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Instructions about Replacing Hunter System

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-03-20 08:08:36 UTC 

Replacing Hunter system


This page lists some instructions about replacing the common types of Hunter system with Netro smart watering controller. 


Example 1:


To replace this controller with Netro smart watering controller, please follow the instructions.

The white wires are the common wires which should be connected to the C slots in Netro. Then the zone wires (1,2,3, .. 12) are directly mapped to the 1, 2, 3 .. 12 slots in Netro. The last step is to connect the power (the ground wire is not needed for Netro) then you should be good to go. The power adapter wires are the 2 yellow wires on the left side.

The green one below the yellow wires is the ground wire which is not needed for Netro.

The copper wires are rains sensors which are not needed for Netro either because Netro gets the weather information from WiFi network.


Example 2:

For this system, please connect the white wire to any one of the C slots in Netro. You can leave the M slot of Netro smart watering controller and one of the C slot unconnected.

The last step is to connect the power. The power adapter wires are the 2 yellow wires on the left side.

SEN are rains sensors which are not needed for Netro either because Netro gets the weather information from WiFi network.


Example 3:


Please connect the white wire to any one of the C slots in Netro. You can leave one of the C slot unconnected.

This system has 3 wires which connects to 24v lines. To replace it with Netro smart watering controller, you can use the existing 24V power(the yellow wires) for your Sprite. It looks like the thinner 2 are the ones but you might just want to try them on Sprite. Or you can use a voltage meter to determine.

If the thinner yellow wires turn out to be the power, than I think the thinner white wire is the common wire which should go to the C slot in Sprite.

SEN are rains sensors which are not needed for Netro either because Netro gets the weather information from WiFi network.

Example 4:

You should connect the white wire(currently on RS) to one of the C slots in Sprite.

You do not need to connect the black wire(currently on C) and the brown wire(currently on RS). RS terminal is the rain sensor. Therefore, you do not need to connect these wires.



Example 5:

The white wire is the common wire which should be connected to one of the C slots in Netro. The power adapter wires are the 2 black wires on the left side.

RS terminal is the rain sensor. Therefore, you do not need to connect these wires.



Example 6:

The white wires is the common wires which should be connected to one of  the C slots in Netro. The power adapter wires are the two black wires on the left side.

The green one below is the ground wire which is not needed for Netro.

You do not need to connect the rain sensors because Netro get the weather forecast through WiFi.



Example 7:

You do not need to connect the blue one (remote). You can just leave it dangling but please use the tape to cover the metal head. The remote feature in Sprite is through the WiFi.

I am not sure about the red and white one. These are the two AV power wires. Normally there is only one wire for AC1 and one wire for AC2. In your case, it looks like the AC power is also sent to another device. The safest way to handle this is to keep this original connection. You might want to "noodle" the wires and insert them into the two "24 VAC" slots in Sprite. Please check out this connector for wire junctions:

https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bender-25-AWC-Assortment-Resealable/dp/B000F5TTE8





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Instructions about Replacing Rainbird System

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-03-20 08:06:44 UTC 

Replacing Rainbird system



This page lists some instructions about replacing the common types of Rainbird system with Netro smart watering controller. 




Example 1:


 The common wires which should be connected to the C slots in Netro.

The Sprite controller does not need the ground wires. It does not need the rain sensor either. You can leave the M slot unconnected. 

Example 2:



The COM wire goes to any C slot in Sprite.

The M slot will be empty because you do not have master valve.

The two red wires on the left go to the two 24 VAC slots.

Others are straightforward.

Example 3:


1. the COM wire in RainBird go to any of the C slots in Netro

2. The 1-6 zone wires in RainBird go to Slot 1-6 in Netro

3. Use the power adapter coming with the package for Netro

Other wires you can disregard them.


Example 4:


12(blue) and 11(red) go to the two AC slots on the right side for Netro. 10(white) goes to any one of the C slot in Netro. 9(black) goes to the M slot in Netro. 8-1(red) go the ZONES in Netro. You can leave the green wire (GND) open. The two leads from the power adaptor go to the two AC slots.






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Instructions about Replacing Orbit System

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-03-20 08:07:49 UTC 

Replacing Orbit system



This page lists some instructions about replacing the common types of Orbit system with Netro smart watering controller. 




