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Rain Bird Factory Trained
Residential ControllerTechnician

Class Code 1506 - 4 hours

This course offers the irrigation contractor the complete solution to a water-efficient residential irrigation system control.  Rain Bird’s residential and light commercial controller line contain the features necessary to efficiently irrigate a property with minimal ongoing changes, i.e. you spend less time on the customer’s property. This class will cover programming techniques of three different Rain Bird res/com controllers: ESP-RZX, ESP-Me, and ESP-SMTe.  This class will also cover basic troubleshooting techniques for traditionally wired irrigation controllers.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define the basic components of an efficient irrigation schedule
  2. Input schedule components into Rain Bird ESP-RZX and ESP-Me controllers
  3. Setup an efficient irrigation schedule in the Rain Bird ESP-SMTe smart controller
  4. Troubleshoot input and output power supply problems

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Class
  2. Components of an irrigation schedule
  3. Programming the Rain Bird ESP-RZX
    1. Current Date and Time
    2. Start Time, Day Schedule, Run Time
    3. Rapid Programming feature
    4. Advanced Features (seasonal adjust %, contractor default, sensor bypass)
  4. Programming the Rain Bird ESP-Me
    1. Current Date and Time
    2. Start Time, Day Schedule, Run Time
    3. Advanced Features (seasonal adjust %, contractor default, sensor bypass, rain delay, run time calculator)
  5. Programming the Rain Bird ESP-SMTe
    1. Current Date and Time
    2. Configure Controller
    3. Input Zone Information
    4. Special features
  6. Controller Troubleshooting
    1. Line-Voltage power supply
    2. Transformer Operation
    3. Station Output Voltage

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