Rain Bird TBOS-II Battery Operated Controllers



Rain Bird TBOS-II Battery Operated Controllers-Commercial Level Control for Battery-Operated Systems

The Rain Bird TBOS-II Battery Operated Controllers allows the use of automatic irrigation in challenging areas where AC power is not available. Its water saving programming features maximize water efficiency by letting you build highly-customized programs.

With seven advanced programming features, the Rain Bird TBOS-II Battery Operated Controller cuts setup time and eliminates repeat trips to the controller, resulting in water-efficient programs and lower operating expenses.

Five watering day cycle modes (Custom, even, odd, odd-31, cyclical) selectable by program for maximum flexibility and watering restriction compliance.




Advanced Water Management

• Master Valve: Extra support for stations that require a back-up to minimize water leaks or need extra water pressure

• Seasonal Adjust: Automatically adjusts station run times for each month


Time-Saving Programming

• Contractor Default Program: Save a customized default program that can be automatically restored at a later date

• Naming Stations: Identify valves and their function without turning on the system programs

• Programming Templates: Save commonly-used programs as a template that can be transferred to other controllers

• Review Programs: Automatically verifies if the system is correctly programmed

• Test All Valves: Automatically tests if the system is correctly programmed and wired


Flexible Programming

• 8 start times per program per day

• Basic programming includes 3 independent programs with flexible days cycles including custom even, odd, odd-31 and 1-6 day program cycles for maximum flexibility

• Independent station operation allows simultaneous start times or sequential start times based on system hydraulic capacity

• Run-time from 1 minute to 12 hours in 1-minute increments


Easy to Use Interface

• Battery indicator reports battery status in the TBOS Field Transmitter

• Field transmitter and control module have external infrared connectors for easy plug-in

• It is possible to transmit information even if the module is under water

• One TBOS field transmitter programs an unlimited number of TBOS Control Modules

• The 7-key keypad is equipped with a “beep” sound to confirm that a key has been pressed for fast and sure programming

• The TBOS field transmitter has a large Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with self-explanatory function icons. Each function is indicated by an easy-to-understand symbol


Valve Compatibility

• TBOS potted latching solenoid is compatible with all Rain Bird valves in the DV, DVF, ASVF, PGA, PEB, PESB, GB, EFB-CP, BPE and BPES series

• The TBOS solenoid adapters will adapt the potted latching solenoid for use in retrofit applications with non-Rain Bird valves such as Irritrol® (Hardie/Richdel) and Buckner® valves or Champion® and Superior® valve actuators

• Warranty Period: 3 years


TBOS-II Control Module

• Active sensor connection accommodates Rain Bird® RSD-BEx Rain Sensor

• Available in 4 models: 1, 2, 4 and 6 stations

• Battery life is approximately one year with a high-quality 9V alkaline battery

• C-Tick approved

• In order to control a TBOS II Control Module you must use the TBOS II Field Transmitter, TBOS II Control Modules are not compatible with the TBOS I Field Transmitter

• IP-68 rated waterproof case for reliable operation under water

• Control Module Dimensions:

– Width: 3.8″ (9,5 cm)

–  Height: 5.1″ (13,0 cm)

– Depth: 2″ (5,3 cm)

– Weight: 17.64 ounces (500g)

• Operates one valve per station

• Operates with only one 9V alkaline battery (Energizer™ and Duracell™ are recommended) type 6 AM6 (international standard) or 6LR61 (European standard); battery not included

• Station timing: 1 minute to 12 hours in 1-minute increments with a 365-day calendar. Stations can be assigned to multiple programs


• Maximum Wire run between the module and solenoid:

Wire Size (AWG) Maximum Distance
18 AWG (0.75 mm2) 32 ft (10 m)
16 AWG (1.5 mm2) 100 ft (30 m)

TBOS-II Field Transmitter

• C-Tick approved

• Field Transmitter Dimensions:

– Width: 2.8″ (7,0 cm)

– Height: 6.3″ (16,0 cm)

– Depth: 1.2″ (3,0 cm)

– Weight: 8.81 ounces (250g)

– Operating temperature: 14° to 149° F (-10° to 65°C)

• Field Transmitter required for programming control module

• The TBOS II Field Transmitter can operate both TBOS I & II Control Modules


TBOS-II Potted Latching Solenoid

• 150 psi (10 bar) maximum operating pressure

• Fits Rain Bird valves: DV, DVF, ASVF, PGA, PEB, PESB, GB, EFB-CP, BPE and BPES series

• Latching Solenoid Dimensions:

– Width: 1.4″ (4,0 cm)

– Height: 2.4″ (6,0 cm)

– Depth: 1.5″ (4,2 cm)

• Two 18 gauge (0,75mm2) wires are supplied: 23.6 inches (60 cm) long

TBOS-II Solenoid Adapters

• Black adapter for plastic valves allow the TBOS potted latching solenoid to be used with selected Irritrol (Hardie/Richdel) and Buckner valves

• Brown adapter for brass valves allow the TBOS potted latching solenoid to be used with selected Champion and Superior valve actuators

• Easy to install