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Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by seminolecpa, May 28, 2008.
How does the head talk to each PC4? Wireless?
It looks sort of like an ethernet cable. They call it a bus cable.
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 ..
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.
who got their shipment?
Just got mine, read your no-probe post and freaked out, I think I have mine, looks like a temp probe of some sort.
Some pics for Phong
Now I need to grab my laptop, and go downstairs because the only manual is on a damn micro-cd.
I think I just peed in my pants a little bit. I'm gonna have to sell some stuff to get this thing.
unfortunately I don't have a thermometer with 0.1F resolution to properly calibrate the probe *sigh*
Ugh more things I want but dont need!
yeah all the modules are daisy chained on after another. It's pretty unique. i need to order another SL1 and 1 more PC4
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.
so you can have as many SL1 as you want? That is pretty cool.. How much is the SL1 alone?
IIRC the limit is 63 SL1 devices
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.
i need one more SL1 so i can get rid of my milwalkee PH controller for my calcium reactor.
Instructions for the unit sucks!
This sucker is useless for the moment.
yeah the instruction sucks. I jsut fiddle with it and figured everything out
I agree the manual is worthless.
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.
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.
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.