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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
At what cold temperature degree is the hose flexible enough to coil it?
Recent Question:
Can this be left out in the winter? I live in Iowa.
Recent Question:
can this hose be used just for watering plants or washing cars?
Recent Question:
Isn't there an error in the specifications for this item (#001660193)?
Questions with Most Recent Answers

Customer Questions & Answers for
Orbit Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer

The Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer provides programmed watering for up to three different areas. Easy installation and simplified programming saves time and water. Set it and go.
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Questions & Answers for Orbit Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer

Question

No Battery?

If it doesn't have a battery, how is it powered?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
JDinGainesville
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
You add 2 aa batteries.
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 2
It is battery powered (2 AA). The batteries are not included with the unit.
answered 11 months ago
By
weirtonflowerlady
answer 3
It runs on batteries.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
rosebud14
 - Reno, NV
answer 4
I don't have the unit yet, but I too wondered how it ran if the ad says no battery. I think it might mean no batteries included....because one person that rated the unit talked about replacing the batteries.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
LincNebr
 - Lincoln,NE
answer 5
Description is wrong. This unit is powered by 2 aa batteries - not included.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
theairdog
Question

Do all 3 outlets have to be used or can one only attach two hoses and shut off the 3rd?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Don't set the third. It will have dashes on the screen. If you have set it and don't want to used it any more, RESET the timer and set station 1 & 2.
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 2
By clearing the programming on the stations that you do not want to use, you can, indeed, use only one port.
answered 11 months ago
By
weirtonflowerlady
answer 3
I have one of my timers set up for watering schedules on 2 nozzles and occasional hose use on the 3rd...which means it's off until I want it. So yes...you can use just 2.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
rosebud14
 - Reno, NV
answer 4
Each outlet is controlled separately. I'm using the timer with only two hoses connected and haven't had any problems.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
CaptnM
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 5
I do not have this exact model, but I do have an older Orbit two-station version. Mine allows me to set the watering time for either station to zero minutes, so it won't run at all on that station if desired. I would assume this three-station model allows for the same. See the picture I've included (the third outlet on mine is for a manual bypass faucet).
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answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SamwiseCrackers
Question

Can these hoses run at different times or just all together at the same time?

asked 2 years ago
By
NancyJane63
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Different times,and/or different days
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 2
So long as you program accordingly, you can run a hose through each port individually at different times.
answered 11 months ago
By
weirtonflowerlady
answer 3
They can run at different times.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
rosebud14
 - Reno, NV
answer 4
You program zone 1, 2 or 3 or all.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
theairdog
Question

Does programming include odd/even days to deal with 31 day months

asked 11 months ago
By
Dave
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 4 months ago
By
mylasthome
answer 2
It provides programmable cycle duration period (in days) individually for each tap.
answered 6 months ago
By
Geezer48
answer 3
It has the ability to water every ? number of days. Like every 2 days, every 1 day. I don't know how high the number can go. I use 1 and 2.
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 4
Our technical support team is happy to help you set your timer. Please contact them at 1-800-488-6156 or techsupport@orbitonline.com.

Thanks for the question!
answered 10 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

Does this allow individual timed control of each port or only all 3 at one time?

Would like clarification if this lets you set each port separately or does it just allow 3 connections that all must come on at the same time.
asked 9 months ago
By
Joe
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can program each outlet individually with limits. The main program decides how many times a day each outlet runs and then you can program each outlet for a separate time. Or you can just have it repeat every 4 hours or so.
answered 4 months ago
By
mylasthome
answer 2
Individual timed control of each tap: on-time, duration and period (in days). Manual control override and rain delay are also provided.
answered 6 months ago
By
Geezer48
answer 3
You can set each differently.
answered 9 months ago
By
Bedtimehappy
answer 4
This timer will allow individual timed control of each port, but not all three at once. Each port can have one timed schedule on it, and they all must be set for different times.

Thanks for the question!
answered 9 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

Station 2 & 3 Do Not Work!!!!

I purchased 2 of these units and in both cases only station 1 works. I set the stations to run consecutively for 20 minutes with a 5 minute break between the start of station 2 and station 3. Only station 1 activates. I even had an Orbit rep on the phone and he couldn't help me either. So what's the secret and what am I doing wrong? I have other Orbit single timers and know how to set them up. Any help is appreciated, otherwise, this expensive item is going back.
Thanks
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
scappi
 - Albany, NY
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I had the same issue, but the tech had me push the RESET. A small hole on front of unit with tooth pick. Now it kicks on.
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 2
I only have experience with one of these units, but found that sometimes I had to press the right or left arrows more than once to advance or go back on the station. The dial does have to be set on "set time". The other thing I noticed was that it "defaults" stations rather strangely and I had to be very careful I was in the station that I chose. Each time I rotated the dial to set the next one, it would revert back to the prior station I set. Hope that helps.
answered 11 months ago
By
weirtonflowerlady
answer 3
This should be a very simple fix. Please call Orbit's tech support team at 1-801-299-5555. They can trouble shoot it while you are at your timer. Thanks!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

will this work with soaker hoses?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - McMinnnville, Oregon
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 2
I run my timers for hoses, soaker hoses and drip lines...perfect in every case!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
rosebud14
 - Reno, NV
answer 3
Yes, this timer will work with soaker hoses. It will work with any hose that has a 3/4" connection.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

spec states it does not contain a battery if so how is it powered

asked 1 year ago
By
bud
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You put in two 2 AA batteries.
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 2
Yes, it is battery powered (2 AA), but batteries are not included with it.
answered 11 months ago
By
weirtonflowerlady
answer 3
Two AA type batteries are required to operate this timer. They, however, are not included in the packaging though Walmart.

Thanks for the question!
answered 11 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

support and still leaks

the three port timer leaks from joint under connection, tried to attach to house for support and leaks worse.

Any suggestions or did we get defective product?
asked 11 months ago
By
Kelly
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
mine seems to drip a little from the house connection, I think it should have a sturdier female connection, heavy brass, so that one can tighten without worry.
answered 6 months ago
By
Geezer48
answer 2
When I installed mine it was fine. Then I twisted the whole unit. It began the spray. I turned the connection to tighten and it stopped. I have two units and it happened on both and I tightened both with no problems since.
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 3
Our trained technical support team is happy to help with any product related questions. You can also contact them about warranty issues on our products! Feel free to call them at 1-800-488-6156 or send over an email at techsupport@orbitonline.com.

Thanks for the question!
answered 10 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

how long do batterys last

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
123456789101112b
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have used these type of timers for 10 years. My grow season is 5 months. I change the batteries once. The unit will not water with low batteries.
answered 10 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 2
Batteries should last up to two seasons, depending on use.
Thanks!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
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