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A5 PC™ Series

Pressure Compensating Ag Dripline

Engineered, manufactured and tested with your needs in mind

You now have a choice when it comes to flat-emitter, pressure compensating heavywall dripline. Rain Bird engineers leveraged over 75 years of irrigation expertise to develop state-of-the-art Ag dripline that meets or exceeds the performance of any Ag dripline on the market.

Rain Bird® A5 PC™ Dripline is designed to address the key issues confronting growers today.

Reliable, Steady Flow

A5 PC’s grit-tolerant, clog-resistant design ensures that water will keep flowing to your crops, whether it is being drawn from a well, pond, reservoir or canal. By minimizing clogging and maintenance, it saves you time and money.

High Uniformity and Efficiency

The technologically advanced pressure-compensating design of the A5 PC emitter maximizes uniformity and water-use efficiency, even with substantial elevation changes. By reducing the need for water, energy, chemicals and fertilizer, you get increased crop output with significantly lower input.


Maximum Durability

Growers demand reliable performance in the harshest conditions. A5 PC dripline is engineered and tested to stand up to harsh chemicals, UV radiation and damage that can be caused by farm equipment, giving you years of worry-free performance.

Application Versatility

A5 PC dripline is ideally suited for all above- and below-grade vineyard and orchard applications, including grapes, hops, stone fruits, almonds, walnuts, pecans and more.

Greater Uniformity

Pressure-compensating emitter performance over the entire lateral length ensures consistent, accurate watering for healthier crops.

Exceptional Durability

Structurally robust design stands up to abuse from tractors and harvesting equipment. Specially formulated silicone diaphragm resists damage from chemicals and grit, adding to durability and long-term, worry-free performance.

Longer Runs, Lower Costs

Low-profile emitter design results in reduced friction loss, allowing longer maximum lateral runs and more cost-effective system design.

Up to 15% Energy Savings

Lower minimum compensating pressure and reduced friction loss decreases energy requirements by up to 15%. (Based on 18 mm tubing, 0.5 gph emitter flow rate, 36" emitter spacing and 880' dripline run length.) A5 PC requires 8.3 psi less operating pressure than cylindrical style emitters saving growers up to 15% energy costs annually.

Outstanding Service and Support

Over 75 years of Ag irrigation expertise to assist you with design, installation, service and support of your system.

Rain Bird® GritX™ Emitter Technology removes the obstacles to reliable irrigation

Growers face difficult challenges in the field every day. Efficient, worry-free irrigation shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why Rain Bird engineers developed grit-resistant, self-cleaning GritX Emitter Technology.

GritX Emitter Technology ensures a steady flow of water to your crops by drawing clean water from the center of the tubing. Most grit and debris flow along the tubing wall without entering the emitter. If any debris does enter, it is easily passed through the emitter’s large inlet holes and along the wide flow channel – the widest in the industry.

The dual-flushing design forces grit out of the emitter automatically, preventing clogs that can potentially harm your crops. The result: consistent pressure and even distribution of water that you can rely on.


  • Above- or below-grade
  • Flat, sloped or rolling terrain
  • Low-quality water conditions

Nominal Flow Rates:

  • 0.31 GPH (1.2 l/h)
  • 0.42 GPH (1.6 l/h)
  • 0.53 GPH (2.0 l/h)
  • 0.61 GPH (2.3 l/h)
  • 0.93 GPH (3.5 l/h)
  • 1.06 GPH (4.0 l/h)

Dripper Spacing:

  • 12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48", 60"
  • 20cm, 30cm, 40cm, 45cm, 50cm, 60cm, 75cm, 100cm
  • Custom spacing available

Minimum Regulating Pressure:

  • 7 psi

Maximum Regulating Pressure:

  • 60 psi

Required Minimum Filtration:

  • 120 mesh

Tubing Dimensions:

  • 16 mm, 35 mil
    ID 0.540" (13.72 mm)
    Wall thickness 0.035" (0.89 mm)
    OD 0.610" (15.5 mm)
  • 16 mm, 45 mil
    ID 0.540" (13.72 mm)
    Wall thickness 0.045" (1.14 mm)
    OD 0.630" (16 mm)
  • 18 mm
    ID 0.619" (15.72 mm)
    Wall thickness 0.045" (1.14 mm)
    OD 0.709" (18 mm)
  • 20 mm
    ID 0.690" (17.53 mm)
    Wall thickness 0.048" (1.22 mm)
    OD 0.786" (20 mm)

Customer Satisfaction Policy:

Rain Bird’s best-in-industry Customer Satisfaction Policy provides 5 years of protection on product workmanship and 7 years on environmental stress cracking.

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