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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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Ric G.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Water Timer

The product was fitted, programmed and sadly did not work. I contacted Hoselink by phone and spoke to Sara who immediately committed to supplying a replacement which I am waiting for. Great service. I believe this to be an unusual case as my previous purchases have operated perfectly.

Peter R.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

The timer is no doubt a very good one but it was not the one I needed, I did like the rain dectector on it. I am sure if I ever need a permanent timer I would purchase it.

Dick W.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

tap timer

Great product. Put two in my garden

James M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Automatic Tap Timer with Rain Sensor

My experience so far is not good, I have tried resetting a number of times so that the timer will let the hose run for longer but no matter what length of time I set it for it will only stay on for 2 minutes. I set a second time to come on an hour later than the first. I set it for 5 minutes and again it only turned on for 2 minutes..... HOW DO I FIX THIS?



Hi James, thanks for your review and feedback. We value hearing from you, and want to improve your customer experience. Please contact us directly at 1300 900 617 so we can assist you with this. Thanks, The Hoselink Team.

Paul P.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Great addition to reduce gardening investment

Really good product works well. Didn’t realise it wasn’t hose link connectors. Ensures we can water in the night and grass is useable by our dog and us as it’s dry during the day.

Robert B.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Hoselink auto timer with rain sensor

Used for nearly one month and to date has where reliably and was easy to set up and adjust.

Jen W.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Automatic Tap Timer Replacement

Hoselink have been extremely helpful by replacing a leaking timer! I have three of these timers and they're easy to setup and operate. I highly recommend hoselink products. Jen

Milton L.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Auto Tap Timer and also conversion to a full Hoselink hose system

I must say I am rapt in all the products, and I am converting my whole irrigation and watering hoses to Hoselink. I love the unique locking of the connectors so there isn’t any leaks. My only concern was in the ordering of the connectors and which product did what. Consequently I seem to have an over-supply of single connections that I will not use, and will have to order the connectors and O rings to attach to the old hoses to complete the job.

Robyn B.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

New tap timer

It was so easy to set up much easier than the older model that I have on my other tap.

Cheryl B.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Happy with product

So far working well, thanks