Rain Bird’s new TBOS II BT bluetooth battery operated irrigation controller is ideal for applications where mains electricity is unavailable. Easy to install, the TBOS potted latching solenoid can be mounted on the majority of Rain Bird valves. The added bluetooth feature allows configuration of the controller by smartphone rather than a field transmitter, making it very cost-effective, accessible and user friendly.
TBOS II BT is designed for use in areas when mains power is not available temporarily or it is too costly or impractical to install permanently. Parks, roadside areas, landscape projects, construction sites and new housing developments are typical applications. For these situations, it is a highly durable solution, vandal proof, designed to resist humid and harsh environments and with its IP68 rating is 100% waterproof and fully submersible. The 9V alkaline battery has a life of about one year.
Available with 1,2,4 or 6 stations, TBOS II BT’s basic programming covers three independent programs, each with 8 start times per day. Stations can be assigned to several programs with different watering run times from 1 minute to 12 hours. Independent station operation allows sequential start times and there are five watering day cycle modes which are selectable by program for maximum flexibility and watering restriction compliance. Seasonal adjustment and rain delay programming is also available. A TBOS back-up program can be saved and restored.
An unlimited number of TBOS II BT controllers can be conveniently and intuitively programmed from an Android or IOS smartphone app via bluetooth. The app already exists for Rain Bird LNK wifi controllers and now has added functionality for the TBOS II BT. The user interface has eight different languages and the capability to set irrigation programs, review and clear all the control module’s irrigation programs. Three local irrigation programs can be saved and restored from the field transmitter. A low battery indicator is also included.
For added functionality, TBOS II BT can be connected directly to a Rain Bird RSD-BEX Rain Sensor. The unit is also fully backwards compatible with existing TBOS II installations and can be fitted with an existing radio module to allow centralization with Rain Bird’s IQ Cloud irrigation management platform if required.