Pentair IntelliCenter Pool Control Dashboard Instructional Guide

MyAZPool

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Jul 3, 2018
1,541
Arizona
@MyAZPool any chance I could convince you to snap some photos when you’re done tinkering?

I can get whatever I need to run outside, it’s simple at this stage. I might just put a nema box outside the IC load center and keep all the extra automation goodies there. Fortunately, I won’t need any wifi extenders or adapters as I get full wifi speeds from my router in my shed, which is the furthest point of our yard where the pool is going.
@Candurin
Yes. I'm trying to keep a photo journal going. I'm also attempting to keep the bare minimum necessary automation operational (IntelliCenter, njspC-dP, 3 IntelliValves, IC-60, ipH) all at the same time, performing this upgrade. It's a challenge. :p
Here is what I mean LOL....
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Candurin

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Jun 30, 2017
64
Southern NJ
@jerryt so, the screen logic controller (522620) basically provides a wireless serial connection? If that works with the newer intellicenter, it would certainly simplify things. Not that my cable runs would be difficult.
 

jerryt

In The Industry
Nov 25, 2011
207
Got poolController and dashPanel working on Windows 10, 24/7 computer with the ch340 serial adapter running on com port 10.
Had to edit config.json line 4 to; "rs485Port": "com10",

Then I was able to replace the CH340 with a "Serial IP Bridge".

OK, I was able to take this device;
Cerrxian RS485.JPG
set it as a server at the EasyTouch motherboard, (connect yellow and green wires, PS, and Ethernet cable).
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then download USR-VCOM_V3.7.2.525_Setup and set it to a virtual com port on the Win10 computer
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Set poolController config.json to "com11"

Done working "serial IP bridge".
 
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jerryt

In The Industry
Nov 25, 2011
207
@ Candurin

Yes, Pentair 522620 screenlogic wireless kit does work as a wireless bridge between the OCP and a Raspberry PI with a CH340 adapter as tested by me today.

Transmitter and receivers are almost line of sight, takes a long time to sync up solid...
 

Candurin

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Jun 30, 2017
64
Southern NJ
Thanks @jerryt. At this point, I just ran the shielded cat5 from office to our garage in anticipation of feeding it to the intellicenter. I’m taking a page from @MyAZPool ’s book. I’m running 2 cat5e and 2 cat6a cables. This way the pool is more future proof than I am.