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Rain Bird ESP12LXME ESP-LXME Series Modular Timer (12 Station)

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Product Code: ESP12LXME

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Rain Bird ESP12LXME - 12 station Outdoor modular controller
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RAIN BIRD ESP-LXME Commercial Controller:

From the renowned success of the Rain Bird® ESP-LX Series commercial controllers have grown a new and improved generation of controllers, designed to meet the needs of commercial installers.

The ESP-LXME Enhanced Controller can scale up or down to provide the proper amount of zones through the use of hot-swappable zone expansion modules. Expansions modules can be purchased in 4-, 8- and 12-station capacities. This controller can operate between 8 and 48 zones.


Applications – the ESP-LXME is one of the most flexible and adaptable solutions available for controllers today. Not only can the controller be used for residential applications, but it can also be setup to work expertly in commercial and industrial irrigation systems. It’s modular design basis keeps the options open, allowing for easy add-on of things like flow sensors, rain sensors, and even the ETC smart cartridge. All add-ons are simple plug and play design which allow for on-site installation and no-nonsense upgrades.

Easy to Use – Never again will you waste time and energy trying to figure out how to program your controller. The ESP-LXME Controller incorporates the Rain Birds® ESP Extra Simple Programming user interface. Rain Bird pioneered modern sprinkler controller design, putting the aesthetic design used by most companys. Today Rain Bird takes their original design a step further by introducing softkeys to the mix which allow on buttons to take on several different functions (button function indicated on controller display.)

Speaks your language – The ESP-LXME Controller speaks your language! Now, you can communicate with your controller in your own native tongue. Languages available include English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Date, time and unit formats are also user configurable.

Easy to Install – The housing box for the ESP-LXME Controller has a spacious case and quick-connect terminals making installation fast and easy. The box can be easily adapted to fit your needs with multiple size fittings for a variety of wires needed in installation. Multiple size wiring knockouts in the case make it easily adaptable to a variety of wiring sizes and quantities. The door and front panel remove easily for wall mounted option.

Smart Approved Watermark – The Smart Approved Watermark has now been officially added to the ESP-LXME recognizing it internationally as a product which is proven to save water.

Contracter Default – Now contractors and installers can input a baseline program which can be restored or recalled up to 90 days later without having to be on site. Use this feature as a fail safe to restore a messed up program or to implement a temporary adaptation to the watering schedule for accommodating fertilizer.

Extra Simple Programming (ESP) – Legendary Rain Bird simplicity turn the task of programming into a pleasure! With it’s Easy to See display and rapid programming features, including Rain Bird’s exclusive Program Review programming has never been easier or more capable!

Automatic Seasonal Adjust – Set it and forget it! Pre-schedule your seasonal parameters into the system so when fall rolls around you are not putting on too much water come fall or too little in spring!

Configurable Station Count - The ESP-LXME can be scaled up to handle as many as 48 stations using the four on-board bays. Use either 4-station, 8-station or 12-station modules to expand your system.

Flexible Programming Options -

· Cycle+Soak™

· Programmable Valve Delay

· Sensor Override by Station

· Master Valve by Station

· Calendar Day Off

· Total Program and Valve Run Times

Reliable Surge Protection - The ESP-LXME is constructed with heavy-duty surge protection standards to withstand electrical surges and lightning.

Enhanced Diagnostic Feedback with RASTER Wiring Test - External alarm light and on-screen messaging alert the user of conditions that may disrupt controller operation.

Program Protection - Non-volatile memory retains programming for up to 100 years. Date and time retained for up to 10 years, so there is no need to return to the jobsite after a power outage.

Removable Battery-Programmable Panel - For easy programming prior to installation.

FloManager - FloManager™ manages hydraulic demand to make full use of available water and shorten total watering time

Rain Bird ESP-LXME Modular Series Controllers & Accessories:


Controller Hardware

  • Plastic, locking, UV resistant, wall-mount case
  • Optional Metal Case & Pedestal
  • 8- or 12-stations base unit expandable to 48 stations with 4-, 8- and 12-Station Modules
  • Flow Smart Module™ factory installed or field upgradable

Controller Features

  • Large LCD display with easy to navigate softkey user interface
  • Hot-swappable modules, no need to power down the controller to add/remove modules
  • Dynamic station numbering eliminates station numbering gaps
  • Weather Sensor input with override switch
  • Master valve/pump start circuit
  • 6 user-selectable languages
  • Non-Volatile (100-year) program memory
  • Standard 10kV surge protection
  • Front panel is removable and programmable under battery power

Water Management Features

  • Optional Flow Smart Module with Learn Flow utility and flow usage totalizer
  • Flo-Watch protection for high and low flow conditions with user defined reactions
  • FloManager manages hydraulic demand, making full use of available water to shorten total watering time
  • SimulStations™ are programmable to allow up to 5 stations to operate at the same time
  • Water Windows by program plus Manual MV Water Window
  • Cycle+Soak by station
  • Rain Delay
  • 365-Day Calendar Day Off
  • Programmable Station Delay by program
  • Normally Open or Closed Master Valve programmable by station
  • Weather Sensor programmable by station to prevent or pause watering
  • Program Seasonal Adjust
  • Global Monthly Seasonal Adjust

Diagnostic Features

  • Alarm light with external case lens
  • Electronic diagnostic circuit breaker
  • Program summary and review
  • Variable test program
  • RASTER station wiring test

Operating Specifications

  • Station timing: 0 min to 12 hrs
  • Seasonal Adjust: 0% to 300% (16 hrs maximum station run time)
  • 4 independent programs (ABCD)
  • ABCD programs can overlap
  • 8 start times per program
  • Program Day Cycles include Custom days of the week, Odd, Odd31, Even, and Cyclical dates
  • Manual station, program, test program

Electrical Specifications

  • Input required: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz (International models: 230 VAC ± 10%, 50Hz; Australian models: 240 VAC ± 10%, 50Hz)
  • Output: 26.5 VAC 1.9A
  • Power back-up: Lithium coin-cell battery maintains time and date while nonvolatile memory maintains the programming
  • Multi-valve capacity: Maximum five 24 VAC, 7VA solenoid valves simultaneous operation including the master valve, maximum two solenoid valves per station
  • UL, CUL, CE, CSA, C-Tick, FCC Part 15


  • Width: 14.32 in (36,4 cm)
  • Height: 12.69 in (32,2 cm)
  • Depth: 5.50 in (14,0 cm)
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