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    Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    So I just purchased a replacement IC40 cell. My previous cell died in 2011, and I've been using tablets for the last two seasons.

    The replacement cell is working nicely so far. My only gripe is that Pentair apparently changed the orientation of the control panel relative to the flow direction. As a result, when the cell is installed, the control panel is upside down.

    This is not a huge deal, but I was wondering if it is possible to detach the panel and reinstall it in the opposite orientation.

    Anyone know?
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    Re: Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    I looked around some search engines and found this from a year ago:

    According to Pentair's customer support line, there is no way to flip the display. The IC40 cell was redesigned to support vertical mounting in which the inlet is at the bottom.

    I have no knowledge of pentairs equipment but was curious of how they operate.
    That does not mean that is the correct answer ,I would contact Pentair to see if you can get another opinion,
    Maybe someone with knowledge of this can jump in and help you out
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    Re: Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    Post a picture of the installation. It sounds like you have installed wrong for the new cell.
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    Re: Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Post a picture of the installation. It sounds like you have installed wrong for the new cell.
    I'll see if I can get to posting a picture later. As of now, it is installed and it is working properly. I'm quite certain that I installed it properly. I oriented the cell per the flow arrows and the internal flow switch.

    Now, I bought this cell off of ebay, so it *is* possible that this is from a batch of cells that had the panel improperly installed at the time of manufacturing. However, the cell matches all the photos in the new manual. It is also clearly reversed from my previous cell, manufactured in February 2008.

    Anyhow, it doesn't matter too much, so long as it works. It's just something of a minor inconvenience when it comes to checking the status lights.
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    Re: Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    Quote Originally Posted by heidiho
    I looked around some search engines and found this from a year ago:

    According to Pentair's customer support line, there is no way to flip the display. The IC40 cell was redesigned to support vertical mounting in which the inlet is at the bottom.

    I have no knowledge of pentairs equipment but was curious of how they operate.
    That does not mean that is the correct answer ,I would contact Pentair to see if you can get another opinion,
    Maybe someone with knowledge of this can jump in and help you out
    You usually get the best answers here.
    Heidi,

    Thanks for searching for me . I was too lazy to search beyond this forum.
    ~13500 gallon gunite pool, Pentair Intelliflo 4x160, Pentair 520 SF cartridge filter, Pentair MasterTemp 400 NG heater
    Pentair Easytouch with IC40 SWCG, Hayward Navigator on dedicated suction line

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    Re: Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    There must be a way because my pool installer put a new one on tonight and flipped it. He was griping about how stupid they looked upside down. He took the plastic cover off that says flow and then very carefully rotated the flow sensor. He stated that whoever his point of contact is told him about it.
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    Re: Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Mep32jep
    There must be a way because my pool installer put a new one on tonight and flipped it. He was griping about how stupid they looked upside down. He took the plastic cover off that says flow and then very carefully rotated the flow sensor. He stated that whoever his point of contact is told him about it.
    I just recently replace the flow sensor on my cell. I suppose this is one way to do it, and it should work just as well.

    However, be careful not to over-torque the sensor. Although I believe that it is a straight thread, there may not be enough thread left for another half-turn. I would suggest loosening the sensor (remember: righty-tighty, lefty-loosey), and see if there are any leaks. The water pressure should be well under 40 psi, so it won't take much to seal the hole. If you try to tighten it and run out of thread, you could potentially crack the cell housing.
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    Re: Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    So far, 4 days and its working great. I am glad because my OCD would have killed me with the display being upside down
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    Re: Pentair IC40 cell, Can I reverse the control panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Mep32jep View Post
    So far, 4 days and its working great. I am glad because my OCD would have killed me with the display being upside down
    Actually flipping it is not a good idea now the pure Chlorine is running right into you r flow switch ... there is a reason Pentair put the flow switch in the rear of the cell

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