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.
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′.