This is an introductory tutorial on setting up a Sentinel central irrigation control system. This first video goes over the basics to get you started. Once complete, please continue to the subsequent tutorials on configuring communication and automatic operations to complete your setup.
The next step in setting up the Sentinel system is to establish communication between the computer and the satellites. To do this, you will need to already have the controller hardware set up and connected, which is usually either through the standard UHF radio or an Ethernet connection from the computer to the controller(s) via a network.
After communication between the computer and controller(s) has been established, the third step in setting up the Sentinel system is to configure the automatic operations window. The automatic operations window is where most of the irrigation scheduling takes place, such as entering station run times, watering days, and number of cycles.
The fourth step in setting up the Sentinel system is to configure the activity alarm monitor. Though this step is optional, it’s a good best practice so you can be alerted to any events or unexpected issues with your irrigation system.
• Entering zone descriptions
• Setting station type
• Plant factor and precipitation rates
• Current and flow parameters.
• Product Comparison
• Output Boards
• Support Materials.
An introduction to the Toro Pro Series™ soil moisture sensor for Sentinel, covering installation and software setup.