Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
It is quite inconvenient to manually care for a lawn with a large area. But if you do not water the lawn grass or garden on time, the green spaces will quickly dry out. An excellent solution is to organize automatic irrigation using a special system that allows you to turn on and off the water supply at a given time. You can buy such products cheaper on AliExpress. We have conducted a thorough search and have compiled a rating of the best automatic irrigation systems with Aliexpress, which will show the most popular products. When preparing the TOP-8, our experts took into account the characteristics of the equipment and customer reviews.
- Rating of the best automatic irrigation systems with Aliexpress
- Aqualin 10204
- Aqualin 21002R
- Farmer bobo 001
- Aqualin 21055
- CHOICEOWN COH-JGQ005A
- Adhere To Fly Irrigation controller
- Zerodis Garden Water Timer
- CHOICEOWN COH-JGQ004B
Rating of the best automatic irrigation systems with Aliexpress
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best automatic irrigation systems with Aliexpress||1||Aqualin 10204||RUB 3,648|
|2||Aqualin 21002R||RUB 2,556|
|3||Farmer bobo 001||RUB 2,736|
|4||Aqualin 21055||RUB 1,823|
|5||CHOICEOWN COH-JGQ005A||1 237 rub.|
|6||Adhere To Fly Irrigation controller||RUB 1,579|
|7||Zerodis Garden Water Timer||RUB 913|
|8||CHOICEOWN COH-JGQ004B||828 RUB|
The first place in the rating is given to the modern automatic irrigation system from the Aqualin brand. It is a well-known manufacturer in China, which stands out for its factory quality products. The system consists of a programmer equipped with a screen, five rubberized buttons and a drum for selecting a mode. A splitter into four sections is connected to the block, each of which has a regulator for the flow of liquid. Solenoid valves can be connected to the lower outlets, two of which are already included in the kit. Working pressure for irrigation is permissible from 1 to 8 bar. The controller is powered by 3 V batteries. Gardeners in reviews praise the product for its waterproof case (you can leave it in the rain) and the ability to connect to a power adapter, which eliminates the need for periodic replacement of batteries.
In our opinion, the product for automatic irrigation with Aliexpress deserves the first place in the rating due to the convenience of controlling the settings and the built-in functionality. This is facilitated by a large screen and built-in clock. The system will start watering at a precisely set period. It is also compatible with a weather sensor, so if it rains, the lawn will not stand in the water from additional irrigation, and you will save money. The system already has a splitter for 4 automatic irrigation zones with separate control of each valve.
- withstands pressure up to 8 bar;
- large screen for setting settings;
- wide time range of programming – 1-180 minutes;
- the ability to set watering on days of the week.
- high price;
- there is no fixing hole on the case;
- solenoid valves on only two channels out of four;
- needs periodic battery replacement.
In second place in the rating is the model with Aliexpress, which has a built-in single solenoid valve that regulates the automatic irrigation of the entire system. At the outlet, the thread ¾ is for connecting the collector. The device is programmed with 7 buttons on the panel with the screen. There is manual watering, controlled by the operator, and automatic functions – a total of 15 settings are available (for each day and for combinations of days of the week). The kit includes a rain sensor that allows you to save water if there is rain. Owners in reviews like the presence of a small additional filter inside the device, which protects the solenoid valve from clogging.
Our experts included the system in the rating of the best with Aliexpress, since it has a button lock. If you hold down the Esc button for 3 seconds, the keys will become inactive. This is important for the organization of automatic irrigation in public places (parks, the territory of sanatoriums, hotels) or to protect children from interference in the country. The keypad itself has a closing cover that prevents accidental damage to the screen by a stone and protects the display crystals from ultraviolet radiation.
- the screen is protected by a hinged panel;
- battery charge indicator;
- manual and automatic modes;
- setting of watering by minutes, hours and days of the week.
- high price;
- you will need to buy a splitter;
- batteries are not included.
Farmer bobo 001
The three best ratings from Aliexpress included an automatic irrigation installation that is screwed directly onto the tap. There is a solenoid valve inside that can cut off the pressure from 1 to 8 bar. The system works correctly with a liquid whose temperature is in the range of 1-40 degrees. The user can select an automatic operation cycle with intervals of 6, 12 and 24 hours. The maximum period is 7 days. The device is powered by a 3 V battery. The diameter of the connecting pipe at the inlet is 2 cm, at the outlet – 1 cm. This is convenient for fixing the flexible hose and organizing the wiring around the garden. Buyers in the reviews are glad that, unlike competitors, this system can set the irrigation duration up to 300 minutes (versus 180 for analogues), which is practical for drip irrigation of special garden crops from a nursery.
We have placed the system with Aliexpress in the rating of the best due to its compact design. The device weighs only 410 g. The system dimensions are 17×10 cm. It is convenient to hang it directly on the crane in the yard and take it away at the end of the day. This is worth paying attention to where there is an increased level of theft in private homes.
- additional mesh filter;
- liquid crystal display;
- convenient round switch;
- 5 automatic watering programs;
- the possibility of adjusting the cycle duration.
- high price;
- you need to monitor the condition of the battery;
- not compatible with rain sensor.
Our rating is continued by another compact automatic irrigation system with Aliexpress, put on the crane. The rectangular body already has a solenoid valve that regulates the fluid supply. The model works with a pressure of 1-8 bar. The maximum operating time is 240 minutes. A minimum run time of 10 seconds contributes to increased savings. There are four buttons and a dial to enter settings. The panel and large screen are protected by a hinged cover. Fixation to the valve is carried out through a nipple with a ¾ inch nut. Owner reviews report that the device case is completely sealed, especially the battery compartment. Customers also like the simpler control of automatic irrigation than other models.
