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Irritrol RS500 Wired Rain Sensor

Irritrol RS500 Wired Rain Sensor
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Irritrol RS500 Wired Rain Sensor

Taking water conservation to the next level, Irritrol’s proven RainSensor™ Series makes watering in the rain a mistake of the past. The reliable wired rain sensor conserves water by preventing irrigation during or after sufficient rainfall.

With its compact design and host of convenient features, the RainSensor Series rain sensors is designed to suspend irrigation during rainfall. Sensors are easy to install and work with virtually any AC-powered automatic irrigation system.


  • CONSTANT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TRANSMITTER & RECEIVER - Assures that even after a controller power outage, the controller is continually updated with the sensor’s “wet” or “dry” status
  • VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS - Requires no special tools – Quick-Clip™ gutter bracket and ½” conduit adapter included
  • SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATOR - Ensures correct installation, communication link and signal integrity (wireless models)
  • SMART BYPASS™ FOR EASY SYSTEM OVERRIDE - Allows for temporary deactivation while automatically resetting on next activation (wireless models)
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE SHUTOFF POINTS - from 1/8” to ¾” (3-19mm) of accumulated rainfall
  • DRY -OUT RATE ADJUSTMENT FOR RESET DELAY - Allows for setting the ideal dryout time
  • Compatible with nearly all controllers
  • 25-foot (7,6m) cable (UV-resistant, white jacket included) provides installation flexibility
  • Visual sensor status and alert indicators verify consistent operation
  • Slide/snap-on cover provides additional protection to weather-proof receiver from the elements
  • Power failure memory protection
  • Easy, tool-free battery replacement
  • Five-year battery life (typical)

Operating Specifications

  • Sensor type: industry-standard hygroscopic discs
  • Rain sensitivity: adjustable nominal 1/8" to ¾" (3-19mm)
  • Operating temperature: -20°F to 120°F (-29°C to 49°C)
  • Housing material: UV-resistant engineered polymer


  • RS500 - Wired Rain Sensor
  • RS1000 - Wireless Rain Sensor
  • RFS1000 - Wireless Rain/Freeze Sensor

Irritrol Rain Sensor Detail Information
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Irritrol Wired Rain Sensor User Guide
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