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Hozelock Aqua Control Water Computer Pro,
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Hozelock Aqua Control Water Computer Pro
As usual, delivered very promptly from Amazon.
A previously-purchased high-street alternative failed fairly quickly so I decided to pay the extra for this model to cover watering of selected plants in a small garden during holidays.
It has loads of options if you want them, but is also simple enough to set up.
It looks much more solidly-built & with far better sealing of the electronics against water ingress than other models I have seen, but only time will tell whether it actually survives any longer & hence is worth the (significantly) higher price.
The mechanism for opening & closing the valve seems also to be more 'robust' (from the sound it makes, I think it uses a screw action rather than a solenoid), but again I guess only time will tell whether it actually outlasts the cheaper alternatives.
It takes larger batteries than some alternatives & hence shouldn't need changing so often (note that it won't accept rechargeable batteries) the manufacturer suggests that a single fresh set of non-rechargeables should last a full season.
It has worked fine so far (just over a month).