Since the early 1980's we have designed and manufactured decoders for irrigation systems.
These have been installed in many hundreds of sites over the last four decades with many still being used to this day.
Bailoy decoders uniquely regulate the output voltage ensuring the solenoid is not supplied with a voltage higher than that specified by the manufacturer.
This also reduces potential cable losses (volt drop), which in turn can reduce cable costs (no need to select a control cable with a larger cross-sectional area for the first part of the cable run). The GTI decoders have a voltage range much higher than others, from 19 to 48Vac.
Specially designed cable entries help prevent water ingress. The combination of these and multi-stranded wires, help prevent breaks that frequently happen with solid wires used by other manufacturers.
Potted with a compound chosen for its ability to protect the decoder from extremes of heat and cold while still allowing all the components to do the job they were designed for.
And finally, a fixing tab is fitted to allow the decoder to be neatly installed.
Bailoy decoders have always been designed to be fully backwards compatible with previous models. This allows them to be installed together with, or to replace all, previous Bailoy manufactured Gemini, Trident, SC3000 and CDS-DIU decoders previously licensed to third parties. These are easily recognised as they have the same unique enclosure design.
This compatibility allows for managed replacement (or reinstallation on another control cable) as budgets allow or when the older decoder fails.
Later models allow the user to irrigate more stations simultaneously (in conjunction with GTI V3 software)