Extension Cords and Robots

#1
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.
 

Jimrahbe

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#3
Gladius,

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.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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Arizonarob

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#4
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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