WX8 Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller with EVIE Sensor

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Powered by Holman Home, the WX8 8 Station Wi‑Fi Irrigation Controller with EVIE Sensor is the ultimate way to control your irrigation from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with existing irrigation systems, the WX8 connects up to 8 solenoid valves for free and easy control, anywhere on the globe. With an added rain sensor, the Evaporative Intelligent Eco Sensor automatically adjusts your watering schedule based off your climate conditions.

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To Solenoids24V AC 50/60Hz. 0.5 amp max
Input240V AC 50/60Hz
Output24AC, max. 1 amp
Rain SensorYes
Master Valve / Pump relayCompatible
Start Times3 per zone
Zone Run Timeup to 3hr 59min
Wi-Fi2.4GHz network
Electrician RequiredNo
Warranty3 Years
WaterMark ApprovalYes


User Guide

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Quick Setup Guide

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Holman Home Guide

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Wiring your WX8 Controller

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EVIE Sensor Guide

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How do I set up my WX8 Irrigation Controller for daylight saving time?

The WX8 internal clock does not adjust to daylight saving time automatically.

To ensure the WX8 waters Starts A, B & C at the correct time, simply open the WX8 user interface on the Holman Home app and it will synchronise the current phone time to the WX8.

Synchronising the current phone time to the WX8 is done to ensure the WX8 will have the correct time even if its connection to the internet is down — it will run the scheduled Starts with no issue. It protects your watering times and your garden.

If your location uses daylight saving time then your irrigation controller may water one hour before or one hour after the time you have set the Starts to run.

Note: Daylight saving time in Australia begins the first Sunday in October and ends on the first Sunday in April.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Adam Long (Perth, Australia)
Wifi system, so glad I got this one

My old system display went (old complicated rainbow system)
Decided first to go for the simple, cheap system as lest to go wrong and those wifi smart devices are usually pretty glitchy.

BUT my sister talked me into the wifi setup and man alive;
a) easier to setup than any google device,
b) So good to be able to turn system on and off when not even home and c), just cleaning and working on system (bore) and to be able to swithc on and off as I work on them right at sprinkler itself is so good, much quicker and easier!
5 outa 5 for me

Nim (Brisbane, Australia)
Great Product

I bought WX8 to replace my old irrigation controller ( different brand). So I wasn't required to change the existing wiring or valves. WX8 perfectly fit with the size of the old one.It is easy to install and connect to wifi.EVIE controller working well. As I'm in North Queensland with high rainfall area, EVIE controller is very useful and it saves water. There only few issues I'd like to highlight. No screws comes with it. 9v battery location is loose, would be good to have designated place for the battery.In the app, smart options gives options to on/off individual station, however it doesn't show timer ( off timer).

Andrew Knox (Adelaide, Australia)
Simple commonsense

To be able to adjust watering schedules and times from anywhere, anytime, no matter how far away from the base station just makes simple sense. Over the past 40 years I have had all manner of controllers, including blue tooth, and this is the easiest and most intuitive to operate. A simple decision really!

John (Sydney, Australia)
Very happy with Holman WX8 Irrigation controller

I purchased the Holman WX8 irrigation controller with the Evie rain sensor approx. 2 weeks ago. I was looking for something that I could source locally and had a history of longevity. Holman [the company] has been around for a longtime. I researched home irrigation extensively and decided to purchase the WX8 model. So far I have had this product meet all my needs. It is simple to use and program. I setup 4 zones and it is all working to my satisfaction. I hooked this unit to a rainwater tank via a pump, so the issues of high water pressure are not there, so I needed to be sure that a controller could handle this. I setup 4 micro valve solenoids to 13mm polytubing with no problems. These solenoids only operate garden bed sprinklers and pots. So the need for the larger 25mm units were not required. I decided not to add a master solenoid and so far no issues. Overall I am happy with the WX8 controller. Easy to install, operate and maintain (no real maintenance required). I am handy with tools and I used red wall plugs to secure the box in place. For me it was very easy. Operation and setup via the phone app was simple. You have to remember that you can only water (automatically) one zone at a time. In my instance not an issue. I only operate the unit from my smart phone, no real need to operate from the controller box.I have tested out the Evie rain sensor and it works. I wish there was a way to drain the water in the unit automatically. I will probably make the most of it when I am away from home (interstate). I recommend this unit to the home gardener.

