When we talk about 9v.-IP 68 battery control units, we enter an infinite world between the hobby and professional models all declared the best and IP68, but in reality when you get into action the difference is considerable from the point of view of reliability.
“In this case we have a belief that the more you spend the less you spend.”
The control units until yesterday were declared IP68 only because they are resistant to immersion but, it was found that condensation is actually the enemy n 2. The problem was solved not only with the famous gasket but also by completely resining the control unit inside the box. The result was a control unit that no longer suffered from moisture. Over time, however, the buttons (being physical) have also begun to lose some blows and then the new SOLEM BL-IP series was born
This control unit can be 1, 2, 4 and 6 stations, is IP68 completely resinated and has access to the batteries (rectangular standard 9v) with a double gasket.
It is supplied as standard with resin connectors to make watertight connections in the connection with solenoid valves.
The control unit looks like a photo without any display and can only be programmed from an App that can be downloaded for free from the APP store or Play Store and therefore works under both Apple and Android.
The programming takes place directly on the App and then sent via Bluetooth directly to the device. Some very important elements are that the same APP can program infinite control units, the control units can have a password protection and be registered with personal name and geographical location and then review them in your account on mysolem.com.
You can find this product on www.my4garden.com and using this coupon code “TUSOL181120” you can get a discount when buying.
To see the programming of this control unit you can see directly here
During installation and use it is necessary to pay attention to the connections . The control unit has 1 or 2 black wires (depending on the version if 1 or 6 stations) that connect to the solenoids because in common. Then there are the red wires that are the wires of the individual zones that must be connected to each solenoid and that is the wire of zone 1 with the solenoid valve 1 .. And so on. Then we have the 2 yellow wires that are connected to the bridge, these if you do not use the rain sensor, you have to leave them alone or cut them and connect the rain sensor that you find at this link. Finally we have the orange wire that would be the wire for the relay control that if not used MUST still be closed by the resin connector to prevent moisture from rising and entering the circuit.
For the rest it is a control unit that once installed you can forget it in the cockpit.