So, I pretty much have a general understanding of all the equipment for my new pool except for the intellitouch panel. There is a jagged mess of cables inside with ports galore. Indeed, the builder and subs have had issues keeping it all straight and I've started to ask them to label all the wires so it can be maintained in some fashion going forward.
Just as an example, when we connected the intellichem unit recently and restarted power to everything before the tech left, I noticed that the intellichem display and the inhouse display both stopped working. This somehow was traced down to the fact that the heat pump power had gone on, and somehow the heat pump management was incompatible with the intellichem. So, the tech deciding that heat pump management wasn't a priority removed its connection and hopefully we'll fix that this week.
I've tried reading the intellitouch manuals but it is really dry.
From what I've gathered, there are ports for temp sensors, valves, common equipment, and "com ports". For most of my needs, it seems like everything wants a com port...the heat pump, intellichem, control panel, etc...
I have an i5+3s...I'm not sure how many com ports I have. We're about to also put in a screenlogic which also, no surprise, requires a com port.
Has anyone written an easy to understand guide to the wiring inside the intellitouch panel...from what I gather I have lots of spare aux ports, probably 4 valves/actuators in use for solar, cleaner (may not need going forward), deep heating returns, skimmer versus drain suction and I'm not sure if we'll want one for heat pump or keep heat pump always in the water flow (safest?).
Also, there seems to be a station id of some kind that each equipment has to identify itself with values from 1-16, is there a common assignment convention?