I currently have a 8-zone rachio hooked up to my sprinkler system. I am thinking about adding 2 zones. I actually have a second 8-zone rachio I can use. How would you recommend I do this? Or would you recommend just switching to a 16-zone? (although I'd prefer not buy a 3rd system)
switching to the 16 zone version would be more simple but you can easily just add your additional 8 zone to your account through the App by clicking Add Device from the App main menu.
@forza1976 Sound advice @thepro8 I'd just use the 16. Managing two devices seems overkill for two additional zones.
@franz, I was thinking spending another $299 was overkill for 2 more zones might have to go with 2 devices.
@thepro8 I guess that's the problem with adding more zones
Let us know if you have any questions for managing multiple devices, it's fairly straight forward. Maybe you can control a bunch of outdoor lighting...
Don't tempt me. just got lights installed in my deck Should check your power specs vs their's.
@thepro8 I can think of some really cool IFTTT recipes.
The IRO will power 24volt landscape lights?
I thing they are only designed for neon lights but it's part of the 2.0 release. Have to wait.
@forza1976 I think we have had some customers do this exact thing, @emil thoughts?
@forza1976, sorry, I missed seeing this thread last week. But yes, we've had people use the Iro to control low voltage landscape lighting...even garage doors!
Hope this helps
You would have to use a 24VAC relay to control landscape lighting as the transformer would most likely not have enough current to drive the lighting. Thinking of using a relay to control 120VAC outdoor lighting myself....Would be simple enough to do.