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Seed watering

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Updated at 2021-05-17 06:55:26 UTC

Hi Adrian, 


You can choose "new plant" mode in Settings->Zones->Smart zone->Mode for grass seeding. 


Thanks, 

Netro Support

Watarering modes

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Updated at 2021-05-17 06:52:52 UTC

Hi Alfonso, 


EPA mode allows the moisture level to deplete to a lower level  than deep mode before next watering, and it has  longer watering duration than any other smart watering modes.  We recommend using EPA mode to avoid watering equally everyday and instead to water less frequently but deeply. 


Thanks, 

Netro Support



Whisperer not providing any readings

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Updated at 2021-05-17 06:46:08 UTC

Hi John,


Could you please send us email to support@netrohome.com with your Netro account registered email?

We will have our technician look into this issue. 

Thanks
Regards, 
Netro Support

Rainfall from weather station

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Updated at 2021-05-17 06:45:17 UTC

Hi Jannis,


Netro sever side gets and updates weather information every early morning at 4 am. Netro gets weather forecast data to adjust watering.  If forecast data is wrong, Netro will adjust accordingly using the historical data. For example, if the forecast data is 10mm for today, but two days later, we got the actual rainfall is 5mm, Netro will adjust schedules and could water more accordingly. 


Thanks,

Netro Support

Whisper Pairing

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Updated at 2021-05-14 04:59:42 UTC

Dear customer,


You will need to press the button 5-6 times to reset the sensor:
1. Press the power button once to turn on the sensor. If the sensor is already on, turn it off first by pressing the power button once.
2. Turn the sensor off quickly (in 1.5 seconds) before the LED light changes its color from white 
3. Press the button to turn on the sensor. Turn the sensor off quickly (in 1.5 seconds) before the LED light changes its color from yellow 
4. Press the button again to turn on the sensor. The LED should start to blink in white color.

Here is a demo video:

https://youtu.be/Vl-VlTkcaJE


Thanks,

Netro Support

Smart water regulation

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Updated at 2021-05-14 04:58:05 UTC

Hi Albert,


Please go to Settings->Regulations to turn off the regulation feature.


Thanks,

Netro Support

Whisperer stop working

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Updated at 2021-05-12 05:06:40 UTC

Hi Gianluca,


We have received your email and we will get back to you soon.


Thanks,

Netro Support

Where do I have to install the whisper sensor?

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Updated at 2021-05-12 05:05:47 UTC

Hi Paolo,


Sensor is waterproof and you can put it outdoors to know the soil condition.


Thanks,

Netro Support

Whats the difference between Forecast and Expectation

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Updated at 2021-05-12 02:06:33 UTC

Hi Julio,


The expectation mode takes the forecasted precipitation and multiply it by the probability of rain which is more accurate. If the result is 0.2 inches or higher, than we will cancel watering schedules. For example, if rainfall is 0.2 inches but probability is 50%, then 0.2*.5 = .1, 0.1 is less than 0.2, so the watering will go as scheduled. But if rainfall is 0.4 inches with 50%, then the Smart Zone will cancel the watering schedule for that day.


Thanks,

Netro Support


Update Firmware

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Updated at 2021-05-12 02:06:00 UTC

Hi Tognaz, 


2.5.3 is the latest version of the app and the latest firmware verison of Netro is 2.2.0. 


Thanks, 

Netro Support

Pixie displays Soil Moisture reading without any sensor

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Updated at 2021-05-11 04:59:32 UTC

Hi Michael,


The soil moisture reading displays on home page even without a sensor assigned. We just checked your account and we found the smart watering is every nine days in April, this this due to the rain. The default watering frequency is every 5 days and you can check it in Settings->Garden->Smart Zone->Estimated frequency and duration. However, the actual watering frequency and duration may vary due to weather. If you want to adjust the  frequency and duration, you can change watering mode in Settings->Garden->Smart Zone->Mode.


Thanks,

Netro Support

Latest software update

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Updated at 2021-05-11 01:06:07 UTC

Hi Sheryl,


2.5.3 is the latest Netro Sprite software version and we will release the next version this month.

Whisper

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Updated at 2021-05-05 05:56:42 UTC

Dear Richard,


The RED led light flashes means the device is completely out of battery now, which will need more time to charege it up. 

Please keep the sensor under direct sunlight for another 3-5 days, and press the power button again. Please let us know if it works.


Thanks,

Netro Support

Whisperer shows different data on hourly vs daily humidity

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Updated at 2021-05-05 05:55:03 UTC

Dear Panos,


Could you please send us email to support@netrohome.com with your Netro account registered email?

We will have our technician look into this issue. 

Thanks
Regards, 
Netro Support

Whisperer in the UK

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Updated at 2021-05-05 05:53:50 UTC

Dear customer,


You can buy the Pixie timer from Amazon.uk and it will be directly shipped to you. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Netro-Faucet-Connected-Powered-Weather/dp/B085Z7K4BC?pd_rd_w=0Dfa4&pf_rd_p=6f3c660c-d5f2-4bb2-94a5-224dc9e931aa&pf_rd_r=2SZQ2VXCHGCAWPKM9G6F&pd_rd_r=fda88829-af30-4b0a-960d-8179e0c8962e&pd_rd_wg=s9hUY&pd_rd_i=B085Z7K4BC&psc=1&ref_=pd_bap_d_rp_1_i


Pixie works with the Whisperer sensor without needing a bridge, you will just need to make sure they are under the same wifi.


Thanks,

Netro Support

Latest software update

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Updated at 2021-05-05 05:51:48 UTC

Hi Sheryl, 


I will check the version and get back to you later.


Thanks, 

Netro Support


Internet connection

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Updated at 2021-05-05 01:45:43 UTC

Hi Sheryl,


We have received your email and we have replied to you through email.


Thanks,

Netro Support

Scheduled Runs not turning on but app shows they ran

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Updated at 2021-05-05 01:43:59 UTC

Dear customer,


Please check the wires. Are they loose or disconnected from the slots? Please also check the common wires and the master valve if you have one. If you believe the wires are correctly installed,  please check if there is a main valve/faucet that is turned off manually. 


To test if the controller is working properly, use a multimeter (AC voltage mode) to test the voltage between the common wire and the zone wire when the zone is active. Normally the voltage should be between 24V and 28V.

You might also want to check whether there are shorted zones or open zones. You just need to use a multimeter to measure the resistance between the common wire and each zone (remove the wires from the slots before testing the resistance). The normal reading would be 20-60 Ohms. If the reading is less than 10 Ohms then you might have a shorted circuit in the solenoid and if it is larger than 80 Ohms you might have an open circuit. 


Please let us know if it works.


Thanks,

Netro Support

soil fertility

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Updated at 2021-05-05 01:42:48 UTC

Hi Jose,


Currently the Whisperer sensor doesn’t measure the soil fertility and I will forward your request to our R&D.


Thanks,

Netro Support

One of my zones isn't smart watering

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Updated at 2021-05-05 01:41:31 UTC

Hi Mitch,


The smart watering level of one of your zones is level basic so there are not smart waterings for this certain zones. Please go to Settings->Zones->Smart Zone to check. For basic level, no smart schedule will be generated. You will need to add programs manually (go to Settings->Programs to add programs). Please view this article for more information about smart watering: https://www.netrohome.com/forum/posts/111


Thanks,

Netro Suppot