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WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller

Works with Cloud Based Sensors

Works with Amazon's Alexa

Writes IP Address to USB Stick

Fast 3 Button Setup

Secure Transfers with SSL/TLS

Rugged Water Proof Case

Long Battery Life

Control up to 4 Latching Valves



VegeSprinkler 2 Minute Overview

VegeSprinkler Distributed Cloud Based Sprinkler Sytem



WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Features

  • Valves are controlled with cloud based sensors
  • Pays for it self, by saving water.
  • Control or monitor your system with Amazon's Alexa.
  • Tracks the amount of water saved.
  • Can be controlled or monitored from any web browser, or Alexa.
  • Eliminates the need for long cable runs to sensors.
  • Secure HTTPS connections using TLS1.2 Encryption.
  • Works seamlessly with VegeCloud.com.
  • Valve states are uploaded to the web after each run cycle.
  • Fast and easy web based setup.
  • Long battery life.
  • Water tight enclosure.
  • Box has flanges and screw holes for easy mounting.
  • Easy to mount and compact.
  • WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Applications

    • Wireless irrigation and sprinkler systems.
    • Greenhouse control.
    • Aquaponics Systems.
    • Water conservation.

    VegeSprinkler - WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller Details

    Save water, power and money. With the WiFI Latching Sprinkler Controller (VegeSprinkler), you can stop wasting expensive water and electricity. The beauty of this sprinkler controller is that it will quickly pay for itself as it only uses the precise amount of water that your lawn and plants need.

    Within minutes you will be able to setup the VegeSprinkler, through its web interface using your phone or computer's web browser.

    Uses Distributed Sensors

    The VegeSprinkler works with any available cloud based sensor. Cloud based sensors can be placed anywhere in your yard, garden or farm where Internet is available. This eliminates long cable runs from sensors to controllers. Also since all of the data is in the cloud, it is fast and easy to retrieve and view sensor data, so that you can fine tune your system.

    The most popular sensors are of course are our VH400 soil moisture sensors, and our THERM200 soil temperature sensors. When coupled with a VegeSprinkler Wifi Sensor VegeSprinkler, these sensors become cloud based sensors, that can be read by any controller on the Internet that knows their secret key.

    You configure the VegeSprinkler by setting up a watering schedule, as you would with any standard sprinkler controller. Then you configure cloud based sensor inputs to the controller, by entering their web address, thresholds, and conditions.

    For example you can specify that a sprinkler turn off if the soil moisture is 35%, or if the temperature is below 50°F (10°C) to prevent damaging your plants from watering during cold weather.

    Ideal For Control Freaks

    A few traditional sprinkler clocks have primitive rain sensors thrown on as an after thought. These rain sensors consist of a couple of plates mounted to a sponge, when the sponge gets wet from rain it expands and closes the contact sensor, shutting down every valve on your system, until the sponges dry out.

    We contrast this to the VegeSprinkler which allows independent laser precision control of each valve. Every valve can be fine tuned to a set of advanced cloud based sensors independently of the other valves. One valve may be tied to a temperature sensor and moisture sensor in your lawn, and another tied to a relative humidity air sensor in a green house. The combinations are limitless.

    Put it Anywhere

    Old fashioned sprinkler controllers are stuck safely in the garage because they are power hungry, and not waterproof.

    Because the VegeSprinkler is waterproof and not tethered to a power source, you can put this thing anywhere. Mount it to a fence, a post, a tree, anywhere close to your valves.

    Solves the Broken Wire Nightmare

    Traditional controllers use 24VAC cable and then run hundreds of feet of cable underground to each sprinkler valve from the controller's central location to each of the valves.

    What happens when a gopher chews through a cable? Yes - you are screwed.

    Since our latching controller is placed near the valves you never have this problem. If you do find yourself in this situation, it may be easier to replace the valves in your box, with latching valves, and place our latching valve controller nearby to control them.

