Autotrol 268 Control Electronic

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 Autotrol 268 Control Electronic

The Autotrol 268 Control: An Overview of the Electronic Autotrol 268 Performa Valve with 460i Electronic on Demand

The water treatment and softening industry has seen its fair share of innovations over the years. Among the many devices and control systems available, the Autotrol 268 Performa Valve with 460i Electronic on Demand stands out as an impressive piece of technology, offering efficiency and precision to users. Let's delve deeper into its features, benefits, and operation.

Introduction to the Autotrol 268 Performa Valve:

  1. Robust and Versatile Design: The Autotrol 268 Performa Valve is designed to serve both residential and light commercial applications. This means that whether you are a homeowner or a small business owner, this valve is capable of catering to your water treatment needs.

  2. High Flow Rates: This valve offers high flow rates which make it suitable for larger homes and some commercial settings. Its design ensures that there is minimal drop in water pressure, even when multiple outlets are in use.

The 460i Electronic on Demand Control:

  1. Efficient Regeneration: One of the major highlights of the 460i Electronic on Demand control is its ability to regenerate based on actual water usage rather than time. This is an essential feature because it ensures that the system only regenerates when necessary, conserving water, salt, and energy.

  2. User-friendly Interface: The 460i offers a digital display and easy-to-navigate buttons that allow users to set and monitor their systems with ease. This includes tracking the current flow rate, remaining capacity, and more.

  3. Self-Diagnostics: The control system continually checks for any operational issues. If it detects any problems, it will alert the user, making troubleshooting and maintenance simpler.


  1. Water and Salt Savings: As the system regenerates based on actual usage, homeowners and businesses can expect significant savings on both water and salt. This not only reduces operational costs but also minimizes environmental impact.

  2. Consistent Water Quality: With the electronic control ensuring timely regeneration based on water consumption patterns, users can be confident of consistent water quality without any intermittent hardness breakthroughs.

  3. Longevity and Durability: The combination of the Autotrol 268 Performa Valve's robust design and the precision of the 460i Electronic on Demand control means the system is built to last, offering long-term reliability.


The Autotrol 268 Performa Valve with 460i Electronic on Demand brings together the best of mechanical engineering and digital technology. For homeowners and businesses seeking a reliable, efficient, and user-friendly water treatment solution, this combination offers a compelling choice. As with any water treatment system, it's crucial to work with professionals for installation and maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity.


Item #: 26846-BB09-LE


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Autotrol 268 Control, Electronic Autotrol 268 Performa Valve with 460i Electronic Demand Control Less Cover


  • 7.75 lbs per EA


  1. Site Selection: Choose a location that is close to a drain, water supply line, and an electrical outlet. Ensure the location is free from direct sunlight and protected from freezing temperatures.

  2. System Assembly: Connect the bypass valve to the Autotrol valve using the provided clips.

  3. Plumbing: Using the appropriate fittings, connect the inlet and outlet of the valve to your home's water supply. Ensure that the water flows into the inlet and out of the outlet as indicated on the valve.

  4. Drain Connection: Attach the drain hose to the valve's drain connector. Ensure the hose is properly routed to your drain or suitable discharge point, keeping the hose as straight as possible to prevent backflow.

  5. Electrical Connection: Plug the transformer into a grounded outlet and connect it to the 460i control.

  6. Brine Tank: Fill the brine tank with salt, ensuring it's correctly positioned with the float assembly.

Programming the 460i Control:

  1. Enter Programming Mode: Press and hold the "SET" button until the display shows the current hardness setting.

  2. Set Hardness Level: Use the up and down arrow buttons to adjust the hardness level based on your water test results.

  3. Set Current Time: After setting the hardness, press "SET" again to enter the time-setting mode. Adjust the current time using the arrow buttons.

  4. Regeneration Time: Press "SET" once more to adjust the regeneration time if necessary. It's typically set to regenerate during low usage hours, like early morning.

  5. Days Between Regeneration: The 460i will automatically calculate the number of days between regenerations based on your water hardness and usage. However, you can manually set this if desired.

  6. Exit Programming: After making all adjustments, press "SET" to save and exit programming mode.

Initial Start-up:

  1. Slowly open the main water supply to the unit, ensuring the bypass valve is in the bypass position.

  2. Check for any leaks.

  3. Slowly turn the bypass valve to the service position, allowing the unit to fill with water.

  4. Manually initiate a regeneration by pressing and holding the regeneration button on the 460i control.

  5. Allow the system to complete the regeneration cycle, checking for smooth operation and no leaks.

  6. Once completed, the system is ready for use.

Note: Always refer to the manufacturer's detailed manual for comprehensive instructions and safety precautions. If you're unsure about any step, consult with a professional to ensure the correct and safe installation and programming of the system.

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