Hello there again fellow ePoolSupply supporters! Today I wanted to talk to you guys about Pentair’s brand new IntelliFlo3 VSF 3.0HP with I/O board. This is the first pump to combine true set it and forget it flow technology paired with the smart connectivity of the Pentair app. This pump sets a new bar for performance with built-in sensorless flow control for effortless optimum flow and aids in keeping the pool crystal clear and inviting, no matter what it requires. Pentair's IntelliFlo3 VSF can save you up to 90% on energy savings with a slower speed and regulated flow. They have an all-new motor, drive, and hydraulics that exceed all U.S Department of Energy (DOE) requirements. This pump is local pickup only!
The pump drive is designed to produce maximum motor operational efficiency. The drive controls the motor's rotational speed by controlling the frequency of the supplied current. It also protects the motor and pumps from operating outside of their intended operating parameters. It has simple smartphone control with seamless WiFi or Bluetooth® wireless technology control. If you download Pentair home app, you can monitor the pump or change the flow rate from anywhere. It also features an RS-485 digital automation connection that defines the electrical interface and physical layer for point-to-point communication. Another feature it has is smart priming control which will detect loss of prime. Priming is what supplies the pump with enough water to put the water in circulation.
The pump motor is designed to withstand an outdoor environment and it operates at lower temperatures due to high efficiency. It has a totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) motor. A great feature of this pump is that it is low in noise. The weighted energy factor is 7.1 and the total horsepower of the motor is 3. This motor exceeds all of Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Star requirements.
Connecting to an Automation System
IntelliFlo3 VSF and IntelliPro3 VSF pumps are compatible with all Pentair automation systems such as the IntelliCenter, Intellitouch, and EasyTouch. All pump control is handled by the automation system. It uses an 18 to 24 AWG, two-conductor cable to connect a Pentair automation system to the pump. When the pump is connected, the connect led will pulse a magenta or pink color. If the touchscreen controller is installed, it will display a message indicating the pump is being controlled by an automation system. When putting the automation mode into service mode, the system will return control to the pump.
What is an I/O Board?
In simple pool terms:
This will allow you to turn on/off relays such as a pool light or booster pump straight from this pump. By eliminating the need for an expensive automation system, this simplistic design is great for basic pools with little function. Check out our latest video on the I/O board here: https://youtu.be/OKfYGDBneKw
In complicated pool terms:
This Intelliflo3 VSF pump has an I/O board which is an interface board that adds the ability to input and output digital signals in parallel to a computer. This will make it possible to monitor the statuses of measuring devices as well as the relays and operation switches of various types of control circuits.
In conclusion, the IntelliFlo3 VSF (011075 and 011076) pool pump sets the new bar for performance with built-in sensorless flow control for effortless optimum flow and aids in keeping the pool crystal clear and inviting, no matter what it requires. It is easy to control via the Pentair home app or has an optional touchscreen. If you want to save more money, this pump will save up to 90% on energy savings with a slower speed and a regulated flow. This pump is local pickup only!
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