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RainMachine Touch HD-12, Cloud Independent Smart Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller, Compatible with Alexa, 12 Zones
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- SMART SCHEDULE & SAVE WATER - Save water with real-time weather adjustments. (EPA WaterSense Certified, check for rebates).
- CLOUD INDEPENDENT - All personal data stored locally. RainMachine continues to work even when WiFi is down. Forecast spatial resolution: upto 1.5 km
- FREE WEATHER DATA - Direct access to NOAA, METNO or Wunderground, OpenWeatherMap, NetAtmo. Use National or Personal Weather Stations for pinpoint accuracy.
- CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE - Color Touch Screen, iPhone, and Android, PC browser access with dashboard stats. Works from Home, Work or Vacation.
- UPDATED MODEL (2019) - Improved WIFI. hundreds of Schedule and UI improvements. Integrate with Alexa, Google Home, Nest, WINK, SmartThings via IFTTT.
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Easy to Install
No expensive contractors needed for the job. Simple step by step DIY instructions. Live phone support available seven days a week!
RainMachine installation is guaranteed to be easier than your old device! Need to say more? Welcome to the future!
Weather Data Sources
The RainMachine gets weather forecast from NOAA.GOV, Metno, Forecast.io, NetAtmo, or Wunderground Personal Weather Station for precise, realtime weather information.
The RainMachine updates weather data several times per day just to calculate the right amount of water for your plants!
Start Saving Now!
Depending on your climate, and if weather permitting, record water savings of up to 80% (per week or even per month!) can be achieved with the RainMachine.
Because of substantial savings on your water bill, the RainMachine will pay itself in less than two years, fastest payback of any green IOT appliance!
Our RainMachine is WaterSense Certified for efficiency and performance.
(Certificate number 9291, by IAPMO R&T authority, 2019).
Check for rebates with your local water agency and start saving now!
Rebates up to the full cost of your RainMachine can be obtained from your Water Agency. Start saving now!
iOS and Android apps: RealTime Monitoring
Our Dashboard displays everything needed to know about your garden and weather!
Obsessing about details? Rotate the phone into landscape mode and dive into panoramic weekly/monthly/yearly graphs!
Look for the free rainmachine app on Apple Store or Google Play Store and start controlling your RainMachine.
Connect from anywhere
Garden from any screen or web browser. PC and Laptops equipped with any kind of modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Edge, IE).
The RainMachine can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Enjoy your RainMachine from home, work or when away in vacation!
Unique touch interface on the device itself provides ultimate control experience.
Starting or stopping a zone or a program are available from a simple splash-proof capacitive touch interface.
Dark garage?: no problem! Our white LED illuminated touch keys to the rescue!
Simplicity Perfected: When not in use, the RainMachine will display only one piece of information: a brightly lit Wi-Fi icon, visible from up to 20ft away.
|RainMachine Mini-8 2nd gen||RainMachine HD-12 2nd gen||RainMachine HD-16||RainMachine Pro-8||RainMachine Pro-16||Other IoT Controller|
|Number of zones||8 (7 when using Master Valve)||12 (11 when using Master Valve)||16 (15 when using Master Valve)||8 (separate Master Valve)||16 (separate Master Valve)||8 to 16|
|Multiple Weather Services||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||No|
|Rain and Wind Sensitivity||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||No|
|Forecast and Measured Data||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||No|
|Local Web Interface||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||No|
|Android & iOS app||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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RainMachine Touch HD, Cloud Independent, Touch, 12/16 Zones Wi-Fi Smart Irrigation Controller, Compatible with Alexa
The Wi-Fi Forecast Sprinkler. Conserve water.
The RainMachine sprinkler controller automatically adjusts your watering amount by lowering it on rainy or colder days and increasing it on hot summer days. The system not only saves water but it also protects your plants. The versatility of each program is unprecedented: select individual weekdays, Even/Odd day mode, Cycle and Soak, or Station Delay. Run the programs one-at-a-time, sequentially or even in parallel! The RainMachine Wi-Fi sprinkler timer is designed to handle possible conflicts, like simultaneous commands to the same valve or overlapping schedules.
NOAA. A weather-ready nation.
Your RainMachine sprinkler controller connects via WIFI and gets the best weather data available on earth. NOAA employs satellites, radars, weather stations, and highly qualified meteorologists, delivering the most accurate weather forecast on the planet. Complex mathematical models that run on huge data centers are free for you to use in your garden. Yes, free, already paid from your tax money. Using your exact street location, the RainMachine sprinkler timer downloads precise weather data, accommodating to specific micro-climates. Let it rain!
No data? No problem. Switch to statistics.
When no forecast data is available the RainMachine will automatically switch to historical weather statistics. This way the RainMachine conserves water even if the Internet goes down.
Garden from any screen. Easy connect. Easy control.
Garden from iPhone, garden from Android, garden from any screen. The application automatically discovers all RainMachines on your local network and makes them accessible through an easy to use and secure interface.
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So, if I love the RainMachine so much way only four stars you may ask. Well, my brand new controller arrived with a defective zone. One of the 12 zones will not activate. I know that things are going to happen, so I'm not so concerned about this one issue. What is more important to me is how a company stands behind their products-- I think that says a lot. I have sent an email to their support and I'm waiting to see how they handle my problem. From everything I've read in other reviews about Green Electronics I have no reason to believe that I will get anything less then stealer service. Once I know more I will update my review.
UPDATE: I was contacted by support within a couple hours and they informed me that I needed to do a firmware upgrade to fix my issue. The upgrade was a simple process that I completed from the Rainmachine app on my phone and only took a few minutes. After the upgrade my issue was resolved. I'm impressed with the quick response from support and my HD-12 is working great now. I'll update my review again once I've used the HD-12 for a while.
