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Feature Requests / Re: two pause features
« Last post by pohoda on March 17, 2018, 01:38:09 pm »
I know this topic is old, but there appears to be nothing newer than 2015 in here. I wanted to piggy back off of this request. I too find myself having to pause my schedule and the with the 9 day limitation it requires me to stay on top of things so that my sprinklers do not turn on when the ground is still nice and wet. Living in Southern California we can go a long time without rain, but then when it does rain the weather forecasts are so inaccurate (even with local weather stations) that my only real gauge is the ground saturation. My request would just be to simply allow more than 9 days to the current pause feature. I already link my controllers so that makes it easier to just pause 1. I hope you will consider this.


General Lawn and Garden Irrigation / Leaf sensor
« Last post by ijsbrand on September 12, 2017, 10:37:00 am »

Is there a way to connect a leaf sensor to the EtherRain controller to help determine the timing of waterings?


Feature Requests / Re: "chain" two devices together
« Last post by pohoda on August 05, 2015, 05:49:16 pm »
I was able to setup the linking as described. I really like the approach you took to doing this. Nothing fancy and just a simple and effective implementation. Nice work and thanks again for continuing to enhance the product!

Feature Requests / Re: "chain" two devices together
« Last post by pohoda on August 05, 2015, 05:43:38 pm »
Great! Thanks Jim. I will check it out.
LawnCheck Operation and Usage FAQ / Sequential Program Linking - Chaining
« Last post by Jim on July 11, 2015, 08:33:36 pm »
If you are using more than one controller in your LawnCheck Account you can now set up 16 or 24 zone programs while entering only one start time.  The starting program will have a start time and the linked programs will follow sequentially.  This should work for any multiple of controllers but has been only tested with three controllers (for 24 zones).

Here's the help page:  Sequentially linking programs for 16 and 24 zone programs.
Feature Requests / Re: Feature request: usage log web interface
« Last post by Jim on July 11, 2015, 08:13:35 pm »
Hello Steve,

We definitely want to do a better job with the logs and adding the program name is a priority (July 2015).  We've done this in OptiRain Open and want to move that code into LawnCheck.

And yes we want to do a better job with graphical schedules and have some ideas on implementing a graphical schedule.

Thanks for the request.


Feature Requests / Re: Adding a Notepad to keep details of each zone
« Last post by Jim on July 11, 2015, 08:10:13 pm »
Hello Gangee,

It's a good idea and is possible.  We've just implemented the sequential linking (which was quite complicated ordeal, though it now works) and will do a slight rebrand before thinking about additional features.

Thank you for the request.


Feature Requests / Re: two pause features
« Last post by Jim on July 11, 2015, 08:07:38 pm »
Hello Steve,

Currently with LawnCheck you must pause every program.  I guess if you have multiple controllers this might get tedious hence the call for a global pause.  We haven't thought of the global pause and will have to think through it.

If you have multiple controllers we now have sequential linking allowing you to create 16 and 24 zone programs.  In this case, if you linked, you'd only have to pause the starting program.

Thanks for your request.

Feature Requests / Re: Hostname on device
« Last post by Jim on July 11, 2015, 08:03:10 pm »
Hello Paul,
Sorry for the late reply.  Not sure what you mean by hostname.  LawnCheck only uses the controller name and your account number. 

To get the IP address for the controller, use EtherRain Admin.

Hope this helps.

Feature Requests / Re: "chain" two devices together
« Last post by Jim on July 11, 2015, 08:00:30 pm »
Hello Paul,

Yes, its July 10 2015 and "chaining" has been implemented.  You must have two or more controllers within your account.  Chaining is called Sequential Linking and has been tested for up to three controllers.  It should work for more than three if you have them, but over three hasn't been tested.   Multicycle has been tested to an extent.

Because this is relatively new you should check your logs.   Standard linking (ie, non-multicyle) has been tested for about 3 months now under various conditions.  It appears to work well with no overlap - each program in the "chain" starts about 1 to 3 minutes after the last program has completed.   Sequential linking works only for scheduled programs not for manual/quick cycles.

After you have linked programs together you will find that it is very easy to click through the chain using the links on the program summary screen starting with the starting program.

Here's the  help page for sequential linking.

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