Orbit B-Hyve Wireless Irrigation Controller with Free Rain Sensor - 6 Station $199, 12 Station $249 Delivered @ Valves Direct


Orbit B-Hyve 6/12 Station WiFi Irrigation Controller – Ideal for Outdoor Use

The product comes with 2 Year Warranty and Free Shipping

The Orbit B-Hyve Wi-Fi sprinkler timer allows the user to water smarter and make watering decisions based on the needs of the home garden. Orbit B-Hyve controller combines easy programming and remote programming using the home Wi-Fi. Users can remotely access and program their controller from their IOS (Apple) or Android mobile application at no charge. Programming can also be carried out at the controller allowing dual functionality. Orbit B-Hyve can be set to adjust watering based on local weather using your postcode making sure you minimise water waste due to rain and delivering the correct water volumes to your lawn and plants.


6/12 Stations/Zones
Large LCD Display
Weatherproof Case
Can connect Rain sensor & Pump Start Relay
Smart WeatherSenseTM Technology
3 programs
4 start times per program
1 – 240 minute run time per station
Selective days to water or Odd/Even and interval selection upto 32 days
Seasonal adjustment 10% – 200% per program
Rain delay 1 – 32 days
Will operate with or without Wi-Fi connectivity
Indoor / Outdoor lockable cabinet
Built-in fault detection and surge protection
Swing panel for easy access to the wiring terminal
Knock-outs for 13, 20, and 25mm conduit for station wires
Integrated catch-cup application allows up to 50% water savings
Watering history reports
The program stored in non-volatile memory and is not lost if the timer loses power
Up to 5 users allowed for remote access – ideal for maintenance and outside programming
Controller smart watering setting, acts as rain delay based on forecast with standard controller station programming
Smart watering by station, allows user to set irrigation condition for each station plant type
Wi-Fi functional Android, IOS mobile platform > no charge
Programmable from mobile application or at the timer
WeatherSenseTM technology that provides smart watering based on site conditions such as slope, soil type, sun/shade, historical ET and live weather feeds
Smart watering restrictions based on odd/even or selective days


• Transformer input : 240vac > 50Hz
• Transformer Output : 24vac @ 1.0A
• Station output : Upto 0.80A each
• Pump / Master Valve Outputs : 1 pump/master valve, 2 valves from 1 station
• Sensor inputs : 1 dry contact open type (prevents watering)
• IP ratings : IP33
• Battery: CR2032 3 volt DC, holds time and date


5m wire length
5 level adjustable rain setting ( inch & mm)
No battery Needed
Shuts down watering once rain is detected
Easy mounting

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  • Excellent little controllers but sorry OP… Bunnings has the 6-Station model for $198 but of course your deal would be good for anyone wanting free postage.

    • Was just looking at this, these ones have rain sensor listed however Bunnings doesn't. Maybe that's the difference?

      • Ah yes, I didn't see that! You're right however these units access online weather sites and predict rain anyway so the rain sensors aren't essential for general use. Could be good for those who need absolute rain detection though I suppose but yeah I'm very impressed with their rain delay ability using online forecast data.

        • If you live far off from the nearest weather station then the online weather data might not be that accurate especially for Rainfall. Also with online weather data there is no real-time update so for example if it rained 30 min before your daily watering cycle the weather data might not even get updated when your watering cycle starts resulting in unnecessary water wastage as it has just rained sometime back. Using a Rain sensor make sure that this issue is dealt with.

    • +3 votes

      Yes, our bundle offer is Free postage and Free Rain Sensor.

  • This or a comparable Rainbird model like the TM2/ME3? I have an Irritol on my house right now which is good but I want something with web access.

  • I have had one for a couple years now and it is a fantastic unit. All controlled by your phone app but also with the ability to use the device itself like a traditional controller.

    I live in a very hot dry area so have my watering setup on a schedule but the ability to easily turn on zones manualy simply from the phone on those real hot days is a real help. It also has smart watering that will delay when it has rained or windy or frosts etc.

    Highly recommended.

  • How much for just the rain sensor?

  • “Ideal for outdoor use” 😂

  • Pardon the uninformed question… Just moved to a new place with a water tank and auto pressure pump. What else do I need to get an irrigation system up and running? I'll have a few drip loops for herbs/vegies, so I'll need to get the hardware for those loops.

    I assume I don't need a pump relay because the pump automatically comes on?

    Maybe pressure reducer, filter etc?

    Anything else that I should be aware of?

    • +1 vote

      Yes, you don't need pump relay as it is all pressure controlled. The pump will come on whenever any solenoid valve comes on….but keep in mind that any faulty solenoid valve may result in pump turning on frequently so just check that your pump has overload and dry run protection.

      Depending on the specs of the pump you might not need pressure reducer as the solenoid valves should have a flow control feature and also it depends on how far pump is from the veggie patch.

      Best would be to visit us on our website and discuss this with our technical team and they will help you further on this.

  • Hey OP, do you need a paid subscription for the weather interface? Also, can you connect ground moisture sensors to assist in determining watering requirements.

    • There is no paid subscription for weather and it is Free. Regarding moisture sensor… it's tricky as moisture varies from the top soil surface to deep below and any sensor will only send a signal of moisture or no moisture to the sensor. A trickle of rain might give a false signal for the controller to run or if the sensor is faulty it might result in disabling all water schedules. The best is to rely on automatic weather updates or Rain sensor.

  • this is exactly what i was looking for! funny that, ive been searching for the last week!

    just not at this price.