A wireless adapter for use with Century VGreen Variable Speed

A wireless adapter for use with Century VGreen Variable Speed
VLink
A wireless adapter for use with
Century VGreen Variable Speed Motors
Installation and User Manual
Stock Number: VL100
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Table of Contents
SAFETY................................................................................................................................. 3
1INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................... 4
2OVERVIEW.................................................................................................................. 4
2.1 VGreen System with VLink.................................................................................... 4
2.1.1 Bluetooth Pairing Button and Connection LED................................................... 5
2.1.2 All Stop Button and LED..................................................................................... 5
2.1.3 Service Mode Button and LED........................................................................... 5
2.1.4 Motor ON/OFF Button and LED.......................................................................... 5
2.1.5 Smart Grid Connection LED................................................................................ 5
2.1.6 Power LED.......................................................................................................... 5
2.1.7 Wireless Connection LED................................................................................... 5
2.1.8 WPS Button........................................................................................................ 6
2.1.9 DIP Switches...................................................................................................... 6
2.1.10 System Reset Button........................................................................................ 6
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INSTALLATION GUIDE................................................................................................ 6
3.1 Verify a Strong Backyard Wi-Fi Signal.................................................................... 6
3.2 Mounting............................................................................................................... 6
3.3 Connecting to a VGreen 270 Motor....................................................................... 7
3.4 Connecting to a VGreen 165 Motor....................................................................... 10
3.5 Connecting to the Internet.................................................................................... 11
3.5.1 Create User Account.......................................................................................... 12
3.5.2 Connecting to a Home Wireless Network.......................................................... 15
3.5.3 VLink Initial Setup............................................................................................... 19
3.5.4 VLink Mobile App Operation............................................................................... 19 3.5.5 VLink Web App Operation.................................................................................. 20
3.6 VLink Final Mounting............................................................................................. 20
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USER GUIDE............................................................................................................... 21
4.1 Manual Operation.................................................................................................. 21
4.1.1 All Stop............................................................................................................... 21
4.1.2 Out-of-Box Operation.......................................................................................... 21
4.1.3 Service Mode..................................................................................................... 22
4.2 App Operation....................................................................................................... 22
4.2.1 Status Tab........................................................................................................... 22
4.2.2 Override Tab........................................................................................................ 23
4.2.3 Schedule Tab....................................................................................................... 24
4.2.4 Energy Tab.......................................................................................................... 26
4.3 VLink Features...................................................................................................... 27
4.3.1 App Menu........................................................................................................... 27
4.3.2 Add 2nd VLink.................................................................................................... 28
4.3.3 Setup.................................................................................................................. 28
4.3.4 Motor Info.......................................................................................................... 37
4.3.5 Reminders.......................................................................................................... 39
4.3.6 Alerts & Emails................................................................................................... 39
4.3.7 About.................................................................................................................. 39
4.3.8 Software Update................................................................................................ 40
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4.3.9 Account.............................................................................................................. 41
4.3.10 Network............................................................................................................ 42
4.3.11 Help.................................................................................................................. 43
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE...................................................................................... 44
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SOFTWARE LICENCING............................................................................................. 46
6.1 Open Source Software Legal Notices................................................................... 46
6.1.1 Publically Available Software............................................................................... 46
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VLINK SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................. 50
8DISCLAIMER............................................................................................................... 50
SAFETY
Safety is emphasized throughout the user manual. These are safety alert symbols and signal
words. They alert the user to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages to
avoid possible injury or death or damage to equipment and other property.
DANGER
DANGER
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation, which if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in minor or
moderate injury.
NOTICE
NOTICE
NOTICE identifies potential equipment damage or failure conditions. Also, alerts personnel
to potential dangerous situations.
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1. INTRODUCTION
VLink provides the ability to operate VGreen motors from virtually anywhere in the World.
This product gives advanced user controls and features that do not exist in VGreen motors
today. With VLink, users can now monitor monthly energy costs, set up to a five-cycle
schedule, create preset overrides, and monitor motor health.
WARNING
VLink Wireless Adapter and accompanying mobile applications are not intended to be
used in an emergency or safety situation.
• Emergency situations require main power to motor shall be shut off / disconnected.
• Pressing “STOP” in mobile application, or pressing “ALL STOP” on VLink wireless
adapter may not stop motor if a digital input is active or becomes active at any time
(applicable to VGreen 165).
• “STOP” and “ALL STOP” commands are not intended to be used in an emergency
situation to stop the motor.
• When mobile device is used to operate motor remotely, hazardous conditions
cannot be identified.
Failure to comply with this may result in death, serious personal injury or property damage.
2. OVERVIEW
2.1 VGreen System with VLink
All Stop
Power
Bluetooth
Connection
Bluetooth
Pairing
Wireless
Connection
Smart Grid
Connection
Motor
ON/OFF
Service Mode
RS485
and Power
Connection
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
DIP Switches
System Reset
Figure 2: VLink Overview
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The VLink manual buttons and LEDs are specified in the following sections:
2.1.1 Bluetooth Pairing Button and Connection LED
This button and corresponding LED are reserved for future use and will not be active
on the first generation of this product. Future over the air software updates may
activate this functionality.
2.1.2 All Stop Button and LED
WARNING
VLink Wireless Adapter and accompanying mobile applications are not intended to be
used in an emergency or safety situation.
• Emergency situations require main power to motor shall be shut off / disconnected.
• Pressing “STOP” in mobile application, or pressing “ALL STOP” on VLink wireless
adapter may not stop motor if a digital input is active or becomes active at any time
(applicable to VGreen 165).
• “STOP” and “ALL STOP” commands are not intended to be used in an emergency
situation to stop the motor.
• When mobile device is used to operate motor remotely, hazardous conditions
cannot be identified.
Failure to comply with this may result in death, serious personal injury or property damage.
When this button is pressed, the VGreen motor will stop and the corresponding LED next
to the button will illuminate. If connected to a VGreen 270 motor, the auxiliary (Aux) load
on the VGreen 270 will also turn off. To resume normal operation, the All Stop Button
is pressed again, turning off the LED. The All Stop LED will blink every ½ second for 5
seconds when the All Stop button is pressed to indicate the 5-second delay required
between button presses.
2.1.3 Service Mode Button and LED
This button provides service mode functionality allowing the VLink to be locked out from
external control while the pool is being serviced. The motor can only be operated via
the Motor ON/OFF Button while in Service Mode. To activate Service Mode, press the
Service Mode button on VLink. The Service Mode LED will illuminate solid. To deactivate
Service Mode, press the Service Mode button again. The Service Mode LED will turn off.
The Service Mode LED will blink every ½ second for 5 seconds when the Service Mode
button pressed to indicate the 5-second delay required between button presses.
2.1.4 Motor ON/OFF Button and LED
To start the motor while in Service Mode, press the Motor Button on VLink. The Motor
LED will illuminate solid. To stop the motor while in Service Mode, press the Motor
button again. The Motor LED will turn off. Successively pressing and holding the Motor
button for 5 seconds will cycle through motor speeds of 1800 RPM, 2200 RPM, 2600
RPM, and 3450 RPM.
The Motor ON/OFF LED will blink every ½ second for 5 seconds when the Motor button
is pressed to indicate the 5-second delay required between button presses.
2.1.5 Smart Grid Connection LED
This button and corresponding LED are reserved for future use and will not be active
on the first generation of this product. Future over the air software updates may
activate this functionality.
