what does it man if the led power light on my easy touch wireless transeiver board is flashing? Is that normal? When I had my pool opened this year, I notice the wire from the main control unit to the transceiver had been cut. I spliced it and it worked briefly then stopped. I checked my splice again and seems OK. the power LED is flashing but no synch?
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Hello, how can I help you today? that generally means the board is searching for the signal, if it was working originally, you may need to check for good connections at both ends. Since it is very low voltage, normally 8-10 volts, if your splice is at all depleting the voltage, it could be enough loss to cut connection to the main board
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ok, so flashing power LED (flashing at consitent frequency) mean low power to transeiver board?
well, it means it can't find the signal, this is four conductor wire you spliced?
installer used regular phone wire - four conductor, sold not braided
so sounds like if I replace the whole wire (I can do this farily easily) I should be good to go? transmitter light not doing anything at all by the way
ok, that's fine, depending on which ones he used for hot, you can see them on the back of your controller, there should be a 4 wire connector , the 1 and 4 wires are your two power wires, you should have 8-11 volts there, the two wires in the middle are the signal wires that communicate between the two devices
ok, yeah they used typical red/blak for power and green/yellow for data
yeah, that would probably take care of it, although you could check the voltage at both ends as well if you have a meter to double check to make sure you're getting the feed, it's a little harder to check the communication wires unless you disconnect the two of them at one end and twist them together, then check them for continuity at the other end.
ill replace it, just wanted to confirm that flashing power led is not an indication of some kind of failure (PC board, etc.)
yeah, that's the normal hook up, i just run into odd color matches sometimes, so i don't assume what somebody else hooked up
gotcha, but again, flashing led mean looking for signal or low voltage or something not some kind of self-diagnostic baord issue ?
no, you can unplug the 4 pin connector at the pc board and check to make sure it's sending voltage to your remote if you want, same thing, it should be putting out 8-11 volts to the remote
no problem, feel free to come back to this same question thread if it's still giving you fits
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