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PDF Content Summary: STP Plus Controller Installation, Programming & Operation Guide STP4PL • STP6PL • STP9PL Simple to Program Plus Controller Installation, Programming, and Operation Guide Contents Safety and Regulatory Information .............................................................2 Introduction .................................................................................................3 Welcome to Rain Bird....................................................................................... 3 Controller Features .......................................................................................... 3 Controller Functions........................................................................................ 4 Programming ...............................................................................................6 Set Clock............................................................................................................ 6 Set Date ............................................................................................................. 6 Schedule Watering........................................................................................... 7 Manual Water Zone.......................................................................................... 9 Manual Water All ............................................................................................10 Rain Delay .......................................................................................................11 Adjust Water ...................................................................................................12 Normal Operations ........................................................................................13 Installation.................................................................................................14 Mount Controller............................................................................................14 Connect Field Valve Wires .............................................................................15 Install Master Valve or Pump Start Relay....................................................16 Connect Rain Sensor......................................................................................18 Connect Power................................................................................................19 Troubleshooting.........................................................................................20 Watering Issues ..............................................................................................20 Electrical Issues ..............................................................................................21 Reset ................................................................................................................21 Programming Chart ...................................................................................22 Declaration of Conformity .........................................................................23 STP Plus Controller 1 Safety and Regulatory Information

Symbols NOTE: Symbol alerts the user to important operating, functionality, installation or maintenance instructions. WARNING: Symbol alerts the user to the presence of electricity or electromagnetic energy which may constitute a risk of electric shock, radiation exposure or other hazard. CAUTION: Symbol alerts the user to important instructions or conditions that could seriously affect irrigation effectivity or device operation. DIAL: Symbol alerts user of requirement to turn Regulatory Information This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Disposal of Electronic Waste This symbol indicates that it is your responsibility to dispose of waste equipment (including batteries) by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local the dial on the device to an appropriate setting in order to follow subsequent instructions. city office, your waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. REPEAT: Symbol indicates that a repetition of previous steps or actions may be required in order to continue or complete the process of programming the device. Safety Information WARNING: Date and time are retained by a lithium battery which is to be disposed of in accordance with local regulations. 2 STP Plus Controller For technical assistance contact Rain Bird at 1-800-247-3782. Visit us on the web at rainbird.com Introduction Welcome to Rain Bird Thank you for Purchasing the Rain Bird Simple To Program Controller! In the following pages, you will find step by step instructions on how to use every function included in your STP Plus Controller. Thanks again and we hope you enjoy your new Controller. Controller Features Rain Bird’s Simple-to-Program (STP) controllers are indoor controllers that have 4, 6 or 9 zone capability. Custom irrigation schedules are entered for each zone to match specific irrigation needs. Simple to use “At-a-Glance” programming displays all of the irrigation schedule information for each specific zone at the same time on the controller. Key features of the STP Plus Controller: Independent zone control gives the flexibility to create individual, specific watering schedules for each zone. The STP Plus controller provides multiple start times per day (with user selectable offsets) on an individual zone basis. The Adjust Water feature allows the increase or decrease of irrigation run times for all zones quickly. In the event of a prolonged rain, the irrigation schedule can be delayed up to 72 hours using the controller’s Rain Delay feature. The Water All and Water Zone buttons manually water all zones or a specific zone without impacting any zone’s previously set schedule. To help manage water restrictions, the controller can be set up to only water on specific days of the week or “odd or even” days. The irrigation schedule is saved in the controller’s non-volatile memory in case there is a power outage. Date and time are stored with an internal lithium battery for up to seven days. Extra 24 volt terminals are available on the terminal strip to allow attachment of a Wireless Rain Sensor (not included) or other powered accessories. STP Plus Controller 3 Controller Functions This section is a guide to the displays, controls, and indicators on the STP Plus Controller. A OFF Turns off all watering features. B AUTO Set dial here to run all programmed settings. C SET TIME Set current time of day. D SET DATE Set current date. E DISPLAY SCREEN LCD displays program information and status. F WATER DAYS Select which day(s) the displayed zone is watered. 4 STP Plus Controller G CYCLES PER DAY Select how many times per day the displayed zone is watered, and determines the delays between multiple start times. H ZONE OFF Shuts off the displayed watering zone. I UP/DOWN ARROWS Use UP/DOWN arrows on left or right to set time, date, run time, 1st start time, etc. J WATER ZONE Manually waters an individual zone. K WATER ALL Manually waters all zones. L ZONES Select individual zone to program. (4 Zone model is shown, 6 and 9 zone models are available.) M ADJUST WATER Adjusts watering amount (%). N RAIN DELAY Delays watering for up to 72 hours.

