Intellichlor Power Cell

Cosmok71

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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
My Intellichlor power center keeps blowing the 10A fuse inside. It has been running fine, but today the salt cell was not lit up. I have replaced the fuse and disconnected the salt cell from the power center. The fuse does not blow when cell is disconnected. I measured the voltage coming out of power center to salt cell to be 27.8 V and I know it is supposed to be between 35-40. So, is the problem the salt cell or the power center? Help please!!
 

Jimrahbe

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The 35-40 volts DC is what my system puts out. I am not sure how low that voltage can go before not being enough for the cell.

But, if the voltage was too low to run the cell, I would not think it would pop the fuse.

I suspect that the cell is bad. Just correlating what I see here, the IntelliChlor SWCGs tend to fail two ways... One is that the cell light starts to flash even when the cell is clean and of course the cell makes no chlorine. And two, the cell tends to pop the breaker or fuse.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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Cosmok71

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Apr 30, 2022
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Chambersburg, PA
Pool Size
28000
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Vinyl
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
71,

The 35-40 volts DC is what my system puts out. I am not sure how low that voltage can go before not being enough for the cell.

But, if the voltage was too low to run the cell, I would not think it would pop the fuse.

I suspect that the cell is bad. Just correlating what I see here, the IntelliChlor SWCGs tend to fail two ways... One is that the cell light starts to flash even when the cell is clean and of course the cell makes no chlorine. And two, the cell tends to pop the breaker or fuse.

Thanks,

Jim R.
Thanks! I switched to an ozone system and just got rid of the problem. We bought the house last year and I think that cell has been used for a while.
 
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