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Eric2010MCX2
04-07-2011, 09:35 PM
There are settings for the port, center and rear, but it does not tell what the units of the numbers next to each tank are. Is it in minutes?

I checked the manual I found online and cannot find anything there.

Any takers? Bueller? Bueller?

jason@wakemakers.com
04-08-2011, 11:49 AM
Yes, they are set in minutes, with the X2 Add-On system you'll want to set the rear pumps for 8 minutes and the KGB pump for 12 minutes as a starting point, and then fine tune from there (assuming you want to be able to fill everything in one go just switching the valve in the middle).

Eric2010MCX2
04-10-2011, 12:42 PM
I set them all for like 15 min and they are all still timing out before the sacks are filled. especially the front pump.

jason@wakemakers.com
04-13-2011, 08:11 PM
How many blinks are you getting from the switches when the pumps shut off?

Eric2010MCX2
04-13-2011, 11:13 PM
Will have to pay attn to that next time. How many blinks mean what?

vision
04-14-2011, 08:16 AM
If it is timing out, it will blink 6 times. If the pump shuts off due to the system being full or empty (change in current draw of pump) it is either one or two blinks. I hate the stupid timers!

Or
04-14-2011, 12:46 PM
sorry... see next message :)

Or
04-14-2011, 12:51 PM
this can help (see buttom part)

Eric2010MCX2
04-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Yep, they are blinking 6 times

jason@wakemakers.com
04-20-2011, 12:21 PM
I set them all for like 15 min and they are all still timing out before the sacks are filled. especially the front pump.

I hate to ask the obvious question, but are they in fact running for 15 minutes?

Eric2010MCX2
04-20-2011, 09:54 PM
[QUOTE=jason@wakemakers.com;746648]I hate to ask the obvious question, but are they in fact running for 15 minutes?]

No, they do not seem to be.

Even worse when the hard tanks are full and I'm filling bags. When we are filling or emptying bags it may run for a minute.. If I'm lucky.

vision
04-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Once you reach the time limit, the pumps will only run for about 30 seconds and then time out. Really annoying. MC and Jabsco need to place a simple reset switch on the dash to reset the timers as needed.

jason@wakemakers.com
04-21-2011, 02:17 PM
Something is not adding up here. If you're getting six blinks from the switch that indicates that the AI module is reaching the end of the programmed time frame. That can't be happening if some times the pumps only run for a one minute.

Eric2010MCX2
04-21-2011, 10:28 PM
Dont know what to tell ya... thats whats goin on. I dont understand it either.

Cant take it to the dealer b/c its only having issues with the fly high aftermarket stuff.

j4rowell
04-24-2011, 03:53 PM
Dont know what to tell ya... thats whats goin on. I dont understand it either.

Cant take it to the dealer b/c its only having issues with the fly high aftermarket stuff.


I'm having the exact same problem. Six blinks port side only. Timer is set to 8 minutes.

vision
04-24-2011, 04:08 PM
I feel your frustration. You may want to try resetting your timers.

1. Either empty the bags manually (if possible i.e. Tsunami or other external pump) and then set your built in pump to empty and let it run until it stops on its own and gives one blink. Ignore the ballast gauge.

Or,

2. Disconnect your batteries. Wait 1 minute, then reconnect.

This should reset the timers to their last programmed setting, i.e., tell the timers that you have empty tanks and have used none of your fill time. If you disconnect the batteries, I would go ahead and reprogram the timers for the desired time. If you do reprogram, remember to again disconnect the battery, wait one minute, and reconnect before using the pumps.

Keep in mind that for both fill and emptying, going by time will not always give you the exact same weight as the rate of fill and empty is dependent on amps available (RPMs of motor, how many other accessories are running) and whether the boat is moving (inhibits filling by creating suction at the through hull, but of course aids in emptying).