    Stop Wasting Electricity, and Save the Planet

    Traditional controllers and valves haven't been updated in over a hundred years, and were designed at a time when fossil fuels were thought to be endless - when there were no concerns of atmospheric pollution. As such they are power hogs. When you factor in millions of these ancient devices wasting power around the world it translates into millions of gallons of oil and millions of tons of polution pumped into our air.

    Latching valves use a 50 ms pulse of power to turn on or off, and as such their power is negligible. Latching valves consume 36,000 times less power than a traditional sprinkler, based on a 1 hour cycle.

    Built-in Security For Your Controller and Sensors

    The VegeSprinkler uses TLS 1.2 SSL for secure Internet connections, allowing it to do secure HTTPS posts to servers. If you don't care about security, you can still post using regular HTTP.

    The VegeSprinkler comes with the most commonly used website certificates, or using our certificate tool, you can put on your own.

    Designed for Long Battery Life

    One of our primary design goals for the VegeSprinkler was long battery life. We wanted you to be able to place it anywhere without worrying about power connections. Under normal use scenarios your batteries will last over a year.

    The VegeSprinklers come with a battery cable clip, suitable for standard 9V batteries. If you are using power from an adapter, you can replace the clip with your own wires.

    We recommend using a 9V AA battery pack with 6 AA batteries. We sell 9V AA battery holders. Use lithium batteries if the location will get cold.

    You can configure the VegeSprinkler to send it's battery voltage when it updates to the server, so that you can monitor its level.

    Battery life depends on your valve cycles, and update rate.

    Make sure you don't put batteries inside the box, because it is air tight, the batteries will off gas acid in the heat corroding the components.

    Fast and Easy Setup

    You can configure the VegeSprinkler and add it to your local WiFi network by using a browser on your phone or PC.

    Once it has connected to your network you can plug in a USB thumb drive, and it will write the IP address to a file. This IP address allows you to configure it through it's web interface.

    To configure it, press a button, and it will become a mini web server on your network, and serve up configuration pages. Examples of the configuration pages are provided below.

    See the Quick Start Guide for step by step instructions.

    Works Seamlessly with VegeCloud

    While it's possible to go it on your own and write your own server, to control the sprinkler controller, through itself web API. Why bother when it works seamlessly with VegeCloud out of the box.

    VegeCloud.com allows you to store your data, and allow you visualize it with graphs, and allow you to set triggers on your data so that you can get text alerts and email messages, when your sensors have passed a threshold value. VegeCloud also gives you access to Alexa.

    Control and Monitor With the Convenience of Alexa

    You can use voice commands to ask Alexa about sensor values, and to override the normal schedule. For example, if you want to stop the sprinklers from coming on while you are having a party on the grass, you can tell alexa to turn them off at a particular time.

    Voice commands are much faster and easier than pulling out a phone, and opening an app or web browser. Alexa is a paid service on VegeCloud which costs under a dollar/month.

    Rugged and Waterproof for Long Life in Harsh Conditions

    You can put this box outside in the rain or snow. The rugged ABS plastic box has silicone rubber gaskets making it waterproof. All of the cable entry points use cable glands, so that no water or insects can get in.

    The box has flanges and screw holes for easy mounting, so that you can put it anywhere.

    Keeps Running Even When Internet is Down

    If your Internet goes down - no problem. The will keep running its internally stored schedule. When it is able to connect to the Internet again, it will resume querying cloud sensors to make watering decisions.

    Vegetronix Modular Building Blocks

    Our product philosophy is simple. We provide low-cost modular building blocks to our customers, and then let them come up with their own applications.

    Get creative with our very unique sensors, WiFi Hubs, Relay Boards and come up with your own creations.

    We Want you to be Happy

    Ordering is easy and low risk. Since we build our own products at our factory, all of our products are in stock. When you place your order from our website, it will ship same day from our factory, and you'll have it in your hands in just a couple of days. We ship to nearly EVERY COUNTRY in the world.

    If you aren't amazed and delighted by your new VegeSprinkler, return it for a refund within 30 days.

