Baseline Irrigation Solutions

 
BaseStation 3200™
BaseStation 3200™

The Ultimate Smart Controller

 

The BaseStation 3200™ irrigation controller is the most advanced smart irrigation controller available today because it offers irrigation and landscape management tools that are unmatched by any controller on the market. Additionaly, it will save you time, money, and water. 

 

Reliable Technology, Powerful Tools

Baseline's BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller is at the pinnacle of intelligent irrigation systems. It supports Baseline’s patented two-wire technology and conventional wire and retrofit solutions. Plus, the advanced flow management features, flexible communication options, and industry leading water management solutions give you the tools you need to manage even the most complex sites. The BaseStation 3200 and Baseline’s soil moisture sensors measure the effects of evapotranspiration (ET) in the root zone of the plant and use those readings to water better than any other irrigation system. The BaseStation 3200 could help you to reduce water use by up to 62 percent or more.

 

Each BaseStation 3200 provides powerful management tools like controller-level tiered security passcodes, comprehensive diagnostic tools and reports, on-screen soil moisture graphs, programming and watering history backup and exporting and more.

 

Control Anytime, Anywhere

Every BaseStation 3200 is compatible with Baseline's LiveView™, BaseManager™ central control, and Baseline's Mobile Access™ mobile web-based remote control solution. The BaseStation 3200 can even integrate into a building management system through BaseManager and Baseline’s BACnet Manager™. Every BaseStation 3200 is Ethernet ready out of the box with a built-in ethernet port.  Connecting to LiveView and BaseManager is often simply plug-and-play. With Baseline, you may never need to talk to an IT guy again. The BaseStation 3200 is also compatible with other communication options like Wi-Fi, Cell Modem, and Spread Spectrum Radio.

 

BaseStation 3200 Feature Highlights

  • Supports up to 200 zones
  • Supports two-wire and conventional wire
  • Supports up to 25 soil moisture sensors
  • Supports 99 programs
  • Supports up to 8 master valves
  • Supports up to 8 flow meters
  • Supports up to 8 mainlines
  • Compatible with central control
  • Built in Ethernet port
  • Supports Wi-Fi, cell modem, and spread spectrum radio
  • Point of connection prioritization
  • Program prioritization
  • Intelligent Water Rationing™
  • Controller-level tiered passcodes
  • Detailed, on-screen instructions and help

Munro Pump Station Integration

Munro and Baseline have teamed up to provide a new level of control and performance. Munro Systems StandAlone Pump Stations and the BaseStation 3200 irrigation controllers are ready to integrate out-of-the-box. No additional hardware, no expensive custom programming, and no recurring services or fees required. Keep track of pump messages remotely via BaseManager.

Up to 8 Munro Systems StandAlone Pump Stations can now be continuously monitored, providing a reliable and simple solution to oversee and troubleshoot the system. The BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller offers industry leading flow fault shutdown protection, avoiding costly damage to the pump station. Working together, these features extend the life of the system and protect the customer’s investment. So much so, that Munro has extended their warranty to match Baseline’s 5 year warranty. This is the longest pump station warranty available in the irrigation market.

You’ll have instant visibility to pump station activity and performance right from the BaseStation 3200 interface, which means that both systems are smarter and more efficient. A single interface saves money and is easier to use, design, order, install, and maintain.

See the Munro Pump Station Integration Brochure

BaseStation 3200 Specifications

BaseStation 3200 Display Features

  • High contrast  3.5 inch  TFT LCD screen
  • Screen resolution is 320x240 at 65,536 colors
  • Screen brightness of 200 lumens for easy viewing in direct sunlight

