Neptune Systems A3 Apex Controller System
Neptune Systems A3 Apex System -- The control you want, monitoring you need, and with room to grow for the everyday hobbyist
- A3 Apex base unit
- 3 FMM Ports
- 6 Switch Digital Input
- 2 Aquabus Ports
- 1 pH/ORP* probe port
- 1 Temperature probe port
- Both WiFi & Ethernet compatible
- New built-in audible alarm
- Control up to 13 individual power connections with the Energy Bar 832
- ONLY power bar on the market to be ETL/UL certified specifically for aquarium use
- 8x 120 VAC outlets
- 3x 1LINK outputs for WAV, DOS, etc.
- 2x DC24V outputs for accessories (small pumps, solenoids, fans, etc.)
- 3x AquaBus Ports
- Track temperature and pH with included lab-grade, double-junction probes
- Monitor water level with new MOS Magnetic Optical Sensor
- Stay on top of leaks with LD-2 Leak Detection Floor Sensor
- Set reminders, log testing and dosing information, and access your tank from anywhere with Apex Fusion
*ORP probe sold separately
THE APEX ECOSPHERE-- LESS HASSLE, MORE SUCCESS
Built in WiFi, key parameter monitoring, and reliable equipment control. Prevent catastrophes, take corrective actions, and receive alerts to your smart phone when things go awry. Set reminders, log testing and dosing information, and keep tabs on your aquarium from anywhere in the world. All this and more is possible with the Neptune Apex Controller System!
The Apex's included WiFi allows you to connect to the free Fusion Cloud interface, where you can do everything from calibrating probes to customizing outlets with just a few taps. Fusion also gives you the ability to monitor and control your Apex from anywhere and on nearly every device platform – computer, tablet, or smart phone – Windows, OSX, iOS, or Android.
The Fusion interface has a user-friendly design sure to create a headache-free command center for all your aquarium automation needs. Its drag and drop interface allows you to toggle control switches, graphs, video tiles and more to your dashboard, allowing for easy customization that is focused on your individual monitoring needs. Being that the Fusion is a web-based application, you will never have to endure the rigmarole of endless app updates, clumsy touch screens, or complicated drivers to install. Whenever you open the interface, you are always running the most current version of the software. Set up and configuration is streamlined with an easy-to-follow guided user interface.
Included with the Apex Controller System is the Energy Bar 832-- the power control hub to rule them all. They are the only UL-certified power bars approved for use in aquarium applications. Each of the eight individual outlets has independent power consumption monitoring with its own LED indicator status display, and the power supply feeds an additional three built-in 1LINK ports as well as two 24VDC accessory ports. Now you can connect additional Neptune accessories like the DOS and WAV pump directly to the Energy Bar 832, saving room and eliminating messy cords around your aquarium.
A3 Apex Base Unit
The A3 Apex is a great entry into gaining full control over your tank, giving you everything you need to get up and running at an affordable price. Monitor temperature, pH, surface leaks, and water level with the ability to control additional aquarium equipment with the included EB832. The A3 Series Apex base unit includes a built-in audible alarm and three FMM ports for connecting all fluid monitoring sensors, an upgrade from the A2 Series which required a separate module purchase.
Energy Bar 832
The most comprehensive aquarium controlling and monitoring system to date is finally here. The Energy Bar 832 now has eight individual, 7 amp relayed outlets letting you use any outlet for any device. Each individual outlet can also monitor and detect power usage in amps or watts, letting you set alarms and send emails when pumps have clogged or failed, lights are not turning on, heaters leaking current, letting you be notified of the issue before it becomes a problem. With electricity costing more and more money per Kilowatt hour having the ability to monitor each pump, heater, and light lets you now make better decisions on the overall value of your equipment.
Each Energy Bar 832 also has two 24VDC accessory ports that can power small pumps, solenoids, fans and more, while the built-in 100W DC power supply lets you control up to 3 1Link accessories like the WAV circulation pumps, and DOS fluid metering system without the need for any additional power supplies or consuming additional outlets. The EB832 also has 3 AquaHub connections letting you expand to any existing or upcoming module making your Apex System truly limitless.
Neptune didn't stop there, with an all new mounting system on the Energy Bar orients the power strip in the correct direction keeping cords neat and tidy. While the outlets have a bit wider spacing, and orientated opposite of each other keeping room for those bulky transformers, allowing you to plug in almost anything you want, where you want.
*NEW* MOS Magnetic Optical Sensor
The Neptune MOS replaces the previous OS-1-M and features an updated design that fits into tighter spaces and helps to prevent water incursion into the sensor. The MOS plugs into an Apex FMM port and, using reflected infrared light, will signal your Apex when it changes state from being wet to dry or dry to wet. This sensor can be used for constructing your own ATO (auto-top-off), as a high-level warning sensor in your sump, water storage level sensor, and much more. The sensors can be mounted on any type of reservoir that has up to 1/4" thick walls.
LD-2 Surface Leak Detection Sensor
Neptune's LD-2 is a full sized leak detection probe perfect for inside your stand, on hard floors, on top of skimmer cups, or any other flat surface where an overflow may cause issues. If water ever touches the sensor, your Apex Controller will be instantly notified so you can take corrective action and avoid disaster.
Lab Grade, Double Junction Probes
The Apex system includes high-quality probes for monitoring your tank's temperature and pH. Calibration is a quick and simple process via the app dashboard, which will automatically recognize when your readings have stabilized and letting you know when to move to the next step-- no more guesswork and reading RAW data. In addition, the double junction pH probe will allow your readings to stay more stable without the need to calibrate as often.
Backwards Compatible and Easily Expandable
If you have any old modules, head units, energy bars, or other Apex accessories they will work flawlessly with the new Apex Controller. Want to add Salinity monitoring? Just connect a PM2 module. Need Dissolved O2 monitoring? Simply add a PM3. The Neptune Systems Apex is expandable and compatible, making it the ultimate reef tank aquarium controller.
Head Unit - 4.75" L x 5.25" H x 3.25" W
Energy Bar 832 - 10" L x 6.5" H x 2.25" W
A3 Apex Bundle Includes:
- 1x A3 Apex Base Unit
- 1x EB832 Energy Bar 832
- 1x Temperature Probe
- 1x pH Probe
- 1x MOS Magnetic Optical Sensor
- 1x LD-2 Leak Detection Sensor
- 1x 6' Aquabus Cable
- Calibration Solutions (7 & 10)
- Mounting Screws
- Getting Started Card
Note: Apex Display Module, Smart Phone, and Tablet not included.