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    Featured COMM conflict between Intelliflo VS Pump and Screenlogic2

    Hey just saw the thread... glad you got it sorted. Those serial expansion boards are a rip off! A few of use have boot-legged our own, mine cost about $4...
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    Component level repair to Hayward H series heater display board

    awesome job, it really pays to fix this stuff if you can!
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    Component level repair to Hayward H series heater display board

    ahh very nice, clearly you have an electronics background! it'd be interesting to see what you find... the non-serial 3 digit units usually need 12 gpio lines (1 for each segment, 1 for the common anode/cathode, a ground, and 3 to select the digit). i'm guessing the pic can run it all with a...
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    Component level repair to Hayward H series heater display board

    i can't find anything with those numbers either... i thought an LA prefix might be a Rohm part but I can't find any evidence for it. It might take a little work but you should be able to find a replacement part. besides the dimensions of the display itself and it's pinout, you'll have to know...
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    Pentair QuickTouch II Remote Problem

    Hey guys, Not too much to add from me... I've only got a Quick Touch 1 to play with, and they changed the hardware completely for the QT 2. But, I believe the LED on the QT 2 is supposed to illuminate when it's transmitting (or receiving), so if you're not seeing any activity when you press a...
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    Pentair IntelliPh Circuit?wiring supply issues

    the new(er) lead free solder is a bit harder to work with than the old school leaded stuff. I put a bit flux on the joint (electronics, not plumbing flux!!) and then use a small blob of solder on the iron tip to get the joint melting quicker. irons are rated in wattage... mine's an inexpensive...
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    Easytouch not working

    Hey guys, I don't have much to add really - Jim already covered it all ;) The LCD not working could be a red herring (it could actually be broken) but it could also be that the board can't start up because of the loading Jim mentions above. Just to clarify, when you pulled 'everything' off the...
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    Pentair IntelliPh Circuit?wiring supply issues

    I only have an Aquarite cell, but I can't imagine the pH system would draw much current. The salt cells definitely draw a lot - so switching them on/off requires robust connectors. The connectors pentair used don't look too bad, but if any connector starts corroding it will increase in...
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    Pentair intlliflo led Screen on the control panel

    were you able to get it dried out and fixed?
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    Pentair Easytouch 8 - No communication with Wireless Controller (UWC)

    Hey Harry, I've run different firmware versions on the outdoor board and wireless remotes and haven't seen any connection issue. (in the post you mentioned in the pm, I did set up a 2.16 and 2.13 and it worked) It sounds to me like your transceiver card might have a problem... there are plenty...
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    Which Pentair remote goes with this transceiver??

    unfortunately that board labelled "viper" is the (earlier version) of the outdoor transceiver for a screenlogic wireless link... it's used to connect the screenlogic protocol adapter to the system, and there is no handheld remote that will work with it. on the back of your handheld remote is an...
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    Valve programming

    I didn't read the whole thread but the driver chips are ULN2803A. Get them from a reputable electronics supplier so you don't end up with garbage. I'm not sure if you checked the microswitches but those can also go bad - there's a ton of info on this site about both the driver chips and the...
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    Pentair wireless interface died... Need to eeplace

    yeah, they connect to that port... you can connect multiple devices in parallel on the same terminal block or buy/build an "expansion" board that breaks the single comm connector into multiples (the swg surge board does this as well). rs485 is actually a pretty solid choice for this type of...
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    Pentair wireless interface died... Need to eeplace

    In addition to the Quicktouch there's the Easytouch Wireless Remote (basically an indoor controller in a sealed box... has an lcd and aux buttons), but this also needs it's own transceiver. There is no transceiver that will handle a remote AND the screenlogic. I haven't tried it, but with I...
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    Pentair 520712 Motherboard Com Port Burns Out

    The DS1302 is a real time clock... for the comm chip you can use an ISL81483IBZ (Intersil/Reneseas) or a MAX1483ESA+ (Maxim). It's underneath the LCD :(
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    mobiletouch2 connectivity issue

