Q: What determins when your RJ+45 Series" goes into it's "REST Cycle"?
A: The chlorine output (power %) setting. The lower the power output, the less hard the system has to work to generate chlorine. The active / rest cycle is nothing that ever needs monitoring or consideration.
Q: What is the recommended GPM flow for the RJ45 system, Core35, and Core55 systems?
A: Salt chlorinators only need a minimum amount of flow in order to ensure that their cell stays filled with water during operation. Everyone's resulting flow rate is different depending on what model pump you have, and more importantly how much "total dynamic head" your setup has to resist flow.
Q: I have a RJ-45 Plus Salt Generator. I don't know what the winter mode button actually does and what it's usefulness is. The owners manual really doesn't describe it's function or why it should or should not be used.
A: It's simply a one-touch button to decrease your system's chlorine output. For example, this would be used if you have a spell of cold weather, a decrease in pool use, you cover the pool, etc... Otherwise, you would make gradual, incremental changes using the +/- output buttons as normal.
Q: I see the electronics are different, but is the cell physically the same length at the Hayward, making the plumbing upgrade a piece of cake?
A: Correct, this system's cell can use your existing plumbing fittings. That makes it very quick install.
Q: Just received it, and so psyched to replace my 18 year old Aquarite, it looks great. Can I keep the old flow switch from that system that still works fine, or do I need to swap in the new one. Just looking for simplicity in the install. Thanks,
A: Basically, yes. You can just plug the old flow switch's "phone jack" connector into the new control module, or actually unscrew the old flow switch from the PVC fitting it's in and screw the new flow switch back into your plumbing.
Q: Recommended set up on rj45 plus on 22000 gallon pool. Variable speed pump. Pump run time and percentage setting. Thanks
A: Every pool will have unique requirements based on your pool's chlorine demand and the amount of flow required in order to achieve enough circulation (turn-overs through your pool filter). The best approach is to make adjustments, measure the results, and then make further adjustments to the equipment if needed.
Q: What are the dimensions of the electronics box? Does it have a door that has to be swung open? I am concerned about clearances. I now have a Hayward box.
A: The controller is approximately 10" high, 6" wide, and 6" deep. The door swings open to the bottom. You may like the EDGE series - it has a very compact controller as well as an adapter kit that lets it easily replace your old salt system.
Q: Does the RJ45 refer to pool size (45,000 Ga's) or does the 45 represent the element output in grams per hour?
Q: What is the grams per hour output of the RJ45?
A: You'll see the specs on the product page indicate: "Power: 2.0 lbs/day"
Q: We just cleaned our cell and now we are having issues with it communicating to the system. There is a code saying Cell Connection. We have inspected the all of the cables and everything look to be in good shape. We have powered it down several times and disconnected it several times as well yet we can not get the cell to communicate with the system, W”hat could be the cause of this code?
A: Sorry to hear you are having an issue. Give our support line a call so we can help you ensure it is connected properly or find a solution if necessary: 888-206-9938 ext:2
Q: Do you offer extensions/adapters for the rj cell to connect to the power supply box? My power wall is about 6 feet farther than the provided cables length. Can I use a standard adapter to extend this?
A: If you are able to do the wiring, you would just want to get more similar diameter cable from the hardware store and either a) connect it to the power cord in a junction box, or b) replace the cable from where it is connected inside the unit with a longer bit of cable. Obviously be sure to follow local codes.
Q: How often do you have to replace the salt cells? I see no mention of longevity
A: Ultimately, cell lifespan depends on things like the size of your pool, how well it and your water chemistry has been maintained, how the salt system is used, etc; so it is unique for everyone. On average, it could be 5-8 years though again it could be more or less.
Q: Does the control module have to be covered or is it waterproof?
A: The unit is designed to be installed outside and mounted on the wall / fence / vertical support nearby the pool equipment.
Q: What is the warranty? I don’t see any info here.
A: It is a 7 year limited warranty. The warranty information is in the "Warranty" tab on the product page, and also in the manual that is linked in the product description area.
Q: Does it need to be connected to 120v or 240v?
A: It works equally well on either voltage, the manual has instructions to set it up on either voltage. You typically want to put the salt system on the same circuit as the pump so they turn on and off together.
Q: Is there a specific flow direction for the RJ-45 plus electric cell?
A: The cell will work facing either direction.
Q: I am replacing a rj30. Is the control mounting bracket the same?
A: You could easily use the new bracket, or take the old bracket apart and retrofit it into the new unit.
Q: Universal 40 VS RJ45 Are they both titanium? I’m replacing a Hayward gold line controller and cell . Are the cell lengths the same on both Thanks
A: Yes, both cells use titanium and are the same length/threads so that re-plumbing is not required.