DETERMINE THE RIGHT TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES FOR THE JOB
There are a variety of cables and accessories you can utilize in your Apex’s installation. Below you will find a picture, a description, and the suggested usage case for the variety of cable offerings in the Neptune Systems product line.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Aquabus is the communication link between your Apex and most of our modules. The cable itself looks just like a USB cable, but it is not to be confused with a USB cable. Connecting a computer or USB accessory, like your phone, to the Aquabus will likely result in damage to that accessory and possibly to the Apex.
There are two types of Aquabus cables. One is for connecting Neptune Systems’ modules together and the other type is an extension cable. The Aquabus cables can be connected in any manner you wish— just don’t create a loop. You can daisy chain or use the connectors on your Energy Bar to make a star configuration.
Aquabus 1′ Cable
This is a one foot Male/Male Aquabus cable that allows you to connect one module to another either under your tank or on a mounting board. The cables are perfect for keeping things tidy by eliminating extra cable— your hobby is keeping aquariums, not wire management.
Aquabus 3′ Cable
This is a three foot Male/Male Aquabus cable that connects one module to another. This cable is included with some of our expansion modules. The 3′ cable is a great solution for when you have modules in close proximity but not right next to each other.
Aquabus 6′ Cable
This is a six foot Male/Male Aquabus cable that connects one module to another. This cable is included with our power bars and some other modules. This cable allows you to connect Apex components on opposite sides of your tank. A great example might be to connect an Energy Bar 8 on the right side of your tank and another Energy Bar on the left side of your tank.
Aquabus 15′ Cable
This is a fifteen foot Male/Male Aquabus cable that connects one module to another. This cable is intended to connect modules over greater distances. It is only included with our Automatic Feeding System (AFS). It is a great solution when needing to connect Neptune Systems’ devices above or below your tank.
Aquabus 30′ Cable
This is a thirty foot Male/Male Aquabus cable that connects one module to another or connects to an Aquabus extension cable. This cable is intended to connect modules from one location to another. It is not included with any of our products. This is a great solution when your filtration area or life support area is in a different location from your aquarium.
NOTE: You can have up to 200′ of Aquabus cable per system and it is recommended that you have one powered Neptune Systems accessory (i.e. Energy Bar or 1LINK module) every 75′.
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