EZFlora or EZIO8T? 2008-09-12T02:49:40+00:00

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  • Anonymous
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    Is there a difference between the EZFlora and the EZIO8T? Besides the obvious I mean… The EZIO8T has 8 outputs and 3 inputs, the EZFlora has 8 outputs and no inputs and is 5 bux more. I want to use something as a sprinkler controller, but having a few inputs would be a nice thing (rain sensor, etc). Since I have an EZServe, I could just drive the EZIO8T through it, and get similar functionality to the EZFlora, right? I like the EZServe interface for the EZFlora better, but I like inputs even more. Is there something else I’m not seeing?

    Thanks!

    Anonymous
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    Years ago when the EZIO8T was all there was in the EZIOxx family I hooked up 24V AC relays to the Triacs to control my garage. Seems like they could drive zone values as well.

    Not sure if this falls into the obvious category or not. The EZFlora can assign one of the zones to control a pump relay such that if any valve is open, the pump relay is energized. I need that type of function because I have a dedicated irrigation pump that pulls water from a lake only when actually irrigating. In addition EZFlora has 4 watering programs. Would think the EZSrve could be set up with timers and macros to accomplish the same thing.

    Anonymous
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    I originally was designing my irrigation system to run from a pump as well. I have since lost confidence in the water quality of the creek behind my house (lot’s of upstream development), so I’m just tapping the city water. But, couldn’t you just issue two ON commands to the EZIO8T? One for the valve and one for the pump?

    I can see the value of the EZFlora in the ease of programming through the EZServe. There’s no config option for the EZIO8T that I could find. I find it more difficult to use the SHU for programming since you can’t save insteon id’s between sessions.

    Still have to soak on this one for a bit. Should be easy as I dodge Ike….

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