Intermatic Digital Controller and Time Clock PE153P
The Intermatic PE153 delivers an affordable control system and time clock for swimming pools and spas that handle the most common functions with ease. It can also be used with Intermatic's I-Wave Wireless Hand Held Remote Control System (PE650/PE953). With the addition of the Wireless or Wired controller, you can easily add wireless/remote control to your equipment and thermostat control to your pool or spa.
With the Intermatic PE153P three circuit digital controller and time clock you can choose between seven pre-programmed modes of operation, which include single speed pump or two speed pump/cleaner pump combinations. In addition, programmed modes that include auxiliaries can control pumps up to 3 horsepower as well as underwater, landscape and/or fountain lighting. Countdown and Override features allow cycle interruptions when pool/spa service is required. All timing and protection associated with filter pump/cleaner pump combinations and two speed pumps has already been integrated into the software.
The Intermatic Multipurpose 24-Hour Control is an easy to program three-circuit mechanism capable of automatically switching loads according to a preset daily schedule and providing control over a variety of different applications. This control is designed to switch resistive loads up to 17 amps, and can handle single phase motor loads up to 17 Full Load Amps (FLA) for each individual circuit. Its unique pre-programmed (MODE) selections allow you to customize your control from the simplest of applications such as lighting, heating, or air conditioning, to the more sophisticated pool or spa pump and light applications. Its extended features list such as the freeze control sensor or remote control allows you to add on those features at anytime.
The Intermatic PE153P includes the Digital Controller and Time Clock P1353ME and enclosed in a NEMA 3R plastic enclosure that is rated for indoor or outdoor installations.
Intermatic PE153P Features:
Three individual circuits
Three On/Off events per day per circuit
Seven pre-programmed modes for common pool and spa applications
Input Voltage: 120, 208, 240 VAC
Heater protection (fireman switch)
Agency Approval: CSA/C-US
Detailed Description of Pre-Programmed Equipment Pad Modes: (Mode 1 is applicable to most pool or spa applications and you would simply be able to turn your pump, lights, jets, filter cycle, etc. to turn on automatically at a set time or via a I-Wave Wireless or Wired remote)
MODE 1 - (Aux1, Aux2, Aux3) All three of the available circuits act independently, and up to three individual on/off times can be set for each circuit independently. All three circuits will work independently of each other.
Mode Applications: Mode 1 is ideal for pool or spa only applications where each piece of equipment is independently controlled. With the addition of a PE650 Receive and PE953 Transmitter, you can easily add wireless control to your equipment and thermostat control to your pool or spa. Each of the 3 circuits is rated for up to 3 HP and can handle both 120 VAC and 240 VAC equipment loads. This is the most versatile timer in the market today.
MODE 2 - (Pump High, Pump Low, Aux 3) In this mode circuits 1 and 2 are connect to a two speed pump, and circuit three is a single pole circuit for a generic load, and independent of circuits on and two. In the event, you program high and low speed to be on at the same time, or the independent ON times overlap, high speed will always take precedence. Example: Low speed is programmed to come ON at noon and run until 6 PM. High speed is programmed to come on at 2 PM and turn off at 4 PM. In this case the pump will come ON at noon in low speed, go to high speed at 2 PM, and back to low speed at 4 PM, and shut off at 6 PM.
Mode Applications: In Mode 2 the controller acts as a Two Speed Controller and can be used for two speed pool applications but is ideal for spa applications where the filter pump on the spa is used for filtering in low low speed and used for jets in high speed. The remaining circuit can be used for spa lights or blower.
MODE 3 - (Filter Pump, Aux2, Cleaner Pump) Circuits one and three are dedicated single pole outputs for a single speed pump working with a pressure side cleaner pump. Circuit three will never come On unless circuit one is On for at least one minute, consistent with a pressure side cleaner pump. Circuit two is a single pole circuit for a generic load, independent of circuits one and three.
Mode Applications: Mode 3 is ideal for pool applications where a Booster/Cleaner pump is being controlled. In this mode, if the Filter Pump is OFF, the Booster/Cleaner pump will activate the Filter Pump first and then turn itself On when activated. This ensures adequate priming of the Booster/Cleaner pump. The remaining circuit can be used for something like lights.
MODE 4 - (Pump High, Pump Low, Cleaner Pump) Circuits one and two are dedicated single pole outputs for a two-speed pump load. Circuits one and two will never be on at the same time, consistent with a two speed pump application. Circuit three is also a dedicated single pole output for a pressure side cleaner pump. Circuit three will never come On unless circuit one is On for at least one minute, consistent with a pressure side cleaner pump.
Mode Applications: In Mode 4 the controller acts as a two speed controller and is ideal for pool applications where a booster/cleaner pump is being controlled. In this mode, if the filter pump is Off or in low speed, the booster/cleaner pump will activate the filter pump in high speed first and then turn itself on when activated. This ensures adequate priming of the booster/cleaner pump.
MODE 5 - (Pump, Pump, Aux3) Circuits one and two are now coupled together making one circuit capable of switching the power source to one pump. The On/Off button for circuit one now controls both circuit one and two simultaneously. The On/Off button for circuit two is disabled. Circuit three remains a single pole circuit for a generic load, and is independent of circuits on and two.
Mode Applications: In mode 5, the controller acts as a two circuit clock to allow the breaking of both hot legs in a 240 VAC equipment hookup on circuit #1. Even though the controller is not a disconnect, and you can easily control a 240 VAC load by breaking only one leg, some wiring situations may dictate breaking both legs of a 240 VAC load. It is good service practice to always open the equipment circuit breaker and red tag it appropriately when working on pool or spa equipment. When working on equipment, do not rely on any time clock to disconnect power. The clock may be scheduled to on during servicing.
MODE 6 - (Aux1, Aux2, Aux3) Identical to Mode 1, in which each of the three single pole circuits are defined generically and can control any load within each of its individual circuit ratings, with all three circuits acting independently of each other. However, Mode 6, the fireman switch closes only when Circuit 1 (the filter pump) is manually turn On, not when the clock turns it On. This mode is useful when you have a Circuit 1 connected to a circulation pump in the spa. When the spa is not in use, the clock circulates the water to filter it, nut does not turn on the heater. When the spa is in use, the heater is also turned on by manually switching circuit 1 On.
Mode Applications: Mode 6 is ideal for spa applications where you need to control three pieces of individual equipment (circulation pump, blower, light) but do not want to heat the spa white its not in use.
MODE 7 - (Pump High, Pump Low, Common) Circuits one and two are dedicated single pole outputs for a two-speed pump load. Circuits one and two will never be on at the same time, consistent with a two-speed pump application. Circuit three is a single pole circuit tied to circuits one and two and used to control the common line of the two speed pump and break both legs of a 240 Volt pump installation.
Mode Applications: In Mode 7 the controller acts as a two speed controller and can be used for two speed pool applications but is ideal for spa applications where the filter pump on the spa used for filtering in low speed and used for jets in high speed. The remaining circuit is used to open the second hot leg of a 240 Volt two speed installation when the pump is turned to the Off position.