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rompersuncle

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Sunday, April 1st 2018, 12:55pm

upgrade rainbird controller

Hi
I have a rainbird SST400i controller.
On the one end there are four valves/zones; on the other there is a hunter pump start relay.

Is there any controller I can easily swap in for the one I have that will

1) support wifi
2) failing #1, something that has a minimal memory so the time doesnt get reset whenever the power blips
(which happens alot here in sunny FLA)

thanks

Jamesecolli

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Thursday, May 31st 2018, 6:39pm

Rachio's second generation model is actually able to do both of these things. I pulled some quotes from an article I found comparing it to a rainmachine controller that should help.

"And in the event of a disruption in your Internet connection, you will not be able to change any schedule.However, due to Rachio’s EEPROM, the system will still run the last schedule that you have programmed."

"The cloud-based controller enjoys multiple integrations including IFTTT and a public API. It works seamlessly with Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Nexia, Wink, Nest, and Control4 as well."

I pulled it from this article, if you want to read more. http://greenmountainturf.com/rachio-vs-rainmachine-smart-sprinkler-controller/

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