Unplugging Rachio Unit for Season

I’ve winterized my system for the season and moved to Standby Mode. Are there any possible negative affects by unplugging the unit for the season rather than leaving it plugged in for 5+ months?


I’d like to know as well. My system was winterized today. I went ahead and set the controller to standby mode. Is there anything else I should do?

I’ve been using Rachio for over 6 years and I have always just put the controller in standby mode during the winter. This way any firmware updates can still be loaded onto the controller.

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I went ahead and just unplugged it this past Saturday afternoon as I winterized my lawn equipment for end of season. I figured that I won’t be using it for close to 5 months, so might as well preserve some of the life of the unit.

After winterizing last week, I unplugged my Rachio 3, as I’ve done the last two winters. Seems to be no ill effects. See no reason why using Standby wouldn’t work though. Not sure one is a better approach than the other long term. Unplugging may save a minor bit of electricity where going to Standby allows the unit to still receive any updates that may be transmitted, I think.