Irritrol PCW Control User Manual

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PCW Control




FCC Part 15 Rule

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part

15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference

in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not

installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment causes interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the

equipment on and off, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following

1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: “How

To Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems”. This booklet is available from the U.S. Government

Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Stock No. 004-000-00345-4 s.

© 2012 Irritrol • •


Form Number 373-0762 Rev. A


Possible Cause


Where are my schedules and/or

files located?

The schedules are contained in the

XML files. Each XML file can contain

numerous schedules. You can save

these files to any directory, such as

My Documents.

Windows 7 - C:\Users\USER_ACCOUNT\Ap-


The software crashes or does not

respond when I open a file or when

using a default site.

Either the file you are trying to open

or the default file the software is

trying to open is missing some


Open the file using MS Word or any other

text editor and see if there are any Sched-

ules that are missing the <Events> tags. If

these schedules are present, then remove

them and save the file. If this does not work

then please contact Irritrol Support so that

they can review your file.

The irrigation does not come on

according to the schedule shown

in the software.

Most likely the controller(s)’ date

and time are off.

Under Tools->Preferences, click the option

to synchronize controller(s)’ time. Next, hit

the “Send” button in the software to update

the date and time in the controller(s).

I cannot click and hold the bot-

tom edge of the zone segment to

change the watering duration.

The zone is assigned to the Schedul-

ing Advisor.

To customize the zone, click on the ADVI-

SOR tab, when the zone is highlighted,

uncheck “Use Advisor”.

I have most of my zones on the

Scheduling Advisor, and I have

checked “Update schedule chang-

es without prompting”, but I do not

see scheduling changes with the

weather changes.

The computer is turned off at the

time of day the system was told to

check the weather on the internet.

Click on “Get Forecast” at the time you want

the system to regularly retrieve the weather

information. Make sure it is a time of day

your computer is on and connected to the


My system is using the Scheduling

Advisor, but keeps on watering

even when it’s raining.

The internet weather is unaware of

local showers.

For the most water savings based on the

weather, we recommend the addition of an

Irritrol rain or rain/freeze sensor.

Troubleshooting Guide (continued)