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Rain Bird ESP-TM2 8 Station WiFi Ready Indoor/Outdoor Controller | TM2-8

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Rain Bird ESP-TM2 8-Station Controller (WiFi Ready)

  • Zones: 8
  • Enclosure Type: Indoor/Outdoor
  • Sensor Compatible: Rain, Freeze
  • LNK WiFi Module Sold Separately

Features & Benefits

The ESP-TM2 irrigation controller is the perfect option for basic residential solutions. Building upon Rain Bird's legacy of The Intelligent Use of Water, this controller offers simple water saving features that you will actually use.

With the flexibility of 3 programs and 4 start times available per program, you can tailor your watering schedule to your landscape's needs.The ESP-TM2 provides the Extra Simple Programming interface you are familiar with in a controller that is built to last!

Quick to Install

  • Available in 4, 6, 8, and 12 station models
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor installations
  • Factory installed 6 ft. outdoor rated power cord for your convenience

Simple to Program

  • Quickly program a schedule in just 3 steps
  • 3 available programs (A, B, C) with up to 4 start times for each program
  • Simple one-touch manual watering
  • NEW large back-lit LCD display for improved visibility in low-light and direct sunlight conditions

Advanced Features

  • Contractor Default allows you to easily save and restore your custom schedule
  • Delay Watering up to 14 days and automatically resume watering after the set delay has elapsed
  • Bypass Rain Sensor for any station gives you the ability to customize which stations react to a rain sensor
  • Set Permanent Days Off per program to ensure watering never occurs on days when maintenance crews are on site (for Odd/Even/ Cyclic schedules)
  • Seasonal Adjust by program allows you to easily reduce or increase watering by program
  • Manual Watering option for all stations, a single station or an individual program
  • Seasonal Adjust applied to all programs or an individual program
  • Delay Watering up to 14 days (applies only to stations set to obey Rain sensor)
  • Permanent Days Off (for Odd, Even or Cyclic programming)
  • Sensor bypass for all programs or for individual stations
  • Adjustable delay between stations
  • Contractor Default Program Save and Restore saved program(s)
  • Master Valve on/off by station
  • Automatic short detect with station specific alarm messages
Rain Bird ESP-TM2 8-Station Controller

Controller Features

  • Familiar, easy to navigate user interface
  • Rain sensor input with bypass capability
  • Master valve/pump start circuit
  • Nonvolatile (100 year) storage memory
  • Electronic diagnostic circuit breaker
  • Remote accessory port for Rain Bird approved accessory devices

Scheduling Features

  • Program based scheduling with 3 individual programs and 4 independent start times per program for 12 total start times
  • Watering schedule options: Custom Days of the week, ODD or EVEN calendar days, or Cyclic (every 1 - 30 days)

Product Details

  • UL, cUL, FCC Part 15b, IP24


  • Width: 7.92 in. (20,1 cm)
  • Height: 7.86 in. (20,0 cm)
  • Depth: 3.51 in. (9,0 cm)

Operating Specifications

  • Station timing: 1 minute to 6 hours
  • Seasonal Adjust: 5% to 200%
  • Max operating temperature: 149°F (65°C)

Controller Hardware

  • Plastic wall-mount cabinet with door
  • Mounting screws with anchor shields
  • Factory installed pigtail

Electrical Specifications

  • Input required: 120VAC (10%) @ 60Hz
  • Output: 1A at 24VAC
  • Master Valve/Pump Start Relay
  • External battery 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.
Rain Bird
Product Tag:
Low Cost Solutions
Product Type:
Controller (AC)
Enclosure Type:
Max Station Run Time (HRS):
3 Years
Enclosure Type:
Smart Features:
Mobile App
Freeze Sensor Compatible:
Number of Programs:
Start Times Per Program:
Sensor Compatible:
Rain, Freeze
Rain Sensor Compatible:
Controller (AC)
Enclosure Type:
4.6 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Excellent selection
Everything works as advertised great service and comparably priced
December 31, 2019
1 year ago
this unit is easy to wire, simple instructions, works great, reasonable price
August 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rain Bird is Awesome! The TM2 models are super user friendly, look great, and hey, it's Rain Bird...... :)
December 15, 2018
1 year ago
Great choice
Well made, easy to install, and easy to program. Especially the WiFi model.
August 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Amazing value
There is a lot of value to be had in this controller, in addition the simple interface is extremely intuitive. This controller is now my goto for residential installs.
September 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
Easy to install easy to program
Quality wire connections/ easy to mount.
I like ease of running extra manual watering session. One push (5 seconds) initiates all zones or choose only specific zones. Comes with plug ready to plug into wall plug or easily remove wall plug for permanent wiring to romex.
Compact. Inside or outside installation. Good price and great value.
Arrived quickly.
August 21, 2018
over 2 years ago
Operates very much like my much older model
Operates very much like my much older model I replaced. The only issue is I haven't figured out how to manually start a program. It seems like you can only manually start all stations or one station.
July 5, 2017
over 3 years ago
Great product
I replaced a very old unit with the Rain Bird ESP-TM2 Controller. It was a breeze to install (15 min max) and easy to understand. The 3 different program capabilities gives me the choice for a standard grass zone, a garden zone, and a scratch zone. Perfect.
September 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Very nice controller
This controller replaced an old Toro that was a programming nightmare. This Rain Bird Is so easy to program I didn't even need to read the manual. I didn't opt for the WiFi, but the only thing that would make the controller perfect would be a battery back-up.
September 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
Perfect item.
Very easy to replace older model. Some difficulty getting it to go thru wifi, but eventually it did work as expected.
patience is the key word with set up. Directions are good, and help contacts are also very good. But wifi connecting can be a bit nerve wracking.
Overall, a good item to install and have controlling a sprinkler system.
September 28, 2018
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Great price
Randy B on Dec 1, 2018
The simple interface seemed like it was a good fit for rental property
J E on Aug 27, 2018
Great price
Randy B on Dec 1, 2018
replacement of same old item.
G O on Nov 3, 2018
The simple interface seemed like it was a good fit for rental property
J E on Aug 27, 2018
simple to program
O R on Aug 3, 2018
same as I have in my system
W E on Aug 3, 2018
simple replacement of 20 year old controller (no repair parts available).
dickson s on Jul 23, 2018
Well made. Replacing an older Rainbird controller.
Laurence T on Jul 15, 2018
T E on Jul 14, 2018
This is a good controller that is easy to understand.
A S on May 13, 2018
Very user friendly
S C on May 4, 2018
Easy to program
J O on Oct 18, 2017
replacement of same old item.
G O on Nov 3, 2018
simple to program
O R on Aug 3, 2018
is the 24vac transformer included?
B G on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: About all I can tell you is that for my application (non-WiFi), I did not need anything additional. I had my handyman connect the old wires, and we just plugged the station controller into a standard household outlet.
Woks like a champ. Hope this helps.
can i replace Richdel 20 years old with this one?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not. You have one individual hot wire to each valve and a common wire to all valves. I would assume the richdel is the same voltage as the rainbird.
Will this replace the richdel 500 controller?
Darryl T on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Rainbird ESP-TM-2 will replace a Richdel 500 controller. The Raidnbird has 6, 8 or 12 station so make sure to get the proper one to match the number of valves you have. IT is very simple to program. If you get the wi-fi module you can program and change it from your phone. My 8 station works great, was easy to install and program.
How do you get to zone five from four on an eight zone controller?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: you will have to buy a new controller with more zones, this controller is not modular, it cannot be expanded.

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