Rain Bird ESP-9V Manual

Rain Bird ESP-9V Manual

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Rain Bird ESP-9V Manual

Controls and Indicators

Controls and Indicators

  • Battery Indicator
    Shows the remaining battery life
  • Mode Button
    Cycles through Operating Modes
  • Button
    Cycles through Manual Watering, Off and Auto mode
  • Button
    Advance to the next setting
  • One-touch Manual Start
    Water all zones immediately according to their scheduled run times
  • + or – Buttons
    Adjust settings

Operating Modes

  • Set Date - Set the current Date.
    Operating Modes - Set Date
  • Set Time - Set the current Time of day.
    Operating Modes - Set Time
  • Set Start Times - Set up to six Start Times for each Zone.
    Operating Modes - SetStart Times
  • Select Watering Days - Set Watering Day options (Custom, Cyclic, Even or Odd) for each Zone.
    Operating Modes - Select Watering Days
  • Set Run Times - Set Run Times for each Zone.
    Operating Modes - Set Run Times
  • Seasonal Adjust - Increase or decrease watering duration (Run Times) by a percentage for all Zones.
    Operating Modes - Seasonal Adjust
  • Auto Run - Watering occurs automatically according to programmed irrigation schedules.
    Operating Modes - Auto Run

    Manual Watering / Off
  • Manual Watering - Start watering immediately for ALL Zones or for any ONE Zone.
    Operating Modes - Manual Watering
  • Off - Stops any active watering and disables automatic irrigation.
    Operating Modes - Off

Introduction

Thank you for choosing Rain Bird's ESP-9V Battery-Operated Controller. The ESP-9V is designed to provide worry-free automatic irrigation in the absence of AC power or in areas where installing new field wires is not practical.

Operation and Setup

Contractor Rapid ProgrammingTM

At initial programming, the controller automatically copies the start times and watering days from Zone 1 to all other zones.

warningNOTE: If multiple zones have the same or overlapping watering times, the controller will water the zones in sequence (multiple zones will not run at the same time).
warningNOTE: Changes to a zone's schedule made after initial programming will only affect the zone being modified.
warningNOTE: You may re-activate the Contractor Rapid ProgrammingTM feature by resetting factory defaults.

Set Date

Press the MODE button until the Set Date screen is displayed. The last two digits of the year will begin to flash.
Set Date

  • Press + or – to set the year (YYYY); then press
  • Press + or – to set the month (M), press
  • Press + or – to set the day (D).
  • Press the MODE button again to enter the Set Time screen.

Set Time

Press the MODE button until the Set Time screen is displayed.
Set Time

  • Press + or to set the hour (ensure that AM/PM setting is correct); then press
  • Press + or to set the minutes.
  • Press the MODE button again to enter the Watering Start Times screen.

Set Zone Watering Start Times

Press the MODE button until the Watering Start Times screen is displayed.
Set Zone Watering Start Times

  • Press + or to select the Zone Number; then press
  • Press + or to set the 1st Start Time for the selected Zone; then press
  • Press + or to set the next Start Time, or press again to select another Zone.
    REPEAT to set additional Start Times, up to six for each Zone.
  • Press the MODE button again to enter the Watering Days screen.

warningNOTE: Adjustments are set in 10 minute increments.
warningNOTE: To remove a Start Time, press + or until -:- (OFF) is displayed. (-:- is just before 12:00 AM.)
warningNOTE: The controller will not water multiple zones at the same time. If two or more zones have the same (or overlapping) start times, the controller will wait until the first zone is finished watering before starting the rest of the zones in sequence. This method is called "start time stacking".

Set Zone Watering Days

Press the MODE button until the Watering Days screen is displayed.
Set Zone Watering Days

Custom Days

  • Press + or to select the Zone Number; then press
  • Press + (to enable) or (to disable) the blinking Selection Day.
    The cursor will automatically advance to the next Selection Day.
    REPEAT to set each day of the week.
    REPEAT for additional Zones as desired.
  • Press the MODE button again to enter the Watering Run Times screen.

Watering Day Options

Additional Watering Day options are also available:

  • Cyclic Days (1-30)
  • Odd Days (Will NOT water on the 31st of the month)
  • Even Days

To change a zone's watering day type, simply press the + and buttons at the same time while setting Zone Watering Days.
Watering Day Options

Cyclic Days

Cyclic Days

  • Press + or – to select the Zone Number; then press
  • Press + or button to set the number of days in the watering cycle; then press
  • Press + or to set the next Watering Day; then press

Odd Days

Odd Days

  • Press + or to select the Zone Number; then press
  • When ODD 1,3,5...29 is blinking, press

warningNOTE: ODD schedules will not water on the 31st of the month.

Even Days

Even Days

  • Press + or – to select the Zone Number; then press
  • When EVEN 2,4,6...30 is blinking, press

Set Zone Watering Run Times

Press the MODE button until the Watering Run Times screen is displayed.
Set Zone Watering Run Times

  • Press + or – to select the Zone Number; then press
  • Press + or – to set the Run Time (in minutes); then press
    REPEAT for additional Zones as desired.
    warningNOTE: Run Times can be set between 1 to 240 minutes.
  • When programming is complete, press the MODE button until the AUTO RUN screen is displayed.

Auto Run

Press the MODE button until the AUTO RUN screen is displayed.
Auto Run
In AUTO RUN mode, the ESP-9V will irrigate each zone per its pro grammed schedule. If any zones are scheduled to run at the same time and day, your controller will place those zones in a queue and irrigate one valve at a time, starting with the lowered numbered zone first.

warningNOTE: After 5 minutes of inactivity, the controller will revert to AUTO RUN mode (unless the controller is in OFF) and turn off the display. Press any key to turn the display back on.

