted on 7/17/2014

    Review of 41311 Review by ALAN
    Review of 41311

    works great - easy to program - compact and good value.

    Posted on 7/15/2014

    Review of 41311 Review by WESLEY
    Review of 41311

    Great price and received in timely manner!

    Posted on 6/22/2014

    Review of 41311 Review by J'LENE
    Review of 41311

    Ti is great and works well.

    Posted on 6/14/2014

    Review of 41311 Review by bmeasia
    Review of 41311

    Had this delivered to the Philippines.

    Luckily I got a good unit. Works like a dream.

    My lawn is perfectly green now. Might order another one form my mom.

    Posted on 3/16/2014

    Review of 41311 Review by RIZALINO
    Review of 41311

    Had this delivered to the Philippines. Keeps my 300+ Sqm lawn perfectly watered. However, I would welcome a day-specific programming capability for each zone--Zone 1 waters MWF, Zone 2 and 3 TTh, etc. I'd be very happy if it lasts me more than a year.

    Posted on 3/5/2014

    Review of 41311 Review by MILFORD
    Review of 41311

    Love this item and Smarthome is the only place I have been able to find it.

    Posted on 10/13/2013

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