Automatic Tap Timer with Rain Sensor

Smart rain sensor to save you water.

item: 5837
8 reviews

Product Info

This Tap Timer not only detects when it rains to prevent your irrigation system from coming on unnecessarily, but it also allows three separate watering schedules to be set up for specific days, so you can put your feet up!

This Timer is the perfect accessory for any irrigation or sprinkler system set up in your backyard. The Timer helps to conserve water and ensures you NEVER forget to water your garden again. 

It is easy to use and quick to set up with interval programming options. 


+ Large, clear LED display screen.

+ The timer has a manual on/off watering feature, which allows you to water manually in between your set schedule. 

+ Rain sensor built into the top of the timer, which will cancel your watering schedule if you are experiencing wet weather.*

+ The LED screen will turn off when not in use to prolong the battery life. 

+ You can set the watering session to run for any time between 1 second and 99 minutes.

+ Watering frequency can be set from as little as every hour, up to 15 days. 


Insert 2 x AA batteries (not included) by opening up the cover on the back of the unit. Once inserted, press the cover down until flush with the timer casing to ensure a watertight seal.

The Timer comes with both a 3/4" and 1" tap thread to fit any standard Australian tap. Screw directly on to the garden tap and proceed to set up.

Set up

After the batteries are inserted into the timer unit, a default screen will appear. Press the ‘SETUP/OK’ button and configure timing using the ‘PLUS (+)’ and ‘MINUS (-)’ buttons. Then, once the correct times are entered, press the ‘SETUP/OK’ button to confirm and move on to the next setting.

To turn the timer off, press and hold the 'ESC/OFF' button for 3 seconds or until 'OFF' shows up on the screen. To reactivate, press and hold the 'ESC/OFF button again.


  • Check the battery indicator before going away on holiday. It is a good idea to put new batteries into the Timer in case the battery runs flat while you are away OR, alternatively, have someone available to check on the Timer while you are gone.

  • Do not submerge the Timer under water.

  • When expecting freezing temperatures, remove the Timer from the tap and store inside to prevent water from freezing inside the unit.

  • Check the included tap filter every so often to ensure no blockages occur. To do this, unscrew the Timer from the tap and remove the washer to clean the filter inside. 

 *Rain sensor will only work if the Timer is out in the elements, should the Timer be sheltered from the weather, it will not work efficiently.



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Product Specifications

Model Name Automatic Tap Timer with Rain Sensor
Model Number 5837
Material ABS + PC
Colour Black, white and grey
Dimensions 180mm x 85mm x 55mm
Assembly Required No
Individual Item Yes
Maximum Pressure 150psi
Warranty 1 year

What's Included

  • Automatic Tap Timer with Rain Sensor (x1) 
  • User Manual 
  • Latest Hoselink Catalogue

Q. Can the timer be set for certain days only?

A. Yes! This timer will allow you to set three separate watering schedules, which enables watering on set days if required. Refer to instruction manual to set-up.

Q. What type of batteries does the Timer require?

A. 2 x AA batteries

Q. What are the watering durations?

A. You can run the Timer for any time between 1 second and 99 minutes.

Q. Is the Timer compatible with Hoselink hose connectors?

A. Yes, simply purchase a Universal Tap Connector in addition to the Timer and attach to your Hoselink fitted hose.


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Fiona W.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Awesome product, I now have two!

Very easy to initially program and also to change/update. Zero leakage. Love the 'set & forget' ease of Hoselink products.

Martin H.
Australia Australia

Tap Timer

Best tap timer I have purchased for the garden, I now have 3 of these and easy to setup and use. Great value for money

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Peace of mind

The timer is quite easy to set up and is very flexible with multiple programs. I am a little concerned about the rain sensor because after 10mm of rain the sprinklers still came on. I'm hoping it is because of its position and the direction of the rain, it didn't sense it enough to alter the program.

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Tap timer with rain sensor

Easy to use excellent product

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

From short use, seems a good timer

Programmed without resorting to the manual, a good sign. We have very high water pressure so need to be careful with leaks and the rain sensor.

terry b.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Rain Sensor works well, a little hard to program

Rain Sensor works well, a little hard to program. Being able to program 3 different sessions makes this very useful

sheridan w.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Automatic Tap Timer

I recently purchased this product and love the way it works - including a rain sensor so that it doesn't water when it senses rain. There was an issue with the first one I bought and when I rang to talk about it the consultant listened very courteously then offered to send me a new one.. This works a treat and I'm extremely happy both with the product and the company.

Neil S.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Quality item

Haven't had it very long but it seems to work well. It was easy to set up. Compared to other brands the quality seems excellent. For example I thought the battery holder was stuck but it was just so well sealed against water intrusion. So far I'm impressed

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