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    Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing results.

    Ladies and gents, I come with good news. The testing is complete...

    My findings regarding using the Advanced function remote on the Dolphin Z5 are:

    -The delay function doesn't appear to do anything. The robot begins cleaning as soon as you click enter.

    -I don't know that the cleaning time (short, med., long) have any function. I'm too impatient to time it.

    -The waterline focus selection absolutely without a shadow of a doubt makes the Z5 focus on the waterline. Video of this, as proof, below.

    -All of the "focus" functions appear to effect the Z5 the same as they do on the M5.

    In my humble opinion, as a pool owner with dark blue tiles, I think the remote is worth the 100.00 asking price for the tile function alone.



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    https://youtu.be/A7gLGA8Wzbc - youtube neutered the video quality...I guess I should have selected HD...oops.
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Thanks Mr. CC!

    It's pretty interesting that they seem to have the same brain that responds to the commands. Makes perfect sense not to make multiples as you suggested would be the case. I didn't think of it until last night late, but I wonder if the start delay is in the power pak/supply? The more I think about it....perhaps so.

    Great write up, and thanks for posting it for us.
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Thanks Patrick. This test wouldn't have been possible without you. Bring your power supply over. We will find out

    Hey. lets take your M5 apart and see if we can retrofit my z5 into an M5. Are you feeling adventurous?
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Not that much! Besides, we have another project first.

    You're welcome, and I'm glad you decided to do this. Great info for the forum.
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Just as an update. I ordered a replacement set of filters and a pro remote at marina pool and spa.

    I now have more remotes than anyone. Lol


    Eventually Patrick will want his back.

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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Anyone have a clue if the advanced focus features of the M5 remote works with the M4 bot?
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Quote Originally Posted by asphaltsurfer550 View Post
    Anyone have a clue if the advanced focus features of the M5 remote works with the M4
    bot?
    Afraid we don't asphaltsurfer, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did.

    Where is Murray asphaltsurfer? Can you add that to your profile please?
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Great post @mrcarcrazy and thanks for posting the video.
    I received my pro remote on Friday and can confirm that the 'ultra clean' cycle works with my Triton Plus (robot ran 3.5h when selecting that cycle). However, just like in your case the delay function is not doing anything.
    This is disappointing as I had contacted Maytronics before to confirm that all features including the delayed start would work with my Power Supply. They wanted to know my power supply part number (9995678) and after I sent it to support they said all functions should work.
    If you find a way to trigger the delayed start on your Z5 definitely post it here.
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    He tested with my remote, and we kinda came to the conclusion that it's in the power supply. However, we have not tested that yet. Your results seem to suggest otherwise.
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    has anyone tried the m5 power supply with the z5

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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Just purchased the PRO remote for my Triton Plus. Anxious to try the wall and tile mode. My pool is large and I would like more time spent on the tiles.
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Quote Originally Posted by gary300 View Post
    Just purchased the PRO remote for my Triton Plus. Anxious to try the wall and tile mode. My pool is large and I would like more time spent on the tiles.
    Would you please post where you ordered your remote from? And do the added function work with the triton plus?
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    I purchased my PRO remote HERE.

    I purchased this to get the wall and tile function and have not tried the other modes. As reported in this topic, all functions except the delay start seem to work just fine.
    38000 Gal, IG, Plaster, 20' x 40' x 10', Attached Raised Spa, Intelliflo VS 3 HP (011018), Pentair Quad DE 60 Filter, Raypak (Rheem) 400,000 BTU (407a low Nox), Easy Touch 8 upgrade, Screenlogic 2 with wireless, IS-4 Spa Side Remote, Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15 gal tank, Intellibrite 5g (3), Dolphin Triton Plus robot with PRO remote, Water Tech Catfish handheld vacuum for spa, TF100 with SpeedStir.

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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Quote Originally Posted by gary300 View Post
    I purchased my PRO remote HERE.

    I purchased this to get the wall and tile function and have not tried the other modes. As reported in this topic, all functions except the delay start seem to work just fine.
    Thanks!
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Please check my logic/thinking on Maytronic Robot controls:
    All control functions are located in the Power Supply and transmitted to the Robot through the Power/Control cord.
    Advanced Functions are only available by use of the Remote. Can't select "Floor Only" or "Walls & Waterline" without a Remote.
    If the Power Supply Part # is the same for different models (eg 9995678 for M400 & M500) the M500 Remote Pro should work with and provide the advanced functions when used with a M400.

    Are these the same conclusions from the Tests in this thread?
    I have a M400 but no Remote, the M500 Remote is only $10 more than the M400 Remote, so for $10 will I get the M500 advanced functions with my M400?
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    What is the part number of the Pro Remote and cost? Just want to make sure I get the right one!
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Look at the link in Message #14 above. The Pro Remote is $90 and the Basic remote is $80.
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    Re: Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing result

    Is it also possible to use a different power supply with the Z5 to enable scheduling?


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