The Gator G4.0 radio receiver module is a simple battery powered electronic device that provides for the remote switching of any electrical (pumps, fans, heater elements, etc) or hydraulic device (valves, cylinders, rams, etc) using wireless communications.
The Gator G4.0 Rx module has been designed to make optimum use of the battery’s life and has been packaged to withstand the harshest environmental elements. The module is available in either a 2 line variant (controls up to 2 devices) or a 4 line variant (controls up to 4 devices). Making use of one direction communications, this product is simple yet super reliable.
With more than 100,000 radio receiver switching modules deployed in more than 5 continents, the Gator G4.0 radio receiver module has truly become the global benchmark of radio switching receiver devices for irrigation control. Customers from around the world have integrated the Gator G4.0 into their own control products and installed them on numerous irrigation projects. Renowned companies such as Galcon, Netafim, Jain Irrigation, INTA, Gal Italia, Aqua Management, Irri-Gator and several others make use of the G4.0 Rx modules in their systems.
Why use radio control?
Radio controlled systems offer several advantages over conventional hard wire controlled systems:
How the system works
The Gator G4.0 receiver module is programmed with a system output number and unique system address using a hand held programmer (HHP).
Control devices such as relays and solenoid valves are linked to the Gator G4.0 receiver module.
Coded data is transmitted from a central control system. This data contains information as to which outputs within the system are to be “On” or “Off”.
During normal operation, the Gator G4.0 receiver module is continually scanning the airwaves for a signal that coincides with its unique system address and system output number.
On receipt of a signal the Gator G4.0 radio receiver module will activate or deactivate the devices it controls dependent on the instruction transmitted from the control system.
At Irri-Gator we offer various types of irrigation control systems and utility management (including electrical load management) systems that work with the G4.0 series radio receiver modules. See products such as the Gator 2000, iGator, PC Junior, Utility Manager, Utility Manager Pro and various other control systems
For added module protection that will provided an extended life expectancy of the module we suggest to use the Gator RF module HOOD.