Rain Bird ESP-9V Battery Controllers

ESP-9V — Plays Rough. Works Easy.

The Rain Bird® ESP-9V Controller offers easy programming alongside a rugged design that can withstand the wettest, dirtiest and dustiest conditions — making it the clear choice for your irrigation control needs, no matter your location.

  • Unmatched 5-year warranty — rest easy knowing Rain Bird has your back if your irrigation controller encounters issues
  • Weatherproof design — superior protection from dirt, dust, and water so your battery-operated irrigation controller can truly be installed anywhere
  • 2+ year battery life — industry-leading battery life, even in harsh, humid conditions
  • Intuitive programming — contractors, property managers and homeowners can easily streamline workflows and irrigate with precision

You have enough things to stress about. Don’t let your irrigation control system be one of them. The new ESP-9V battery-operated controller is easy to use, easy to install and easy to own. A clear view forward.

Irrigation Controller Features

  • Waterproof case ensures long life, even when installed in a valve box
  • Common programming features are conveniently located on one screen, making programming quick and easy
  • Operates for at least two full years with two 9-volt alkaline batteries, or a minimum one year with one 9-volt alkaline battery
  • Large LCD display with easy to navigate user interface
  • Sensor input with bypass override
  • Master valve/pump-start circuit (multi-zone units only)
  • Non-volatile (100-year) program memory keeps your schedule safe when batteries die or are changed
  • IP68 certified for protection against dust and water intrusion
  • Plastic controller case with outstanding resistance to weather, yellowing and aging
  • Dual-sealed battery chamber keeps dust, dirt and water out

Scheduling Features

  • Dedicated one-touch manual watering button for easy operation
  • Automatic zone-stacking ensures that only one valve irrigates at the same time. ESP-9V will automatically irrigate the lower number zone first if zones are scheduled to water at the same time
  • Contractor Rapid Programming™ automatically copies the start times and watering days from zone 1 to all remaining zones at initial setup
  • Routine schedules can be created in three simple steps
  • Run times, start times, and watering days are customizable by zone
  • 6 start times per zone
  • 4 watering day options per zone: Custom days of the week, Cyclic, and ODD or EVEN calendar days
  • Delay watering (1 to 9 days)


Tech Specs


  • cULus, CE, IP68. For current certifications visit: www.rainbird.com/WPX

Controller Dimensions

  • Width: 13.59 cm•
  • Height: 10.26 cm
  • Depth: 6.15 cm
  • Weight: 907 g

LCD Screen Size

  • Width: 5.72 cm
  • Height: 3.18 cm
  • Optional Wall Mount Dimensions
  • Width: 10.76 cm
  • Height: 17.60 cm
  • Depth: 4.99 cm
  • Weight: 107 g