Ordered one of these today

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by seminolecpa, May 28, 2008.

  1. Elite

    Elite Guest

    How does the head talk to each PC4? Wireless?
     
  2. iani

    iani Guest

    It looks sort of like an ethernet cable. They call it a bus cable.
     
  3. Elite

    Elite Guest

    phone cable?? Each PC4 connect to the head unit using a cable or sort of like daisy chain? I might have to sell my ACJr to get this unit ;D ..
     
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    No you can only connect one bus to the head unit, however each PC4 and SLI (the probe module) has 2 ports, so you can chain them off one after another.
     
  5. iani

    iani Guest

    who got their shipment?
     
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Just got mine, read your no-probe post and freaked out, I think I have mine, looks like a temp probe of some sort.

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    Now I need to grab my laptop, and go downstairs because the only manual is on a damn micro-cd.
     
  7. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    I think I just peed in my pants a little bit. I'm gonna have to sell some stuff to get this thing.
     
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    unfortunately I don't have a thermometer with 0.1F resolution to properly calibrate the probe *sigh*
     
  9. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    Ugh more things I want but dont need!
     
  10. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    yeah all the modules are daisy chained on after another. It's pretty unique. i need to order another SL1 and 1 more PC4
     
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I actually don't like the daisy chained look, I'd rather they octopus out, so you could have your head unit at the center of things, and maybe have a sensor package over on one side, power on another, etc. As it's set it's one long string of objects.
     
  12. Elite

    Elite Guest

    so you can have as many SL1 as you want? That is pretty cool.. How much is the SL1 alone?
     
  13. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    IIRC the limit is 63 SL1 devices :D

    However they do say there's a limit of 50 feet to the TOTAL length of wire used to connect them all, so that will probably be a limiting factor before you get the max number.
     
  14. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    i need one more SL1 so i can get rid of my milwalkee PH controller for my calcium reactor.
     
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Instructions for the unit sucks!

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    This sucker is useless for the moment.
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  16. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    yeah the instruction sucks. I jsut fiddle with it and figured everything out :)
     
  17. iani

    iani Guest

    I agree the manual is worthless.
     
  18. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Yes they do. You can call me if you want. I got them on the phone and got mine working fairly well at least with the majority of the basics.

    415-728-2468
     
  19. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    have you guys figure out the triggers for the SL1? it said not to run power to it but how else will it ftrigger the damn thing.
     
  20. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Actually leaving town in the next hour and I'll fiddle around with it some more when I get back on Sunday. I'll be relying on my acjr until then.
     

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