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Nxeco provides Android and iOS APP for smart irrigation controller, and supports both smartphones and tablets. Please open Apple Store, search NxEco, and install ios version. Open Google Play, search NxEco, and install Android version.
Please watch the Quick Start video.
Please watch the Quick Start video
Nxeco controller connects to Internet via Wi-Fi and Ethernet (RJ45) cable, even to 3G/4G mobile via hotspot.
This registration provides the security for your controller. One account only can operate the registered controllers under this account.
Time and date can be calibrated on controller panel. However, since the contorller is linked to NxEco server, date and time should be calibrated automatically in most cases.
Rain Delay pauses all of scheduled watering during the delayed period. However, you can use manual watering on NxEco controller and Watering Now from App if you want an one time watering during the delayed period.

NxEco Pro can control the operation of a master valve. Master valves are used by landscaping professionals to prevent irrigation pipeline damage from becoming a costly catastrophe.

Simply connect the master valve to zone 12 on the NxEco Pro. Then activate the master valve control within the NxEco App under the settings menu option, or on panel of controller. Activate the slider to turn on the master valve control option. You will notice zone 12 is no longer selectable, with the new label of master valve.

The NxEco app will not include zone 12 in the overall watering budget to ensure you have an accurate forecast of your irrigation watering usage.

There is one option on setting page of NxEco APP. User could choice to adopt the smart weather-based watering adjustment or not.

1.As a serial of Zones and Run time (Mins) are chosen, you may want to save them as one of Pre-set watering program. Please touch "Save a Preset" and "Preset A" or "Preset B" or "Preset C".

The serial of desired Zone number and Run Time are saved in one of Preset.

2.As the landscape should be watered in above Preset program again. Please Press Preset A/B/C directly. All of pre-set Zones and Run Times are shown up.

Then, press Manual On. The manual watering is on in Preset program.

NxEco controller provides one Weather-based smart irrigation. After user setup the current watering schedules, the controller may adjust the practical watering run time as:

  1. The daily water run-time is increased or decreased by current weather info (such as high temperature)
  2. The daily water is shut down or decreased dramatically as there were raining in previous two days.
  3. The scheduled run-time is modified monthly on average ET value on local area.
There is one option on setting page of NxEco APP. User could choice to adopt the smart weather-based watering adjustment or not.

Go to www.nxeco.com and type in your Zip Code. You will find the percent of water you could have saved using NxEco in the past year.

On the History Page, there is one "Book" logo on the Upper-Right corner.

Touch it, one table is shown up. It is the latest watering records on all of zones of this Nxeco controller.

  1. Zone
  2. Date of latest watering
  3. Start Time of latest watering
  4. Run Time (Min (s).) of latest watering
  5. S(mart) W(ater) % for latest watering

Yes ! First, this smart irrigation timer keeps all of useful features of traditional timer, such as Scheduling water, mutual water, delay. Second, the smart timer provides the Internet connection via WiFi or Ethernet. The local weather info is applied to save watering. And, users may receive all of watering records weekly. Third, you may get the gov. rebate from this waterSense labeled smart timer.
Yes, there is one option on setting page of Nxeco mobile APP. You could choose to open the automatic weather-based schedule watering algorithm or only use the original schedule watering time. Just one simple sliding. You could change your decision at any time

1.As a serial of Zones and Run time (Mins) are chosen, you may want to save them as one of Pre-set watering program. Please touch "Save a Preset" and "Preset A" or "Preset B" or "Preset C".

The serial of desired Zone number and Run Time are saved in one of Preset.

NxEco controller provides one Weather-based smart irrigation. After user setup the current watering schedules, the controller may adjust the practical watering run time as:

1.The daily water run-time is increased or decreased by current weather info (such as high temperature).

2.The daily water is shut down or decreased dramatically as there were raining in previous two days.

3.The scheduled run-time is modified monthly on average ET value on local area automatically. Customers may find the schedule time increased automatically from Jan. --- Aug.; and decreased from Sept. to Jan.

Live chat support online at http://www.nxeco.com/. Email support@nxeco.com. In case of emergency, call (855) MY-NXECO (PDT: 8:30 AM --- 8:30 PM).

This registration provides the security for your controller. One account only can operate the registered controllers under this account.

The cloud computing technologies are applied in smart irrigation controller. All of commands from smartphone are transmitted on Internet and server. There are some unpredicted latency in Internet. So, the response time of NxEco controller is not constant.

Yes, NxEco saves all of the timing, schedules, watering adjustments, weather and more info in flash memory. After power-on, NxEco controller recovers to normal operation statement.

There may be a delay to get Watering Adjustment info from NxEco server.

