A Detailed Guide to 2 Wire Irrigation Decoders & Technology Systems

By Tony Ware on 14th July 2020

View our range of irrigation decoders here. Tony Ware gained a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. His career spans 4 decades designing electronic equipment for the medical, scientific and process control industries. He entered the irrigation industry in 1995, designing functionally equivalent irrigation decoders to 8 […]

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Lightning Protection in Irrigation Decoders

By Tony Ware on 13th July 2020

This Technical Note describes the two kinds of protection against lightning damage in decoder based 2 or 3 wire irrigation control systems. When properly installed, lightning protection in decoder systems will generally be stronger than that found in smaller multi-wire systems.  The exception is pedestal-mounted multi-wire, where extensive extra lightning protection components are housed within […]

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Irrigating Efficiently – How to Irrigate Using the Minimum Amount of Water

By Tony Ware on 13th July 2020

Basic Knowledge Required to Decide on Efficiency The total area to be irrigated. The amount of irrigation applied over the period. The amount of rainfall received over the period. The amount of water needed by the turf over the period. Only then can comparisons be made between one course and another. What happens to applied […]

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The Four Main Types of Irrigation

By Tony Ware on 9th July 2020

Being able to grow food to feed your family and others is the backbone of any community. This is why many cultures put such a great emphasis on farming and celebrating the harvest. As can be seen in many countries such as Africa, a lack of rain and other forms of irrigation can cause extreme […]

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Solenoids Explained

By Tony Ware on 9th July 2020

Solenoids are used in control valves to open a pilot hole. This allows water pressure to decrease on the top side of a diaphragm. The diaphragm is then pushed away from the seat by the water pressure below so water flows through the valve to the sprinklers etc. To understand solenoid action, it is necessary […]

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Using 2 Wire Decoders for Landscape Irrigation

By Tony Ware on 3rd July 2020

Year on year, we are all used to electronics getting cheaper and giving more value. Just take mobile phones as an example. However, these advances haven’t found their way into the control of medium-sized landscape and playing fields irrigation. The current way is to have a controller with many terminals, each with a wire to […]

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How to Drain a Sprinkler Irrigation System for the Winter

By Tony Ware on 3rd July 2020

The main reason for making sure there is no water in the pipes and pumps is to prevent frost damage. A well designed irrigation system will have drain valves around the pipe work at hopefully, the lowest points! To get these to work and the water to come out, air must get in. However it […]

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How to Reduce Golf Course Over-watering Without Spending a Fortune

By Tony Ware on 1st July 2020

Most irrigation controllers are programmed in minutes per station. The person in charge of irrigation is usually very busy with other jobs, so 10 minutes per golf Green is the default. Using this rule, it is very likely that the ground is being over-watered to some extent. Under watering on the other hand shows up […]

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Saving Water, Electricity, Labour and Money

By Tony Ware on 8th April 2020

There are a number of things you can do, each small and inexpensive, which can save you all of the above. Get a straight-sided 1L plastic jug.  Fill it with water up to about 1cm from the top.  Put it on a bar stool about 1m above the ground in an open area.  Measure the […]

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RM-2 Irrigates City-wide Landscapes

By Tony Ware on 8th April 2020

Tonick adapted their innovative RM-2 irrigation controller to this application with the support of local UAE based automation and SCADA specialist, Precast FZCO based it on the T-BOX RTU from Servelec Technologies. Providing remote connectivity and water balance irrigation control, the Tonick RM-2 is a powerful irrigation control system that provides scalable solutions for very […]

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