ORLANDO, FL, August 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- WaterGreat LLC (www.watergreat.com) has introduced the WaterGreat SR-1, an inexpensive, easy to use, self-contained, solar-powered automated watering system based on automatic timing and soil moisture sensing. The patent-pending system, designed by a former NASA engineer, consists of a solar panel power source, an accurate soil moisture sensor, and an intelligent control unit. The small solar panel charges a self-contained Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, and sends a signal to the control module for daytime watering. At daybreak and then every four daylight hours, a soil moisture level measurement is compared with the user-set desired watering level. If the desired level is higher than the measured moisture level, a precise watering cycle begins. ---
The SR-1's Solar Panel which charges the Lithium Ion battery is constructed of rugged polyethylene terephthalate to provide more than five years of reliable operation. The Solar Panel output is carefully monitored for battery safety and to yield the best battery lifetime. Cloudy days are not a problem since there is power to spare. The controller goes into a special low power mode at night or if the battery is low, indicated by the LED flashing briefly once per minute.
The SR-1's Moisture Sensor is submerged in the soil and determines if watering is required. If the watering set point is higher than the measured moisture, water flow occurs. The measured moisture is indicated by a blinking LED sequence. The standard watering duration is eight minutes by default, but this can be changed by switch selection. The 9.5-foot outdoor-rated cable which connects the sensor to the controller can be buried or simply placed along the ground between the sensor and the control assembly.
Applications include not only plant irrigation, but also watering building foundations in areas with expanding clay, which is highly recommended by experts.
The WaterGreat SR-1, designed for years of use and hundreds of thousands of cycles, is available now from $67.75 from WaterGreat LLC, Orlando, FL 32807. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact WaterGreat at (407) 641-1725, via email: email@example.com.
About WaterGreat LLC
Orlando-based WaterGreat is built on the passion of providing gardeners around the world with automated ways to grow gardens and orchards, and to simplify their upkeep. Our flagship watering systems come from a tireless effort by our founder, Lewis Lineberger, to have a garden with all of its benefits, without being tied to the garden unable to take even short trips away. Convinced that an affordable yet dependable system was possible, our company has spent over a decade in research and development to provide the products available today. We believe that water conservation and local growing are keys to a prosperous world in the 21st century.
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