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    relay to valve actuator

    I'm toying with options to run the valve actuator thru the relay.

    Pentair IntelliTouch i5, i7 and even the i9, only support 3 valves on board. 1 of them is reserved for pump operation. Since I'm using IntelliFlow pump, that output is not used.

    With the expansion module, I got to use 3 more valves.

    I need to add another valve and Pentair T/S tells me to purchase another cabinet called (Pentair 521225 IntelliTouch i5x Expansion Kit), which is not going to happen due to cost.

    I do have all those relays (Aux1-8) that are not being used.

    Question is, does anyone know of a kit to convert relay wiring to valve actuator, or wiring splice kit to run the valve actuator thru a relay?

    I can figure this out, but didn't want to reinvent the wheel if existing solution --outside of the x5-- is available.
    Viking fiberglass Island Breeze II (16'x40'x8'); Pentair pump/filter/heater/chlorinator; IntelliTouch with iX+3; Autelis.

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    Re: relay to valve actuator

    Mario,

    I think you will find that the standard Aux relays are SPST and to do what you want, you will need a SPDT relay. I used an additional 120v to 24 v transformer and the Pentair 2-speed relay to do what you want to do. You could use any SPDT relay, but I chose the Pentair 2-speed relay, which costs about $100, just because it is designed to bolt right into the existing relay slots and comes with the coil wire and plug already attached. If you PM me your e-mail address I'll send you a crude schematic.

    Jim R.
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    Re: relay to valve actuator

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    Mario,

    I think you will find that the standard Aux relays are SPST and to do what you want, you will need a SPDT relay. I used an additional 120v to 24 v transformer and the Pentair 2-speed relay to do what you want to do. You could use any SPDT relay, but I chose the Pentair 2-speed relay, which costs about $100, just because it is designed to bolt right into the existing relay slots and comes with the coil wire and plug already attached. If you PM me your e-mail address I'll send you a crude schematic.

    Jim R.
    Jim, thanks for responding so quickly.

    I agree that SPDT will be the best solution.

    Do you know if/where I can get the 2 pin connector from the relay harness?
    I'm going to use DIN connector and use SPDT and drive my valve actuators that way.

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    I'm looking for this connector (male)

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    Viking fiberglass Island Breeze II (16'x40'x8'); Pentair pump/filter/heater/chlorinator; IntelliTouch with iX+3; Autelis.

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    Re: relay to valve actuator

    I don't, but someone here posted the P/N for the red connector a month or two ago. Sorry, but I don't remember who made that post.

    I assume your pool is not a saltwater pool with a SWG... Is this correct?

    This 20 cent plug is just one reason I went with the Pentair 2-speed relay, that and I wanted my modification to look like it like it was supposed to be there..

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Calder Spa.

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    Re: relay to valve actuator

    Quote Originally Posted by atttech-2 View Post
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    Thanks guys.
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