I had a pool timer failure early this summer which required me to replace the timer (Intermatic mechanical). When I rewired the new timer I wired it to switch on/off my SWG with the pump. According to the owner's manual this seems how it is supposed to be wired. When originally installed, the SWG was on all the time regardless of the pump operation, and obviously only generating when there was flow.
The questions I have are based on the assumption that the SWG generates for a given amount of time based on the percentage desired relative to time. So with it set at 50% for a 6-hour pump run time, it would generate for 3-hours.
What is the percentage based on? Average run time? 24-hours?
Does it cycle on and off at short durations? How does the SWG determine the time based on the percentage?
Does the SWG need constant power to keep track of time?
When the SWG was wired to be powered all the time, I would see the "Clean/Inspect light a couple of times during the season. I haven't seen it yet this season.
The reason I am asking is everything was going along fine this summer, left the pool while traveling for days on end, no problem. On a recent trip, I returned to find cloudy water with no FC and the LED on the SWG indicating it was generating. I scrolled through the diagnostics and the volts was at 30 and the amps was at 0. Switched it of and on and the volts and amps indicated is was generating. I SLAMed the pool back into shape, and now I have to leave again in a few days for a week, and I am a bit concerned.