Rain Bird ESP-SMT-EUPG Upgrade Kit, Includes Tipping Rain Sensor.
**Upgrade kit to convert existing ESP Modular into ESP-SMTe. Applies to ESP-Modular Controllers manufactured after April 2005.
Every sprinkler controller claims to be precise and to have advanced features which set it apart from others, however the problem with most controllers is that they are difficult and/or confusing to setup and control. Knowing that user interfaces for controllers had been traditionally intimidating to some customers Rain Bird set out to implement a new controller design which they named Extra Simple Programming (ESP). Additionally, Rain Bird ESP controllers enjoy the accuracy of weather-based control and an ability to expand up to 22 zones.
Today- more than ever- it is important to be water conscious, whether you live in an area of the country where regulations and policies restrict water use because it seems inevitable that water restrictions will soon encroach upon all parts of the country whether we like it or not. What sets a good company apart from a great one is the ability and desire to take a weakness and turn it into a strength and an advantage.
Rain Bird ESP controllers were the first controller made by a full-line manufacturer to earn the EPA's WaterSense label, which indicates that it is at least 20 percent more efficient than other controllers.
All Models of the Rain Bird ESP-SMTe controller are EPA WaterSense Approved.
ESP-SMT-EUPG Upgrade Kit Features & Benefits
- Instant rainfall shut-off and useable measurement
Most rainfall sensors, which are available for many sprinkler controllers, merely shut off the watering function of the sprinkler system during the physical rainfall and restore function as soon as the rain has stopped falling. But shouldn't a "smart" controller take in to account the amount of rainfall and adjust for it!? YES, and the ESP-SMTe does just that! By comparison, the ESP-SMTe not only stops watering during rainfall, it measures instantaneous rainfall amounts, determines the amount of moisture received and calculates the precise amount to adjust your watering schedule helping you to prevent unnecessary irrigation leading to wasted water and an unhealthy lawn.
- The proven accuracy of weather-based scheduling
For over 25 years Rain Bird has led the industry with innovative and intelligent designs for golf courses. The new line of ESP-SMTe controllers are simply a less expensive less complex reflection of those designs. By borrowing key aspects of those golf course kits Rain Bird has developed an affordable controller designed for the home market able to offer industry-leading precision and sophistication. The ESP-SMTe brings Rain Bird's famous dependability and renowned feature set to the home market at a price that won't break the bank.
- Expandable modular design
The Rain Bird ESP-SMTe can grow with your landscape, easily expanding from 4 stations up to 22 stations with the addition of optional hot-swappable expansion modules.
- Zone-specific water calculations
Tired of boring controllers with monochrome displays and boring designs? The ESP-SMTe is NOT all brains it’s got style! Vibrant colors, an intuitive dial and a bright LCD display give the new ESP-Me swagger. Good looks, serious smarts and cutting edge technology…what more can you need!?
- User-Friendly Rain Bird Design
Tired of boring controllers with monochrome displays and boring designs? The ESP-SMTe is NOT all brains it’s got style! Vibrant colors, an intuitive dial and a bright LCD display give the new ESP-Me swagger. Good looks, serious smarts and cutting edge technology….what more can you need!?
- Three-year trade warranty
Manuals and Literature
Controller Dimension Specifications
Controller Electrical Specifications
- Width: 10.7 in. (27,2 cm)
- Height: 7.7 in. (19,5 cm)
- Depth: 4.4 in. (11,2 cm)
- Input required: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz
(International models; 230/240 VAC ± 10%, 50/60Hz )
- Output: 25.5 VAC 1A
- Surge Protection: Primary input side has (2) built-in MOV’s (metal oxide varistor) to protect circuitry. Output side has(2) built-in MOV’s for each valve station.
- Power back-up: Lithium coin-cell battery maintains time and date while non-volatile memory maintains the schedule.
- Multi-valve station capacity: Up to two 24VAC, 7VA solenoid valves per station plus a master valve.
- UL, cUL, CE, CSA, C-Tick, FCC Part 15b, WEEE, S-Mark, IP24