Example 1:

 Replacing Orbit model with Netro (model 57114-WT2X 4 stations)


You have 2 common wires and you can insert them into the 2 C slots in the Sprite controller.

You have 4 zones and you can use the 1-4 slots in Sprite to connect the 4 zone wires.

The last step is to hook up the 2 power wires using the Netro power adapter.




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Notice To Users of Weather Underground

Netro Inc
Updated at 2019-03-19 04:52:48 UTC 

Notice of obsoleting Weather Underground


Netro has changed the weather source Weather Underground to Dark Sky from the server side for users of Weather Underground. The reason is Weather Underground stopped its API service without any notice. The whole community is looking for solutions. So we have internally disabled the Weather Underground option and used the data from Dark Sky.


We will support AccuWeather and openWeatherMap in the next release of the app. We expect to launch it early next month.

We are sorry about the inconvenience. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Regards,

Netro

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Kickstarters for Pixie, the Smart Hose Faucet Timer

Netro Inc
Updated at 2019-06-05 01:59:12 UTC 

To the Netro community:


We are very excited to introduce our new product, Pixie, the WiFi-connected Hose Faucet Timer. We have spent almost a year designing and developing the smart timer and now it is ready to meet the users.  



We believe Pixie is a great choice if you have water systems running through hose faucet. It is as smart as Sprite and can pair with Whisperer. It is solar powered and has a removable battery for quick charge. If you like the features in the Netro app, it has all the access to them.



For more information about Pixie, please email to info@netrohome.com or simply leave a message/comment below and we will send you a promotion code for the first 50 buyers.


Thanks,

Netro Inc

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Device sharing between multiple users

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-07-29 03:11:08 UTC 
Device sharing between Netro users is supported. A user can authorize multiple users to access his or her Netro products.

To give access to other users, please log in your Netro account, go to Settings->Controller->Manage Users.

Note: Shared users must have a Netro account.


Add or delete users

Device owner can add or delete users through adding or deleting their user name or email account.

Tap “Manage Users” to authorize other users to access the device owner’s Netro products.


Tap “Manage Users” and then you will be directed to the “Users” Page.

Then you can add new manager or new player by tapping the “+” button.



Tap the “+” button and input the user name or user account.

Please input the user name or user account.


Tap “save” and then the user can have access to owner’s shared device.

Users’ information is displayed on “Users” page.



Once users are added, shared users will be shown on “Users” page.


 Access rights of shared users


There are two different types of shared type: Manager and player. Manager and player have different access rights. Manager has more access rights than player. Both manager and player cannot delete controller, change address, delete or add sensor.

Note: Shared users must have a Netro acccount.

Manager’s access rights:

Manager can use all the features of the shared device except deleting controller, changing address, deleting or adding sensor.

Player’s access rights:

a. Read-only: All settings in Controller, Sensors, Program(except run a cycle), Zone list can not be edited.

b. Hide: Preferences, Regulations, Restrictions, zone detail are not shown on Settings page. Regulations events and Restrictions events created by users are not shown on Schedule page.

c. Access to Schedule page: Player can create a one-time Run or Rain Delay on Schedule page.

d. Access to Program:Player can only do “run a cycle now” to programs created by device owners. Player can create a one-time Run or Rain Delay on Schedule page.



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Netro

Emilio Maione
Updated at 2019-04-25 15:49:02 UTC 
Come posso aggiungere skill netro in italiano grazie 
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Tips for Watering New Garden Plants

Netro Support
Updated at 2018-06-04 12:37:29 UTC 

How you water your new plants can make all the difference. Deeper, less frequent watering will grow plants whose roots are deeper and healthier, so they are more resilient to drier conditions and stress. Water a plant immediately when you plant it. If watered properly the first growing season, your plants should be well established the following growing season. Their roots should be deep and tough enough to seek out water on their own. You will only have to water these established plants on hot, dry days or if they are showing signs of distress.

The following are general guidelines. How often and how long you water will depend on your soil and other factors.

1.Year One

When planting water plants as soon as you get them in the ground. Allow the water to soak in and drain, and water again, until the soil is thoroughly moistened.

2.For the first week or so after planting

Water just-planted plants frequently - daily or every other day - as the roots will not be able to access soil moisture from a very large area until they begin to grow.

