Conditions that Affect the Runtime for Weather-based Watering
Posted by Leanne Lloyd-Fairey on 07 March 2016 03:14 PM
  • If the calculated runtime is less than 4 minutes, the zone will not water. The Water Time field in the Zone Setup screen and the Runtime field in BaseManager will display zeroes.
  • If the primary zone has a calculated runtime of less than four minutes, all of its linked zones will have their times set to zero also, even with a 200% tracking ratio (or greater).
  • The seasonal adjustment for the program will be applied to this runtime. If the resulting runtime is less than four minutes, the zone will not be watered.
  • The minimum cycle time is four minutes. If a zone has a cycle time of less than four minutes, and is then made into a weather-based zone, the cycle time will be increased to four minutes. If the last cycle time for a zone is less than four minutes, it will not run. The zone will be set to done, and the remaining time will be added to the next run.