Installation of Dewenwils Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart box

hagani

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Jul 17, 2018
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Robbinsville, NJ
As I mentioned in one of the previous threads my NPB didn't really offer me any upgrades/perks when was doing the installation. And now what I am doing is adding some automation elements to our pool.

Today I replaced my mechanical pool timer which was controlling my pool pump and SWG with Dewenwils Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart box. This is pretty much same device as WiOn (I guess this is a new replacement for WiOn since I couldn't find one for sale).

I run my pump 4 hours a day and it allows me to schedule my timer to run 1 hour -every 4 hours. It utilizes application available for iOs and Android and works with your house internet router. It has 5 different timers - programmable, countdown, astronomic, holiday random, security random. You can also manually turn your equipment on and off from your phone.

I also added second switch to my pool LED lights so I can control them from my patio without getting up and walking 90 ft to where my all my equipment is located in the corner of the property.

Installation is pretty straight forward and setup was easy. I will include a few pictures and if anyone has any questions I will do my best to answer them.

Happy holidays!!
 

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chiefwej

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That is exactly the same device as the WiOn. Only the name has been changed. I’m betting that Woods quit importing them from China, and there is now a new importer/distributor.
 

hagani

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Robbinsville, NJ
That is exactly the same device as the WiOn. Only the name has been changed. I’m betting that Woods quit importing them from China, and there is now a new importer/distributor.
Now I want to figure out how to make my heater controllable from my phone without investing $$kk into automation system.
 

chiefwej

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I used a smart switch to turn my pool heater on or off, but for temp control I still have to go to the heater. To remote temp control to an iPhone, (without an expensive pool automation system) would be much more of a challenge.
 

hagani

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Robbinsville, NJ
I am wondering how an expensive automation system obtains signal and data from the heater and controls the temperature. Is there some sort of port/plug in the heater it's self where Pentair system connects?
 

cmc0619

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Now I want to figure out how to make my heater controllable from my phone without investing $$kk into automation system.
Page 30 of the manual It involves connecting two (or three for pool AND spa control) wires from your heater board back to itself. There's a common which is usually 24VAC and then you connect it to the pool or spa selection wire on your heater board.

I am wondering how an expensive automation system obtains signal and data from the heater and controls the temperature. Is there some sort of port/plug in the heater it's self where Pentair system connects?
Typically RS-485 is used to send actual sensor data back and forth in the pool world on the high end stuff. Your particular heater doesn't support that. So you have to flip a relay to select a preselected pool heat or spa heat. If you have a temperature probe in your water, you can just max out the preselected temp heat value and control the on/off with your automation
 

chiefwej

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Often the automation system itself has a temperature sensor inline on the suction side and power to the heater is simply turned on or off as needed to maintain desired temp. In other words the only communication with the heater is power on or off