My system is fed from two different main line sources so I have two master valves. Can the Rachio 3 handle multiple master valves? Ideally separately, but if I tied the two MV together so that when a zone goes on, essentially 3 valves open ( 2 MV + 1 Zone valve) I have total of 14 zones.
Does the Rachio 3 give any push notice of power failure, WIFI loss?
In the event of WIFI loss does it still water based upon original zone settings?
Any kind of notice of bad solenoids or wiring? perhaps amperage readings (I currently get that)
(I’m replacing my current smart controller that on the surface appears to offer more features than Rachio…at least I haven’t seen anything on the website)…Thank you
@puffy92677 - Rachio can handle the two master valves at the same time. Rachio might not be able to power the two master valves and then two zone valves if the reduce water hammer option is on - it will all depend on how much current the solenoids take when in an open position. One may get a zone fault, or intermittent zone fault, with two master valves and the reduce water hammer option on. This is due to Rachio have a 1,000 milliamp power supply. A possible solution if one wants two master valves and the reduce water hammer option is a Normally Open Single Pole Single Throw relay that would be tripped by the M terminal on the Rachio and connecting a separate 24 VAC power supply to the two master valves. I’d try running the two master valves on the Rachio first.