Controller. Any Installation.
A member of the popular ESP family of controllers, the ESP-LX
Modular can fit the specification from a residential installation
to a high-end commercial installation. The large display and
intuitive programming sequence make this the most user-friendly
controller in its class. The spacious cabinet and quickconnect
terminal locations make installation a snap. Features like
the Contractor Default™ program with restore timer and
hotswappable modules (that's right, no need to power down!)
make service calls more efficient and earn you more money by
taking less time!
Install it, set the program and walk away with confidence.
No other controller matches the ESP-LX Modular for flexibility,
reliability and ease of use.
Perfect for residential sites or add four- or eight-station
modules—without powering down— and tap into advanced
programming features for commercial installations.
Designed to virtually eliminate callbacks with power outage
protection and robust circuitry that withstands surges.
Easy to Use
Proven technology, industry-leading Extra Simple Programming
and large display to make programming a snap.
Flexible Programming Options Include:
Programmable Valve Delay
Sensor Override by Station
Master Valve by Station
Calendar Day Off
Total Program and Valve Run Times
Contractor Default™ (Backup Program) with restore timer
lets you save a customized default program that can be recalled
automatically up to 90 days later.
This allows a temporary schedule for new seed or a fast fix if someone accidentally
changes the settings.
Seasonal Adjustment by Program or Month enables automatic cutbacks in water amounts
during cool weather or increases during hot weather.
Four Programs Slide Switch allows for easy program selection and reduces programming
errors. Four independent programs (A, B, C, and D-drip), with eight start times
each allow mixed irrigation applications in a single controller.
Large Display and Extra Simple Programming with self-prompting display in multiple
languages makes programming fast and easy; Program Review lets you confirm program
Enhanced Diagnostic Feedback™ with externally visible light and text message
alerts users of conditions that may prevent an irrigation schedule from running;
RASTER™ Wiring Test quickly diagnoses field wiring, and solenoid problems.
Removeable Battery- Programmable Panel allows for convenient programming prior
to installation with a 9V battery.
Dedicated Sensor Terminals with 24 VAC Power Connection enable users to easily
connect a sensor for maximum water efficiency. Sensor bypass switch allows the
user to override an active sensor. Sensor override function allows the user to
override an active sensor by station.
8-Station Base Model can be expanded up to 32 stations with hot-swappable modules
in four- or eight-station increments without powering down.
Heavy-Duty Locking Cabinet with an internal junction box is spacious for a clean,
Program Protection maintains irrigation schedule in non-volatile memory for 100
years and the time/date with a lithium battery for ten years during a power outage.
Compatible with the Rain Bird IQ™ Central Control System.
365-day calendar with leap year intelligence for one-time date and time setting.
Five cycle modes (CUSTOM, CYCLICAL, ODD, ODD31, or EVEN) selectable by program
for maximum flexibility and watering restriction compliance.
Calendar-Day-Off option to set any day of the month as a non-watering day for
all programs (in any cycle mode) accommodates special occasions and unique watering
User-selectable languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
and Chinese (optional).
Programmable rain delay enables system to stay off for a specified period with
Readily accessible manual watering function (right on the dial!) to operate a
single valve, several valves, or an entire program. Manual watering operation
will not alter the programmed watering schedule.
Programmable Valve Delay to allow for water well recovery or time for slow-closing
valves to turn off.
Cycle+Soak™ by station allows total irrigation time to be split into usable
cycles, minimizing runoff.
Master valve/pump start circuit, programmable by station, for optimal irrigation
Station timing: 0 to 12 hours for all stations (0 to 120 minutes selectable in
1-minute increments; above 120 minutes selectable in 10-minute increments).
Automatic Starts: 8 start times per program on the quarter hour for up to a total
of 32 start times per day if using all four programs.
Independent programming schedule options variable per program: CUSTOM day-of-the-week,
ODD day watering, EVEN day watering, and variable day cycle from 1 to 31 days.
Width: 14.32 in. (36,4 cm)
Height: 12.69 in. (32,2 cm)
Depth: 5.50 in. (14,0 cm)
Input required: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz
(International models: 230 VAC ± 10%, 50Hz; Australian Models: 240 VAC ± 10%,
Output: 26.5 VAC 1.9A
Power back-up: Lithium coin-cell battery maintains time and date while nonvolatile
memory maintains the schedule
Multi-valve station capacity: Up to two 24 VAC, 7VA solenoid valves per station
plus a master valve
Rain Bird ESP-MC
The power of an advanced water-management tool in an easy-to-use
package. The ESP-MC is a commercial-duty controller for the
basic or sophisticated user.
Features and Benefits:
12-hour watering duration for any or all
stations to aid in drip compatibility.
Four independent programs, with eight start times each, allow
mixed irrigation applications in a single controller.
Two master valve terminals, one programmable by station, to
provide better irrigation control.