2.1.6 Power LED
This LED illuminates whenever power is supplied to the VLink via the RS-485
Power Connection.
2.1.7 Wireless Connection LED
When the home router connection and Internet access are present, the LED is
illuminated solid. When in Wi-Fi Connect mode, the LED will blink once per every two
seconds (ON one second, then OFF one second). When the WPS button is pressed,
the LED will blink once per every second (ON a 1/2 second, then OFF a 1/2 second).
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When the home router connection is present, but there is no Internet access, the LED
will blink ON for 3 seconds, OFF for ½ second, ON for ½ second, OFF for ½ second, and
repeat. The LED behavior is summarized in Table 1 below.
Wi-Fi LED
When router
When WPS
When the router connection
connection and When in Wi-Fi
button is
is present, but no internet
internet access is Connect Mode pressed to
access
present
activate WPS
Illuminated
Goes ON for 3 seconds,
Once per
Once per
every two
every second then blinks OFF, ON, OFF,
ON, OFF, repeat. (ON 3
(ON a 1/2
seconds (ON
seconds, OFF ½ second,
one second, second, then
ON ½ second, OFF ½
then OFF one
OFF a 1/2 second, ON ½ second, OFF
second)
second).
½ second, repeat.)
Solid
Table 1: Wireless Connection LED
2.1.8 WPS Button
To connect to the home wireless network, the WPS button can be used when connecting via
Wi-Fi Connect or WPS, this is specified in section 3.5.2. Pressing and holding the button for
greater than 8 seconds, will put the VLink back in Wi-Fi Connect Mode if the user needs to
restart the setup for some reason.
To connect to the home wireless network with the WPS method, the WPS button
is pressed for less than 5 seconds. The WPS button on the home wireless router is
then pressed to complete the pairing process. Once pairing is complete, the Wireless
Connection LED will illuminate. The home wireless router must be equipped with the
WPS feature in order to connect via this method.
2.1.9 DIP Switches
These dip switches are reserved for future use and will not be active on the first generation of
this product. Future over the air software updates may activate this functionality.
2.1.10 System Reset Button
The System Reset Button can be pressed to perform a manual system reset of the VLink.
The button can be accessed with a pen or other sufficiently pointed object.
3. INSTALLATION GUIDE
3.1 Verify a Strong Backyard Wi-Fi Signal
Verify Wi-Fi signal is present in your desired mounting location. To do this you can use your
mobile device. Make sure the mobile devices Wi-Fi is enabled, walk to the desired mounting
location and see if the home network is available. If it is available then this is a suitable
mounting location. Otherwise you will have to choose a new location or add a Wi-Fi range
extender to your home network.
NOTE: It is best to mount VLink away from metal objects, in a raised location and
away from as many obstacles as possible.
Once you verify your mounting location has a strong Wi-Fi signal, it is time to mount VLink.
3.2 Mounting
The VLink wireless adapter needs to be mounted to a vertical surface (wall, fence, post,
Etc …). To Mount VLink place the mounting bracket in the desired location and use it as a
template to mark the holes. If pre-drilling is required, pre-drill the holes and use the included
fasteners to secure the mounting plate. In some cases the included fasteners may not be
the correct style or type, you will have to source appropriate fasteners locally.
NOTE: It is recommended to wait until the installation is complete to snap the VLink
to the mounting bracket.
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3.3 Connecting to a VGreen 270 Motor
WARNING
• A licensed, qualified electrician should complete wiring for this product.
• Always disconnect main power from motor being serviced and wait 5 full minutes for
capacitor voltage discharge before servicing or installing unit.
Failure to comply with this may result in death, serious personal injury or property damage.
NOTE: Refer to manufacturer’s instructions for wiring on all other products other than VLink.
The following steps should be followed to connect VLink to a VGreen 270 motor.
1. Disconnect all power sources from the motor and wait five minutes.
2. Remove the terminal box cover from the controller (two screws).
Figure 2: Terminal Box Cover Removed
3. Remove the plastic wiring cover inside the terminal box (one screw).
Figure 3: Internal Plastic Cover Removed
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4. Disconnect the 4-pin communication connector by pulling up on the connector.
Figure 4: Communication Connector Disconnected
5. Remove the User Interface from the controller (4 screws).
Figure 5: User Interface and Rubber Gasket Removed
6. Once the existing User Interface has been removed, you are now ready to start the
installation
7. Start by assembling the RS-485 connector to the communication cable as follows:
Pin #
Wire Color
1
Red
Description
+10V
2
White
RS485-A
3
Green
RS485-B
4
Black
Common
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8. Plug in the RS-485 cable into the RS-485 Socket.
Figure 6: Cable Installed
9. On the VGreen® 270 motor, ensure dip switch #1 and #2 are in the ON position, all
others should be off. You can then apply power to the VGreen® motor. The power LED
should illuminate on the VLinkTM.
10. Route the RS-485 cable through the opening and replace the plastic cover inside the
terminal box (one screw). Ensure the rectangle gasket seated inside the terminal box
cover is still in position, if not reposition the gasket correctly and reassemble.
Figure 7: Plastic Cover Installed in Terminal Box
11. Assemble the metal terminal box cover (2 screws), routing the RS-485 cable
through the opening. Plug the four User Interface mounting holes with the plastic
plugs (PN: 2514059-001) included.
Plastic Plugs (4x)
FIGURE 7
Figure 8: Terminal Box Cover and Plugs Installed
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12. Connect the other end of the RS-485 cable into the VLink.
13. On the VGreen motor ensure dip switch #1 is in the ON position, all other dip
switches should be turned off.
14. Apply power to the VGreen motor. The power LED should illuminate on the VLink. If it
does NOT refer to section 6, TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE.
15. Upon applying power for the first time, All Stop is also enabled and indicated with the
All Stop LED illuminated solid.
16. Proceed to section 4.1.2, OUT OF BOX OPERATION to verify motor operation.
3.4 Connecting to a VGreen 165 Motor
WARNING
• A licensed, qualified electrician should complete wiring for this product.
• Always disconnect main power from motor being serviced and wait 5 full minutes for
capacitor voltage discharge before servicing or installing unit.
Failure to comply with this may result in death, serious personal injury or property damage.
NOTE: Refer to manufacturer’s instructions for wiring on all other products other than VLink.
The following steps should be followed to connect VLink to a VGreen 165 motor.
1.
Disconnect all power sources from the motor and wait five minutes.
2. Remove the terminal box cover from the controller (one screw).
3. Assemble the RS-485 connector to the communication cable as follows:
Pin #
Wire Color
1
Red
Description
+10V
2
White
RS485-A
3
Green
RS485-B
4
Black
Common
4. Plug in the RS-485 cable into the RS-485 socket.
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5. Install the included Conduit Fitting and Route the RS-485 cable through the opening.
6. Assemble the metal terminal box cover (1 screw)
7.On the VGreen® 165 motor, ensure dip switch #1 is in the ON position, all others
should be off. You can then apply power to the VGreen® motor. The power LED
should illuminate on the VLinkTM.
8. Connect the other end of the RS-485 cable into the VLink.
9. On the VGreen motor ensure dip switch #1 is in the ON position, all other dip
switches should be turned off.
10. Apply power to the VGreen motor. The power LED should illuminate on the VLink. If
it does NOT refer to section 6 TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE.
11.Upon applying power for the first time, All Stop is also enabled and indicated with the
All Stop LED illuminated solid.
