Irrigation Systems

Required tools 

Philips screwdriver 

Wire strippers

 Note   the quick start guide id intended to help you get up and running with your new timer. It includes basic installation and programing for help..

For more detailed and advanced instruction please download the full manual outdoor swing panel timer at www.orbitonline.com


Clean, dry and out of direct sunlight 
Allow 9 inch clearance for the swing door


For detailed instruction on outdoor wiring please download the full manual “outdoor swing pannel timer” at www.orbitonline.com

Warnings    check state and local codes. Orbit recommends using a licensed electrical contractor wiring of the timer      


Use included mounting template to
mark screw locations.
Hang timer on screw using keyhole.


Connect one of the two wires from each valve to the common wire leading to the timer

Connect the other wire from each calve to one of the colored wires leading to the timer


Do not connect to power source until after wiring valves to timer

Only connect one valve to each terminal


Warning see manual for outdoor wiring instructions


One lithium CR2032 battery included is a required to retain the program in memory during power loss

Annual replacement is recommended

Remove the plastic strip to activate the pre- installed battery

Button function

A ENTER    to confirm a new setting

MANUAL   to water manually

B CLEAR      to clear a setting

C PROGRAM   to switch between programs A, B, C

D ARROW    to skip to the next setting/ watering station or move to other settings

E ARROW [ ] – To go back to the previous setting / watering station or move to other programs/settings

F RAIN DELAY   to pause operation for 24-72 hours due to rain or other factors

G +  To   increase a numeric setting

H – To decrease a numeric setting

Dial position function

I AUTO   watering mode

J SET CLOCK   set calendar and clock time 

K SET DATE   year month and day

L START TIME    Set time to begin watering

M RUN TIME   set watering duration for each station

N HOW OFTEN   set frequency of watering days

O BUDGET    adjust overall watering as a percentage

P OFF     turn all stations off


Set current time [e.g. specific mountain standard]

Turn dial to set clock enter current time +/_

Set date

Turn dial to set date to enter the month year and day

Use the +/_ button to select the year

Press ENTER to advance to month and day

Set start time to begin watering 

Turn dial to start time position

Enter one start time using the +/_ button

Press enter button to save

Note additional start time can be added if you want your sprinkler to water the same area multiple times a day.  For instruction please download the “outdoor swing panel timer” manual at www.orbitonline.com 

Select for watering duration set for each station then press enter

Turn dial to run time enter the watering duration +/_ for each station ENTER or ARROW to move between stations

Set watering days or intervals

Turn dial to how often to select watering days to move and to select

Set auto mode

Turn dial to auto you have programmed your timer



  • Turn dial to AUTO and press the RAIN DELAY button
  • Push +/_ to select 24, 4, 72 hours
  • Press enter to begin 

Press CLEAR to cancel the rain delay


Your timer has the ability to allow you to manually water without disturbing the preset program

 To run all stations at the pre- programmed duration

Turn the dial to AUTO

Press the MANUAL button.  Display will show A B and ALL

Press ENTER to begin manual watering

To run a specific station for specified time

Turn the dial to AUTO

Press the MANUAL button 


Press the button until desired station number appears

Press   +/_ to enter the desired duration

Press enter to begin manual watering 

To stop manual watering press clear

Note   after the MANUAL has been pushed , if a selection is not made within 5 seconds all stations and programs will begin watering using the programmed RUN TIMES . if no RUN  TIMES have been set nothing will happen and display will return to the time of the day


Your timer requires CR 2032 lithium battery to maintain program in case of an AC power loss

Tip: the battery should be replaced every year to avoid loss of programming

Note: a battery alone will not operate the valve in your sprinkling system. The sprinkler timer transformer must be connected to an AC line voltage source 

For instruction on water budgeting, connecting the timer to a pump start relay , replacing the backup battery or for installing your timer outdoor please download the full manual “outdoor swing panel timer at www.orbitonline.com 


1-800-488-6156 or 1-801-299-5555


 Before returning this sprinkler timer to the store, contact orbit technical service at 1-800-488-6156 or 1-801-299-5555


The sprinkler timer is tested to UL60730 standard and is ETL listed

Appropriate international models are CSA and CE approved

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003

Disconnection: type 1Y

Input: 120V, 60Hz, 0.2A output 26V, 500mA 

Rated impulse voltage: 2500V

Pollution degree: 2

The supply cord of this control can be replaced only by the manufacturer or his accredited service agent


Water master is a registered Trademark of Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.

The information in this manual is primarily intended for the user who will establish watering schedule and enter tat schedule into the sprinkler timer. 

This program is intended to be used as an automatic sprinkler timer for activating 24 VAC irrigation valves as described in this manual


Orbit irrigation products Inc. warrants to its customers that its products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of six years from the date of purchase

We will replace free of charge the defective part or parts found to be defective under normal use and service for a period of up to six years after purchase{ proof required]

We deserve the right to inspect the defective area before replacement

Orbit products will not be responsible for consequential or incidental cost or damage caused by the product failure. Orbit liability under this warranty is limited solely to the replacement or repair of defective parts.

To exercise your warranty return the unit to your dealer with a copy of the sales receipt.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. operation is subject to the following two conditions:  1] this device may not cause harmful interference and 2] this device must accept Any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 

Warning: changes or modification to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Note: this equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However there is not guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio and TV reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment bon and off, the user is encouraged to try correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Caution this appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

You can download the PDF version of ORBIT SPRINKLER MANUAL TIMER QUICK START GUIDE here.