Setting Up and Testing Actuators

To test the actuator to make sure that it is calibrated as well as turning in the correct direction, follow the following procedure.

Enter Installer Mode (if not already in installer mode).

First, press the “Hamburger Menu” at the top right corner of the app. Next, press “Maintenance” at the bottom of the menu. Now, press “Installer Mode” and finally, slide the slider bar to the right to enter “Installer Mode”.

Calibrate the Actuator

Once you are in Installer Mode, press on the “Devices” tab. Next, select the “Actuator 3 Way” by pressing the arrow to the right of the actuator. Now, scroll down and press “Recalibrate”. You will now see an alert that states “Recalibration Requested”. Watch to make sure that the physical actuator turns in both directions. Wait until the actuator has completed the movement in both directions. Now, simply press the “Back Arrow” at the top left of the app to return to Installer Mode.

Testing the Actuator

The flow below is what we will be using for this example of how to test an actuator. Please keep in mind, that the actuators two positions will be named based on the flow that you are working with. In this example, we only have one actuator. The two positions for this are “Pool” and “Waterfall”. In other flows they could be named Pool, Spa, Laminar, Waterfall, Bubbler, etc.

Now that the actuator has been calibrated, you can test it in Installer Mode. In this example, note that the actuator position is in the “Pool” setting. Make sure that the physical actuator is in the correct position for Pool. Next, press the “Waterfall” tab to the right of Pool. Look and make sure that the actuator is physically turning to the position for the Waterfall. Last, press the “Pool” button and make sure that the actuator turns back to the pool position.

NOTE: If the valves position is the opposite of what is expected, you can flip the direction switch on the actual actuator to reverse the position. (See the actuators installation manual for manufacturer specific directions for this procedure).

Repeat this process for all actuators that you have inline.

Updated on June 16, 2023

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