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Neptune Systems I/O Break Out Box for Apex, Apex Lite, AquaController 3, or AquaController 3 Pro

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Easily add float switches, water on the floor sensors, etc. to the Apex, Apex Lite, Apex Jr (either PM1 or PM2 module also required), AquaController 3, or AquaController 3 Pro. Simply plug the Breakout box`s minidin 8 cable into the AquaController I/O port, and then attach the float switch, or water on the float switch wires to the quick connector terminals. No soldering or special tools required.

  • 5` Cable plugs into the I/O Connector of the controller.
  • Supports 2 Digital inputs on the AC3.
  • Supports 4 Digital inputs on the AC3Pro.
  • Supports 6 Digital inputs on the PX 1000, Apex, and Apex Lite.
  • Quick Connect Terminals - no soldering required. Recommended for use with 18 to 24 gauge stranded wire.
  • 2 Mounting Holes for easy installation.







Manufacturer Info

Neptune Systems Aquarium Supplies
Neptune Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aquarium controllers. The company was founded in 1995 for the purpose of developing affordable water quality monitoring and control instrumentation. Their engineering team has extensive expertise in computer hardware and software system design as well as a background in water quality analysis. Neptune Systems uses these finely-honed engineering skills to develop innovative monitoring and control solutions for use in reef and fresh water aquariums, aquaculture tanks, hydroponics systems and general laboratory use. Neptune Systems is best known for their AquaController line. The company is known for their innovation and customer centricity.

11 Reviews

CURTIS HOWARD from DIAMOND BAR, CA UNITED STATES

02/13/2016

Experience Level: Expert

Neptune I/O Break Out Box

I have had the Neptune Apex for several years without the I/O Break Out Box and didn't know what other possibilities were out their waiting for me. I needed a float over flow switch for a auto top off system I just installed and this purchase fall right into place. I'll be doing a few other improvements because of the break out box. It's easy to install and once plugged into the apex system it's ready to program.

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ROBIN ASHBY from STAFFORD, VA UNITED STATES

09/19/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great for adding switches

I used one of these to connect float switches to my Apex and now I have automated my freshwater production as well as top offs for 2 tanks. It has definitely been worth it. To make everything work I also bought an electric solenoid valve for the RODI top off, 2 aqua lifter pumps for the tank top offs and float switches for level monitoring.

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WILLIAM VALLIERE from Hill, NH UNITED STATES

06/11/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Neptune Breakout Box

Works great, easy setup.

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PIOTR KULESZA from GLENVIEW, IL UNITED STATES

04/26/2013

Experience Level: Expert

Fantastic system

This product is great, I used the digital aquatics float switches with this and it works great for auto-top off. As for water on the floor sensors I have heard that the fridge leak detection ones work well without the need to buy the separate module,I have yet to use it for this function though and can only attest to the float switch use as an ATO.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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SCOTT WOODS from NORWICH, CT UNITED STATES

11/13/2012

Experience Level: Beginner

difficult

The tinny screws to connect the switches to are really small. But it works. Just had a sump over flow and got the alarms and text messages and e-mail on my phone telling me so just last night.

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JPRO from NJ

11/01/2012

Experience Level: Beginner

Analog control

Simple unit to control ATOP, Leak sensor and other on/off switch applications for the tank.

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Socratic Monologue from WI

04/03/2012

Experience Level: Expert

Good

Seems well built, and works fine so far. Wire clamps seem to hold firmly, and are not as difficult to use as I had heard (the little calibration screwdriver that comes with pH meters and refractometers is the right size for the screws on the BOB). Seems like $40 is a bit much for such a simple device, but if it works well I suppose it is worth it.

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GERMAN GAYTAN from WOODBRIDGE, CA UNITED STATES

12/19/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

I/O For APEX

Easy to use. In the newer version you screw on the wires, and not clip them on like the picture above. Did not come with instructions, there in the APEX Manual. When plugged to the APEX, you will not see the switches, just use SwitchX in your code: Ex. If Switch(1-6) OPEN/CLOSED Then ON/OFF

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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djkms from LITTLETON, CO UNITED STATES

12/04/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

It works

Easy and simple to hook up, works as advertised. My only 2 issues; 1 - The ground for the switch connections should have a bigger hole. There are 6 connections which all share the same ground, have fun trying to get all six into 1 hole for the ground! 2 - The cord which connects to the apex should be bigger. Not much options to remotely locate it if you want to have the breakout box closer to your switches.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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DAVID POMERANTZ from MOUNTAIN HOME, ID UNITED STATE

11/29/2007

Experience Level: Intermediate

Break out box

Very simple hook-up. The wire clips are a little flimsy for someone with large hands.

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