How to connect just a valve


#1

I do not use a pump but rather just a valve that I need to open and close using the rachio. In my original installation I just connect the two red wires from my valve to the pump connector and the other to the common wire connector. Would I do the same with the rachio, i.e. red to blue connector and the other red to the white connector.

Also how do I connect the wires to the connectors. Do I push the wire in and it locks or place the wire into the hole and push down on the connector.


#2

Hi @tcsempire, good evening, thanks for reaching out.

Assuming you only have one valve and no pump, I would connect one red wire to either white common terminal and another red wire to the green zone 1 terminal. For reference, please see the Iro wiring guide.

I always recommend pushing in the square tab with the diagonal line when you insert and/or remove a wire. This will allow you to easily enter and remove the wire(s) without resistance from the internal mechanism that puts pressure on wire.

Hope this helps.

Best, Emil


#3

Thank you, both responses solved my issues.


#4

@tcsempire, awesome! Happy to help :smile: