ESP-LXIVM Two-Wire Controller with Smart Valve Technology

Our most advanced irrigation controller offers fast and error-free installation, world-class diagnostics, and an updated version of the Industry’s favorite programming interface

Rain Bird’s newest 2-Wire Controller has many powerful new features like the Integrated Valve Module that stays in constant communication with the controller to provide efficient irrigation and advanced diagnostics. The ESP-LXIVM supports up to 60 stations standard or 240 stations with LX-IVM Pro. Up to four 2-Wire paths can be connected, plus flow sensing and advanced flow management tools that set new industry standards for state-of-the art water management.

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"The innovative breakthrough is in the Integrated Valve Module, which relays valve status back to the controller and provides real-time monitoring of valves." - IA
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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

Features

60-station capability standard expandable to 240 stations with LXIVM Pro Panel
Four available sensor inputs (one wired plus up to three on 2-Wire path) with override switch. Eight (Seven plus 1) for LX-IVM Pro
Five flow sensors supported (LX-IVM), Ten for LX-IVM Pro
Supported Field devices: IVM-SOL, IVM-OUT and IVM Smart Valves
Supports IVM-SEN sensor devices (flow sensing and weather sensor support) and IVM-SD surge devices (one per 500 feet of two-wire path or every 15 devices required)
Central Control capable with Rain Bird IQ Communications Cartridges and software
Six user-selectable languages
10 independent programs (LX-IVM) or 40 Programs (LX-IVM Pro)
Removable front panel is programmable under battery power
Compatible with Rain Bird Landscape Irrigation and Maintenance and Third Party Remotes
Plastic, locking, UV resistant, wall-mount case, Optional Metal and Stainless Steel Case & Pedestal
Water Management Features:
Learn Flow utility and flow usage totalizer help optimize water usage*
FloWatch™ protection for high and low fl ow conditions set by the user FloManager™ manages hydraulic demand, make full use of available water to turn on as many stations as possible without exceeding water supply and reducing the total time to complete irrigation cycles
SimulStations™ allows stations to operate at the same time; up to 8 with LX-IVM and 16 with LXIVM Pro
Cycle+Soak™ by station
Rain Delay up to 30 days
365-Day Calendar Day Off (up to 5 days)
Station Delay by program
Normally Open or Normally Closed Master Valves programmable by station; up to 5 with LX-IVM and 10 with LX-IVM Pro
Optional Weather Sensors are programmable by station to prevent or pause watering; up to 4 with LX-IVM and 8 with LX-IVM Pro
Seasonal Adjust by Program or by Month

Specs

Station timing: 0 min to 96 hrs
Program level and global Monthly Seasonal Adjust; 0% to 300% (96 hrs maximum station run time)
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
Diagnostic Features:
2-Wire Mapping: Maps the devices to corresponding wire paths in the controller to help quickly find and resolve issues
Self-Healing: Automatically detect “fixes” to wire path and splice issues and re-start irrigation without reliance on manual intervention
Two- Way Communication: with Intelligent Valve Modules (IVM) communication happens both ways enabling key features
Self-Shutoff : Once loss of power is detected, automatically shutoff valve to avoid leaks
Alarm light with external case lens
2-Wire diagnostics to simplify and expedite troubleshooting
Four isolated wire paths prevent full system failure under a single short
Trending 12-month electrical history reports and proactive action
Certifications:
cULus, CE, IPX4, UL, CUL, CSA, C-Tick, FCC Part 15
Environmental:
Operating temperature range: 14ºF to 149ºF (-10ºC to 65ºC)
Operating humidity range: 95% max at 40ºF to 120ºF (4ºC to 49ºC) in a non-condensing environment
Storage temperature range: -40ºF to 150ºF (-40ºC to 66ºC)
Optional Upgrade: IQ-NCC Network Communication Cartridge
Optional Upgrade: LXIVM Pro Panels (for regular 60 station controllers)
Electrical Specifications:
Power Supply Voltage: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz
Power back-up: Lithium coin-cell battery maintains time and date while nonvolatile memory maintains the schedule
Simultaneous operation of up to eight (IVM) or sixteen (IVM Pro) Stations plus any corresponding master valves

Dimensions

14.32”W x 12.69”H x 5.50”D (36.4 x 32.2 x 14.0 cm)

Model Comparison

ESPLXIVM: Domestic Version 120VC
ESPLXIVMP: Domestic Version (Pro) 120V
IESPLXIVM: International Version 230V
IESPLXIVMP: International Version (Pro) 230V
ILXIVMEU: European Version 230V
ILXIVMPEU: European Version (Pro) 230V
ILXIVMAU: Australian Version 230V
ILXIVMPAU: Australian Version (Pro) 230V
Accessories:
IQ-NCC: Network Communication Cartridge for ESP-LX Series Controllers
PSR110-IVM: 110V Pump Start Relay
PSR220-IVM: 220V Pump Start Relay
IVM Field Devices:
LXIVMSOL: DC latching solenoid that Interfaces with LX-IVM to control station valves and master valves (PEB, PESB, PGA, EFB-BP and BESP Valves)
LXIVMOUT: Interfaces with LX-IVM to manage 3rd party valves and external gear such as pump stations
LXIVMSEN: Interfaces with LX-IVM to control weather sensors or flow sensors
LXIVMSD: IVM-SD provides surge protection on the 2-Wire path (One every 500ft or 15 field devices)

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