Before choosing a location to mount the Rain-Clik transmitter, keep these tips in mind.
- Choose a location such as the side of a building or post.
- Do not exceed 800 ft (275 m) for the wireless model. The closer the transmitter is to the receiver, the better the reception.
- For the wired model, the closer the transmitter is to the controller, the shorter the wire run will be. This also minimizes the chance for wire breaks.
- Do not exceed a wire run of 200 ft (61 m) for the wired model. See Wired Sensor Installation for wire gauge sizing.
- To assure maximum range in communication of the wireless model, mount the receiver and transmitter away from sources of electrical interference (i.e. control panels, transformers, etc.) or metal objects. Best performance is obtained when no physical obstruction is between the transmitter and receiver.
- Correct placement of the Rain-Clik model is important for accurate temperature sensing. The best location would be out of direct sunlight.
- The reset rate refers to the amount of time it takes for the sensor to dry out sufficiently for the sprinkler system to be allowed to come back on. The mounting location will affect this rate. For example, mounting the transmitter in a very sunny location may cause the sensor to dry out sooner than desired. Similarly, mounting the sensor in constant shade may keep the sensor from drying out sooner.
Using the screws provided with your sensor, mount the transmitter on any surface where it will be exposed to unobstructed rainfall, but not in the path of sprinkler spray. The sensor should be oriented upright (as pictured), but the swivel bracket can be moved for mounting on any angled surface. Loosen the locknut and screw before swiveling the bracket, and then re-tighten.
Gutter Mounting (Optional)
The sensor gutter mount can be purchased as an optional accessory for your Rain-Clik (order P/N SGM). The SGM allows the transmitter to be mounted directly to the edge of a gutter. Install the SGM on the transmitter by removing the metal extension arm supplied with your sensor and reinstalling the SGM. Position the gutter mount on the edge of the gutter and twist the thumbscrew to secure it in place.
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