Off

Press the button until the OFF screen is displayed.
Off
Selecting the OFF mode will cancel any active watering and prevent any irrigation from starting automatically.

warningNOTE: Select the AUTO RUN mode to resume normal operation. Programmed irrigation schedules will NOT run if the controller is left in OFF mode.
warningNOTE: If you intend to stop automatic irrigation only for a few days, we suggest you use the "Delay Watering" feature described.
warningNOTE: To re-initiate watering, press the button again to return to AUTO RUN mode.

Manual Watering

Press the button until the Manual Watering screen is displayed.
Manual Watering

  • Press + or – to select ALL Zones or ONE zone; then press
  • Press + or – to set the Run Time for the selected Zones; then press to begin watering.

warningNOTE: To water the scheduled runtime for each zone: Press – when setting manual runtime until the screen shows "SCH" MIN.

One-touch Manual Start

Water ALL zones immediately according to their previously scheduled run times:
One-touch Manual Start

  • With the controller in AUTO RUN mode, press and hold for 3 seconds to begin watering all zones that have a programmed runtime.

Seasonal Adjust

Press the MODE button until the Seasonal Adjust screen is displayed.
Seasonal Adjust
The SEASONAL ADJUST mode allows you to increase or decrease the run times for all zones by a certain percentage (10% to 200%).

  • Press + or – to increase or decrease the setting.
    warningNOTE: SEASONAL ADJUST applies to ALL automatic watering.

Special Features

Delay Watering

Delay automatic irrigation for up to 9 days.

  • Press the MODE button until the AUTO RUN screen is displayed. (Unit must NOT be watering.)
    Delay Watering
  • Press and hold + for 3 seconds, then press + or – to select the number of DAYS to delay irrigation, up to 9 days.
  • To cancel, press until DAYS is set to 0. (Controller will revert to AUTO RUN.)
    SYMBOL and DAYS remaining are displayed while Rain Delay is in effect.

Contractor Default Save

Save irrigation schedules for future retrieval.

  • Press the button until the OFF screen is displayed.
  • Press and release both and + buttons at the same time.
  • The "OFF" symbol will flash briefly to confirm schedules are saved.

Contractor Default Restore

Restore previously saved irrigation schedules.

  • Press the button until the OFF screen is displayed.
  • Press and release both + and buttons at the same time.
  • The "OFF" symbol will flash briefly to confirm schedules are restored.

Factory Default Restore

Restore the controller's factory default settings.


All programmed irrigation schedules currently stored in memory will be lost. However, Contractor Default settings remain stored in separate memory and are not affected by Factory Default Restore, and can be recalled after restoring Factory Defaults.

  • Press the MODE button until the Seasonal Adjust screen is displayed.
  • Press and release both and buttons at the same time.

Rain Sensor Bypass

Set sensor to Active or Bypass for all zones.

  • Press the MODE button until the AUTO RUN screen is displayed.
  • Press and release both and buttons at the same time to toggle between OBEY and IGNORE.
    SYMBOL is displayed when IGNORE is selected.

Installation

Valve Wiring

Wires may be extended up to 100 feet (30 meters) (18 AWG / 0.75 mm² minimum wire size) from the controller. All wire connections should be made using appropriate water-proof splice kits (not provided).

  • Attach the black wires from each solenoid to the black (common) wire(s) on the ESP-9V.
  • Attach one red wire from each solenoid to the appropriate zone wire on the ESP-9V.
  • Connect an optional Master Valve.

Installation Valve Wiring view 1

warningNOTE: The ESP-9V can be mounted on a DC latching solenoid using the included solenoid bracket, or on a wall using the optional wall-mount bracket (Model: 9VMOUNT).

Installation Valve Wiring view 2

Batteries

The Rain Bird ESP-9V uses two alkaline 9-Volt batteries (not included) to operate. Your controller will function using either one or two 9-Volt batteries. Under normal conditions, the expected life is 1 year for a single battery and two years when using two 9-Volt batteries.

Replacing Batteries

  1. Remove the battery compartment cap.
  2. Install one or two 9-Volt alkaline batteries on the battery clips provided.
  3. Re-install the battery compartment cap.

warningNOTE: Do not mix new batteries with old ones. Doing so could reduce the battery life and cause the controller to stop working prematurely.

Optional Rain Sensor

  • Cut the yellow loop in half and remove about 1/2" of insulation
    warningNOTE: Cut the yellow wire loop only when installing a rain sensor.
  • Connect the sensor to the terminals with waterproof connectors.

BACK OF CONTROLLER
Optional Rain Sensor Back Of Controller

Troubleshooting

Problem Possible Cause Possible Solution

No Display


Display is in sleep/power save mode. Press any key to wake up display.
Batteries are dead. Replace batteries.

Automatic irrigation not starting



Missing start time, run time or watering days. Set start time, run time and watering days.
Sensor wire loop cut but no rain sensor installed. Re-connect the sensor wires or bypass the sensor operation.
Rain Delay is set. De-activate rain delay.

Automatic irrigation started but
no watering occurs

No water pressure. Turn on main water supply.
Faulty wiring. Check for open/short circuits in wiring.
Faulty Solenoid. Replace solenoid.
Incompatible Solenoid. Must use a 9V-latching solenoid (Rain Bird K80920) or other compatible DC latching solenoid.

Controller is watering more than
expected

Excessive Start Times, Run Times or Watering Days. Modify Start Times, Run Times or Watering Days as desired.
Seasonal adjust set. Reduce the seasonal adjust value as needed.

"Manual Watering ALL" is not watering some zones or isn't available as an option

One or more zones don't have a programmed start time or run time. Program a start time and run time for all desired zones.

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