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FD Series 2-Wire Decoders

Out of sight. Out of mind.

Rain Bird® Field Decoders provide easy, cost-effective installation and expansion for the ESP-LXD Decoder Controller. Ruggedly constructed for years of reliable performance, these decoders are installed out of sight to help protect them from the elements and vandalism.

Select different decoders to operate one, two, four, or six valves/solenoids. Five different decoders let you choose the amount of control you need.

       


2-Wire Decoder Models

  • FD-101TURF: Field Decoder interfacing signal line and individual valve.
  • FD-102TURF: Field Decoder interfacing signal line and valve or one pair of valves.
  • FD-202TURF: Field Decoder interfacing signal line and 2 valves or 2 pair of valves.
  • FD-401TURF: Field Decoder interfacing signal line and up to 4 individual valves.
  • FD-601TURF: Field Decoder interfacing signal line and up to 6 individual valves.
  • LSP-1TURF: Line Surge Protection.
  • SD-210TURF: Sensor Decoder interfacing signal line and analog or digital decoders.

Rain Bird® ESP-LXD Decoder Controller

Combine Rain Bird® FD Series 2-Wire Decoders with the ESP-LXD Controller to deliver powerful control for larger commercial sites. Expandable for up to 200 stations, the ESP-LXD combines Extra Simple Programming with an efficient 2-wire path. Flow Management is built in to every ESP-LXD and you have the option of adding weather-based control. Learn more about the ESP-LXD Decoder Controller.

Mounting

  • In valve box or direct burial

Power Draw

  • FD-101TURF: 0.5 mA (idle) 18 mA (per active solenoid)
  • FD-102TURF: 0.5 mA (idle) 18 mA (per active solenoid)
  • FD-202TURF: 1 mA (idle) 18 mA (per active solenoid)
  • FD-401TURF: 1 mA (idle) 18 mA (per active solenoid)
  • FD-601TURF: 1 mA (idle) 18 mA (per active solenoid)

Dimensions

  • FD-101TURF: Length: 3.35 in (85 mm), Diameter: 1.77 in (45 mm)
  • FD-102TURF: Length: 3.35 in (85 mm), Diameter: 1.77 in (45 mm)
  • FD-202TURF: Length: 3.35 in (85 mm), Diameter: 1.97 in (50 mm)
  • FD-401TURF: Length: 3.94 in (100 mm), Diameter: 2.56 in (65 mm)
  • FD-601TURF: Length: 3.94 in (100 mm), Diameter: 2.56 in (65 mm)

Solenoids

  • FD-101TURF: 1 address, 1 solenoid per address
  • FD-102TURF: 1 address, 2 solenoids per address
  • FD-202TURF: 2 addresses, 2 solenoids per address
  • FD-401TURF: 4 addresses, 1 solenoid per address
  • FD-601TURF: 6 addresses, 1 solenoid per address

Wires

  • FD-101TURF: Blue to cable, white to solenoid
  • FD-102TURF: Blue to cable, white to solenoid
  • FD-202TURF: Blue to cable, white and brown to solenoids
  • FD-401TURF: Blue to cable, color-coded to solenoids
  • FD-601TURF: Blue to cable, color-coded to solenoids

Surge Protection

  • Built-in (FD-401TURF & FD-601TURF only)

Output Power

  • Adjustable from controller

Encapsulation

  • Fully waterproof

Address

  • Pre-coded from factory (i.e., no switches)

Electrical Input

  • Nominal voltage: 34 Vpp (24V AC) from 2-wire line
  • Minimum voltage: 21 Vpp (15V AC)

Standby Current

  • FD-101TURF, FD-102TURF: 0.5 mA
  • FD-202TURF, FD-401TURF & FD-601TURF: 1 mA

Input Fuse (FD-401TURF & FD-601TURF only)

  • 300-500 mA, thermal

Electrical Output

  • Max. voltage: 33 Vpp

Max. Load

  • FD-101TURF: 1 Rain Bird solenoid
  • FD-102TURF: 2 Rain Bird solenoids (2 per address)
  • FD-202TURF: 4 Rain Bird solenoids (2 per address)
  • FD-401TURF: 4 Rain Bird solenoids (1 per address)
  • FD-601TURF: 6 Rain Bird solenoids (1 per address)

Decoder/Solenoid Wires - Electrical Resistance

  • Max. 3 ohms

Max. Distance Decoder/Solenoids

  • Cable length: 14 gauge: 456 feet

Wiring

  • 2 x 14-gauge (1.5 mm) solid copper, UF insulated type

Environment

  • Working range: 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
  • Storage range: -4° to 158° F (-20 to 70° C)
  • Humidity: 100%

Surge Protection

  • 40V, 1.5 kW transil

Note: Rain Bird recommends the use of the Rain Bird® DB Series Wire Connector for all connections.