Salt level on IC60

Pperc15

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May 17, 2019
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Curious - is there a way to see what the Intellichlor IC60 is reading for salt level without a smart panel? For example, is there a diagnostic mode that will display lights a certain way, etc? Thank you.
 

mknauss

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Not that I know of. And one should not really rely on the readout of a SWCG for salinity in pool water. Use a Taylor K1766 for that.
 

Pperc15

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May 17, 2019
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Philadelphia
If it’s below 2,800 or over 4,500, you’ll get a warning light. No exact reading.
Thanks. I actually got a warning light yesterday. My kit is at 3000 ppm. Today, no light. I think it was just because I had my breakers off yesterday and then flipped them back on. Maybe just a quirk. Warning light off for now.
 

mknauss

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An ICXX tests for conductivity and temperature (that it then equates to a salinity) at power up and then in 12 hours, if running that long in one span. So if for any reason you get a low salinity slug of water at that time, the ICXX will go into low salt mode until it cycles again.
 

Pperc15

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May 17, 2019
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Philadelphia
An ICXX tests for conductivity and temperature (that it then equates to a salinity) at power up and then in 12 hours, if running that long in one span. So if for any reason you get a low salinity slug of water at that time, the ICXX will go into low salt mode until it cycles again.
Good info.
 

panic_button

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You can try the Pentair IntelliWand app for Android, it will tell you alot. It's hit and miss based on the Android version that you have on your phone. I can get it to work on an old version on a tablet that has 7 but not on anything newer than 9 and will not work on Windows 10 that is x64.
 
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Pperc15

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May 17, 2019
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Philadelphia
You can try the Pentair IntelliWand app for Android, it will tell you alot. It's hit and miss based on the Android version that you have on your phone. I can get it to work on an old version on a tablet that has 7 but not on anything newer than 9.
iPhone user. That said, how does the phone connect to it? Directly to the Intellichlor power system? I have a very very old PDA style automation system.