12. Proceed to section 4.1.2 “OUT OF BOX OPERATION” to verify motor operation.
3.5 Connecting to the Internet
NOTE: The VLink does not have to be immediately connected to the Internet. If you
are installing this and do not have access to the homeowners wireless network then
you can proceed to section 3.6 “VLink Final Mounting”. Refer to section 4.1 “Manual
Operation” for how to operate the VLink without connecting to a wireless network.
The VLink is connected to the Internet after creating a user account with the VLink Mobile
App. The Internet connection is enabled via the home wireless network. Once connected,
the VLink can be controlled by logging in with the User’s VLink Account from the Mobile App
or from the Web App at www.centuryvlink.com.
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3.5.1 Create User Account
Before connecting the VLink to the home wireless network, a user account must be
created with the VLink Mobile App for Android or Apple. Download the Mobile App from
the appropriate app store and follow the instructions to create a new account.
Search for “Century VLink”
3.5.1.1 Step 1: Click Create an Account
After installing the mobile app, click Create an Account at the bottom of
Figure 11: Initial Login Screen.
Figure 11: Initial Login Screen
3.5.1.2 Step 2: Enter Email and Password
Enter a valid Email Address and your desired Password and agree to the Terms of
Service shown in Figure 12 below.
Figure 12: Create Account and Terms of Service Screens
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3.5.1.3 Step 3: Enter User Information
Enter your user information, scroll down, and select Save as shown in Figure 13.
All fields marked with an “ * ” are required.
Figure 13: Welcome Screen
3.5.1.4 Step 4: Enter Security Questions
Enter the security questions in Figure 14. Upon selecting Save, an Email will be
sent from VLink@centuryelectricmotor.com to verify your account as specified in
section 3.5.1.5 Step 5.
Figure 14: Security Screen
3.5.1.5 Step 5: Verify Your Account
Upon completing Step 4, an E-mail will be sent from VLink@centuryelectricmotor.com
to the E-mail address provided in Step 2. You will need to verify your account by
clicking “this link” in the contents of the Email shown below in Figure 15.
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Figure 15: Verification Email
Upon clicking “this link”, successful verification is indicated by Figure 16 below.
Figure 16: Successful Verification Response
3.5.1.6 Step 6: Sign-In to Your Account
Click Sign in to new account as shown in Figure 17 below. If you did not first verify
your account per the Verification Email instructions, specified in section 3.5.1.5
Step 5, do so now. Without first verifying your account, clicking Sign in to new
account, will not allow proceeding Step 7.
Figure 17: Account Created
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3.5.1.7 Step 7: Account Created! Sign-In
Login as shown in Figure 18 with your Email Address and previously specified
password. Logging in will transition the Mobile App to guide you through the steps
for Connecting to a Home Wireless Network.
NOTE: The email address is case sensitive.
Figure 18: Login Screen
3.5.2 Connecting to a Home Wireless Network
After creating a User Account, login and follow the optional Tutorial for installing the VLink,
shown in Figure 19. The Tutorial can be skipped if the VLink has been installed.
Figure 19: Mobile App Guide Screen
After the Tutorial or if Skip is selected, Connection Setup is provided for connecting the
VLink to the home wireless network with either the Wi-Fi or WPS methods as shown in
Figure 20.
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Figure 20: Choose Connection Setup Screen
3.5.2.1 Connecting with Wi-Fi
Before attempting to connect to your wireless network via the Wi-Fi method,
verify the VLink Wireless Connection LED is blinking once per second. This is the
Out-of-Box configuration for the LED after power is first applied to the VLink. If
the Wireless Connection LED is not blinking once per every two seconds (ON one
second, then OFF one second),, press and hold the WPS button for greater than
8 seconds. Once the Wireless Connection LED is blinking once per two seconds,
then select Wi-Fi from the Connection Setup Screen shown in Figure 20 above. The
connection setup screen will then open as shown in figure 21 below.
Figure 21: Connection Setup Screen
Next, enter the VLink Access ID. The Access ID is obtained from the sticker on the
back panel of the VLink and can be entered manually or scanned in with the Mobile via
the QR code icon as shown in Figure 22 below. After entering the Access ID, select
Continue allowing the Mobile App to associate the Access ID and connect to the VLink
as shown in Figure 23.
Figure 22: Mobile QR Code Access ID Screens
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Figure 23: Access ID Associate, and Connect Screens
Next, enter or select the Home Router Name, and enter your router Password as
shown in Figure 24 below (also known as SSID & Password).
Figure 24: Home Router Name, Security, and Password Screens
3.5.2.2 Connecting with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
NOTE: Your wireless router must be equipped with the WPS feature to connect
via this method.
Before connecting to your home wireless network via the WPS method, insure
the VLink Wireless Connection LED blinks ON once per every second (ON a 1/2
second, then OFF a 1/2 second) by pressing and holding the WPS button for less
than 5 seconds. Then, select WPS from the Connection Setup Screen, shown in
Figure 20 below. Next, enter the VLink Access ID. The Access ID is obtained from
the sticker on the back panel of the VLink and can be entered manually or scanned
in with the Mobile via the QR code icon as shown in Figure 25 below. After
entering the Access ID, select Continue allowing the App to associate the Access
ID as shown in Figure 26
Figure 25: Mobile QR Code and Access ID Screens
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Follow the manufacturer specified WPS pairing process of your home wireless
router. When connecting with WPS, the Home Router Name and Password (also
known as SSID & Password) are obtained automatically by first pressing the WPS
button on your wireless router and then pressing the WPS button on VLink for less
than 5 seconds, as specified in Figure 27
Figure 26: Associate Access ID Screens
Figure 27: WPS Connection Setup Screen
Once pairing is complete and the Wireless Connection LED is illuminated solid on
the VLink, press Continue on the screen as shown in Figure 27.
3.5.2.3 Home Wireless Network Connection Completed
If the Wi-Fi or WPS connection is not successful, the Mobile App times out
after 2 minutes. Pressing the OK button shown in Figure 28 navigates back the
“Connection Setup” screen. Upon returning to the “Connection Setup” Screen,
the connection can be reattempted with either the Wi-Fi or WPS methods.
Figure 28: Navigate back to the Choose Connection Setup Screen
The VLink Wireless Connection LED will blink a repeating pattern of ON 3 seconds,
OFF ½ second, ON ½ second, and OFF ½ second if connected to your Home
Wireless Network, but not connected to the Internet. If this LED blink pattern
occurs, verify your Home Router connection to the Internet and refer to section 5,
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.
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When the VLink connects to your Home Wireless Network and the Internet, the
Wireless Connection LED will illuminate solid. The Home Wireless Network connection
setup is complete and the screen shown in Figure 29 below should appear.
Figure 29: Congratulations, Connected to the Home Network Screen
3.5.3 VLink Initial Setup
Enter the appropriate information for the pool set up: size of the pool in Gallons, private
or commercial, the type of fitter. The kWh rate charged by the utility company, which is
used for energy calculations. Choose the time zone the pool is located in. You will also be
prompted to name your VLink wireless adapter per the screens is shown in Figure 30 below.
NOTE: When the VLink is connected to the Internet per section 3.5 “Connecting to
the Internet”, the System Time is automatically updated to the local current time
from the default power-up time of 12:12 PM CST, as specified in section 4.1.2 “Outof-Box Operation”. The local time zone and daylight saving time are set from the
App Menu as explained in section 4.3.9 “Account”.
