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Rain Bird - ESP-LXIVM - 2-Wire Controller w/ Smart Valve Technology

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Original price $859.99
Current price $851.39


Rain Bird's most advanced irrigation controller offers fast and error-free installation, world-class diagnostics, and an updated version of the Industry’s favorite programming interface

Rain Bird’s newest 2-Wire Controller has many powerful new features like the Integrated Valve Module that stays in constant communication with the controller to provide efficient irrigation and advanced diagnostics. The ESP-LXIVM supports up to 60 stations standard or 240 stations with LX-IVM Pro. Up to four 2-Wire paths can be connected, plus flow sensing and advanced flow management tools that set new industry standards for state-of-the art water management.


  • 60-station capability standard
  • Four available sensor inputs (one wired plus up to three on 2-Wire path) with override switch. 
  • Five flow sensors supported (LX-IVM)
  • Supported Field devices: IVM-SOL, IVM-OUT and IVM Smart Valves
  • Supports IVM-SEN sensor devices (flow sensing and weather sensor support) and IVM-SD surge devices (one per 500 feet of two-wire path or every 15 devices required)
  • Central Control capable with Rain Bird IQ Communications Cartridges and software
  • Six user-selectable languages
  • 10 independent programs (LX-IVM)
  • Removable front panel is programmable under battery power
  • Compatible with Rain Bird Landscape Irrigation and Maintenance and Third Party Remotes
  • Plastic, locking, UV resistant, wall-mount case, Optional Metal and Stainless Steel Case & Pedestal

Water Management Features:

  • Learn Flow utility and flow usage totalizer help optimize water usage
  • FloWatch™ protection for high and low flow conditions set by the user FloManager™ manages hydraulic demand, make full use of available water to turn on as many stations as possible without exceeding water supply and reducing the total time to complete irrigation cycles
  • SimulStations™ allows stations to operate at the same time; up to 8 with LX-IVM
  • Cycle+Soak™ by station
  • Rain Delay up to 30 days
  • 365-Day Calendar Day Off (up to 5 days)
  • Station Delay by program
  • Normally Open or Normally Closed Master Valves programmable by station; up to 5 with LX-IVM.
  • Optional Weather Sensors are programmable by station to prevent or pause watering; up to 4 with LX-IVM.
  • Seasonal Adjust by Program or by Month


  • Station timing: 0 min to 96 hrs
  • Program level and global Monthly Seasonal Adjust; 0% to 300% (96 hrs maximum station run time)
  • 8 start times per program
  • Program Day Cycles include Custom days of the week, Odd, Odd no 31st, Even, and Cyclical dates
  • Manual station, program, test program

Diagnostic Features:

  • 2-Wire Mapping: Maps the devices to corresponding wire paths in the controller to help quickly find and resolve issues
  • Self-Healing: Automatically detect “fixes” to wire path and splice issues and re-start irrigation without reliance on manual intervention
  • Two- Way Communication: with Intelligent Valve Modules (IVM) communication happens both ways enabling key features
  • Self-Shutoff: Once loss of power is detected, automatically shutoff valve to avoid leaks
  • Alarm light with external case lens
  • 2-Wire diagnostics to simplify and expedite troubleshooting
  • Four isolated wire paths prevent full system failure under a single short
  • Trending 12-month electrical history reports and proactive action


  • cULus, CE, IPX4


  • Operating temperature range: 14ºF to 149ºF (-10ºC to 65ºC)
  • Operating humidity range: 95% max at 40ºF to 120ºF (4ºC to 49ºC) in a non-condensing environment
  • Storage temperature range: -40ºF to 150ºF (-40ºC to 66ºC)
  • Optional Upgrade: IQ-NCC Network Communication Cartridge
  • Optional Upgrade: LXIVM Pro Panels (for regular 60 station controllers)

Electrical Specifications:

  • Power Supply Voltage: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz
  • Power back-up: Lithium coin-cell battery maintains time and date while nonvolatile memory maintains the schedule
  • Simultaneous operation of up to eight (IVM) Stations plus any corresponding master valves


  • 14.32”W x 12.69”H x 5.50”D (36.4 x 32.2 x 14.0 cm)


    • IQ-NCC: Network Communication Cartridge for ESP-LX Series Controllers
    • PSR110-IVM: 110V Pump Start Relay
    • PSR220-IVM: 220VPump Start Relay

    IVM Field Devices:

    • LXIVMSOL: DC latching solenoid that Interfaces with LX-IVM to control station valves and master valves (PEB, PESB, PGA, EFB-BP and BESP Valves)
    • LXIVMOUT: Interfaces with LX-IVM to manage 3rd party valves and external gear such as pump stations
    • LXIVMSEN: Interfaces with LX-IVM to control weather sensors or flow sensors
    • LXIVMSD: IVM-SD provides surge protection on the 2-Wire path (One every 500ft or 15 field devices)

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