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ESP-LX Series Controllers Brochure - English
ESP-LX Series Controllers Brochure - Spanish
ESP-LX Series Controllers Brochure - French
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ESP-LX Series Controllers Brochure - Italian
ESP-LX Series Controllers Brochure - Portuguese
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ESP-LXD 2-Wire Decoder System Design Guide

ESP-LXD 2-Wire Decoder Installation & Troubleshooting Guide

ESP-LXD Troubleshooting Pocket Guide (mobile phone version)

ESP-LXD Troubleshooting Pocket Guide (desktop/laptop version)

Tech Specs, English (PDF: 519 KB)
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Longhorn Village Site Report (PDF: 79 KB)
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ESP-LXD Controller Manual, English
ESP-LXD Controller Manual, Spanish
ESP-LXD Controller Manual, French
ESP-LXD Controller Manual, German
ESP-LXD Controller Manual, Italian
ESP-LXD Controller Manual, Portuguese

Programming Guide, English, US Letter format
Programming Guide, English, A4
Programming Guide, Spanish, US Letter format
Programming Guide, Spanish, A4
Programming Guide, French, US Letter format
Programming Guide, French, A4
Programming Guide, German, US Letter format
Programming Guide, German, A4
Programming Guide, Italian, US Letter format
Programming Guide, Italian, A4
Programming Guide, Portuguese, US Letter format
Programming Guide, Portuguese, A4

ESP-LXD Troubleshooting

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Alarm light on the controller front panel illuminated?

Turn dial to Auto and press Alarm button to view Alarm messages.
- Alarm message: Program will not auto run. Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System. Select Program Summary to view missing programming information.
- Alarm message: Short Detect Mode. Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System and select 2-Wire Diagnostics.
- Alarm message:  No Decoder Module. Check module. Remove and reseat module.
- Alarm message:  Flow Alarm. Turn dial to Flow Smart Module - Module Status and select View Flow Alarms to view flow alarms. Select Clear Flow Alarms to clear flow alarms.
- Alarm message: Duplicate Decoder Address. Turn dial to Setup Wizards, select decoder with duplicate address and change to the correct address.

Why does the controller report that the 2-Wire Path is Off?

Turn dial to Off.  Select 2-Wire Path button and press On.

When I program station run times, why does the screen say “No Decoder Address”?

Turn dial to Setup Wizards and select Station Setup.  Complete the setup wizard, entering a decoder address for each station.

One of my four 2-wire paths has been cut/damaged. How do I continue using the valves on my other 2-wire paths while I fix the cut/damaged 2-wire path?

Disconnect the damaged 2-wire path from the decoder module terminal strip and leave the other 2-wire paths connected.

The controller reports the Short Detect Mode is on due to a short on one of my 2-wire paths. How do I figure out which of my 2-wire paths has the short?

Disconnect all the 2-wire paths. The controller will exit the Short Finding Mode.  Reconnect one 2-wire path at a time and monitor the controller display. When you add the 2-wire path that is shorted, the controller will automatically turn on the Short Finding Mode.

Why is the lower light on a decoder module(s) not illuminated?

The Decoder Module has detected a 2-wire path short and is in Short-Finding Mode.  Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System and select 2-Wire Diagnostics.

The controller reports that a weather sensor is preventing or pausing watering. How can I determine the status of my weather sensors?

Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System. Select Weather Sensor Status to see the status of all Weather Sensors.

I need to repair a valve on my system but I have a Normally Open Master Valve. How do I turn of the Master Valve?

Turn dial to Off.  MV Off follow directions to manually close the Normally Open Master Valve.

Why are valves operating on the wrong dates/times?

- Date/time is not set correctly. Turn dial to Set Current Date, Set Current Time and set current date/time.
- Unknown Start Days/Times have been entered. Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System and select Program Review. Review the controller programming and remove any unwanted Start Days/Times.
- A Program Water Window has delayed watering. Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System and select Program Review. Review Programs. Change Program Water Window to allow all full program run time.

Why can't the controller turn on the valve(s)?

- Controller may not be wired correctly to the decoder or the decoder to the valve. Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System and select 2-Wire Diagnostics to test decoders, valve wires and solenoid.
- 2-Wire Path may be damaged/disconnected. Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System and select 2-Wire Diagnostics to test decoders.
- Decoder address may not be correct. Turn dial to Test All Stations / Check System and select 2-Wire Diagnostics to test decoders.

 

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