Figure 30: VLink Initial Setup Screen
3.5.4 VLink Mobile App Operation
After connecting the VLink to the internet and logging in with your VLink account, the VLink
Mobile App offers Status, Override, Schedule, and Energy tabs shown in Figure 31 below:
Figure 31: Mobile App Status Screen
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3.5.5 VLink Web App Operation
To connect to your VLink via a web browser, go to www.centuryvlink.com and login with
your user account. The link to the webpage and Login is shown in Figure 32 below:
Figure 32: Centuryvlink.com Login Screen
After logging in with your VLink account, the VLink Web App offers the same Status, Override,
Schedule, and Energy tabs as provided by the Mobile App, shown in Figure 33 below:
Figure 33: Web App Status Screen
3.6 VLink Final Mounting
1. Once you are done installing VLink, route the RS-485 cable through the notch
2. Attach the VLink terminal box cover. (1 Screw)
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3. Snap the VLink onto its mounting bracket.
4. USER GUIDE
4.1 Manual Operation
The VLink supports manual operation via the All-Stop, Service Mode, and Motor buttons.
The VLink does not need to be connected to the Internet for manual operation.
4.1.1 All Stop
WARNING
VLink Wireless Adapter and accompanying mobile applications are not intended to be
used in an emergency or safety situation.
• Emergency situations require main power to motor shall be shut off / disconnected.
• Pressing “STOP” in mobile application, or pressing “ALL STOP” on VLink wireless
adapter may not stop motor if a digital input is active or becomes active at any time
(applicable to VGreen 165).
• “STOP” and “ALL STOP” commands are not intended to be used in an emergency
situation to stop the motor.
• When mobile device is used to operate motor remotely, hazardous conditions
cannot be identified.
Failure to comply with this may result in death, serious personal injury or property damage.
CAUTION
If power is connected to V-Green motor, pressing illuminated “All Stop” button on
installed VLink may result in motor starting. Failure to recognize this could result in
personal injury or damage to the equipment.
When the All Stop button is pressed, the VGreen motor will stop and the corresponding
LED next to the button will illuminate ON. If connected to a VGreen 270 motor, any
connected Auxiliary load will also turn off. To resume normal operation, the All Stop
Button is pressed again, turning the LED OFF. The All Stop LED will blink ON every ½
second for 5 seconds after the All Stop button is pressed to indicate the 5 second delay
required between button presses.
4.1.2 Out-of-Box Operation
The first time power is supplied to the VLink, All Stop is enabled and indicated with the
All Stop LED illuminated ON. Upon pressing the button, the VLink will be taken out of All
Stop, the LED will turn OFF, and the Default Schedule will run the motor as specified in
Table 2 below. Pressing the All Stop button again will stop the motor and illuminate the
LED ON.
Default Schedule
Begin
End
Speed
Cycle 1
8:00 AM
12:00 PM
3100 RPM
Cycle 2
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
2600 RPM
Cycle 3
4:00 PM
12:00 AM
1600 RPM
Cycle 4
12:00 AM
8:00 AM
0 RPM
Table 2: VLink Default Schedule
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Upon power-up, the System time is set to 12:12 PM CST. The VLink Schedule will
run according to the System Time, regardless of the current time. The System Time
is automatically corrected to the local current time upon connecting the VLink to the
Internet.
NOTE: When the VLink is connected to the Internet per section 3.5 “Connecting to
the Internet”, the System Time is automatically updated to the local current time
from the default power-up time of 12:12 PM CST, as specified in section 4.1.2 “Outof-Box Operation”. The local time zone and daylight saving time are set from the
App Menu as explained in section 3.3.9 “Account”.
4.1.3 Service Mode
The motor is manually controlled via the Service Mode and Motor buttons. The
VLink enters Service Mode by pressing the Service Mode button and the Service
Mode LED will illuminate ON. The motor is stopped, if running. Pressing the Service
Mode button again will exit Service Mode and turn the LED OFF. The motor will
run, if previously running before entering Service Mode. The motor can be manually
operated via the Motor ON/OFF Button while in Service Mode. To start the motor
while in Service Mode, press the Motor Button. The Motor LED will illuminate ON.
To stop the motor while in Service Mode, press the Motor button again. The Motor
LED will turn OFF. Successively pressing and holding the Motor button for 5 seconds
will cycle through motor speeds of 1800 RPM, 2200 RPM, 2600 RPM, and 3450
RPM. Service Mode is cancelled and the motor is stopped if running when All Stop
is pressed. The Service Mode and Motor LEDs will blink ON every ½ second for 5
seconds after the corresponding button is pressed to indicate the 5 second delay
required between button presses.
4.2 App Operation
The VLink Mobile App and the corresponding VLink Web App offer four main feature tabs
providing Status, Override, Schedule, and Energy functionality.
4.2.1 Status Tab
The Status tab provides the current state of the VLink with a Run / Stop button,
shown in Figure 34 below. Pressing the Run button will start the motor for the active
Cycle or feature. The outer green ring graphically displays clockwise the percentage of
the motor speed invoked from 0 to 3450 RPM. The inner blue ring graphically displays
clockwise the percentage of the time remaining of the Cycle or feature.
Figure 34: Run and Stop Status Screens
The motor speed and time remaining are also numerically displayed inside of the
rings along with the name of the actively running Cycle or feature such as Priming,
Override, Learn Mode, and Freeze Protection as shown in Figure 35 below:
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Figure 35: Feature Status Screens
The manual motor operation status per the All Stop and Service Mode is also
provided via the Status Tab as shown in Figure 36: Manual Motor Operation Status.
Figure 36: Manual Motor Operation Status
4.2.2 Override Tab
The Override Tab provides the capability to override the active schedule with a
predefined motor speed and duration. When VLink is used with VGreen 270, Auxiliary
Load can also be invoked with Overrides. Overrides are invoked with on-demand
button functionality shown in Figure 37 below. The following override buttons are
factory provided:
• Dedicated overrides for Schedule and All Off
• Pre-configured Override Low and Override High
• Custom overrides via the “+” button
Figure 37: Override Screen
The override buttons for invoking the Schedule and All Off are permanently dedicated and
cannot be modified or deleted.
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Pressing and holding the preconfigured or custom override buttons, provides menu
options for deleting or modifying the Override with the Name, Duration, and Speed, as
shown in Figure 38 below:
Figure 38: Override Edit Screen
The capabilities are summarized in Table 3: Override Capabilities
Override Capabilities
Min Overrides
2
Max Overrides
6
Speed Range
600-3450 RPM
Speed Steps
25 RPM Increments
Min Duration
30 minutes
Max Duration
10 hours
Time Steps
30 minutes
Table 3: Override Capabilities
The default values for Override Low and Override High are provided in Table 4:
Override Defaults.
Override Defaults
Override Button
Speed
Aux Load
Duration
Override Low
1725 RPM
OFF
8 hours
Override HIgh
3450 RPM
OFF
2 hours
Table 4: Override Defaults
4.2.3 Schedule Tab
The Schedule Tab provides the main functionality for controlling the VGreen Motor.
