VLink is a wireless adapter that can be used to program and control a Century V-Green Variable Speed (VS) Motor through a mobile device. This guide shows you how to install and program the VLink system to control and monitor your V-Green VS motor from an iPhone. One of the great features of VLink is its ability to show you what it costs to run at your selected speeds and durations. You can quickly see the projected monthly savings or increases as you adjust the speeds and durations to your requirements.
REVIEW MAJOR STEPS - There are three major steps for setting up a working interface between the VLink system mounted on an outside wall and your iPhone. 1 - Download the V-Link App and establish a user account; 2- Connect the VLink Wireless Adapter to your home WI-FI: and 3 - Schedule the pump through your iPhone. This guide will give you a detailed step-by-step procedure to establish this interface.
1.0 - ESTABLISH VLINK USER ACCOUNT - This series of steps [denoted by 1.X], shows you how to set up a VLink account
1.2 - Find your apps screen and type in "century vlink".to locate the "Century VLink Mobile" app.
2.0 - CONNECT TO WI-FI - This series of steps [denoted by 2.X], shows you how to connect to your home network through your Wi-Fi system.
2.1 - Check to see if you have a strong Wi-Fi signal. Using your iPhone, locate the Wi-Fi setting and review available connections.
3.0 - PROGRAM THE VS MOTOR - This series of steps [denoted by 3.X], shows you how to program your VS motor for up to 5 speeds and associated 5 duration.
3.1 - When the "Run" button is pressed above, this screen showing the current status of the Filter Pump will be displayed. On the bottom of this screen, you will see the four main feature tabs for the VLink App: Status, Override, Scheduling, and Energy. This screen is currently in Status mode, as highlighted. It shows that the pump is in Cycle 2, running at 2600 Rpm and has 5:11 hours left to run in this cycle.
3.3 - When a pump is shipped from the factory, it is set up with default speed/duration cycles like the schedule shown here. A set of four cycles over a 24-hour period is typical. Each cycle is displayed with a different color on the Cycle Ring with the number of black dots indication the cycle number. The estimated monthly energy cost of $177.53 is high because this schedule has the pump running 20 hours a day. To make adjustments to this schedule, first grab the upper end of Cycle 1 and pull it down from 5 AM to 8 AM. See the next picture.
3.6 - The third adjustment changed Cycle 3 to a duration of 2 hours. Cycle 4 has expanded to 16 hours. It represents the time that the motor is off waiting for the next 24 hour period starting with Cycle 1 at 8 AM. Once you have completed the cycle duration changes, press the "Save" icon and you will see the "estimated monthly energy cost" change from $177.53 to $62.86 (next picture). This is the result of reducing the total operational duration from 20 hours to 8 hours.
3.16 - There are two other major feature tabs at the bottom of the overview Filter Pump screen. We have covered Status and Scheduling. We will now address the other major tabs briefly; Energy and Override.
3.18 - The Override Tab provides the capability to override the active schedule with a predefined motor and duration. Pushing the Override Tab will bring up this Override page. To override the active schedule with a low-speed override, press the "Override Low" button. To change the parameters of the Override Low feature, press and hold the Override Low button to bring up the change screen. See next picture.
3.19 - To activate any of the other Override features, follow the same process as above. For more information on the types and use of Overloads, refer to the tutorial accessed through your iPhone or to the Century VLink Installation and User Manual.
This guide provides you with information needed to get up and running quickly. There are several other VLink features not addressed in this guide such as Priming, Freeze Protection, Service Mode, and Aux Load (VGreen 270 only). For more information on these and other features, refer to the tutorial accessed through your iPhone or to the Century VLink Installation and User Manual.