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Rain Bird ESP-ME Controller

Product Code: 100IR1306-PRO

Rain Bird ESP-ME Controller offers a flexible irrigation controller solution, supporting from 4 - 22 stations and a WiFi upgrade.


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Rain Bird ESP-ME Controller offers a flexible irrigation controller solution, supporting from 4 - 22 stations and a WiFi upgrade.

With 4- to 22-station scalability, the ESP-Me helps you better serve your garden. Install the same controller on residential and light commercial sites – the more stations you add, the more you save.

Best of all, you can upgrade the ESP-Me by simply installing a LNK™ WiFi Module, without having to replace the entire unit.

Make your controller SMART with EPA WaterSense certification by adding the LNK WiFi module and a WR2 rain sensor.

Rain Bird ESP-ME Controller Features

  • Upgradeable for WiFi-based remote monitoring and control via iOS and Android mobile devices (with LNK WiFi Module sold separately)
  • Internet-based weather information can be used to make daily adjustments to the irrigation schedule, saving up to 30% in water (with LNK WiFi Module sold separately)
  • Large LCD display with easy to navigate user interface
  • Master valve/pump start circuit
  • Non-Volatile (100 year) storage memory
  • Remotely Programmable under 9V battery power (not included)
  • Program based scheduling allows 4 individual programs with 6 independent start times per program for 24 total start times
  • Watering schedule options: By days of week, ODD calendar days, EVEN calendar days, or Cyclic (every 1 – 30 days) Advanced Features
  • Advanced diagnostics and short detection with LED alert
  • Contractor Default™ Program Save/Restore saved program(s)
  • Rain Sensor bypass by Station
  • Delay Watering up to 14 days (applies only to stations not set to ignore Rain Sensor)
  • Manual Watering option by program or station
  • Seasonal Adjust applied to all programs or individual program
  • Adjustable delay between valves (default set to 0)
  • Master Valve on/off by station

Rain Bird ESP-ME Controller Specs

  • Operating Specifications
    • Station timing: 1 minute to 6 hours
    • Seasonal Adjust: 5% to 200%
    • Max operating temperature: 149°F (65°C)
  • Electrical Specifications
    • Input required: 120V?, 60Hz, 0.3A (International models: 230V?, 50Hz, 0.2A)
    • Output: 25.5V?, 60Hz, 1A (International models: 25.5V?, 50Hz, 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
  • Dimensions
    • Width: 10.7 in. (27.2 cm)
    • Height: 7.7 in. (19.5 cm)
    • Depth: 4.4 in. (11.2 cm)

Add on Rain Senor (sold separately)

The Rain Bird RSD Series Rain Sensor automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when it rains, so you don’t have to worry when you’re home or away. The RSD Series Rain Sensor easily connects to most irrigation system controllers. RSD Series Rain Sensors offers flexible, multiple rainfall settings which are quick and easy to adjust with a twist of the dial.