The Schedule is specified with defined cycles over a 24-hour period and provides the
estimated monthly energy cost shown in Figure 39 below:
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Figure 39: Schedule Screen
Each cycle is displayed with a different color on the Cycle Ring with the number of
black dots indicating the cycle number. Cycle length and speed are modified directly
on the Cycle Ring by selecting and dragging the cycle function to the desired length
or speed as shown in Figure 40 below:
Figure 40: Cycle Speed and Length Schedule Screen
The Schedule Edit function shown in Figure 41 below provides the capability to add/
delete cycles and schedule Aux Load per cycle.
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Figure 41: Edit Schedule Screen
The speed range of each cycle can be changed to 0, 600-3450 RPM in 25-RPM
increments. The cycle time duration of each cycle is provided over the 24 hour period
with a minimum cycle time of 2 hours that can be edited / adjusted in 15 minute
increments. The capabilities are summarized in Table 5: Schedule Capabilities.
Schedule Capabilities
Min Cycles
2
Max Cycles
5
Speed Range
0, 600-3450 RPM
Speed Steps
25 RPM Increments
Time Steps
15 Minute Increments
Min Cycle Time
2 hours
Table 5: Schedule Capabilities
The default values are provided in Table 6: Schedule Default Values
Cycle 1
Schedule Defaults
Begin
End
8:00 AM
12:00 PM
Speed
3100 RPM
Cycle 2
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
2600 RPM
Cycle 3
4:00 PM
12:00 AM
1600 RPM
Cycle 4
12:00 AM
8:00 AM
0 RPM
Table 6: Schedule Default Values
4.2.4 Energy Tab
The Energy tab provides the VLink energy usage as shown in Figure 42 below. A slider
function for adjusting the kWh Rate cost is provided. The kilowatt-hour usage and
monthly energy cost are based on the set schedule, and are used to calculate total
estimated monthly and yearly energy cost and Kilowatt-hour consumption.
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Figure 42: Energy Screen
4.3 VLink Features
4.3.1 App Menu
The App Menu provides for configuration and setup of the VLink features and
capabilities. Feature Setup, Motor Info, Reminders, Alerts & Emails, About
Information, Software Update, Account, Network, and Help functionality are all
accessed via the Menu, as shown in Figure 43. An additional VLink adapter can be
added by clicking the “<” to the right of the motor graphic.
Figure 43: App Menu Screen
An overview of the App Menu functionality is provided in Table 7: App Menu Functionality.
App Menu Item
Functionality
Add VLink
Add another VLink for a 2nd pool.
Setup
Configuration of the Aux Load, Priming, Freeze Protection, and Service Mode features
Motor Info
Reminders and
Alerts & Emails
Motor health, motor faults, and general motor information
Custom user notifications
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About
VLink model number, serial number, software version, and mobile app versions.
Software Update
Network
Over-the-Air Software Update capability.
Login credentials, personal information, and general information with capability for
changing the time zone, resetting the VLink to factory default settings, and removing/
adding the VLink account to another VLink
Home Wireless Router name with the ability to disconnect/connect to another router.
Help
Select button to obtain Help information.
Logout
Select button to Logout of the VLink App.
Account
Table 7: App Menu Functionality
4.3.2 Add 2nd VLink
For a 2nd Pump, the App Menu allows for adding a 2nd VLink Adapter to your user
account by pressing “Add” to the right of the motor graphic. After pressing Add, the
App Guide and Tutorial are provided as previously specified in section 3.5.2 describing
the steps for adding the 2nd VLink as shown in Figure 44 below:
4.3.3 Setup
Figure 44: Add Additional VLink
Setup provides access to Aux Load (VGreen 270 Only), Priming, Freeze Protection,
Service Mode, and Learn Mode as shown in Figure 45 below. If necessary, scroll
down to see all items of the Setup Menu.
Figure 45: Setup Menu Items
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4.3.3.1 VLINK Wireless Adapter Use with Aux Load (VGreen 270 Only)
Aux Load provides for controlling an auxiliary connection to the VGreen 270 Motor.
Aux Load can be configured in the Menu, Schedule, and Override setup screens.
From the Menu, select Setup->Aux Load, where Aux Load can be set for Schedule
or Speed shown in Figure 46 below:
Figure 46: Aux Setup Menu Screens
If the Mode is set to Speed, Aux Load will turn on when the motor runs at or above
the specified speed. The Aux Load will stay on while the motor is running up to
the specified Max Run Time. If the Mode is set to Schedule as shown in Figure
46 above, the Aux Load is selected in the Schedule Tab and set per Cycle shown in
Figure 47 below:
Figure 47: Aux set per Cycle Screens
Independent of the Menu or Schedule, Aux Load can also be specified to operate
per Override, as described in section 4.2.2 “Override Tab”. Edit of the Override is
shown in Figure 48 below:
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Figure 48: Aux set per Override Edit Screen
The Aux capabilities are summarized in Table 8: Aux Capabilities.
Mode
Speed Min
Speed Max
Min Run Time
Max Run Time
Aux Load Capabilities
Schedule or Speed
600 RPM
3450 RPM
1 Hour
12 Hours
Table 8: Aux Capabilities
The Aux defaults are summarized in Table 9: Aux Default Values.
Aux Defaults for
Menu
Aux Defaults for Schedule
Name
Aux Load 1
Mode
Schedule
Mode
Schedule
Cycle1
OFF
Cycle2
OFF
Cycle3
OFF
Cycle4
OFF
Aux Defaults for
Overrides
Aux Load
Off
Table 9: Aux Default Values
4.3.3.2 VLINK Wireless Adapter Use with Digital Inputs (VGreen 165 Only)
WARNING
VLink Wireless Adapter and accompanying mobile applications are not intended to be
used in an emergency or safety situation.
• Emergency situations require main power to motor shall be shut off / disconnected.
• Pressing “STOP” in mobile application, or pressing “ALL STOP” on VLink wireless
adapter may not stop motor if a digital input is active or becomes active at any time
(applicable to VGreen 165).
• “STOP” and “ALL STOP” commands are not intended to be used in an emergency
situation to stop the motor.
• When mobile device is used to operate motor remotely, hazardous conditions cannot be
identified.
Failure to comply with this may result in death, serious personal injury or property damage.
VGreen 165 can be controlled with the VLINK wireless adapter by itself or it can be
controlled in conjunction with digital inputs. When controlling the V-Green 165 with
Digital inputs, refer to the Installation and User manual that came with the motor. If
this manual is not readily available, it can be found at www.pool-motors.com. When
controlling a V-Green 165 with both a VLink wireless adapter and digital inputs it
is important to understand the communication priority scheme. Communication
priority scheme determines what communication will have priority over another
(I.E. Digital input vs. VLink).
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1) Motor Priority – this is the priority scheme that will take precedence when sending
RUN or STOP commands to the motor:
a. Priority #1: Digital inputs
b. Priority #2: External Serial Input via RS-485 (VLink Wireless Adapter)
c. Priority #3: On-board user interface (Key pad located on top of the VGreen 165)
Note: As described above, if a digital input is applied, it will take precedence over any
other input that may be applied.
2) VGreen 165 On-board user interface ‘STOP’ button
a. This is a temporary stop function. This button stops the motor only for 4 Minutes
when either a ‘Digital Input’ or ‘Wireless Adapter’ are active/connected.
b. This ‘STOP’ button has higher priority than all other ‘STOP’ buttons.
