Orbit Sprinkler Timer (Iris)

I have created an updated dth for the Iris orbit faucet valve


Added commands to run for a specific duration (either via ST app, or webcore).

command is runfor(minutes) if using webcore. (By default the orbit runs for 10 minutes), this will keep it running longer. Sending off will cancel.

Thanks @E_Sch

I am trying it now.

If in the iPhone app I choose a time other than 10 minutes, let’s say 11 minutes and click on that tile.

The orbit opens, hear click, on the orbit itself it seems to start at 10 minutes and counts down.

Is that what I should be seeing?

How is setting times other than 10minuted supposed to work?

Thanks in advance!!

It is correct. The device handler will reset the timer before the 10 mins runs out if you requested a timed run.

If you look at IDE logs, you will see it count down. (now available in dth display if you update)

The latest dth will show time remaining in the ST device. Orbit does not provide documentation on how to have their display be set.

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Eric, thank you…good job

im using and it´s very good.

Do you have any smartapp to use with?

Thank you again

What do you want the smartapp to do?

It works with webcore, it likely would work with smart lighting (or other on/off type applications).

hi @E_Sch

i read your README. it references Orbit Model HT8-ZB. i did a google search for that product but it didn’t return anything. what obit timer is this DTH compatible with?

i’m new to this automation stuff. what does DTH stand for?


DTH means “Device Type Handler”. (DH means Device Handler.) Since not all devices are ‘SmartThings out-of-the-box capable’ of communicating directly with the SmartThings hub, a ‘Custom Code’ DTH can make such communication possible. That’s one of SmartThings advantages, apps and DTH’s that allow wider flexibility in such cases.

See the following links:
SmartThings Wiki - Acronyms
Custom Code - Device Types (Also called Device Handlers and Device Type Handlers


I think I can’t get it to work because I have the ADT hub which is on firmware version 000.020.00201. Should it work with this version of the firmware?

Not sure, you could try to factory reset the orbit, and re-pair it.

I tried that. It didn’t work. I happen to have my old v2 hub laying around so i paired the sprinkler to it and your dth works perfectly with it. So it has to be something with the ADT hub.

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New to this thread and was hoping for success with this device, but not luck yet.

I was able to pair the Orbit timer with my Connect Home hub (FW 000.020.00053) but I’m not seeing any messages coming from the device. I can’t get it to respond at all using either this DTH or the power outlet handlers. :frowning:

are you using the DTH Eric posted on June 9th? It works perfectly for me on the same connect pro, specially with WEBCORE combination.

Just picked one of these up at Lowes on clearance for $10. This DTH worked once I realized I had to spin the dial to auto… :roll_eyes:


Eric, Thanks so much. Couple of questions tho. I was able to pair up the Orbit 12 zone to ST and assign it to your DTH (way to go BTW). but… looks like yours is written for the one (1) zone Orbit and not the 12.

I’m trying to work my way backwards thru thread to see if i missed something

I don’t have the 12 zone, so I have not been able to look at how it “presents itself” via zigbee to ST.


Can you please confirm that you DTH works with this valve?

If so, how do you get ST to connector to an unsupported wi-fi device? I have only used Zigbee so far


I don’t expect orbit zigbee device handler software to work with this.

Hi, thank you for your response. The valve works on wi-fi via a provided bluetooth hub; it is not a zigbee device. From what i can tell it is just an alternative product range from the main orbit offerings. Does that make any difference to your answer?