My 4 station Dial(not)Ezy controller has been losing time. I called Holman and was told to either claim under the 12 month warranty or bin it. It was not marketed as a disposable component so i think i had a reasonable expectation that it would last longer than 18 months. I would not recommend Holman to any reader. The irrigation fittings are obscenely expensive and you can’t rely on the control panel to run them efficiently. Bin it? Bin Holman.
EZY to program with lots of timing and watering options.
New 6 station external unit replaced older Holman unit. Very easy change over about 30mins all up. Recently successfully fitted a Hunter brand wireless rain sensor to comply with NSW water restrictions. Performed as expected during recent thunderstorm. One small niggle can’t get the rain delay days program to save. I can adjust the number but it just keeps flashing without saving. Is there a missing sentence in the manual?
2 time round this basic 6 station controller is working well,
First one died with no apparent error but no signal transmitted to stations, but returned to bunnings and they replaced it on the spot, the second one has been going for 12mths no problems.
The Dial Ezy Irrigation Controller is designed for residential applications.
This six station controller enables you to set up separate start times, to a maximum of six starts per day.
Each start time can be set as a separate watering schedule.
The (valves) will water in sequential order and on the days selected.
This controller is great for low pressure and drip irrigation systems and for enabling flexible watering schedules to suit your local environment or watering restrictions.
Must be mounted indoors or under cover
Same problem as IAN 11 NOVEMBER 18
Second controller, wont retain settings .Horrible product. Pity, i had previous model for years
Worked fine.Have contacted holman via there email contact page. Haven't heard back.They should recall product and issue refund. Obviously all controllers are duds.Refunds and apologies should be issued. Make whomever is responsible for this batch accountable
Does not retain input values, date,time, start time, run times defaults when you turn the dial back to auto. Have to reset the times every time than it loses the information when you switch back to auto. Ok it's a brand new unit and doesn't do what you claim it should do.
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which wires do you connect to get power and to use auxiliary manual water outlet from bore
The connection details are different from one Holman to another Holman irrespective of the same number of solenoid connections, when my brand new controller is turned on to power, it tells me the battery is faulty, far from happy, totally inconvenient, supplier too far away to make easy warranty return
holman pro 469
What a lot of crap , I have spent so much wasted time trying to get the irrigation set up .
The same thing is happening to the controller that I have . I have had this for over 2 years and has never worked properly .
I have only 1 program set to go off with 4 stations . Station 1 starts when its supposed to but station 2,3 and 4 all start one after another and not at the times that they are set to start and the entire cycle will just keep on going .
It is so easy to set and forget just great when you program properly I love my dual timer. It is my
Dual timer is my jewel so easy and saves me so much time I’m now thinking about getting the 400 I am so impressed with the 200 . My front lawn has never looked so good now I can put the mower to good use and give myself a workout as well . Don’t know why the bad reviews I give it top marks.
I have bought a dial ezy plus
I bought installed myself I cant understand why low reveiws rating by others out there
I have used other makes before
This is so easy use and works great
If you have a problem read a very easy manual see the internet video
I had a problem then i rang hollman staff in western Australia it was a user problem
And they answered and where great helpful
the problem was solved
So easy too use than expensive models on the market ...Im waiting to see rain senor works (when it decides to rain) Well done to hollman staff and thanks and great work. They do know there products well
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Power supply plugpack fail within 12 months
I bought the Dial EzyPlus from Bunnings. The power supply plug pack failed recently. Brought this to Bunnings for an exchange but was informed the EzyPlus is no longer available and they are unable to assist :-(.
Very upset as I paid $89 for this. Would have expected the power supply to last longer than this. Power supply is kept indoor and no chance of rain damage.
Tricky but worth it!
So easy to instal. Had a bit of trouble programming my timer but called the staff there and they were amazingly patient going thru all the programming with me. Wonderful Australian support
My irrigation now runs perfectly and i am very happy with it. Such a great product for a beginner gardener like myself and at a budget price. Good job Holman
CLOCK LOSES TIME
I have bought 5 DIALEZY controllers and every time they seem OK until they are turned off for winter... on switching on in summer the programmes are still in memory but clock loses up to 4 hours ever day. They really are only reliable for the 12 months of warranty and seem to fail just outside warranty ... will not buy another one.
Generally very good but very unhappy with Holman
Hi, I have used Holman for some years, I did have an 8 station on my front garden but found it hard to program due to the time limitation for settings, so I purchased Dial ezy Plus, great easy to program, I only used it for a short period in that summer and did not use during the winter, this new one was only a 6 station but I found it suitable with a little rearrangement of the tricklon.
As I had not been using my reticulation most of the pop ups have been over grown, normally I would have done my own maintenance, but due to an injury to my ...
This unit compared to the 28 year old mechanical one it replaced is difficult to program, for the not so young, make sure the unit is at eye level, as recommended, then struggle with the tiny writing identifying each function. This unit should come with a health hazard warning, EZY is misleading, setting up 6 stations for 1start is a health hazard, in my opinion, setting up 6 for multiple starts could prove deadly. This unit flashes OFP for OFF which was not a good start, will have to search for a mechanical controller and bin this, bought on eBay (will I never learn) at least Bunnings take returns over the counter.
FAULTY AFTER WINTER LAY UP
Im having the same problem. After the winter lay up - i.e. unit switched to OFF - turning unit back on to test run to AUTO the unit registers 'faulty' and 'AC supply'
Using a test meter across the transformer output terminals (orange wires) correct current is showing at approx 27 volts ( 24 output from transformer).
Unit is less than 1 year old and already not working. Single station not working, test run not working. New battery replaced. Glass fuse checked and ok.
Not impressed at all. Old unit still worked even tho LED display was faded.
Just purchased a new unit to replace the old one, good controllers once set up correctly
Have used Holman Dial Ezy controllers before and never had a any issues if they are set up correctly'
I have a CRS1556PR I replaced the old Dial Ezy I had that was about 8 years old, so old the housing perished and the numbers faded, never missed a beat, not bad for around 8 years and it was in the house when we bought the house so is likely older.
Before you go and condemn any product make sure you have followed procedure to set it up, it is a computer after all. They must be installed on thousands of homes all over Australia, go figure the odds of getting a bad one.
Unit is faulty, when I switch to set day intervals it just shows me the current time
Unit is faulty, when I switch to set day intervals it just shows me the current time of day...it's useless like this, goes off every day. This unit was installed about 8 months ago by landscaper and I don't have a receipt... Has cost me a lot in wasted water and has killed my Murraya hedge by overwatering according to nurseryman. Cost me $160 to replace 21 plants. Keep away from Holman, it's junk.
Just keeps watering!
My Ezy Controller just decides it wants to re-run the programs continuously. I set 4 solenoids to go off 15 mins apart. After the 4th it starts again until I switch the dial to off and then back to Auto for my next day of watering. Hardly "Ezy". The clock is also losing time so I have to adjust it each week. Wouldn't buy another one.
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Questions & Answers
My new Holman eze retic has been set to start at 5.30 am which it does but then starts again at 4.30 pm which is not set into the program.why??
Hello Grant, you will have a second start time in the controller. Please check this or call 1300 716 188 for assistance.
Program 1 station 1 starts at 830 runs for 1 minute S2 set to start at 831 for 3 minutes S3 set to start at 834 for 3 minutes S4 set to start at 837 for 3 minutes then the rest is off but it keeps cycling through again and again
Hello Cam, you have multiple start times. Please set Start 1 for 8.30 and Start 2,3 and 4 to OFF. This will fix the issues. 1300 716 188
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