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Programming Set Clock To input the correct time into the Controller, follow these steps: Set Date To input the correct date into the Controller, follow these steps:

Turn the dial to SET TIME Turn the dial to SET DATE

A The Current Time screen appears. Use the left UP/DOWN arrows to adjust the time. (Verify that the AM/PM setting is correct.) A The Current Date screen appears. Use the left UP/DOWN arrows to adjust the year. B Use the right UP/DOWN arrows to adjust the month and day. NOTE: Press and hold the UP/DOWN arrow to accelerate settings. NOTE: Press and hold the UP/DOWN arrow

When finished, turn the dial to AUTO to accelerate settings. When finished, turn the dial to AUTO

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Schedule Watering To set up a watering schedule for each zone, follow these steps: C Using the WATER DAYS buttons on the right side of the controller, select the days (or only ODD/EVEN days) of the week for the zone to be watered.

Turn the dial to the desired ZONE NOTE: The days that are currently selected for watering will be lit. Press the button to

A The Schedule Watering screen appears with the selected zone displayed. Use the left UP/DOWN arrows to program the watering Start Time. B Use the right UP/DOWN arrows to program the Duration (run time) for the selected zone. 1 2 NOTE: The STP Plus Controller is designed to prevent any two zones from watering at the same time. This feature is called “Program Stacking”. If more than one zone is scheduled to irrigate at the same time, the next zone will begin irrigating when the previous zone has finished. enable or disable watering for a specific day. If the ODD (1,3,5) or EVEN (2,4,6) button is selected, all other days of the week will automatically turn off. D Using the CYCLES PER DAY buttons, select the number of times per day to water. The default setting is one time per day. (The ZONE OFF button will turn off watering for that zone.) NOTE: If a multiple start times (2X, 3X, 4X) button is selected, there are several user selectable offsets (hours from first start time) available. Successive presses of a CYCLES PER DAY button will cycle through the list of available offsets (see Table 1). The selected offset will be displayed on the screen. Turn the dial to each active zone and repeat steps 1-4. When finished, turn the dial to AUTO STP Plus Controller 7

3 4 Cycles Per Day Table 1 - Watering Time Offsets List of Available Watering Time Offsets (Hours) for each Cycles Per Day button

2X +6 , +1, +2, +3, +4, +8, +9, +12 3X +4 +8 +3 +6 +1 +2 +6 +12 4X +3 +6 +9 +2 +4 +6 +1 +2 +3 +4 +8 +12 NOTE: Successive presses of a CYCLES PER DAY button will cycle through the list of available offsets. Examples of multiple watering start times are provided in Table 2. Table 2 - Watering Start Times with Offsets Cycles Offset 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2X +3 8:00 AM 11:00 AM - - 3X +4 +8 8:00 AM 12:00 PM 4:00 PM - 4X +2 +4 +6 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Display with a Watering Time Offset selected: User-Selected Offset 8 STP Plus Controller

Manual Water Zone This option can be used to water any single zone on demand instead of waiting for the programmed schedule: C The display will show the current watering zone and the time remaining.

Turn the dial to the desired ZONE

A The Schedule Watering screen appears with the selected zone displayed. B Press the ZONE button to start watering for a default 10 minutes. ZONE Button D Use the right UP/DOWN arrows to increase or decrease the watering time remaining. E To stop watering before the time is up, turn the dial to OFF . NOTE: This function will not affect the normal watering schedule. STP Plus Controller 9 Manual Water All This option can be used to water all zones consectutively instead of waiting for the programmed schedule: C The display will show the current watering zone and the time remaining. When the current zone completes watering, the next zone will begin.

Turn the dial to AUTO

A The AUTO screen appears. B Press the ALL button to start watering. The first zone will start watering for its currently programmed run time. ALL Button 10 STP Plus Controller D To end irrigation on the current zone before it is complete and advance to the next zone, press the ALL button. E To stop watering before the time is up, turn the dial to OFF. NOTE: This function will not affect the normal watering schedule. Rain Delay This option can be used to suspend watering for up to 3 days (72 hours) due to weather or other reasons: NOTE: Once the Controller has waited the amount of time you select for Rain Delay, it will resume normal scheduled watering. Any scheduled watering that falls into the delay period will not occur.

