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DIG LEIT-1 MVA Solar Powered Irrigation Controller Manual Valve Actuator

by DIG

The LEIT 1™ single-station ambient light (solar) powered controller with actuator is use to retrofit ¾ inch or 1 inch manual anti siphon valve. Powered by a photovoltaic module with a patented microelectronic energy management system, the LEIT 1™ requires no batteries, AC power, or direct sunlight to operate, and can be installed above grade in any location where there is ambient light. Distinguished among the LEIT-1™’s features are twenty preset monthly historical Evapotranspiration (ET) programs for spray heads and drip irrigation, with an editing feature that can be used as part of the controller programming.



  • On activation, the controller indicates if irrigation is set to water for the day and if any of the additional programming features are active
  • Daily and monthly programming restriction options to comply with city and municipal watering restrictions
  • Semi-automatic and manual operation with timed countdown to off
  • Program On/Off button allows the user to turn off the controller and reactivate it as desired
  • Retractable coiled cord for easy programming and review
  • Utilizes RoHS compliant components
  • Reset option allows erasing of all programs to default settings except time, day, and date
  • Non-volatile memory holds programs indefinitely without batteries except date and time
  • Completely waterproof (IP68)
  • Rain sensor connection included
  • Built in flow control with Internal or external manual bleed override for Manual ON/OFF
  • Rugged, reinforced self-cleaning diaphragm provides reliable operation even with contaminated water
  • Internal bleed via the solenoid for system checkup and testing
  • Captured solenoid plunger and spring for easy maintenance 
  • Three year warranty
  • No direct sunlight required
  • Environmentally friendly with no backup battery or AC power necessary; uses clean, renewable solar power
  • Power is provided by an internal, ultra-high efficiency photovoltaic module and microelectronic energy management system fueled by ambient light
  • Simple, icon based intuitive programming
  • Simple Smart™ historical ET feature for spray heads and drip irrigation automatically adjusts irrigation schedules monthly
  • Power level meter indicates the approximate charge (energy available)
  • Use to retrofit ¾ inch or 1 inch manual anti siphon valve

Controller Specifications:

  • Power source: ambient light (PVM)
  • Controller power input: 3,000 -100,000+LUX
  • Seven keypad buttons with integrated liquid crystal display
  • Temperature range: 38°F to +140°F (3°C to +60°C)
  • Solenoid: 7-12 VDC, two-way latching, normally closed
  • Solenoid control orifice: .065 inch (1.65 mm)
  • Encapsulated solenoid thread: 11/16 inch-12 UN male thread
  • Retractable solenoid wire: 8.1 inch (coiled length when extended, approximately 36 inch)
  • Sensor connection: normally closed 6 inch (15 cm) yellow wire (16 AWG)
  • Solenoid adapter: 11/16 inch-12 UN female thread x ¾”-20 UNEF male threaded
  • Materials: 
    • Controller housing: high impact plastic (polycarbonate)
    • Solenoid housing: glass reinforced nylon
    • Plunger & spacer: 430F stainless steel
    • Plunger rubber cap: EPDM
    • O-ring: Buna-N
    • RoHS

Actuator Specifications:

  • Actuator type: retrofit
  • Assembled with ¾” adapter with seat-washer, also includes in the package a 1” adapter with washer 
  • Operating pressure range: 20-150 PSI (1.4-10.5 BAR)
  • Materials:
    • Actuator housing and bonnet: nylon reinforced 
    • Diaphragm: NBR (Buna-N) 
    • Spring and plunger: stainless steel 430F
    • Bonnet bolts: Stainless Steel
  • Plunger rubber cap: EPDM 
  • O-ring: Buna-N


  • Custom programming schedules with a weekly calendar, odd days, even days, or intervals from one to thirty (1-30) days utilizing yearly calendar with leap year 
  • Five start times per day 
  • Durations up to 5 hours and 59 minutes in one-minute increments
  • 20 preset historical ET programs available for 10 climate zones, with 10 for drip irrigation and 10 for spray heads, to use with any irrigation setup and including the option to review the new calculated duration 
  • Monthly seasonal adjustment with option to reduce the program duration setting to 0 or to increase it up to 200% in 5% increments without modifying the controller's program duration; also can be used to fine-tune the preset ET program for each month
  • Irrigation suspension for up to 99 days with auto-restart; resumes irrigation automatically
  • Program Off button allows the user to turn off the controller and reactivate it as desired
  • Manual On/Off button with semi-automatic feature utilizing the program runtime and shows the time left to run with quick override 
  • Daily and monthly programming restriction feature allows controller to bypass irrigation schedules. Can be used to comply with city and municipal watering restrictions