The Rain Bird ET Manager Cartridge easily upgrades any Rain Bird ESP-LX Modular, ESP-LXME or ESP-LXD Series controller to an ET/Weather-based irrigation smart controller. The ET Manager Cartridge saves water by making real-time adjustments to the irrigation schedule based on hourly weather information. Additionally, by eliminating the need to travel to controller sites to make adjustments or programming changes, the ET Manager Cartridge contributes to significant labor savings.
The ET Manager Cartridge is ideal for high-end residential and light commercial applications. The ET Manager Cartridge is easily installed in any ESP-LX Modular with minimal need for tools or wiring.
The most accurate product of its kind, featuring hourly (not just daily) wireless updates from local precision weather stations. ET Manager technology is based on the Irrigation Association endorsed, ASCE*-standardized ET equation, and includes data from all required climatic variables (solar radiation, temperature, wind, and humidity). An optional onsite rain gauge can further localize the weather data accuracy.
* American Society of Civil Engineers
Increased watering schedule control means your irrigation system delivers water only when the landscape needs it. Best horticultural practices recommend deep, less-frequent watering. The ETC-LX does just that. Through a process known as “Managed Allowed Depletion,” it allows your soil’s moisture balance to reach a user-set moisture level that increases oxygen and promotes deeper, healthier root systems.
Rain Bird Reliability
Rain Bird has been a pioneer in the irrigation industry since 1933. We’re devoted to making your watering system smarter and more efficient. For more than 20 years, Rain Bird weather-based central control systems have used weather data and ET to automate irrigation control. Continuing the pioneering tradition of offering only the highest quality and most reliable solutions, the ET Manager now brings weather-based control to everyone.