Pentair easy touch without SCG integration

Spletmik

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Jun 18, 2021
4
Tucson
So I had an pentair easy touch installed by a pool company but wasn’t aware they were installing the version without SCG or honestly that there was even a choice to get with or without. I have a pentair SCG and want to be able to control from easy touch but currently can’t. Is there any way to add this capability to my easy touch?
 

mknauss

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Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
44,422
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Yes. You use a RS485 cable to run from the Intellichlor power center to the Easytouch. J20 connection.

If you have questions, take pictures of the Intellichlor board and the control board in the Easytouch, You drop down the front of the ET control panel to get to the control board.
 

gary300

LifeTime Supporter
Dec 15, 2014
585
Riverside California
In theory, you can connect up to 256 devices to an RS-485 bus depending upon the electrical characteristics of the Transceivers. I have a VS pump, Screenlogic wireless antenna and Intellichlor IC60 all attached to my EasyTouch J20 connector. I find that the easiest way to connector multiple small gage stranded wires to the J20 screw type terminal block is to insert 1 short length 20 gage wire into the screw creating a "stub" that you can then use small wire nuts to connect your wires to the stub. Trying to twist multiple small gage wires together then get them into the small screw block is a pain.

Good Luck

Gary
 
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mknauss

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TFP Expert
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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
The cable is typically used for security cameras and systems. I have not found that the big box stores carry it. I had a bunch extra from the original install so when I needed some I just used that. It is 22 gauge 4 wire.
 

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