Great point @geko29, as in order to fit into the enclosure I mentioned above, I had to get a right angle plug like this. It was needed because the end of the blue cable takes up a lot of length inside the enclosure and you don't want to bend it too much.I noticed that no one addressed the cord length question. The cord that came with my Active 30 (same as the S300) is quite short, certainly 6 feet or less. However, it is a standard C13 power cord like you'd find on a desktop computer or many other types of electronics. So you can very easily and cheaply replace it with a longer one like this ten-footer for $3.59, which is also available in a 15' for $4.69, 20' for $5.60 or 25' for $6.25.
Is that a smart outlet between the cords? If so you can use automation mode ad control it from your phoneGreat point @geko29, as in order to fit into the enclosure I mentioned above, I had to get a right angle plug like this. It was needed because the end of the blue cable takes up a lot of length inside the enclosure and you don't want to bend it too much.
I've attached a couple of pics. The power supply is upside down because the pool is on the right side of the house from the enclosure and I needed all the length of blue cord I could get to reach the end of the pool.
Hey there,The automation mode works for me on the Warrior SE. You have to hold in the weekly timer button starting with the power off.
When automation mode is then turned on, the power supply turns on and off (and starts up the robot automatically) when the power is applied or removed. I'm going to try hooking it up to a TP-Link Kasa Wi-Fi outlet next. The blue cord isn't long enough to go with my original plan so this will be my backup.
Thanks for the help everyone!
Hello,Jim, it does work! I did mine and nothing happened so I assumed it did nothing..But after reading jphaus' comment I went out turned it off, then unplugged and reconnected and the cleaner started
That's perfect, all I really wanted to do, start it from my phone or schedule it to run when I want it to..I am going to have it come on early AM before the guard dogs wakes up but late enough for a clean pool
Thanks for the quick reply. If it's working for you then I must be doing something wrong, I'll troubleshoot more. So what's your smart plug schedule like? Is your smart plug scheduled to turn off before default 2h cycle finishes or you wait longer than 2 h so cleaner default cycle is complete and then kill the power to the cleaner?Mine has been working for a few weeks. Did you push the power button on the physical power supply by chance? I think if you do that it disables it
I put a hair net over mine to remind me not to push it
This is very helpful, I think this is it. My on/off schedule for the smart outlet is set up for longer than 2h, I'll try again like yours with under 2h schedule and find out if it works. I highly doubt Pentair would like to acknowledge that ~$20 smart outlet solution is as functional as their expensive higher-end models with built-in wifi.I did wonder if there is a limit for it running over 2 hours also..I have mine set to run from 5:30 until 7:20 so it ends before the 2 hour. Now that you mentioned that I have turned it on and forgot and noticed a few hours later it wasn't moving but seemed OK the next day..
Not sure and I asked Pentair and got a generic That won't work I replied back and explain it does work and wanted more info and went to file 13 I guess
How or when do you start the cleaning cycle?Automation mode continues to work for me and I've not touched the power supply once since I first got it all installed. I don't schedule my smart outlet to turn off until the overnight hours when the robot is for sure not cleaning. I never turn it off while the robot is cleaning, in case that makes a difference. I just let the robot run a complete cycle and turn itself off.