If you are looking for the best residential irrigation controller, look no further than a Hunter Wifi Sprinkler Controller. Hunter has several models of irrigation controllers suited for residential use equipped with the best software in the market, Hydrawise a web-based software. Hunter residential sprinkler controllers are wifi enabled with SMART capabilities to make watering and saving water a breeze. Let us have a look at them below.
Pro-HC Product Guide
Hunter PRO-HC WiFi Irrigation Controllers
Hunter has WiFi Irrigation Controllers designed for indoor and outdoor use. Both indoor and outdoor units can control 6, 12 and 24 zones. Each category has 3 models.
Hunter PRO-HC Indoor Irrigation Controllers
Hunter PRO-HC PHC-600i 6 Zone Indoor Residential / Professional Grade Wi-Fi Controller With Hydrawise Web-based Software – 6 Station Timer – Internet Android iPhone App
Hunter PRO-HC PHC-1200i 12 Zone Indoor Residential / Professional Grade Wi-Fi Controller With Hydrawise Web-based Software – 12 Station – Internet Android iPhone App
Hunter PRO-HC PHC-2400i 24 Zone Indoor Residential / Professional Grade Wi-Fi Controller With Hydrawise Web-based Software – 24 Station – Internet Android iPhone App
Hunter PRO-HC Outdoor Irrigation Controllers
Hunter PRO-HC PHC-600 Residential Outdoor Professional Grade Wi-Fi Controller With Hydrawise Web-based Software – 6 Station
Hunter PRO-HC PHC-1200 Residential Outdoor Professional Grade Wi-Fi Controller With Hydrawise Web-based Software – 12 Station
Hunter PRO-HC PHC-2400 24 Zone Outdoor Residential / Professional Grade Wi-Fi Controller With Hydrawise Web-based Software – 24 Station Internet Android iPhone App
Though the indoor units look the same with the outdoor units, the indoor model is exactly the same except it has a plug pack transformer instead of a built-in transformer like with the outdoor unit. A Hunter Pro HC Controller is professional grade, wifi enabled and with Hyrdrawise web-based software.
What is so special about the Hydrawise Pro HC is that it comes with built-in milliamp sensor such that it continuously monitors electrical current flowing to the solenoids valves. This constant monitoring will tell you immediately there is a problem in the pipeline system.
Hunter HC WiFi Indoor Irrigation Controllers
The Hunter HC WiFi Irrigation Controllers are indoor units that come as 6 or 12 zone controllers. However, they both can be expanded to control up to 36 zones with an additional 12 zone module.
Hunter HC-600i Hydrawise Touch Screen Smart Wifi Enabled 6 Zone Sprinkler Controller
Hunter HC-1200i Hydrawise Touch Screen Smart Wifi Enabled 12 Zone Sprinkler Controller
Hunter HC-1200m Hydrawise 12 Zone Expansion Module for Touch Screen Smart Wifi Enabled Sprinkler Controller
The Hunter HC wifi controller is a residential wifi-enabled sprinkler controller with Hydrawise web-based software. It is simple to install and comes with 2 sensor ports that can be used to connect a flow meter and/or any of the Hunter Clik sensors shown below.
Comparision Chart ( Source Hunter)
Hunter Pro HC with Hydrawise Demo
The Hunter Wifi irrigation controller, both the Pro-HC and HC devices, can be coupled with advanced sensors to enhance their capabilities. This flexibility, enhancement and other features make a Hunter Hydrawise controller the best smart sprinkler controller especially for a contractor servicing a lot of customers.
Hunter Sprinkler Wireless Rain/Freeze-Clik Sensor System stops irrigation when it rains or when freezing temperatures are detected.
Hunter Hydrawise Flow Meter for Touch Screen Smart Wifi Enabled Sprinkler Controller - It will detect, monitor and report critical flow rates in zones individually and the whole system.
Hunter Soil-Clik Soil Moisture Sensor will halt any further irrigation when soil moisture levels are in a range that no watering is required. You set the moisture levels yourself to your preferred setting.
The above Hunter Wifi Sprinkler Controllers can be accessed and controlled using a Hydrawise App which gives you remote access to view, manage and monitor your Hunter Irrigation Controller from your smartphone, tablet laptop or desktop computer. Hydrawise software integrates with top smart platforms like Amazon Alexa, Control4, etc.
Other Wifi Sprinkler Controller
If you are looking for the best wifi sprinkler controller in the market, Hunter is not the only choice though their Hydrawise software is the most complete Wi-Fi irrigation control system that gives you total control of your watering. There are other smart sprinkler controllers that are worth considering. Hunter irrigation internet controller comes as a 6, 12 or 24 zone controller but you may need an 8 or 16 zone sprinkler controller or less like 4 zones.
Rachio is another brand that is loved by consumers with their Rachio 8ZULW-B model, trending as a bestseller at Amazon.com in the WiFi Irrigation Controller category. Rachio features 2 models the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, 8 Zone 2nd Generation and Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, 16 Zone 2nd Generation. These are 2nd generation, the 1st being the IRO that also comes as an 8 and 16 zone sprinkler controllers. Click here for Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller Review
A Rainbird wifi irrigation controller is an 8 zone controller unit that comes as an indoor unit, RainBird ST8I-WiFi, and Rainbird outdoor controller ST8O-WiFi. Rainbird is a veteran in the field of irrigation controllers and they have earlier modules that were not wifi enabled. They were simple water timers and they can now be modified to wifi sprinkler controllers by upgrading. An example module being Rain Bird LNK WiFi Module among others. Click here for Rainbird Wifi Sprinkler Controller Review...
The Melnor Raincloud is a 4 zone control timer that can easily substitute simple hose timers. The Raincloud internet controlled smart timer can control your watering remotely just like its big brothers like Rachio or Hunter WiFi Irrigation Controller. However, it is not using weather forecasts for local weather stations like others. Click here to read Melnor Raincloud Internet Controlled Smart 4 Valve Garden Watering Irrigation Timer...
Rainmachine has one of the best smart sprinkler controllers that you can choose from with assurance that you will have good user experience and achieve tangible results. The Rainmachine devices come as 8, 12 and 12 station controllers with SMART capabilities. They are a 2nd generation improved to be cloud independent and integrate with other SMART platforms like Amazon Alexa. Click here for Rainmachine Review
Blossom Smart Watering Sprinkler Controllers will also automatically water your garden with the precise amount of water necessary using local forecast from weather stations and satellites. It comes as 7 and 12 zone sprinkler controller, Blossom 7 Smart Watering Controller and Blossom 12 Zone Smart Watering Controller respectively. These devices are WiFi enabled and SMART in the sense that they can work with Amazon Alexa, use local weather stations feedback to control watering. Click here for Blossom Smart Watering Controller Review...
The Netro Smart 12-Zone WiFi Sprinkler Controller is a 12 zone sprinkler controller that is weather aware and fully automatic. It dynamically creates watering schedules optimized for your plants/lawns and since it also works with Amazon Alexa it can be controlled remotely with your voice. Click here for Netro Smart Sprinkler Review