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Overview & Setup
To program, simply input a few key details, such as zip code, allowed watering days
and the plant/soil type for each zone. Then the ESP-SMTe waters only when the
landscape requires it and your customers save an estimated 30% + in water.
The ESP-SMTe has two programming options, both of which make automatic watering adjustments based on input from the weather sensor.
SIMPLE SMART MODE
In Simple Smart mode, the ESP-SMTe acts like a traditional time-based controller. Watering is scheduled on specific days, with fixed start times and run times. Automatic adjustments are made to run times based on on-site weather conditions.
In Advanced mode, the ESP-SMTe can be set to automatically determine water needs for each zone in a landscaped area. Irrigation schedules are adjusted daily, based on each zone’s specific watering requirements. Water use is minimized, saving money while promoting overall landscape health.
With mounting regulations and severe drought in many regions of the country, the days when water inefficiency was overlooked are gone. The future promises even more restrictions for the irrigation industry. But along with these challenges come opportunities. Pioneering smart irrigation technology, Rain Bird was the first full-line irrigation manufacturer with a controller to earn the EPA’s WaterSense label, ensuring it is at least 20 percent more efficient than non-labeled products.
All models of the Rain Bird ESP-SMTe controller are EPA WaterSense approved.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed a WaterSense program to make it easier for consumers to:
The ESP-SMTe integrates technology used by top golf courses for decades and puts it into a user friendly controller.
Rain Bird is a proud EPA WaterSense Partner.
A smart controller should be smart enough to account for rainfall, right? Not always. In fact, most smart controllers simply suspend irrigation when it rains, without accurately measuring rainfall. By comparison, the ESP-SMTe not only suspends irrigation, it measures instantaneous rainfall amounts, determines the effective rainfall and calculates exactly how much to adjust your watering schedule to prevent over-watering and under-watering.
In designing the ESP-SMTe, we’ve simply reduced the cost and complexity of the weather-based control systems we began pioneering for golf courses over 25 years ago. Drawing on the industry-leading precision of these larger, more sophisticated units, the ESP-SMTe makes Rain Bird weather-based control affordable for homeowners—once and for all.
The Rain Bird ESP-SMTe can grow with your landscape, easily expanding from 4 stations up to 22 stations with the addition of optional hot-swappable expansion modules.
Different plants have different watering requirements. That’s why the ESP-SMTe customizes each zone’s irrigation schedule. It factors in location, soil type, landscape slope, plant type/density, sun exposure, sprinkler type and root-depth requirements. Based on this zone-specific data, the ESP-SMTe controller optimizes the irrigation schedule to promote lush, healthy plant material in each part of your yard, while substantially reducing water waste and runoff.
Expandable up to 22 zones using ESPSM6 Six Zone Expansion Modules or ESPSM3 Three Zone Expansion Modules.
Sensor (Largest Area Across)
Mounting Bracket (Mounted on Vertical Surface)
Mix and match SM6 six station expansion modules along with SM3 three station modules to cover anything from 4 to 22 stations!