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Hi. I am developing an automatic irrigation system with intel edison for the control of several solenoid valves. I want to add a rain sensor. Consulting internet I have seen that these sensors models are used http://www.ebay.es/itm/Arduino-Modulo-Sensor-de-Lluvia-FC-37-/141988414301 http://www.ebay.es/itm/Arduino-Modulo-Sensor-de-Lluvia-FC-37-/141988414301

 

 

I would like to know if someone has used this sensor model in a real system and how long it has been in operation, if it has given any type of problem etc. I would appreciate any advice on another type of rain sensor for a real system.

 

 

I have also searched for information on how to program with this type of sensor with arduino (https://www.amazon.com/Rain-Bird-CPRSDBEX-Wired-Sensor/dp/B005MICVDY https://www.amazon.com/Rain-Bird-CPRSDBEX-Wired-Sensor/dp/B005MICVDY) but I have not found information:
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idata
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Hello javilez,

 

 

Thank you for interest in the Intel® Edison Breakout Board.

 

 

The sensor itself is out of the scope of this technical support team, I'll recommend you to ask the manufacturer for that kind of information (expected operation time, continuous working time).

 

 

It seems that the FC-37 is the most widely used rain sensor. Many projects involving the FC-37 have been shared in the web, I found easy to follow code in this two sites

 

https://randomnerdtutorials.com/guide-for-rain-sensor-fc-37-or-yl-83-with-arduino/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Modules-Rain-Sensor/step4/Arduino-Sketch-Example/

 

 

Due to the structure of the Arduino UNO and the Edison, the ports are compatible, keep in mind that I can't guarantee library compatibility, but you can always program/modify your library in case an issue emerges.

 

 

I did some research, but unfortunately, there is not a community thread that mentions anything similar to your project, so I can't suggest alternative rain sensors for the Edison. What I did found was a rainwater module, similar to the one you suggest, connected to a Galileo board http://www.build-electronic-circuits.com/intel-galileo-board-rain-and-moist/.

 

 

The Rain Bird CPRSDBEX Wired Rain Sensor is designed to work with 24 V (alternate current) sprinkler controllers (residential and commercial), and there is not a board (Arduino or Edison) that can generate that output. That's why you haven't found any information regarding that setup.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres

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idata
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Hello javilez,

 

 

Thank you for interest in the Intel® Edison Breakout Board.

 

 

The sensor itself is out of the scope of this technical support team, I'll recommend you to ask the manufacturer for that kind of information (expected operation time, continuous working time).

 

 

It seems that the FC-37 is the most widely used rain sensor. Many projects involving the FC-37 have been shared in the web, I found easy to follow code in this two sites

 

https://randomnerdtutorials.com/guide-for-rain-sensor-fc-37-or-yl-83-with-arduino/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Modules-Rain-Sensor/step4/Arduino-Sketch-Example/

 

 

Due to the structure of the Arduino UNO and the Edison, the ports are compatible, keep in mind that I can't guarantee library compatibility, but you can always program/modify your library in case an issue emerges.

 

 

I did some research, but unfortunately, there is not a community thread that mentions anything similar to your project, so I can't suggest alternative rain sensors for the Edison. What I did found was a rainwater module, similar to the one you suggest, connected to a Galileo board http://www.build-electronic-circuits.com/intel-galileo-board-rain-and-moist/.

 

 

The Rain Bird CPRSDBEX Wired Rain Sensor is designed to work with 24 V (alternate current) sprinkler controllers (residential and commercial), and there is not a board (Arduino or Edison) that can generate that output. That's why you haven't found any information regarding that setup.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres

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idata
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Hi, thanks for the answer. I will follow the advice that you indicate.

Javier.

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