1 Dial 1 Outlet Digital Timer
One dial allows complete timer control functionality. Cycles easily from set clock, set watering time, how often, how long, then run program. A rain delay is built into the run program function. A manual button allows program interruption.
I have used these timers in a number of applications where tapping into the sprinkler system is inconvenient or almost impossible because of existing concrete driveways, sidewalks, or other barriers. Often times there is a faucet “hose bibb” on the house that allows for connecting this type of timer.
These timer work great for connections to small drip systems, garden areas, or even flower beds.
In my most most recent xeriscape, the homeowner didn’t have a sprinkler system at all, but did have a hose bibb “faucet” coming out the side of the house. I was able to install a drip system and control the watering with this timer. This is a nice timer, very easy to understand and program. It takes 2 AA batteries to power it.
Pros – Easy to understand, easy to program. Has a manual start feature which is nice.
Cons – None that I’ve seen yet although you are limited to watering one circuit/zone.