Maxpect Gyre Pump: Syna-G Control
I n this video we will cover how to connect and access more advanced program functions of your Maxspect Gyre using the Maxspect Syna-G app right from your mobile device.
Before we start, let’s go over what will be needed for this video. You will need:
- A Maxspect Gyre 200 Series pump with controller running on firmware version 2.0 or higher
- A Maxspect Connect ICV6 module installed and programmed
- Syna-G App installed on your iPhone or Android
This video assumes that you already have the Syna-G app installed on your mobile device and a Maxspect Connect ICV6 installed and connected to your home Wi-Fi. If you do not, then we recommend you pause this video, check out our “Maxspect Connect 101” video for full details and how to’s.
Now that you have all the prerequisites for this video, let’s get started with Maxspect Gyre: Syna-G App Control.
Connect Gyre to Syna-G App
Open your Syna-G app and select your Maxspect Connect module
Before we start to program our controller, let’s make sure we change the name so it’s easy to configure later on. Tap on the Gear icon to the right of the name and then select “Rename”. Assign a name that is easy for you to remember. I am going to call this pump controller “XF280”. Tap on confirm to save.
Tap on the Gear icon once again and then select “Firmware Upgrade”. The Syna-G app will ensure that your Gyre Pump Controller has the latest firmware installed. Click Cancel to return to the previous screen.
Create Gyre Groups
If you have multiple pump controllers, repeat the process on each individual controller.
To create a group, tap on the group icon on the upper right-hand corner and to the left of the plus symbol. Select Maxspect Gyre as the group type but you can also create groups for RAZOR X fixtures as well as the Recurve!
The app will show you a list of all pumps controllers that are free and not previously assigned to any group.
Assuming that the Gyres have their own individual flow schedules, the app reminds us that when devices are made part of a group, their individual schedules will be deleted to accommodate for the new “group” schedule. Tap the confirm button.
Easy Setup Mode
Now we are ready to program our controllers and pumps. Select the Controller from the Non-Grouped Devices or if you have created a group, select the group number from the Grouped Devices Section and tap on Control.
From this screen you can select “Presets” which will allow you to select and run some of the preprogrammed flow patterns that Maxspect has created for us. If you are looking for an easy and quick setup to get your gyres running, then we recommend you go this route. The flow patterns provided, especially the Lunar Tidal Cycle and the Oceanic Gyre Cycle are some of the most intricate patterns we have encountered, and they require 0 programming.
Just tap on the preset and the app will do all the work for you.
If you are more of a hands-on approach and like to have more control over the entire flow schedule, then Advanced programming is just for you.
Tap on the Advanced Button. In this screen you are able to setup your pumps to run a particular flow pattern 24/7 without changing or, you can create an intricate schedule of 24 different time points with up to 24 different flow patterns and intensities.
24/7 Manual Mode
You will now be provided with flow pattern descriptions for the pumps attached to the controller. If you have two pumps attached, then you will see pump A at the top half and pump B on the bottom half.
When done, tap on the X to close the setup screen. Now tap on the second pump and repeat the process.
When done, do not forget to tap on the Checkmark icon to save your changes and transmit them to the controller and pump.
If you are looking to create a schedule of different flow patterns, then we must switch to the Auto Mode. On the same screen, tap on the Auto icon on the upper right-hand corner.
Now, here you are able to specify the flow mode for each attached pump.
In this video, I’ll create a flow pattern that starts at 09:00 hours with pump A pulsing and pump B set to antisync.
Click on the X icon now.
Tap on B pump.
Now, let’s create a flow pattern for the evening.
To create a new time period, just tap on the Plus Sign
Tap on Pump A
Click on the X to close Pump A settings and then Tap on Pump B.
If you wish to delete a particular time period, just tap on the Minus Icon, select the time points you want to delete by tapping a checkmark on the left of the time period and then tap on OK. Confirm your action and the point will be removed.
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