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Thread: How do I run SWG with an Intelliflo VF?

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    How do I run SWG with an Intelliflo VF?

    I purchased new equipment but am considering returning the 3/4 HP RS Hayward for an Intelliflo VF. I also purchased a Hayward Swim Pure Plus which I will keep. I would not want to buy the control panel for the Intellilflo. Is there a way to turn on the SWG when the pump turns on without buying the control panel
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    Re: How do I run SWG with an Intelliflo VF?

    This was discussed in this thread. Basically your options are to just depend on the flow detection of the SWG and leave powered on all the time or run it through a current-sensing relay that is connected to the Intelliflo's wiring.

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    Re: How do I run SWG with an Intelliflo VF?

    In my system (and I think in most systems) the SWCG is wired to the same power relay that the pump is on. Thus the pump and SWCG turn on and off at the same time.
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    Re: How do I run SWG with an Intelliflo VF?

    Quote Originally Posted by EskimoPie
    In my system (and I think in most systems) the SWCG is wired to the same power relay that the pump is on. Thus the pump and SWCG turn on and off at the same time.
    The problem with the intelliflo is that it requires power 24/7 whether or not it's running, so with that setup you could have power to the SWG but no flow, which is fine if the flow switch is working properly.

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    Re: How do I run SWG with an Intelliflo VF?

    That's what I needed to know. Thanks a bunch!!
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    Re: How do I run SWG with an Intelliflo VF?

    One more thought on this. Can I wire the VF per insctructions, program start/stop times then put my SWG on a timer that turns on 1 hour after the pump does and turns off on hour before the pump? I'm trying not to depend just on the flow sensor. Are there problems I am not aware of if it's done this way?
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    Re: How do I run SWG with an Intelliflo VF?

    As long as the timer keeps time properly and there are no power outages that should work fine.

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