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Pentair® IntelliChlor Replacement Salt Cell (EC-520555) for IC40
Pentair IC-40 Replacement Salt Cell

Pentair® IntelliChlor Replacement Salt Cell (EC-520555) for IC40

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Part Number: PEN-IC40-RC-DRP
$999.22

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Genuine OEM Replacement Salt Cell for the Pentair Intellichlor® IC40 salt chlorine generator. 40,000 gallon max capacity.
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Power: 1.4 lbs/day
2 Year Limited Warranty
10000 Hours Rated Lifespan
40000 Gallons Max Capacity

The generic Pentair IntelliChlor IC 40 Replacement Cell is an ideal option for replacing your old salt cell when the time comes to replace it. This Pentair IC 40 replacement cell is guaranteed to be compatible with your original OEM IntelliChlor salt chlorine generator cell.

This Pentair IntelliChlor IC 40 replacement cell upgrades your existing cell and ensures that your pool will be properly sanitized. It produces 1.4 lbs/day of chlorine and delivers improved chlorination capacity so your equipment can run less, use less energy, and last longer.

The Pentair IntelliChlor IC 40 replacement cell comes with many features, such as an onboard digital controller that allows you to adjust your chlorine output at the touch of a button. It also comes standard with a digital display that shows the actual salinity in PPM. Not only is the Pentair IC 40 replacement cell eco-friendly, but you actually get more while paying less for this aftermarket replacement!

Compatibility Guaranteed With:

  • Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 (IC20 or IC60 as well)
  • Pentair Intelli-Chlor 40,000 Gallons
  • All IntelliChlor 520556 Power Centers
  • Item IDs: 520555 (520554 or 521105 as well)

The Pentair IC 40 is very easy to install when a replacement is needed- it’s an easy drop-in replacement with guaranteed compatible connections for the Pentair IC 40. Additionally, this cell can be used with the IC-20 and IC-60.

The Pentail IntelliChlor meets and can exceed factory specs and includes a power adapter cord (standard 14’) and unions compatible with the IntelliChlor models.

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Q & A

Q: I have an old intellichlor that does not light up this year. I assume it is the cell unit not the power center, I assume it has expired but do not know how to diagnose it. Do they also make a replacement power center?

Asked by: eric - 5/10/2017
A: As the average lifespan on Pentair cells can be 2-4 years, the cell may need to be replaced since it is the consumable part of the system. You may just want to double check that you have a good fuse in your Power Center and visually inspect the Power Center for damage to rule it out. If you do need a new Power Center, see below under "Related Items".
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Answer provided by: John (5/10/2017)

Q: does this come with a cord?

Asked by: annie - 4/24/2018
A: Yes these have the cord built-in to it as a part of the cell.
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Answer provided by: Tim (4/25/2018)

Q: When I put my in-ground Pentair pool filter back together this spring, I found I'm missing my salt cell. I have a Pentair system that is approx. 3 years old, and my pool is 27,000 gallons. I'm not sure which replacement salt cell to buy

Asked by: Bill - 6/2/2020
A: The industry standard is typically to get a system 1.5x to 2x the capacity of your pool. So you would want at least the 40,000 gallon model if not the 60 for a better value and more capability.
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Answer provided by: Greg (6/3/2020)

Q: We have a 36000 gallon in ground pool with a Pentair IC40 currently that we believe needs to be replaced. Do we have to replace it with the same salt chlorine generator? Is there one that works just as well for less? This prices seems high for only 2-4 years of use.

Asked by: HP - 7/6/2020
A: No, you do not have to keep using the same model. You can consider the , aftermarket cells for your model, or also a popular model to switch to is the CORE55 with its adapter kit so you don't have to replumb.
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Answer provided by: Riley (7/6/2020)

Q: How do I know if my intellichlor power center is bad?

Asked by: Andy - 7/26/2020
A: If you check its fuse and its good, and there is still no power, there may be something damaged.
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Answer provided by: Terrence (7/28/2020)

Q: Are the IC30 and IC40 units the same size (length, and thread size). I need to replace a defective IC30.

Asked by: Jeff Boyle - 9/2/2020
A: If by IC30 you mean the ichlor30, no that is a different size unit. If you mean IC20, yes it is the same length and size as the IC40 cell.
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Answer provided by: Nathan (9/3/2020)

Q: the cell light is not coming on. what is my problem. i cleaned it with the acid just like i did last year. my gen is about 7 years old

Asked by: glenn darter - 5/18/2020
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Q: The flow direction looks opposite of my old unit will this work has these been made differently since 2010

Asked by: Kevin Turner - 10/11/2020
A: Greetings Kevin,
This item is Pentair's original model Intellichlor cell, the design has not been changed. It is a drop-in replacement if you have an existing model.
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