Pentair Easy Touch 8 with SuperFlo VS Pump

Sep 22, 2020
6
Orlando, FL
R,

First... Shame on Pentair for even making a pump that is not compatible with the EasyTouch!!!!

Your cheapest way to go is use the programming ability of the EasyTouch to control the on/off status of your IC40. Wire your cell's power supply transformer so that it only gets power when the pump filter relay is energized. This is the normal way to wire the IC40. Then run constant AC power to your pump and then use the pump's control panel to program the pump to run outside the time for the ET's program..

As an example.. have the pump come on at 0700 and off at 1900.. then program the ET to run the cell from 0800 to 1800. This allows you a little slop in keeping your two systems in synch.

If you want to spend a little more, and you have extra relays in your EasyTouch, you can buy a control cable that will allow you to have control over one speed for each empty relay you have, up to 4 speeds...

The cable is... Pentair Dig Input Kit 353129Z

Basically the pump outputs five volts DC, that gets fed to one side of the relays... When a relay closes it applies the five volts to one of four inputs to the pump... The inputs are tied to a specific speed that you program the pump to run. This will allow you to turn your VS pump into a 4-speed pump...

You obviously would use your ET to schedule or turn on/off the individual relays to control the pumps speed.

Thanks for posting,

Jim R.

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Hi Jim,

Can you tell me exactly how you would wire this? I have an EasyTouch 8 with a VS Superflo Pump.
I have the pump powered directly from a breaker, but am having a hard time understanding how I would connect the Pentair Dig Input Kit 353129Z controls.
I have three extra relays and since I would like to run three speeds, my guess that that each relay would be wired for a unique speed, which I am OK with.
Questions is, how do I wire the relays? Where are they drawing the 5v power from?

Can you help me make sense out of this, and thank you so much in advance.
Joe
 
Sep 22, 2020
6
Orlando, FL
Hi,

Can you tell me exactly how you would wire an EasyTouch 8 with a Superflo VS Pump?
I have the pump powered directly from a breaker, but am having a hard time understanding how I would connect the Pentair Dig Input Kit 353129Z controls.
I have three extra relays and since I would like to run three speeds, my guess that that each relay would be wired for a unique speed, which I am OK with.
Questions is, how do I wire the relays? Where are they drawing the 5v power from?

Can you help me make sense out of this, and thank you so much in advance.
Joe
 

Jimrahbe

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Joe,

The five volts comes from the SuperFlo VS and into the line side of your three unused relays.. The load side of the relays is connected back to the pump through the cable..

As each relay closes, it lets the 5 volts through and this tells the pump to run a specific speed.. A crude way to control the pump that you should have never installed in the first place.. Or better yet, a pump that Pentair should be ashamed to sell.. ☹

The pump's manual has a complete diagram of how to wire it up. :scratch:

Tell us what part of the diagram you don't understand and maybe we can help.


Page 4, figure 2 and table 1

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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Sep 22, 2020
6
Orlando, FL
Joe,

The five volts comes from the SuperFlo VS and into the line side of your three unused relays.. The load side of the relays is connected back to the pump through the cable..

As each relay closes, it lets the 5 volts through and this tells the pump to run a specific speed.. A crude way to control the pump that you should have never installed in the first place.. Or better yet, a pump that Pentair should be ashamed to sell.. ☹

The pump's manual has a complete diagram of how to wire it up. :scratch:

Tell us what part of the diagram you don't understand and maybe we can help.


Page 4, figure 2 and table 1

Thanks,

Jim R.
That is absolutely perfect. Thank you!

Joe
 
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Sep 22, 2020
6
Orlando, FL
Joe,

The five volts comes from the SuperFlo VS and into the line side of your three unused relays.. The load side of the relays is connected back to the pump through the cable..

As each relay closes, it lets the 5 volts through and this tells the pump to run a specific speed.. A crude way to control the pump that you should have never installed in the first place.. Or better yet, a pump that Pentair should be ashamed to sell.. ☹

The pump's manual has a complete diagram of how to wire it up. :scratch:

Tell us what part of the diagram you don't understand and maybe we can help.


Page 4, figure 2 and table 1

Thanks,

Jim R.
Problem solved.

Thanks!
 
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