3) Wireless Adapter ‘ALL STOP’ button
a. If a ‘Digital Input’ is active, the ‘All STOP’ button on the ‘Wireless Adapter’ will
not work.
b. If a ‘Digital Input’ is active, the ‘STOP’ button on the ‘Mobile App’ will be ‘grayed
out’ and will not work.
c. If a ‘Digital Input’ is not applied and the ‘ALL STOP’ button is pressed, the motor
will stop. The motor will not restart unless the ‘ALL STOP’ button is pressed
again, after 5 seconds.
d. If the ‘ALL STOP’ button on the Wireless Adapter is pressed (motor is stopped)
and a ‘Digital Input’ is applied, the motor will start and run until the ‘Digital Input’
is removed. When the ‘Digital Input’ is removed, the motor will then stop if ‘ALL
STOP’ is still active on the Wireless Adapter.
4)Mobile App ’STOP’ button
If a ‘Digital Input’ is active or becomes active:
a. The ‘STOP’ button on the ‘Mobile App’ will be ‘grayed out’ and will not work until
the digital input is removed, as shown in Figure 49 below:
Figure 49: Digital Input Applied Screen
NOTICE
At any time during use - if a Digital Input is applied to the VGreen 165 the motor
could start running regardless of what the VLink Wireless adapter is set to do.
The digital input will always have priority over any other control device connected
to the motor, including the VLink Wireless Adapter.
4.3.3.3 Priming
The VLink invokes Priming as shown in Figure 50 below, if configured prior to
starting the motor. Priming is invoked whenever motor transitions from zero RPM
to a non-zero RPM Cycle per the Schedule, an Override, or Learn Mode. Priming is
not invoked prior to running Freeze Protection or Service Mode.
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Figure 50: Priming Invoked Screen
Priming is configured from the App Menu by selecting Setup Priming where
Setting (On/Off), Duration, and Speed can be modified, shown in Figure 51 below:
Figure 51: Priming Configuration Screen
If the Setting is ON, the motor will Prime at the specified Speed and Duration
whenever transitioning from zero to non-zero RPM. If Setting is Off, Priming will
not be invoked prior to starting and running the motor.
The Priming capabilities are summarized in Table 10 below:
Priming Capabilities
Speed Min
Speed Max
Min Duration
Max Duration
600 RPM
3450 RPM
1 Minute
59 Minutes
Table 10: Priming Capabilities
The Priming defaults are summarized in Table 11: Priming Default Values.
Priming Defaults
Setting
Speed
Duration
Enabled/ON
2600 RPM
3 Minutes
Table 11: Priming Default Values
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4.3.3.4 Freeze Protection
If configured, the VLink invokes Freeze Protection when detecting a specified
temperature as shown in Figure 52 below. The VLink continuously monitors the
temperature and if executing a zero RPM Cycle per the Schedule, will invoke
Freeze Protection when the temperature drops below the configured value. Freeze
Protection is not invoked if the motor is stopped per the Status Tab or is already
running a non-zero RPM Cycle per the Schedule, an Override, or Learn Mode.
Freeze Protection is also not invoked while the VLink is in All-Stop or Service Mode.
Figure 52: Freeze Protection Invoked Screen
Freeze Protection is configured from the App Menu by selecting Setup Freeze
Protection where Setting (On/Off), Speed, Duration, and Turn On Temp can be
modified, shown in Figure 53 below:
Figure 53: Freeze Protection Configuration Screen
If Setting is On, Freeze Protection will be invoked as previously described running
the motor at the specified speed and duration when the temperature falls below the
Turn On Temp value. If Setting is Off, Freeze Protection will not be invoked.
Freeze Protection capabilities are summarized in Table 12 below:
Freeze Protection Capabilities
Speed Min
600 RPM
Speed Max
3450 RPM
Min Duration
1 Hours
Max Duration
12 Hours
Min Turn On Temp
33ºF
Max Turn On Temp
50ºF
Table 12: Freeze Protection Capabilites
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Freeze Protection defaults are summarized in Table 13 below:
Freeze Protection Defaults
Setting
Enabled/ON
Speed
2600 RPM
Duration
8 Hours
Turn On Temp
39ºF
Table 13: Freeze Protection Defaults
4.3.3.5 Service Mode
NOTE: Pressing the Service Mode button on the VLink places the motor in manual
stop mode, as indicated by the LED. The motor will remain in manual stop mode until
the button is pressed again turning the corresponding LED Off and returning to normal
operation. When the VLink is in Service Mode, the mobile app will not function.
The Service Mode provides manual control of the motor and can be used with
All Stop. The Service Mode, Motor, and All Stop buttons are described in section
4.1 “Manual Operation”. When the All Stop button is pressed, the VGreen motor
will stop and the corresponding LED next to the button will illuminate ON. The
VLink enters Service Mode by pressing the Service Mode button and the Service
Mode LED will illuminate ON. The motor can then be operated via the Motor ON/
OFF Button while in Service Mode. Service Mode is cancelled and the motor
is stopped, if running, when All Stop is pressed. The All Stop and Service Mode
button status is displayed as shown in Figure 54 below:
Figure 54: All Stop and Service Mode Screens
Service Mode is configured from the App Menu by selecting Setup Service Mode
where Duration and Speed can be modified, as shown in Figure 55 below:
Figure 55: Service Mode Edit Screen
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Service Mode capabilities are summarized in Table 14: Service Mode Capabilities.
Service Mode Capabilities
Speed Min
Speed Max
Min Duration
Max Duration
1800 RPM
3450 RPM
1 Hour
12 Hours
Table 14: Service Mode Capabilities
Service Mode defaults are summarized in Table 15: Service Mode Default Values.
Service Mode Defaults
Speed 1
Speed 2
Speed 3
Speed 4
1800 RPM
2200 RPM
2600 RPM
3450 RPM
Table 15: Service Mode Default Values
4.3.3.6 Learn Mode
NOTICE
The VLink is equipped with a learning mode feature used to estimate energy
consumption. Learn Mode will run prior to the Schedule invoking a Cycle, preceded by
Priming if enabled. Learn Mode can be preempted by executing an Override or per the
Stop Button on the Status Tab by invoking All Stop or Service Mode per the respective
VLink hard button. If preempted, Learn Mode will re-start prior to the next time the
Schedule invokes a Cycle to run the motor. If completed prior to creating a VLink account,
the Learn Mode data is not saved. Learn Mode should be re-initialized after a VLink
account is created for obtaining the most accurate energy consumption, as displayed on
the Schedule Tab shown in Figure 54: “Estimated Energy Consumption Screen”
The Learn Mode feature is provided to estimate energy consumption. The Learn
Mode data is obtained by running the motor at the top speed of 3450 RPM for
5 minutes. Out-of-the-Box, the VLink will automatically invoke Learn Mode prior
to the first time the Schedule is run. While running, the Learn Mode status is
displayed as shown in Figure 56 below:
Figure 56: Learn Mode Screen
The estimated monthly energy consumption is displayed inside the Schedule Ring
of the Schedule Tab shown in Figure 57 below. This value will be accurate after
Learn Mode is executed.
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Figure 57: Estimated Energy Consumption Screen
Learn Mode should be reinitialized and executed whenever the motor or other
component of the VGreen system is changed or if the VLink account is updated.
Learn Mode should also be reinitialized if previously completed during the VLink
Installation, before the respective VLink account was created. Learn Mode can be
reinitialized from the App Menu by selecting Setup Learn Mode Re-Initialize, as
shown in Figure 58 below. Reinitializing will automatically invoke Learn Mode prior
to the next time the Schedule runs the motor.
Figure 58: Learn Mode Reinitialize Screen
Learn Mode is summarized in Table 16 below:
Learn Mode Summary
Speed
Duration
Default (Out-of-Box)
3450 RPM
5 Minutes
Uninitialized
Table 16: Learn Mode Summary
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4.3.4 Motor Info
Accessing the App Menu’s Motor Info feature provides Motor Health, Faults, and About
Motor information, shown in Figure 59 below:
Figure 59: Motor Info Screen
The Motor Health Status and associated information is obtained by clicking the Motor
Health button shown in Figure 59 above, and the Run New Test button of the next screen
shown in Figure 60 below:
Figure 60: Motor Health Test Screen
Health Reports are obtained by clicking the View Health Reports button, as shown in
Figure 61 below:
Figure 61: Motor Health Test and Report Screens
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Motor Faults are displayed in the Mobile App in the Status Tab shown in Figure 62 below.
The faults listed per date and time are shown in Figure 63 below. This data can be
obtained by selecting Faults as shown in Figure 59: “Motor Info Screen” above.
Figure 62: Motor Fault displayed by the Status Screen
Figure 63: Motor Faults Screen
About Motor provides Motor and Control Details shown in Figure 64:
Figure 64: Motor and Control Details
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4.3.5 Reminders
The Reminders feature provides a notification to the user pool maintenance tasks.
Touching the green number of days provides a pop-up allowing modification of the
number from 1 to 30, shown in Figure 65 below:
Figure 65: Reminders
4.3.6 Alerts & Emails
The Reminders feature provides a notification to the user pool maintenance tasks. The
Alerts & Emails feature provides a notification mechanism alerting the user of pool issues,
news, energy usage, faults, and Reminders. To receive notifications for Faults check the
Receive Notifications box shown in Figure 66 below:
Figure 66: Alerts & Emails
4.3.7 About
The About feature provides Model Number, Serial Number, VLink Software Version, and
the Mobile’s Web and App versions shown in Figure 67 below:
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4.3.8 Software Update
Figure 67: About Screen
The Software Update feature shows the latest VLink software version available and if
selected, Over-The-Air (OTA) download to the WA can be initiated as shown in Figure 68
below by selecting the available software version and clicking the Update button. During
the OTA, all VLink features and capabilities are accessible.
Figure 68: Software OTA Update
When the OTA is 100% complete, Software Update Complete is provided along with
a Push Notification indicating the OTA download succeeded at the VLink, as shown in
Figure 69 below:
Figure 69: Software Update Complete Screens
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4.3.9 Account
Account provides accessibility to Login and Password credentials, Personal and General
Information, and VLink specific capabilities, shown in Figure 70 below:
Figure 70: VLink Account Screen
Login with Change Password capability, Personal, and General Legal Information are
provided in Figure 71 below:
Figure 71: Login Credential, Personal Information, and General Screens
VLink specific information with Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time, Reset, and Remove
Adapter from Account are shown in Figure 72 below:
Figure 72: VLink Specific Information and Capabilities Screen
The Time Zone and Enable Daylight Savings Time are set in this screen.
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If the Reset adapter to factory defaults button is pressed and Yes is chosen as shown
in Figure 73 below, the factory default values are set for Priming, Freeze Protection,
Schedule, Aux Load, kilowatt hour (kWhr) rate, Service Mode speeds, and Overrides as
specified in section 4 of this manual.
Figure 73: Reset to Factory Defaults
If the Remove adapter from account button is pressed and Yes is chosen as shown
in Figure 74 below: Remove and Add VLink Adapter, the App transitions to the Login
screen requiring re-login to the user account to begin re-install of the VLink as previously
specified in section 3.5.2 Connecting to a Home Wireless Network.
Figure 74: Remove and Add VLink Adapter
4.3.10 Network
The Network feature provides the capability to disconnect and reconnect to the Home
Wireless Network. Your Home Wireless Router information can be changed without
disconnecting your account and having to re-enter the VLink Access ID. After pressing
the Disconnect and Connect to a Network buttons, the App attempts to connect to the
VLink, as shown in Figure 75 below. Press and hold the WPS button on the WA for
greater than 8 seconds if the Wireless Connection LED is not blinking once per second.
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Figure 75: Network Disconnect and Connect Screens
Once the App is connected, enter or select the Home Router Name and Password as
shown in Figure 76 below:
Figure 76: Network Connection Setup Screens
4.3.11 Help
The Help feature enables sending an Email to VLink@centuryelectricmotor.com. Upon
selecting Help from the App Menu, the user is provided the Email options available and
the Email as shown in Figure 77 below:
Figure 77: Send Help Email Screens
The user can now enter the desired text to obtain Help from VLink@centuryelectricmotor.com.
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5. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
WARNING
• A licensed, qualified electrician should complete the wiring for this product.
• Always disconnect main power from the motor being serviced band wait a full 5
minutes for capacitor voltage discharge before servicing or installing unit.
• Diagnosing certain symptoms may require close interaction with, or in close proximity
to, components that are energized with electricity.
Failure to comply with this may result in death, serious personal injury or property damage.
Symptom
Power is applied to the
motor, but power LED
is not illuminated on
the VLink.
Possible Causes
Power supply cables are
loose at the motor and/or
VLink RS-485 connector.
Incorrect Dip switch
settings on the motor.
Potential Solutions
Check/ tighten the connections at
both ends of the cable.
For VGreen 165 motors:
Set switch 1 to the ON position
For VGreen 270 motors:
Set both switches 1 and 2 to the
ON position
VLink is damaged.
Replace VLink.
Power supply cables were
not installed correctly into
the RS-485 connectors.
Check each connector end and
make sure wires are in the correct
connector slot.
Status Screen displays
“Motor is Stopped”.
Motor was turned off
from the App.
Press Run to return to the
Schedule Cycle or Override that
was initiated before stopping the
Motor. Add a 0 RPM Cycle to the
Schedule if it is desired to not
have the Motor run for specified
times.
Status Screen displays
“All Stop”.
Motor was turned off
by pressing the All Stop
button on the VLink.
Press the ALL Stop button on the
VLink to return to the Schedule
Cycle or Override that was
initiated before stopping the
Motor with the All Stop button.
Power supply cables are
loose at the motor and/or
VLink RS-485 connector.
Check/ tighten the connections at
both ends of the cable.
Ill Formed Packet.
Power supply cables were
not installed correctly into
the RS-485 connectors.
Check each connector end and
make sure wires are in the
correct connector slot.
When attempting to
connect to the Home
Wireless Network
via the Wi-Fi Method,
the Mobile Phone
gets stuck in the
Connecting State of
the Connection Setup.
The VLink Mobile App
timeout is 2 minutes
when stuck in the
Connecting State and
the “Failed to connect
to VLink” screen is
displayed.
Some specific Mobile
Phone models occasionally
get stuck when switching
connection from the
Home Wi-Fi to the VLink
Wi-Fi. For example, this is
a known issue on the LG
Smart Phone.
After timeout, go to the Wi-Fi
setting of the wireless device
and manually select VLink_WA.
Re-attempt the Mobile App
Connection Setup.
The WPS button was
not pressed or was not
pressed and held for
greater than 8 seconds.
After timeout, enter Wi-Fi connect
mode by pressing and holding the
WPS button for greater than 8
seconds. Re-attempt the Mobile
App Connection Setup.
Power is applied to the
motor, but power LED
repeatedly pulses on
and off slowly.
Motor Fault:
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VLink Wireless
Connection LED is not
illuminated.
VLink Wireless
Connection LED blinks
once per every two
seconds (ON one
second, then OFF one
second).
VLink Wireless
Connection LED blinks
once every second
(ON a 1/2 second, then
OFF a 1/2 second).
Home Router is off-line.
Check home router on-line status
and restore power if necessary.
VLink disconnected
from the Home Wireless
Network.
Re-connect the VLink to the Home
Wireless Network via Wi-Fi or
WPS methods.
The SSID entered into the
VLink app was not valid.
Retry VLink connection setup
and re-enter a valid SSID for the
desired home network.
VLink disconnected
from the Home Wireless
Network and is now in
Wi-Fi connect mode.
Re-connect the VLink to the Home
Wireless Network via the Wi-Fi
method as described in the quick
start guide or user manual. Do
not attempt to connect to a 5GHz
band wireless connection.
During first-time setup:
The wireless network
you have tried to connect
to is on the 5GHz band.
The VLink only supports
2.4GHz connection.
VLink disconnected
from the Home Wireless
Network and is now in
WPS connect mode.
During first-time setup:
The wireless network
you have tried to connect
to is on the 5GHz band.
The VLink only supports
2.4GHz connection.
VLink Wireless
Connection LED blinks
twice and then stays
ON for 3 seconds,
then repeats this
pattern.
The Home Wireless
Network is
disconnected from the
Internet.
VLink Wireless
Connection LED blinks
twice and then stays
OFF for 3 seconds,
then repeats this
pattern.
The incorrect password
was entered when
attempting to connect
the VLink to the Home
Wireless Network.
(To use the WPS method to
connect instead of the Wi-Fi
method, hold the WPS button for
less than 5 seconds. The VLink
wireless connection LED will blink
once every second (ON a 1/2
second, then OFF a 1/2 second)
to confirm it is in WPS connect
mode.)
Re-connect the VLink to the Home
Wireless Network via the WPS
method as described in the quick
start guide or user manual. Do
not attempt to connect to a 5GHz
band wireless connection.
(To use the Wi-Fi method to
connect instead of the WPS
method, hold the WPS button for
more than 8 seconds. The VLink
wireless connection LED will
blink once per every two seconds
(ON one second, then OFF one
second) to confirm it is in Wi-Fi
connect mode.)
Check home router on-line status
and restore connection to the
Internet if necessary.
Re-connect the VLink to the Home
Wireless Network via the Wi-Fi or
WPS methods.
Re-enter correct wireless
password in network window.
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6. SOFTWARE LICENCING
6.1 Open Source Software Legal Notices
This product includes Regal Software, Commercial Third Party Software, and Publically
Available Software.
The Regal Software included in this Regal Product, is Copyright (c) by Regal, Inc., and its
use is subject to the licenses, terms and conditions of the agreement in force between the
purchaser of the Regal Product and Regal, Inc.
The Commercial Third Party MPLAB Harmony Integrated Software Framework software
version 1.06.02 included in this Regal Product is subject to the licenses, terms and
conditions of the agreement governed by the separate Commercial Third Party License at:
The Publicly Available Software in the list below is limited to the Publicly Available Software
included by Regal. The Publicly Available Software included by Commercial Third Party
Software used in the Regal Product, are disclosed in the Commercial Third Party Licenses, or
via the respective Commercial Third Party Publicly Available Software Legal Notices.
Dependent on the license terms of the Publicly Available Software, source code may not be
provided. Please reference and review the Regal Publicly Available Software Legal Notices
and End User License Agreement for identifying which Publicly Available Software Packages
will have source code provided.
To view additional information regarding licenses, acknowledgments and required copyright
notices for Publicly Available Software used in this Regal Product, please select “Legal
Notices” display from the VLink App Menu by selecting Menu->Account->General as shown
in Figure 122: Legal Notices Screen, or review the Legal Notices and End User License
Agreement resident in this document.
6.1.1 Publically Available Software
Figure 122: Legal Notices Screen
Name: FreeRTOS
Version: 8.2.1.1
Description: FreeRTOS is a real-time operating system from Real Time Engineers LTD
that supports multiple hardware architectures.
Software Site: http://www.freertos.org/a00104.html
License: FreeRTOS Open Source License
The FreeRTOS open source license covers the FreeRTOS source files, which are located
in the /FreeRTOS/Source directory of the official FreeRTOS download. It also covers most
of the source files in the demo application projects, which are located in the /FreeRTOS/
Demo directory of the official FreeRTOS download. The demo projects may also include
third party software that is not part of FreeRTOS and is licensed separately to FreeRTOS.
Examples of third party software includes header files provided by chip or tools vendors,
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linker scripts, peripheral drivers, etc. All the software in subdirectories of the /
FreeRTOS directory is either open source or distributed with permission, and is free for
use. For the avoidance of doubt, refer to the comments at the top of each source file.
The FreeRTOS GPL Exception text on this page applies to FreeRTOS V8.2.3 up to the
latest version. The FreeRTOS GPL exception text that applies to versions prior to V8.2.3
is very similar, and can be found in the relevant FreeRTOS distribution packages.
NOTE: The modification to the GPL is included to allow you to distribute a combined
work that includes FreeRTOS without being obliged to provide the source code for
proprietary components.
The FreeRTOS GPL exception text follows:
Any FreeRTOS *source code*, whether modified or in it’s original release form, or
whether in whole or in part, can only be distributed by you under the terms of the GNU
General Public License plus this exception. An independent module is a module which
is not derived from or based on FreeRTOS.
Clause 1:
Linking FreeRTOS with other modules is making a combined work based on FreeRTOS.
Thus, the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License V2 cover the whole
combination.
As a special exception, the copyright holders of FreeRTOS give you permission to
link FreeRTOS with independent modules to produce a statically linked executable,
regardless of the license terms of these independent modules, and to copy and
distribute the resulting executable under terms of your choice, provided that you also
meet, for each linked independent module, the terms and conditions of the license of
that module. An independent module is a module which is not derived from or based
on FreeRTOS.
Clause 2:
FreeRTOS may not be used for any competitive or comparative purpose, including
the publication of any form of run time or compile time metric, without the express
permission of Real Time Engineers Ltd. (this is the norm within the industry and is
intended to ensure information accuracy).
Name: MBED TLS
Version: 2.1.2
Description: Mbed TLS is an SSL library providing cryptographic and SSL/TLS
capabilities for embedded products.
Software Site: https://tls.mbed.org/download
License: Apache 2.0 License
Apache License
Version 2.0, January 2004
http://www.apache.org/licenses/
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7. VLINK SPECIFICATIONS
OVERALL RATINGS
Input
10-14 VDC (30mA Typical)
Ambient Conditions
Storage
-30°C to 80°C (-22°F to 176°F)
Operat-ing
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Humidity
0-85% Non-Condensing
APPROXIMATE SIZE
VLink
Enclosure w/Mounting Plate
Length
5.7 inches
Width
5.4 inches
Height
1.6 inches
SECURITY
VLink
Wireless Connections
Home Router
Cloud
WPA2+AES
TLS v1.2
8. DISCLAIMER
The information in this document incorporates proprietary rights and is not to be duplicated
wholly or in part without the express written permission of Regal Beloit America, Inc.
©Copyright 2016.
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permission of Regal Beloit Corporation and / or Regal Beloit America, Inc.
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