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    Firmware update needed for Intellicenter Indoor Control Panel?

    Good point - I hadn't thought about whether the indoor panel might just be a dumb device. I just looked at the circuitry, it does have an ethernet port, USB, backup battery and debug tabs on an edge. I didn't try to track down the devices but my guess is that there is a local microcontroller...
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    IntelliCenter wireless remote

    @chemsales I just installed the wired controller, the electrical part is very easy if you have basic skill with a screwdriver. The device did not come with any kind of wiring harness, so you'd need to purchase a 4-conductor (2 twisted pairs) wire long enough to go from your Intellicenter panel...
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    Firmware update needed for Intellicenter Indoor Control Panel?

    Thanks - but as I said the Intellicenter system itself is already at 1.040, my question is whether there is a different firmware needed for the control panel inside the house. The control panel certainly has a local microprocessor so it uses firmware. Are you sure that the Intellicenter will...
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    Firmware update needed for Intellicenter Indoor Control Panel?

    I recently installed an Intellicenter and yesterday added the 522035 Indoor Control Panel Kit (WHITE faceplate). The Panel came with the same kind of notice to update firmware, but while the Panel has a usb port and surely uses firmware I found no firmware at...
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    have unused (new) pentair 522475Z WiFi Link Kit

    (update) I recently bought an Intellicenter kit not realizing it came with the wifi link. I hardwired my setup using ethernet so won't ever need the wifi. The part number is 522475Z and I think it retails for $259.95. Please comment this post if interested.
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    Replacing 1995 Jandy Aqualink 2 Pool Controller

    UPDATE - ended up ordering Pentair 521907 IntelliCenter System; Load Center with i5PS Personality Kit; from wholesalepoolequipment.com (because polytecpools was out of stock). But I did then order the Pentair IntelliCenter Indoor Control Panel Kit - White, Product ID: 522035 which has not...
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    Replacing 1995 Jandy Aqualink 2 Pool Controller

    Thanks for the quick response - I'm insisting to myself that I buy an off the shelf product instead of building something because I anticipate selling my house in the next few years and don't think a future buyer would look well on any DIY.
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    Replacing 1995 Jandy Aqualink 2 Pool Controller

    Hi Folks, My ancient pool controller has mostly given up - Yesterday the filter pump got stuck on despite the inside control panel showing off, this has happened before and I assumed a relay was stuck on. Today I replaced the relay board, but now the panel appears dead, nothing on the LCD...
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    Hayward pump/motor temperature (possible mismatch)

    Success !! The new motor (2.6 total hp) has been running a few hours now and the max temp I measure (case, around center of label) is 170F. With the smaller motor it reached 200F after about 30 mins, which is when I turned it off. The larger motor cost me about $370 vs $230. Thanks for the...
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    Hayward pump/motor temperature (possible mismatch)

    Awesome @JamesW Last question, there isn't an exact 2.4 THP rated motor, I can move up to 2.25 or 2.6. The cost difference is minor, so I'm thinking that the 2.6 would be preferable (and it's in stock). My preference is to move up to the 2.6 (thinking it will run cooler over all)...
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    Hayward pump/motor temperature (possible mismatch)

    Thanks @JamesW and @kadavis I'm reluctant to put a smaller impeller in because I'd have less powerful jets in the hot tub. Is there any reason to think that replacing the 48 sqft DE filter with the 60 sqft should be a factor in this? Seems to me that a larger filter should always be easier to...
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    Hayward pump/motor temperature (possible mismatch)

    Installed a new US Motor today to replace a 4year old motor that failed (smoke got out). I'm wondering about two things (and see my NOTE below about the filter replacement) 1) is the mismatch in total HP between pump and (both) old and new motors okay? I'm told the new motor is a direct...