Model # ST8i-WIFI

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Rain Bird 8-Zone Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer

Rain Bird

8-Zone Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer

  • Allows you to easily control your sprinkler system
  • Set up customized watering schedules to fit your year-long needs
  • Helps to create a healthy, beautiful landscape
$13900 /each

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Product Overview

Put control of your sprinkler system in the palm of your hand with a Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer from Rain Bird. It is simple to setup customized watering schedules that can be adjusted automatically all year long to ensure a healthy, beautiful landscape saving you time and money. That’s The Intelligent Use of Water.

  • Smarter watering - automatic seasonal adjust can change the controller’s daily watering schedule according to the season, local weather, temperature and humidity
  • Fully customizable - every watering zone schedule can be set with a different name, picture, frequency, start time and run time to ensure your plants are healthy and you have a lower water bill
  • Notification alerts - stay in touch with what’s happening in your yard, even when you’re away from home, can include alerts for watering events, freeze warnings or when watering has been delayed
  • Control multiple timers - both homeowners that worry about more than one property and lawn care professionals can easily access a timer no matter where they are
  • Includes timer, transformer with 6 ft. cord, mounting hardware, and installation guide
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does controller connect to weather dept via internet and automatically shut off when it is not ne...

Does controller connect to weather dept via internet and automatically shut off when it is not needed?
Asked by: Mike
You can connect a rain sensor. I have no idea how that is supposed to work in terms of how much rain before it intervenes, or for how long. You can look at weather forecasts on the Controller App on your phone and decide if you want to put in a delay on your watering program.
Answered by: bobbyb
Date published: 2017-06-02

can this controller be used while out of town.

can this controller be used while out of town.
Asked by: steve
Answered by: IRRIGATION911
Date published: 2017-04-26

Does it work in outdoor?

Does it work in outdoor?
Asked by: Romx
No. This is an indoor model. You can put it in a weatherproof box but do not open the box when it is raining or when the system could get it wet. This is not a weatherproof model.
Answered by: CarolinaMountainMan
Date published: 2017-06-13

Does it has battery backup function?

Does it has battery backup function?
Asked by: Paul
The programming is stored in non-volatile memory. There are two AAA batteries used so the unit can keep track of time if the power fails.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Customer Reviews

8-Zone Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Bird ST8I controller is AWESOME! I wanted to thank Rain Bird for their excellent customer se... Rain Bird ST8I controller is AWESOME! I wanted to thank Rain Bird for their excellent customer service! I reached out to Rain Bird looking for the ST8O outdoor controller not yet available at my local Home Depot. Joe Valdez from Rain Bird customer service told me he would escalate my concerns and get back to me. To be honest I never expected to hear back from Rain Bird customer service again, and because I am impatient, I went back to Home Depot and repurchased the ST8I indoor controller along with an outdoor weather rated enclosure in lieu of the ST8O. One day later Joe from Rain Bird called me with good news and a option to purchase the ST8O unit I needed. I told Joe I had already repurchased the ST8I and a weather rated enclosure but that I was thankful and very impressed with Rain Birds willingness to help me. I had the entire system installed, programmed, and running, within 45 minutes. The set up was easy and straight forward and makes head adjustments and replacements very easy. I demoed the new controller for my neighbor and he was very interested in purchasing one as well. Thank you again Rain Bird for going the extra mile I will surely recommend Rain Bird to my neighbors and friends. PROS: Easy Installation and setup, control via my phone while I'm adjusting sprinkler heads simple on/off, controller is forward looking so if rain is forecast the amount of future watering is adjusted saving energy if you're on a well and saving precious water. CONS: The ST8O outdoor controller is not yet available so I had to purchase an ST8I with a weather rated enclosure. Ultimately not a con though just a new product that's flying off the shelf.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Program, Multiple Station Settings The Rain Bird 8-station timer was easy to install and program. One feature I really liked was that each station can be programmed to come on up to four times a day. You can set each day different or the entire week the same. The seasonal function was fairly straight forward as well. The location for this timer was far enough away from my wireless Wi-Fi hub that the signal was too weak to properly try out this function. However, it too appears to be easy to use and iy would be nice to monitor my sprinkler system remotely.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Bird still makes the best I've had my old sprinkler controller for 16 years and never had a problem with it. And it was a Rain Bird. Now that they have a WiFi model I was very excited to get it. I have an Android smart phone and downloaded their free app from Google Play and had it up and running quickly. I like the four Watering options. 1) Calendar days or intervals (for example, Monday, Wednesday and Friday) on which watering is allowed. 2) Custom Days -To schedule watering to occur on selected days of the week, 3) Odd Days -To schedule watering to occur on all odd calendar days (1,3,5...29 etc.), 4) Cyclic Days - To schedule watering to occur at intervals (every 2 days, or 3 days, etc.), There are 8 zones and each one can have its own duration or copied from another zone. I like to have my zones to run in order, but all can be turned on at the same time. I like to be able to use the app and turn each zone on in sequence as I walk around my property and watch and make sure all of the sprinklers are working correct.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product. This product lets you control your lawn irrigation system from your smart phone or tablet. It monitors weather conditions and alerts you if power has been interrupted or if your irrigation solenoids are defective. Changing watering schedules or watering manually is so easy, a caveman could do it. No more worries about watering schedules being lost or compromised by power outages. Time of day and day of week are controlled by the internet connection and you can monitor or adjust this device from anyplace with an internet connection via an app on your desktop. If you own an irrigation system, you need to buy this product.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves time when setting up lawn and garden I my small front yard lawn controlled with 2 zones, my bigger back yard controlled with 4 zones, and my garden drip system covered with 2 zones on the side of the house. Having this controller made all the difference because I was able to install and verify everything with the app on my phone, rather than run back and forth to the garage a million times shutting stations on and off. Even after I got things going, I wanted to fine-tune my watering settings, and troubleshoot a few garden drips, and this irrigation system allows you to do that. It was saved so much time, and it's so easy to understand and use.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Wifi will not stay connected so I contacted Customer Support. They walked me through the proc... The Wifi will not stay connected so I contacted Customer Support. They walked me through the process to connect the timer wifi to my home wifi. It never worked so they suggested going back to Home Depot to swap out the wifi module. Just got back from Home Depot and they have no inventory at any of the stores in the Plano Tx area. So I cannot swap it. Called customer support back and he reported that he could not mail me a replacement because it is exclusive to Home Depot. I sense a problem between Home Depot and Rainbird. They have any exclusive distribution agreement but they do not have stock!!
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I finally had to replace my 150 year old Hydro-Saver 7 mechanical timer. Well, it's not actually ... I finally had to replace my 150 year old Hydro-Saver 7 mechanical timer. Well, it's not actually 150 years old, but it was already antiquated when I bought my house 21 years ago. The Rain Bird was pretty much a swap. Apparently things haven't changed in the last 150 years as the wiring was exactly the same. Installation was straightforward -- just remember which color wires are for which zones. Take a picture of the old wiring first! After installation I had it networked in no time (I have both 2.4 and 5GHz networks running and the 5GHz signal does NOT interfere, as one reviewer said). The app made it simple to program and it works perfectly. I have finally joined the 21st Century.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wifi Irrigation timer Finally installed the new timer (got it during the winter and I wasn't about to start my irrigation system then), A very straight forward install. Direction were very basic, I would have like to seen a little more detail when it came to installing a rain sensor etc. Note: this is a "indoor" clock, so it must be mounted as such. If you plan to have it in your basement or garage, make sure the wifi strength is strong. Otherwise, it did everything that an irrigation clock should. Being able to access from the phone is a nice feature.
Date published: 2017-04-10
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