BaseStation 3200 Operating Features

  • Supports up to 200 zones in any combination of two-wire and conventional wire
  • Supports up to 99 separate programs with overlapping run times
  • Supports up to 8 independent mainlines for control and management of separate water delivery systems
  • Supports independent operation of each mainline
  • Supports up to 25 biSensor soil moisture sensors
  • Supports up to 8 flow sensors or meters, which manage and monitor flow across a site as independent or connected hydraulic systems organized into mainline groupings
  • Supports up to 8 separate normally closed or normally open event devices. An event switch can be used to start, pause, or stop a program.
  • Supports up to 8 normally open and/or normally closed master valves and/or pump starts for the entire system
  • Supports up to 8 temperature sensors, which monitor and control program operation from temperature thresholds – operations include start, pause, or stop a program based on high or low temperature thresholds
  • Supports a maximum of 252 addressed devices
  • Concurrently operates up to 15 typical solenoids over two-wire or up to 2 typical solenoids over conventional wire per 12-station Powered biCoder plus 2 additional solenoids using the VE00001 and VE00002 ports
  • Supports program prioritization and progression to allow control of which landscape areas get watered first, and/or to prioritize water rations during restricted water allocations
  • Supports water source prioritization and intelligent secondary water source management to control which water sources are used first
  • Supports empty and full indicators from moisture sensors and switches to optimize management of cisterns, ponds, rainwater catchment and other water storage systems
  • Supports a settable wait time after an empty condition is met
  • Supports per-program prioritized daily water rationing across multiple water sources
  • Supports  Intelligent Soak Cycles™ to prioritize cycles for zones that have already started to water over zones that have not started
  • Automatically stacks overlapping programs. The system can run any number of programs concurrently if permitted by the concurrent zone settings.
  • Learns the actual flow for each zone when one or more flow meters are configured in the system
  • Executes high-flow or low-flow shutdowns based on total system flow or per flow meter by mainline
  • Intelligently schedules watering based on available flow to maximize concurrent valve operation and minimize total water time by mainline
  • Displays real-time flow updated every 15 seconds when watering (Note: Older flow devices will read flow every 60 seconds)
  • Runs a diagnostic test weekly on normally open master valves to help prevent a normally open master valve from “sticking” open
  • Detects and repairs all address conflicts for devices that are connected to the two-wire from the controller
  • Supports full two-way communication with all devices, monitors two-wire voltage and communication integrity, solenoid voltages,  current, and status (open/short/OK)
  • Search for and identify all devices connected to the two-wire and list them according to device type and serial number

 

BaseStation 3200 Programmable Features

  • Program up to 8 start times per program in 5-minute increments
  • Program the run times for zones from 1 minute to 23 hours 59 minutes
  • Program the day intervals in even days, odd days, or odd days excluding the 31st, programmable day interval
  • Create a custom 7-day calendar
  • Create a historical calendar with customizable half-months intervals
  • Program unique soak and cycle times (Intelligent Soak Cycles™) for each zone or scheduling group. Cycle times and Soak times can be programmed between 0 minutes and 23 hours 59 minutes.
  • Specify hours during each day of the week when water can or cannot be applied (Water Windows) in 1-hour increments for each 24-hour period
  • Assign advanced irrigation modes (such as timed, primary, soil moisture based, or linked) to each zone
  • Manually enter a design flow for each zone, with or without an installed flow meter
  • Manually or automatically configure soil moisture thresholds and make irrigation decisions based on those thresholds
  • Schedule soil moisture sensor calibration once, once each month, or never.
  • Adjust seasonal water budget from 25% to 200% by program
  • Schedule 8 controller-wide event dates plus 8 event dates per program during which watering is disabled
  • Manually operate one zone or all zones of a program with programmable concurrent zones and run times
  • Manually start or stop a program
  • Address two-wire decoders (biCoders) by serial number by assigning each zone address a device serial number
  • Re-address any two-wire decoder (biCoder) from the controller by re-assigning the device’s serial number to a new zone address
  • Assign any station  or terminal number on a multi-station biCoder from the controller to any zone address in any order
  • Back up and restore all programming and historical data with any USB flash drive
  • Establish 3 levels of 4-digit PIN password protection: operator, programmer, and administrator
  • Stores all program and history information in non-volatile memory
  • Configure pipe-stabilization time for flow management

 

