Minisat

The Minisat control unit allows creating an entire centralised irrigation system based on the most modern communication systems, such as Internet, mobile phone and radio. The various controls units are connected to each other by means of wireless communication based on radio waves or GPRS/GSM connection.

Irrigation can be programmed in various ways:
1. Irrigation on one or more preset days a week.
2. Irrigation every "n" days (interval settable by the user for each program).
You can also alternate these two options for different zones according to need.

In addition, the Minisat control unit allows controlling 4 stations (expandable up to 12 or 16) and has 8 independent programs to be used in planning the irrigation cycles.



Technical features:

- Battery or mains-powered (220 VAC) or with a photovoltaic panel (10W)
- Supply voltage from 9 to 12 VDC
- Power 0.24 W
- Possibility of using bistable latching solenoids.
- Possibility of working at points where there is no mains power without the need for additional connections
- Compact
- Waterproof (resin-bonded version only – Model IP68)

Functional features



- 4-station control expandable up to 16 with Minisat slave
- Permanent memory
- 8 independent programs for each of which you can select:
~ Program activation/deactivation
~ Programming in minutes/seconds, hours/minutes, l/h or cu m/h
~ Delay between stations
~ Delay between cycles
~ Starts according to the calendar, on alternate days or in relation to the sensors
~ Repetition of the cycle program
~ Running the program in a time window (from n hours to n hours)
~ Running the MV with advance
~ Pump activation/deactivation
~ Sensor activation/deactivation
- 4 starts per program.
- 14-day calendar
- It can operate with pulse solenoids
- Manual start per program or per station
- Water budget from 5% to 250%
- Possibility of directly controlling the rain sensor, the soil moisture sensor (%), the wind sensor (anemometer), the flow measurement sensor, the temperature sensor, and the solar radiation sensor (Wm² )
- Possibility of automatic calculation of the flow rate per individual station
- Possibility of automatic calculation of the water budget for the stations after the first one using the soil moisture sensor
- Wireless system (Wi-Fi) to interface the Minisat with the PC (for more information see the software manual)
- Open collector output


Applications:
The Minisat control unit is very versatile and can hence be used both in agriculture and gardening, in vast green areas and small domestic gardens. In addition, it is easy to use and fast and easy to install.
The wireless interface allows easy and direct connection to other irrigation system devices with the possibility of very easily incorporating the control unit in an already functioning system. For example, if you already have an irrigation system in your garden and decide that you want to expand the irrigation zone but don't want to change the original system, all you have to do is put the Minisat in the place of the old master control unit and Bob's your uncle!
The same is true if the zone to be irrigated is far from a mains connection, like a far-off green area or a greenhouse. Also in this case, irrigation is not a problem thanks to Minisat, as it can be powered with a simple low-consumption battery that lasts at least 12 months.
Moreover, a resin-bonded version of Minisat is available, which can be installed directly in wells.
Meteo Station, GSM, GPRS

With the Minisat control unit, it's possible to use a Meteo GSM-GPRS unit, that allows to manage a maximum of 12 Minisat devices, all reading common sensors attached to the Meteo Station. This Meteo station can be simply used as a weather station, or you can use the included GSM-GPRS modem that allows you to control your Minisat devices with SMS or through Internet with our software.
With this software you can control anything from anywhere; you can change settings, read sensors, start programs or stations, setup programs etc.


In the image you can see a Meteo Station, composed by 3 parts:

A - the Meteo Station unit, located in the rear of the solar panel that supply power to the unit.

B - solar panel

C - one or more sensor(s)

Software:
The software allows you to manage Meteo Station and Minisat devices, it brings you the instrument to use your devices at the best and with flexibility and comfort. It allows the monitoring of sensors and station.

Here you can find the update archive for Minisat's software. Just extract it under the installation folder (generally  .../Programs/Idrobit/Minisat(ver)). If you are new to Minisat and want to receive a full installation package, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .