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

To start, make sure that your new Maxpect Gyre Pump is located within 30 feet of your Maxspect Connect ICV6 module. 

Open your Syna-G app and select your Maxspect Connect module

Now click on Control. You will now be able to add the device to your Syna-G app.

Tap on the plus symbol on the upper right-hand corner. The Syna-G app will now search for all available devices. 

Once the Maxspect Gyre shows up on the list, it usually has the name Maxpect-G, tap a checkmark on the left side of the name and select Next on the upper right-hand side.

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. 

Speaking of multiple pumps, Syna-G app allows you to control multiple pumps at the same time.  This is accomplished easily by creating groups. 

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. 

Set your group name. Select the controllers you would like to group together by tapping on the checkmark to the left of the name.  Now tap on the Confirm button. 

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. 

Welcome to the Easy Setup page.  Maxspect and the Syna-G app have worked very hard to make this as simple and intuitive as possible. 

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. 

Advanced Mode

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

If you want to run your pumps the same 24/7, then tap on the “Manual” button on the upper right. 

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. 

To modify either of the pumps, just tap on A or B to reveal the settings window.  Here you can specify the different water movement modes as well as the individual variables for each mode. 

To change the mode, just tap on the current Water Movement Mode and select the one you desire. Click Confirm to save. 

Based on the mode selected, you will be able to configure different flow variables. 

When done, click on the Checkmark icon to save and transmit the information directly to the controller and pump. 

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. 

Automatic Mode

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. 

To create your first time period, just tap on the right edge of the default Period 1. 

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. 

Tap on the 00:00 clock right below the flow chart and set it to 09:00. 

Now tap on the Water Movement Mode and select Pulsing Mode.

Set the Max Flow variable to 100% and the Pulsing Time variable to 10 seconds.

Click on the X icon now.

Tap on B pump.

Slide “Link-Up Method” to the right and select Anti-synchronized. 

Set your Max Flow variable to 100%.

Now click on the OK icon.

Now, let’s create a flow pattern for the evening. 

To create a new time period, just tap on the Plus Sign

Select the starting time. We are going to set it up to 21:00 hours or 9 pm.

Now tap on the icon all the way to the right of Period 2. Just like Period 1, we now have to configure the two pumps.

Tap on Pump A

Set the Water Movement Mode to Random and then set the Max Flow variable to 40%. 

Click on the X to close Pump A settings and then Tap on Pump B.

Set the Water Movement Mode to Random as well with a Max flow variable of 40%. 

Now click OK.  We have just created a schedule that will run our pumps at 100 pulsing from 9 am to 9 pm and then change to a gentle but random flow from 9 pm until 9 am the next morning.

As always, click on the Checkmark to save and transmit the program to your controller and pumps. 

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. 

After removing the point, do not forget to again, tap on the checkmark to save and transmit the changes to the controller and pumps.

Well, that’s our video for today. If you have any questions or issues with the product, don’t hesitate to visit our support portal at coralvue.com/support.  Our friendly support reps are eager to help you with any questions or issues you may have. 

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Author: Carlos

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