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My Orbit timer has started having issues where it won’t turn off when it’s supposed to. I bought a 2 cycle timer from Drip Depot called the Claber Video 2-Cycle Water Timer.
The box contained the timer, quick connect fitting and instruction manual. The front lifts up to reveal a display screen and buttons for setting the time, daily schedule on/off for two times in one 24 hour period, programming for which days of the week to water and manual settings.
Installation is very easy. All the components can be hand tightened, no need for tools (which I used before I read the instructions). The top connects to the water source, and beginning of the drip system connects to the bottom, so it sits about the drip system.
The only issue I had, which wasn’t with the timer itself, but with the quick connect part that came with it. This is designed to allow for easy connecting and disconnecting. There is something wrong with mine, or the way I am using it, but it leaks water everywhere. I took mine off and connect it directly. Since I have the timer on a Y-Splitter, there is no need for quick connect/disconnects.
I have used this throughout the 2017 grow season and had no issues with it. It’s a very reliable timer.