BaseStation 3200 Messages and Alerts

  • Provides real-time soil moisture measurements and watering feedback to the user
  • Includes integrated tools and software that self-diagnose problems and generate alerts and messages, and then displays the messages on the screen
  • Displays an on-screen, historical-run-time chart that includes the time watered for last 6 days by program
  • Displays on-screen a historical water used chart that includes the actual water used for the last 6 days by flow meter 
  • Displays a 6-day scalable soil moisture history graph with integrated run-time bar chart
  • Displays all pause and stop conditions in message screens that are accessible from the main screen. The system displays one message for each condition, and the user can clear each message
  • Displays high flow alerts, low flow alerts, pause messages and conditions, and rain delays, wire faults, as well as other operating conditions

 

Central Control and Remote Control

  • Connect the BaseStation 3200 to BaseManager™ and LiveView™ when configured with an approved communication module.  Communication options include built-in Ethernet, Wi-Fi, cellular modem, Ethernet radio, and Ethernet long haul communication options.
  • Manually program and operate all configured zones from BaseManager central control software
  • Receive email and text message alerts when connected to BaseManager central control software
  • Perform manual operations remotely with Mobile Access when connected to BaseManager central control software

Electrical Specifications

Transformer Input

  • Requires 120 VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz and a minimum of a 5 amp breaker  
  • Requires a certified electrician for hard-wire installation

Power Output

  • Station Output: 30 VAC RMS over two-wire
  • Supports up to 1.45 amp output
  • The controller powers down the two-wire after one minute of idle time
  • Drive current to a decoder is 100 to 250 milliamps (depending on the solenoid)
  • Supports up to 110 device loads on a two-wire path
    • 1, 2, and 4 station biCoders = 1/2 load
    • 12 or 24 station Powered biCoder = 2 loads
    • Soil Moisture Sensor = 1 load
    • Flow biCoder or Flow Sensor = 3 loads

Solenoid Specification

  • Requires a typical solenoid with approximately 400 milliamps of inrush current and approximately 200 milliamps holding current

Surge Protection

  • 10 levels of surge protection
  • Up to 5 levels of surge protection built into the controller boards
  • Minimum surge response time of 1 picosecond

Enclosure Options

 

 “X” Cabinet—Wall Mount Enclosure

  • Dimensions: 15.50” x 12.38” x 6.40”
  • 16 Gauge, powder-coated

“XS” Cabinet—Wall Mount Enclosure

  • Dimensions: 15.50” x 12.38” x 6.40”
  • 16 Gauge, 304-grade stainless steel

“P” Pedestal Enclosure

  • Dimensions: 17.38” x 36.25” x 12.63”
  • 16 Gauge, 304-grade stainless steel

 

 

Brochures:

Product features and benefits of the BaseStation 3200 smart irrigation controller
Munro and Baseline have teamed up to integrate the Munro Systems StandAlone Pump Station with the BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
Learn how to comply with California's Emergency Water Conservation Regulations and other water restrictions

Spec Docs:

Specification information for surge arrestors and grounding
Technical specifications and details for the BaseStation 3200
A comprehensive overview of how all the parts & pieces of a BaseStation 3200 irrigation system fit together
Technical details for Baseline's Wi-Fi Module for the BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
General specification information for Baseline's BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller in Microsoft Word format. Suitable for including in specifier's documentation.
General specification information for Baseline's BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller in Microsoft Word format. This non-proprietary spec does not give the manufacturer's name or the brand name of a product, which enables the irrigation designer to specify Baseline products while complying with the requirements in the bidding documents.
General specification information for Baseline's grounding requirements in Microsoft Word format. Suitable for including in specifier's documentation.
General specification information for Baseline's grounding requirements in Microsoft Word format. This non-proprietary spec does not give the manufacturer's name or the brand name of a product, which enables the irrigation designer to specify Baseline products while complying with the requirements in the bidding documents.