3.After the first week or so

Unless the weather is extremely hot and dry, you may be able to decrease watering frequency, perhaps to two or three times per week, for the next month or so.

4.Years Two to Three

You should need to water deeply only once or twice per week in dry weather if you have selected the right plant for the right place, prepared the soil and planted correctly, and mulched your plants. Exactly how often and how long you water will depend on your soil and other conditions.

5.After Year Three

Properly planted and watered, plants should be fairly well established by now, and can thrive with less watering than you may expect.


Helpful Tips

• Know your soil type, as this greatly affects watering frequency and duration.

• Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry between waterings to encourage deep roots.

• Group plants with similar water needs together.

• Consider using soaker hoses, as you can get water where you need it and lose less to evaporation.

• Young trees will need deep regular watering during their growing periods. During periods of little or no rain, water deeply once a week until they become established. Water established trees during heat waves and drought conditions.

• Spot-water plants with different needs than the rest of the planting bed.

• Remember that shallow-rooted plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and bedding plants may continue to need more frequent watering than most other plants.

• Mulch for moisture. Mulch reduces water loss and adds humus to your soil to retain more moisture.

• Check for soil moisture before

Before you water:

Generally, you want the soil to be dry an inch or two below the surface before you water, so probe with a spade or trowel to check.

At least one hour after you water (or longer with clay soil):

Probe into the soil again to see how deeply the water penetrated. Did it penetrate all the way to the root zone? If not, you may need to increase your watering time. But if the area looks well-saturated, you may want to cut back the next time.

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Fixing App "Contact Us" feature not working for Andorid

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-07-15 01:37:42 UTC 

To the Netro android users,


Our Netro app crashes for android on sending messages though Settings->Support->Contact Us suddently. Our R&D are fixing this issue and we expect to have the fixes in place in a few days. We are sorry about the inconvenience.


If you have any questions, please write to us support@netrohome.com and we will make sure to deliver technical support in short time.


Thanks again for your support and trust.


Regards,

Netro Support


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Netro on Apple Watch

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-08-07 06:39:26 UTC 

To the Netro community:


We recently have launched an update for the Netro app on App Store. In the newest iOS version (2.3.0) of the app, Apple Watch is now supported.

In the watch app, users will be able to check the status of the device, the weather data, zone status and view watering schedules in the next 7 days.



Please feel free to explore other new and exciting features that we just added (also available on Android) : 

1.Support Weather Underground PWS

(Settings->Controller->Weather Provider)


2.Rainfall adjustment

(Please go to the Discover page and tap the "+" button on the upper right corner,  select "Correct Rainfall")


3.Enable plant sensors to monitor multiple zones

( Settings->Sensors, select a sensor, go to Zones and select the zones you would like to monitor)

Regards,

Netro Support




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Plant Sensors Monitoring Multiple Zones

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-08-07 06:39:15 UTC 

To the Netro community:


We recently have launched an update for the Netro app on App Store and Google Play. In the newest version of the app, we allow one sensor to monitor up to 3 zones but the user needs to make sure the zones have similar environmental conditions.


Please upgrade your app to the newest version and go to Settings->Sensors, select a sensor, go to Zones and select the zones you would like to monitor.

            

            

After saving the changes, you can go to the Home page and check the topsoil moisture level of your zones reported by sensor.


Please feel free to explore other new and exciting features that we just added : 

1.Support Apple Watch

(only available for iOS )


2.Support Weather Underground PWS

(Settings->Controller->Weather Provider)


3.Rainfall adjustment

(Please go to the Discover page and tap the "+" button on the upper right corner,  select "Correct Rainfall")


Regards,

Netro Support




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Netro has updated max day regulation

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-12-25 01:46:02 UTC 

To the Netro Community,


Recently Netro has enabled the max day Restriction in Settings->Regulation for those cities which limit watering to one or two days per week. We are aware that many cities are under mandatory regulation and the penalty for violating the water regulations is large, therefore, we have enabled the max day regulation.

Users can go to Settings->Regulations to check and please feel free to report us if the regulation is incorrect.

For some local regulations, we are not quite sure if it is conservation plan or mandatory regulation. If the regulation is not needed, please write to us support@netrohome.com and we will check and update our regulation database accordingly.