Programs can overlap to maximize hydraulic efficiency and minimize
365-day calendar with leap year intelligence for one-time date
and time setting.
Event-Day-Off option to set any day of the month as a non-watering
day for all programs.
Programmable rain delay enables system to stay off for up to
99 days with auto-restart.
Upgradable to MAXICOM® satellite.
Independent day cycle by program.
Water budget by program provides adjustments from 0 to 300%
in 1% increments (up to a maximum run time of 16 hours).
Rain Bird's exclusive Cycle+Soak™ by station allows the
total station run time to be split into usable cycles, minimizing
puddling and runoff.
Programmable-Delay-Between-Stations provides time for water
well recovery, or time for slow-closing valves to turn off completely.
Manual watering by station or program.
Sensor inputs and override switch with LED to indicate when
irrigation is suspended by the sensor.
Non-volatile, 100-year memory holds program, date, and time
during power outages.
Diagnostic circuit breaker identifies electrical shorts, provides
a "FAULT" message on the LCD screen, skips shorted
stations, and continues irrigation cycle.
Rapid Station Test Routine (RASTER™) enables the controller
to diagnose and troubleshoot field wiring, solenoid, and controller
problems quickly and easily.
Mounting plate and mounting bracket provide fast, secure, vandal-resistant
Surge protection, backed by a 3-year lightning warranty, makes
the controller reliable and robust under extreme field conditions.
Quick-connect terminal strip for fast installation.
Universal remote ready: includes pre-installed connectors for
addition of remote products.
Heavy-duty transformer for simultaneous operation of up to nine
24VAC, 7VA solenoids.
Removable, battery-programmable front panel for the convenience
of both programming instruction and programming prior to installation.
Seven Program Solid State Controllers
Advanced stand-alone irrigation management. The Rain
Bird IM is the most flexible, full featured irrigation
management system available in a stand-alone package.
It offers features that maximize water conservation,
it provides the flexibility to manage all aspects of
your changing landscape, and it makes programming and
operation easy. All of these advanced features are
packaged in a reliable controller designed for rugged
use and long life.
Features and Benefits:
Seven grouped programs with up to eight start times
Optional independent station control
Program by volume, ET or time
14-day custom, cyclical or odd-even programming
Standard or looping program start times
365-day calendar with leap year intelligence
All programs are selectable as irrigation, drip or
24-hour run time per station: 1 second to 24 hours
Over 50 user-defined setup options
WATER CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
Automatic shutdown when open valves exceed the defined
Optional programming using evapotranspiration (ET)
value to automatically calculate run times based on
Cycle+Soak™ by station allows total irrigation
run time to be split
into usable cycles, minimizing
Water usage logs based on actual or estimated flows
Maximum flow limit to prevent hydraulic overload
Programmable delay between stations and delay between
master valve and station
Water budget by program provides adjustments from 0-999%
in 1% increments
Rain delay up to 99 days
Usage log which records your choice of station starts,
programming changes and/or alarm conditions
12-48 stations, upgradeable in four-station modules
3-12 sensors, switched or pulse inputs, upgradeable
in increments of three
Three levels of password protection of setup and programming
Large 15 line by 53 character backlit LCD display
Graphics make it simple to view calendars and monitor
Projected schedule shows what stations will run and
Easy-to-read table shows what happens when changes
Run times programmed in mm:ss or hh:mm
Convenient copy and paste command
Operator-selectable languages: English, Spanish and
Note: All models also available in 50Hz, 230 VAC
Note: Future upgrades will plug into the existing architecture.
Simultaneous operation of up to eight stations plus
three master valves
Three master valve terminals are programmable by station
Up to 12 sensor inputs, pulse or switched sensors,
which can be assigned to cancel or interrupt irrigation
Test programs for each station as well as recording
the water flows and electrical current draw (Amps)
Pause and resume operations for use during maintenance
Choice of resuming programs in progress or where interrupted
Heavy-duty surge protection with both relays and MOVs
on each field wire circuit
Diagnostic circuit breaker shuts down short circuits
while continuing to run operable stations
10-year nonvolatile memory for program and clock
Self-contained internal electrical junction box
Input required: 115 VAC +/- 10%, 60Hz (also available
as 230 VAC +/- 10%, 50Hz)
Output: 24 VAC
Overload, backup fuse: 3.0 Amp SLO-BLO
UL, CSA, CE, TUV, NEC Class 2, FCC Class A and C-Tick
NEMA-4 rated weatherproof cabinet
Upgrade Modules and Accessories:
Four-station upgrade module
Three switched sensor (e.g. rain shutoff) upgrade module
Three pulse sensor (e.g. flow meter) upgrade module
16-station housing and back plane
The Rain Bird IM is available with up to 48 stations
and 12 sensors in one compact cabinet.
Width: 15 3/4" (40,0 cm);
Height: 17" (43,2 cm)
Depth: 8 3/8" (21,3 cm)