Certified Irrigation Professionals - Page 3

Turn off the controller power using the power switch on the transformer.

For best performance, pair a Hunter valve with a Hunter DC-latching solenoid (P/N #458200). However, existing irrigation systems can be retrofitted with another manufacturer's valve and solenoid.

Hunter has tested and published a retrofittable compatibility chart that operates with the Hunter SVC, WVC, NODE, NODE-BT and XC Hybrid battery-powered controllers requiring 9-11 VDC to function. Some listed DC-latching solenoids below require a reduced system pressure, under 150 PSI (10.34 bar/1034.25 kPa), to ensure proper operation.


CONTROLLER SETTINGS offers more advance features.


MANUAL OPERATION will allow you to turn on the following without changing any of the automatic settings.

Existing program (A, B or C) - This allows you to turn on a program that has set run times and stations automatically programmed.

Single station - This will allow you to turn on any single zone from 1 second to 12 hours.

All stations - This will allow you to turn all station on one after another for a chosen run time.


A schedule (program) needs 3 things for the controller to run automatically.

  • START TIME for the program.
  • RUN TIME for at least one station in that program.
  • DAY TO WATER for the program.

The NODE-BT controller has three programs (A, B, or C) for irrigation available.  Hunter controllers have multiple programs and the ability for each program to have multiple start times.

As an example, if you want to run separate stations (or zones) on different days, you would set up 2 different programs.


The DASHBOARD screen provides an overview of the programming within the app.  


Download the free Hunter NODE-BT app to a smartphone device from the iTunes® Store for iOS® devices, or the Google Play™ store for Android™ devices.


The NODE-BT controller offers an easy way to check the battery health of the actual controller without the use of a smartphone.

Press the physical BATTERY CHECK BUTTON on NODE-BT controller and the battery indicator LED flashes green or red.

4 green blinks = 100% - 76% Excellent

3 green blinks = 75% - 51% Good

2 green blinks = 50% - 31% Low

1 green blink = 30 – 20% Poor

1 red blink = 0% - 19% (Replace 9V alkaline batteries)


The Cycle and Soak feature allows you to split a station’s run time into more usable, shorter watering durations. This feature is useful when applying water to slopes and tight soils because it automatically applies water more slowly, helping to prevent runoff from occurring. You should enter the Cycle time as a fraction of the station's watering time, and the Soak time as the minimum number of minutes required before watering can occur again for the next Cycle. The total number of cycles is determined by taking the total programmed station run time and dividing it by the Cycle time.