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Automatic Tap Timer with Rain Sensor

Automatic Tap Timer with Rain Sensor

Smart rain sensor to save you water.

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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.




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
Minimum Pressure 30psi
Warranty 1 year

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Frequently asked questions for Automatic Tap Timer with Rain Sensor

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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Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Pretty Useful Timer

Build and material quality is very good; its a solid unit. I'm still unconvinced of the need for a rain sensor as it has limited use and adds a few failure modes but I can live with it (unless it fails). Easy to use and program. It is very sensitive to battery condition - it will reject batteries at 60% charge so it remains to be seen how long it will operate on timer functions. There's no knowing how efficient the internal solenoid is. I would definitely be putting fresh batteries in it before a holiday or whatever but I haven't used it for very long yet.

Gil S.
Australia Australia

Easy to use, works well. Very happy.

So far great, went away for 10 day came back and my veggies looked healthy and productive. Be good to see if it is durable over time.

Ian M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

I I absolutely love it.

Ursula T.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Automatic tap timer

I love this product. Very easy to set up and reliable. When I did have a problem the Hoselink staff were wonderfully helpful and replaced my timer for free. I recommend this company to everyone and there excellent products.

Shane B.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Automatic tap timer

The instructions with this timer are very difficult to follow. It is no5 easy to use the time to water outside the set hours. Perhaps the instructions could be better.



Hi Shane, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Apologies you found it difficult to set up your Automatic Tap Timer, I will pass your feedback on to see if we can make the instructions clearer. In the meanwhile if you need any assistance do not hesitate to contact our customer service team on 1300 900 617. Kind Regards, The Hoselink Team

Monika L.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Water timer

Find the timer user friendly and reliable

Nigel P.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Tap timer

Product is excellent and video was of great help in programming product

Peter G.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Tap timer

So far happy with the product. I know my plants will be watered while I’m away

Daniel B.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Great product!

Premium quality product. A real plug and play unit.

Beth M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product


Haven’t found out how to work it properly yet. It has been set up for three days and hasn’t worked yet



Hi there, We are sorry to hear this. The timers do come with a manual and we do have more information on the item page too. Please feel free to contact us at or call 1300 900 617 and one of our friendly customer service team members would be more than happy to help with this if you need further assistance. Kind Regards, The Hoselink Team