Thanks,
Netro Support



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How to replace an old controller with more than 12 zones

Netro Inc
Updated at 2019-11-06 09:20:19 UTC 

If your old controller has more than 12 zones, you will need to have 2 Netro controllers to replace it. Please follow the diagram below to safely wire the 2 controllers:



Now you can use the 2 C slots for the common wires and the 2 sets of 1-12 slots for the zone wires. If you do not have a master valve or pump, just ignore the orange wires.


IMPORTANT: the blue wire has to be connected to the left 24VAC on both controllers and the yellow wire has to be connected to the right 24VAC on both controllers.


Please contact us if you need the wire connectors shown in the picture.


Netro Inc

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Netro now supports Spanish, Italian, French and German for Google Assistant

Netro Inc
Updated at 2020-02-28 07:49:20 UTC 


Great news again! We now support Spanish, Italian, French and German for Google Assistant voice control. Please say "Talk to Netro Home" in your Google Assistant app on your phone and link your Netro account before using your google devices.  


In case you experience difficulties in using the Netro Home skill, please write to support@netrohome.com or contact us in the Netro app.  


Thanks,  

Netro Inc


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Netro now supports Spanish, Italian, French and German for Amazon Alexa

Netro Inc
Updated at 2020-03-16 02:40:52 UTC 

Great news! We now support Spanish, Italian, French and German for Amazon Alexa voice control. Please find the new skill "NetroHome" in your Alexa app and link your Netro account.


In case you experience difficulties in using the NetroHome skill, please write to support@netrohome.com or contact us in the Netro app.


Thanks,

Netro Inc

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Fertilization program

Andrea Merito
Updated at 2020-04-27 14:30:47 UTC 

Good morning,

I ask you for a suggestion in your app.  in the program menu, in addition to displaying the manual and automatic programming, can you enter a command regarding fertilization?  I use fertilizers from the Bottos company, where each product has its weight and timing.  Maybe create a partnership with the big fertilizer companies.


Best.


Andrea

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Add the option of the timeframe to start in one day and end in another

alnavasa
Updated at 2020-05-08 20:36:44 UTC 

Add the option of the timeframe to start in one day and end in another:

Start ar 21:00 end at 3am

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Server upgrade scheduled on May 16th between 8:30PM and 9:00PM (Pacific Time)

Netro Inc
Updated at 2020-05-17 03:23:28 UTC 
Topic: General

To all Netro customers:


Due to rapid increase of active devices connected to the Netro cloud server, we are going to upgrade our server on May 16th Saturday night from 8:30PM to 9:00PM (Pacific Time). During that time frame, all cloud service will be temporarily unavailable but your watering schedules will run normally. If you have a smart watering controller, the light on the unit will blink fast.


Thanks,

Netro Inc


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Netro is live on IFTTT

Netro Inc
Updated at 2020-06-07 09:01:11 UTC 



The Netro service is now live and available for all IFTTT users! Please download the IFTTT app on your phone or use the official IFTTT website to connect Netro with other smart devices or services. For more information, please visit the following webpage: https://ifttt.com/netro


In case you experience difficulties in using the Netro service on IFTTT, please write to support@netrohome.com or contact us in the Netro app.   


Thanks,  

Netro Inc






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User Guide - Manual watering with your Pixie timer

Netro Inc
Updated at 2020-06-22 07:37:55 UTC 

The Pixie timer is designed for automatic watering. However, occasionally you may still need to turn on/off the water manually. Before explaining manual watering from the app, it would be helpful to understand how the Pixie communicates with the Netro cloud server.


By default, your Pixie turns on its WiFi module once every hour to sync up with the server. The sync-up usually takes less than one minute. For the next 59 minutes the timer will be sleeping and disconnected from the WiFi until the next sync. When the timer is sleeping, it is unaware of the schedule changes, including the manual watering.


Therefore, when you start a manual run, the timer is most likely in sleep mode. It will have to wait until the next sync-up to start the watering. The waiting time will be less than 60 minutes. Take the following screenshot for example:



The current time is 5:24AM and the next sync is scheduled at 6:17AM. Therefore the waiting time is going to be 53 minutes. After you press the Start button, you can go to the Schedule page and the manual run at  6:17AM will appear on your calendar.


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