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A sprinkler system that is smart enough to sense summer evaporation, sun radiation and rain - I'd like to see that! The latest generation of weather sensing irrigation technology is simplifying the challenge of unpredictable summer weather and you won’t believe what it is capable of!

Available through Nelson Irrigation Australia, the Hunter Solar Sync is an innovative piece of technology that takes the pain out of making sure your valuable plants get the water they need, when they need it. The Solar Sync continually gathers on-site solar and temperature data used in the calculation of evapotranspiration, then extends or reduces the watering time accordingly.

Surprisingly affordable, the Hunter Solar Sync conserves valuable water and more importantly, removes the hassle of re-programming your irrigation controller when those hot or rainy days hit.

The Solar Sync is already proving popular with prestige home owners, together with commercial gardens in resorts, shopping centres, schools and golf courses.

Marketing Director Tony Shepley said the Hunter Solar Sync is compatible with the majority of Hunter controllers, a brand that already dominates the commercial landscape and high end domestic garden irrigation.

“The Hunter Solar Sync consists of a weather sensor that is positioned in the garden, which connects wirelessly to a Solar Sync module that is attached to your Hunter irrigation controller,” said Tony.

“You simply set your Hunter controller to irrigate as you usually would and the Solar Sync will then reduce or extend the irrigation time according to the weather.  If it has been raining it will stop irrigation or if solar radiation or evaporation levels are high it will extend the irrigation time for maximum efficiency.”

“The Solar Sync varies irrigation to match the seasons - it does the hard work for you – no more wasted time spent evaluating when the gardens need to be watered next.”

“The system is water smart approved and will potentially enable you to save thousands of litres of water,” concluded Tony.

For information on how to incorporate the Hunter Solar Sync into your irrigation system please contact Nelson Australia 1300 856 368


Two-wire irrigation systems send both power and signal to multiple control valves over a single twisted pair of wires. This two-wire path has the ability to activate any individual valve on the site. Due to their simplicity, ease of expansion, and long distance performance, these ever-handy devices have been gaining tremendous popularity among installers all over the world.

However, since coming to the market, two-wire controls have been thought of as a more ‘upscale’ option geared towards large-scale commercial projects. To offer a two-wire solution suitable for all kinds of sites and installers, Hunter Industries is proud to announce the DUAL—a two-wire decoder solution engineered with ease of installation and operation in mind.

How it Works
DUAL is a two-wire output option for the I-Core controller that can be installed while retaining all I-Core control features.  The DUAL48M conversion module is purchased separately from the controller, and plugged into the I-Core module slots.  Once the module is inserted into the I-CORE, an installer can select either the DUAL-1 decoder to connect to a single valve, or the DUAL-2 decoder to connect two valves. The installer then runs a twisted pair of wires from the I-CORE out to valves installing their selected DUAL decoder at each valve. Up to 48 stations can be operated from a single pair of twisted wires from the I-CORE.

The DUAL48M module has its own simple user-friendly interface for programming and diagnostics. The DUAL48M only works with the DUAL series decoders, and is not interchangeable with any other family of decoders.

Unbeatable Value
DUAL offers a more simplified design, and a cost effective two-wire solution for smaller scale projects.  Depending on the system it’s applied to, the DUAL can be up to 35% more cost effective than any comparable solution. Not only do you save on wire costs, you also save valuable time and energy on installation and trouble-shooting down the road.

Now two-wire technology is not just a solution for high-end irrigation projects, but also light commercial, sports turf, and residential estates.  Features of the I-Core Dual system include:

  • Wireless remote capability (ROAM or ICR)
  • Solar Sync compatibility
  • Real-time flow monitoring

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Nelson Australia are excited about the addition of the LASCO range of Connections and Fittings. LASCO fittings are relied upon worldwide to provide the confidence users desire. Browse the available range, Click Here.

Announcing the Accu-Sync - Hunter Industries’ latest innovation in pressure regulation. This newly designed family of valve pressure regulators replaces the Accu-Set. The Accu-Sync provides a means to add pressure regulation to any Hunter valve.

Choose from an adjustable pressure regulator (20 – 100 PSI, 1.4 – 6.9 bar) or color-coded, fixed pressure models in 20 PSI (1.4 bar), 30 PSI (2.1 bar), 40 PSI (2.8 bar), 50 PSI (3.5 bar) and 70 PSI (4.8 bar). Each Accu-Sync is coupled with a tough glass filled nylon swivel assembly. Installation without tools is a snap and the user has the option of pivoting the pressure regulator away from any obstruction.

The Accu-Sync is sold in a carton quantity of 10 individually packaged units, which will be available in December 2011.

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Now you can use one tool that incorporates 2 actions - punching and inserting - No need for a hand-drill and additional inserter tool. The Push & Twist Inserter save time, allowing you to make hundreds of punches in a short period of time. Suitable for FT5 Feedtube Assemblies. Click Here