Part # VL100
Dimensions 5-5/8" X 5-3/8"
Alternate Part #'s AOSVL100
From the innovative leader in leisure water pump motors, Century® now offers wireless capability for its VGreen® variable speed pump motors with the release of VLink™, a retrofit wireless user interface control.
The VLink wireless motor interface gives the pool operator the ultimate ability to set, adjust, and monitor a pump motor schedule from virtually anywhere in the world with the use of a smart mobile device. In addition, the programming flexibility allows the user to monitor, manage and calculate energy consumption and savings, and easily and conveniently set custom overrides for parties and cleaning. Energy conscious pool owners now have the ability to wirelessly monitor and manage their VGreen pump motor anytime, anywhere!
One of the many advantages for the dealer/installer is that VLink is a simple to install, low-cost method of incorporating wireless controllability to any basic pool pad that has a VGreen motor. Installation is a breeze because no high voltage connections are necessary. A simple, low voltage connection between the motor and wireless adapter are all that are needed to power the unit and enable communication. Once the hardware is installed, the simple to use App (available in Android or iOS) is downloaded and onscreen instructions guide the owner or installer through connecting the wireless adapter to the home’s wireless network.
For the end user, VLink enables many desired features of the VGreen 270 variable speed motor that are integrated into the VGreen 165 but not configurable by the end user. With the use of the VLink wireless motor interface, end users can set and control prime speed and duration as well as freeze protection settings. VLink also enhances the user experience on the VGreen 165 and 270 by allowing up to six custom override settings to be programed. VLink also allows all settings to be stored in the “Cloud” so they will never get lost regardless of power outages or brownouts.
The VLink wireless motor interface is 100% backwards compatible with previously installed VGreen 165 or 270 variable speed motors, and is a perfect addition to new installations, as well. The VLink wireless motor interface package includes a wireless adapter and mounting plate, two communication connectors, one 18’ communication cable, a watertight communication cable fitting, and two mounting screws and wall anchors.
I would like to retain the ability to use the manual control if needed. Has anyone ever tried a two way installation using an RJ11 switch? The installation wiring for remote and manual units to the motor look the same so a switch fed by the lead from the motor should work. Obviously both controllers wouldn’t work at the same time buts that’s fine. Am I missing something? Thx M
Hi Mdricks, We reached out to Century on your question and here is what they had to say... "Short answer: It should work fine. I don’t believe we did any specific testing with any switches between a VLink and a normal user interface, but as long as it’s wired properly I don’t see any major issues with what the customer is suggesting. There may be a significant delay in control when switching between the interfaces, but as long as that’s fine with the user it shouldn’t be an issue. The VLink uses the cloud to store a user’s pump schedule, so disconnecting it from power won’t “lose” the settings. I believe the same is true for the regular user interface as long as it has a cell battery that is working."
Here is an additional comment from Century on this topic. "Just wanted to add one additional note... When working with the VGreen165 ALWAYS hit stop before reverting back to VLink! If you program a schedule on the MOTOR user interface and press start you must press STOP before sending power back to VLink. If not the schedule that was programmed on the motor user interface will continue to run in the background. If this happens the user may observe their pump motor running when their VLink schedules says it should be off. Overall, I don’t see any real benefit to “toggling” between motor UI and VLink. VLink is equipped with a service mode that allows the user to turn the motor on and off and run various override speeds in the event the user is at the equipment without their mobile device. This would also allow their service company to do the same to service or clean the pool."
I have a 2 Green motor it is the B2984T Can I replace the current electronic controller with this VLink or is there another option (my controller is on and running but not responding to button pushes)?
Hi, Albert. The 2-Green motors are not compatible with the VLink. You will need to replace the motor since the controller is not responding.
I can't seem to be able to find the VLInk App for android. They could not be so short sighted as to only operate with Apple products could they?
Hello, the app is available in the Google Play Store as well, just search for "Century Vlink".
Will this control more than one Vgreen motor at a time? I have two of them installed in our Community pool and I would like to control them both with just one controller.
Hello, you need one per motor that you wish to control.
We have a Vgreen-165 Century Pool Pump and the fault code is flashing and will not operate. What are the options to troubleshoot?- do we need a new key pad and if so- would a wireless interface over ride a bad board?
