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Pentair Driver

Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:32 pm

I am assuming that I can download the Pentair Driver and test it until MLServer requires a license? (My Pentair EasyTouch controller is connected to the valves, lights etc., but not yet connected to the pump - still waiting on the pool company for that - not sure if that makes a difference here?) The Pentair Driver does not seem to be connecting properly to my i-link. I'm able to use Pentair's "ScreenLogic Connect" to connect to the system and make changes and so I'm pretty sure that the i-link is functional on my network. In MLServer's event log I'm getting "FAILED TO EXECUTE COMMAND. Family pool is not licensed or invalid family alias"

Here is a screen print from the Pentair Driver Log:
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Re: Pentair Driver

Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:41 am

Did you restart MLServer after adding your first pool device? If not then that is why you got the unknown alias bad license message. Also, the Pentair driver expects to see a RS232 serial connection to the i-Link device. You have it defined as a network device. Are they making networkable i-Links these days? If yes then I will need to find the protocol document describing how to talk to it.

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Re: Pentair Driver

Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:50 pm

It appears the networked device being used here is the IntelliTouch controller, which is used to provide a (rather sophisticated) interface from iPhones/PCs/Macs/etc. You can do quite a bit more using Intellitouch that with the I-Link. However, from what I could see, the IntelliTouch protocol is not published anywhere, and the protocol is quite difficult to reverse engineer (I looked at it a bit).

The I-Link is a different box connected to the main Pentair Controller.

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Re: Pentair Driver

Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:02 pm

Dave, I did reboot the MLServer...Oops...I just assumed it was the I-Link...Looking at it more closely, I have the Easytouch Outdoor Controller and the interface is called the ScreenLogic Interface Wireless Connection Kit - here is the pdf:
http://www.pentairpool.com/pdfs/Wireles ... nkitIG.pdf

Does that mean that the Pentair Driver would not work?

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Re: Pentair Driver

Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:46 pm

The current Pentair Driver works fine with the I-link. Be prepared to be disappointed though. The I-link is purposely crippled to make you buy the big screenlogic package. Just what we all want, login to 3 different systems to control a pool pump...

Ditch the I-link and get an Autelis controller. They are less than half the price and do almost everything over ethernet. I've spent almost 6 years hunting down a way to NOT have to open Screenlogic, then back to Cinemar, then back to Screenlog, etc.

There will be a driver coming shortly. Google Autelis and Pentair.

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Re: Pentair Driver

Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:25 pm

Has anything ever been done with the Screen Logic interface? I see only one driver, but it's not for Screen Logic.

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Re: Pentair Driver

Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:16 pm

Autelis appears to be out of business. Not sure about Screen Logic. Will have to re-research.

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Re: Pentair Driver

Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:20 pm

Autelis is supposed to relaunch in 2020.. but we know how stuff like that goes. Stay away from the basic Pentair automation box that runs on rs232. Very basic because ScreenLogic was mad nobody would convert their entire system to their system. Boo..The ScreenLogic is “proprietary” and that’s what the Autelis emulated at the rs485 level. If someone has enough time, they could figure out the TCP commands and hijack it that way i suppose. There are plenty of bits of info on the rs485 protocols and that’s where the Autelis lived.

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Re: Pentair Driver

Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:13 pm

Art, if you have any of those RS485 bits for Jandy or Pentair, please forward.

Jandy is a mess too now. No clear path to integration right now.

Time for us to write a pool controller software using a few cheap relays...
Anyone have a set of rules it would need to follow?

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