Simple automatic watering system

This system of auto watering plants can make anyone, without knowledge of electronics, and even not able to solder the radio elements. The system uses ready-made devices that you just need to connect in a certain sequence and enjoy the result of the work of automatic watering.
Simple automatic watering system

To collect this simple innovation can be no more than one hour, but for this you need to order or buy all the elements of the system.

The advantages of the automatic irrigation system


  • - Simplicity, which means reliability.
  • - Quite low cost, in comparison with industrial analogues.
  • - Isolated system with galvanic isolation by voltage. That is, if water gets on the valve and you touch the hoses - no electric shock will occur.
  • - It is possible to make the power of the entire system from 12 volts (and not as it is now from 220 V). And feed all autonomously from the battery. And to charge the battery with solar batteries or a wind generator, but this is all in the future in my plans ...

I used an electromagnetic valve in the system. There are some advantages:
- If the lights suddenly turn off, your area will not fill with water, as the valve closes, unlike the electromechanical one.
- Ease of Management. There is voltage - the valve is open, there is no voltage - the valve is closed. It's simple. And electromechanical still need to be able to manage.
To operate the system you need: a free outlet with a voltage of 220 V and water supply.

Materials:


Solenoid valve 12 V.


Simple automatic watering system

All system components and necessary tools


Simple automatic watering system

garden hose


Simple automatic watering system

Build an automatic watering system on a schedule


The operation of the system is as follows: that the timer is connected to an alternating current network with a voltage of 220 V. It controls the operation of the adapter included in it. And according to the set schedule, it turns on or off the power adapter, the load of which in turn is a solenoid valve. The central water supply is connected to the valve, and as soon as the valve opens, all pressure rushes into the garden hose and splashes through the sprayer to the area. Such sprinklers can be connected through a tee a few more if you need to water a large area of ​​the garden plot.

Now go directly to the assembly


In fact, it is to put a valve between the soda hose and the water pipe, connect the power supply to the valve and plug everything into the network. It's simple, without further trouble.
Of course, you can cut off the wire from the adapter and immediately screw it to the valve, but I have a considerable distance from the valve and the outlet. Therefore, I will extend the 12 volt circuit.
Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

I connect the wire to the power supply.
I connect the terminals to the second end and then connect to the valve.
Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Then, I screw the adapter to the water pipe.
Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

To the second end I fasten the adapter to the garden hose.
It is desirable to provide an additional ball valve or a faucet between the valve and the water supply so that the water supply systems can be closed in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

We unwind the hose, connect it to the sprinkler and place it on the irrigation section.
Simple automatic watering system

Simple automatic watering system

Timer setting


The system is ready. Go to setting the timer.
Simple automatic watering system

We need to water our beds in the morning and evening, before the heat and after. I set the timer to 5 am, when the sun is still low and at 10 pm, when the sun has set. Watering time depends on the pressure of the water and may lie within 15-40 minutes.
Simple automatic watering system

As a result, it did not take much time and labor to assemble and configure. If you, after reading this article, also decided to build this miracle, then ready-made timers with built-in valves and autonomous power supply appeared on the market, which I certainly did not know when I was assembling the system.
Here they are. Powered by batteries.
Electronic timer

But my homemade system has poles: you can control watering from home, not from the basement, where the timer is usually set.
Any of the presented systems has a drawback: the system still needs to be controlled, because if it rains heavily, it will still turn on and flood the beds even more.

The result of the automatic irrigation system


The system is simple, automatic, cheap, expandable, supplemented. For example, you can supplement the system with a pump and do not water the plants with tap water, but with rain water from a barrel or other container.

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