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    New Pool Pilot Digital Nano+, Wiring ?

    Hi. Have had my new Nano+ purchased from the SaltPoolGuys running for a couple weeks now. Talk about a breeze to order, install, and get up and running. All I'm doing now is tweaking pump run times and SWG output %, and enjoying sparkling, clear water.

    Here's the question. The unit I got is the 110v model to match my 110v pump. A convenient part of that is a standard household 3 prong plug at the end of the Nano power cord. I currently have that plugged into a GFCI outlet next to my pump, however, that outlet is not on the same circuit as my pump, which means it isn't controlled by my timer for the circuit in the basement. I've read in a couple threads here that I really need to get the SWG to NOT rely on the flow switch and have it on the same circuit so it goes cold when the pump does. (Confirm?)

    What would be the more "proper" way to do this? Strip down the plug end of the Nano+ to hard wire into the pump electrical junction box at the pad? Or run another GFCI outlet off the pump circuit so the Nano+ can still simply plug in? Or does it matter?

    Thanks.
    Brian Smith
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    Re: New Pool Pilot Digital Nano+, Wiring ?

    I have my AutoPilot Digital power wires going to the same terminals as the pump relay, so the relay/timer controls power to both devices at once.

    That was how my AutoPilot Digital manual suggested.
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    Re: New Pool Pilot Digital Nano+, Wiring ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bs911 View Post
    Strip down the plug end of the Nano+ to hard wire into the pump electrical junction box at the pad?
    This is a good approach, or replace the cord completely with more conduit friendly wire.
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    Re: New Pool Pilot Digital Nano+, Wiring ?

    I went the "run another GFCI outlet off the pump circuit so the Nano+ can still simply plug in" approach. That way the wire would stay completely intact to avoid any warranty issues should the need arise.
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    Re: New Pool Pilot Digital Nano+, Wiring ?

    Thanks everyone. So I suppose the bottom line is that either approach is technically ok. I think leaving the plug/cord intact might not be a horrible idea.
    Brian Smith
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    Yoder YS-480 Pellet Smoker, keg is in the basement. Go Skins!

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