Programming time vs Restrictions

Luca Manfrin
Updated at 2020-04-07 09:28:22 UTC 

Which is the difference between specify time range into preferences/programming and restrictions rules?


it seems that programming set a run time range to be applied to all zones while restritcions is a more flexible way to set time range and many other rules that can be applied to all or to specific zone. is it correct?


if programming time range is (completely) different (means never overlapped to) from time range set with restriction rules..what happens? not watering at all?

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Whisperer

Joe Ryan
Updated at 2020-04-05 17:48:32 UTC 
Can I use the whisperer to control watering of the Sprite controller? If I turn off smart zone. I notice you have Watering adjustment on the whisperer sensor where I can set moisture threshold to add watering and moisture threshold to skip watering. Would this work. I'm using this to water planters and small raised beds. Advice appreciated.
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Dark Sky

Vardhan Rajkumar
Updated at 2020-04-01 21:55:47 UTC 

Hi

Following the acquisition of Dark sky by Apple and news that hey will be shutting down the API, will Netro be able to work with dark sky as a weather data provider?

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Rain adjustment

Arvind Ramanadham
Updated at 2020-03-31 19:10:38 UTC 
If sprite skips watering as rain is forecasted. But in actual if received less rain, will it increase watering time in schedule for next few days. 
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Photinia Fraseri Red robin area setup and others

cipo80
Updated at 2020-03-24 14:44:34 UTC 

Hi , I'm an Italian happy owner of the netro sprite since last summer :)

Last year I used a classic static programs, this year I want to try the smart side of the platform, I've set my seven zones (square meters,type, etc), but I've some questions:

1) I've two zones with Photinia Fraseri Red Robin (zone3,7), in the database I've set the "Photinia Fraseri", but I've a doubt for the area in sqm, is it square meters or linear meters? If I try to set 50sqm or 25 the water not change, is it correct?

2) The algorithm put 107minutes every 14.5days, I've ask to my gardener and he told me that it's too much water (about double) for that plants in this period. Can i set up only this zone with customs specs?

3) I want to buy the Whisperer sensors, but in Amazon.it there is only the sprite, if I buy by netrohome portal the delivery may be slow, there are additional customs duty,etc. Any chance to see in Amazon.it?



Thanks in advance



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Smart scheduling problem

Alfonso Olias Sanz
Updated at 2020-03-23 19:15:51 UTC 

This is my set up.

I have a netro device + whisperers 

I have set up the netro to skip the previous day and the next day after raining.

I also have set up the schedule for watering from 6 am to 7 am.

If moisture is above 50%, then watering is skipped.


Yesterday it rained a lot and today all the zones were supposed to be skipped. But one of the zones went down to 45% of moisture and watering was started at 19:22.


1) why this happened?

2) Can I change the moisture level to a lower one? Current limit in the application is 50%



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Rain today and it will water tomorrow?

Javier Palomino
Updated at 2020-03-18 02:11:35 UTC 

I had consistent rain yesterday and today and foreseen by smart watering but it still announces watering tomorrow!!?? Why? Attach screenshot



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Sprinkler is on during rain

Wahid Ameni
Updated at 2020-03-14 00:12:38 UTC 

Hi,

The sprinkler is not automatically shut off during rain. I have to go to the apps to shut off 

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Best weather forecast for south of Italy

Carlo D'Ippolito
Updated at 2020-03-01 14:55:14 UTC 

Hello,

first of all, thanks for your product.

I would like to know which Is the best and most reliable weather forecast for the south of Italy (Apulia region).


Waiting for your feedback.

Kind regards

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Order to open eletrovan stil on

Claude Bedarride
Updated at 2020-02-29 14:28:34 UTC 

Hello

After connecting, my smart watering controller works well. But when the time of programm os elpased, or i order to stop watering, the current in the wire is still on. I need to open the circuit and disconect zone wire to permit the electrovan to close water flow.

Why smart controller don’t stop the current order to the ev ?

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new dripping system using Pixie and Whisperer

Markus Matula
Updated at 2020-02-20 08:52:39 UTC 
I am in the process of designing my dripping system for my beach house in FL. I am thinking about using 2 Pixies and several Whisperers. I have several questions: 1) What happens when the WIFI is down? Does Pixie turn watering off/on on its own? 2) Does Pixie skip a watering cycle when raining? 3) Are the Whisperers connected to the Pixie and App in that the humidity information guides the amount and frequency of watering? 4) What is the recommended soil humidity for new planted palm trees? Thanks, Markus
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Watering

Tim Foster
Updated at 2019-12-14 13:23:21 UTC 

I have my first period of rain coming up, so the smart schedule isn't planning on watering until Christmas Eve. Since getting the sensors working properly I've been very happy with the smart watering, but the rain predictions here tend to be a bit sketchy. As my system is saying it won't water because there is rain expected, does it automatically adjust itself and water if the predicted rain doesn't arrive?


