Armada Pro50 Digital Irrigation Wire System Tester
Armada Pro50 digital irrigation wire system tester is a multi-tool for troubleshooting even the most advanced multi-wire control circuits. The Pro50 can be used to verify controller/ clock functions, wiring continuity, and valve solenoid operations. Armada Pro50 comes with a trace tone, so it can help identify wires, when used along with a tone probe.
- Testing 24v output from the clock/controller
- Activate any AC or DC low Voltage solenoid
- Chattering any AC or DC low voltage solenoid for lost valve locating
- Sending tones to identify wires
- Measuring AC or DC voltage and Resistance
Most irrigation systems include a controller with electrical wires leading to a valve that controls different irrigation zones of a yard. When a watering zone will not activate, you can use a multimeter to test all of the components to troubleshoot the problem. These test will help decide whether it's the irrigation controller, wiring, valve or a solenoid that needs to be replaced for proper functioning.
Every irrigation technician should have a digital multimeter in their tool bag. Digital multimeters are simpler to use, more accurate, and clearly display all measured values on a LCD screen. A multimeters allows you to troubleshoot faulty irrigation systems by measuring amperage, voltage and resistance through a circuit.
The Pro50 is a handheld digital multimeter that can test both AC and DC operating systems. In the AC mode, the tester measures and activates circuits using 24 volts, while in the DC mode the tester uses the same signals as a 9-volt battery operated controller to activate DC latching solenoids.
All irrigation systems use some type of solenoid valve to electrically control the valve to regulate the flow of water. A failed solenoid, however, can cause sprinkler system leaks and improper watering amounts throughout a property. The resistance setting on the Pro50 can be used to test for the proper continuity of a wire or solenoid to diagnose which is causing the problem.
Sometimes a sprinkler solenoid gets covered up with dirt, grass or even small bushes and needs to be located. An irrigation technician can easily locate a lost valve by using the chatter function on the tester and listening for the solenoid chattering. The tester's chatter function activates the low voltage solenoid to quickly open and close causing the solenoid to emit a sound known as chatter.
In addition, using an optional Armada Pro210F
tone probe and the Pro50 an irrigation professional can easily identify which valve wire at an irrigation controller box belongs to a specific valve on the property.
What's in the Box?
- Armada Pro50
- User Manual
- One-Year Limited Warranty
Prefer a kit?
The Pro50 can be purchased as a kit Armada Pro50K
that includes the Pro210F Cable and Wire Tracing Probe.