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ORP/pH Digital Controller

Rola-Chem Generation II Digital Controllers Ready-to-Mount Systems


What is ORP?
ORP stands for Oxidation Reduction Potential. ORP is a measurement to oxidize contaminants. It is the only practical method we have to electronically monitor sanitizer effectiveness. ORP and pH sensors allow us to electronically monitor and control sanitizer residual and pH automatically.

What Affects ORP?

Pool chemistry:
Cyanuric acid levels pH variations Temperature changes Total dissolved solids Chlorine neutralizer Bather loads Use of alternative sanitizer

Why Use Automation?

Help ensure bather safety Protect pool equipment from damage Minimize costs associated with chemicals, equipment and liability Flatten curve of dispensing chemical (manual feed vs. automated feed) Reduce need for human contact with chemical

Benefits of ORP/pH Controllers

Continually monitors PH and sanitizer activity Constantly adjusts feeding of chemicals proportional to demand Eliminates human error Maintains chemical levels 24 hours a day Complies with health department chemistry standards

Optimize Chemical Usage

Dispenses chemical only as required, thus creating significant cost savings Equalizes water chemistry, eliminating PH and sanitizer highs and lows

Digital Controllers

Digital Controllers

Digital Controllers

Digital Controllers


Ready-to-Mount Systems


Ready-to-Mount Systems


Ready-to-Mount Systems


Ready-to-Mount Systems


Liquid System Diagram


Erosion System Diagram


Ready-to-Mount System Components

ORP/pH Controller / pH Controller
Flow Cell Flow Switch ORP Probe pH Probe Flow Cell Valves Rola-Chem Chemical Feeders All tubing, inlet/injection fittings All mounted on polypropylene board


Quick Start Reference

Quick Start Reference
Press the mode button to turn on Note: blue FLOW light must illuminate Press and hold the mode button to turn off OFF will be displayed in the window


To Operate:
Press and release the mode button until the AUTO LED is lit. Unit will now operate in the factory preset settings.
Set levels: ORP = 650 mv, pH = 7.4 Feed times: 0.6 second feed with a 5-minute delay Limits: ORP; 900 hi, 100 low, pH = 8.0 hi, 7.0 low


Changing Settings
To change settings:
Note: Press and release the mode button until the desired ORP or pH LED is lit. Once the settings are changed, they will remain at those settings until they are changed again. Set level: Press the Set Level button until the desired set point is reached. Release the button. Feed time: Press the Feed Time button until the desired feed time is reached. Release the button. The numbers represent the seconds of feed time (all with 5-minute delays). Range is 0.6 to 900 seconds (15 minutes). Constant feed is con. Factory setting is 0.6 seconds.

Changing Settings, cont.

Hi alert: Press the Hi Alert button until the desired level is reached. Release the button. Low alert: Press the Low Alert button until the desired level is reached. Release the button.


Manual Feed Settings

Press and release the mode button to light the LED associated with the desired feeder to be manually fed ORP or pH. Press the feed once button. The desired feeder will go through one set feed time cycle. There is no manual feed option when the unit is in constant feed.
(Manual feed will not work if cycle time is set at 0.6 or cont)

Other Manual Information

See the appropriate manual sections for:
Setting the time-out feature Calibrating the pH sensor / probe Changing dip switches (pH/ORP interlock, feeder time-out, acid/base and lockout)


ORP and pH Ranges Display: Control: ORP 0 995 mv 400 mv 900 mv (5 mv increments) pH 6.8 8.4 7.0 8.0

Factory default:

650 mv


Input power:

120 volts AC, 50/60 HZ, three-wire grounded power cord Combined load not to exceed 15 amps GFCI source required 120 volts AC, 50/60 HZ, ORP and pH -5 amps each (fused) Two 3-wire grounded power receptacles Terminal strip for hardwire applications (included)

Output power:


Specifications, cont.
Displays: ORP and pH red digital Power and flow indicator blue or green LED Alert lights red LED Mode LEDs pH mode: green LED ORP mode: yellow LED Auto mode: red LED Feed lamps: ORP yellow; pH green (Note: lamps flash during the feed time and are on constant during the delay time of the feed cycle) 40 to 120 F

Operating temperature:


Selectable Features / Options

Selectable Features ORP and pH settings ORP and pH feed/delay times pH calibration Keypad lockout ORP and pH interlock Features and Options Flow switch input 120/240 vac transformer (supplied by others) Individually fused outputs High and low ORP and pH alerts Manual feed Acid/base feed Adjustable time-out Reset


Operation / Startup
Do not add chemicals until all start-up operations have been completed. Manually adjust the balance of the pool. Chemical levels:
pH 7.4 7.6
free chlorine 1.0 3.0 ppm (700 mv ORP) Alkalinity 80 120 ppm Cyanuric acid 20 30 ppm TDS 300 2,000 ppm Calcium hardness 200 400 ppm


Operation / pH Settings
Press and release the controller mode button until the pH LED is lit.
Select the desired set level. Select feed time cycle. Select upper and lower alert levels.

Note: It may take up to 24 hours for the sensors to acclimate to the system.

Operation / ORP Settings

Press and release the controller mode button until the ORP LED is lit.
Use a DPD test kit to measure free chlorine. Adjust the ORP set level to desired level. Select the desired set level. Select feed time cycle. Select upper and lower alert levels.


Operational Mode
Press and release the mode button until the Auto LED is lit. Note that this is the operational mode for the controller. The controller must be in this mode for the feeders to maintain the desired parameters. Consider recalibrating the system after the initial 24 hours as the sensors acclimate to the system.

Operational Mode, cont.

The ORP is highly dependent on both the pH and the cyanuric acid levels. Both of these variables must be kept within acceptable ranges to maintain an acceptable relationship between the ORP and the ppm of the sanitizer. When using the 55400 controller with Rola-Chem pumps, the pump switch should be in the on position not timed or off.