Does the Rachio 3 have a battery that needs to be periodically replaced?


#1

Does the Rachio 3 have a battery that needs to be periodically replaced? If so how do I get to it?

Thanks,

David


#2

The Rachio 3 does have a coin cell battery that retains the time in case of a power outage and wifi disconnection. It shouldn’t need replacing for 5-10 years.


#3

OK, thanks. I had our lawn guy install it and forgot to get a good look at the back of the unit before it was mounted to the wall. Is the battery replaced from the back cover of the unit by a removable panel? If not how do I replace it when the time comes?

No issues setting it up and programming it. It was actually quite easy, I just need to call my County Extension Office Monday when they open for business to find out about the soil type in my area.


#4

No need to wait til Monday…follow this step by step guide and you should know right away

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwuNWbi9blyialJzSWxRQnRTcDQ/view


#5

Wow, that USDA site really got into the finer details of analyzing the soil in your area. I’m gonna have to share that site. Thanks…