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Dornier 03-27-2013 06:40 PM

Need help identifying wires to hunter controller
 
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I have a new x-core to replace a broken src that came with my house.

I matched the power and rain sensor wires.

But, here it comes:

1. The old controller had the same number of zones (6 screws); but

2. My bundle coming into the garage
Has 8 heavy read lines and two heavy white.

3. I'm guessing the whites are the master Valves "C" common and "P" terminal.

4. Some of the reds must have been doubled up--can't find the valves in the yard though.

5. There are also three small (like 16-18 ga) wires that are red, white, and blue coming in with the valve lines.

I don't have any extra nuts on the controller for the red white and blue lines.

QUESTION:

I don't care which order the zones are--I can't adjust that.

Could I get the system fried if lines are backwards? This is all DC, correct?

Any help would be great.


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Dornier 03-27-2013 07:11 PM

I've been able to get the #2 and #4 to work without the red white and blue which I suppose means I figured out the master C and P.

user1007 03-29-2013 01:35 AM

We need to see the other side of the box.

Dornier 03-31-2013 01:08 PM

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user1007 04-02-2013 12:19 AM

I have no idea what I am looking at. Now there are red wires and no yellow at all in the pictures. Where did they go? The wires held in hand do not match any hooked to the controller unless I need a lens change.

pwgsx 04-02-2013 09:28 AM

Yea I am confused. I think the yellow are his power wires. C is common, maybe white? and P?

Do you have a master valve? If so find it and see what wires are going to it. If you dont ,find the other valves and look at what wires are going to each. There will be a common color that leads to each. Take some pics :eek:

user1007 04-02-2013 12:08 PM

I just do not see how we got from the first photo showing a bunch of yellow wire stuffed on the back seemingly connected to nothing? To a near identical photo with no yellow wire but shielded decent gauge red wire to the terminals that activate the irrigation valves?

The thinner red white and blue wires don't seem to be wired to the controller and my guess they are for a thermostat or something.

Am I missing something?

64pvolvo1800 04-02-2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 1150897)
I just do not see how we got from the first photo showing a bunch of yellow wire stuffed on the back seemingly connected to nothing? To a near identical photo with no yellow wire but shielded decent gauge red wire to the terminals that activate the irrigation valves?

The thinner red white and blue wires don't seem to be wired to the controller and my guess they are for a thermostat or something.

Am I missing something?

Maybe a rain sensor?

Dornier 04-02-2013 02:02 PM

Rain sensor is identified. It's not shown and there are connectors for it.

The whites there (looks yellow). Are the master I believe.

I can't even find all the valves out there. Previous owner didnt map it.

All the reds look like the common and primary of each device.

Those red white blue fr the bundle just come into the garage.. I'm lost at the moment.

There is a P and C for the master.

Dornier 04-02-2013 02:03 PM

The yellows on the left are the transformers. Sensor for rain isn't connected. When I get home I need to Digging to find them all.

user1007 04-02-2013 02:54 PM

The yellow wires on the far left are the power supply coming through a transformer. Once you transformed to DC and not alternating AC current you needed two white wires for common electricity path. The thick red wires are specific to trigger your irrigation valves.

I still do not understand how we got from the picture of the controller with that bundle of yellow covered wires behind the box with nothing showing connected to the front until you posted the second photo and the yellow wires just seemed to go away?

I ask again, am I missing something?

Your controller images do not match?

Dornier 04-02-2013 03:08 PM

I just looked back at that first picture. Those arent wires. That's an air compressor hose that happened to be in the background. I didn't have time to stage the photo set :)

In agree about the red specific. The transformer is solved, as is the rain sensor.

It's the three small gauge that came in with the "red specific" wires that is the mystery.

I will take a few more images to better present it.

pwgsx 04-02-2013 05:12 PM

Does it not work as its sits hooked up right now? That skinny blue , red and white may be for a remote control option. See page 16 in the link :)

I am thinking both those whites are commons and should both be hooked up to the C. The P is for a master valve. SO either 1 of those reds is a master valve and needs to be hooked up to the P OR 1 of those whites is a master OR you have no master valve and nothing will be in the P spot.

How many zones do you know you have?

Look near your water meter for a box in the ground, this is usually where they tag off the main and a master valve would be there. If not you probably dont have 1.

Here is a link to the manual http://www.hunterindustries.com/site..._XCORE_Dom.pdf

user1007 04-03-2013 03:15 AM

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Still beyond confused. How did we get from photo one to photo two. Is photo one the new controller? That would make some sense I guess. I agree the white wires should be to something common on a DC irrigation system? Booster pump? Nicely placed anti-syphon and backflow prevention device or a master valve that opens no matter which irrigation valve is activated?

The red wires are to you your irrigation circuit valves, I hope. They would suggest, unless I counted wrong, you have six irrigation valves? When the white wires open the common valves each one of the red ones should open a specific station valve.

No further discussion from me as to what the small gauge red, white and blue wires in your other picture are for but I doubt they have anything to do with your irrigation controller.

Dornier 04-03-2013 09:02 AM

Everything shows the new controller.

I have no knowledge of the small ga wires except they come into the garage in the bundle with the valve controllers.

I think I need to call hunter and locate the valves.


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