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Rain Bird ESP LX-IVM 2-wire Station Controller


The latest 2-Wire Controller from Rain Bird boasts an array of impressive new features, including the Integrated Valve Module. This module stays in continuous communication with the controller, ensuring efficient irrigation and providing advanced diagnostic capabilities. The ESP-LXIVM model can accommodate up to 60 stations as standard, or up to 240 stations with the LX-IVM Pro. It also enables the connection of up to four 2-Wire paths, while advanced flow management tools and flow sensing capabilities establish a new benchmark for cutting-edge water management within the industry.

Details Code Price Quantity  
LX-IVM – 60 Station Controller ILXIVMAU $3,982.77
 incl GST
LX-IVM Pro – 240 Station Controller ILXIVMPAU $10,159.13
 incl GST
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Rain Bird's ESP-LXIVM series controllers offer a range of powerful, user-friendly, and adaptable features. These include the groundbreaking Integrated Valve Module, which incorporates a "smart solenoid" that maintains continuous communication with the controller for efficient irrigation and advanced diagnostics. The ESP-LXIVM can accommodate up to 60 stations as standard, or up to 240 stations with the LX-IVM Pro, and up to four 2-Wire paths can be connected. The controller also incorporates flow sensing and advanced flow management tools that set new industry benchmarks for state-of-the-art water management.

Controller Features

60-station capability with standard LX-IVM and 240 with LX-IVM Pro
• Flow sensor inputs; up to 5 with LX-IVM and 10 with LX-IVM Pro
• Six user-selectable languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese
• Removable front panel is programmable under battery power
• Wall-mounted, locking outer casing made of high-impact molded plastic. UV and water resistant
Optional metal case and/or metal pedestal, or stainless steel case and/or stainless steel pedestal
Optional remote water management system available using the IQ4 platform and NCC cartridges


Rain Bird's ESP-LXIVM Series 2-Wire controllers are purpose-built for the most extensive and high-demand environments, such as sprawling housing or condominium complexes, educational institutions, sports fields, parks, public spaces, and expansive industrial or commercial sites.

Operating Specifications

• Station Run Time: 0 min. to 96 hrs.
• Seasonal Adjust: 0% to 300% (96 hrs. maximum
station run time)
10 independent programs on the ESP-LXIVM
and 40 on the ESP-LXIVM Pro
8 start times per program
• Program Day Cycles include Custom days of
the week, Odd, Odd no 31st, Even, and Cyclical
• Manual Station and Manual Program starts

Electrical Specifications

Input required: 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz (International models: 230 VAC ± 10%, 50Hz or 60Hz)
• Power back-up: For the full design life of 10 year, the Lithium coin-cell battery maintains time and date while nonvolatile memory maintains programs
Compatible with Rain Bird commercial valves
(PGA, PEB, GB, EFB-CP and BPE series)

q4 interfase

Compatible with IQ4

The Modular Multi-Site Central Control system, powered by the IQ4 Platform, delivers cutting-edge monitoring, programming, and control features through a user-friendly interface. With advanced water management capabilities, IQ4 enhances efficiency while reducing costs and saving time. Additionally, a cloud-based version of IQ4 is available, further extending its accessibility and flexibility.

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 and 16 with LXIVM Pro
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 and 10 with LX-IVM Pro
• Optional Weather Sensors are programmable by station to prevent or pause watering; up to 4 with LX-IVM and 8 with LX-IVM Pro
• Seasonal Adjust by Program or by Month


Diagnostic Features

• 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
2-Wire Mapping: Maps the devices to corresponding wire paths in the controller to help quickly fi nd and resolve issues
• Trending 12-month electrical history reports
and proactive action
Self-Healing: Automatically detect “fi xes” to wire path and splice issues and re-start irrigation without reliance on manual intervention
Two- Way Communication: With “Intelligent” Valves Modules communication happens both ways enabling key features
Self-Shutoff : Once loss of power is detected, automatically shutoff valve to avoid leaks.

Surge Protection

Proper grounding and surge protection is essential for 2-Wire installations. A 2-Wire path must be surge protected and grounded every 500 feet (150 meters) or every 15 devices, whichever is smaller.
The IVM-SD Line Surge Protector is used for this purpose


UL, CUL, CE, CSA, C-Tick, FCC Part 15


14.32” x 12.69” x 5.50” (36.4 x 32.2 x 14.0 cm)


  • 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)
key specifications