The Hardware

  • Easy install and setup.

    Under 30 minutes with no special tools or expertise required. Quickly connect to your home's Wi-Fi.

  • Replaces almost any controller.

    Works with your current sprinkler system, up to 16 zones.

  • Water directly from controller.

    Run zones right from your controller. Manual access allows for local control.

  • Make it waterproof.

    Our optional outdoor enclosure protects your controller in all weather situations. Hardwire option included.


The App

  • Remote control.

    Start, stop and change your sprinklers from your phone or computer.

  • Real-time notifications.

    The Rachio app will let you know what's happening with your yard, from rain delays to faulty valves.

  • Detailed water usage reporting.

    Know how much water you're using in your yard.

  • Share access with others.

    Option to share full or limited access with your irrigation professional.



  • Customized for each zone.

    Get a tailored schedule based on specific plant types, soil types, nozzles and sun exposure.

  • Any schedule you want.

    Specify times and dates for when your schedules should run.

  • Eliminate runoff.

    Smart Cycle breaks up your schedule into smaller periods to maximize soil absorption rate.

  • Certified and tested.

    EPA WaterSense Certified and SWAT tested, Rachio is proven to save water while keeping your plants healthy.



  • Auto adjust with Weather Intelligence ™.

    Waters automatically based on past, present and future weather, plus seasonal adjustments. No need to worry about updating schedules.

  • Never water in the rain.

    Rachio connects to a network of thousands of weather stations to get the latest weather.

  • Proactive rain skipping.

    Automatically skips watering due to forecasted rain, instead of just reacting to real-time rain.

  • Cold weather delays.

    Automatically skips watering due to low temperatures.


Gen 2 Technical Specs


  • Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
  • Power Supply with 6-ft Cord
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Quick Start Guide


App Compatibility: iOS 9.0+ and Android 4.0+. Web also available on most browsers.Mobile app is required to connect the controller to Wi-Fi.

Integrations: Works with Nest, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, Wink, Control4, Nexia and others.

Zones: 8-zone and 16-zone models

Size and Weight:

  • Dimensions: 9.25" L x 5.625" H x 1.625" W
  • Weight: 1.2 Lbs

Power Requirements

The Rachio controller must be connected to the AC power adapter included. DC Transformers are not supported.

  • Power Supply: External Transformer
    (6-ft cord - 2.5mm x 5.5mm Female barrel plug)
  • Transformer Power Input: 120V AC / 60Hz
  • Transformer Power Output: 24V AC
  • Designed for 24V AC Solenoids


Operating Temperature: Temperature Range: -31F to 140F

Wi-Fi Connection: Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) required. Supports dedicated 2.4GHz and dual-band networks.


  • Rain Sensor: Wired & Wireless Normally Closed (NC) sensors
  • Soil Sensor: Wired & Wireless Normally Closed (NC) sensors
  • Flow Sensor (Coming Soon) Compatible Sensors

Terminal Current Sensors: Smart wire terminals sense which zones are active, and provide feedback if your irrigation system might have a problem.

Master Valve: Supports master valve/pump relay.

Power Disruption: In the event of Wi-Fi outage or intermittency, the controller’s memory retains the last saved schedule received from the Rachio cloud and maintains the schedule until an update can be downloaded.

Outdoor Enclosure: Custom outdoor enclosure is available (optional). Enclosure is weatherproof and allows for hardwiring.

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