Default Program – Irrigation Controller
The “default program” is the pre-determined run time setting programmed by the manufacturer. This run time setting is typically 10 minutes per station or valve to run every day. The controller will revert to this 10 minute setting if the battery back up is not installed and the controller is reset by the result of a power loss. It is a short term programming setting that will need to be adjusted immediately. Check your irrigation system run times to ensure that all grass areas and plant materials are getting the proper watering duration. Usually it is easy to tell when the controller is in default mode. Valves will turn on at different times and run for a shorter period.