Hi there… most people with technical chops know that sprinkler controllers are very handy and highly programmable 24V relay controllers, essentially.
I am super impressed by Rachio’s software, and I’m about ready to retire my Orbit and switch entirely over to Rachio for everything, except I’m unsure how I can get my Rachio to control my landscape lighting.
I currently have a 24V relay controlling my landscape lighting power transformer (note: do not try this unless you have electrical technician-level skills, in fact if you are not qualified don’t mess with electricity, ever). In my orbit system, I am able to set it up for 2 hours watering time, and adjust only that particular channel for an additional 200% to get 4 hours of lighting, which is more or less okay.
Is there a straight “time only” option in programmed zones on my Rachio? I love the fact that it is so good at catering to my landscaping, but with so many zones, it is useful if there would be support for “Other uses” and allow setting up just time for running it.
Note that this is also handy for controlling Fountains and the like, and given your integration with HomeKit I really hope that there is a way that this can happen and I just haven’t discovered it yet…
Thanks in advance for your help.