ESP-LXD Series 2-Wire Decoder Controllers

50 – 200 station capable 2-Wire Decoder Commercial Controller

The ESP-LXD controller has been designed to maintain the look, feel and ease of programming of the ESP-LXME controller but with an interface to a 2-wire path for decoder-based irrigation. The ESP-LXD controller can manage up to 50 stations but can easily be expanded for use with up to 200 stations. Flow Management is also built into every ESP-LXD controller.

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Compatible with IQ4: Allowing users to control/ monitor 1 to 1000s of controllers from their computer or mobile device
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Use this controller with IQ4 Central Control


Controller Features
50-station capability standard expandable to 200 stations with optional ESPLXD-SM75 modules  
Four available sensor inputs (one wired plus up to three decoder managed) with override switch  
Five flow sensors supported  
Supports SD-211TURF sensor decoders (flow sensing and weather sensor support) and LSP-1 line surge protectors (one per 500 feet of 2-wire path required)  
Central Control capable with Rain Bird IQ Communications Cartridges and software (see pg. 102)  
Advanced Features From Cycle+Soak™ to Contractor Default Program™, the ESP-LXD offers innovative features proven to cut installation expenses, troubleshooting time and water use  
Program backup and barcode decoder address entry with the optional PBCLXD  
Six user-selectable languages  
Removable front panel is programmable under battery power  
Plastic, locking, UV resistant, wall-mount case, Optional Metal and Stainless Steel Case & Pedestal  
Compatible with Rain Bird Landscape Irrigation and Maintenance Remote - Flow Smart Module™ factory installed or field upgradable  


Operating Specifications
Station timing: 0 min to 12 hrs  
Program level and global Monthly Seasonal Adjust: 0% to 300% (16 hrs maximum station run time)  
4 independent programs (ABCD): ABC programs stack, ABCD overlap  
Supported decoders: FD-101TURF, FD-102TURF, FD-202TURF, FD-401TURF, FD-601TURF
8 start times per program  
Program Day Cycles include Custom days of the week, Odd, Odd no 31st, Even, and Cyclical dates  
Manual station, program, test program
cULus [US and Canada], WaterSense (when upgraded with  ET Manager Cartridge) [US], CE [European Union], IPX4, RCM [Australia and New Zealand], Smart Approved WaterMark [Australia]
Electrical Specifications
Power Supply Voltage: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz (International models: 230 VAC ± 10%, 50Hz; Australian Models: 240 VAC ± 10%, 50Hz)  
Power back-up: Lithium coin-cell battery maintains time and date while nonvolatile memory maintains the schedule Multi-valve station capacity: up to 2 solenoid valves per station; simultaneous operation of up to eight solenoids and/or master valves
Multi-valve station capacity: up to 2 solenoid valves per station; simultaneous operation of up to eight solenoids and/or master valves
Dimensions (W x H x D)
14.32” x 12.69” x 5.50” (36.4 x 32.2 x 14.0 cm)

Model Comparison


  • ESP-LXD: 50-station, 120 VAC  
  • IESPLXD: 50-station for international markets, 230 VAC  
  • IESPLXDEU: 50-station for Europe, 230 VAC  
  • IESPLXDAU; 50-station for Australia, 240 VAC
  • Upgrade Options

  • IQ-NCC: Network Communication Cartridge
  • ESP-LXD-SM75: 75-station module
  • Accessories

  • FD-TURF: 2-wire decoders   
  • SD-211TURF: 2-Wire Sensor Decoder (SD-210TURF was discontinued on Jan 1st, 2023)   
  • LSP1TURF: 2-wire line surge protection   
  • DPU-210: 2-wire decoder programming unit   
  • IQ-NCC: Network Communication Cartridge for ESP-LX Series Controllers  
  • TRALXM120V: Replacement Transformer (120v)
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