Hi, Phillipi. When the fault light is blinking, the issue is with the User Interface. Installing the VLink will tell you the exact fault code but will not circumvent the User Interface.
Is the unit water resistant? Will be mounted in a wall, occasional/accidental splashing while cleaning the filter area.
No, this device is not water resistant. Because of this, I would recommend installing this unit in a dry space.
Less than 1 hr
Screwdriver, small controlls or eye glass screw driver.
I had an issue with a vs pump we bought on Clist about a month after installed. I had a feeling it was tenant or pool service guys messing with the control pad. Spoke with good folks at INYO and we discussed a solution. The VLink was installed by my dad and the wife worked the magic of setting it up on the computer. I was out of town at the time, downloaded the app and it was up and running within an hour. It's great to know and easy to schedule or just override pump to boost flow.
(3 out of 5 stars) Great idea, works great -- when it works, poor implementation.
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I installed this on a VGreen PureLine Prime 2.7HP Variable Speed Pool Pump. Installation was relatively simple and everything you need is in the box. My initial experience with this control was great. It does exactly what I wanted it to. You can setup a daily schedule with 5 stages, allowing the pump to run at different speeds for each stage. You can control the auxiliary relay and have it turn on/off on selected stages. This works great. I run the pump at 2000 RPM for most of the day, then ramp it up to 2875 RPM for 2 hours. During that stage, I have the VLink flip on the relay which powers my Polaris booster pump. I love the overrides and the ability to activate an override from anywhere! Now for the issues... First, note that this unit COMPLETELY REPLACES the on-board controls on the PureLine pump. Once you install this control, you no longer have any control of the pump unless you access the app. Save for the one "All off" button on the VLink, which can be used to kill the pump for maintenance. Once you 'turn off' the 'All Off' function, it takes several minutes for the pump to come back on. This is a bit annoying while I back-washing, as I would like to turn the pump on/off frequently to rinse the filters, etc. Secondly, if there is a brief power failure (a few seconds), the VLink unit will get stuck showing a motor fault and cannot be restarted without manually killing the power to everything for about 2 minutes and restarting/rebooting. This is a bit annoying if you are on vacation, and can't access the pump physically. In Florida, we get frequent thunderstorms which do just that -- kick off the power for a second or 2. This turns into a problem -- especially if you rely on the pump to generate chlorine. Third, you are at the mercy of the VLink servers to operate your pool pump! Every command you send using the app has to go through the internet, to the servers, back to your VLink. I have had SEVERAL instances where the servers at Regal Beloit -- the manufacturer of the VLink, were offline. This in return allows no control of the pump. Many times, the server at Regal will be down for a few days (once almost a week) until someone at the company fixes the issue. The only response on the app is a 'Null Error'. Luckily the pump will continue to run with it's schedule, but if it looses power or you need to override anything, you are out of luck. If you kill the power, the time is lost and the schedule is a mess until it syncs back up when everything is back online -- whenever that happens. I really feel these issues could be resolved with app updates or firmware updates to the VLink module -- none of which has happened since I have owned the unit. I was hoping to like this interface. I would be nice if Regal Beloit would continue development of this product and service -- it could be really great!
(2 out of 5 stars) Maybe not ready for prime time.
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First off, I will say when the unit is working, it is nice. Now i've had this installed with my new ECM27CU for over a month now. Since then i have a lot of problems with it. Any time the power goes off (which in FL is every 5 mins) the unit has issues which require me to power everything down, reset the wifi, etc. Then there was an issue with the cloud part of the services which rendered the unit basically useless. It took around 5 days before service was restored. Customer service is a bit slow in getting back to you, email usually takes 2 or so days. The phone line the few times I called just goes to Voice mail. I may see what my options are for returning this. Again when it works its great, but i dont think the unit ready for primetime due to all the issues. Things I would like to see addressed: 1. alternative way to control the unit when cloud is down. Either add HTTP interface or bluetooth option for the app. 2. Email alerts when there are issues. Sometimes i go by my pool and dont see the pump running and it could be hours before i notice any issues. 3. App should show real time wattage usage like the control panel does.