We have placed the product from Aliexpress in the rating of the best due to the presence of the 'Umbrella' button. It provides a delayed start of irrigation, which is set for 24, 48 or 72 hours. This is practical if you need to leave for a few days and it is forecast to rain. Although this model does not have a rain sensor, by pressing this button it will be possible to delay irrigation for a specified period. Thus, you will not flood the lawn and save money.
- large screen;
- protection of the display and controls;
- built-in mesh filter;
- energy saving solenoid valves;
- compact dimensions.
- slightly underestimates the existing pressure in the system;
- if the plastic nut is tightened firmly, it may burst.
The system from Choiceown entered the top five ratings from Aliexpress. The controller is CE certified and has reliable performance. The front panel has 10 control buttons. The battery compartment contains a cartridge that hides the power source deeply so it does not get wet. Automatic irrigation works correctly at a liquid temperature of 1-40 degrees, therefore it is suitable even for those whose water is supplied from an outdoor tank standing in the sun. The switching frequency supports 6/12/24 hour modes and can operate every day or according to a set weekly schedule. Buyers in the reviews note that the weight of 398 g does not make the spout of a street tap heavier and is suitable even for plastic products.
According to our experts, the controller with Aliexpress for automatic irrigation was worth adding to the rating because of the higher-quality front panel, which has a long service life. Unlike most competitors, it does not have a rotary drum with circular contacts, but is equipped only with buttons. This implementation of the terminals provides better voltage transmission, less dirt and oxidation, and accordingly, your automatic irrigation system will last longer without repair.
- waterproof case;
- more attractive price;
- compact dimensions 167×123 mm;
- LCD clear-digit display.
- flimsy plastic nuts;
- not compatible with rain sensor.
Adhere To Fly Irrigation controller
The sixth in the ranking of automatic irrigation models with Aliexpress is a system designed for drip irrigation. The controller is made in a round case and contains a narrow screen and 8 buttons for entering data. The panel is covered with a protective plexiglass glass through which the readings are clearly visible. There is already a valve inside the channel, which is controlled by an electromagnetic coil. The maximum pressure for irrigation is allowed up to 6 bar. Customer reviews on AliExpress are rated 5 stars by 87% of owners. Another 13% gave the system 4 stars. Although the product does not have instructions in Russian, users share that it is quite easy to figure it out intuitively.
We have included the automatic irrigation system in the rating of the best with Aliexpress, since it contains a drip irrigation manifold for 4 zones. The splitter is equipped with screw-on cones that reduce the passage of the channels to 2 mm in diameter. Such a system is useful for those who breed special grapes or flowers in order to constantly maintain soil moisture levels, but without irrigation from above.
- adjustment of the passability of each zone;
- splitter for 4 channels;
- front panel protective cover;
- you can see the screen readings through the transparent protective glass;
- waterproof housing with rubber gaskets.
- difficult to press small buttons;
- the screen cover is screwed on for a long time to remove and put on;
- the instruction is not in Russian.
Zerodis Garden Water Timer
The penultimate place in the rating is still occupied by an electronic system for automatic irrigation with Aliexpress, but which is already produced without a screen. The device is put on the tap by means of a plastic threaded nut. To minimize fluid loss, rubber seals are provided on the connections. The shortest cycle can be 1 hour and the longest once a week. Liquid temperature is allowed from +5 degrees. The design can withstand pressures up to 8 bar well. The arrow on the body will tell you which side to connect the system to the water supply.
The product from Aliexpress is included in the rating of the best automatic irrigation systems, because it differs in an affordable price (3-4 times less than the leaders in this review) and simple operation. There are no numerous buttons and complex modes. There are only two rotary switches for entering settings. The right one sets the watering interval in minutes from 1 to 120, and the left one sets the frequency of switching on from 1 hour to 72. There are separate positions that allow you to start watering once a week.
- protective transparent cover;
- easy connection to any type of crane;
- own filter;
- intuitive controls.
- no screen;
- there are no programs with combinations of days of the week;
- does not work from a barrel where water is supplied by gravity.
Rounding out our ranking of the best automatic irrigation systems with Aliexpress is the mechanical option from Choiceown. The device resembles a mechanical oven countdown stopwatch. In fact, this is a timer for watering, where the water is automatically shut off after the expiration of the set time period. The latter can be from 1 to 120 minutes. The settings are set by turning the handwheel containing the time scale. The central axis is the starting point. This technology is practical so as not to forget that the tap is on if you want to water the garden and do other work at the same time. But the system does not support more complex settings. Buyers in the reviews like that sellers complete the goods with plastic threaded bushings to order, depending on the specified diameter. The size is allowed 20.6, 26.2, 24.6 and 32.6 mm. This allows you to select the system suitable for a particular crane. The outlet is a standard size of 16 mm for an irrigation hose.
Our experts have added the automatic irrigation system from Aliexpress to the rating, as it is characterized by increased reliability. The mechanical type has no batteries and requires no maintenance. Irrigation shutdown operation does not depend on microcircuits and contact density, therefore failures are minimized here.
- convenient flywheel for turning the wheel;
- operating range from 1 to 120 minutes;
- can interact with 10 nozzles;
- waterproof case.
- there is no automatic start of watering by time;
- no screen;
- the accuracy of the set time is approximate;
- not programmed by hours and days of the week.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.