SWG Generation Cycle Times - Further Reading

SWG Generation Cycle Times

Most Salt Water Chlorine Generators (SWG) adjust their chlorine output by turning their generation on and off. The user sets the % the cycle should generate chlorine. Different models automatically turn their chlorine generation on and off with different time cycles. The cycle time of the SWG you have or are thinking of using can interact with your pump runtime.

A SWG with a long cycle time will not work well with the pump running in many short cycles.


Pentair Intellichlor ICXX

Chlorine Generation

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0% No LEDs lit - No chlorine produced - IntelliChlor SCG is off.
2% 1 LED blinking - Produces chlorine for 64 seconds of every hour.
4% 2 LEDs blinking - Produces chlorine for 127 seconds of every hour.
6% 3 LEDs blinking - Produces chlorine for 16 seconds of each 5 minute period.
8% 4 LEDs blinking - Produces chlorine for 21 seconds of each 5 minute period.
10% 5 LEDs blinking - Produces chlorine for 27 seconds of each 5 minute period.
20% 1 LED solid - Produces chlorine for 53 seconds of each 5 minute period.
40% 2 LEDs solid - Produces chlorine for 106 seconds of each 5 minute period.
60% 3 LEDs solid - Produces chlorine for 159 seconds of each 5 minute period.
80% 4 LEDs solid - Produces chlorine for 212 seconds of each 5 minute period.
100% 5 LEDs solid - Produces chlorine for 265 seconds of each 5 minute period.

Polarity Changes

Page 2 & 15 [2] ... The SWG cell has a self-cleaning cycle which reverses the cell polarity, reducing calcium buildup. This feature turns the cell on and off at regular intervals to minimize calcium and scale buildup and further maximizes cell life

For the first thirty (30) days of cell operation, the self-cleaning cycle, is factory set to two (2) hours. After thirty (30) days has elapsed, the IntelliChlor SCG will automatically set itself to a three (3) hour self-cleaning cycle. This feature will clean the IntelliChlor SCG blades more often during the initial installation, then go to a more standard self-cleaning cycle for longer cell life.

Hayward Aquarite

  • 180 minutes

"At 70%, it will generate for 126 minutes and then it will stop generating for 54 minutes. While not generating, it will say percentage met.

Then, it will reverse polarity and a new 180 minute cycle will begin"[3]

Jandy AquaPure

The AquaPure has a 3 hour cycle time. The percentage setting will control how much the cell runs during the cycle.

For example, at 50%, the box will say "Cell On" for 1.5 hours then "Cell Resting" for 1.5 hours. Then, there is a two minute off time, then the box will say Cell Reversing for 1.5 hours, then Cell Resting for 1.5 hours etc.

Circupool

RJXX

  • 180 minutes

SJXX

  • 120 minutes

PureLine

  • The cycle is 180 minutes. So, 48% means 86 minutes on and 94 minutes off. Then, the polarity reverses and a new cycle begins.
  • During the off part of the cycle, the instant salinity and amps will be 0.[4]

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