The Rain Bird ET Manager Cartridge easily upgrades the ESP-LXD Controller or ESP-LXME Controller to an ET/Weather-based irrigation smart controller. The ET Manager Cartridge uses the same Weather Reach™ signal as the Rain Bird ET Manager (ETMi).
The ET Manager Cartridge saves water by making real-time adjustments to the irrigation schedule based on hourly weather information. Additionally, by eliminating the need to travel to controller sites to make adjustments or programming changes, the ET Manager Cartridge contributes to significant labor savings.
The ET Manager Cartridge is ideal for high-end residential and light commercial applications. The ET Manager Cartridge is easily installed in any ESP-LX controller with minimal need for tools or wiring
ET Manager Cartridge incorporates a rain gauge input, for optional local rain fall measurement. Rain Bird offers the ETM-RG tipping bucket rain gauge as an accessory to the ET Manager Cartridge. The tipping rain gauge is an ideal complement to the ET Manager Cartridge, this electronic gauge accurately measures rain to 1mm per tip, reducing run-off from over-watering and avoiding landscape damage. The rain gauge is durable, weatherproof, and resists UV and extreme temperatures. Measurements per tip are accurate, with a maximum +/- 2% deviation. Each gauge includes a 30’ cable.
Rain Bird offers a remote mounting kit, ETMRMK, so that the antenna can be remotely mounted to improve signal reception or remotely locate the antenna to prevent vandalism. The kit contains a 30’ (9,1 m) cable, connector and junction box. The cable must be installed in conduit for outdoor applications.
The Rain Bird ET Manager Programming Software (ETMPS) uses your personal computer to simplify ET Manager programming. This application allows the user to transfer ET Manager Scheduler settings directly from the PC to an ET Manager Cartridge via a USB cable. Additional functions of the ET Manager Programming Software:
Weather Reach™ Signal providers are available in the US and Canada. Visit the WRSP page to find a local signal provider. For more information contact the ET Manager ™ hotline at 1-877-351-6588.
Tech Specs (PDF: 385 KB)
ESP-LX Series Brochure (PDF: 1.2 MB)
ETC-LX Manual - English (PDF: 4.4 MB)
ETC-LX Manual - Spanish (PDF: 4.3 MB)
Water Savings (PDF: 1.5 MB)
Specification Guide (PDF: 7.3 MB)
Case Study: ExactET (PDF: 1.5 MB)
Site Report: Royal Vista Apartments (PDF: 1.5 MB)