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 15′ Extension Cable
This is a fifteen foot Male/Female Aquabus cable that is used as an extension cable. So if you have a 3′ foot Aquabus cable that came with your PM2 and need to go 18′, then the 15′ extension cable is the perfect solution to make that 18′ distance possible.
Aquabus 30′ Extension Cable
This is a thirty foot Male/Female Aquabus cable that is used as an extension cable to connect Neptune Systems’ products over great distances. So if you have the aquarium in your basement and your other aquarium in your kitchen (because who has just one aquarium?), then you can control all of that from one Apex System! Use the 30′ Aquabus cable along with the 30′ Aquabus extension cable, then you can run two aquariums that are 60 feet apart.
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′.