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Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio 3e

The Rachio 3e Smart Sprinkler Controller raises the smart watering bar with foolproof installation, dual-band Wi-Fi, and an expressive light bar. And it integrates with Amazon Alexa, Google Nest and other smart home devices.

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Make the most of your Rachio controller with Thrive Lawn Champion.

When you subscribe to Rachio Thrive Lawn Champion, we’ll send everything you need for a greener, cleaner lawn. Plus, get healthier plants and even more water savings by combining your Rachio controller with Rachio Thrive subscription lawn treatments.

  • Targets plants' roots with nutritious microalgae and essential minerals
  • Kid- and pet-safe lawn treatment
  • Works with the Rachio app to save even more water automatically
  • Subscription box delivered to your door, annually or seasonally
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No special tools or expertise required to install!

The Rachio 3e is compatible with almost any sprinkler system, and installs easily with our app-guided setup and one-touch connectors. Breeze through installation in 30 minutes or less with three easy steps.

Or, skip the DIY and find a Certified Rachio Pro to install your new controller.

Step 1: Replace your old controller.

Test your sprinkler system and remove the old controller, then mount your new Rachio (our handy mounting template can help save time!)

Step 2: Plug existing wires into Rachio.

Easy-press terminals help you quickly snap into place – no screwdriver needed! Match the wires from your old setup for ready-made wiring.

Step 3: Complete setup in the Rachio app.

The streamlined Rachio app helps connect your controller to Wi-Fi and then customize your zones and watering schedules.

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Control and monitor your yard's watering within the Rachio app.

Watering isn't one-size-fits-all and you shouldn't have to settle for one-size-fits-all lawn care. Using the Rachio app, you can:

  • Automatically avoid watering in the rain or when your yard doesn’t need water
  • Customize each zone by plant type, soil type, sun exposure, slope, and spray head
  • Choose between two unique schedule types
  • Ensure your schedules are running when you and your yard need it
  • Get tips and view historical and upcoming watering
  • Monitor your water usage from wherever you are in the world
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Save water and reduce your environmental footprint.

Weather Intelligence™ automatically skips unnecessary watering with features like Rain Skip, Wind Skip, Freeze Skip, Saturation Skip, and Seasonal Shift. Plus, our Smart Cycle feature will help prevent runoff by breaking up watering time and allowing water to soak into the soil before adding more.

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See results in as little as four weeks.

Taking control of your watering isn't an overnight fix for your lawn. But over time, Rachio will help your yard grow stronger and healthier.

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FAQ

What do I need in order to have a Rachio Controller?

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You’ll need an installed lawn irrigation system, strong Wi-Fi, and a smartphone. Visit our sprinklers and irrigation systems page to learn how a Rachio Controller integrates with your system.

Can I share my controller with other users, like my family, lawn pro, or gardener?

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You bet! Our Shared Access feature allows you to share different levels of access with whomever you’d like!

Can Rachio controllers be installed outside?

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Yes, but you will need to purchase a Weatherproof Enclosure for outdoor installations.

Can I install the controller myself?

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Yes, you can install the Rachio controller on your own, usually without the need for professional help. Most users install their controller in just 30 minutes. Don’t want to install the controller yourself? No problem! We work with hundreds of sprinkler professionals around the country and would be happy to help make an introduction.

In The Box

  • - Rachio 3e Smart Sprinkler Controller

  • - Power supply with 6-ft cord

  • - Mounting hardware

  • - Quick start guide

App Compatibility

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.

Integrations

Works with, Amazon, Google Assistant, Nest, IFTTT, Wink, Control4, Nexia and others.

Zones

For up to 8-zone yards only. For 9-zone or more, please check out the Rachio 3

Size and Weight

  • - Dimensions: 9.1” x 5.5” x 1.4”

  • - Weight: 1.05 Lbs

Power Specs

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