MIYOS Hibernation

MIYOS Winterschlaf

The temperatures are getting colder and the garden is going into hibernation. Now is also the time for MIYO, the smart and fully automatic irrigation system, to think about hibernation. We have summarized what you should pay attention to.

Plant lovers take final overwintering measures in late autumn, place their green roommates under cover, wrap pots and take important precautions to avoid frost damage. In order to get MIYO safely through the cold season, all mobile devices, i.e. sensors and valves, must be dismantled when the outside temperature reaches 4°C and stored indoors for the winter. Since they no longer receive solar charging, winter mode must be activated in the app in the settings of each irrigation area. This puts the devices into an energy-saving mode that lasts for many months without recharging. It is important that the devices go into hibernation well charged. Charging can occur before or after winter mode is activated. As soon as the sensor measures a temperature of 4°C, the MIYO app automatically reports a warning that the time has come for winterization. At a temperature of 0°C, an additional error message indicates that sensors and valves really need to be removed. 

How to prepare for winter mode?

Give the devices plenty of sun. When temperatures are above zero, MIYOs can also be charged in winter mode if this was previously not possible due to weather conditions, for example.

How do I deactivate MIYOS sensors before winter?

First, winter mode must be activated in the app for each irrigation area. Then carefully pull the floor sensor out of the ground. The soil sensor should be stored in dry conditions and at temperatures above zero during the winter months.

How do I deactivate MIYOS valve before winter?

The first step is to turn off the water supply to the garden and dismantle the valve. Then activate winter mode in the app for each watering area. But be careful, this will open the valve! The device should then be stored dry and at temperatures above zero.

How to deactivate MIYOS Cube before winter?

When MIYOS valves and sensors are powered for the winter and all circuits are in winter mode, the cube can simply be disconnected from its power supply. All settings remain stored locally even without power supply.

After MIYO has supplied the beloved plants with water as needed and sustainably throughout the summer, the rest phase in winter is well-deserved. The cold season is also ideal for thinking about individual garden design and developing new ideas for the coming season. We at MIYO are of course still available to answer any questions about fully automatic irrigation, regardless of the weather, and are working on ever better solutions for a smart garden.

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