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RainBird Homeowner Manual

RainBird Homeowner Manual

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RainBird Homeowners guide to water efficient landscapes.
RainBird Homeowners guide to water efficient landscapes.

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1Technical Support: 1-800-RAIN BIRD
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PREFERRED BY PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE
Installation,Programming,& Operation
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Change the time of day............................page 4
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Turn the controller off and on(for example, because of rain)..................page 8
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Adjust watering times for all stations(for example, during a hot or cool period)...page 9
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Start the sprinkler system manually..........page 9
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Run the test program...............................page 10
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Install a new battery................................page 14
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Troubleshoot a controller problem.............page 14
Quick Reference Guide
If you want to:
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing a Rain Bird ESP solid state controller. This manual describes how to in-stall, operate, and maintain your controller. Please read these instructions carefully. For your conve-nience, we have included a Quick Reference Guide below, so you can quickly find instructions for com-mon tasks.
 
2Technical Support: 1-800-RAIN BIRD
Controller Stations
The controller has several
stations 
as shown in the illustration below. Each station is connected to a re-mote control sprinkler valve. The valve opens when it receives a signal from the controller, and thesprinklers connected to the valve turn on. When these sprinklers have run for their allotted time, thecontroller shuts off the valve and opens the next valve in sequence.For example, the illustration shows that station 1 is currently watering. When station 1 is finished, thecontroller will shut it off and start station 2. In the same way, station 3 will begin watering when station 2is finished.
Sample Station LayoutControls and Switches
The illustration shows the programming controls onthe face of the ESP. These controls include:
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LCD Display 
— during normal operation, displaysthe time of day; during programming, shows theresults of your commands; during watering,shows the station that is running and the minutesremaining in its run time.
 
Arrow ON-OFF Buttons 
— used to set times anddays, and to make program changes.
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A / B Program Button 
— used to select wateringprogram A or B. (On some ESP models, this but-ton is labeled
PGM 
.)
 
Manual Start / Advance Button 
— used to startthe irrigation program manually or to manuallyadvance watering from one station to the next.
 
Programming Dial 
— used to turn controller offand on, and for programming.
 
Schedule Slide Switch 
— used to select one ofthe fixed-interval watering schedules or a customwatering schedule.
 
3Technical Support: 1-800-RAIN BIRD
PROGRAMMING THE CONTROLLER
Your ESP controller is an electronic clock that controls when your sprinkler system turns on, and howlong the sprinklers run.
Programming 
is the process of telling the controller exactly when and how long you want to water. Thecontroller opens and closes the remote control valves according to the program you set.Each program contains:
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Watering days 
— the specific days of the week on which watering takes place (for example, Mon-day, Wednesday, Friday), or the watering interval (for example, every third day).
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Start time 
— the time of day that the program begins; this is the time that the first station in the pro-gram begins watering; all other stations then follow in sequence.
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Run time 
— the number of minutes that each station runs.
Programming Checklist
To program the ESP- controller for the first time, we recommend that you complete the following stepsin order:Fill out Program Schedule Sheet...................................page 3Select watering schedule...............................................page 4Set the current time.......................................................page 4Set the current day........................................................page 5Select the program (A or B)...........................................page 6Set station watering days.(custom schedule only)..................................................page 6Set station run times......................................................page 7Set watering start times..................................................page 7Set controller to automatic operation.............................page 8
Fill Out Program Schedule Sheet
Before you begin programming, fill out the ESP Con-troller Program Sheet and attach it to the label on the in-side of the controller door. A sample Program Sheet isshown in this illustration.
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Enter a brief description of each station on the con-troller.
In the Program A column, mark the watering sched-ule. Either circle one of the fixed intervals, or fill in thewatering days in the “Custom” row.
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Enter the starting time(s) for Program A. You mayhave up to three separate start times for each pro-gram.
Enter the run time for each station assigned to Pro-gram A. Enter “0” for stations that are not used in Pro-gram A.
Repeat steps 2 - 4 for Program B. If you are using afixed schedule, Program B will have the same water-ing days as Program A.

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