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Autopilot PPC1 Replacement Salt Cell (for RC-35/22, SC-36 cells)
Genuine Pool Pilot Replacement Cell for all SC-36, RC-35, or PPC1 Autopilot Models

Autopilot PPC1 Replacement Salt Cell (for RC-35/22, SC-36 cells)

Part Number: PPC1/RC-35-RC
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Genuine OEM Replacement PPC-1 Salt Cell for the Autopilot Pool Pilot Digital (PPM1) salt chlorine generator, 40,000 gallon max capacity.

Power 1.28 lbs/day
Warranty 2 Year Limited
Rated Lifespan 10000 Hours
Max Capacity 40000 Gallons

The PPC1 replacement cell is compatible with all Pool Pilot Total Control, Pool Pilot Digital, Soft Touch, and regular Digital Nano chlorine generators. The PPC1 salt cell is the factory original replacement cell model designed to easily drop in place and allow you to replace your old PPC1 cell in minutes. This cell is made to meet or exceed original factory specs and has 100% guaranteed compatibility.

Replacing the Autopilot PPC1 cell will allow your salt chlorine generator to begin chlorinating again if your old PPC1 salt cell has been depleted. The PPC1 cell sanitizes your swimming pool in an eco-friendly and cost-efficient way, and also helps provide a luxurious swimming experience without the eye irritation and dry skin.

Important: Autopilot recommends that the cell connector cord be replaced when the salt cell is replaced, in order to ensure warranty coverage. See related products below.

Sizing:

When replacing your Autopilot salt cell, take this opportunity to make sure it is sized correctly. Sizing your salt cell properly is key to making sure you will not need to supplement with additional chlorine or shock your pool, and also extends the lifespan of your cell.The industry recommends using a salt cell with a max capacity of 1.5-2 times the actual size of your pool (more is better). The PPC-1 is manufacturer rated for a maximum capacity of 40,000 gallons. Note (If used with the Digital Nano+ the max capacity is 28,000 gallons.)

Compatibility:

This replacement salt cell for the Autopilot Pool Pilot Digital is 100% compatible with original systems (no software/firmware issues). The PPC-1 cell has the same length, threading, and cable connection for direct replacement. This 5-blade salt cell is the replacement for older systems previously named Autopilot RC-35/22, SC-36, and AP-36.


Autopilot Cell Compatibility Chart:

Current Cell

PPC1

PPC2

PPC3

PPC4

PPC5

Old Cell

AP-150

RC-5

SC-36

RC-35/22

RC-28

AP-250

RC-7

SC-48

RC-42

SC-60

RC-52

AP-500

RC-15

CC-15



To get the most life out of your salt cell and to keep your pool running without unexpected interruptions, make sure it is sized correctly, maintain correct water balance, and be sure and inspect your cell at least every 3 months for leaks, debris, and calcium scale. Be sure to follow instructions in the product manual and clean the cell as often as the system indicates.


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5.0

Perfect fit
This fit right in where the other went, I replaced it myself without any tools and now my system is working great again. This was the best price too, excellent.
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Reviewed by:  (Verified Buyer)  from San Jose, CA on 4/19/2017
5
Easy and Quick
Plug and play. Easy to replace. Quick delivery.
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Reviewed by:  (Verified Buyer)  from Stafford, VA on 4/30/2018
5
Replacement cell
Works great.
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Reviewed by:  from Port Charlotte, Florida on 6/13/2022
5
Great product and price
Delivered as advertised and replaced seamlessly
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Reviewed by:  from New York on 6/27/2022
5
Exactly what I ordered.
Exactly what I ordered. Will order again when the time comes.
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Reviewed by:  (Verified Buyer)  from Cayey, PR on 10/16/2017
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Questions From Customers

Q: My cell Has 35/22 on it. Is this the cell that I need?

Asked by: Mike - 5/12/2017
A: Yes, this is the replacement cell for the autopilot rc-35/22.
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Answer provided by: Nathan (5/13/2017)

Q: How long is this cell expected to last and how do I know when to replace?

Asked by: Travis - 6/10/2017
A: The lifespan is dependent on use, and on average Autopilot cells probably have a range of 3-5 years. Your control box will typically have errors that indicate it is time to replace your cell, especially if you have confirmed you do have the correct salt level in the water and your cell is clean.
Was this answer helpful?  5 of 7 Customer(s) found this Answer helpful.
Answer provided by: Trevor (6/11/2017)

Q: The system constantly is saying that required to be clean. I remove the cell multiple times to clean an still see the same message?

