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  Rain Bird ESP8LXMEF 8 Station Sprinkler Timer With Flow Smart Module
Rain Bird ESP8LXMEF 8 Station Sprinkler Timer With Flow Smart Module

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Product Code: ESP8LXMEF

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Rain Bird ESP8LXMEF 8 station Outdoor modular controller with Flow Smart Module
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RAIN BIRD ESP8LXMEF 8 Station Commercial Controller with Flow Smart Module:

The ESP-LXMEF comes with a Flow Smart Module™ for flow learning, logging and problem reaction.Track high and low flow conditions with Flo-track. The Flow Smart Module works with IQ v2.0 Central Control plus the Advanced Flow Sensing Feature Pack (Not included).

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.


Gaurd against high and low flow Flo-Watch™ The Flow Smart Module™ features a utility which monitors the flow patterns of your system and incorporates a usage totalizer as well.

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 - Built tough to withstand electrical surges and lightening strikes courtesy of it's built in heavy duty surge protection.

Enhanced Diagnostic Feedback with RASTER Wiring Test - Receive a visual warning before something bad happens with the controllers external flashing light and message screen.

Program Protection - No more total loss of programming when power is interrupted! Power surges, black outs or dead battery scenarios to worry about. The controller is able to retain the correct date and time up to 10 years. You can forget about having to return to the job-site to reprogram that controller ever again!

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

FloManager - FloManager™ manages the controller based on the amount of water used or amount of water available making sure you never use too much or too little water..

Rain Bird ESP-LXME & ESP-LXMEF Series Controllers:

Rain Bird ESP-LXME & ESP-LXMEF Controller 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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