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General => Irrigation Control => Topic started by: winger on June 06, 2016, 01:23:30 pm

Title: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: winger on June 06, 2016, 01:23:30 pm
Not a lot of info. Maybe old news but looks new. Is it possible that "gocontrol" (Nortek?) has come out with a new z-wave irrigation controller??

Nortek site: http://www.nortekcontrol.com/pdf/literature/WI15Z-1-GoControl-Smart-Irrigation-Controller-Spec-Sheet.pdf

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Nameinternal-WI15VZ-1-Smart-Irrigation-Controller/dp/B01E3BV118/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465233683&sr=8-1&keywords=gocontrol+smart+irrigation+controller

They say it can be controlled by scenes.
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: rafale77 on June 07, 2016, 09:33:48 am
Very interesting. Hope Vera can create a device or a plugin for it...
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: Jamr on June 07, 2016, 11:24:45 am
Looks interesting.
We would be interested in knowing if this product works well. Amazon has no reviews as of yet.
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: rafale77 on June 14, 2016, 12:23:46 am
ordered one... but now has become a pre-order for october delivery. And the product actually disappeared from Amazon...
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: RobertJrSax on August 08, 2016, 11:31:28 pm
Called Nortek today and they said they expected to release it by the end of this year (2016).
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: tomtcom on August 13, 2016, 11:55:56 am
I know some zwave+ devices work with VeraLite but how can you determine what does and doesn't work with VL before buying this product?
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: SocketFail on November 10, 2016, 09:48:22 am
Called Nortek today and they said they expected to release it by the end of this year (2016).
HomeSeer added support... now maybe Vera?  https://twitter.com/HomeSeer/status/796074569455042560
Title: New Irrigation Controller
Post by: LindsiWains on November 13, 2016, 04:14:38 pm
Does the HydroFLASH controller qualify for the smart irrigation controller according to the EPAS website?  In Charlotte as long as the unit qualifys there is a discount on Ccf billed.
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: Sullyfamily on January 01, 2017, 05:09:52 pm
Has anyone received one of these yet? Just wondering if this is going to be a good addition or if I should just go with the Rachio?
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: Kalapa on February 02, 2017, 12:23:39 am
Marc @ Vera... Any update on this? Is Vera adding support for this Z-wave irrigation controller?
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: pceasar on March 21, 2017, 01:44:51 pm
I guess it's radio silence on support for this ? come on guys someone take responsibility and reply from Vera please
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: baxy_AU on March 21, 2017, 09:01:36 pm
Although vera reps occasionally read and post here, this is not an official support site. I hear it's more likely you'll get a reply from vera if you post on their Facebook page
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: cb4 on March 28, 2017, 06:37:27 pm
Nortek says the controller is still in beta testing with no ETA for purchase. The Amazon listing is a mistake.
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: jimbo333 on July 12, 2017, 07:40:28 pm
Reviving an old thread because I purchased one to try it out.  It does not work, you can pair it with the Vera, but it just shows up as a single switch device (similar to what happened with HomeSeer before it was updated).  I have developed plugins for Vera before, but not sure how to go about adding a custom Z-Wave type device, anyone have any experience with that?
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: jimbo333 on July 13, 2017, 07:15:09 pm
I actually found the device listed under devices -> Other Devices -> GoControl Smart Irrigation Controller, it has pictures of the thing and specific instructions on how to pair it.  I added it to Vera, but it only shows up as a "BinarySwitch_1", instead of a collection of switches and sensors, so it looks like it almost works, but not quite.  Perhaps Vera is close to supporting it :D

The technical details are it uses a new device class, Irrigation Command Class, version 1 (current Z-Wave specs section 4.42).  Looks like Vera is missing that implementation to make it complete.  It does not look like adding device classes is possible through the plugin API, so might just have to wait for this one.
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: Don Phillips on July 13, 2017, 07:52:16 pm
Perhaps changing the category/subcategory may help? http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Luup_Device_Categories
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: kocujeff on July 13, 2017, 10:56:22 pm
where and how much did you pay for your controller?

Thanks
Jeff
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: jhaflinger on October 12, 2017, 12:50:23 pm
You can buy them from the Homeseer web site.
Title: Re: New Irrigation Controller??
Post by: Jamr on June 01, 2018, 01:05:30 pm
Wow only 60$. Wish Vera would work with these.
If anyone is interested.
https://shop.homeseer.com/collections/irrigation-control