PAR+ES Sat Decoder Controller

The PAR+ES Sat Decoder combines the features and benefits of a satellite controller with those of a decoder system. The resulting advantages for the user include:

  • Easy Installation
  • Reduced Installation Costs
  • Easy Expansion


Simple to Install
1. Install the controller
2. Connect a decoder to the nearest wire path
3. Program controller with decoder address
Easy to Use and Troubleshoot
Uses up to 90 percent fewer wires than conventional hardwire systems
Built-in diagnostic tools
Compatible with all Rain Bird Golf Decoders
Simply attach new decoder to wire path
Operates as a standalone controller or add a Rain Bird Central Control System for greater control
Operates up to 72 decoder addresses


Station Capacity
72 decoder addresses, up to 16 solenoids operating simultaneously (60 Hz)
Standalone, two-wire, Link and Link with Radio
Electrical Input (50/60 Hz)
115 VAC Nominal 98 – 132 VAC
220 VAC Nominal 208 – 232 VAC
240 VAC Nominal 225 – 255 VAC
Electrical Output
26.5 VAC, 5.25 AMP
Station Load Capacity
Up to two (2) 24 VAC, seven (7) VA solenoids per station depending on decoder type.
Plastic Pedestal Dimensions
Width: 17" (43.2 cm)
Height: 34¾" (88 cm)
Depth: 21" (53.4 cm)
No limit with Rain Bird Central Control Systems. Six (6) automatic (12 start times each) and two (2) manual in standalone mode.
Water Budget
0 – 200% in 10% increments
Station Runtimes
1 – 120 minutes, in 1 minute increments
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch
Grounding Requirements
Less than 10 ohms
cULus [US and Canada], FCC Part 15b [US], CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B) [Canada], CE [European Union]
Maximum Wire Length Between Controller and Decoder
#12 AWG: Star Design: 3.8 miles (6.1 km), Loop Design: 15.2 miles (24.4 km)
#14 AWG: Star Design: 2.4 miles (3.8 km), Loop Design: 9.6 miles (15.2 km)
Maximum Wire Length Between Decoder and Rotor
456 ft (#14 AWG)
Maximum Wire Paths
Four (4), plus multiple branches per wire path

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