Why Must I Remove the Rachio 3 Faceplate When Installing Into an Outdoor Enclosure? SOLVED - Gen2 only requirement


#1

Hello, folks!

I was going over the hardware I received and noticed a sticker inside the outdoor enclosure indicating that I must remove the Rachio 3’s faceplate when installing the unit into the outdoor enclosure. I thought it might be because of a clearance issue, but I placed the Rachio unit, with its faceplate attached, into the outdoor enclosure and the enclosure’s door closed fine. In other words, there doesn’t seem to be a clearance issue, as originally suspected. Is there another reason why the faceplate must be removed?

Please let me know.

Thank you for your time!


#2

Sorry for the confusion, that is only a Gen2 requirement.

:cheers:


#3

That makes sense. Thank you!


#4

I didn’t read the instructions on my first Gen 2 when I installed it outdoors. It was a pain in the butt trying to get the faceplate off after it was mounted in there.

Then I saw the sticker and actually read it.

I was going to remove the Gen 3 faceplate while mounting in the outdoor enclosure but then I noticed that it was magnetic and not a clip on.

Kudos to Rachio for that subtle change. :slight_smile: