The Default setting for Priming is disabled. Enabling this feature allows the pump to use its "Flow Technology"
to make sure the pump is primed when it starts. This feature will not override the "Max Speed" setting. The
priming feature ramps the pump to 1800 RPM and pauses for three (3) seconds. If there is sufficient water flow
in the pump basket the pump will go out of priming mode and run its commanded speed. If the flow in the
pump basket is not sufficient, the pump will ramp to the "Max Speed" setting and stay there for the priming
delay time, which is defaulted at 20 seconds. If there is sufficient water flow in the pump basket at this time, it
will go out of priming mode and ramp to the commanded speed. If there is still insufficient flow in the pump
basket, the pump will try to prime at the "Maximum Speed" for the amount of time set up in the "Maximum
Priming Time" menu.
Maximum Priming Time: The Maximum Priming Time can be set from 1 minute to 30 minutes. The default
setting is 11 minutes. This is the maximum amount of time the pump will try to prime before giving an error.
However if the pump does not see a sufficient amount of water in the pump basket this can cause the pump to
report a Dry Priming Alarm within seconds of the beginning of the priming cycle.
Priming Dry Alarm: An insufficient amount of water in the basket during priming will cause the pump to report
a Priming Dry Alarm. The basket should be filled with water and the pump restarted when this alarm occurs.
Note: When a Priming Dry Alarm takes place it will try to restart after 10 minutes, unlike a pump which
will not restart after a Priming Dry Alarm.
Primed Sensitivity: The primed sensitivity can be set from 1% to 100%. The factory default setting is 1%
meaning that the pump is at its most sensitive setting in regards to determining if the pump has attained a prime
or not. Increasing this number will decrease the amount of flow needed for the pump to sense that it is primed.
Making this number too high could cause the pump to think it has attained a prime and evacuated the air from
the system when it has not. If the system is such, that the pump has trouble coming out of the priming mode and
it is evident that the pump basket is full of water and flowing then the Primed Sensitivity number can be
Priming Delay: The priming delay can be set from 1 second to 10 minutes. The default setting is 20 seconds.
This means the pump will ramp to 1800 RPM and stay there for three (3) seconds which it will always do in the
hard Priming Mode. If there is sufficient flow in the pump basket, the pump will then go out of priming mode
and ramp to its commanded speed. If there is insufficient water flow in the pump basket the pump will ramp to
the Max Speed Setting and stay there for the default time of 20 seconds. It may be necessary to increase the
prime delay to allow the system to stabilize before the pump goes into running mode. If the pump errors out
immediately after priming, then increasing the Priming Delay time may correct the issue.