How to Select the Right Maytronics Dolphin Cleaner Replacement Cable


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When you look on our Maytonics Dolphin Cleaner parts list for a replacement cable, you will see up to 7 options to choose from for your specific cleaner. This can be confusing especially since the cable descriptions are minimal and abbreviated like: "CABLE AND SWV ASSY 18M DYN DC". This guide will help you understand the differences among these cables so that you will be able to select the right cable or cables for your specific Maytonics Dolphin Robotic Cleaner.

Step by Step


Step 1

ASSY – A major distinction between the types of cables is how the plug on the motor end of the cable is designed. For most of the older Robotic models, the cord was installed through the small hole in the SIDE panel of the cleaner.  Generally, the opening on the side was too small for the cord to go through with the plug on the end, and therefore, the wires needed to be threaded through the opening first and then attached to a plug before being connected to the motor after. These cables with “assembled” plugs are designated as “ASSY” in the cord’s abbreviated description.

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Step 2

DIY – The “ASSY” type plugs tended to leak over time and were not considered a customer repairable part. So a molded plug was designed and was permanently attached to the motor end of the cable. Instead of coming through the small hole in the side, the cable entered through the TOP of the cleaner and was simply plugged into the top of the motor. Because this cable design was much simpler to install, it was designated as “DIY” for Do It Yourself in the cable description.

Step 3

ASSY to DIY - The designs of many of the newer SIDE installed models are being modified to accept the molded plug through a larger hole. Therefore, if you have to replace a SIDE installed cable on a newer SIDE model, you would now select the DIY cable. If you have an older SIDE design, you will have to replace it with the older ASSY option.

Step 4

RAW - Refers to the loose wires on the motor end of the ASSY cable prior to being attached to an assembled plug.

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Step 5

RETROFIT KIT – Refers to the parts of the assembled plug that are attached to the RAW end of the cable. Most ASSY cables use the universal Retrofit kit, 9991279. Supreme M4, Supreme M% Wave 65 and Wave 90 use Retrofit kit, 9991273. Wave XL uses 9991274. Note, you will have to buy this Retrofit kit separately. It is not provided with the ASSY cable. Also, in some descriptions for a Retrofit kit, you will see "KIT OF 5" This option is for dealers who might what extras on hand. The typical owner only needs one and would the kit as 9991279SGL.

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Step 6

DIAG vs DYN – Cables with a DIAG (Diagnostic) designation have 2 lines or pins. Cables with a DYN (Dynamic) designation have 3 lines or pins. The third line is used to communicate with a remote control.

Step 7

Springs – There are two options for the protective spring on the top of the molded plug: metal and rubber. These are only on the DIY cables that are installed at the TOP. Rubber cables are designated as “M4” in the cable description.

Step 8

XXM – Example 18M or 1.2M refers to the length of the cable.  1M equals 3.28 feet so these examples would convert to ~60 feet and ~4 feet.

Step 9

SWV  - Refers to the Swivel option incorporated in the cables of some of the newer models to help keep the cable from twisting during operation. The Swivel can be added to either an ASSY of DIY cable. Also, a Swivel cable can be used to replace an older non-swivel cable.

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Step 10

SHORT CABLES – Refers to the approximately 4-foot  (1.2M) cable that replaces the cable section between the motor and part of the Swivel. The Swivel comes apart to accept the replacement. The purpose of these short cables is to enable you to upgrade an older assembled plug style (ASSY) to the newer molded plug style (DIY)  without having to replace the whole cable. The original cable has to have a swivel and the molded plug must be able to be installed through the top or through a larger hole in a modified side panel. This short cable will not fix a broken swivel since that mechanism is on the end of the longer cable.

Step 11

EXAMPLE 1 - In the parts list for a Maytronics Dolphin TRITON Robotic Cleaner, scroll down to Key 17 and you will find a list of six replacement cable options. Since the cable of a Triton plugs into the top of the cleaner, you will be looking for an 18M cable with a part number ending in DIY - a cable with an attached molded plug. The cables ending in ASSY are older versions that have been replaced by the DIY design. .For this example, you will find two options: 9995872 - DIY, and 9995873 - DIY. Select 9995872 - DIY.  In the picture, you will see a long cable with a swivel, a METAL spring and a molded attached motor plug. The cable description is "CABLE AND SWV ASSY 18M DYN DC". This is translated as a cable with a swivel assembly, 18 meters long with 3 pins (DYN). "DC" stands for Direct Current which is non-descriptive since all Dolphins motors used DC power.

Step 12

EXAMPLE 2 - In the same parts list for a Maytronics Dolphin TRITON Robotic Cleaner, select  the last cable 9995873 - DIY. In this cable picture, you will see an almost identical cable as above, but it will have a rubber spring instead of a metal spring. The "M4' designation in the product description identifies this cable as having a rubber spring. Select the cable in these two examples that has the spring type of your current cable.

