Hunter X-Core Outdoor Controller

Hunter X-Core Outdoor Controller

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The X-Core is the perfect entry-level residential controller offering simple operation plus “smart” Solar Sync compatibility.  What makes the X-Core the perfect solution for residential applications is the easy-to-configure control for up to eight stations.  Each with three programs and four start times per day.  Converting the X-Core into a “smart controller” that uses locally measured weather to regulate irrigation is as simple as plugging in the revolutionary Solar Sync ET sensor.  For quick wireless activation, the X-Core is compatible with Hunter remotes.  The simplicity of installation, operation and maintenance, while still providing optimal efficiency and reliability makes the X-Core the perfect choice in residential controllers.

  • Type: Fixed
  • Available in 4, 6 and 8 station models
  • Outdoor Installation
  • Independent programs: 3
  • Start times per program: 4
  • Max. station run time: 4 hrs
  • Warranty: 2 Year


All Hunter AC powered controllers feature Automatic Short Circuit Protection.  This feature avoids total system shutdown by detecting electrical faults, typically caused by wiring issues, and only shutting down the affected station allowing the other stations to water as programmed.  No messing around with blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers.


This feature offers protection against unreliable power, by retaining current time, date, and program data.


The QuickCheck feature displays an ERR message if a short is detected on a particular station and is easily assessed with the push of a button.


This feature helps prevent watering during extended periods of inclement weather by allowing the user to set the controller to the OFF mode, for any specified number of days, then resumes the watering schedule automatically without returning to the controller.  The controller will display the number of days remaining before watering resumes.


This feature saves and stores your complete controller schedule and setup information in back-up memory allowing the saved schedule to be restored at any time.


The Seasonal Adjustment feature makes adjustments to your irrigation run times fast and easy. Using a percentage scale you would set your peak season to 100% then when conditions require less water you simply adjust the percentage (i.e. 50%) to reduce the run times, without having to adjust each station in the program.  There are two ways to use the seasonal adjustment feature: Global and Daily.

Global: The Global option adjusts the percentage to all station run times on all the programs.

Daily: The Daily option requires the addition of the Solar Sync ET Sensor and will automatically implement daily adjustments based on your local weather.


This feature allows the user to program a delay between the stations as the controller advances through the program.  This can be a short, few second delay (to allow for slow-closing valves) or a longer period of time (giving pressure tanks time to recharge), based on user requirements.


Sensor Programmability allows the user to specify which program or stations will be shut down in response to a specific sensor alarm. Any stations or programs unaffected by the sensor will continue automatic operations.

By adding a Solar Sync™ to your Hunter controller, it transforms into a smart controller using local weather conditions to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions on the site. A Hunter controller with Solar Sync has been independently proven to have a detailed list of water saving features and has been approved by the EPA as a WaterSense Smart Watering Controller.

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