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Gen 3: Setup Checklist

To download and print the manual, click Gen 3: Operating Manual

-1.  Pick a Suitable Location

  • On firm level surface with good access for service.
  • Free from flooding or sprinklers.
  • Close to water faucet dedicated to the unit.  25 ft of 3/8″ tubing included with unit.  Faucet must be able to deliver 1 gal/min.
  • Near GFCI outlet.  Unit’s power cord is 12 ft.  NEVER USE AN EXTENSION CORD!
  • Unit requires 120V and 15 amp circuit.  Test with multi-meter.


0.  Remove Gen 3 from Box

  • Open box and remove finish kit
  • Verify finish kit:
    • Remote transmitter
    • Antenna for remote receiver
    • Faucet adapter
    • 25′ of 3/8″ tubing
    • inlet water filter with short length of 3/8″ tubing
    • Plus Cap for concentrate bottle
  • Lift unit straight up from box, placing one hand under front lip of the unit and the other hand on lip of open lid.
  • Thread remote antenna onto coax fitting on top of lid.

1.  Connect the Water Supply Line

  • Take care not to introduce dirt into the line.
  • Insert short length of 3/8″ tubing connected to inlet water filter into 3/8″ fitting on lower right corner of unit.
  • Thread faucet adapter onto faucet.  To allow Gen 3 to share faucet with garden hose, first connect a “Y” fitting with a valve on each leg.
  • Insert 3/8″ line into faucet adapter, then measure and cut tubing.
  • Run water to flush line before connecting to filter port marked “IN.”


2.  Test the System and Inspect the Nozzle Circuit

  • Connect nozzle circuit to 1/4″ bulkhead fitting.
  • Install optional zone kit.  For instructions, see Gen 3:  Zone Kit Installation
  • Plug unit into outlet and confirm controller boots up.
  • Inspect nozzle circuit for leaks
    • Run inspection cycle, INS in MAINTENANCE Menu.  After the batch tank fills with water, the system will pressure up and mist.
    • Check nozzle circuit for leaks and repair.
    • Repeat
    • If zone kit, inspect both zones with INS 1 and INS 2.
  • Confirm pump pressure is 250 psi.
    • Run inspection cycle.
    • If necessary, adjust pump bypass with flathead screwdriver.  Port located back bottom left corner of unit.


3.  Install the Nozzle Circuit Filter

  • Mount filter head to bracket with screws, then mount filter head to right side of unit.
  • Confirm o-ring on top of the canister is seated in groove, then screw filter housing onto the filter head.
  • Cut and connect 1/4″ tubing following direction of flow arrows
    • “IN” – misting unit to filter
    • “OUT” – filter to nozzle circuit
  • For more details and photos, see Installing Nozzle Circuit Filter


4.  Orient and Test the Handheld Remote Transmitter

  • Set parameters in controller:
    • Run REFILL routine in the MAINTENANCE Menu.  DO NOT INSERT CONCENTRATE BOTTLE!  Accept defaults for MIX, BOT and LEVEL.  Press Green button after Vent to return to home screen.
    • Set System Mode to Auto Everday on home screen.
    • Set NOZ in SETUP Menu to nozzle count.  Set NOZ 1 and NOZ 2 if zone kit.
    • Set REM (remote mist duration) in SETUP Menu to desired.  45 secs is common.
  • Put receiver in misting unit into “learn” mode
    • LRT in SET-UP Menu.  Press and hold green button
    • Countdown starts
  • Put handheld transmitter in “learn” mode
    • Find recessed pairing button on back of transmitter
    • Use paperclip to press and quickly release button. DO NOT HOLD PAIRING BUTTON DOWN!
    • Blue LED will flash several times
    • Controller will display “DONE”
    • Press MIST on handheld to complete pairing
  • Test remote by pressing MIST.  Stop cycle by pressing STOP MIST
  • For more detail and troubleshooting, see “Learning” the iMist2-ready Handheld Remote Transmitter


5.  Test Leak Detection

  • Press MIST on handheld transmitter and allow for a complete remote mist cycle
  • If controller displays ERR3, there is probably a leak.
  • Clear the error by pressing and holding Red Stop button and run another remote mist to confirm


6.  Insert Concentrate Bottle and Charge the Batch Tank

  • Unapproved concentrates may damage the system or may not be legal to apply through the system.  Make sure concentrate is in Gen 3:  Approved Insecticides
  • Calculate required MIX ratio of concentrate (parts water: 1 part concentrate)
  • Fill tip-and-measure bottle with concentrate:
    • Use a funnel
    • Do not cross-thread or overtighten Plus Cap on pour port
    • Remove seal from vent port
    • Apply adhesive-backed label supplied with concentrate to side of bottle
  • Insert bottle into coupler
  • Run REFILL routine in the MAINTENANCE Menu
    • Enter calculated MIX ratio from above
    • Enter BOTtle size in ounces.  64 for 1/2 gallon bottle.  128 for 1 gallon bottle.
    • Set LEVEL to full
    • After VENT, press Green button to return to home screen
  • Run CHG (Charge) routine in the MAINTENANCE Menu.  After it finishes, run it again.  RUN TWO CHARGE CYCLES!


7.  Set Mist Cycles

  • Confirm day and time on home screen are correct.  If not, reset in DAY/TIME Menu.
  • Set mist duration and time for each cycle in CYCLES Menu.  24 possible daily mist cycles.
  • A common program is:
    • Morning:  around 7:00 am for 45 seconds (after sprinkler system has run)
    • Dusk:  around 7:00 pm for 45 seconds
    • Night:  around 11:00 pm for 45 seconds
  • You may need to set other parameters in the SET-UP Menu (eg if you are installing a wind sensor).  You’ll find a complete list at Gen 3 Controller:  Menus  Otherwise, accept the defaults.


8.  Button Up the Unit

  • Confirm System Mode set to Auto Everyday on home screen.
  • Close lid on unit