It is usually not necessary to reset your Controller. However, if your NxEco Controller has become unresponsive, you may first try power off the unit. Be sure to wait more than 30 seconds before plugging the unit back in again.

Currently, NxEco controller can irrigate on only one zone and Master zone at a time. If the irrigation of several zones is scheduled at the same time, operations will be carried out in sequence.

NxEco provides 2 year standard warrant for parts and labor.

We currently don't offer any professional installation from certified installers. This may change as we develop. However, we are confident that you can remove your current controller and install the NxEco yourself if you follow the Quick Start Guide. If you need any additional help, please contact us!

Yes, NxEco may be operated either manually on panel or with App, even Web Portal www.mysmartdrop.com

1.On the History Page, there is one "Book" logo on the Upper-Right corner.

2.Touch it. One table is shown up. It is the latest watering record on all of zones of this Nxeco controller.

Zone.

Date of latest watering.

Start Time of latest watering.

Run Time (Min (s).) of latest watering.

S(mart) W(ater) % for latest watering.

1.As a serial of Zones and Run time (Mins) are chosen, you may want to save them as one of Pre-set watering program. Please touch "Save a Preset" and "Preset A" or "Preset B" or "Preset C".

The serial of desired Zone number and Run Time are saved in one of Preset.

2.As the landscape should be watered in above Preset program again. Please Press Preset A/B/C directly. All of pre-set Zones and Run Times are shown up.

Then, press Manual On. The manual watering is on in Preset program.

There are 12 zones. User could name each zone and take one photo for each zone. There are two ways.

1) User could name the zone at Schedule Page as:

  1. Find the zone_1 position.
  2. Name it as Front Turf.

2) The Zone could be named on Manual Watering Page.

  1. Open Manual Watering page and touch "zone_1".
  2. Name it as Front Turf.

3) User may photo the plants on zone and save the phone.

  1. Please touch the picture on zone line.
  2. Then, take one photo on Plant.
  3. Save it.

1.Check the on-line or off-line status of Nxeco controller.

  • 1)Check on-line status on the enter page. There is one Radio sign in the enter page. As Radio sign is dark, the controller is off-line; and the controller is on-line as Radio sign is bright and green.

  • 2)Check on-line status and watering on major page. Please press Green Leaf (center of Dial) and check the status of on/off-line and watering of Nxeco controller.

2.Check the schedules of Nxeco controller.

  • Go to Schedule page, press the Calendar button at upper-right corner. The schedules for all zones are listed in one table.

3.Check the Watering records of Nxeco controller.

  • Go to History page. There are the plots for daily and monthly watering plots. As press the book button on the upper-right corner. One table shows the last watering records for each zones.

THREE passwords exist within your NxEco Smart Controller.

1.First Password: your account and password for Sign into the NxEco Mobile APP.

2.Second Password: The password of your WiFi router. Please keep this password handy. As you connect the smart controller to your WiFi, please check the follow items.

  • (1).Make sure your smart device (tablet or smartphone) connected to your WiFi router.
  • (2).The WiFi router must have a 2.4 GHz channel available (known as WiFi standards B, G or N). There are rare cases where your smart device may be connected to the 5.8 GHz network and your device may only see the 2.4 GHz network. Please refer to your router manufacturer for instructions on how to separate the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz networks.
  • (3).Please input the password of WiFi router in password field and click show password to verify the router password is correct.

3.Third Password (optional and usually not required): The password for manually registering controller.

  • (1).This password is a temporary, one-time use password and is used to manually register a controller. Before the controller is registered successfully on the NxEco Cloud Service, this password will be found in Setting screen on LCD of controller as:

  • (2).This password is only used to register a controller manually. On Controller Profile page of the NxEco APP, the S/N and Password of a NxEco controller should be typed in to the NxEco APP to register a controller manually.

  • (3).If SUCCESS is shown on Setting screen on LCD of controller, this controller has been registered and you are ready to use your NxEco mobile APP with your NxEco controller.

Except mobile APP, NxEco provides one web portal to operate smart controller .

1.The Web address is:www.mysmartdrop.com

2.User may type the same Username and Password as ones in mobile APP.

3.As entering the Web portal, you may find there is two blocks:

  • (1).Controller: Operate the controller on web.
  • (2).Water Record: Read the water records of each controller at any time periods.

For one same account, all of operation and water records on APP and web portal are sync each via server and Internet.

Welcome to try the Web Portal www.mysmartdrop.com

1.If one user needs to register the controller to another account, please unregister this controller from this account first. Failure to unregister the controller will result in the inability to move the controller to another user account.

2.Once the controller unregistered, the above Controller page is shown as:

3.Then, the user can use transfer to another account using the same steps in the mobile APP quick start guide.

