- Rain Machine Touch HD WiFi Indoor Controller
- 12 Stations
RainMachine Touch HD 12 Station WiFi Indoor Controller | HD-12
Features & Benefits
Conserve water. Save your wallet.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as much as 70% of a home's total water use during the dry season may go to landscape irrigation. Experts estimate that more than 50% of landscape water is wasted due to overwatering.
Using seven-day forecasts, the RainMachine efficiently adjusts your watering schedule using real time temperature, wind and rainfall data. It was scientifically designed to improve watering efficiency and dramatically reduce water waste.
Easy to setup. Easy to use.
Everything is displayed on your touch screen. The RainMachine defines a new class of easy-to-use smart sprinkler controller. Forget rotary switches, and no more blinking clocks.
The RainMachine offers a virtually unlimited number of options. Its programming versatility is unprecedented: specific weekdays, even or odd days, cycle and soak, or station delay.
Garden from any Screen. Easy Connect. Easy Control.
Connect from a smart phone or tablet to control water use remotely. The application automatically discovers any RainMachines on your local network and makes them accessible through an easy-to-use secure interface.
NOAA: A weather ready nation.
RainMachine connects via Wi-Fi and downloads weather data every 6 hours. NOAA employs satellites, radars and thousands of weather stations, delivering the most accurate weather forecast on Earth.
Advanced climate modeling running on huge datacenters are free for you to use in your garden.
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Enhanced security. Keep the password to yourself.
Do not expose your garden to the Internet. RainMachine keeps all credentials local, on your device, not on a internet server. This means you do not have to rely on a third party service to protect your garden.
Multiple Data Sources. Ultimate data stability.
The RainMachine has the ability to gather meteorological data from multiple data sources, increasing accuracy and reliability. Imagine a chorus of voices singing in unison, if one voice stops, the song will still go on. That way, your garden can rely on accurate data on which to base watering schedules.
Extreme Temperatures. Your plants are protected.
The RainMachine protects your garden against unexpected hot or freezing conditions. For example, it ceases to water if temperature goes below a preset value.
Additionally, you can suspend all programs for a number of days or months, according to your local climate.
During extremely hot days, the RainMachine will increase water output to provide your garden with the optimal amount needed to flourish.
Precision Forecast. Let it rain.
With rapidly changing weather patterns, the RainMachine never gets left behind. Updating forecast data several times a day the RainMachine delivers the most accurate EvapoTraspiration calculations.
Unlike other sprinkler controllers that use zip codes, the RainMachine uses exact street address location, downloading precise weather data in within less than 1.5 miles (2.5 km) grid. Let it rain!
Nobody else owns your Garden. Cloud independent by design.
By design, nobody else has the control of your garden. You are not tethered to a cloud service of any kind.
RainMachine connects via Wi-Fi to trusted National2 and International3 weather data sources and adjusts daily watering amount. The machine stays in sync with Nature for optimal efficiency. All this data is available free to RainMachine users.
OpenSource, the Ultimate Accountability. Code. Share. Evolve.
Because we provide our evapotranspiration formula source code and API, we make our work trusted and verifiable. User contributions from around the world will help the community and continue to evolve the product.
2 National Digital Forecast Database is a service providing the public, government agencies, and commercial enterprises with user selected components for point locations of the National Weather Service (NWS) data.
3 met.no MET Norway is the meteorological service for both The Military and the Civil Services in Norway, as well as the public.
- 6.5" ultra bright touchscreen display (Only on 12 or 16 zones)
- Adjusts watering time based on weather
- Location based weather forecast (NOAA, MetNo, Wunderground and Netatmo)
- Forecast spatial resolution: up to 1.5 Km
- Freeze control & heat wave protection
- Onboard Rain Sensor connector
- EPA WaterSense Certified
- Indoor use only
- WIFI: USB 802.11N, 2.4Ghz, US/Japan/EU
- AC Input: 24VAC, 50/60Hz, 750mA (adapter included)
- Wire size: AWG 14-22
- Dimensions: 152 x 76 x 25mm (6 x 4 x 1 in)
- Android and iPhone Apps
The weather forecasting is good 75% of the time, the other times it usually waters less than you expected/wanted. There are screens and app features that make it easy to check when, and how much, it watered each day, as well as how much it is likely to water the next programmed time. The weather-guessing can be turned off easily if desired.
Unlike many traditional controllers, you cannot connect more than one valve to a zone and a master valve consumes the first zone on the controller. It lacks any sensor inputs, though rain/freeze sensors can be simply installed in the common circuit.
A major benefit is the continuous improvements that are made at no additional cost -- both the controller and the app is updated automatically and, for me, has added so very nice new features since I first purchased it.
The app on a cell phone over the internet is a great remote control, especially for professionals when your customer calls for help and you are a long distance away. You can manage virtually unlimited controllers from the app over the internet.
I recommend it to all my friends...
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To answer the original question, No. You cannot run two Zones at the same time, expect in the case described above, when Zone 1 is configured as Master Valve, instead of a irrigation zone. So, only one irrigation area (zone) at the time.
I was at first hesitate with using the app on my smart phone but once the app was downloaded and configured to the RainMachine, I was able to create programs, schedule watering cycles and view watering history without going to the unit.
However, you may be able to add a USB ethernet adapter. Since this site will not allow posting of links, search "rainmachine hd-12 ethernet" and you will find support pages for this device that explain the caveats with this approach.
Better Than Rain Irrigation LLC
Very happy with my rain machine.
set up iphone with system?
IE, when I leave for extended periods of time like 2 or 3 weeks will it keep running. Unit will have wifi link.
Rain Machine HD-12