Also, I have it set to not water if expected rain is 5mm. What is the difference in this context between expectation and forecast?

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Mode between and eco and normal

Sangjin Lee
Updated at 2019-10-17 03:41:11 UTC 

I am exploring different smart watering modes. The normal mode waters the lawn too long for me but the eco mode too little. It appears that the eco mode is exactly the same as normal but the watering time is half of normal.


In my case, I would like to set up a smart mode that waters 75% of the normal. How can I configure the smart mode to do that?

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Weird watering plan

Manuel Roca
Updated at 2019-10-12 11:34:00 UTC 
I don’t understand why smart watering is planning to water my 6 zone area in different ways if they have all the same type of soil, sprinkle head, size, and species. 

That give me not much confidence on the intelligence of the system. 

Any ideas? Do I have to reset all the system? 


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Netro Sprite + Netatmo Rain gauge + Wunderground

Tony D.
Updated at 2019-09-24 21:08:17 UTC 

Hello everybody,

I own a Sprite and a Netatmo weather station. By now I have configured the Netro App to use Wunderground as the meteo provider. More specifically I have configured my own Netatmo Weather station as a provider. I have to say that it works pretty good in forecasting weather conditions. I would like to know if somebody else is using this configuration and owns also the rain gauge module. In case, does provide the correct rain amount of rainfall in the Netro app Discover page. It would be nice if the Netro "AI" could use the exact rainfall from the rain gauge provided through wunderground.


Anyone experimenting with this?

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watering sequence

Gérard GALBOIS
Updated at 2019-08-26 18:23:46 UTC 

It is unfortunatly not possible to change  in which ordre the watering will act.

for exemple I need to water zone 5 after zone 7 because zone 7 is at a higher level than the electro valve and remaining water pressure, after watering is stopped,  is to strong and prevents the valve to close . by watering supplemantary  zone 5 which is lower the pressure diminishes ans the valve of zone 7 closes..

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How does a whisper sensor work with a drip system?

L F
Updated at 2019-08-25 23:46:33 UTC 
I have a couple whisper sensors monitoring my lawn and drip system.   I understand how they can monitor the soil in my lawn but I’m wonder how the whisper works on my drip system as it doesn’t see the moisture that’s added to the soil(the emitter isolates the water to the plant) or the rate the plants use it like the one in the lawn does.  I’m assuming it’s just estimating like the Netro would on it’s own.  Is there much value to using a whisper on a drip zone?
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Smart watering once a week?

Andrea D.
Updated at 2019-08-22 05:51:16 UTC 

Hello there,

I'm new to netro and I tried to setup smart watering but the data I provided it will do it just once a week. 

How is it possible? Is it safe to water just once a week? 

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Unexpected smart schedule

Tony D.
Updated at 2019-08-12 09:35:56 UTC 

Hi,

I set up a sprite connected to a whisperer. In the smart scheduling I see that my two zones would be watered in the following way the next day:

- zone 1: 6:00 16 min.

- zone 2: 6:17 15 min.

- zone 1: 6:46 16 min.

- zone 2: 7:02: 15 min.

I have 1 minute delay between each watering.

What I see the next morning is only the first two waterings made but not the second. Specifically:

- zone 1: 6:00 16 min.

- zone 2: 6:17 15 min.

I'm worried that my lawn is missing water since these days we are having the hottest days of summer (41 Celsius).

My whisperer now (11:23 AM august 12th) reads 0 lux, 23 C, 89% topsoil and 72% subsoil for zone 1 and 70% for zone 2. The whisperer is connected both to zone 1 and zone 2 so I don't know why I get different subsoil readings.

Immediately below I see "Moisture" "All day" both for zone 1 and zone 2. Could you please explain this behavior?

It would be nice if you could provide a blog post with all combinations of possibilities and related meanings.

UPDATE

In the web application I have found "User" in the restriction column searching. In the iOS app the only restriction I found to be activated could be the "Moisture to skip watering" in the watering adjustment for the whisperer sensor which is set to 80%.


Thank you in advance,

Tony  

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Runs for 9 hours at a time

Cindyluvender
Updated at 2019-08-07 00:27:20 UTC 
I have smart watering enabled with a preference for watering times between 1 and 7.  The schedule shows the system is running from 1 - 10 am and then again starting at 6:00 pm - 9:36.  How do I get this adjusted? My water bill was the highest it has ever been!
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