LESSON SUMMARY: This lesson is designed to assist the user in identifying the cause of a PAR 16/24 Timing Mechanism losing time when powered off.
Special Tools Needed: None
CAUTION: THIS LESSON MAY INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS TO TEST HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES (120V-240V) THAT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN BE CONTRACTED TO PERFORM SUCH TESTS.
🛑 STOP: ALWAYS TURN OFF THE POWER TO THE SATELLITE BEFORE REMOVING OR INSTALLING COMPONENTS.
If a Rain Bird PAR 16/24 Timing Mechanism loses time when it is powered off, the time-keeping IC/battery on the Timing Mechanism is likely damaged. The time-keeping IC/battery has a lifespan of approximately a 10-years, depending on various environmental conditions. If a Rain Bird PAR 16/24 Timing Mechanism is losing time when powered off, the Timing Mechanism should be replaced.
Replacement Timing Mechanisms can be purchased here.
Lesson tags: rain bird, rainbird, par, par 16, par 24, par 16/24 repair, help, troubleshooting, exchange, motherboard, timing mechanism, faceplate, blown fuse, boardtronics