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Offline blueman2

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #405 on: December 06, 2013, 09:11:08 pm »
New Firmware V3.3 is out for the PE653RC.  Just put on their website this week.  But they have not updated any of their materials yet to show what is included in v3.3  I am hoping for support of the upcoming 5043 valve controller via RS485.  This will allow solar control and other functions.

I have sent a note to Intermatic and will post when I hear. 

edit: heard back from Intermatic.  This is just a bug fix; no new features.  Now looking like early next year for the 5043 controller support. 
« Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 08:27:30 pm by blueman2 »

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #406 on: December 15, 2013, 01:30:56 pm »
I have never seen any info as to what is available with vera integration. quite disappointing really, maybe there is just not enough vera users that would integrate into their pool control to produce anything useful.

2 phone calls to intermatic came up a bust. zero info as to what their unit is capable of doing with vera. " we are not sure, we have never tried using it with one of those"

Its so frustrating, the potential is huge with a little bit of direction.

If anyone is interested in what we ended up doing for integration with our VS3050 pump let me know and I will go through what we did.

KevinR

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #407 on: December 24, 2013, 11:02:16 am »
Mr. Crewcab,
It is a shame that someone at Intermatic told you they have never tried it.  I have a long history of working between Intermatic and MCV.  Since the Multiwave first came out, I tried to get Intermatic to understand the value of looking past a controller just for the pool system.  They didn't seem to grasp the big picture.  I had sent their engineers a unit (which I let them keep as a gift of good will) and talked them through the setup over the phone.  Then I talked with someone at MCV who tested my equipment over the phone and tried to collect data to expose the multiswitch and temp controls.  I even met several times face to face with Intermatic engineers, product reps, and sales reps.  I really couldn't get the MCV and Intermatic folks to work directly with each other and I got burned out as a middle man in hopes of getting controls I could resale to customers.  The dream has faded and I have moved on content with limited controls that work but are not intuitive.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #408 on: January 02, 2014, 12:27:29 pm »
Used the instructions provided by Bb98 (thank you!!) and got everything connected.  However, the thermostat is not working, as expected based on other comments. Called MCV support and they did not know about the issue.  They asked me to open a ticket. Not sure why is this issue not better understood...

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #409 on: January 16, 2014, 10:55:31 pm »
You'll have to read back a page on this thread. You can get the MultiWave and Vera to work together with some effort and persistence. Unless you have a solid understanding of Vera, opening a ticket with MCV is the fastest way to get the thermostat working. I am on MCV firmware 31 (3.1) and Vera's Z-Wave firmware 2.78. Understand, Z-Wave firmware version is different from the Vera's overall device firmware version.

Unfortunately, you've got a lot of time in front of you reading, sitting on your haunches with a small phillips screwdriver and posting a request to MCV.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #410 on: February 14, 2014, 02:22:15 pm »
Hi All,

I'm replacing my pool pump and am thinking of inteliflo. I need a pool pump that can be nicely integrated with Vera. Any advice on pool pump and pool controller.

My current pool pump is single speed and I can control running time based on water temperature, heater, spa, etc through X10 and Vera. The pool pump is dead and I need to change it.

Thank you

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #411 on: February 14, 2014, 02:36:54 pm »
get a variable speed for sure.  It saves tons of electricity

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #412 on: February 14, 2014, 04:37:09 pm »
I'm probably going with variable speed, but which one and how to interface with Vera, as I have my current system nicely integrated with home automation.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #413 on: February 16, 2014, 03:58:20 am »
Hi All,

I'm replacing my pool pump and am thinking of inteliflo. I need a pool pump that can be nicely integrated with Vera. Any advice on pool pump and pool controller.

My current pool pump is single speed and I can control running time based on water temperature, heater, spa, etc through X10 and Vera. The pool pump is dead and I need to change it.

Thank you

The VS pumps are a no brainer.  I saved about $90/M in electricity when I switched.
I have the Intelliflo and am in the process of upgrading my old Aqualink RS to an iAqualink IQ-900RS. The  newer Aqualink can run in an Pentair emulation mode to natively control the VS without the Intellicom bridge.

  To integrate the Aqualink with Vera, you can use the Autelis systems to connect to the Aqualink from your LAN.

2x VeraLite; 2xTrane Tstats; 45 x Switches/Dimmers/Appliance Modules; 4x Everspring Water Sensors; DSC Integration; 2 x Zwave Door Locks; 1x Ted5K; 1x Rainforest Eagle; Onkyo AVR; 6x Squeezebox;

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #414 on: February 18, 2014, 09:45:49 pm »
@persimmonx- What type of pool controller do you currently use that works with your Vera?

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #415 on: March 14, 2014, 09:01:19 am »
@persimmonx- What type of pool controller do you currently use that works with your Vera?

Is there any other more user friendly pool and pool heater controller available on the market for European z-wave Vera Lite available on the market?  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #416 on: March 22, 2014, 06:27:28 pm »
  To integrate the Aqualink with Vera, you can use the Autelis systems to connect to the Aqualink from your LAN.

I just ordered the
Pool Control for Jandy/Zodiac
http://www.autelis.com/pool-control-for-jandy-zodiac.html

Thanks for the the info. Been looking for something like this.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #417 on: April 08, 2014, 02:42:05 am »
@bratcliff sorry for late response.

I use Elk 9100 X10 switch, which I bought years ago. I wouldn't recommend X10 for new systems.

I measure the pool temp using RFXCOM and set the running time accordingly.  I also check the pool pump current to make sure it was actually turned on.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #418 on: April 08, 2014, 10:07:21 am »
Hi All,

I'm replacing my pool pump and am thinking of inteliflo. I need a pool pump that can be nicely integrated with Vera. Any advice on pool pump and pool controller.

My current pool pump is single speed and I can control running time based on water temperature, heater, spa, etc through X10 and Vera. The pool pump is dead and I need to change it.

Thank you


The VS pumps are a no brainer.  I saved about $90/M in electricity when I switched.
I have the Intelliflo and am in the process of upgrading my old Aqualink RS to an iAqualink IQ-900RS. The  newer Aqualink can run in an Pentair emulation mode to natively control the VS without the Intellicom bridge.

  To integrate the Aqualink with Vera, you can use the Autelis systems to connect to the Aqualink from your LAN.


This very good solution, but I think for the money I will be investing in a sloar DC Pump.  It is still too expensive in US, but I found the whole kit in Spain is around ?1900  http://renovablesdelsur.es/detalle/bombeo-solar/kit-de-bombas-solares/kit-bomba-de-piscina-solar/452/426  There is no filtration during the night, but it could run up to 12 hours a day. 

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #419 on: April 11, 2014, 06:30:32 pm »

Solar DC pump is the best. I did research for a while but I didn't find a good solution in US. For some reason, it is very expensive here. I was thinking of ordering from Alibaba. But you never know what you get from China.

If you have more info, I appreciate if you share.

Thanks.