AutoPilot Pool Pilot Salt Cell Buyers Guide

Hello, my name is Josh Ulfers. I am the owner / operator of We are an authorized AutoPilot Pool Pilot dealer. In fact, AutoPilot Pool Pilot salt systems are our specialty. For over 10 years we have helped more AutoPilot Pool Pilot owners than any other dealer in the world. This has made us the go-to authority in the industry for AutoPilot Pool Pilot systems, parts and cells. In this guide, I will personally tell you everything you need to know when buying a replacement cell for your AutoPilot Pool Pilot system.

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AutoPilot Pool Pilot Salt Cells

New Part Numbers & Translucent Cell Body

What needs to be replaced along with the cell?
One of the most common questions that we’re asked by customers pertains to replacing the cell power cord when installing a new AutoPilot Pool Pilot salt cell. AutoPilot’s warranty policy states that the cell cord should be replaced whenever the cell is replaced. This is because cell cords can become fatigued over time and the terminals within the cord head that plugs into the cell can become weak or corroded. When a cell cord has issues at the terminals it can quickly damage a perfectly good cell. For this reason, you should always replace the cell cord when replacing the cell.

Melted AutoPilot Pool Pilot Cell Cord

Which cell cord is compatible with my cell?
This is, of course, the next question that we’re asked. The cell cord part number is not determined by the cell part number. Instead the cell cord part number is determined by the model number of the AutoPilot Pool Pilot control box panel.

AutoPilot Pool Pilot Cell Cords

  • AutoPilot Pool Pilot Digital DIG-220 uses cord # 952-ST/DIG
  • AutoPilot Pool Pilot Digital 75003 uses cord # 952
  • AutoPilot Pool Pilot Digital Nano 75040, 75041 & 75041A use cord # 952
  • AutoPilot Pool Pilot Digital Nano Plus 75042, 75043 & 75043A use cord # 952
  • AutoPilot Pool Pilot Soft Touch uses cord # 952-ST/DIG
  • AutoPilot Pool Pilot Cubby Digital uses # 952
  • This covers most of the models. If your model is not listed or you still are unsure of which cord is needed please send us an e-mail at:

Generic Cell Cords vs. Genuine Cell Cords
Unfourtantley we’ve recently seen a handful of sellers offering generic cell cords. This means that AutoPilot didn’t actually manufacture them. Sometimes these sellers are less than upfront about the fact that the cell cord isn’t made by AutoPilot. We hear from customers on a regular basis who have damaged cells or circuit boards caused by generic cell cords. Using a generic cell cord will void the warranty of your cell and/or system. Genuine AutoPilot Pool Pilot cell cords have the “AutoPilot” stamped in the cord head as shown in the photo below.

Generic Cells?
Most of us as consumers are familiar with purchasing generics in some shape or form. We’ve all probably experienced some generics as being as good as the originals and some are just poor quality when compared to the original.

Generic AutoPilot Pool Pilot Salt Cells

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