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    Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    Purchased and installed the following 4/2007.
    6614AP1400 PureLink Power Center
    PLC 1400 Cell kit
    PDA-PS4 AquaLink PDA

    I am considering a upgrade to iAqualink but depending on my systems rev level the cost varies dramatically. I am in Michigan and can't boot up the system for at least a month so is there a way with just the PDA or stickers on boards to determine the REV Level ?

    Sticker on front of panel: B06RSCEJ046
    Back of Board: PCB# 8124a
    ACP240648646
    White Sticker "G"
    2006 Date on Board
    Also would like to know the following:
    1. Which kit do I order ?
    2. If I upgrade and don;t want to use the PDA anymore what components, other than the PDA can I remove and sell on EBAY to offset the upgrade cost ?
    Thanks !
    20*40 Liner 2'-8' deep, Spill Over SPA, Electric Cover, Jandy Purelink (Aquapure & PDA), Hayward SP2610x15 (1.5HP Single Speed), Hayward H300 (Millavolt)

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    You can upgrade. The cost is about 800-900 for the PDA upgrade to be able to use the iaqualink. The upgrade will consist of a new control board and PDA receiver module. The one that has the antenna. You can look at trying to get the upgrade for the jandy one touch which is about $300-$500. Here is a link to a guy who sells upgrade on ebay. I have talked to him several times and is very helpful.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zodiac-Jandy-iQ ... 1e706d538f

    Greg is his name and if you send him a message he will send you his number. Pool supply world is another awesome place that carries the upgrades.

    IQ900-PDA is what you want.


    Pool Size: 20 x 40 Free Form Inground Plaster Pool w/ a shallow cove.
    Gallons : ~23K Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter, Jandy e-pump 1.5HP
    Polaris 280 w/ Booster Pump, AqualinkRS PDA4 Remote, Aqua-Pure SWG
    Jandy LED Pool Lights (2), Heliocol 500 Sq. Ft solar rack system

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    I was just considering this myself. My Aqualink was installed in 2006, but all the chip says is "PANDS 4, Rev PDA 1.2, 8271". I assume mine can upgrade also?

    Will my old PDA still work with the new iAqualink system, in addition to having the wifi connection for control via internal/tablet, or will my older PDA be a doorstop after the upgrade? Information I read online is fuzzy; it sounds like it may work, but the PDA then becomes a "on/off" remote only (no programming). That's perfectly ok if that is the case....I hate programming via the PDA anyway.

    I'm also assuming this new firmware provides the capability to use the new ePump functionality (I know my system doesn't support the newer pumps right now).

    Edit: I think I found the answers. Will my old PDA work? No. You need a rev 6 or higher PDA to work with iAqualink. Not really a problem though, since you can use a smartphone or tablet to control iAqualink. I have a cheapo Android tablet and I won't worry that it's not waterproof....who cares, it's cheap enough that I can buy another tablet if something happens.

    The iAqualink will also control the new ePump/VS pumps....plus I noticed it will control your sprinkler system (if your RS system is properly equipped. I'll have to look into that).
    Mike

    16.5k IG gunite pool/spa, pebble-tec type plaster, Aquapure 1400 SWG, Jandy 2hp ePump main pump, Jandy 1.5hp Stealth on waterfall, Polaris 280, iAqualink wifi control, Colorsplash LED pool/spa lights

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    My PDA will control my epump made by jandy. I think you are correct about making the PDA just a on/off remote. I thought about getting the upgrade but instead I installed the autelis controller. I put wifi out by my pool as well. The autelis is not much faster but now I can control my pool from inside my house. It was a lot cheaper.

    Edit:@ nxtpool if you are interested I can show you how I installed the wifi router and autelis controller. If it fairly easy to do.

    Pool Size: 20 x 40 Free Form Inground Plaster Pool w/ a shallow cove.
    Gallons : ~23K Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter, Jandy e-pump 1.5HP
    Polaris 280 w/ Booster Pump, AqualinkRS PDA4 Remote, Aqua-Pure SWG
    Jandy LED Pool Lights (2), Heliocol 500 Sq. Ft solar rack system

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    I have a 2 year old Jandy PDA 6.

    Jandy/Zodiac shows two different "Upgrade" kits. The iQ900-RS and the iQ900-PDA. My pool guy says that the RS unit is the one I want. Is there a difference between the two?

    Pool guy quotes about $800 installed, which seems like a total ripoff considering my unit is 2 years old...
    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    I have a PDA and for what I have been told by pool supplier plus jandy themselves is that if you have the pda you will use i900–pda. You can get the other one your pda would just become a on/off remote.


    You can install it yourself. It is pretty easy to replace the main board.

    The type of upgrade you can get is also driven by which firmware rev you have. I would give jandy a call.

    Pool Size: 20 x 40 Free Form Inground Plaster Pool w/ a shallow cove.
    Gallons : ~23K Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter, Jandy e-pump 1.5HP
    Polaris 280 w/ Booster Pump, AqualinkRS PDA4 Remote, Aqua-Pure SWG
    Jandy LED Pool Lights (2), Heliocol 500 Sq. Ft solar rack system

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    It looks like a VERY simple install, but Zodiac/Jandy says

    Can I install iAquaLink myself?
    Installing iAquaLink is not a DIY project. Installing the iAquaLink device can involve working in close proximity to high-voltage, high-current electrical systems which have the potential to cause severe injury or death. It also requires detailed knowledge of how a pool automation system operates. Only a licensed, qualified pool professional or electrician should attempt to install iAquaLink. Before installing iAquaLink read all warnings contained in the Quick-Start Guide or the iAquaLink Installation Manual.


