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Clock resetting on power failure
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I have a Pentair controller down by the pool equipment which I use to control my chlorinator, VS pump, and paramount in-floor cleaning system.

I have a wired Easytouch 8 function control panel in the house which enables me to control things from there.

I use Screenlogic2 on a PC to configure the system.

My problem is this.

When there is a power cut to the house, the Pentair controller seems to lose what time it is, and goes back to 00:00 (i.e. midnight or midday). Strangely, it does not lose any of the program settings, such as when the filter comes on and off, the VS pump flow rate settings, and when the cleaner comes on etc. But with the time all wrong, obviously they now come on at the wrong time (i.e. the noisy in-floor cleaner comes on in the middle of the night!).

Is there a separate backup battery for the program settings and another backup battery somewhere for the clock?

I've looked in the back of the Easytouch control panel in the house and there doesn't seem to be any batteries in there.

What am I missing?

Why does a power outage affect the clock and not the programs on the Pentair system?

How can I fix this so that the clock/time is not affected by a power cut?

Thanks

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Bridge,
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Bridge,
You can have one of two problems....

The battery may be bad in the Easytouch, on the back of the flip down mother board you should see a flat style battery.Replace it, If the battery is not dead then you may have a issue with the board.

Hope this helps
James

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Hi James,
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Hi James,
Thanks for your suggestions - just to clarify exactly where the battery is, do you mean the circuit board inside the indoor EasyTouch remote control wall panel, or the Load Centre unit which I have under the house adjacent my other main pool equipment?

I did pull the EasyTouch indoor unit off the wall and could not see anything that resembled a battery on the outward-facing side of the circuit board.

Thanks

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Rob ,
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Rob ,
yes on the mother board...sorry. Back side, main panel at equipment

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Hi James, I have the same
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Hi James, I have the same problem on my pump (looses clock, but does not loose programming on speeds, schedule, etc.). When you say behind motherboard / main panel guess you mean the main panel that is about the size of the VFD module? I remove all the bolts allowing to remove the overall VFD module, but could not found how to remove the green motherboard to look on the underside of the motherboard. How can I remove it to check if there is a battery on the underside?

Thanks,

Francisco,

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