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    Cell life question

    What has a bigger impact on the life of a cell, run time or what percent the cell is run at? IE: is it better to run 3 hours a day at 60% or 6 hours a day at 30%? These are just numbers pulled out of thin air, but hopefully will explain the question better.

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    Re: Cell life question

    Cell life is measured in hours energized. It doesn't matter if that is 1 hour at 100% or 10 hours at 10%, both result in one hour energized and use the same amount of cell lifetime. Your example is the same, both combinations result in 1.8 hours energized, so use up the same portion of the cell lifetime.
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    Re: Cell life question

    Ok, that's confusing. What is the formula for calculating hour energized?

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    Re: Cell life question

    Time energized = <hours pump is running> * <percentage> / 100
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    Re: Cell life question

    for your cell life they both equal the same amount of wear
    3x60=180 6x30=180
    but running the pump longer will filter pool better at the cost of more pump run time/electricity
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