Rain Bird - ESP-TM2 Controller

Rain Bird - ESP-TM2 Controller
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Rain Bird - ESP-TM2 Controller

  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor installations
  • Factory installed 6’ outdoor rated power cord for your convenience
  • Quickly program a schedule in just 3 steps
  • 3 available programs (A, B, C) with up to 4 start times for each program
  • Simple one-touch manual watering
  • WiFi ready with use of LNK WiFi module (ESPMEPANEL)

The ESP-TM2 irrigation controller is the perfect option for basic residential solutions. Building upon Rain Bird’s legacy of The Intelligent Use of Water®, this controller offers simple water saving features that you will actually use. With the flexibility of 3 programs and 4 start times available per program, you can tailor your watering schedule to your landscape’s needs. The ESP-TM2 provides the Extra Simple Programming interface you are familiar with in a controller that is built to last!

Best of all, you can upgrade the ESP-TM2 into a WiFi-enabled controller by simply installing a new LNK WiFi Module, without having to replace the entire unit.

The ESP-TM2 provides flexible scheduling features to accommodate a wide variety of landscape applications. Plus powerful advanced irrigation features that help to meet any type of regional watering restrictions.

Easy to Use
The ESP-TM2 Controller is designed to be an easy to use, program-based controller with the familiar ESP user interface, a large LCD screen and universal icons on both the controller overlay and the LCD.

Easy to Install
The ESP-TM2 Controller requires only two screws for easy wall mounting. For professional installation, it has a guide for 1/2“ or 3/4” conduit to run field wires into the unit. A factory installed 6’ pigtail offers a plug and play solution out of the box.

Advanced Features

  • Contractor Default™ allows you to easily save and restore your custom schedule
  • Delay Watering up to 14 days and automatically resume watering after the set delay has elapsed (applies only to stations set to obey Rain sensor)
  • Bypass Rain Sensor for any station gives you the ability to customize which stations react to a rain sensor
  • Set Permanent Days Off per program to ensure watering never occurs on days when maintenance crews are on site (for Odd/Even/ Cyclic schedules)
  • Seasonal Adjust by program allows you to easily reduce or increase watering by program
  • Compatible with Rain Bird LNK WiFi Module (sold separately) to enable remote programming, operation and alerts from the Rain Bird mobile app.
  • Manual Watering option for all stations, a single station or an individual program
  • Sensor bypass for all programs or for individual stations
  • Adjustable delay between stations
  • Master Valve on/off by station
  • Automatic short detect with station specific alarm messages

WiFi Ready

  • Compatible with the NEW Rain Bird LNK WiFi Module
  • Provides upgrade opportunities for your customers without installing a new controller
  • Simple to use mobile app interface built for contractors and homeowners give you access from anywhere in the world

Controller Hardware

  • Plastic wall-mount cabinet with door
  • Mounting screws with anchor shields
  • Factory installed pigtail

Controller Features

  • NEW large back-lit LCD display for improved visibility in low-light and direct sunlight conditions
  • Familiar, easy to navigate user interface
  • Rain sensor input with bypass capability
  • Master valve/pump start circuit
  • Nonvolatile (100 year) storage memory
  • Electronic diagnostic circuit breaker
  • Remote accessory port for Rain Bird approved accessory devices

Scheduling Features

  • Program based scheduling with 3 individual programs and 4 independent start times per program for 12 total start times
  • Watering schedule options: Custom Days of the week, ODD or EVEN calendar days, or Cyclic (every 1 – 30 days)

Operating Specifications

  • Station timing: 1 minute to 6 hours
  • Seasonal Adjust: 5% to 200%
  • Max operating temperature: 149°F (65°C)

Electrical Specifications

  • Input required: 120VAC (±10%) @ 60Hz
  • Output: 1A at 24VAC
  • Master Valve/Pump Start Relay
  • External battery back-up not required. Nonvolatile memory permanently saves the current programming and a 10 year life lithium battery maintains the controllers time and date during power outages.


  • UL, cUL, FCC Part 15b
  • IP24


  • Width: 7.92" (20,1 cm)
  • Height: 7.86" (20,0 cm)
  • Depth: 3.51" (9,0 cm)