Give customers a single app experience with the Rachio Total Control 2.0 URC Module. Featuring complete two-way integration, this module will accelerate device control into the main user interface. Add enhanced automation integration with Two Way Module Commands and Device Events that trigger on state changes in real-time.
- Stop and Start watering
- Enable / Disable Standby Mode
- Pause Zones
- Zone Quick Run
- Rain Delay
- Device Standby Status
- Zone Status
- Rain Delay Status
- Rain Sensor Detection Status
All custom graphics are included with the module.
Importing the module:
The .tcm2 module is imported into Accelerator using the import function found under File > Import TCM Files. Navigate to the .tcm file and choose Open. Next choose to import the module.
You will see a confirmation of the module. Click Import then restart the Accelerator program. If you do not restart the module will not be available in the project.
Add module to project:
Click on Step 4. Add Other Devices in the top bar. You will find Rachio in My (1) – IP Database (2) – AUX (3). Select the Rachio model and then click Add Selected Module (4).
Make sure that under section 8. Select 2-Way Modules for Network Remotes/Keypads (5) that there is a check box that says BlackWire_Rachio Main Functions and that the box is checked. If not go back and import the module again and make sure to restart Accelerator after.
Under Step 6 Network Setup click on Non URC Device. Then enter in an IP address for the Rachio. This is a fake IP and not the actual units IP. We recommend using 0.0.0.1
Rachio API Key Step 1:
Go to rachio.com and click on log in or go to https://app.rach.io/
Log into the customers account and then click the account Icon on the top right
Rachio API Key Step 2:
At the bottom of the page you will see blue text that says GET API KEY
Rachio API Key Step 3:
A pop up will appear with a long set of numbers. Click the copy button on the far right or copy the text manually.
Setting up the module:
Go to Step 11 3rd Party 2-Way Settings then click on Two Way Module Settings. Choose Rachio from the drop down menu.
You will need 2 things to make this module work
- A license key from BlackWire
- Rachio API Key (which you got from the last step)
Note: When you buy your Rachio hardware from BlackWire you get a free license key.
On the bottom right under System Parameter Information you will add the License key after the = sign and then scroll down and add the API key. There is also a property for Quick Run where you will set the time for quick run watering when you select it from the interface. IE 5 = 5 minutes.
If there is more than 1 Rachio unit on the account you will set the System Name otherwise leave this blank.
Accelerate and Download:
Now it is time to accelerate. You will need to Accelerate Step 10 and also Step 12 and download to the system. The device will populate in the settings menu of the room that it is located in at the system tree.
In Step 12. Macro Editing you can select 2-Way Module Commands from the toolbar to access programming commands. With these commands you can program in common control functions into your URC macros.
In Step 12. Macro Editing under Edit Automation Macros you can create Device Events that will trigger macros whenever Rachio reports the chosen state change.