Smart Sprinkler Controller
The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller raises the smart watering bar with foolproof installation, dual-band Wi-Fi and an expressive light bar. Rachio 3 is the only controller equipped with hyperlocal Weather Intelligence™ Plus and Rachio Wireless Flow Meter compatibility.
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2-Year limited warranty
Beyond smart watering control.
Sleek, powerful hardware. Hyperlocal Weather Intelligence™ Plus. Rachio Wireless Flow compatibility. The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller was designed for the future of smart watering.
Connect and expand.
Rachio 3 is the most connected controller on the market, designed to extend your smart home outdoors.
Works with favorite smart home devices, platforms.
Compatible with the Rachio Wireless Flow Meter.
Dual band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz).
Extended range with long-distance Flex radio.
Only the powerful Rachio 3 hardware is equipped to work with Apple HomeKit™!
Start watering smarter, faster.
Our engineers examined every detail of Rachio 3 to streamline and shave minutes off your installation. Ready, set, water.
Easy-press connectors make wiring a snap.
Connect with both 14 & 18 gauge wires.
Magnetic cover locks right into place.
We’re here to help if you need it - but we’re betting you won’t.
Worry-free watering with the Rachio App.
Your personal watering assistant helps you monitor and manage watering from anywhere with robust smartphone control. Create perfectly tailored schedules, make automatic weather adjustments and maintain the perfect yard - without lifting a finger.
Water smarter with best-in-class features.
Precise remote control with run, pause, skip or Quick Run.
Guided schedule setup creates tailored, accurate schedules.
Automatic, hyperlocal schedule adjustments with Weather Intelligence™ Plus.
Shared remote access allows irrigation pros to monitor and adjust homeowner's schedules anytime, anywhere.
Weather Intelligence™ Plus, a Rachio 3 exclusive.
Premium Weather Intelligence™ Plus uses the world's most accurate weather monitoring to automatically update watering schedules to the forecast in your specific location.
Using comprehensive satellite, radar and weather station data from more than a quarter million sources, Rachio makes sure you’re never caught watering in the rain, wind or snow.
Three steps to smarter watering.
Install the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller in 30 minutes or less, no special tools required. Guided setup and one-touch connectors make getting started simple - breeze through installation in just three easy steps!
Replace your old controller.
Plug existing wires into Rachio.
Complete setup in the Rachio app.
Upgrade to a Rachio 3 Smart Water System.
Take smart watering to the next level with the Rachio Smart Water System. Pair Rachio 3 with the groundbreaking Rachio Wireless Flow Meter to detect leaks and fine-tune watering accuracy. It’s the ultimate smart watering experience.
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Rachio 3 Technical Specifications
In the box
Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller
Power supply with 6-ft cord
Quick start guide
iOS 10.3+ and Android 4.4+; subject to change. Mobile app is required to connect the controller to Wi-Fi. Web app available on most browsers.
Works with Nest, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, The Google Assistant, IFTTT, Wink, Control4, Nexia and others.
8-zone and 16-zone models.
Size and Weight
Dimensions: 9.1” x 5.5” x 1.4”
Weight: 1.05 Lbs
The Rachio controller must be connected to the AC power adapter included. DC Transformers are not supported.
Power Supply: External Transformer (6-ft cord - 2.1mm x 5.5mm Female barrel plug)
Transformer input: 120 VAC ~60Hz 300mA
Transformer output: 24 VAC 1000mA
Zone output (24 VAC): Compatible with 24VAC Solenoids
Operating temperature: -4°F to 140°F
2.4 or 5 GHz wireless network signal available at the installation location
Rain Sensor: Wired & Wireless Normally Closed (NC) sensors
Soil Sensor: Wired & Wireless Normally Closed (NC) sensors
Wired Flow Sensors
Wireless Rachio Flow Meter (coming soon)
Smart wire terminals sense which zones are active, and provide feedback if your irrigation system might have a problem
Compatible with master valve, pump relay, or indexing valve.
2-year limited warranty
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.
Optional Outdoor Enclosure
Custom outdoor enclosure is available. Enclosure is weatherproof and allows for hardwiring.