What are Different Replacement Balboa Circuit Boards?

Are you a spa owner? If yes, you know things break after use. When they do, you spend little time fussing over indistinguishable replacement parts. Most circuit boards look same; but their software may vary. There are a great number of companies that manufacture hot tub circuit boards. Balboa spa packs are worth considering when looking for the replacement.

Most spa manufacturers have been using Balboa circuit boards for years. While replacing a Balboa board, you have to know the chip number. But how do you find the chip number?

  • The chip number is alphanumeric and you’ll find it on the white label present on the black chip of the board.
  • Remember that, every chip number ends with a revision number like R1A, R1B, REV, etc. 
  • The chip number defines the software application used in between the topside control and circuit board. It will guarantee that the topside control and circuit board will work together.

What are Different Replacement Balboa Circuit Boards?

  • Balboa P/N 54357-03 Replacement Circuit Board for VS501Z Spa Pack

PN 54357-03 is the current version circuit board used in VS501Z spa series. The software version of this spa pack is 43. It can be a better replacement for earlier version boards like 54357-01. It comes with one year warranty.

  • Balboa P/N 53340-04 Replacement Circuit Board for GS500 Spa Pack

PN53340-04 is the current version circuit board used in GS500 spa packs. It can replace its earlier versions of the circuit boards. This circuit board may look different than your original controller board; but fits and comes with same functionalities to deliver best results. The circuit board is available with one year warranty.

  • Balboa P/N 55151-01 Replacement Circuit Board for VS520SZ Spa Pack

Currently, VS520SZ spa packs use the PN 55151-01 version of circuit board. Its softwarer version is 43. However, it can be a good replacement for earlier versions of circuit board like PN 55151. This replacement circuit board comes with one year warranty.

  • Balboa P/N 56488-04 Replacement Circuit Board for BP501 G1 Spa Pack

BP501G1 spa packs make the use the current version of the circuit board i.e. PN56488-04. This circuit board features with factory default setup #01. Adjust setup #, dip switches and white receptacle voltage select jumpers to match the setting of your existing circuit board. It comes with one warranty.

  • Balboa P/N 56944-01 Replacement Circuit Board for BP501G1 Spa Pack

BP501G1 spa packs feature with PN 56944-01. It’s the latest BP5X version of the Balboa circuit board and comes with factory default setup #01. If you want to match its setting with your orginial board, adjust setup #, dip switches and white receptacle voltage select jumpers. This replacement circuit board comes with one warranty.

Final Consideration –

When choosing your Balboa circuit boards, it’s important to go by part numbers and not appearances. You’ll find the part number on a white sticker present on the circuit board. Consider buying based on this part number. You shouldn’t buy just because it looks like the one you’re replacing.

As discussed above, spa circuit boards look identical; but can be programmed differently to work with different spa controllers and topside panels. Remember that, most circuit boards need field configurations to work with existing spa components and compatible topside panels.

This article is written by Northern Lights Cedar Tubs Direct, a top-rated supplier of industry-standard hot tub and spa circuit board replacement boards.