Missing diagnostic step on Aqua Rite Chlorine generator

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Boonepool posted this 3 weeks ago

I am trying to change the t-cell type on my Aqua Rite chlorine generator but when I click through the diagnostics, the t-xx setting does not appear.  Is there a remedy to this?

 

 

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InyoRob posted this 3 weeks ago

You may have an older board revision. Press the diagnostic repeatedly until you see the revision number. If it's a revision before 1.5, I don't think you can change the cell type.

Boonepool posted this 3 weeks ago

It is 1.4 revision.  Do I need to replace the board? Or is there another way around this?  The amps are too high for the t-3 cell we just replaced the old cell with a month ago.  My salt readings are way off which I'm guessing is caused by having a different t cell then the factory t-15 (which was too much for my 13000 gallon pool).  Help!

InyoRob posted this 3 weeks ago

Yes, you would need to replace the main board in order for it to work with the T-3 cell. The main board is part number GLX-PCB-RITE.

Boonepool posted this 3 weeks ago

For the time being until I can install the new board is there any problem continuing to run it with what I have? It is generating chlorine.  

InyoRob posted this 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure if there would be an issue so I contacted our Hayward rep. This was his response.

I can't tell him that it's ok.  Here's why.     The board is receiving from the transformer and then delivering somewhere in the range of 23 to 28 VDC to the cell, monitoring the power consumption of the cell to determine how the cell is performing.  A T-cell-3 is going to draw current in the range of 1.3 to 4 amps, whereas a T-cell-15, which the rev. 1.4 board is preset for, would normally draw somewhere in the range 2.6 to 7.7 amps.  The current or amp draw of the t-3 cell will be about half of what the board is expecting from a t-15 cell.  The board will then interpret this as a t-15 cell is either that the salt content of the water is insufficient or that the cell is dirty or that the cell is wearing out.  He will probably get a number of warnings such as 'Check Salt' or 'Inspect Cell' here or there.   Will it work?  I can't say that it won't.  Will it generate chlorine?  Maybe.  Will it damage anything?  I really don't know.   Sorry.  I know that's not a satisfactory answer, but it is an honest one.

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