Stop leaks in a minute or less.
Only cutting-edge Rachio Wireless Flow Meter technology monitors outdoor water-use, halts costly leaks and protects landscapes from damage.
Works exclusively with long-range Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller technology.
Reveal the true picture of outdoor water use.
Revolutionary Wireless Flow Meter technology pairs seamlessly with Rachio 3 and the Rachio App to uncover patterns or problems in the pipes below.
Measure with Accuracy
Identify Flow Problems
The Rachio Wireless Flow Meter detects leaks with highly-accurate Vortex technology and instantly alerts at the first sign of trouble. If a high-flow leak is identified, Rachio removes the affected zone from queue, continuing the rest of the watering schedule as usual.
How the Wireless Flow Meter Works.
The Wireless Flow Meter is installed between the backflow preventer and valve box, then it will automatically pair with the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller.
As each zone is watered, the Wireless Flow Meter learns the baseline flow rate. If a leak is detected, Rachio will instantly send an alert and shut down the affected zone.
State-of-the-art Vortex technology measures flow rates with accuracy - down to the gallon per zone. Designed with no moving parts, this streamlined technology withstands winterization and continuous use without maintenance or repair.
Professional installation recommended.
Rachio had made meter installation easier than ever before for professionals. Explore our installation overview, pre-install shopping list and requirements.
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Wireless Flow Meter Technical Specifications
In the box
Rachio Wireless Flow Meter
Plastic battery cover
2 AA batteries
Pairing & Calibration Requirements
Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (not compatible with Rachio Generation 1 or Generation 2 controllers)
iOS or Android compatible device
iOS 10.3+ or Android 4.4+ (subject to change)
- Compatible Pipe Material:
Copper, PVC, PEX or SDR9 poly.
- Pipe Length:
Length requirements vary by installation type. Visit rachio.com/flow to make sure your pipe is compatible.
- Pipe Size:
¾” or 1” in diameter (pipes greater than 1” in diameter are not recommended)
Fittings matched to pipe size (not included with the Wireless Flow Meter)
2.4 or 5 GHz wireless network signal available at controller installation location
Installation site must be within 300 feet of an installed Rachio controller.
Rachio Wireless Flow Meter is intended for outdoor water use only
Size and Weight
6" x 2.5" x 3.25"
Two AA batteries
Approximately 2 years with normal use
- Flow Range:
.5 - 25.0 GPM
- Burst Pressure:
- Pressure Loss at 20 GPM:
Extended 4-year warranty with Pro installation
- Data Transmission:
LoRa® wireless network
330 ft (100 m) open air
- External Interface:
Indicator light for pairing with Rachio 3 Smart Controller
- Operating Temperature:
32F to 120F; freeze-proof with no water in the system
Weatherproof; submersible to 3.3 ft (1 m) of water, no additional enclosure needed
Winterize system without removing flow sensor