The Platypus Controller measures ambient air temperature to automatically activate compatible equipment that supplies water to the sprinkler system. A second sensor can also be mounted externally and wired to the Controller.
The temperature that activates the system is set by the user up to a maximum of 60°C. The Controller can also be activated by an SMS from a mobile phone and by use of the touch screen.
When the ambient air temperature rises above the set point, the system becomes active. The system will run for an amount of time which is set by the user up to a maximum of 60 minutes.
After the run time has expired the system pauses for an amount of time, which is also set by the user, up to a maximum of 60 minutes. After this time, the ambient air temperature is measured again. If it is still above the set point the Controller will run the system again.
This cycle is repeated until the ambient air temperature falls 5°C below the set point. During this time the Controller will send SMS information* to the stored numbers advising the status of the system.
The EVAC Button feature allows the user to turn the system on the run for cycle times up to 1 hour when leaving the property, after the set time has expired the controller will go back into Auto Mode.
Investment: from $2350
*If SIM card has been installed by end user.
**Engine must have a compatible fuel stop solenoid and electrical system
It’s important that you install your bush and wildfire protection system correctly so that it can protect your assets.
We can assist with planning, performing and guiding you through the installation process so please don’t hesitate to ask.
– back and side view
– top and bottom view
Remote Temperature Sensor Location:
The Remote Temperature Sensor should ideally be positioned in
the path that fire is most likely to approach from.
Maximum CAT5 cable length 100mt
The Platypus Controller has been designed and certified to plug into a Clipsal ISO series outlet. For this reason the Platypus Controller should not be hard wired.
Note: Junction box can be fitted directly into bottom of sensor (A) or fixed at another point using 20mm flexible conduit (B).
External Temperature Sensor is supplied fitted with Thermistor and 1 meter of CAT5 Cable. Maximum CAT5 Cable Length 100mt.
Engine run times using Platypus Controller (Diesel engines only)
|5mins on / 10mins off||10mins on / 10mins of||10mins on / 5mins of|
|Yanmar L48||7.30 Hours||4.9 Hours||3.6 Hours|
|Yanmar L70||7.00 Hours||4.7 Hours||3.5 Hours|
|Yanmar L100||7.90 Hours||5.3 Hours||3.9 Hours|
|Kohler KD350||9.10 Hours||6.1 Hours||4.5 Hours|
|Hatz 1D81||9.75 Hours 6||6.5 Hours||4.8 Hours|
Run / Pause cycle times are set by the user / installer up to a maximum of 60 minutes.