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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.
Minimum temperature interrupt to prevent irrigation during freezing conditions reducing liabilities associated with walkway icing.
ET Manager Cartridge incorporates a rain gauge input, for optional local rain fall measurement. Rain Bird offers the ETM-RG (NOT included) 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.
The Rain Bird ET Manager Programming Software ETM-PS (NOT included) 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:
For best results the ET Manager needs real-time weather from the Weather Reach Signal. There are many existing Signal Providers across the country. To check for Weather Reach Signal Service in your area go to www.rainbird.com/wrsp. Some offer the signal as a public service while others provide the signal with an annual
subscription. If service is not available, there are several options for new signal service.
If service is not available or you are waiting for signal service, the ET Manager will operate effectively on Historical ET. Performance is enhanced with an on-site rain gauge.