Step 13

EXAMPLE 3 - In the parts list for a Maytronics Dolphin NAUTILUS Robotic Cleaner, scroll down to Key 17 and you will find a list of seven replacement cable options. Since the cable of a NAUTILUS also plugs into the top of the cleaner, you will again be looking for an 18M cable with a part number ending in DIY. As above, ignore the older ASSY options. For this example, you will find three DIY 18M options: 9995851-DIY, 9995861-DIY, and 99958 62-DIY. If you select 9995851-DIY, you will see a long cable with NO SWIVEL, a METAL spring and a MOLDED plug on the motor end of the cable. If you select 9995861-DIY, you will see a long cable with a SWIVEL, a METAL spring and a MOLDED plug If you select 9995862-DIY, you will see a long cable with a SWIVEL, a RUBBER spring and a MOLDED plug on the motor end of the cable. Pick the 18M cable that matches your current cable.

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Step 14

BOTTOM LINE - Now that you have a better idea of what makes up a cable design, look at your current cable and try to match or upgrade (ASSY to DIY) it to the options provided for your Dolphin Cleaner. If you can't find a match, give us a call at 877-372-6038 and we can help you..


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 Posted: 3/12/2020 

Hello, Have the Dolphin S 50 what need a new cable which one is it.

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 3/13/2020 

Hello - the current cable replacement for your Dolphin S50 cleaner is the Maytronics 60' 2 Wire Cable, DIY Plug no swivel - 99958903-DIY

 Posted: 7/24/2019 

Will the 9995885-diy fit the same as the 995872-diy

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 7/29/2019 

They do not appear to be compatible.

 Posted: 7/22/2019 

What cord would I need for dolphin s300i.

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 7/22/2019 

60' 3 Wire Cable w/Swivel, DIY Plug & Rubber Spring, no swivel - 9995885-DIY

Anonymous  Posted: 6/27/2019 

What cable would I need for the Nautilus CC Plus?

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 7/2/2019 

Hello - the Maytronics Nautilus Plus uses the replacement cable, 60', Swivel, DIY Plug, Rubber Spring,2W - 9995862-DIY

 Posted: 6/19/2019 

I am looking to replace the power cord on my Dolphin Pro (104447JA46) Do you carry this part?

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 6/19/2019 

We do not carry the cable for the Dolphin Pro

 Posted: 6/17/2019 

Is the metal spring and plastic spring interchangable? I don't see a spring on my current line. Does it matter

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 7/10/2019 

It is interchangeable.

 Posted: 5/26/2019 

I'm looking for a replacement swivel power cord 3 prong, 3 wire for my dolphin oadis z5

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 6/6/2019 

60' Cable, with Swivel, Molded (DIY) Motor Plug, Rubber Spring, and 3 wires

Anonymous  Posted: 5/12/2019 

I’m looking to replace my cable on an active 20 model with a swivel cable? Is it possible? Serial number I02001MP7G

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 5/13/2019 

Yes, the Dolphin Active 20 cable is replaceable; the part number for the new cable is 99958903-DIY.

Anonymous  Posted: 5/13/2019 

Thank you, but can you use a swivel cable in place of the stock cord?

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 5/13/2019 

Dolphin doesn't show a suitable replacement swivel cable.

 Posted: 5/6/2019 

Trying to get a swivel cord for the Dolphin Quantum. Looked this over and just want to make sure. Thanks

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 5/7/2019 

The cable listed for the Dolphin Quantum is the 99958907-DIY, but checks with our parts sources say it is discontinued

 Posted: 4/1/2019 

I have a Dolphin Active 30, and was wanting to replace the cable with a cable with a swivel attachment. Is this possible?

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 4/1/2019 

Hello Starsky - what is your pool cleaner's serial number? We need to verify the specific model to make sure we get the right cable.

 Posted: 3/29/2019 

Hi I looking the cable for dolphin 2x2 pro gyro if you have this part can you let me know how much hank you

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 3/29/2019 

Hello Miguel - the replacement cable for the Dolphin 2X2 Gyro is the 9995748-DIY - Cable Swivel Diy Dyn 40m

 Posted: 2/14/2019 

Im after help to find a replacement cable for RC 6000 please

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 2/14/2019 

Hello Shell - We'd be glad to assist you. What is the serial number of your cleaner? This number will be located on the inside of the unit.

 Posted: 11/5/2018 

Hi inyopools. My puppy has chewed through a couple of parts of the cable. I have a Swash Dolphin cleaner that is around 3 years old. It looks like it should be a DIY cable but just want to make sure prior to ordering the part - hopefully you will have one. It is the long cable that I would be after. Thanks.

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 11/6/2018 

Hello Deb - The cable may be a DIY part. What is the serial number of your cleaner? The serial number is located on the inside of the cleaner. 

 Posted: 8/20/2018 

Hello Mike - the motor end plug should just pull straight out. It may take a little bit of force as it is wedged in there tightly to prevent leakage into the motor compartment.

 Posted: 8/12/2018 

How do you remove the molded plug from the motor. dont want to put to much force on it.

 Posted: 5/17/2018 

Hello Val - What is the serial number of your Dolphin Pro? The number should be located on the inside of the unit.

 Posted: 5/12/2018 

Need cable for dolphin pro. Any help?

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 9/7/2017 

Anonymous (cable) - Unfortunately, we no longer carry parts for the Dolphin deluxe 4 Cleaner.

Anonymous  Posted: 9/5/2017 

How do I determine the right cable for Dolphin deluxe 4
The serial # 791906SJ4B
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