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Old May 19th, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Setting Programs & Times

I installed EZFlora the end of last season, the warm weather is coming around and i am re-visiting the install and configuring zones, and water times..
I am unable to find any documentation regarding setup , and explaining of operation.
My questions are as follows
First off I Just want to confirm
Under Manual Timers For each zone
If i set the time in each zone if i turn on a zone using the valve control.. The manual timer should kick in and TURN off that zone, after the specified time... Correct??
And Under The Program Timers...
I am a little unsure how they work.. I need to confirm, that if i set two zones, to run for xx minutes, it will only turn on 1 zone at a time.. for xx minutes..
I understand this is a standard in lawn sprinkler controllers, that only one zone will turn on at a time, but since there is no documentation on this i just want to confirm and not asume. also, just want to find out the best practice to Time trigger an event.. Im again assuming i would just set a Program timer set up for my two zones, and then use a timed trigger event to activte that timed program..
Again I am assuming, i just want to make sure that it the way i should be setting times..
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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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I installed EZFlora the end of last season, the warm weather is coming around and i am re-visiting the install and configuring zones, and water times..
I am unable to find any documentation regarding setup , and explaining of operation.
My questions are as follows
First off I Just want to confirm
Under Manual Timers For each zone
If i set the time in each zone if i turn on a zone using the valve control.. The manual timer should kick in and TURN off that zone, after the specified time... Correct??
And Under The Program Timers...
I am a little unsure how they work.. I need to confirm, that if i set two zones, to run for xx minutes, it will only turn on 1 zone at a time.. for xx minutes..
I understand this is a standard in lawn sprinkler controllers, that only one zone will turn on at a time, but since there is no documentation on this i just want to confirm and not asume. also, just want to find out the best practice to Time trigger an event.. Im again assuming i would just set a Program timer set up for my two zones, and then use a timed trigger event to activte that timed program..
Again I am assuming, i just want to make sure that it the way i should be setting times..
Your assumptions are correct for each of your questions:
  1. The Manual Timers will set the duration that a zone will run when it is manually enabled using the valve control and will automatically turn off when the specified timer value is reached.
  2. The program Timers will enable one zone at a time for the duration specified. Only one zone can be active at a time on the EZFlora device.
  3. Triggering the Program Timer to activate is achieved through the use of HomeSeer Events. Just create an event that is triggered based on the conditions you desire and then set the action to turn on the Program Timer that you have programmed with your desired times. Once the program runs through all of the programmed zones and times it will automatically shut off.
Let me know if you have any additional questions,

Adam
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Old May 21st, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Awesome..
thanks so much for clarifying it..
i was pretty sure my assumptions were all correct, just wanted to make sure..

thanks
Fred
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