Model # ST8i-WIFI

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Rain Bird 8-Zone Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer
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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
$ 139 00 /each
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Product Overview

  • 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
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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Product Overview

  • 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
Model #: ST8i-WIFI
Sku #: 1001691710
Internet #: 206758969

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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 8-Zone Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer Outdoor Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller Gro 7 Zone Controller - Smart Sprinker - 7 Zone Sprinkler / Irrigation Controller - Wifi Enabled, Remote Access Smart Sprinkler Controller, Wi-Fi, 8-Zone 2nd Generation
Brand Rain Bird Rain Bird Scotts Rachio
Ratings (60) (14) (47) (437)
Number of Zones 8 8 7 8
Number of Programs 8 6 4 100
Included Mounting Hardware,Transformer Mounting Hardware,Transformer No Additional Items Included Transformer
Indoor/Outdoor Indoor Indoor/Outdoor Indoor Indoor/Outdoor
Features Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Electronic,Surge Protection Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Electronic,Surge Protection Electronic,Irrigated,Manual Bypass Electronic,Irrigated
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.5
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
6.75

Details

Back Battery Type
Alkaline
Color Family
Grays
Compatibility Type
Rain Sensor Compatible
Features
Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Electronic,Surge Protection
Hub Required
No hub connection available
Included
Mounting Hardware,Transformer
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Irrigation System Component
Controller/Timer
Mount Location
Wall
Number of Programs
8
Number of Start Times
3
Number of Zones
8
Power Options
Plug-in
Power Type
Plug-In
Program Type
Programmable
Remote Access
Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Returnable
90-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Wi-Fi
Smart Technology
Wi-Fi
Sprinkler Location
Above ground,Below ground
Sprinkler Type
Fixed,Pop-Up,Portable,Rotary
Timer Type
Digital
Timing Segments
1 hour,1 minute,10 minutes,15 minutes,30 minutes,45 minutes,5 minutes
Voice Control Hub Required
No Voice Control
Works With
Proprietary App

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
If a purchaser of any new Rain Bird consumer product becomes dissatisfied with it for any reason, he may return it to the retailer where it was purchased within a reasonable time for a full refund.

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.5
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
6.75

Details

Back Battery Type
Alkaline
Color Family
Grays
Compatibility Type
Rain Sensor Compatible
Features
Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Electronic,Surge Protection
Hub Required
No hub connection available
Included
Mounting Hardware,Transformer
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Irrigation System Component
Controller/Timer
Mount Location
Wall
Number of Programs
8
Number of Start Times
3
Number of Zones
8
Power Options
Plug-in
Power Type
Plug-In
Program Type
Programmable
Remote Access
Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Returnable
90-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Wi-Fi
Smart Technology
Wi-Fi
Sprinkler Location
Above ground,Below ground
Sprinkler Type
Fixed,Pop-Up,Portable,Rotary
Timer Type
Digital
Timing Segments
1 hour,1 minute,10 minutes,15 minutes,30 minutes,45 minutes,5 minutes
Voice Control Hub Required
No Voice Control
Works With
Proprietary App

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
If a purchaser of any new Rain Bird consumer product becomes dissatisfied with it for any reason, he may return it to the retailer where it was purchased within a reasonable time for a full refund.

Questions & Answers

How is this installed ? Ive never done this before how handy do you have to be ?

Asked by: Rick
Directions are fairly straight forward. Each control valve has a dedicated wire with a common ground. You should be ok, hard to screw up as long as you get the power hooked correctly and properly identify the wires going to the valves.
Answered by: Tsali
Date published: 2018-06-13

Why doesn’t it work when I set it on timer but it works manually does it have to do with something about the WiFi?

Asked by: Nano
If running as a stand alone controller (ie. without wifi) the controller should work when properly as a programmed unit as well as on manual. I purchased this wifi controller so I could adjust my watering parameters when not at home (mine is in my seasonal home in FL). I have personally had numerous problems with the wifi feature to the point that I have given up and rely on my lawn guy to keep me informed about the condition of my lawn (which isn't necessarily all that reliable). Of the the Rainbird guys point the finger at Comcast and Comcast points the finger back at Rainbird. The saving grace is that I don't seem to have problems with my internet connection while using my computer and even added a nearby wifi extender as suggested by Rainbird . . . which did not solve the issue. I'm guessing Rainbird has a firmware problem. Hopefully their listening !
Answered by: Dick
Date published: 2018-05-29

Does it work in outdoor?

Does it work in outdoor?
Asked by: Romx
I believe that Rain Bird has two models of this unit - one for indoor use, and one for outdoor use. As far as I can tell, the only difference is that the outdoor model has a door that covers the front of the unit, which probably just keeps it from the weather elements.
Answered by: Windsurfer
Date published: 2018-05-28

Does it has battery backup function?

Does it has battery backup function?
Asked by: Paul
The unit has 2 AA batteries installed in it. I assume they are for maintaining the unit's settings (time, date, and your irrigation program) if the electricity fails. I doubt the small batteries would power the solenoid valves to actually run your irrigation program when there isn't any electricity during that time.
Answered by: Windsurfer
Date published: 2018-05-28
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Customer Reviews

8-Zone Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 60.
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 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 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 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 Don't buy this The main reason to buy a wifi controller is to control a device from your celllphone anywhere in the world. This device cannot do this. This device can only be controlled when you are at home in your wifi zone. It cannot connect when away from home on a cell phone. The rainbird website says it can be controlled from "anywhere in the world" but I called customer service twice and both times I was told it was not designed to work this way. When I challenged them, they actually got angry and told me I wasn't listening to them. I don't understand the good reviews that state it works as advertised. Now I'm angry because of all the wasted time installing and uninstalling and returning this thing. DON'T BUY
Date published: 2017-07-04
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 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 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
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