    ie, Use one of our contractors and pay full retail plus install...
    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare
    It looks like a VERY simple install, but Zodiac/Jandy says

    Can I install iAquaLink myself?
    Installing iAquaLink is not a DIY project. Installing the iAquaLink device can involve working in close proximity to high-voltage, high-current electrical systems which have the potential to cause severe injury or death. It also requires detailed knowledge of how a pool automation system operates. Only a licensed, qualified pool professional or electrician should attempt to install iAquaLink. Before installing iAquaLink read all warnings contained in the Quick-Start Guide or the iAquaLink Installation Manual.


    ie, Use one of our contractors and pay full retail plus install...
    If you shut down the aqualink rs you should be good to go. Jandy is just covering their butts w/ that statement. I work on electronics for a living so I comfortable doing it. The hardest part is routing the transmitter/receiver cable through the HV area to the LV area other than that it should be unhooking some connections, pulling the board and replacing it. If you do it make sure you go through your settings and write them down before hand. Jandy had me wipe my system once and doing it from memory was a pain. You could buy the upgrade and negotiate on the install cost. They might be charging you a 10% pass through cost for the equipment that is why I buy my own first.

    Pool Size: 20 x 40 Free Form Inground Plaster Pool w/ a shallow cove.
    Gallons : ~23K Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter, Jandy e-pump 1.5HP
    Polaris 280 w/ Booster Pump, AqualinkRS PDA4 Remote, Aqua-Pure SWG
    Jandy LED Pool Lights (2), Heliocol 500 Sq. Ft solar rack system

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    Quote Originally Posted by jkurl
    My PDA will control my epump made by jandy. I think you are correct about making the PDA just a on/off remote. I thought about getting the upgrade but instead I installed the autelis controller. I put wifi out by my pool as well. The autelis is not much faster but now I can control my pool from inside my house. It was a lot cheaper.

    Edit:@ nxtpool if you are interested I can show you how I installed the wifi router and autelis controller. If it fairly easy to do.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2

    I picked up the Autelis a few days ago on eBay when I was looking for some other stuff. I wasn't really sure what it was at first so I did a little research and decided to buy it since it was cheap. I figured being able to use my phone to control it would be nice. I haven't opened the package or instructions yet but would love to hear how you installed yours.http://www.ebay.com/itm/230973946553?ss ... 1439.l2649
    Jay...12,500 gallon freeform pool and attached spa w/ Bullfrog Oscillator & ClusterSpray Jetpaks
    Jandy 2hp VS pump(main), Jandy 2hp Stealth pump(Jetpaks), Jandy 1hp Stealth pump(water features) Jandy CL-580 filter, Jandy Watercolors LED lighting, Jandy Aqualink RS8(revision MM) w/Aquapalm, Autelis Controller, Onetouch controller, Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWG, Jandy LXi 400k heater, Paramount PV3 6 zone infloor cleaning system

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    Quote Originally Posted by Owner/Builder
    Quote Originally Posted by jkurl
    My PDA will control my epump made by jandy. I think you are correct about making the PDA just a on/off remote. I thought about getting the upgrade but instead I installed the autelis controller. I put wifi out by my pool as well. The autelis is not much faster but now I can control my pool from inside my house. It was a lot cheaper.

    Edit:@ nxtpool if you are interested I can show you how I installed the wifi router and autelis controller. If it fairly easy to do.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2

    I picked up the Autelis a few days ago on eBay when I was looking for some other stuff. I wasn't really sure what it was at first so I did a little research and decided to buy it since it was cheap. I figured being able to use my phone to control it would be nice. I haven't opened the package or instructions yet but would love to hear how you installed yours.http://www.ebay.com/itm/230973946553?ss ... 1439.l2649
    What is funny about the eBay posting is that was my autelis controller I sold to you. Small world. I will send you a pm on how I installed it.

    I just sent you a pm. If you need more help I can send you my number to help you over the phone. You got a great deal I paid over $200 for that thing.


    Pool Size: 20 x 40 Free Form Inground Plaster Pool w/ a shallow cove.
    Gallons : ~23K Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter, Jandy e-pump 1.5HP
    Polaris 280 w/ Booster Pump, AqualinkRS PDA4 Remote, Aqua-Pure SWG
    Jandy LED Pool Lights (2), Heliocol 500 Sq. Ft solar rack system

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    That was an excellent deal. I had actually never heard of the Autelis before but saw yours when looking for some other equipment that I needed. My Aquapalm remote always gets lost and the buttons stick sometimes and just generally acts wacky so I figured it might be nice to use my phone to control my system. So what made you decide to remove the Autelis system?
    Jay...12,500 gallon freeform pool and attached spa w/ Bullfrog Oscillator & ClusterSpray Jetpaks
    Jandy 2hp VS pump(main), Jandy 2hp Stealth pump(Jetpaks), Jandy 1hp Stealth pump(water features) Jandy CL-580 filter, Jandy Watercolors LED lighting, Jandy Aqualink RS8(revision MM) w/Aquapalm, Autelis Controller, Onetouch controller, Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWG, Jandy LXi 400k heater, Paramount PV3 6 zone infloor cleaning system

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    Re: Determine Aqualink Rev level for conversion to iAqualink

    I upgraded to the iaqualink system and I wanted a rs8 board vice a RS4 board, so I figured if I was going to upgrade might as well bite the bullet and get the iaqualink.


    Pool Size: 20 x 40 Free Form Inground Plaster Pool w/ a shallow cove.
    Gallons : ~23K Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter, Jandy e-pump 1.5HP
    Polaris 280 w/ Booster Pump, AqualinkRS PDA4 Remote, Aqua-Pure SWG
    Jandy LED Pool Lights (2), Heliocol 500 Sq. Ft solar rack system

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