    "So far I'm very impressed by Vegetronix products. I work in IoT professionally but don't have the time to put together my own microcontroller-based solution. You've solved all the critical IoT issues (TLS, low-energy, find out local IP address, send to cloud, etc) not to mention your magic soil moisture sensor. Everything I've tried so far (VegeHub and Air temp sensor) is simple and easy to use and worked on the first try. Well done."

    Thomas in Redmond, WA

    VegeSprinkler Screen Shots of Web Interface

    The following screen shots of the VegeSprinkler's web interface show how the VegeHub can be flexibly configured.

    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller- Home

    See Water Saved on VegeSprinkler's Home Page





    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller- Programs

    Create up to 4 Program Schedules





    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Manual Channel

    Manually Run a Program or a Valve.





    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Settings

    Server Setup.





    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Valve Settings

    Control Valves with Cloud Based Sensors.





    Pricing and Ordering Info

    We ship to nearly EVERY COUNTRY on the planet, directly to you from our factory.

    99% of orders ship same day.

    For volume pricing contact us.

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    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Specifications

    VegeHub
    Power consumption Sleep mode: 35uA.
    Server update mode: 38mA for about 2.5 seconds.
    Valve State Change: 350mA for about 50ms.
    Supply voltage 5.5 to 12V supply
    Dimensions See drawing below.
    Number of Valves 4
    Operational Temperature -0°C to 50°C
    Enclosure Wall mounting bracket.
    Maximum update Rate Every 5 minutes
    Waterproof yes
    Current Firmware Version 0.8.0 (Older Version Notes)

    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Dimensions

    VegeSprinkler Dimensions

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    VegeSprinkler-Latching Wiring Table

    TB1 (Battery In)
    Pin Label Description
    1 VIN +Battery (Red Battery Wire)
    2 GND -Battery (Black Battery Wire)
    TB2 (VALVES)
    Pin Label Description
    1 V1 VALVE 1
    2 V2 VALVE 2
    3 V3 VALVE 3
    4 V4 VALVE 4
    5 COM VALVE COMMON

    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Battery Considerations

    If you intend on powering the VegeSprinkler from a battery, battery selection is very important. Not all batteries types act the same in different environmental conditions. For example alkaline batteries do not do well in cold temperatures.

    For temperature extremes Lithium Ion batteries are best, with a typical range of -40°C to 60°C. If you need off the shelf disposable batteries we recommend Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries. Their 9V battery has a 700mAh capacity, and their AA have a 3500mAh capacity. If you use the AA batteries we recommend that you get a 9V or 12V AA battery holder to supply power to the VegeSprinkler.

    Rechargeable 3.7V Lithium Ion 18650 batteries are also a good choice, for environmental extremes, and for long life. Two batteries in series is sufficient to power the VegeSprinkler.

    Because batteries off-gas acid, especially in hot environments, never place batteries inside the VegeSprinkler enclosure, as this will corrode and destroy the electronics, over time.

    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Quick Start Guide

    Connect the VegeSprinkler to a remote server with the VegeSprinkler Quick Start Guide.

    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Tutorial Videos

    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller With Soil Moisture Sensors



    Connect your VegeSprinkler to VegeCloud in only 5 Min.



    VegeCloud Tutorial

    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller - Advanced Options

    Flashing Root Certificates with USB

    Root certificates allow the VegeSprinkler to communicate with servers using secure HTTPS. The VegeSprinkler has factory installed root certificates for the most common IOT servers. Some web sites will require SSL certificates that are not already included on the VegeSprinkler. See the VegeSprinkler Root Certificate Manual for information on updating root certificates.

    USB Port

    The VegeSprinkler has a USB port which is used to update root certificates. To install device drivers for the USB, and to configure it, see the VegeSprinkler USB Manual.

    WiFi Latching Sprinkler Controller -Troubleshooting Guide

    See our VegeSprinkler Trouble Shooting Guide for any difficulties setting up your VegeSprinkler.

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