Just got a Pentair Intellichlor IC60 and power center. Power center blows the 10A fuse immediately

ronaldo0501

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Jan 14, 2019
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Cedar Hills, Utah
I had it working yesterday and then fiddle around a bit tidying some wires up, etc. the Cell is completely disconnected from it now, and it still immediately blows the fuse the second I flip the switch to turn the power back on. This is a brand new unit. Is the unit bad? It ran for 12 hours just fine. Now it blows the fuse immediately.
 

Jimrahbe

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Ron,

Obviously, it could be bad, but since it worked and then you did a "bit of tidying", then I would assume something you did caused the problem...

What I would do is disconnect the output side of the transformer and see if the fuse still blows.

My gut says it is miswired..

Did you wire it for 240 or 120 volts? Tell us what wires are going where..

Show us a pic of the power center wiring..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Jimrahbe

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Ron,

I don't see anything obviously wrong... Your Power Center is different than the ones I have seen before.. The old ones have a fuse in a fuse holder stuck away in the corner... I like this one..

Logic says that the problem have to be with the transformer or the circuit card.. In 60 years of doing this stuff I have never seen a bad transformer that was not initially connected wrong.. Generally, wired for 120 and connected to to 240... Power Transformers just don't go bad unless someone screws them up.. That leaves the board.. The board takes the 24 to 28 AC input volts and changes it into about 40 DC volts..

I am not sure if the fuse is in the input AC side or the DC output side.. :scratch:

If this is a new unit, I would contact the seller and tell them it does not work...

If it was not under warranty, I would recommend that you measure the 28 volts AC out of the transformer and see what it reads...

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

ronaldo0501

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Jan 14, 2019
7
Cedar Hills, Utah
Ron,

I don't see anything obviously wrong... Your Power Center is different than the ones I have seen before.. The old ones have a fuse in a fuse holder stuck away in the corner... I like this one..

Logic says that the problem have to be with the transformer or the circuit card.. In 60 years of doing this stuff I have never seen a bad transformer that was not initially connected wrong.. Generally, wired for 120 and connected to to 240... Power Transformers just don't go bad unless someone screws them up.. That leaves the board.. The board takes the 24 to 28 AC input volts and changes it into about 40 DC volts..

I am not sure if the fuse is in the input AC side or the DC output side.. :scratch:

If this is a new unit, I would contact the seller and tell them it does not work...

If it was not under warranty, I would recommend that you measure the 28 volts AC out of the transformer and see what it reads...

Thanks,

Jim R.
Thanks, it is a brand new unit. I will contact the place I bought it.

it ran great for about 20 hours, I did notice it was really hot. But now just blows the fuse over and over.
 

ronaldo0501

Member
Jan 14, 2019
7
Cedar Hills, Utah
Ron,

I don't see anything obviously wrong... Your Power Center is different than the ones I have seen before.. The old ones have a fuse in a fuse holder stuck away in the corner... I like this one..

Logic says that the problem have to be with the transformer or the circuit card.. In 60 years of doing this stuff I have never seen a bad transformer that was not initially connected wrong.. Generally, wired for 120 and connected to to 240... Power Transformers just don't go bad unless someone screws them up.. That leaves the board.. The board takes the 24 to 28 AC input volts and changes it into about 40 DC volts..

I am not sure if the fuse is in the input AC side or the DC output side.. :scratch:

If this is a new unit, I would contact the seller and tell them it does not work...

If it was not under warranty, I would recommend that you measure the 28 volts AC out of the transformer and see what it reads...

Thanks,

Jim R.
Jim,

just wanted to give an update. The board was bad on it and Pentair replaced it under warranty. I had it setup correctly. Pentair was awesome about it and took care of it.

thanks for the input!