Rainbird ESP-RZXe WiFi Ready Controllers

Rainbird ESP-RZXe WiFi Ready Controllers

The ESP-RZXe Controller provides zone based set up that is easier to understand by untrained users. Fixed 4, 6 and 8 zone models are available. The ESP-RZXe provides flexible scheduling features that make the controller ideal for a wide variety of applications including residential and light commercial irrigation systems. The ESP-RZXe Controller was designed with ease of use in mind. Zone-based scheduling allows every valve to be scheduled independently; no more explaining “programs” to end users, virtually eliminating call-backs. The large LCD display shows all of the programming for each zone at the same time. The simple graphic-based user interface is easy to explain and presents every controller feature at your fingertips.

WiFi capable when combined with Rain Bird’s LNK WiFi Module (sold separately). You can receive internet-based weather data that adjusts irrigation schedules on a daily basis for up to 30% water savings. 


  • Simple user interface is easy to explain and presents every controller feature on a single screen
  • Requires only two mounting screws
  • Large LCD display with easy to navigate user interface
  • Weather Sensor input with software override
  • Master valve/pump start circuit
  • Non-Volatile (100-year) program memory
  • Programmable under battery power
  • Electronic diagnostic circuit breaker
  • Contractor Rapid Programming™ and “copy previous Zone” for faster initial set up
  • Contractor Default™ save / restore
  • Weather Sensor bypass
  • Weather Sensor bypass by Zone

Rainbird ESP-RZXe 4 Zone WiFi Ready Outdoor ControllerRainbird ESP-RZXe 6 Zone WiFi Ready Outdoor ControllerRainbird ESP-RZXe 8 Zone WiFi Ready Outdoor Controller
Type Fixed Station Controller Fixed Station Controller Fixed Station Controller
Material Plastic Plastic Plastic
Colour White, Green White, Green White, Green
IP Rating Weatherproof Weatherproof Weatherproof
Power Supply 240v AC 240v AC 240v AC
Power Output 24v AC 24v AC 24v AC
No. of Programs 4 4 4
No. of Start Times 6 5 6
No. of Zones 4 6 8
Max. Run Time 199 Minutes 199 Minutes 199 Minutes
  • The main safety concern is regarding the water supply. To avoid contamination of the mains water upstream, in most municipalities, a Dual Check Valve is required at the water connection.

  • In rare applications, like on a wall under a well covered patio where the space is 100% dry all the time & not exposed to the sun, an indoor controller will continue to operate without issue. But if you’re not sure, we recommend installing an outdoor model. If something does go wrong with your controller due to water damage or the LCD screen failing from sun exposure, the warranty is voided so it’s not worth the risk.

  • A garden tap is an excellent place to connect your irrigation system. Ideally, install a connection point behind the tap (turn the water off first) so you can still use your tap to fill a bucket when you need to.

  • Yes, irrigation controllers typically have a manual function, this will allow you to both operate all zones, or each one individually as you please.

  • No, unless you’re tapping into your water supply, a plumber isn’t required. Most domestic irrigation systems can be installed by anyone half handy.

  • In some states a rain sensor is mandatory, but regardless it’s something you should include in your irrigation system. Having your system turn on in the middle of a day of rain is not only embarrassing, it’s a terrible waste of water & the overwatering is bad for your garden!

  • There’s no single answer for any system because of a range of factors. So work with trial and error. If you’ve got no idea, maybe start at 5-10 mins. Then think about watering days depending on the time of year, if it’s summer, everyday, but winter maybe once a week.

  • Well you’re in the right place! We’ve got it all here. The first step, is drawing out a plan of your garden, to scale of course. If you need help on how to do that, you can get started right here!

  • We get any number of calls from people across the country who've bought from overseas & have problems. From electrical output problems to thread compatibility problems & other problems that we aren't able to help with!

    By buying from SunshowerOnline, right here in Australia, you can be sure that your warranty issues are covered, that compatibility & compliance isn't an issue & that you'll be able to get helpful after service advice. 

  • Domestic irrigation controllers will always operate zones one at a time. Even if you try to operate 2 to come on at the same time, the controller will automatically delay the operation of the second zone until after the first zone has finished running.

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