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Smart Dripper

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Size: 310mm x 200mm x 200mm
Weight: Approx. .7Kg (Weight)
Colour: Black

1 x Bottom shell and cover
2 x Wicks
1 x 4mm Tubing and tap
1 x Marix (attached to the bottom)
1 x Smart-valve
Our Price: $43.00

Product Code: 436

How it works (see illustration).

1. Starting with the Smart-valve connected to a water supply, it will let in water to fill the reservoir up to 40mm and stops.

2. The high water level within the reservoir will activate the capillary action of the wick to draw water from the reservoir over its side and overflow by trickling down the other side of the wick.

3. The flow will be slow dripping out of the free end of the wick a drop at a time.

4. The speed of dripping is governed by the size of the wick used.

5. The water in the reservoir gradually dries up as the water is drained off by the wick in half an hour to 2 hours depending on the flow rate. Despite the drop in the water level in the reservoir, the Smart-valve remains closed until the reservoir is completely drained. Once that happens, the Smart-valve automatically re-opens to allow another consignment of water into the reservoir. The filling and draining of the reservoir is automatic and its interval depends on how quickly the water was removed.

6. Less blockages– it is far less likely to block as compared to conventional drippers. This is because its narrowest point in the system is at the Smart-valve discharge – measuring 2 mm in diameter as compared to 0.5 mm for others.

7. Uniform output– the drip rate is very uniform. Unlike the conventional drippers, the output of the Smart dripper is not affected by distances in thelengths of the tubing, different water pressure (up to 10 psi) or varying terrain of the site.

8. Low drip rate– dripping rate can be adjusted to really low volume. It can be as low as 1 litre in 24 hours continuous dripping.

9. Low pressure– The Smart dripper can operate on very low working pressure of less than 1 psi up to a maximum of 10 psi. This means that you can have the system fed off a tank by gravity.

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