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Neptune Systems Apex Variable Speed/Dimming Module (VDM)

Neptune Systems Apex Variable Speed/Dimming Module (VDM)

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Neptune Systems Apex Variable Speed/Dimming Module (VDM) Information


Product Manuals & Documentation

The Variable Speed/Dimming module allows for the control of the Aqua Illuminations LED lighting systems as well as adding an additional 4 0-10V variable speed ports.:
  • Independent control of the white and blue Aqua Illumination LEDs.
  • Simulate Sunrise/Sunset, Lunar Cycle, Clouds, and Lightning with the Aqua Illumination LEDs.
  • Adds 4 independent 0-10V variable speed ports to the Apex system.
  • Plug and Play. Automatically recognized when installed into the system.
  • Pumps can be dynamically added/removed from the system.
  • Two AquaBus connectors for flexible expansion via AquaBus.
  • Comes with 3` AquaBus cable.
  • Fully upgradeable.
  • Led Status indicator.
  • Compatible with Apex and Apex Lite systems.


APEX Ready
When you connect Apex Ready certified products to your Apex System, many new options will unfold. How about having your LED lights dim or change color temperature at the touch of your iPad? How about programming your Tunze or VorTech pumps for some serious wave action? That’s what you get when you pair up the Apex System and an Apex Ready certified product.



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.
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Neptune Systems Apex Variable Speed/Dimming Module (VDM) Reviews



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Hands-free Dimming Rules

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/18/2013 from WINDERMERE, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Prior to the purchase of this product I manually dimnmed my Ecoxotic Panarama Pro LEDs. Not any more! Although I was somewhat intimidated with the integration of this VDM with my APEX Lite and Ecoxotic Panarama Pros, I found the installation (in the end) to be quite straightforward. The VDM once integrated is rock solid. Programming my LED's is a snap and I find the amount of control I have on intensity/photo-period is outstanding. I couldn't be happier. If you have been considering automating your lighting, you must strongly consider this product.


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Great for DIY LED

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Posted: 6/26/2012 from EAU CLAIRE, WI UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Bought this to control my meanwell drivers on my DIY LED fixture for my 75 gallon reef. Has worked out great, voltage output at max was just slightly over 10v, but have not had any issues. Installation was easy to connect to the LED drivers just had to do a quick search on the schematics of the cat5 cables to find the wires needed for signal. Then used a plain old cheap cat5 cable I had laying around and cut it in half and had connections for both (4 variable speed controls) ports. Overall very good product, slightly expensive but worth it to have smooth sunrise/sunset effects.


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So far, ZERO

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Posted: 2/25/2012 from UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I bought the VDM and the Apex Jr. after deciding to go digital. The VDM is faulty and I had to send it back to Neptune in Cal. All I can say at this time is that their phone support is excellent and patient. They will spend the time with you and walk you through setup and troubleshooting their products. They dont tell you upfront that you must have Microsoft .Net 3.5 on your computer in order to setup their Jr. and modules and get them to work. The setup papers that come with their systems are not user friendly nor intuitive. There is no easy way to update their firmware. Such could have been put on the 'status' page but no. So, in my opinion, I have to give a zero for the product but a 10 for their support. I won't get a second chance at giving the product nor the Apex people another review but will say that before you tie the VDM to your dimmable drivers it's smart to test the output voltage first. My VDM was reading way over 10v and thats enough to burn out any 10v dimmer immediately.


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