Asked by: Be.nny - 3/19/2018
A: Typically with a salt system, if you are still getting any kind of "clean cell" or "low salt message", and you DO actually have a clean cell, good salt level, full water flow, tight cable connections, and basically everything else is right, that is what you will see when the cell itself needs to be replaced.
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Answer provided by: Steve (3/20/2018)

Q: Can i replace my RC-28 cell (PPC2) with the RC-35/22 (PPC1)?

Asked by: Ken - 9/10/2017
A: If you have an Autopilot Digital Nano, the PPC1 is the same as the old RC-35/22 (for 22,000 gallons with a Nano control box). The PPC2 is the same as the old RC-28, which is a more powerful cell and is used with the Digital Nano+ control box, so you wouldn't want to downgrade to the PPC1 if you use the PPC2 on a Digital Nano+.
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Answer provided by: Tony (9/12/2017)

Q: What causes the cell blades to corrode?

Asked by: Gary - 1/5/2019
A: Just want to clarify what you are seeing. All salt calls will everyday build up with mineral scaling that needs to be cleaned off. If however that's more frequently than once every 6-12 weeks, that's usually an indication of an abnormally high "saturation index", which can get balanced and fixed. If by corrosion you happen to mean you *erosion*, and you're seeing damaged or eaten-away areas of your cell, that's usually a low saturation index, which can also be balanced and prevented. Do a web search of "pool saturation index" for more information.
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Answer provided by: Nathan (1/5/2019)

Q: My current cell is autopilot RC35/22. I see yours. My question is mine is a white thick casing. The model on your site is a clear blue plastic. Is there a difference?

Asked by: Charlie - 10/28/2020
A: Newer cells from Autopilot come with a semi-transparent housing, which is a benefit. It is fully compatible with your old cell.
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Answer provided by: Discount Salt Pool (10/28/2020)

Q: Hi I keep getting low amps about 1.5 it should be 5 to 4.5 it's clean.when I force a reverse it goes to normal amps then goes but to low I keep the hole filter pump and slat system in a shed. Please help don't know what else to do?

Asked by: Steve - 6/28/2017
A: Just to start, double check that you have enough salt in your water, that you have a fully clean cell, that the water flow is completely filling your cell, and that your cell cord is getting a tight clean connection. If that checks out, give us a call and we can help you further.
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Answer provided by: Discount Salt Pool (6/29/2017)

Q: What is the replacement cell for cell RC-5, System is Pool Pilot Digital Nano, model 75040

Asked by: Roch Laflamme - 5/12/2020
A: The new equivalent of the RC-5 is this item, the PPC1 cell.
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Answer provided by: Discount Salt Pool (5/12/2020)

Q: The salt cell appears easy to replace, am I correct?

Asked by: Charlie - 10/28/2020
A: Yes absolutely, its is a drop in replacement!
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Answer provided by: Discount Salt Pool (10/28/2020)

Q: Can I replace ppc1 with ppc2

Asked by: Gary - 11/27/2020
A: If you have an Autopilot Digital system (using a DIG-220) controller, you can use the PPC1, PPC3, or PPC4. The PPC2 happens to only be used for Autopilot Digital Nano Plus systems (using a DNP2 controller).
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Answer provided by: Nathan (11/30/2020)

Chlorine Output:

1.28 lbs/day

Manufacturer Warranty:

2 Year Limited

Manufacturer Max Capacity:

40,000 gallons

Salinity Range:

2500-3500 ppm

Number of Titanium Blades:

5

Flow Switch Included:

No

O-Rings Included:

No

Unions Included:

No (Does include female collars)

Unions Size:

2"

Clear Cell:

Yes

Self-Cleaning:

Yes, Reverse Polarity

Cable Connection Type:

2 Pin

Weight:

2.2 lbs

Dimensions:

12" x 6" x 6"

Warranty Penalty for Self-Install:

No

Weather / UV-Resistance:

Designed for Outdoor Installation and Operation

The Autopilot PPC1 Electrolytic Cell contains built-in titanium electrodes with 5 plates and detachable power supply cord (Note: mfg. recommends cord replacement when replacing cell). The salt cell has threaded connections on the inlet and outlet, which allow quick access for service or replacement
2-Year Limited Warranty for residential use. All warranties offered are provided by the relative manufacturer and are limited to the terms they provide. See manufacturer's documentation for a full description of warranty terms and conditions.