Support Docs:

Instructions on how to Configure a Lantronix Ethernet Modem on a BaseStation 3200.
Instructions for displaying a BaseStation 3200 screen on a Windows 7 computer.
User manual for the BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
Complete the extended warranty application and fax it to Baseline
Printable instructions for updating the BaseStation 3200 firmware from the Baseline web site
Instructions for updating a BaseStation 3200 firmware over the Internet from the controller or from LiveView
Explains how to read an event file that has been exported from a Baseline BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
Guide for getting your BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller set up
Instructions for getting your BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller connected to BaseManager
Instructions for configuring a Wi-Fi module to work with a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
Instructions for connecting a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller to a Munro Pump Station
Shortcuts that will help you complete some of the most commonly performed tasks more quickly on the BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
Baseline Warranty Information
Using a ground resistance tester to determine the ground resistance at your irrigation site
Instructions for setting up WeatherAccess -- Baseline's weather-based watering technology on a BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller

Spec Drawings:

Detail for grounding a pedestal enclosure for a Baseline irrigation controller.
Detail for grounding Baseline's wall mount enclosures
Mounting detail for pedestal enclosures
Detail for mounting a C cabinet for a Baseline irrigation controller
Details for mounting an X cabinet for a Baseline irrigation controller
Drawing that shows the two-wire wiring layout for a BaseStation 3200
Detail for grounding a pedestal enclosure for a Baseline irrigation controller
Detail for mounting a C cabinet for a Baseline irrigation controller
Product drawing for the BaseStation 3200P
Product Drawing for the BaseStation 3200C
Product Drawing for the BaseStation 3200X
Mounting Detail for Pedestal Enclosures
Drawing and photo of the BL-XP pedestal base compatible with BaseStation 3200, BaseStation 1000, and BL-5200 Series Powered biCoders in X Series metal wall mount enclosures

Install Guides:

Instructions for installing a C cabinet enclosure that will house a Baseline controller
Instructions for installing a P pedestal enclosure that will house a Baseline controller
Instructions for installing an X cabinet enclosure that will house a Baseline irrigation controller
Instructions for installing the X cabinet on a pedestal
Instructions for installing a Shared Flow biCoder on the two-wire path
Instructions for installing a Baseline 3G cell modem with a BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 controller in an X or XS cabinet
Instructions for installing a Baseline 3G cell modem with a BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 controller in a pedestal enclosure
Instructions for installing a FlowStation module as an add-on to a BaseStation 3200 controller in a pedestal
Instructions for installing a Wi-Fi module into a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller in a pedestal
Instructions for installing a Wi-Fi module in a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller in an X/XS cabinet

Advanced Programming:

An overview of WeatherAccess -- Baseline's weather-based watering technology on a BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
An overview of how you can use Baseline products to keep a pond or cistern full when it's being used for irrigation
Instructions for using a biSensor to monitor the water level in a pond or cistern. Describes how to program the BaseStation 3200 controller to refill the reservoir with a start condition
Instructions for programming a BaseStation 3200 controller to pause irrigation programs while a reservoir refills to an acceptable level
An overview of using a pond or a cistern as a water source
Instructions for using a biSensor to monitor the water level in a pond or cistern. Describes how to program the BaseStation 3200 controller to shut down irrigation when the water in the reservoir drops below a certain level
Instructions for programming a BaseStation 3200 controller to shut down one water source when the water drops below a specified level
An overview of how Baseline's BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller deals with water restrictions
An overview of Baseline's terminology for points of connection. Also covers basic design scenarios and gives examples for programming the BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller for those scenarios
Instructions for programming a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller to draw water from separate sources based on priority
Instructions for setting up your Baseline irrigation controller to have a connected 110V electrical circuit turn on/off based on the settings in a program
How to configure lower threshold moisture sensor-based watering on a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
How to configure upper threshold moisture sensor-based watering on a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
Explains the benefits of configuring the cycle and soak settings on a Baseline irrigation controller
Tips that will help irrigators comply with water restrictions and avoid fines and penalties
Describes the methods that can be used to stop or pause irrigation on a Baseline irrigation controller when it is raining

How to Specify the BaseStation 3200 Irrigation Controller

1.  Start with the Controller Part Number:


     BaseStation 3200 Controller
     Part Number:  BL-3200
  • Large, full color LCD screen
  • Intuitive dial positions and buttons
  • Manage up to 200 zones
  • Use up to 25 soil moisture sensors
  • Incorporate 8 master valves
  • 8 flow sensors
  • 99 programs

