Ordered one of these today

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  1. GreshamH

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    But i have all my hair and I don't smoke :) I admit, I don't know everything :( I do know just about everyone though :lol:
     
  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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    i got mine installed and i love it. So many features. I need to order a few more PC4 modules. So far i have set it to not turn on my MH if tank temp is above 85
     
  3. sfsuphysics

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    UPS is still driving around with mine in it's truck... unless Gresham hijacked it!!!

    I think my first setup is simply to monitor temperature & pH without doing anything automated just to get an idea for what's going on without it's assistance (i.e. see how screwed up I've been doing things! :D) Then, I'll control heaters/fans/lights, get some peristaltic pumps for 2-part so I don't have to do it every morning manually. Then... oh hell I don't know what then, just sit back and simply figure out what to do next (and yes I realize I could do all of this with a cheaper model of controller)
     
  4. Ibn

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    Sweet. I take it that it was easy to install and program?

    Mine should be here sometime tomorrow. :p
     
  5. scuzy

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    Yeah the install was super easy all daisy chained. It took awhile to program all the functions. I think I need to order 2 more pc4 modules.
     
  6. Elite

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    no pics??
     
  7. scuzy

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    I didn't take any pictures. Since it's pretty much available on the net.
     
  8. iani

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    Got mine just now. Can't wait to get it home to set it up.
     
  9. Elite

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    Just want to see with everything plug in :) ..
     
  10. Ibn

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    I'm wondering why they didn't make a pc-8 module or something instead of pc-4s.
     
  11. scuzy

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    guess it allows you to put each module on it's own circuit so it won't blow a fuse.
     
  12. iani

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    Plus it works better for people like me that are controlling two sets of lights with one controller. You can spread the modules apart further.
     
  13. scuzy

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    i think the idea is great but the price is a little steap :) if it was like 70 bucks for hte pc4 it'll be more reasonable.
     
  14. sfsuphysics

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    Yeah, something like a 8 plug module IIRC was maxed at 15A, Now each PC4 is maxed at 15A, with 8A max 2 plugs and 3A max on the other two plugs (as long as you don't exceed 15A you're set.

    But yeah, lights and sump in radically different areas, having 2 x 4 is more convenient than 1x8
     
  15. sfsuphysics

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    [quote author=scuzy link=topic=3785.msg47836#msg47836 date=1214946352]
    i think the idea is great but the price is a little steap :) if it was like 70 bucks for hte pc4 it'll be more reasonable.
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    70 is reasonable, but 90 is too much?? :D
     
  16. scuzy

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    yeah 20 bcks goes to frags :)
     
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    by the time i finish i think i'll spend liek over 1k o nthis controller :) The wife's not very happy
     
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    Hey 20 bucks is like half a tank of gas (for me) for others closer to a quarter tank :D
     
  19. scuzy

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    liek i said if it's 70 it's nicer. You wouldn't complain if it was at 70 ;)
     
  20. Ibn

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    Hmm, good points.

    Nobody ever complains about savings.
     

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