AMS-A Operation Manual

Automatic Misting System AMS-A Operation Manual


Thank you for your recent purchase of an Automatic Misting System manufactured by Mosquito Control equipment. This manual will guide you through the setup, operation and maintenance of your system.


 General safety considerations

  •  There are a variety of concentrated repellents and insecticides for use in Automatic misting systems.  Only use those that are labeled for use in Automatic Misting systems. Read all labels and Data Sheets carefully, following all instructions regarding application, dilution rates, storage and disposal. Some misting concentrates may be toxic to fish or may burn plants. When locating nozzles, prevent mist from drifting off property. The Insecticide label should be attached to the drum in a weatherproof pouch.
  • Once setup and programmed, the control box and drum clamp ring should be padlocked to prevent access by children.
  • Electrical Shock Hazard. Disconnect the power source before servicing. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death.
  • The System should be located in a clean, level, covered area, free from flooding and runoff, near a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupt) protected outlet rated for 15 Amps minimum. Extension cords should not be used.


System Component Terminology 

Top of Tank assembly

1.Control Box

  • a) Remote Control Antenna
  • b) Program Clock
  • c) Spray Time Adjustment
  • d) Enclosure Latch
  • e) Auto / Off / Test Switch
  • f) Tank Empty Light
  • g) Circuit Breaker
  • h) Float Switch Connector
  • i) Power cord

2. Motor


a) Intake From Tank

4) Manifold

  • a) Pressure Gauge
  • b) Needle Valve
  • c) Output to Nozzles

5) Agitator (optional)

6) Mounting plate

7) Remote Control transmitter


Operation Notes

The Program Clock (figure 1b)

  • Setting the Clock: Turn the Minute hand clockwise until the time of day (AM or PM) on the outer dial is aligned with the triangular marker on the inner dial.
  • Programming: Push a white captive tripper outward at each time misting is desired. Each tab on the Program Clock represents fifteen minuets.
  • For systems with a Digital clock see FAQ section or the Timerco Digital Clock Programming guide on AMS-D page.

Spray time adjustment (figure 1c)

  • The misting time may be set between 5 and 180 seconds by adjusting the knob to the right of the program clock

Auto / Off / Test Switch (figure 1e)

  • Test : When in the Test position the pump will run continuously. There are several scenarios where this is useful. See Initial setup and Flushing
  • Off : When in the Off position the Clock’s program will not be actuated nor will the remote control initiate mist cycles. The Clock is powered and will keep time.
  • Auto: When in the Auto position the Clock’s program will be actuated and the remote control will initiate Mist cycles on demand.

Tank Empty Light (figure 1f)

  • The Tank Empty light illuminates when the tank level is below the minimum operating range. Note: When the tank level is below minimum operating range the system will shut down; it will not be operable until the tank is refilled.

Circuit breaker (figure 1g)

  • The circuit breaker will pop up when a short circuit or overload is detected. Push to reset. If it pops again after being reset unplug the machine and call a service technician

Pressure gauge (figure 4a)

  • While the pump is running the pressure is displayed on the Pressure gauge. The normal range is between 160 and 200, Note: if the PSI is set to 250 or above the pump will go into bypass mode and will no longer pump any fluid.

Needle valve (figure 4b)

  • To adjust the pressure, turn the needle valve clockwise to increase, counter-clockwise to decrease. Note: if the PSI is set to 250 or above the pump will go into bypass mode and will no longer pump any fluid.

Agitator (figure 5)

  • The optional Agitator will run continuously when the Auto / Off / Test switch is in the Auto position

Remote Control transmitter (figure 7)

  • A misting cycle may be initiated on demand by pushing the center O button of the remote control transmitter. The Auto / Off / Test switch must be in the Auto position. Note: if the program clock is at a white captive tripper, the remote will not work until it has passed the tripper. 



Initial setup

Once the nozzles are mounted and connected with tubing a test for leaks and nozzle spray pattern can be conducted. Fill the tank about half way with clean water, plug in the system and set the selector switch to Test. (This will cause the pump to run continuously) Walk the Nozzle circuit checking for leaks, and spray pattern. Adjust the pressure between 160 and 200 psi by turning the needle valve and watching the pressure gauge. The higher the pressure the greater the distance the mist will be projected and the more solution used over time. Adjust to suit.


Nozzle Flushing

Prior to turning off your system for an extended period of time, as in winterizing, it’s a good idea to flush the system to prevent any residue misting solution from gumming up the works.  Ideally, your tank of misting solution will be near empty and a 5 gallon bucket of fresh clean water may be placed inside the drum and the intake filter placed in it. Turn the selector switch to Test, the pump will run continuously. Allow to run for several minutes.


Mosquito Control Equipment One Year Limited Warranty
Products covered: The following Mosquito Misting system products manufactured by Mosquito Control Equipment are
covered by this limited warranty: AMS-MM, AMS-MM+20, AMS-S1M, AMS-A, and AMS-D
How long is the warranty?: The warranty begins on the date of purchase and lasts for one year.
What is covered: This Limited Warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use during the
Warranty Period.
What is not covered
1) Filters. 2) Damage due to misuse, abuse, neglect, theft, vandalism, unauthorized repairs or attempted repairs, natural
disasters, acts of God or terrorism. 3) Damage in shipping to or from the manufacturer. 4) Shipping and packaging of a
system returned for a warranty claim. 5) Any special, indirect, exemplary, incidental or consequential damages arising
out of or in connection with the product, any other materials or services furnished hereunder, to the greatest extent
allowed by applicable law.
How to make a Warranty claim
Please contact the factory by email, telephone or mail and provide your name, ship to address, telephone #, email
address, serial #, date of purchase and a description of the product defect. A warranty technician will be assigned to
your case and contact you to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem. If the product must be sent to a factory service
center for repair they will issue you a return authorization # and provide you shipping instructions. Please do not return
products to the factory without a return authorization number as they will be rejected, returned to sender freight collect.
This warranty is the sole exclusive remedy regarding any potential defects of the product and is limited to the repair or
replacement of the product purchased.