2.  Then, Choose an Enclosure Option:

 

     "X" Series EnclosureBaseline BaseStation 3200X

  • Large metal wall mount enclosure
  • 15.50”W x 12.38”H x 6.40”D
  • Available in 16-gauge steel, powder coated (X) & 16-gauge, 304-grade stainless steel (XS)
  • Interior/exterior mount
  • Compatible with R-Series Powered biCoders - holds up to 48 conventionally wired zones
  • Compatible with any communication module


     How to Specify: BL-3200X or BL-3200XS


     "P" Series PedestalsBaseline BaseStation 3200P

  • Stainless steel pedestal enclosure
  • 17.38”W x 36.25”H x 12.63”D
  • 16-gauge, 304-grade stainless steel
  • Compatible with R-Series Powered biCoders - holds up to 48 conventionally wired zones
  • Compatible with any communication module
  • Compatible with permanent mount TRC Remote


     How to specify: BL-3200P

 

 

3.  Next, Choose a Communication Option

 

  • Ethernet port is built-in!
  • “-WF”  Wi-Fi Modem
  • “-CM”  Cellular Modem
  • “-ER”  Ethernet Radio (900+ MHz Spread Spectrum Radio)

  
      How to Specify: BL-3200X-WF or BL-3200P-CM

   

4.  Finally, Specify Two-Wire or Conventional Wire

  

Every BaseStation 3200 controller is two-wire ready. Any BaseStation 3200 controller can work with a conventional wire site with Baseline Powered biCoders.  Add up to 48 conventional wire terminal stations to any BaseStation 3200. Baseline Powered biCoders are available in 12 and 24 station configurations.  Specify the conventional wire station count by adding “-R12”, “-R24”, “-R36”, “-R48” to any BaseStation 3200 part number.

  

        How to Specify: BL-3200X-WL-R48

  

Every BaseStation 3200 is capable of controlling up to 200 zones in any combination of two-wire and conventional wire.  Combine multiple existing small-station-count controllers into one controller by replacing one of the old controllers with a BaseStation 3200 and one or more old controllers with Powered biCoders (BL-5200X or BL-5200C) in their own enclosures.

  

Note:  Each BL-5200 Powered biCoder must be connected to a BaseStation 3200 with a two-wire path. Please see the Two-Wire Specification for wire specifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 


BaseStation 3200 -- Assigning Zones

This video for Baseline’s BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller shows how to assign biCoders (decoders) to zones.

BaseStation 3200 -- Configuring Zones

This video for Baseline’s BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller shows how to configure the various settings for zones including assigning a zone to a program, setting the run time, configuring a primary zone, and linking zones. Be sure you have performed the assigning zones procedure first.

BaseStation 3200 -- Learning Flow
This video for Baseline’s BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller shows how to learn flow for an individual zone or for all the zones in a program.
BaseStation 3200 -- Setting Up Points of Connection

This video for Baseline’s BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller shows how to configure your points of connection or water sources. The video shows various scenarios with mainlines, master valves, pumps, and flow meters and explains how to configure these devices.

BaseStation 3200 -- Setting Up Programs
This video for Baseline’s BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller shows how to set up programs after you have assigned your biCoders to zones and configured your zone settings. The video shows how to set up start times, start days, water windows, concurrent zone settings, and explains the advanced features for a program.
BaseStation 3200 -- Setting Up Soil Moisture Sensors

This video for Baseline’s BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller shows how to set up moisture sensor based watering with the upper and lower threshold watering strategies.

BaseStation 3200 -- Setting Up Start, Stop, Pause Conditions
This video for Baseline’s BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller shows how to set up a start, stop, or pause condition for a program. The video shows how to configure these conditions for event decoders, soil moisture sensors, and air temperature sensors.
BaseStation 3200 Overview
Product information about Baseline's BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller, including ordering and specifying information.
WeatherAccess™ -- Enabling Weather-Based Watering on a BaseStation 3200
This short video shows how to enable weather-based watering on a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller through Baseline's BaseManager system