Why is my sprite watering zones multiple times a day

Tim Cox
Updated at 2019-02-02 01:35:59 UTC 
Installed sprite after I got it for Christmas.  Today it started watering on its own for the first time and certain zones ran for almost 45 minutes and a couple zones watered more than one time in a day.  What the heck is going on????
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Solid white light can't connect to phone

Nathan Anderson
Updated at 2019-02-13 03:53:31 UTC 
I connected to the netro wih the app a few times no problem. Then it said failed to connect. The light is solid white no blinking. I have uplugged it reset it multiple times and deleted and reinstalled the app. Any help?
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Whisperer records only up to 10% even in pouring rain

Scot and Michelle Cowan
Updated at 2019-03-03 17:04:51 UTC 
Have two Whiperer sensors in container pots setting up for bare root treesin large fabric bag containers. Sensors have detected a moisture level of only up to 16%. This morning after and during a one inch rain the soil moisture is only reading 3% and 6%. Clearly something is wrong. 
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Instructions about Replacing Toro System

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-03-20 08:07:29 UTC 

Replacing Toro system

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

Example 1:

Toro model gk212-04

1. Connect the 2 white wires to the C slots, one on the left and the other on the right which is now occupied by a red one.

2. Move the red wire(currently on C slot) to M slot because it is for your master valve.

3. The last step is to connect the power then you should be good to go. 

Example 2:

Toro IC 8. 

The first slot of your current controller is master valve which should be connected  to "M" slot of Netro. The two wires in the second slot are common wires should be connected to the 'C' slot of Netro. The last step is to connect the power then you should be good to go. 

Example 3:

Toro Model 53765 6 zones

The red and white wires are the commons wires and should go to the two "C" slots in Netro Sprite controller. You do not need to connect the gray and black wires as they are the power wires for the old controller. 

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Instructions about Replacing Old Controller

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-03-20 08:03:05 UTC 

Replacing old system

This page lists some instructions about replacing old controllers with Netro smart watering controller. 

Example 1:

I check the pictures.

Here is how you connect to your sprite:

OLD                 Sprite

24VAC             24VAC (order does not matter)

COM                any C slot

1                     1

2                     2

3                     3

4                     4

You probably do not need to connect other wires.

Example 2:

You do not have a master valve so you just leave the M slot open.

The sensor wires are not needed either in the Sprite because it gets the weather data from WiFi network.

Example 3:

If you are using the Netro power adapter, the two thick beige wires should not be used because they are the 24 VAC power wires from your old power adapter.

However, you probably can use these two beige wires on Sprite. Just hookup them on the 2 24V AC slots in Sprite on the right side. I would suggest using a voltage meter to check the voltage on them though if you go this way.

Example 4:

1. The VC wire goes to any one of the C slots in Sprite

2. The 1-8 wires go to 1-8 slots in Sprite which is straightforward

3. Use the Netro power adaptor to connect the 24VAC in Sprite

Other wires are not needed.

Example 5:

The 8 zone wires will go to the 1-8 slots in Sprite.

The C wire will go to any of the C slots in Sprite.

You can leave the M slot in Sprite on unconnected.

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Overriding smart waterinh

Updated at 2019-03-17 20:46:27 UTC 
I own a very small lot and would be interested only in setting up my own programs. How can I override the system's smart watering schedule? I installed a new Netro Sprite today and right off the bat it shows a lot of watering on the first day. Thank you.
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Update frequency of watering schedule

Updated at 2019-03-21 16:27:21 UTC 
How often is the smart watering schedule updated? This morning it was raining quite a bit, but so far my watering schedule indicates a watering session for tomorrow. Not only does this waste water, but it violates one of my restrictions, namely, no watering the day after a rain. 
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Not able to water

Tungster Tran
Updated at 2019-03-27 13:18:49 UTC 
I just updated the app yesterday and noticed that I am not able to water my lawn any more.  Kept trying to water it manually and it kept shutting it down or the zone was never turned it on.
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controller firmware

Magnus Swenson
Updated at 2019-03-27 19:55:40 UTC 
Topic: General
Does the controller update its own firmware automatically on a specific schedule or you push out when needed?
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windy conditions

Magnus Swenson
Updated at 2019-03-27 20:05:53 UTC 

The setting for windy conditions is great.

However the zones that includes drip irrigation doesn’t get impacted by winds (since they’re often under dirt/mulch etc) usually rotors and nozzles would be impacted . Is there a way not to include in ground drip irrigation on windy conditions?

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MAC address

Lee Hill
Updated at 2019-03-29 15:45:44 UTC 
where can I read MAC address of netro controller?
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Smart home integration

Matt Griste
Updated at 2019-03-29 22:29:57 UTC 
How do i add the netro service to my google home. I cant seem to find much info about it and it doesnt show up
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Smart Watering Basic with a schedule watering adjustment

Barry Perfect
Updated at 2019-04-13 17:00:37 UTC 

If I have a zone set to Smart Watering - Basic with a schedule to come on for 30 minutes, will the smart watering adjust the duration of the watering based on the weather (say 10 minutes when it’s cool, the full 30 minutes when it is hot), or just turn it off/on based on the 5mm expected rain threshold?


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Suggestion: Sunrise smart watering

Mark S
Updated at 2019-04-15 13:39:43 UTC 
I think Rachio adjusts the watering schedule with sunrise to have all zones completed as the sun is coming up. Is this something you intend to add? I think this will come in handy with the heat of summer.
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Irritating - Dark Sky is junk.

Kirk Davis
Updated at 2019-04-20 12:21:46 UTC 

Why can't I see the assumption Netro is making on the amount of rain that fell the day before? I paid Dark Sky for the time machine feature, but it's never accurate Yesterday  it rained here over an inch (rain gauge and $250 weather station agreed)  Dark Sky time machine (no, not Hot Tub time machine) reported  25 inch. At the very least I should be able to go into the app and put the actual rain that fell for the day before. Is there a way to do it, and if not, will you please add it? I would get a Whisperer, but the feedback has been rather poor on here. 

The community is nice, but how am I supposed to see answers? It shows "Answers 2", for example, but you click in it, and noting happens. Irritating 


Mr Bad Example 

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Weather Company API- Revenue stream for Netro

Kirk Davis
Updated at 2019-04-20 12:58:20 UTC 
Topic: General
It is my understanding that you could restore our ability to pull data into netro from our individual weather stations. This would require paying for the API, which you could mark up 20% and offer a paid option to netro clients. $3.99 a year, for example, would be totally worth it to get accurate information to my sprinkler controller. As I have outlined in a previous post, dark sky has proven to be wildly inaccurate. It's Miss estimates rainfall by at least 50%, on average, and is within three degrees plus or minus on high temperature only about 50% of the time.
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Whisper to standalone zone - Error

John Mac
Updated at 2019-04-22 23:42:30 UTC 

Hello!  I just got a whisper and wanted to add it to a stand-alone zone but keep getting the following error: Error no info about this zip code in our DB. Any thoughts?  I can add it to one of my other zones?  


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Emilio Maione
Updated at 2019-04-24 06:50:56 UTC 
Salve a tutti come faccio a collegare lo sprite  alla Amazon Alexa chi può dirmi come faccio grazie
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Howard Blankenship
Updated at 2019-04-24 14:46:54 UTC 
Many good questions here in the community but unable to see the answers - why?
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Service account

Updated at 2019-04-25 01:26:55 UTC 
I have a company doing service on my sprinkler system, and would like to have them able to turn zones on/off to verify coverage and do repairs. Does anyone know how can that be done without me giving them my phone?
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