NxEco controller provides one Weather-based smart irrigation. After user setup the current watering schedules, the controller may adjust the practical watering run time as:

1.The daily water run-time is increased or decreased by current weather info (such as high temperature).

2.The daily water is shut down or decreased dramatically as there were raining in previous two days.

3.The scheduled run-time is modified monthly on average ET value on local area automatically. Customers may find the schedule time increased automatically from Jan. --- Aug.; and decreased from Sept. to Jan.

The following rain sensors are easy to link and operate well with NxEco controller:

  • 1. Orbit Rain/Freeze Sensor 57069N
  • 2. Irritrol RS500 Rain Sensor
  • 3. Rain Bird RSD-BEX Series Rain Sensor
  • 4. Hunter MiniClik Rain Sensor
  • 5. Toro 53769 Wired Rain Sensor

One connection diagram example is as:

As rain is detected by rain sensor, the power for all of valves are off. For different rain level, the off-time for values are different.

Yes, Zone 1 output can be used for a master valve or a pump start relay.

A master valve is an electric valve installed at the main water supply for the irrigation system. A master valve will greatly reduce any water loss due to a leaky station valve because the leaky station valve can only leak while the master valve is providing pressure to the system. Also, if you damage the irrigation main line, a master valve will control water loss so the main can be repaired without shutting off the water supply. An electric master valve is typically the same type of valve as you would use for your zone valves, but is installed upstream from the zone valves on the main line.

Yes, NxEco saves all of the timing, schedules, watering adjustments, weather and more info in flash memory. After power-on, NxEco controller recovers to normal operation statement.

Please open Apple Store, search NxEco, and install ios version. Open Google Play, search NxEco, and install Android version.

A regular account can operate unlimited controllers, which are registered under this account. Each controller will be displayed on one garden page of the NxEco App.

Currently, NxEco controller can irrigate on only one zone at a time. If the irrigation of several zones is scheduled at the same time, operations will be carried out in sequence.

Currently there is no integration with third party home automation systems such as Apple HomeKit or Nest Works. But we are planning integration with home automation protocols in future releases.

Yes. The latest update to the NxEco server data base and mobile app supports international customers over 20 countries. They include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, and USA.

Simply select the country from the "Settings" page of the NxEco mobile app and enter the correct zip code. Tap apply and your location is registered.

The NxEco weather server provides real time weather information for these countries.

Yes, there is one option on setting page of Nxeco mobile APP. You could choose to open the automatic weather-based schedule watering algorithm or only use the original schedule watering time. Just one simple sliding. You could change your decision at any time.

Currently, the available model on Amazon is HWN12-100 smart weather-based controller. There are two packets. One is controller, which is good to install indoor. The other packet is controller with weather-resistant cabinet, which is excellent to install outdoor. The same model controller (HWN12-100) for both of packets.

The simple answer is NO. Do not restrict watering on those certain days. Here are more answers on this question. On Setting page of APP, there are two options. One option is if the weather-based watering for each scheduled irrigation is applied on your controller. If No is chosen, controller waters in exact scheduled run-time (Min.). No any restrict watering. The other option is to choose the restricted days (one inquire from local Water District). You could setup the watering days, restrict days and watering schedules well. Easy and Flexible !

THREE passwords exist within your NxEco Smart Controller.

1.First Password: your account and password for Sign into the NxEco Mobile APP.

2.Second Password: The password of your WiFi router. Please keep this password handy. As you connect the smart controller to your WiFi, please check the follow items.

  • (1).Make sure your smart device (tablet or smartphone) connected to your WiFi router.
  • (2).The WiFi router must have a 2.4 GHz channel available (known as WiFi standards B, G or N). There are rare cases where your smart device may be connected to the 5.8 GHz network and your device may only see the 2.4 GHz network. Please refer to your router manufacturer for instructions on how to separate the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz networks.
  • (3).Please input the password of WiFi router in password field and click show password to verify the router password is correct.

3.Third Password (optional and usually not required): The password for manually registering controller.

  • (1).This password is a temporary, one-time use password and is used to manually register a controller. Before the controller is registered successfully on the NxEco Cloud Service, this password will be found in Setting screen on LCD of controller as:

  • (2).This password is only used to register a controller manually. On Controller Profile page of the NxEco APP, the S/N and Password of a NxEco controller should be typed in to the NxEco APP to register a controller manually.

  • (3).If SUCCESS is shown on Setting screen on LCD of controller, this controller has been registered and you are ready to use your NxEco mobile APP with your NxEco controller.

1.If one user needs to register the controller to another account, please unregister this controller from this account first. Failure to unregister the controller will result in the inability to move the controller to another user account.

2.Once the controller unregistered, the above Controller page is shown as:

3.Then, the user can use transfer to another account using the same steps in the mobile APP quick start guide.

Quick start guide download.