Armada Technologies Pro50K Digital AC/DC Solenoid Activator with Multimeter Kit
Armada Pro50K digital irrigation wire system tester is a multi-tool for troubleshooting even the most advanced multi-wire control circuits. The Pro50K includes the Armada Pro50 Digital AC/DC Solenoid Activator with Multimeter and the Pro210F Advanced Tone Probe. The Armada Technologies Pro50 can be used to verify controller/ clock functions, wiring continuity, and valve solenoid operations. The Armada Pro210F identifies and locates wires by using tracing tones.
- 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
- Includes the Pro210F an advanced tone probe
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 the solenoids 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.
The Pro50K includes the Pro210F an inductive probe with a head light, volume control, headset jack, and AC filtering built in so that if you are in a high noise electrical area, it will filter that out for you. The purpose of this tone probe is to pick up a tone helping to identify a wire in a bundle.
An irrigation specialist using the included Pro210F
tone probe and the Pro50
can easily identify which valve wire at an irrigation controller box belongs to a specific valve on the property.
What’s in the Box?
- Carrying case
- User Manual
- One year limited warranty
Don't need a kit? You can purchase the Armada Pro50
without the tone probe.