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RainMachine Mini-8 Smart Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller EXPIRED

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Green Electronics LLC via Newegg has RainMachine Mini-8 Smart Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller for $134. Shipping is free. Thanks Fiestaman

Features:
  • 8 Zones
  • Simple Touch
  • Adjusts "Watering Time" Based on 7 Day Advanced Weather Forecast
  • EPA WaterSense Certified
  • Location Based Weather Forecast
  • 802.11n WIFI
  • AC Input 24VAC
  • Iphone/Android Connect
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RainMachine Mini-8 2nd Generation Weather Aware Smart WiFi Irrigation Controller - 8 Zones. Simple Touch. NOAA, EPA Certified on sale for $134 shipped at Newegg. Only $5 more than the previous FP deal over a year ago here. Good until Wednesday 5/17/17. Sale extended through Saturday 5/20/17.
  • 8 Zones
  • Simple Touch
  • Adjusts "Watering Time" Based on 7 Day Advanced Weather Forecast
  • EPA WaterSense Certified
  • Location Based Weather Forecast
  • 802.11n WIFI
  • AC Input 24VAC
  • Iphone/Android Connect​
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They're both good units. The Rachio may have a slightly more well designed UI in the mobile app, but rain machine is still easy enough to use. I decided to go with the rain machine based on two things - the Rachio relies on their cloud service where the rain machine is independent and the Rachio will not pause watering based on wind conditions where the rain machine will.
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Thanks, been looking for replacing my current one. how does this compare to RachIO?
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I'm not sure. Hopefully someone that has more experience will speak up. Not sure why there isn't just a touch more interest since previous front page was $129, so you'd think this would be popular.
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Been waiting for the hd-12 to go down on price as having the interface is a plus for me. I'll continue to wait however this isn't bad, it seems rare for the rainmachines to drop in price.
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Rachio is an indoor unit and the power supply takes up two outlets
Must interject and say that the power supply does not necessarily take up two outlets. You can position it so it doesn't... just like any other large power supply.
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Rachio is an indoor unit and the power supply takes up two outlets
That's odd, my Rachio power supply leaves the other outlet accessible.
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Rachio is an indoor unit and the power supply takes up two outlets
Weird, my Rachio is an OUTDOOR box and takes up ONE outlet. But what do I know.
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literally purchased this yesterday on Amazon for 150...
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Thanks, been looking for replacing my current one. how does this compare to RachIO?
They're both good units. The Rachio may have a slightly more well designed UI in the mobile app, but rain machine is still easy enough to use. I decided to go with the rain machine based on two things - the Rachio relies on their cloud service where the rain machine is independent and the Rachio will not pause watering based on wind conditions where the rain machine will.
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In for one. i only have 2 zones, front lawn and drip lines. Seems overkill, but I waste a lot of water with the current analog controller.
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Have been using two units for almost 1 year. Couldn't be happier. They have improved the software a lot. Highly recommended to replace your analog controllers. Some municipalities will give you rebates. Please check.
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