RBC 7000 Single-Station Battery Operated Timer

RBC 7000 Single-Station Battery Operated Timer


$93.13 Regular price
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The RBC 7000 Single-Station Battery Operated Timer mounted on a 3/4" in-line valve is ideal for use in residential and commercial applications, or where AC power is unavailable. Outfitted with the latest and most efficient electronic management technology, the RBC 7000 can operate up to three years on two AA alkaline batteries. It features a large, easy-to-read LCD screen and simple icon-based programming with weekly or cyclical programs. The timer’s 3/4" professional grade in-line valve includes flow control and two adapters to convert the in-line valve with pipe thread into hose thread, allowing for outdoor faucet connections. Completely waterproof and able to operate in harsh environments, the RBC 7000 is the simple and dependable solution for drip irrigation and sprinkler systems above or below grade.


  • Powered by two AA alkaline batteries with a safe period of 60 seconds to replace without losing the program
  • Watering flexibility with a selection of watering frequencies and four start times
  • Seven buttons with integrated high resolution screen
  • Easy-to-read LCD display with AM/PM clock and icon-based programming for easy navigation
  • Blinking notification on days the timer is active
  • Programming time options in AM/PM or 24 hour
  • Non-volatile memory retains program and timer integrity (excluding time)
  • Emergency backup program of five minutes every 24 hours if no program is selected after battery installation
  • Manual irrigation cycle can be performed via the timer’s manual program button or via the solenoid
  • One button for program off until reactivated or as an irrigation suspension override (rain mode)
  • Energy conservation; after 15 minutes the timer screen is turned off automatically
  • Low battery indicator
  • Semi-automatic, automatic or manual operation
  • Retractable cord for easy removal of the timer
  • One button for program off until reactivated or as an irrigation suspension override (rain mode)
  • Available with NPT or BSP threads
  • Latching solenoid with encapsulated plunger and spring for reliable operation
  • Wire ready for a rain sensor
  • Completely waterproof (IP68) - can operate in harsh environments
  • Environmentally friendly; utilizes RoHS compliant components
  • Battery life up to three years
  • Three-year manufacturer warranty

Programming Options

  • Watering duration: 1 minute up to 5 hours and 59 minutes set in 1 minute increments
  • Watering frequency: weekly or cyclical schedule with odd days, even days, or intervals from one to thirty (1- 30) days
    • In weekly schedule, the timer can be programmed to operate on any day of the week such as Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
    • In cyclical schedule, the timer can be programmed to operate on odd days, even days, or on any day such as every three days.
  • Up to four start times per day in weekly or cyclical schedules provides added flexibility for any type of watering application, including sandy or clay soil.
  • Rain off/delay option with automatic restart up to 99 days
  • Program off option holds program until reactivated
  • Manual cycle via the program with automatic shutoff option

Product Specifications

  • Operating pressure: 10 to 125 PSI
  • Flow range: .1 to 28 GPM
  • Temperature range: 38-130°F (3-54°C)
  • Inlet and outlet: female pipe thread (FNPT) or British standard thread (BSP)
    • Includes one each of 3/4" FHT x MHT and MPT x MHT adapters with FNPT configuration only
  • Power source: two AA alkaline batteries (not included)
  • Solenoid with enclosed plunger: two way magnetic latching, normally closed, 7-12 Volt DC with two wires
  • Retractable solenoid wire: 4.1” (coiled length when extended, approximately 18")
  • Valve: 3/4" FNPT heavy duty globe valve with flow control
  • Materials:
    • Timer housing: high-impact plastic
    • Inline valve and solenoid: glass reinforced nylon

How to Use

This RBC 7000 single-station battery operated timer can be installed above the ground or inside an irrigation box. It has a 3/4” female pipe thread inlet and outlet so it can be installed directly onto a 3/4” male pipe thread PVC as part of a drip irrigation or sprinkler system valve manifold, or as a stand-alone unit. It can also be attached to a garden hose or faucet/spigot using the two hose-to-pipe adapters included.

The timer has seven buttons. The center four buttons (left, right, up, and down arrows) are used to select or modify a program parameter. A large center button accepts the parameter change and moves or skips to the next step or icon. The upper right button is used for manual on/off while the upper left button is used to stop irrigation (program off).

Make sure to install the valve with the flow direction arrow engraved on the side pointed away from the water source, and with the solenoid on the outlet side of (downstream from) the valve.

Recommendations: Wrap all fittings with Teflon tape. Do not use pipe cement on the valve as it will damage the valve thread and void the warranty.


This timer requires two AA batteries (alkaline battery recommended)

  1. To install the batteries, unscrew the gray battery compartment cover on the front side of the timer and insert two AA batteries. The polarity is marked for direction on the back of the timer.
  2. Turn battery cover clockwise to close.
  3. If the timer has been programmed, you have a safe period of 60 seconds to replace the batteries without losing the clock.

Review the instruction manual included with the unit for details.

Installation into a PVC pipe or to pipe thread

  1. If installation is into a PVC pipe, first shut off the main water supply.
  2. We recommend installing a 3/4” ball valve or gate valve before the battery-operated timer. This ball valve can be very useful as an emergency backup to turn the system off. This type of arrangement is used by professional installers.
  3. Turn the water supply on to flush the line and then shut the water supply off using the new ball or gate valve.
  4. Install the timer, wrapping TEFLON tape on all the male pipe thread fittings used.
  5. Turn the water supply on again to pressurize the system. The timer will open momentarily and then will shut off.
  6. Test the timer using the manual on/off button located on the upper right side. Press the manual button on and the timer will turn on. Check that the system is working and that there are no leaks. Press the button again and the timer will turn off.
  7. Program the timer. Review the instruction manual included with the unit for details.

Installation into a faucet or to hose thread

  1. If installation is into a faucet, attach the swivel female hose thread adapter x male pipe thread adapter into the inlet side of the timer by threading the male side of the adapter to the timer inlet. See arrow for water flow direction. Make sure to wrap the male thread side of the adapter with TEFLON tape. Connect the timer to the faucet using the swivel adapter.
  2. If required, attach the male hose thread by male pipe thread adapter into the outlet side of the timer.
  3. If the timer is installed with a drip irrigation system, make sure to add a 150 mesh screen filter to protect the drip system, then install a 25, or 30 PSI pressure regulator to lower the pressure to the drip system, followed by a swivel adapter to connect the drip tubing

Adding a rain sensor or any other closed contact sensor

  1. If a rain sensor or other closed contact sensor is used, cut the yellow wires and add the sensor per the sensor instructions, making sure to use a waterproof wire connector.

Additional Information

RBC 7000 Single-Station Battery Operated Timer Manual (PDF)

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