I have been looking for information on how I can add a second IC40 to my Intellitouch i9 Automation system. My pool uses a combination of 1 IC40 Chlorinator and 2 UltraPure UPP25 Ozonators to try and maintain a stable system. It's not enough for the volume size of my Pool.
I have a second IC40 and I don't want to simply "Y" the 2 units 4pin Plug connectors into the single jack on the i9 without knowing if it's really that simple or not. The Plumbing is not my issue, I know they need to be plumbed in Parallel to each other.
Anyone out there have advise for me on this topic?
No, it's not that simple. If you tried splitting the cable the power supply could not provide enough power for both cells, they would get confused when an output level change was made on the intellitouch, and they could have a variance in salt readings which would confuse them.
How many gallons do you have? There are multiple options depending on volume.
Thanks for the quick reply. I didn't think it was going to be that simple, but you don't know if you don't ask. I'm an Electrical Engineer with Honeywell's Process division; designing Process flow and controls Products and Controls Software, so your specific response was what I was wanting to hear. Thanks.
My Residential pool varies between 75-77K, depending on rain, evap rate and where I have the fill line set to maintain throughout the swim seasons.. I finished the Pool 3 years ago, this Month and have always battled trying to keep my Chemical levels where they need to be. I am definately open to options, knowing that the Largest IC unit IC60 is not going to be enough.
Thoughts? Thanks, Doug
Normally I'd recommend a comsys-4, which is a primary ic60 and slave ic60. The primary cell reads the salt level and tells the slave cell when to activate. Because you have an existing Intellitouch and IC40, things are a bit more complicated.
I'll explore the options to see what might work best, but I have one last question. Is the power supply for your intellichlor built into the Intellitouch panel?
The Power does comes from the Intellitouch i9 Automation system.
Thanks for looking for options for me.
Would it be better to have a seperate Power source for the 2nd IC40 and keep it non-managed by the Intellitouch system? I thought this might be an option to use the free-standing (IntelliChlor IC20, IC40 IC60 Power Center (Model PC 100)), listed in the IntelliChlor Manual.
It looks like the best way to do this would be to do like you said. Purchase a stand alone system and keep the existing one with the intellitouch. A few points though.
Power center - 520556
IC40 - 520555
IC60 - 521151
Thanks for the reply. I will look for a Power Center and move forward with that plan. I already have the second IC40 (a friend took it out of service, didn't like the Salt ??? whatever). But I'll use this one at 100% as you indicate, to save the life of my "Managed" one.