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Electronic Spa Controllers Comparison Chart

This comparison chart include features and technical information for each spa controller that we offer at SpaGuts.com. It will help you to determine which spa controller will best fit your spa application. This chart provides comparison between SpaGuts, Balboa and Gecko brand electronic spa controllers.

  SpaGuts Balboa Gecko IN.XE
Enclosure Metal

Cold Rolled Steel
Triple Powder Coated
White Cover, Black Housing
Strongest Housing
Room for additional circuits or Internal GFCI
Plastic

Durable Plastic
Black Housing
Rust Free
Plastic

Durable Plastic
Navy Blue Housing
Rust Free
 
Dimension 12" L x 10" H x 4" W 12" L x 11" H x 4.5" W 17.38" L x 11.2" H x 5.37" W
 
Water Resistance Partial

*Must be covered
Partial

*Must be covered
Full*

In.seal, Connectors and Power Box are watertight, protects electrical components

*Must be covered
*Cannot be submerged under water
 
Heater Style Fixed Bottom Mount Flo-Thru Heater, 15" x 2"

Optional Movable Flo-Thru Heater, 15" x 2", 5ft cord

Optional Remote Low-Flo Canister Heater, 3/4", 5ft cord

Optional Remote Low-Flo Tubular Square-Back Heater, 3/4", 5ft cord
Fixed Bottom Mount Flo-Thru Heater, 15" x 2"
Fixed Bottom Mount Flo-Thru Heater, 15" x 2"
 
Water Flow Detector (Sensor) Pressure Switch for Flo-Thru Heaters (Minimum 25 GPM Required)

Flow Switch for Low-Flo Heaters (Minimum 12 GPM Required)

*Pump must discharge water through heater

M7 Technology with dual sensors

Heater can be installed on suction or discharge side of pump

Minimum 20 GPM Required
In.kin, In.flo, and In.t.cip with duals sensors

Heater can be installed on suction or discharge side of pump

Minimum 17 GPM Required
 
Heater Wattage 5.5KW 220V

1.5KW 110V

Element replaceable on Flo-Thru Style
5.5KW 220V

1.5KW 110V

Element replaceable after warranty
4.0KW 220V

1.0KW 110V

Element not replaceable.
 
Temperature Sensor To be mounted on tub wall in a dry thermowell

Optional sensor install on inline thermowell or under heater cover plate
Factory mounted on heater Factory mounted on heater
 
Topside Panel Single Pump, 5" x 2.5" Rectangular, K-18, LED Display, Auto Scroll

Dual Pump, 7" x 3.25", Rectangular, K-35, LED Display, Auto Scroll

Keys: Micro Switches

10ft Cord with 8-Pin Connector

Water Resistance
Single Pump, 4.25" x 1.5", Mini Oval, LCD Display

Dual Pump, 7.25" 3.25, Rectangular, Serial STD, LCD Display

Keys: Piezo Switches

7ft Cord with 8-Conductor Phone-Type Connector

Water Resistance
Singe Pump, 4.75" x 1.5", In.k200, Rectangular-Oval, LED Display, Auto Scroll

Dual Pump, 7" x 2.75", In.k450, Rectangular-Oval, LCD Display, Auto Scroll

Keys: Micro Switches

10ft Cord with In.Link Connector

Water Resistance
 
Topside Cover Plate Optional Included Included
 
Auxiliary Topside Panel Optional only for M Series Optional Not Available
 
Power Supply 110V/220V 60Hz
220V 4-Wire
Optional 220V 3-Wire
110V/220V 60Hz
220V 4-Wire
110V/220V 60Hz
220V 4-Wire
 
Component Circuit Conversion 110V/220V Internal Wiring Internal Wiring Change of Cord
 
Component Cords Lighted and Color-Coded J&J-mini Plugs, 110V/220V,4ft

Optional 8ft cords
Amp Plug, 110V/220V, 4ft

Optional 8ft cords
In.link Plugs with Colored Keyings, 8ft for 110V, 4ft for 220V

Optional 8ft 220V cords

Watertight Connection
 
Circ Pump Circuit Optional

Yes on M-Series (Activation Required)
Yes (Activation Required) Yes (Activation Required)
 
Fiber Optics Circuit Optional only on M-Series Not Available Not Available
 
Freeze Control Yes Yes Yes
 
Overheat protection Yes Yes Yes
 
Fuse Protected Circuits Yes Yes Yes
 
Economy Mode Only on M-Series Yes Only on Dual Pump Controller with In.k450 Topside
 
UL, ETL, CSA Approved Yes Yes Yes
 
Light Circuit 12V with 8ft Cord 12V with 8ft Cord 12V with 8ft Cord
 
Circuit Board Replaceable Replaceable Not Replaceable
 
Warranty 2-Year

Optional 3-Year
1-Year

Optional 2-Year

Optional 3-Year
2-Year