1 Rain+Birdt ESP-Me enhanced modular controller Advanced User Manual STATION HOUR MINUTES. 1 020. REMAINING. RUN TIME.. Symbols cc WARNING: You must use special precautions when valve wires (also known as station or solenoid CAUTION: Symbol is intended to alert the user to dd important instructions or conditions that could wires) are located adjacent to or share a conduit with other wires, such as wires used for landscape seriously affect irrigation effectivity or controller lighting, other low voltage systems or other high operation. voltage power. Be sure to separate and insulate all conductors carefully taking care not to damage wire gg DIAL: Symbol indicates that the user is required to insulation during installation.
2 An electrical short . turn the dial on the controller to the appropriate position in order to follow subsequent instructions (contact) between the valve wires and another as described in that section. source of power can damage the controller and create a fire hazard. bb NOTE: Symbol is intended to alert the user to important operating functionality, installation or bb NOTE: This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, maintenance instructions. sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience ee REPEAT: Symbol indicates that a repetition of and knowledge, unless they have been given previous steps or may be required in order to supervision or instruction concerning use of the continue or complete the controller programming appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
3 Process. Children should be supervised to ensure that they . SPECIAL FEATURE AVAILABLE: Symbol indicates do not play with the appliance. that a Special Feature is available for the dial position. For more details see the Special Features Disposal of Electronic Waste section of the Advanced User Manual. In compliance with European Directive 2002/96/. cc WARNING: Symbol alerts the user to the presence of electricity or electromagnetic energy which may CE and EURONORM EN50419:2005, this device constitute a risk of electric shock, radiation exposure must not be thrown away with houshold or other hazard. garbage. This device must be the object of an appropriate, selective removal procedure in order to Safety Information recuperate it.
4 Cc WARNING: Date and time are retained by a lithium battery which is to be disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Questions? cc WARNING: Use only Rain Bird approved accessory devices. Unapproved devices may damage controller In the USA or Canada call Rain Bird Technical Support at and void warranty. For a list of compatible devices 1-800-724-6247. go to: or visit our web site at II II ESP-Me Advanced User Manual Contents Contents Questions?..II Installation Check Box IV Installation 19. Gather Installation 19. Introduction Mount 19. Welcome to Rain Choose 19. The ESP-Me Remove Front 19. Controller 1. Remove 20. Station Expansion 2. Mount 20. Module 2. Connect 21. Controls and 2. Indoor 21. Programming Outdoor 21.
5 Controller 3. Station Expansion 22. Programming 3. Module 22. Display Install 22. Normal Operation Station 23. Auto Module 23. Wiring 24. Connect 24. Basic Operation Connect Master 24. Set Connect Pump Start 25. Set Connect Optional Rain Sensor Program (Wired or Wireless).. 26. Set Watering Start Set Rain Sensor to Active Set Station Run (after installing a rain sensor and removing Select Days to Water jumper wire on backplane).. 26. Introduction and Complete 27. Watering Optional Features By Day (Custom).. 8 Connect Optional 28. Advanced Remote 28. Odd 9. Even 9 Troubleshooting Cyclic 10 Battery 29. Reset 29. Advanced Options Error 29. Seasonal 11 Programming Errors (blinking LED).. 29. Delay 12 Electrical Errors (non-blinking LED).
6 29. Rain 12 Clearing Electrical Error 29. Manual Watering 13 Frequently Asked 30. Manual 13 Electrical Issues (solid LED illuminated).. 31. Manual 14. Total Run Time Calculator By 15. Test All 15. Special Features 16. List of Special 16. Delay Between 16. Set Master Valve By 17. Permanent Days 18. Bypass Rain Sensor For Any 18. Additional 18. III III ESP-Me Advanced User Manual Contents Check Box Contents a. e. a. ESP-Me Controller (outdoor model shown). b. User Manual . c. Quick Reference Guide/Programming Chart (inside controller door) f. d. Special Features Card(s) depending on model b. 120V.. e. Mounting Hardware (Wire nuts for outdoor unit only) ESP-Me ESP-Meenhanced enhancedmodular User Rapid modularcontroller Manual Start Manual controller f.
7 Grounded 120V Power Supply (indoor model only) Espa g. Door Keys (outdoor model only) . Fran c. g. d. IV IV ESP-Me Advanced User Manual Contents ll4 available programs (A,B,C,D) can be set to water on Introduction selected days of the week, odd or even calendar days, or custom intervals (cyclic) to provide flexibility and control Welcome to Rain Bird of irrigation schedules. Thank you for choosing the ESP-Me Modular Controller from Rain Bird. bb NOTE: Only one program can run at a time. ll6 start times for each program allow you to run the same For more than 70 years, the world's top irrigation contractors have chosen Rain Bird for the highest quality program several times a day. products and services available worldwide.
8 LlAutomatic alarm alerts indicate when problems such as shorted stations or if incomplete programming exists. The ESP-Me Controller llSeasonal Adjust quickly increases or decreases watering Your new Rain Bird controller is designed to provide duration based on seasonal weather conditions. Setting many years of advanced irrigation control. can be applied to a specific program or to ALL programs. The indoor model comes with a wall plug-in transformer Range is from 200% down to 5%. that can only be used for indoor mounting, while the llDelay Watering (Rain Delay) can prevent irrigation for up outdoor model comes with an internal transformer and to 14 days. After the period expires, it resumes scheduled lead wires for direct wiring to your power source.
9 The programming. outdoor model can be used either outdoor or indoor. llManual Water Station or Program allows immediate Controller Features watering of an individual station or an entire program. The ESP-Me Controller has a variety of advanced water llTest All Stations verifies proper operation of all the valves management features, including: in the system. llThe base unit comes standard with 4 stations and is llTotal Run Time Calculator By Program allows you to expandable up to 22 stations with 3 or 6 station modules. know what the watering duration will be by program llThe controller supports a master valve or pump start for one start time. Add up all program total run times to relay and a rain sensor.
10 Determine duration of the entire watering cycle. llSensor Bypass by Station allows you to set any station to ignore the rain sensor. llHot swappable modules means you don't have to FRI 830 AM disconnect the power source to install or remove a module. The following do not require a 9V battery to maintain: llDate and Time are maintained up to 10 years by an . internal Lithium battery. llPrograms and Settings are permanently stored in controllers non-volatile memory. 1 1 ESP-Me Advanced User Manual Introduction Station Expansion Modules Module Options Additional Station Modules can increase the number of Base Module Expansion Modules (included) (sold separately). available stations up to 22. The ESP-Me Controller comes standard with a base module that supports four stations.