1. Make sure that the BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller you want to work with is displayed in the BaseManager footer. To select a different controller, click the "Menu" icon in the upper-left corner of the BaseManager page, and then click "Sites and Controllers". Continue drilling down until you can select the desired controller.
2. Click the "Schedules" tab.
3. Click "Add Program".
4. The "Program" field displays the next available program number. If you want to assign this number to your new program, skip to the next step. If you want to assign a different number, click the arrow in the field, and then select a number from the list.
5. In the "Description" field, type a description that identifies this program.
6. Click in the check box in the "Enabled" field. A check mark in the field means that the program will run when the start conditions are met. If the field is blank, the program will not run.
7. Expand the following sections to find topics related to the program settings:
1. Perform any of the following tasks in the "Zone" section of the "Programs" tab:
- To add a zone, click "Add Zone". The next sequentially numbered zone is automatically added to the list. If you want a different zone in the program, click the drop-down arrow in the box in the "ID" column. From the list, select the zone that you want to add.
- To enable weather-based watering for a zone, click the box to add a check mark. For more information, refer to the Introduction to Baseline's Weather-Based Watering.
- To change the number of minutes that a zone will run, type a number in the "Runtime" field for that zone.
2. Perform any of the following tasks.
- To assign a timed zone, click the drop-down arrow in the "Mode" field, and then choose "Timed".
- To assign a primary zone, click the drop-down arrow in the "Mode" field, and then choose "Primary". Additional fields display that allow you to assign a Moisture Sensor and select a watering strategy.
- To link a zone to the primary zone, click the drop-down arrow in the "Mode" field, and then choose "Linked-X" (where X represents the number of the primary zone that you are linking to).
- To set up soak cycles for zones, type a number in "Cycle Time" field to indicate how many cycles the zone will have. Type a number in the "Soak Time" field to indicate how long the soak time will be. If you updated all the hydrozone properties for the zone (refer to Updating Zone Details), you can click the "Calculate Cycle and Soak Time" button to update the fields with the calculated values.
Start, Stop, Pause Conditions
When you create a program, you either need to have it start at specific times, or you need to configure a start condition based on the state of a device. In some cases, you might want to have both a scheduled start time and a start condition.
To learn more about start conditions, refer to Working with Start, Stop, Pause Conditions in a Program.
1. Under the "Start, Stop, Pause Conditions" section, enter the time when you want the program to start in the "Start Times" field. You can have up to 8 start times for a single program.
2. Set the AM/PM indicator for the start time.
3. In the "Start Days" field, click the drop-down arrow and select one of the options from the list.
Water windows are used to select when watering will or will not be allowed. You can configure water windows on a weekly basis (having the same water window settings for each day of the week) or on a daily basis, where you can set each day of the week for a specific water window schedule.
1. Under the "Water Window" section, click the arrow in the top center box, and then select whether you want to set up a "Daily" or "Weekly" water window schedule.
2. The boxes in the grid represent the hours in a day starting with 12:00 midnight on the left. Blue boxes mean that watering is allowed. Use the "Clear All" or "Select All" options to change the water window settings with one click.
When a start event is reached, the program with the highest priority gets first call on the water and time. A higher priority program "preempts" lower priority programs and runs to completion before the lower ones.
Under the "Advanced Settings" section, click the drop-down arrow in the "Schedule Priority" field, and select the priority from the list.
Seasonal Watering Adjustment
If your area is experiencing a period of unseasonably dry or wet weather, you can use the seasonal adjustment factor to increase or decrease the amount of water that a program is applying without having to change the runtimes for individual zones.
Under the "Advanced Settings" section, type a number in the "Seasonal Adjust" field to indicate the percentage by which you want the runtime to be adjusted. Keep in mind that 100% causes the system to water as scheduled. If you enter 50%, the system decreases watering by half. If you enter 200%, the system doubles watering.
Obey Global Conditions
When you enable this option, the program enforces the following global controller settings:
- Global Rain Delays
- Event Dates
- The Pause, Flow, and Rain jumpers built into the controller
If unchecked (disabled), the program runs even if the global controller settings are in effect. You might want to disable this option for programs that are set up to operate lights or door locks. This way, the lights and door locks will continue to operate even when watering programs are stopped due to a rain delay or an event day.
Concurrent Zone Operations
Program Concurrent Zones
Click the drop-down arrow in the "Program Concurrent Zones" field and select a number to indicate the maximum number of zones that can run at the same time in this program. You can set 1 - 15 zones to run at one time in this program.
Include with Total Controller Concurrency
If checked, the zones of this program are included in the total controller concurrency count. If unchecked, the program ignores concurrent zone counts, and all zones run at once.
Controller Concurrent Zones
Click the drop-down arrow the "Program Concurrent Zones" field and select a number to indicate the maximum number of zones that can run at the same time in this program. You can set 1 - 99 zones to run at one time on this controller; however, the current rating of the transformer in the controller is 1.4 amps, which typically allows for a maximum of 15 concurrent zones.
Program Specific Devices
Devices that are attached to a program will run while the program runs.