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Rain Bird ESP4Me 6 Station Expansion Module | ESP-SM6

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  • Rain Bird ESP4Me (ESP-SM6)
  • 6 Station Expansion Module

Features & Benefits

The Rain Bird ESP Irrigation Controller and Timer was engineered with maximum productivity in mind, therefore saving the consumer money and time. The Rain Bird ESP-SM6 expansion module is built tough and simply to be an easy and quick means of expanding your ESP-4Me Controller. It is "hot-swappable" so it can be installed at anytime without requiring a shutdown or restart, so there is no risk of losing your watering schedules. This is a MODULE ONLY - Use as an add on to your existing ESP Controller from Rain Bird - Adds 6 stations to your existing Controller. Controller NOT included.

NOTE: Features and Benefits listed below are descriptive of the ESP4ME controllers not the individual module sold on this page.

More Reliable

  • NEW! 5-year lithium battery (Rain Bird Exclusive) and non-volatile memory; keeps time; date and program schedule in case of power outage.
  • Superior surge protection - withstands nearly 3 times higher electrical surges than competitive controllers.
  • Rain Bird quality construction and components.
  • Fuseless; diagnostic circuit breaker identifies a station with valve or wiring problems and continues to water operable stations.

More Flexible

  • Easily expandable from a four station base model to 13 stations with the addition of 3-station modules at installation or in the future. Modules can also be installed in any available slot.
  • NEW! Longer station run times add more flexibility for special applications such as drip.
  • NEW! Programmable master valve allows pump to operate only as needed; resulting in greater flexibility in controlling the water source.
  • NEW! Programmable Delay Between Stations allows additional time between zones for water well recovery or slow closing valves.
  • Auxiliary Station can be set to bypass an active sensor to allow watering even if the other stations are disabled or can be set as a normal station.
  • 365-day calendar with leap year intelligence means that you can set an ""Odd"" or ""Even"" day watering schedule and not worry about changing the date on leap years.
  • Four irrigation cycle modes for maximum flexibility and compliance to all major watering restrictions (Custom 7-day calendar; cyclic 1-31 day interval; and odd/even day calendar).

Easier for You

  • Contractor Default Program (Rain Bird Exclusive!) allows retrieval of a default program you save in to memory. Easily replace a schedule that has been altered by the homeowner in seconds.
  • Hot swappable modules allow adding more stations without powering down the controller.
  • NEW! Improved Ribbon Cable provides better visibility and ease of connection.
  • Larger cabinet space provides more room for wiring installation.
  • "Valve Test Terminal" allows the installer to test the valve wires during installation to determine the valve that each wire is connected to.
  • Spacious heavy-duty cabinet with internal junction box provides lots of room for wiring and eliminates the need to purchase an external j-box for a clean and professional looking installation. Outdoor model comes with key-locking cabinet.

Easier for Your Customers

  • Easy programming: Rain Bird's easy to use Extra Simple Programming style with larger LCD display.
  • Time; date and program schedule are stored in case of a power outage.
  • Enhanced Diagnostic Feedback alerts the user to conditions when watering is suspended due to an activated sensor; shorted stations or programming errors with a warning light and text message on the LCD.
  • Permanent Day off allows the user to set any day of the week as a non-watering day in any program or schedule; making it easy to comply with watering restrictions or other requirements such as weekly lawn care or maintenance.
  • Global Season Adjust (0-200%) allows the user to alter the run time of all the valves in every program with the push of a button.
  • Dedicated sensor terminals allow the user to easily connect a sensor to the controller for maximum water efficiency.
  • Sensor bypass switch allows the user to override an active sensor.

Product Details

  • Adds six additional stations to Rain Bird residential modular controllers.
  • Hot-swappable 6-station expansion module can be installed without powering down the controller.
  • Compatible with Rain Bird ESP-Me and ESP-SMTe series irrigation controllers only.
  • NOTE: Not compatible with older style ESP-Modular or ESP-SMT series controllers.
  • Can be installed in any available slot.

Note: 6-Station Modules are compatible withESP-ME3 and ESP-Me. They are not backwards compatible with the ESP-M vintage controller. For ideal station sequencing, insert 3-Station module after inserting all 6-station modules. For more details see the Owner's Manuals section.

Install Modules

  1. Verify the securing lever on the module is in the unlocked position (slide to the left).
  2. Place the module under the desired slot between the plastic rails
  3. Push the module up into the slot until secure
  4. Slide the securing lever to the locked position (slide to the right).

Note: Modules can be installed or removed with OR without AC power connected. They are considered hot-swappable It take about 30 seconds for stations to become available for configuration after installing a new module.

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Often we recommend getting a few more zones than you think you need for your irrigation system, just so that later if you need to expand your sprinkler system you have that option. With modular controllers, you can get closer to the perfect number of zones without having to worry about running out of stations. Easily expand your Rain Bird ESP-4ME series controllers with hot-swappable modules. ESP-SM6 modules for optimal zones in your irrigation system. Shop easy-to-install station module products compatible with Rain Bird Controllers.

5 Things to Know About the ESP-SM6:

  1. Adds six additional stations to Rain Bird residential modular controllers
  2. A hot-swappable 6-station expansion module can be installed without powering down the controller
  3. Can be installed in any available slot
  4. Compatible with Rain Bird ESP-Me and ESP-SMTe series irrigation controllers only
  5. Not compatible with older style ESP-Modular or ESP-SMT series controllers

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you install an ESP-SM6 or ESP-ME3 Module?

Simply open the back panel of the Controller, then slide the lever on the module to the left. Next, align the module on the plastic rails, then push the module up into the slot. Finally, slide the securing lever to the locked position, and you're done.

How do I turn my controller into a Smart Controller?

Rain Bird ESP-TM2 and ESP-ME3 controllers are LNK-WiFi-compatible controllers, meaning they can work with LNK- WiFi Modules, letting them become completely WiFi-Enabled controllers, a smart controller. The ESP-ME3 is also a modular controller, so it can be expanded to have multiple zones beyond the default 4 included.

Is it easy to program a Rain Bird ESP-4ME controller?

The ESP-4ME controller is simple to program. The basic programming involves utilizing features such as setting the time and date, setting watering times, setting station run times, and setting water days. With the help of the large 3-inch backlit screen, programming your controller can even be easy to read in dark sheds or garages. For more details about how to program an ESP-4ME controller, please visit pages 10 to 13 of the controller user manual located under the "Owner's Manual" tab on the ESP-4ME product page.

More Information
Brand Rain Bird
Warranty 3 Years
Type Expansion Module
Controller Compatibility ESP4Me Controller
Station Expansion 6
Brochure (1.57 MB)
Manual (1.88 MB)
Specifications (415.67 kB)
Specifications (203.53 kB)