Neptune Systems Energy Bars are more than just a powerstrip. It is load and regularity tested, proven to deliver consistent power supply to all connected equipment.
- Current Sensing Device
- Controlled Outlets
- Power-Failure Detection
- Communication Error Protection
- Pre-Programmed Failsafe State
- Extra Aquabus Connections
The Energy Bars continually send their information on their present current drain to the Apex controller. This is incredibly useful information for a number of reasons.
First, it enables you to recognize what the overall power consumption is on any Energy Bar so that you can better distribute the load across your multiple Energy Bars. Also by having this feature you can accurately determine the power utilization of your tank to compare different lights, pumps, skimmers, etc. (Not available on Energy Bar 6)
Each of the independently controlled outlets on the Energy Bar are independently switched and easily carry the current load specified on the label. In fact, we intentionally underrate our outlets just to provide that extra level of security.
So, depending on which Energy Bar you purchase, each outlet is rated from 5A to 10A at 120V AC or 8A on our 240V European model.
Each Energy Bar outlet can be configured to be either in an off or on state if the power were to fail and then come back on or if there was a communication failure with the Apex base unit. This means that if, for instance, your heater was on when the power went off, you could have it programmed to be off until control was reestablished with the Apex base unit. Or, as another example, you could program your main return pump to always be in the on position in case of failure.
Extra Aquabus Connections
Each Energy Bar has additional connectors so that you can easily expand to other modules. This is very helpful for those that want to use one Apex to control multiple aquariums. The Energy Bar becomes an AquaBus ubat any location you choose allowing you to connect more modules in that area. This is called a tar topologyand is unique to the Apex. Many other controllers require you to daisy chain together every module or they require you to buy a separate ubto connect everything together.
The specifications of Energy Bar 6:
- 240V UK-Plug
- Six controllable outlets.
- All outlets are controlled by high-current mechanical relays rated at 8A.
- Each Energy Bar can consume a total of 10A and has a built-in 10A circuit breaker.
- Four AquaBus connectors so you will have three free to connect to more modules or Energy Bars