Extension Cords and Robots

Gladius Nova

Well-known member
Dec 29, 2016
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
First of all, I LOVE our new Proteus DX5i Robot.

I want to place the control module (on stand) a little closer to the pool and away from the equipment stand where the outlet is. Would there be an issue if I used a short 10' extension cord from the plug to the control module? I read somewhere that you can't due to some internal "sensing" in the cord that controls the 2-hour automatic run-time. Thanks in advance.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Have never heard that. But - you do not want an extension cord that would allow the control module to reach the pool.

Extension cords can also be trip hazards. So be aware of that.


Mod Squad
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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

The main reason that the manufacturer does not want you to use an extension cord, is to prevent the stupid from doing stupid things.. :) They are afraid that some idiot will place the power supply right next to the pool and the robot will drag it into the water.

Adding a short extension cord will not keep the unit from working.


Jim R.


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Mar 25, 2018
Chandler Arizona
If you have a place where you can permanently mount the controller with zero chance of it getting pulled into the pool, then an extension cord is not an issue.
The robot runs on LV so there’s no shock hazard, but the controller is powered by 110.
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