Nov 13, 2012 10:14 pm
Hi there, first time post here
I have an old rainmaster controller that plugs directly in to a power point with a transformer (240v to 24v)
I have a spare Rain Bird (ESP Modular) which is hard wired. I want to remove the rainmaster and use the Rain Bird instead
My question is: can I by-pass the internal transformer on the rainbird and use the plug in transformer from the rainmaster?
The advantage being I won't need an electrician.
Any help is appreciated
Re: Retic controller - hard wired vs plug in2
Nov 14, 2012 10:46 pm
If you have to ask the question the answer is probably no.
I'm not familiar with both products, but if the secondary (output) voltage is the same and the current rating on the old transformer is the same or higher and the one you are replacing then you probably could use it, but I get the feeling soldering irons would be involved!
It would be safer and easier to get an electrician to install a lead with plug top onto the rainbird!
Re: Retic controller - hard wired vs plug in3
Nov 21, 2012 9:27 pm
If it's like my controller, the outdoor version has the transformer built into the controller box. There is a lower panel that can be opened, and a normal cable with a plug end can be wired into it (that how my Hunter XC came), so you may be able to get someone to attached a cable for you.
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