Greetings. I was planning to change out a rainbird esp-8 with the rachio gen-2. I only have 6!zones and I understand that the gen-2 only comes with the 16 right? Anyway, my current set up has a hard wired power with a transformer. Is this compatible with the rachio? Would i use the same transformer? I don’t have an outlet near by and it is an outdoor unit. Thank you
We now have an 8 zone gen 2! And our outdoor enclosure is perfect for hard wiring, both available here or Amazon.
Let us know if you have any other questions.
I see. Thanks. How about the power supply? Do I use the old transformer or does the rachio come with its own?
Our controller comes with its own power supply.
This will also help…
I just replaced my Rainbird ESP-12 with the Gen 2. The outdoor enclosure makes it easy to do. Make sure you take a picture of your ESP-8 wiring and label the wires. I had a rain sensor but since I was able to connect to a local PWS (personal weather station) through Wunderground, I don’t need the rain sensor anymore. Good luck.
Great advice for our installation. This can be a life saver if things go sideways
Thanks for the quick response and great advise. Just ordered it and will see how it goes.
My old ESP-12 had a grounded plug-in cord that plugged into an outside outlet. I just took the connection hardware off the ESP-12 and used it on the Gen 2. The wiring connection on the right is the valve wiring and the one on the left is the power.
Hi, I have same question about rainbird esp-6 that has transformer, I bought the 2gen rachio 16 zone also. Are you saying it should be replaced by 8zone rachio?