Hunter Industries, San Marcos, California, has released its EZ Decoder System, a tool it says will allow contractors all the advantages of two-wire installations with simpler, more cost-effective technology, bringing the power of two-wire control to more projects than ever before.
EZDS is compatible with all the features of the company’s HCC and ICC2 controllers, along with their respective Hydrawise and Centralus central control platforms. Users can plug in the EZ-DM two-wire output module to enable up to 54 stations of irrigation, plus a master valve, on a single pair of wires, and then place EZ Decoders at each valve.
“The EZDS is designed for easy and low-cost installation,” says Dave Shoup, senior product manager. “It takes the complexity out of two-wire projects.”
According to the company, EZ Decoders are small, waterproof and come with color-coded wiring and a convenient LED status light. They do not require special wire or connectors to function. The system can coexist with conventional output modules, allowing hybrid functionality of both direct-wired valves and decoder operations in the same controller. This technology also permits easy conversion of a conventionally wired system to two-wire using the existing wiring bundle.
The EZDS is available now.