I was ready to order the Autelis unit with the outdoor enclosure to make it wireless. I had it in the checkout cart but hesitated because I wasn't sure about the bare wire vs standard plug and whether I should get the GFCI upgrade for the outdoor enclosure. By the time I was ready to place the order, the outdoor enclosure was out of stock!!! So, I emailed Autelis and this was the conversation.
ME: I really want to order the automation controller for the Pentair system, but I need the outdoor enclosure as well. Any ideas when itíll be back in stock? Iíve signed up for the notification already, just wanted an idea of when to expect it.
THEM: Thanks for your inquiry. We have one unit in stock and have updated the inventory however we have received multiple requests for this item and it should sell out promptly. We are currently evaluating new options for the wireless kit hardware and additional inventory may not be available right away. In the meantime we can definitely make recommendations for DIY options.
ME: Well, if something new and improved is coming out, I definitely don't want to buy something that will be outdated next month. Is just the outdoor enclosure changing? I'm military and moving in less than 2 weeks without the family. So, I need something soon.
THEM: Your concerns are understandable. There won't be anything new within the next 1-2 months. During that time we may restock small quantities of the current outdoor kit, use a more expensive preconfigured enclosure, or may discontinue the outdoor kit. However if you would like something within the next 1-2 weeks we would recommend that your purchase the wireless bridge and use our DIY enclosure instructions (see attached).
I'm attaching their DIY enclosure file. My questions is: What should I do? If I'm having to build the enclosure myself and buy a separate wireless bridge, should I just go ahead with the ScreenLogic for about $100 more, yet still build the enclosure for wireless myself. Or, should I shell out the extra for the complete Pentair ScreenLogic setup with wireless adapter for several hundred more? Or, should I buy their controlling unit and build the enclosure myself.
All thoughts about this are greatly greatly appreciated. I'm running out of time.