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Power Your XC Hybrid or Node Controller by Harnessing Solar Energy.

Hunter’s Solar Panel provides maintenance-free operation that harnesses the sun’s energy to power controllers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for years on end. It is compatible with the XC Hybrid and Node controllers, which offer both on-the-wall and in-valve-box installation. Connecting the Solar Panel to either controller is an easy process that can be done quickly by any installer. Once connected, the Solar Panel supplies 100% of the controllers’ power, and eliminates the need for battery replacements. Since there are no batteries involved, there’s no need to worry about running out of power or scheduling replacement runs. So not only is the Solar Panel the most convenient solution for powering battery-operated controllers, it’s the most environmentally friendly as well.

Features & Benefits

  • Add-On Accessory Compatible with Node and XC Hybrid battery-operated controllers
  • Maintenance-Free Operation With 24/7 solar power there’s never a need to replace batteries
  • Environmentally Friendly With no batteries to swap out, there’s no waste
  • Fully Charged Out of the Box Solar Panel comes ready to go to work


  • Hunter Solar Panel is designed for use with the XC Hybrid and Node controllers only
  • Charging Cell: 800mAh 9.0V (charging cell only to be used with Hunter Solar Panel)
  • Supplied Wire: 12m, 18 AWG/1mm UL rated for outdoor sunlight exposure
  • Maximum wire distance from charging cell to solar panel: 61m, 18AWG/1mm
  • 2-year warranty


HI-SPNODE Solar Panel Kit for Node controller,
including Solar Panel, 12m of wire and charging unit
HI-SPXCH Solar Panel Kit for XC Hybrid controller,
including Solar Panel, 12m of wire and charging unit


Height: 8.3cm
Width: 7.6cm
Depth: 1.6cm

Diameter: 8.9cm
Height: 4.5cm

Height: 5.7cm
Width: 4.5cm
Depth: 3.2cm

The SVC was Hunter’s first battery operated controller, and added a new level of flexibility in our controller offering. Originally released in 2002, SVC has been extremely successful, with successive year over year gains in sales volume. As SVC gained popularity, customers have provided valuable feedback requesting more standard programming features in our battery powered controllers.

All SVC will be replaced with the new Node product, with expected availability from October 2011. Node is an advanced battery operated controller. No limitations, with many features found in AC powered controllers. Node is similar to the SVC in construction and application, but has significant feature improvements, including:

  • 1,2,4, and new 6 station models, (Valve and ValveB models also available)
  • Standard programming with 3 programs (A,B,C) and 4 start times each
  • Accepts up to two 9 volt batteries for extended life
  • Master valve functionality
  • Seasonal adjustment (10-150%)
  • Sensor bypass
  • Total Runtime calculator
  • Odd/even programming

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Based on the proven durability of the PGP Ultra, we are happy to announce that the warranty period is now being extended to 5 years.



Nelson Irrigation Australia, Australia’s leading distributor of technically advanced irrigation equipment, is delivering cutting edge water efficiency technology to producers of low growing crops with its innovative new “brown plate” for the R3000 Pivot Sprinkler.

The R3000 has been a market favourite for some time thanks to its interchangeable modular design components which can adapt to suit weather and crop conditions with a simple push and turn mechanism.

Featuring easy to identify, wear resistant and precision-accurate colour coded nozzles, the R3000 allows growers to remove the rotator for cleaning or to change a nozzle to suit conditions, without shutting down the system. This results in a drastic reduction of labour and downtime.



The Hunter ST System features gear-driven long-range rotors based on Hunter’s legendary rotor technology, a special multi-axis swing joint, low-pressure loss valves and a robust feature-packed enclosure. Hunter ST rotors are reliable and engineered for longevity in high flow and high-pressure conditions. They are currently available in two configurations: the ST-90 and the STG-900.

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