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8 Solar Sync Combo Controller Timer

The Hunter Industries X-Core 8 Solar Sync Combo Controller Timer features a Solar Sync weather-sensing device that will automatically alter the programmed irrigation schedule based on the changing weather. Solar Sync sensor provides automatic, weather-based schedule adjustments and shutdowns during rain or freezing events for water savings. Non-volatile memory saves programs to permanent memory and retains programs after a power outage.
Overall rating:
4.6 / 5
4.6
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(5 reviews) 5
Open Ratings Snapshot
100%of customersrecommend this product4 of 4reviews
Rating Breakdown 5 reviews
4.6 out of 5.0
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100%of customersrecommend this product4 of 4reviews
Customer reviews for 8 Solar Sync Combo Controller Timer
Review 1 for 8 Solar Sync Combo Controller Timer
from Fort Collins, CO, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great Product

PostedJune 26, 2012
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I got this Controller for free by getting a city rebate for replacing my old controller with one that adjust to weather and ET changes. We are currently having a heat wave in northern colorado and my controller adjusted up and is running the programs 10% longer. A few weeks ago it adjusted down the program because it was cooler and overcast. It was easy to install and I would recommend this controller for anyone looking for a weather based system. Footnote: The Home Depot store doesn't carry this combo pack. To get the SYNC sensor that goes up on the edge of your home...you must order the combo pack on-line.
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 8 Solar Sync Combo Controller Timer
from Sacramento, CA, USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Excellent Quality

PostedMay 9, 2012
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The Hunter products are well built and easy to use. The Sync climate controller installed easily and worked well. The lockable cover makes perfect for exterior installation. The power cord is like a standard extension cord and the power inverter is in the timer enclosure. This makes for a clean install. The cost is comparable to other high end controllers but this includes more features and controls 8 stations.
+5points
6out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 8 Solar Sync Combo Controller Timer
from Ashland, OR 97520, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Hardy performing just a promised!

PostedJuly 24, 2012
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Installed the new solar sync combo controller and have been very pleased. It adjusted when we had cooler weather and turned off when it rained. Only had it a couple months but I think it meets Hardy's standard of quality.
Pros: Easy to Install, Good Instructions
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 8 Solar Sync Combo Controller Timer
from San Diego, CA

Good Product Needs Improvement

PostedNovember 28, 2013
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4 out of 5
I had a few issues with this product:
1) The sensor that came with the unit did not work.
2) Instructions were not clear. For example, if you to test the sensor, you need to use the "Program Button" and not the "One Station" setting. The instructions seem to be written for a similar but different product.
3) It has three start time settings, but the zone watering duration for each start time is the same. I wish it can be set differently for each start time (since I have drip and spray).
Regarding the broken sensor, I had the option of sending it to Hunter for test, but I have to run to the post office. So I just returned the whole unit and bought a second unit. The second unit works fine.
Overall it is a solid product but improvement is needed.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 8 Solar Sync Combo Controller Timer
from Portland, OR, USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Perfect Sprinkler Controller for Small System

PostedDecember 30, 2012
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This controller comes in an outdoor enclosure with a power cord pigtail already attached so you can plug it into an outdoor outlet yourself rather than have an electrician install it. Programming and manual operation were easy. The sensor does the job well - here in Portland it backed everything down to 10% by late fall and the rain sensor accurately prevented unnecessary watering. Only issue - the product is packaged in a way that may cause damage to the insulation on the power cord close to the enclosure - we have to return 2 before we got one without damage. (Return/exchange can be done in a store, but only exchange the controller because the stores don't carry the sensor.)
Pros: Easy to Install, Reliable, Good Instructions
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.