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ESP-Me WiFi-Compatible Controllers

4-22 Station Modular Indoor or Outdoor Controller


* ESP-Me WiFi compatible if built after November 2, 2016

With 4- to 22-station scalability, the ESP-Me helps you better serve your customers. Install the same controller on residential and light commercial sites -- the more stations you add, the more you save, providing you and your customers with more value for the money.

Best of all, you can upgrade existing ESP-Me installations by simply installing a new WiFi-compatible front panel and LNK WiFi Module, without having to replace the entire unit.

WiFi Connectivity
By simply plugging in a Rain Bird LNK WiFi Module (sold separately), users can access, operate and monitor their irrigation system from anywhere. Internet-based weather information is used to make daily adustments to the irrigation schedule, saving up to 30% in water. NOTE: WiFi-enabled front panel (sold separately) is necessary for WiFi connectivity in ESP-Me controllers built prior to Nov 2016

Tailored Watering Schedules
Extra Simple Programming makes it easy for your crew to meet each landscape’s unique needs. With the controller up and running faster than ever before, you’ll get more jobs done in less time.

Single-Controller Simplicity
Forget training crews to install different controllers. The ESP-Me can do it all, saving you valuable time and labor costs. The scalability of the ESP-Me and the choice of installing either 3- or 6-station modules mean more flexibility and a competitive edge. 

Delay Watering
Is Mother Nature doing the watering for you? Are you having a party and want to make sure the landscape is dry? Easily postpone irrigation for up to 14 days. Normal irrigation will resume automatically.

Bypass Rain Sensor by Station
Got a landscaped area under an eave or deck? Bypass the rain sensor for that station(s)—or for the entire landscape.

Seasonal Adjust by Program
When the seasons change, change with them. Reduce watering down to as little as 5 percent of your scheduled program times or increase it up to 200 percent. Apply to all programs or to each program individually.

Total Run Time Calculator by Program
Calculate the specific amount of time the controller is scheduled to run for a given program. Use it to ensure morning watering is finished before the family wakes up, or reduce your run time to comply with water restrictions. 

Short Detect/Programming Errors
The ESP-Me visually notifies you of electrical and programming issues with a bright red LED and scrolling messages across the LCD display.

One-Touch Watering
Need an easy way to turn on the system? The ESP-Me offers one-touch watering. With the dial in the AUTO position, just press and hold the right teardrop arrow button.

Contractor Default™
Prevent callbacks with Contractor Default™. Simply save your programs after setup. If the original watering schedule is overwritten in error, easily restore it in just two steps.

User-Friendly Rain Bird Design
Featuring vibrant colors, an intuitive dial and a bright LCD display, the new ESP-Me is easy on the eyes. And with legendary Extra Simple Programming and the Rain Bird reliability you trust, it’s the same easy setup, just better.

Three-year trade warranty.

North America Models (120VAC)


ESP4MEI
4-Station Indoor Controller



ESP4ME
4-Station Outdoor Controller


International Models

  • ESP4MEEUR-230V: Europe
  • ESP4MESA-230V: Central, South America
  • ESP4MEAMC-230V: Africa, Middle East, China
  • ESP4MEAUS-240V: Australia
    *Also available in 230VAC and 240VAC models

Expansion Modules


ESPSM3: 3 station module
Compatible with all
ESP Modular models



ESPSM6: 6 station module
Compatible with
ESP4ME and ESP4MEi only

 

Programming Recommendation

Rain Bird recommends that the maximum irrigation zone cycle time be less than the time required for runoff to begin and that there be adequate soak time before the next irrigation cycle of that same zone begins again.

 

Operating Specifications

  • Station timing: 1 minute to 6 hours
  • Seasonal Adjust; 5% to 200%
  • Max operating temperature: 149°F (65°C)

Electrical Specifications

  • Input required: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz
    (International models; 230/240 VAC ± 10%, 50/60Hz )
  • Output: 25.5 VAC 1A
  • Master Valve/Pump Start Relay
    Operating Voltage: 24VAC 50/60Hz
    Max Coil Inrush: 11VA
    Max Coil Holding: 5VA
  • Idle/Off power draw 0.06 amps at 120VAC
  • Power back-up not required. Nonvolatile memory permanently saves the current programming and a 10 year life lithium battery maintains the controllers time and date during power outages.

Certifications

  • UL, cUL, CE, CSA, C-Tick, FCC Part 15b, WEEE, S-Mark, IP24

Dimensions

  • Width: 10.7 in. (27,2 cm)
  • Height: 7.7 in. (19,5 cm)
  • Depth: 4.4 in. (11,2 cm)

ESP-Me Frequently Asked Questions

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