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Thread: help troubleshooting intellichlor?

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    help troubleshooting intellichlor?


    Can someone point me to some troubleshooting steps on an intellichlor. Basically the breaker immediately pops when reset. There is a transformer and a PCB inside the housing and the PCB has obvious signs of damage (lightening strike I assume). Some of the caps are blown off and other burn marks on the board.

    Obviously I need to replace that board, but don't want to drop $200 on a board only to have the new one blow up because something else is bad. Is the entire intellichlor system made of of PCB, transformer and the cell?

    Any tips on how to troubleshoot? What voltage should be on the high side of the transformer? The cell looks fairly new and clean both inside and out.

    The internal pentair display module also took a hit. Blown out ICs and everything. But everything works from the panel display, programming, service mode, etc. Hopefully can just replace that display.



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    Re: help troubleshooting intellichlor?

    The cell has no user serviceable parts. The power supply should be replaced if it took a lightning hit.

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    Re: help troubleshooting intellichlor?

    I understand the cell has no user serviceable parts. What exactly are the parts which comprise the power supply? Is that the PCB and the transformer?


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    Oct 2011

    Re: help troubleshooting intellichlor?

    On the bottom of your IC low voltage transformer you will see a fuse insertion point. I had a problem with the IC and replaced the fuse with a slightly larger fuse and it fixed the problem.

    Hope that helps.

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