Turn the dial to RAIN DELAY

A The Rain Delay screen appears. Use the right UP/DOWN arrows to adjust the amount of delay time. B Turn the dial to AUTO The current time and the number of rain delay hours that are left until scheduled watering resumes is displayed. STP Plus Controller 11

Adjust Water This option can be used to make run time adjustments that account for seasonal weather variation, without changing the initial zone settings: NOTE: If a zone is scheduled to water for 10 minutes and you set ADJUST WATER to +50%, then the zone run time will be increased to 15 minutes. Scheduled start times will not be affected. It is important to note that the baseline

Turn the dial to ADJUST WATER schedule is set at 0% and not 100%. When an ADJUST WATER value is entered,

A The Adjust Water screen appears. Use the left UP/DOWN arrows to adjust the percentage increase or decrease to all zone run time settings. the percentage is displayed on the AUTO screen.

When finished, turn the dial to AUTO

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Normal Operations When programming is complete and the dial is placed in AUTO, the screen will display one of the following: Normal Operation The screen displays current time, the zone that is scheduled to be watered next, and the date and time it will be watered. With Rain Delay Screen displays current time and the number of rain delay hours that are left until regularly scheduled watering resumes. Watering Now Screen displays current time, which zone is currently being watered, and the number of minutes remaining in the cycle for that zone Error Detected When an error is detected, the affected Zone is displayed in upper-left corner. STP Plus Controller 13

Installation Mount Controller Mount the STP Plus Controller in an accessible location indoors. A Drive a screw into the wall, leaving an 1/8" gap between the screw-head and the wall. (Use the supplied wall anchors if necessary). B Locate the plastic bracket on the back of the controller, and hang it securely on the exposed screw. C Remove the wiring bay cover at bottom of controller and drive a screw through the center hole as shown. 1 2 3 14 STP Plus Controller Connect Field Valve Wires Connect the valve wiring for every zone to the STP Plus controller. 1 2 A Connect the valve power wire from each zone to the corresponding zone number on

the terminal block. B Every zone valve should be connected to one common wire. Connect this common wire to one of the COMMON terminals. Zone 3 Zone 2 Zone 1 STP Plus Controller 15

Install Master Valve or Pump Start Relay This example shows a typical Master Valve connection. A Pump Start Relay connects to the controller the same way, but connects differently at the water source. STP Plus Controllers allow a Master Valve or Pump Start Relay to operate whenever a valve is operating (pumps are used in some places to draw water from a well or other source). If you are activating a pump from the controller, you must install a Pump Control Relay. NOTE: The controller does NOT

provide main power for a pump. A Connect the color-coded “hot” wire from the Master Valve (or Pump Start Relay) to the controller terminal marked MSTR VALVE. B Connect the common wire (usually white) from the Master Valve (or Pump Start Relay) to one of the COMMON terminals. Water Source 16 STP Plus Controller 2 1 Master Valve

Additional instructions for connecting a Pump Start Relay. C To avoid possible pump damage when using a Pump Start Relay, connect a short jumper wire from any unused zone terminal(s) to the nearest zone terminal in use. For example: if a 4 zone controller model is in use with only two zones conected, route the terminals for Zones 3 and 4 to the nearest active terminal (in this example, Zone 2). NOTE: Make sure that the total draw of the Master Valve or Pump Start Relay, plus the draw of the valves does not exceed 0.650 Amps at 24VAC, 60 Hz. Active Terminal

3 Jumper Wires

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Connect Rain Sensor Connect an optional Rain Sensor to the STP Plus Controller. A Remove the jumper wire from the Rain Sensor terminals. B Connect both Rain Sensor delay wires to the terminals marked RAIN SENSOR. NOTE: The Rain Bird WR-2 and SMRT-Y models also connect to the 24V power connection. 24 VAC ACC. POWER 1 18 STP Plus Controller 2

Connect Power Connect the power cord and any optional accessories. A Attach the transformer connector to the 24VAC POWER pin connection on the terminal strip. (The connector is keyed to fit one way only.) NOTE: DO NOT plug in the transformer until you have completed and checked all wiring connections. Also, do not attempt to link two or more Controllers together with a single transformer. B Plug the transformer into the wall socket.

NOTE: Do not plug the controller into a socket that is controlled by a secondary ON/OFF light switch or GFI outlet. C If an optional Wireless Sensor (not included) is to be used, attach the connector to the 24 VAC ACC. POWER terminal connections on the terminal strip. 1 3 2 STP Plus Controller 19

Troubleshooting Watering Issues Problem Possible Cause Possible Solution

Automatic and Manual cycles Water source not supplying water. Verify the main water line and all supply lines are open and operating properly.

do not begin watering. Wires not properly connected. Verify all field wires and master valve/pump start relay wiring is connected properly.

