Smartenit Insteon-Compatible EZFlora 8-Zone Sprinkler Controller

Insteon-Compatible Lawn Irrigation System Controls up to 8 Sprinkler Valves
  • Powerline interface delivers individual and programmed timer commands to your lawn sprinklers
  • System is INSTEON and X10 ready for PC or standalone automation controller commands
  • Free Windows XP utility download allows easy PC programming of up to 4 timed irrigation programs
  • Note that this product is not currently compatible with the INSTEON Hub
* A 24VAC Transformer / Power Supply is required (sold separately)



List Price: $124.99

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  • 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 with a 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.

  • Specifications

    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

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    Lasted 4 years Review by Dave
    Lasted 4 years

    Like others have commented, it works great while it lasts. But mine died after 4 years, Not even 4 full years since I turned off the AC to it during the winter months. Why are the components used in this gizmo so poor it doesn't last?

    Posted on 9/24/2017

    Unique product for sprinkler control Review by Joe
    Unique product for sprinkler control

    Have four of these over the years. They do seem to have PLM issues after two or three years. The current stock at Smarthome have issues with firmware if your using an ISY. Smarthome customer service was no help and referred me to Smartenit on my last two purchases. Smartenit customer service was great thankfully and had my units working quickly. For ISY users I'd work directly with Smartenit till Smarthome gets their inventory fixed.

    Posted on 9/16/2017

    SHORT LIFE! Review by Craig

    Like other reviewers have explained, this thing has a short life. Mine didn't even last 2 summers before it began needing resets. It finally failed completely at the beginning of the third watering season and when I went back to my invoice, I noticed that the price had increased a ridiculous $30! Don't buy this...go to Google and you will find more cost effective and reliable alternatives.

    Posted on 8/5/2017

    Use this instead Review by Puran
    Use this instead

    The EZFLORA is of poor quality and won't last. Instead, use multiple "INSTEON REMOTE CONTROL IN-LINE ON/OFF SWITCHs", one for each zone, and a separate transformer for each. This definitely works long-term.

    Posted on 7/9/2017

    Terrible product Review by WBF
    Terrible product

    This failed about a month after the warranty expired. As did ALL of the products labeled SMARTENIT. I have purchased five of the EZIO 4-output interface modules along with the EZFLORA and every single one failed right after the warranty. All of the dozens of other INSTEON products have been pretty reliable, only a couple failures in five years, all within the warranty period.

    Save your money and find a different solution. I now route all of my IO/relay commands through the ELK M1G interface and use the integrated relay outputs. That has been a rock solid solution. Wish I had done that in the first place and saved myself several hundred dollars.

    Posted on 6/26/2017

    Piece of junk Review by Mike
    Piece of junk

    Lasted one year then died completely over the winter... only got one summer out of it.

    Posted on 6/10/2017

    Died after 3 years Review by JOHN D
    Died after 3 years

    The unit died after 3 years. I would have expected it to last longer.

    Programming was a hassle, requiring some custom code.

    I like the features - the auto valve off (in case your programming isn't up to snuff) but when it dies after 3 years, that's too much.

    I had a similar unit earlier, I BELIEVE from the same company but I'm not sure - X10 compatible as well as Insteon. It also died after a few years.

    Going to try something else.

    Posted on 4/10/2017

    super simple to integrate and operate Review by Bertram
    super simple to integrate and operate

    Use this with an ISY994. Works like a champ!

    Posted on 11/28/2016

    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?
    No thanks!

    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

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