    Ok, what you've got so far is: - the wiring is ok - the pump is showing display not active - the spa is working/communicating with the outdoor board Assuming the setup sequence is correct, it certainly seems like the card is bad... the 2.160+ fw versions have that manual code setup where it...
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    mobiletouch2 connectivity issue

    does the spa remote work? (they die frequently... just want to eliminate it as a potential problem)
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    pentair easy touch not " NO COMM "

    Hi Carolyn, There's no way to know without some more information about your setup... read my post #12 above, and let us know what else (if anything) is connected to the comm port.
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    mobiletouch2 connectivity issue

    Hey Erik, The 485 light blinks when the antenna receives a packet from the outdoor board - so it blinking is a good sign. The link led blinks when it receives a command from the handheld - but it won't blink if the handheld isn't linked to the outdoor board. On the antenna card... is there a...
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    Pentair EasyTouch Scheduling Gone Rogue

    Hey guys, Modifying the schedule using the handheld will change it directly on the outdoor unit. Any scheduling changes are saved to the outdoor unit regardless of whether it's done on an indoor or wireless remote... a remote can't even see schedule information unless it's connected to the...
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    Pentair EasyTouch Remote com problem

    You can see what Squirrel's talking about by looking at the fcc:id on the handheld, and the radio modules used by the transceiver card (antenna)... fcc:id of P4HEASYTOUCH only works with transceiver cards with a Linx chipset (there will be 2 modules with the label Linx on them) fcc:id of...
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    Pentair EasyTouch Remote com problem

    If the suggestion from @rphpool doesn't help... 1. Is the fcc:id on the back of the remote P4HEASYTOUCH or P4HEASYTOUCH2A? 2. How do you know the antenna is fine? What are the 485 and Link leds on it doing? The 485 led should blink every second or so - or when you send a command from the...
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    Pentair Intellitouch firmware via screenlogic?

    What feature(s) are you looking for with an update? 2.180 is the only update you don't have (you're on 2.160 and Pentair skipped 2.170). Here are the 2.180 release notes: Version 2.180 4/01/19 Support Hybrid Heater Fixed several issues with the VSF pump Fixed a number of minor issues Fix long...
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    Pentair Screenlogic Wireless

    if you're not seeing link activity with the PA connected to your network, it's entirely possible that the IP addresses aren't on the same subnet (192.168.1.x vs 192.168.200.x). you could hook the PA and a laptop to a standalone router (just the three devices) and use wireshark to look for "arp"...
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    Pentair EasyTouch automation -- random restarts

    Hey quickslvr, you're welcome... glad you're back up and running!
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    Pentair Screenlogic Wireless

    It sounds like the wireless link is at fault, but you might want to rule out the protocol adapter as a problem... if you have a long enough length of 4-conductor cable you can wire it directly to the outdoor board's comm port as a test. Just shut off power to everything before unscrewing any...
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    Pentair Screenlogic Wireless

    Have you ever seen it work? First thing to check is that the physical connection from the transceiver card (antenna) to the outdoor board is good... power the system down and then inspect the terminal blocks on the transceiver and outdoor board. - Make sure the wires are connected, tight, and...
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    Intellitouch indoor control panel not responding control actions

    Ahh ok... so yeah they never updated the indoor. The latest version of the firmware is 1.190 and the release notes say there are VSF fixes, although I don't know what they are - I only have a VS pump. 1.190 also lets you set your date/time year past 2020 from the indoor unit... not allowing...
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    Intellitouch indoor control panel not responding control actions

    hey blair, i agree... if the screenlogic and pump are working then your outdoor board's comm port is fine, and since the indoor controller cabling checks out then the indoor controller's port is likely bad. you can pm me if you want to get it repaired or want to diy it. fyi - the two comm...
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    ScreenLogic2 vs ScreenLogic protocol adapter

    I thought the actual hardware was the same and it was just a firmware update to go from the SL to the SL2. In any case, here's some info from @Jimrahbe https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/screenlogic-vs-screenlogic2.195611/