The CS3000 irrigation controller offers a new hardware platform for plug-n-play operation and ease of use, with software intelligence that sets the bar for effective flow management and water saving automation.  Controllers not only communicate with one another to share information, but are also accessible anywhere, anytime from any internet-connected device including PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones for time and labor efficiency.

Modular Options

The Calsense model CS3000’s options are modular and can be added or removed in the field, and a backplane providing transient protection for solenoid outputs is included.

  • 2-Wire and 8-station cards and terminals can be added in the field
  • Weather sensor card and terminal can be added or moved to a different location for interfacing with an ET gage, Tipping Rain Bucket, Wind Gage and Mini-Clik rain and freeze sensors
  • The -M Hardwire communication and Lights options can be added in the field

The Complete Package

The Calsense Wall-Mounted gray box is a completely assembled unit, pre-mounted with a Calsense controller. The box is constructed of weather-and vandal-resistant stainless steel. The unit comes complete with transient and lightning protection and factory-labeled terminals.

  • Hinged controller panel for easy and convenient access
  • Communication modems easily accessible on back side of hinged panel
  • Factory labeled terminals for easy field wiring all in one box
  • Protective Calsense plastic cover for POC and station cards easily removable

Intelligent Software

The power of the CS3000 field controller is in the software intelligence that provides the automation and resource management capabilities. The large backlit display is intuitive and easy to use.

  • Program plant type, head and soil type, exposure and precipitation rate for ‘Groups’ of like stations saves time
  • EPA WaterSense certified for water savings

CS3000 Controller Details

The CS3000 controller is available in 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 conventional stations and/or as a 2-Wire controller. An optional 2-Wire board, CS3-2W-OPT, allows a single controller to manage up to 128-independent valves, anywhere along a 7,000-foot cable run. Decoders are available as a 2-station and as a POC decoder. By combining multiple 2-Wire POC decoders, a single controller can manage multiple points of connection, as well as operate a two or three-level bypass manifold.

CS3000 Controller Specifications


Input requirement: 120VAC single phase, 1 amp station outputs: 24VAC, 2.0 amps max (short protected)


Height: 16.25″ Color: Medium Gray
Width: 14.50″ Material: 16 gauge, powder-
Depth: 7.25″ coated, stainless steel

Communication Options

CS3-GR 3.5G cellular modem
CS3-EN 10/100 Mbps Ethernet device
CS3-WEN 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet (Wi-Fi) device
CS3-SR Spread-spectrum radio
CS3-M-KIT Wire-linkable to share communication with multiple controllers

Other Options

CS3-2W-OPT Interface for 2-Wire
CS3-FL FlowSense™ software to operate multiple controllers sharing flow
CS3-W-KIT Weather Interface for ET Gage, Tipping Rain Bucket, and Wind Gage
CS3-8ST-KIT 8-station card plus terminal
CS3-L-KIT Interface for four light circuits


EPA WaterSense Partner

Calsense is honored to be partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program. The WaterSense national brand promotes water efficient products and services and Calsense’s irrigation controller is no exception. For 30-years, we have remained dedicated to water efficiency through not just weather-based irrigation but also flow monitoring, soil moisture sensing, and managing water budgets. As a WaterSense partner, we’re sharing in the EPA’s vision to protect and preserve the nation’s water supply by ensuring we meet the highest federal standards of efficiency. Visit the WaterSense website to learn more about this program and find rebates you may be eligible for when you purchase our WaterSense-certified CS3000 irrigation controller.