Rain Bird ESP-4ME Modular Outdoor 4 Station Sprinkler Timer:
The ESP-4ME takes the best parts of previous controllers in the Rain Bird line and combines them with added features and benefits to make the controller one of the most powerful and user friendly devices Rain Bird has ever created.
The ESP-4ME is perfectly suited for a myriad of residential situations; allowing for as many as 22 stations (zones) to be added to its base 4-zone configuration. The ESP-Me line of controllers in as close to a universal solution as any controller on the market.
|ESP-Me Controller Features & Benefits
“ESP” programming makes setting up each controller to meet the needs of
the landscape easier than ever before. Time is money – with Rain Bird
helps you keep time on your side
- One-Solution for All Tired of learning and
re-learning how to program and operate a new controller on every job? The
ESP-Me controller has all the functionality and features you need to make
it a one stop shop for all your controller needs. Big or small, simple or
demanding, Rain Bird has got your covered.
Sometimes the rain comes down and does the watering for you…does your
current controller take note of the precipitation and adjust for it in the
watering schedule? The ESP-Me does. So go ahead and plan that party as far as
14 days in advance Just tell your
controller to keep things dry on the days before and the day of the event
and it will postpone the watering and automatically restart it’s normal
schedule the following day.
Rain Sensor by Station
Rain Sensors are a tremendous invention and they are improving year by
year to be more and more smart. However, they fall short in that they control
the entire system, not zone by zone. Got Maybe you have an area of your
yard that won’t receive rainfall the way the rest if the yard does? The
ESP-Me controller allows you to identify these special area in your yard,
allowing them to water as usual even when the rain is coming down and the
other zones are taking a break.
watering up or down by percentages
Setting up the perfect watering schedule takes time and finesse. Once you
have it just right, the last thing you want to do change up your whole
schedule just to meet the needs of a new season. ESP-Me controllers let
you increase or decrease your current watering schedule on a percentage
Run Time Calculator by Program
There is nothing worse than walking out to the mailbox and having the
sprinklers turn on when you are in the middle of the yard! Rain Bird
incorporates a total time function into the controller that lets you see
how long the entire watering cycle takes and lets you move it up or back
accordingly so that your kids don’t get a sprinkler-surprise on their way
out to catch the bus!
The ESP-Me visually notifies you of problems in the wiring or electronics
of the controller by displaying a a bright red LED as well as a scrolling message
on the front LCD display panel.
Start your system at the drop of a hat with the single push of just one
button. No more fiddling with adjustments and overrides, get right to the
point with ultimate simplicity.
Customers and Contractors alike love us for inventing and installing the
Contractor Default™ feature. Just like a factory reset, except it restores
the controller back to the optimal programming input by the contractor.
Now if a customer fiddles with the settings, you don’t have to return to
their property to restore the proper watering schedule. Win-Win.
Rain Bird Design
Rain Bird’s famous ESP (Extra Simple Programming) and reliability make
this controller a surefire winner.
|Controller Operating Specifications
- Station timing: 1 minute to 6 hours
- Seasonal Adjust; 5% to 200%
- Max operating temperature: 149°F (65°C)
|Controller Electrical Specifications
- Input required: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz
(International models; 230/240 VAC ± 10%, 50/60Hz )
- Output: 25.5 VAC 1A
- Master Valve/Pump Start Relay
Operating Voltage: 24VAC 50/60Hz
Max Coil Inrush: 11VA
Max Coil Holding: 5VA
- Idle/Off power draw 0.06 amps at 120VAC
- Power back-up not required. Nonvolatile memory permanently saves the current programming and a 10 year life lithium battery maintains the controllers time and date during power outages.
- UL, cUL, CE, CSA, C-Tick, FCC Part 15b, WEEE, S-Mark, IP24