Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have some questions some of you may have experience with.
I have a EcoStar 3400 with an older RS4. I put the pump in last year since my other one died. I was planning on replacing the RS4 with a system that could communicate with the Estar better this spring, but when I sat down to read the manual, I read up on Relay Mode and thought I would give it a try.
Here are the questions I have regarding this setup.
1. the inputs into the pump call for 24VAC, but the only 24VAC outputs go to the JandyValves. Do the 24VDC on each relay work as acceptable outputs?
2. Is it possible to have the pump on, but running 0 RPM with relay mode?
3. How long between a switch of command should the delay be between pump speed changes?
4. Is there a problem with wiring 2 relays to the same input (ie the pump on and the cleaner on command both go to input 3 to create a 3000 RPM command for instance)?
What I have thought of doing is to bypass the main pump relay and have the pump be powered but not running, and then using the RS4 inside to control all the various speeds. The timer function still appears to work just fine, and I would like to use that to continue to operate the timers I had setup.
Appreciate the insight!