Thomas French (Sydney, Australia)
Poorly thought out for a hard wire install.

Where to start?
No included screws or wall plugs for the install.

The lower screw location is offset from centre by 10mm, in what looks like some sort of after-thought, as the mains junction box obscures the centre/lower stand-off, leaving noway to install at that location. They've drilled the left/lower stand-off with an additional screw location (mentioned above) with no rear stand-off behind making it susceptible to cracking the housing.

Its no wonder they recommend installing in a dry location as there is very little thought gone in to keeping water/mosture out, particularly with a hard wire install.

The stand-offs are 4mm long, so If you're planning on upgrading from an old controller to this model and want to run your 8core retic cable behind the controller, be prepared to rebate your mounting surface or persist with a controller that is not flush and/or risk crushing the cable.

There is no ground terminal for the mains earth cable.

I could go on, but I've wasted enough time on this garbage.

Bruiser (Moana, Australia)
Top product

I was given the Bluetooth model for Christmas but realised I wanted a wifi unit.took it back and got this one.I had a couple of goes pairing it to my wifi and then out of frustration I followed the instructions and presto.awesome.
I had to do 2 firmware upgrades no problems so I have the latest software. I have named the zones and can give the garden a top up on those hot days without getting out of my chair.i reason I will save water as I can turn the unit off from anywhere if it looks like rain.
I haven’t used the Evie unit as I can easily tun it off when it is raining.I think it would be better to sell the unit without the Evie module
In summary awesome product and good for Adelaide summer

Scott Martin (Brisbane, Australia)
First one was unable to connect to WiFi, replacement is great!

Got off to a rough start after purchasing this from Bunnings. Could not get it to connect to the WiFi. After multiple calls to Holman, we determined it was faulty. Bunnings exchanged it without issue and the replacement connected perfectly first time. The app function is great and the master zone feature is excellent. The EVIE sensor is interesting - says wet but haven’t had much rain. Takes a while to evaporate. Will monitor it.
Overall good build quality and functional unit.
Only one star taken off for the initial faulty unit.

John Warren (Perth, Australia)
Great Product

I was looking for an affordable irrigation controller for summer and came across this Wi-Fi one at Bunnings. Definitely the cheapest on the market so I was sceptical. Wiring is easy as a normal controller and the setup through the phone was straightforward also. It does everything you expect from an irrigation controller but it has so many more functions when you dive down the smart automations. With this rain cup it just turns the watering off when it’s wet. This is awesome and an additional feature that I love.

Holman Home WX8 Wifi Irrigation Controller 7-day schedule

Holman Home Smartphone App
works with

Control your garden from anywhere in the world with Holman Home. The WX8 is built for Holman Home, allowing full control of up to 8× watering zones from anywhere the internet is available. Check your EVIE Sensor and watering status at any time.

3× Start Patterns
for Flexible Watering Schedules

Schedule your watering patterns exactly how you need them, with 3× starting patterns, 8× watering stations, and 7-day selection.

Holman Home watering zones
Holman Home WX8 Wifi Irrigation Controller start times

Manual watering controls with custom run durations

Run any start pattern or zone, right now, when you need it. Simply pick your configuration, set your watering duration, and tap DONE.

Holman Home WX8 wifi irrigation controller manual watering control
Holman Home WX8 Wifi Irrigation controller manual timer

Check the status, wherever you are

In the garden, at the office or even on the other side of the world. As long as you have internet access, you can check on the status of your watering schedules.

Holman Home status check WX8 Wifi Irrigation Controller
Holman Home anywhere on the globe


  • For use with smartphone or tablet running iOS or Android
  • Control with Holman Home, available on the App Store and Google Play
  • Connect via Wi-Fi through your home 2.4GHz network
  • Control up to 8 watering zones
  • Schedule up to 3 different run times, to then allocate to any zone
  • Multiple day selection options from 7-day week
  • Manual START/STOP controls available onboard the controller
  • Program to meet water restrictions *
  • Watering OFF function when EVIE Sensor detects water

* Programming abilities are subject to your local water authority — be sure to consult them for current watering restrictions.

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