The Rain Bird® CYCLIK™ wireless control system is battery operated for economical automation of an irrigation system, without AC power and without control wires.
The CONTROL MODULE has a 9-volt battery located in a weatherproof enclosure and operates latching solenoids to interrupt water flow to the valve chamber and provide on/off control of up to four valves.
The FIELD TRANSMITTER uses simple programming steps to create a coordinated irrigation schedule for up to 85 control modules. Programs are loaded into the optical port of the control modules through an infra-red link.
The simple programming menu in the field transmitter is used to set up the irrigation schedule for each valve. Then, the transmitter is taken to the field to load the program into each control module via the optical port. After the programs are loaded, each valve will operate until a new program is entered. The programming can be created to repeat a sequence, or operate one time, then remain off.
There are two models of field transmitters for different irrigation applications:
|Accurate, synchronized control without control wires or AC power
||Low cost installation|
|Weatherproof optical port||Trouble-free operation, even under water|
|Simple menu-driven programming||Saves time and reduces errors|
|Programming changes are made only through the field transmitter||Unauthorized individuals cannot change irrigation programs|
|One year control module operation with one 9-volt alkaline battery||Battery is reliable for one irrigation season|
|On/Off rainy weather control via the field transmitter||Saves water by allowing shut-off during rain without losing the stored program|
|Synchronized control of up to 85 irrigation blocks||Economical system, even for large farms|
All Cyclik products have the option of manual control with the field transmitter to close or open a valve immediately.
An ON/OFF mode is also available. In the OFF mode, the program is kept from operating (and valves are not allowed to open) until the control modules receive an ON command. This feature is used often during rainy periods when the grower does not wish to irrigate, but wants to store the program in the control modules for activation in the future.
The system also allows the grower to take the field transmitter to the field and review the program in each control module by connecting the optical port and choosing this key.
CYCLIK control module shown operating two Rain Bird
Cast Iron Hydraulic Valves.
This control module was buried for 2 weeks due to flooding. Infra-red communication with the field transmitter still worked.