Using an external timer with your Aqua Products pool robot

The procedure below is from Aqua Products. It explains how to use an external timer with your pool robot. It is often convenient to have your pool robot come on after the pool pump has been switched off for an hour or two. This gives suspended debris time to settle to the bottom where it can be picked up.

More an more people are installing timers on their pool pumps to save energy. These have become relatively cheep now that they are sold in the “big box automotive store” in Canada. For other countries look around or go on line and get a good timer such as an Intermatic to control you pump. To control your robot, there is very little power draw so a simple timer similar to a Christmas light timer often works well. There are also additional contacts in a lot of the pool pump timers that will turn the pump off and on at one time and the robot at different times.

Weather you are simply turning the robot on and off by itself, or timing it in conjunction with the pool pump, will determine what external timers are needed.

External Timed Operation

Most Power Supplies, including No Timer, Dial timer and Digital timer models, may be connected to an external separately purchased timer, such as a house-type timer or pool control system. In this External Timed Operation mode your cleaner can externally be set to automatically turn ON / OFF / ON / OFF.

To connect your cleaner to your pool control system relay, please consult an electrician, your control system manufacturer or dealer for appropriate instructions.

No Timers
1. Connect your Power Supply to an external timer (that is plugged into a GFCI / R.C.D. protected outlet).
2. Press the Main Power Switch to “ON”. Your cleaner is now set to Continuous Run mode and will operate according to the External Time source (i.e. house-type timer or pool control system).

Dial Timers (Fig. 8a)
1. Connect your Power Supply to an external timer (that is plugged into a GFCI / R.C.D. protected outlet).
2. Turn the Power Supply to the OFF position and rotate Dial Timer counterclockwise until you feel it “click”.
3. Press the Main Power ON / OFF Switch to “ON”. Your cleaner is now set to Continuous Run mode and will operate according to the External Time source (i.e. house-type timer or pool control system).

Digital Timers (Fig. 8b)
1. Connect your Power Supply to an external timer (that is plugged into a GFCI / R.C.D. protected outlet).
2. Press the Main Power Switch to “ON” and after a few seconds the Digital Timer Display will flash two horizontal lines. If the Green LED above the C-RUN Button blinks then the External Timed Operation mode is set.
3. If the Green LED above the C-RUN Button does not blink then it is still set to the adjustable Internal Timed Operation mode and needs to be reset to the External Timed Operation mode by doing the following.
4. Press the C-RUN Button once. The Green LED should illuminate.
5. Press and hold the C-RUN Button for approximately 5 seconds until the Green LED starts to blink. When it blinks then the External Timed Operation mode is set.

NOTE: Your Power Supply will remain in the External Timed Operation mode until you physically reset it to the Internal Timed Operation mode and will not reset to the Internal Timed Operation mode even if the power to the Power Supply is turned off or is set to the OFF position.

IMPORTANT: “Continuous Run” External Timed mode: The Safety Reset button feature becomes inactive and can not protect models with this feature from accidental “out of water” start up! Therefore, it is imperative that you always unplug the Floating Cable from its Power Supply when removing your cleaner from the pool!

External Timed Operation
All Power Supplies, including No Timer, Dial timer and Digital timer models, may be connected to an external separately purchased timer, such as a house-type timer or pool control system. In this External Timed Operation mode your cleaner can externally be set to automatically turn ON / OFF / ON / OFF.

To connect your cleaner to your pool control system relay, please consult an electrician, your control system manufacturer or dealer for appropriate instructions.

No Timers
1. Connect your Power Supply to an external timer (that is plugged into a GFCI / R.C.D. protected outlet).
2. Press the Main Power Switch to “ON”. Your cleaner is now set to Continuous Run mode and will operate according to the External Time source (i.e. house-type timer or pool control system).

Dial Timers (Fig. 8a)
1. Connect your Power Supply to an external timer (that is plugged into a GFCI / R.C.D. protected outlet).
2. Turn the Power Supply to the OFF position and rotate Dial Timer counterclockwise until you feel it “click”.
3. Press the Main Power ON / OFF Switch to “ON”. Your cleaner is now set to Continuous Run mode and will operate according to the External Time source (i.e. house-type timer or pool control system).

Digital Timers (Fig. 8b)
1. Connect your Power Supply to an external timer (that is plugged into a GFCI / R.C.D. protected outlet).
2. Press the Main Power Switch to “ON” and after a few seconds the Digital Timer Display will flash two horizontal lines. If the Green LED above the C-RUN Button blinks then the External Timed Operation mode is set.
3. If the Green LED above the C-RUN Button does not blink then it is still set to the adjustable Internal Timed Operation mode and needs to be reset to the External Timed Operation mode by doing the following.
4. Press the C-RUN Button once. The Green LED should illuminate.
Press and hold the C-RUN Button for approximately 5 seconds until the Green LED starts to blink. When it blinks then the External Timed Operation mode is set.

NOTE: Your Power Supply will remain in the External Timed Operation mode until you physically reset it to the Internal Timed Operation mode and will not reset to the Internal Timed Operation mode even if the power to the Power Supply is turned off or is set to the OFF position.

IMPORTANT: “Continuous Run” External Timed mode: The Safety Reset button feature becomes inactive and can not protect models with this feature from accidental “out of water” start up! Therefore, it is imperative that you always unplug the Floating Cable from its Power Supply when removing your cleaner from the pool!

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