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Solar Automatic watering systemSolar Automatic watering system

For use with water butts and other non-pressured water sources

Hanging baskets
 

SOL-C12

The complete irrigation kit for use with a water butt or tank comprises:

  • 1 x solar pump kit
  • 1x anti siphon device
  • 1 x inlet filter
  • 1 x 15m tube
  • 12 x each drips, stakes, tees
 

The SOL-C12 waters automatically every 3 hours. The amount applied varies depending upon the amount of sunshine and the position of the control knob. The SOL-C12 is not like normal timer operated irrigation. The amount of water applied is directly dependent on the amount of charge it has received from the sun. The more sun, the more it waters, just as the more sun, the more your plants need water, thus watering when your plants need it most. The SOL-C12 can water large or small plants and it can supply up to 36 drippers. It is suitable for raised plant beds, baskets, vegetables, pots, grow bags, specimen plants and tree establishment. Running dry will not damage the unit.

Using only rainwater and the power of the sun, this ECO friendly product irrigates your plants automatically.

 

Specifications SOL-C12 (one year warranty)

The more sun, the more it waters – waters every 3 hrs
Saves plants from drought and waters when on holiday
Automatic watering for up to 12 Irrigation Units
(e.g. 5 large hanging baskets or 12 x 20 litre pots)
Drip waters up to 5m above the water source
Uses up to 90% less water than a hose
Easy, Eco, Efficient
Water source to solar pump – maximum 20m
Water source to last dripper – maximum 60m

Greenhouses
 
Place the SOL-K12 in a sunny position near your water butt or similar water supply. Insert the feeder tube into the water butt and arrange the drip tube as required. Switch on the unit and that's it…your plants will be automatically watered.
 
 
Control

The pump starts automatically every 3 hours and runs until the battery voltage starts to drop.
Knob position 5 is maximum watering. 4,3,2,1 are approximately 80%, 60%, 40%, 20% respectively. The knob regulates the proportion of energy that goes from the solar panel to the battery.

Watering with the SOL-C12
Max number of drippers-12
It can water up to 12 x 20 litre potsor 5 large hanging baskets

Dripper heights
If drippers are at different heights they will apply different amounts of water.
With the SOL-K12 using 12 drippers these differences are small if drippers are within 2m of the same height.

 

SOL-C12 Irrigation kit contents

SOL-C12 Kit Contents
1 x SMART Controller C12
with integrated pump
1 x Inlet Filter
1 x Anti-siphon Device
15m Tube
12 x each: Drippers, Stakes,
Tees
1 x Water Level Sensor
3 x AA batteries

SOL C-12 data sheet 211kb click here (PDF file)

 

SOL-C12 Irrigation kit $255 inc GST
Postage and packaging NI $12.50 SI $20. Rural delivery extra $6.50.

Please note: To prevent unnecessary delays please make sure you select the RD option if you are at a rural address.

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Irrigatia SOL-C24

Weather responsive SMART irrigation controller

The more sun, the more it waters – waters every 3 hrs
Saves plants from drought and waters when on holiday
*Automatic watering for up to 24 Irrigation Units
(e.g. 10 large hanging baskets or 24 x 20 litre pots)
Drip waters up to 5m above the water source
Uses up to 90% less water than a hose
Easy, Eco, Efficient
Water source to solar pump – maximum 20m
Water source to last dripper – maximum 60m

* You need the extension kit to water 24 irrigation units

The night mode sensor turns off the controller so that no watering will take place.

SOL-C24 Kit Contents
1 x SMART Controller C24
with integrated pump
1 x Inlet Filter
1 x Anti-siphon Device
15m Tube
12 x each: Drippers, Stakes,
Tees1 x Water Level Sensor
3 x AA batteries

SOL C-24 data sheet 382kb click here (PDF file)

 

SOL-C24 Irrigation kit $295 inc GST
Postage and packaging NI $12.50 SI $20. Rural delivery extra $6.50.

Please note: To prevent unnecessary delays please make sure you select the RD option if you are at a rural address.

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IRR-15T-12D Dripper extension kit for use with SOL-K24 - includes 15m tube, 12 drippers, stakes and T pieces $67 inc GST
Postage and packaging $6.50 (NZ Post bag untracked)

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IRR-IC - Intensive Care Plant Feeder

Liquid fertiliser delivered automatically to your plants providing the water and nutrients they require to be able to thrive.

Convenient, accurate and timely.

Benefits
For best growth plants need a suitable environment - temperature, light, CO2 and humidity. Compost or soil provides the root environment, which needs a balance of air, water and nutrients for plants to thrive. It is the last two ingredients the Irrigatia SOL kits and Irrigatia "Intensive Care" (IC) are designed to provide. The SOL solar irrigation kit waters every 3 hours. It waters more when it is sunny, when plants use more water and fertiliser. Now with the IC kit connected, SOL kit can provide the fertiliser too, exactly where and when the plants need it.
There are other ways to do it, but none of them provide the combination of convenience, accuracy and timeliness that the Irrigatia system does.

Installation
The IC bag can be hung from a water barrel using the hooks provided or it can be hung from a nearby wall. The top of the bag should be at a similar height to the top of the barrel. It is better to hang the bag in the shade.
Fit the outlet pipe to the IC. The non-return valve should be fitted in this line, taking care to install it the right way around. The flow restrictor should be fitted in a similar way. It doesn't matter where in the line these go, but the non-return valve should be between the IC bag and flow restrictor.
The tube can then be connected to the inlet tube between the pump and water source.
A second non-return valve should be fitted somewhere between this tee and the inlet filter. The non-return valves prevent siphoning between the IC bag and water barrel.

What can I put in the IC?
Fully soluble fertlisers such as Miracle-Gro or Phostrogen etc. can be used. Also plant growth stimulants such as seaweed extract, humates and teas as long as they are fully soluble can also be used.

Using the IC
Only use fertlisers, which are fully soluble or already in liquid form.
The amount of fertiliser applied can be varied according to requirements, but we have found applying ¼ normal recommended strength to be successful. To achieve this, dissolve the recommended amount of fertiliser for 50 litres in a 10 litre watering can full of water. Fill the IC bag through the top cap. Top up with water. Ensure there is no air in the bag and replace the cap firmly.
Now when the pump is running fertiliser solution will be drawn from the IC bag and mixed with water from the water barrel at a ratio of approximately 10:1.

What if the IC bag runs empty?
If the bag runs empty the pump continues to pump normally, but will be watering with un-fertlised water. Re-fill the IC bag with fertiliser solution as soon as possible to maintain optimum growth.

Why only ¼ strength?
Because plants are being fertilised with every watering. Recommendations normally apply to periodic applications, with plain water being given in between. Maintaining a constant input of fertiliser and water is better for the plant.

IRR-IC - Intensive Care Plant Feeder. $79 inc GST
Postage and packaging NI $7 SI $12. Rural delivery extra $6.50

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