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    Help: Turn off Min Watt Alarm on Return Pump during restart

    I am receiving a Min Wattage alarm on my return pumps when the turn back on after a feed cycle. I get a min wattage alarm, then a few sec later, the alarm turns off after the pump ramps up. I have the alarm set at 50W, full wattage is 150W.

    My feed times are 12:00-12:15 and 6:00-6:15. I would like to silence the min wattage alarm from 12:00-12:16 and 6:00-6:16. What would the programming look like for that?

    My current programming on the base_email alarm is:

    Set OFF
    If GFOlk CLOSED Then ON
    Defer 000:03 Then ON

    The GFOlk is a leak detector below my GFO reactor.

    Any help is much appreciated.

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    Remove the alert from the inputs page and add it to your email like this. Repeat for any other power alerts you want notified. The problem is that the default delay on the input alarms is not long enough for the restart process of the pump. By using a longer custom one in your email, you circumvent that.

    Set OFF
    If GFOlk CLOSED Then ON
    If Output ReturnName Watts < 50 Then ON
    Defer 000:15 Then ON
    Defer 000:10 Then OFF



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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie View Post
    Remove the alert from the inputs page and add it to your email like this. Repeat for any other power alerts you want notified. The problem is that the default delay on the input alarms is not long enough for the restart process of the pump. By using a longer custom one in your email, you circumvent that.

    Set OFF
    If GFOlk CLOSED Then ON
    If Output ReturnName Watts < 50 Then ON
    Defer 000:15 Then ON
    Defer 000:10 Then OFF



    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
    Thanks for the code. One more question, will the above alarm if the return pump watts briefly dip below the minimum? The reason that I ask is that I'm under the impression that pump failure can be predicted in many cases by short dips in power usage. If this is the case, I would like an alarm, outside of the feeding times if the power usage drops below a minimum even for a few seconds. Thoughts??

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