I've been using the Rain Machine for a while now and it still works as well as the day I purchased, no issues. Green Electronics has update the firmware a few times and has added additional features. One I really like is the ability to choose other weather data providers, such as Weather Underground. Weather Underground is a whole weather eco system on it's own, which allows me to get weather data from other user's stations, one as close as a mile from my home. If you pick multiple providers then it averages the data from all your choices. Using weather data to help control the amount of water I'm using has saved me 80% over a conventinal "set and forget" stock controller... and that is a good return on my investment.
- Better IMHO than Rachio. I bought a Rachio and Rain Machine to test them side-by-side. I looked at a few others, too. I like Rain Machine best (even though it doesn't yet support flow sensors nor HomeKit (see below)).
- Easy to set up and use from the App or the web interface.
- I use two on my property now and will be adding a 3rd. App and website easily manage multiple devices. (The wifi irrigation devices I've looked at can only run one zone at a time, but my well system can operate 3 zones at a time, so I've plumbed my property to allow for 3 irrigation systems).
- Sad that it doesn't support Apple HomeKit. Rain Machine, please add HomeKit support. I can control the rest of my house with Siri, and it would be great to add Rain Machine to that. 5 Start when you do.
- Doesn't support flow sensors (I'd like to install one so I can measure water usage, and see when the system is leaking).
- Not sure if it is reading my rain sensor. I have a personal weather station with a rain sensor that is connected to wunderground, Rain Machine says it has successfully connected to that weather station, but the sprinklers came on during a pretty decent rain the other day. The RM instructions say it can use a PWS rain sensor, but I can't find where rain machine says it is using the rain sensor of that station.
- Add HomeKit
- In setting schedules, I would really like to set the _stoping time_ to a set time or relative to sunrise (or sunset). Right now, I can set the _start time_, so I have to look at the duration, then do the math to sunrise.
Brains: I installed it on Sunday, July 8 with the first watering scheduled to run on each of 7 zones for 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Monday the 9th and every other day thereafter. It skipped the watering based on rain forecast that never happened. Tuesday it was not scheduled to run, but it’s important to note that Tuesday was a 90-degree day. Wednesday the 11th it run each zone for 16 minutes (i.e. almost ½ of its scheduled time – after a 90-degree day). Thursday, I spoke with Randy in tech support. He was great and informative, and we made some adjustments. It ran Friday the 13th for 34 minutes (this time adjusting upward by 4 minutes). Sunday, the 15th a scheduled day, it skipped watering because thunderstorms were forecast with low percentage of likelihood. We actually got a brief, very light rain for a very short period – maybe .01”. In other words, watering should NOT have been skipped. The way I see it, the watering algorithm favors saving water over maintaining a beautiful lawn. I have a well, so I really don’t care about saving water. Presumably most of what I use goes right back into the ground. For my purposes, I favor having a nice lawn.
It’s not clear exactly how the Rain Restriction setting in Programs works. Without it set, the program seems to cancel scheduled watering based on the slightest bit of rain in the forecast at any percentage of probability. What is not clear is if it is set for say a ¼” will the program ignore its inherent inclination to skip scheduled watering based on any forecast of rain unless the rain is forecast to be at least a ¼”. In other words, if set will it insure that watering will continue unless there is a strong probability that the rain will meet or exceed ¼”.
Under Settings\Weather Sensitivity\Rain Sensitivity while it has a 0-100% slider to adjust its sensitivity to rain forecast, it’s not at all clear what the slider settings really mean. In other words, you have to adjust the setting blindly by trial and error. In July with typical high temperatures, lack of sufficient water for even a week will result in burnt grass. It would be much better if the slider were replaced with a probability setting and a rain amount setting. The probability setting will allow the RainMachine to ignore forecast rain if the forecast probability of rain is below the probability you set. For instance, the default Rain Sensitivity is set at 80%. I had lowered it to 60%, but it still skipped the Sunday watering as noted above. Today, I lowered it again (to 40%). I think you can see the point. I have no idea what the setting is really doing. It’s hit or miss, trial and error. It should be more than this.
Each Program should have the ability to water multiple times per day. As it now stands, to achieve multiple waterings per day, you must create separate Programs. Even my old analogue sprinkler controller could schedule 4 watering times per day, per program.
Android App: I think the app is close to a 5-star app. However, I do believe the option to water more on Hot Days is confusingly located in Settings\Restrictions. It should more logically be located in Settings\Weather.
Conclusion: I love the controller and the fact that unlike most of the other weather controllers it has a touch screen and will function without regard to the manufacturer’s servers. I love the ability to check the watering and schedule it manually remotely. I’m not at all convinced that the watering algorithm accurately provides enough water to maintain a nice-looking lawn. However, after speaking with tech support (which was excellent), I believe the algorithm, like the rest of the program will continue to improve over time. With some improvements to the rain algorithm it will be a 5 star device.
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I have had this running now for three weeks and love it. I no longer have to worry about the system running if it is either raining or will rain in the next day or two, or if it rained the day before. It will adjust the amount of watering as per the weather past, present or future. As well, I have the flexibility to just turn on the watering system from anywhere via the smartphone app is just plain tech cool.
There are tons of features with this to get really tight control on the watering schedule, moisture amount, adjustments due to weather, etc. I know I'll never take advantage of all the features, but it is great to see the thought that has gone into the interfaces to support this device.
I highly recommend this product for your irrigation controller. Online and readily available no matter where I am is a feature I demand now for all my technology needs. This product has hit the mark for me and my needs, and then some.