Can the Rachio support larger 14 gauge wire? Updated and Installed


#1

I opened my irrigation controller an noticed that it had larger (thickness) type wires. Can the Rachio units accept this size?

Thanks!


#2

Is this an Irritrol Total Control?
I think this is 14 gauge wire. Ask Rachio, but I think if you have enough exposed copper it should work. You could also install a wiring harness to keep the wires in a neater manner. I wish Rachio had standard stainless steel terminals like your current controller.


#3

It is an “Irritrol” unit but we did not install it. Great tip on the wire harness. What do you suggest or even where to get one?


#4

It’s basically a wire box that sits just below wour controller. I would check out the electrical department at any store.


#5

I finally completed the install of the 16 zone Rachio to replace our outdated Irritrol unit. Here is a photo of before and after with some install photos. Everything is up and running perfectly. Click photo to see album of the install.


#6

Awesome! Looks great. Glad to know Rachio has an outdoor box, too. Did the box make your pulling the wires into the controller easier?


#7

Thanks and this was a fun install. That outdoor box is amazing and was well thought out on its design.