X-Core indoor

This entry-level controller now gets Smart with the optional Solar Sync.

This entry-level residential controller offers simple operation with “smart” Solar Sync compatibility. With easy-to-configure control for up to 8 stations, including 3 programs and 4 start times each, the X-Core is the perfect solution for residential applications. Plug in the revolutionary Solar Sync ET sensor and the X-Core is converted into a “smart controller,” that regulates irrigation runtimes based on locally measured weather. X-Core is also compatible with Hunter remotes for quick, wireless activation of irrigation. Installation, operation and maintenance are designed to be simple while still delivering optimal efficiency or reliability.

Indoor and outdoor models available


X-Core outdoor


Smart control with Solar Sync
Solar Sync ET sensor (optional) regulates irrigation run times based on measured weather changes, reducing water use.

Hunter remote capable
Simplify installation and maintenance by extending your reach to the controller with a Hunter remote (optional).

Three independent programs with four start times each

Accommodate a wide range of watering requirements.

Two options for seasonal adjustment

Alters the watering schedule to allow for changing needs throughout the year. Manually adjusted (10–150%) or daily weather-based automatic adjustment with Solar Sync.   

Variety of independent day scheduling

Maximize watering flexibility by selecting days of the week, odd/even, or interval watering.

Weather sensor compatible

Increase water savings with a weather sensor, programmable by station.

Replaceable lithium battery (included)

Backs up timekeeping in the event of a power outage and enables remote programming of the controller.



Indoor Controllers

  • XC-401i: 4-station
  • XC-601i: 6-station
  • XC-801i: 8-station

Outdoor Controllers

  • XC-401: 4-station
  • XC-601: 6-station
  • XC-801: 8-station

Standard Features

  • Indoor and outdoor models, 2 to 8 stations
  • 3 programs, A, B, C
  • Start times: 4 per day, per program for up to 12 daily starts
  • 3 solenoids on simultaneously
  • Station run time: 0 minutes to 4 hours in 1-minute increments

Advanced Features

  • Solar Sync sensor compatible for automatic daily weather-based adjustments
  • Hunter remote compatible
  • Day schedule: 7-day calendar or true odd/even programming with 365-day calendar clock
  • Easy Retrieve memory: original program saved in permanent memory and retrieved at any time
  • Seasonal adjust: 10% to 150%
  • Programmable sensor input by station
  • Programmable rain delay from 1 to 7 days
  • Programmable delay between stations
  • Rain sensor bypass switch
  • One button manual start and advance
  • Programmable event day off allows specific day(s) to be designated as always “off”
  • Hunter Quick Check™ helps troubleshoot field wiring issues
  • Electronic short circuit detection
  • 3 V lithium battery (included) for remote programming and timekeeping, not required for program backup


  • Transformer input: 240 VAC (Australian model)
  • Transformer output: 24 VAC, 1.0 A (capable of operating equivalent of
    3 solenoids simultaneously)
  • Station output: 0.56 A
  • Indoor model: Plug-in transformer
  • Outdoor model: Transformer with internal junction box
  • UL/CE listed


  • Indoor Model: 16.5 cm H x 14.6 cm W x 5 cm D
  • Outdoor Model: 22 cm H x 17.8 cm W x 9.5 cm D




XC-2 = 2 Stations (indoor only)
XC-4 = 4 Stations
XC-6 = 6 Stations
XC-8 = 8 Stations


01 = 230/240 VAC


(Blank) = Outdoor model
i = Indoor model

Blank= No option
A = 230/240 VAC with Australian connections
(outdoor model has internal transformer with cord)


 X-Core Controller Brochure (598.20 Kb)

X-Core Controller Owner's Manual (3.87 Mb)


Controller Series: Canceling a Delay


Controller Series: Programming Odd & Even Days & Interval Watering on Hunter Irrigation System


Controllers: Programming Multiple Programs Part 1 of 4: Introduction, Time/Date


Controllers: Programming Multiple Programs Part 2 of 4: Program A


Controller Series: Programming Multiple Programs - Part 3 of 4: Program B


Controller Series: Programming Multiple Programs - Part 4 of 4: Other Modes


Controller Series: Canceling Extra Start Times


Controller Series: Reset


Controller Series: Display Troubleshooting