User Manual Orbit 57900 12-Station Outdoor Swing Panel Sprinkler System Timer

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Clean, dry, and out of direct sunlight Allow 9 inch clearance for the swing door


For detailed instructions on outdoor wiring, please download the full manual “Outdoor Swing Panel Timer” at

Warning: Check state and local codes. Orbit recommends using a licensed electrical contractor for outdoor wiring of timer



Connect one of the two wires from each valve to the common wire leading to the timer (usually white). Connect the other wire from each valve to one of the colored wires leading to the timer.


Do not connect to power source until after wiring valves to timer

Only connect one valve to each terminal (station)


Warning: See manual for outdoor wiring instructions


One Lithium CR2032 battery (included) is required to retain the program in memory during power loss. Annual replacement is recommended.

Remove the plastic strip to activate the pre-installed battery.

Button Function:

  1. ENTER - To confirm a new setting
    MANUAL - To water manually
  2. CLEAR - To clear a setting
  3. PROGRAM - to switch between programs - A, B, and C
  4. ARROW [] - To skip to the next setting/watering station or move to other programs/settings
  5. ARROW [▶] - To go back to the previous setting/watering station or move to other programs/settings
  6. RAIN DELAY - To pause operation for 24-72 hours due to rain or other factors
  7. [+] - To increase a numeric setting
  8. [ -] - To decrease a numeric setting

Dial Position Function:

I. AUTO - Watering mode

J. SET CLOCK - Set calendar and clock time

K. SET DATE - Year, Month, and Day

L. START TIME - Set time to begin watering

M. RUN TIME - Set watering duration for each station

N. HOW OFTEN - Set frequency of watering days

O. BUDGET - Adjust overall watering as a percentage

P. OFF - Turn all stations off


A. Set Current Time (e.g. pacific, mountain standard)

Turn dial to set clock enter current time (+/-)

B. Set Date

• Turn dial to SET DATE to enter the Year, Month and Day.
• Use the (+/-) button to select the Year.
• Press [ENTER] to advance to Month and Day.

C. Set Start Time Time to begin watering

• Turn dial to START TIME position.
• Enter one start time using the (+/-) button.
• Press the [ENTER] button to save.

Note: Additional start times – Additional start times can be entered if you want your sprinklers to water the same area multiple times a day.

D. Select Watering Duration Set for each station then press enter

Turn dial to run time enter the watering duration (+/- ) for each station ([ENTER] or [ARROW] to move between stations).

E. Set Watering Days or Interval

Turn dial to how often to select watering days ([ARROWS] to move and [ENTER] to select).

To water on Odd or Even days or to water using Intervals days, please download the full manual “Outdoor Swing Panel Timer” for instructions.

F. Set Auto Mode

Turn dial to AUTO—you have programmed your timer!



• Turn dial to AUTO and Press the [RAIN DELAY] button.
• Push the [+/-] to select 24, 48 or 72 hours.
• Press [ENTER] to begin.
• Press [CLEAR] to cancel the rain delay.


Your timer has the ability to allow you to manually water without disturbing the preset program.

To Run all stations at the pre-programed duration

• Turn the dial to AUTO.
• Press the [MANUAL] button. Display will show A B and ALL.
• Press [ENTER] (or wait a few seconds) to begin manual watering.

All stations will water consecutively for their programmed duration.

To Run a specific station for specified time

• Turn the dial to AUTO.
• Press the [MANUAL] button.
• Press the [◀/▶ ] buttons until desired station number appears.
• Press the [+/–] to enter the desired duration.
• Press [ENTER] (or wait a few seconds) to begin manual watering.

To stop Manual Watering press [CLEAR].

Note: After the [MANUAL] button has been pushed, if a selection is not made within 5 seconds all stations and programs will begin watering using the programmed RUN TIMES. If no RUN TIMES have been set, nothing will happen and the display will return to the time of day


Your timer requires a CR2032 Lithium battery to maintain your program in case of an AC power loss.

Tip: The Battery should be replaced every year, to avoid loss of programming.

Note: A battery alone will not operate the valves in your sprinkling system. The sprinkler timer transformer must be connected to an AC line voltage source.

For instructions on “Water Budgeting”, connecting the timer to a “Pump Start” relay, replacing the “Backup Battery” or for installing your timer outdoors


Let the Orbit B-hyve app take the guess work out of programming your sprinkler timer.

Download the “Orbit Bhyve” app. After download, the app will guide you through setting up an account and entering information about your landscape.


Weather Alerts

Weather alert notifications on your smart device offer suggestions for when to activate the rain delay feature or adjust programming.

Programming Recommendations

Using historical local weather data and information about your landscape, the B-hyve app will make monthly programming recommendations customized to your yard.

Water Audit

Conduct your own watering audit—in app watering app tool allows for up to 50% savings on water use—catch cup watering tool.

Save Water and Money

Based on historical weather data for your zip code, you will receive recommendations on how to program your timer for optimal watering throughout the season, saving water and money.

Zone Identity

Name and photograph each of your watering zones making it easy to identify each of your water areas.

*Upgrade easily to the B-hyve WiFi Sprinkler Timer and make smart watering automatic while giving you control of your sprinkler timer from anywhere in the world. The Orbit WiFi timer communicates to the B-hyve cloud and automatically adjusts your sprinkler programming throughout the watering season. B-hyve WiFi timers are EPA WaterSense certified and may be eligible for rebates in your area.

**The easy-set-logic timer is not wifi enabled. The B-hyve app offers programming set-up and adjustments you can manually enter to potentially improve your watering performance.


WaterMaster® is a registered trademark of Orbit® Irrigation Products, Inc. The information in this manual is primarily intended for the user who will establish a watering schedule and enter that schedule into the sprinkler timer. This product is intended to be used as an automatic sprinkler timer for activating 24 VAC irrigation valves, as described in this manual.


Orbit® Irrigation Products, Inc. warrants to its customers that its products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of six years from the date of purchase.

We will replace, free of charge, the defective part or parts found to be defective under normal use and service for a period of up to six years after purchase (proof of purchase required).

We reserve the right to inspect the defective part prior to replacement.

Orbit® Irrigation Products, Inc. will not be responsible for consequential or incidental cost or damage caused by the product failure. Orbit® liability under this warranty is limited solely to the replacement or repair of defective parts.

To exercise your warranty, return the unit to your dealer with a copy of the sales receipt.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Caution: This appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

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