Wires loose or cut; corroded connections. Check field wiring for broken, cut, or “skinned” wires and replace if necessary. Check all wire connections and replace with watertight splice connectors as needed.

Dial not set to AUTO position. Verify the dial is in the AUTO position.

If a Rain Sensor is installed, it may be activated. If no Rain Sensor is installed, the jumper wire connecting the two yellow Rain Sensor terminals may be damaged or missing. An electrical surge may have damaged the Controller’s electronics. 20 STP Plus Controller Wait until the Rain Sensor dries out, or disconnect the Rain Sensor from the yellow terminals on the Controller and replace it with a jumper wire connecting the two yellow terminals. Connect the two yellow Rain Sensor terminals in the controller’s terminal bay with a short length of 14 to 18 gauge jumper wire. Press the Reset button located under the wiring bay cover. If there is no permanent damage, the controller should resume normal operation. Current time and date will need to be entered, but the watering schedule should remain intact.

Electrical Issues Problem Possible Cause Possible Solution

LCD Display is blank. Transformer not plugged in or wall socket not supplying power. Verify the two-prong connector is connected and the transformer is securely plugged in. Verify the main AC power supply is working properly.

LCD Display is “frozen” and Controller will not accept programming. Reset An electrical surge may have damaged the Controller’s electronics. Unplug the controller for 3 minutes. Plug the controller back in. If there is no permanent damage, the controller will accept programming and resume normal operation.

If the controller is not working properly, pressing the Reset button located under the wiring bay cover will reset the internal electronics. Date and time will need to be updated but all watering schedules should remain intact. To press the Reset button, carefully insert a small tool (end of a paper clip, for example) into the access hole and press the button until the controller resets. Reset Button STP Plus Controller 21

Programming Chart Zone Zone Description Run Time (Max 240 min.) Watering Days (circle days that apply) * Start Time (15 min. increments) Cycles Per Day (circle no. of cycles)

1 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 2 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 3 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 4 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 5 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 6 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 7 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 8 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 9 ___ Min M T W T F SA SU ODD EVEN ___:___ AM PM 1 2 3 4 NOTE: A total of 4 start times can be assigned for each zone (this can be helpful for zones irrigating tight soils and slopes) * Start Time Schedule (multiple start times are based on user-selected watering time offsets) Cycles Per Day 1st Start Time 2nd Start Time 3rd Start Time 4th Start Time Notes One Time (1X) ___:___ AM PM n/a n/a n/a Enter the watering time offsets for

Two Times (2X) ___:___ AM PM ___ hours n/a n/a Three Times (3X) ___:___ AM PM ___ hours ___ hours n/a Four Times (4X) ___:___ AM PM ___ hours ___ hours ___ hours the selected Cycles per Day. (See the Schedule Watering section, pages 6-7.)

Example: If the 1st Start Time for Zone 1 is programmed for 8:00 AM and the user has selected 3X for Cycles per Day with the +4 +8 offset, then enter +4 and +8 in the 2nd and 3rd Start Time columns. The second start time would begin at 12:00 PM and the third start time would begin at 4:00 PM. 22 STP Plus Controller Declaration of Conformity Application of Council Directives: 89/336/EEC

Standards to which conformity is declared: Manufacturer: Equipment Description: Equipment Class: Model Number: EN55022 Class B, AS/NZS3548 EN61000-3-2 EN61000-3-3 EN55014-1: 2001 EN55014-1: 2002 EN61000-4-2 EN61000-4-3 EN61000-4-4 EN61000-4-6 EN61000-4-8 EN61000-4-11 EN60730 Rain Bird Corporation Controls Manufacturing Division - USA 419 South Motor Avenue, Azusa CA 91702-3232 (619) 661-4400 Irrigation Controller Generic-Res, Comm, L.I. STP, STP Plus and SST Controllers

I the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment specified above, conforms to the above Directive(s) and Standard(s):

Place: Signature: Full Name: Position: Tijuana B.C., Mexico Ryan Walker General Manager STP Plus Controller 23

The Intelligent Use of Water Rain Bird Corporation 6991 East Southpoint Road Tucson, AZ 85756 USA Phone: (520) 741-6100 Fax: (520) 741-6522 rainbird.com 1-800-RAINBIRD © 2011 Rain Bird Corporation ® Registered trademark of Rain Bird Corporation P/N: 638182-21


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