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    Question iAqualink controlling Intelliflo VS-relay or not?

    I'm about to upgrade my Aqualink RS ver. N with iAqualink ver. R along with a pump switch to Intelliflo VS. I've done enough research to know that this combination will work fine with no Intellicom required. My question is; do I wire the pump power to the relay (as is the case with my current single speed WhisperFlo) as Jandy recommends, or directly to the breaker panel as Pentair recommends.

    I know the Aqualink will control the pump. But will it shut it down to let the valves rotate when I switch pool to/from spa if I wire it hot?

    Thanks in advance!

    Ron Jenson
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    Re: iAqualink controlling Intelliflo VS-relay or not?

    When controlling an IntelliFlo through a data cable (or IntelliComm II) the IntelliFlo power should be wired directly to the breaker. You only want to wire it to a relay when you are not using a data cable (which means only a single speed).
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    Re: iAqualink controlling Intelliflo VS-relay or not?

    Got it all installed yesterday direct to power as you recommended. iAqualink (with rev. T firmware) communicates flawlessly with intelliflo vs pump. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: iAqualink controlling Intelliflo VS-relay or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    When controlling an IntelliFlo through a data cable (or IntelliComm II) the IntelliFlo power should be wired directly to the breaker. You only want to wire it to a relay when you are not using a data cable (which means only a single speed).
    I'm curious why you say this. The Aqualink manual says that it should be connected through a relay.
    Quote Originally Posted by manual
    Connect the two red hot wires of the pump to the two load side connections on the filter pump relay as shown in Figure 7.
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    Re: iAqualink controlling Intelliflo VS-relay or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by rosensama View Post
    I'm curious why you say this. The Aqualink manual says that it should be connected through a relay.
    It must be like the Hayward manual that also says to connect it to the relay, although they had an additional loose sheet as an addendum with the correct connections.
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