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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:46 am
I'm looking into buying a RA and need to know if I'm ordering what I need.
I need to run my lights with 4 PWM dimmable drivers, 2 channels.
Moonlight, maybe the pwm dimmable one from the shop.
4 channels of dosing.
ATO
PH from tank and possibly reactor
Wifi.

That should be covered by this:
Reef Angel Controller, Dimming: PWM
Dimming Port Lead Wire
Wifi Attachment
Dosing pumps x 2
pH Probe
Dimmable Moonlight
USB Power Cable
PWM Expansion Module

Am I missing something. or could something be left out?

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:30 am
Looks like you are good :)
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:45 am
Almost the same question:

I need to check and controll lights (led plafo no dimmable for the moment), temp, ph, orp, a vortech mp10w pump, moonlight, all from remote.

It's correct to order:

Reef Angel Plus Controller
Item # RA03
Dimming: PWM

Wifi Attachment
Item # Wifi

RF Expansion Module
Item # RARF

ORP Probe
Item # RAOP

or I need other modules?

Another question, for Italian guys: how long to receive you RA shipping?

Tnx :-)

Stephy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:36 am
The ORP probe is just the probe. The ORP expansion module will be available in a week or so.
If you get 2 or more expansion modules (RF and ORP in your case), you will also need the expansion hub.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:47 am
rimai wrote:The ORP probe is just the probe. The ORP expansion module will be available in a week or so.
If you get 2 or more expansion modules (RF and ORP in your case), you will also need the expansion hub.


Ok, tnx.

Stephy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:15 pm
Ok, as I've been starting with my questions, let me see if I've got my parts list ok as well.

I'm looking to control my led (separate power for blue/white - non dimming). Blues on, then whites, whites off the blues...follow sunrise/sunset with offset for my viewing times. RA moonlights x 2, synced to lunar schedule... Sump light on opposite DT.

Return pump and skimmer off for maintenance mode. Mp40 on/off for feed/maintenance mode. Random mp40 modes throughout the day.

Heater off if built in thermostat not working for some reason.

ATO reservoir low monitoring. (using gravity fed)

Dosing pump in the future.

Wifi. - of course...

So the part questions are:

1) regular or plus controller?
2) expansion hub needed?

Also, will be setting up on a Mac, so any tips appreciated. I'm a UNIX sysadmin, so can do some programming...but I don't think anything outrageous here...

Thanks
Lee

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:22 pm
I don't think you need expansion hub just yet. You will only be using RF module for now.
You should be good with standard, but if you plan on future expandability, I'd suggest you think about getting RA+ instead.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:58 pm
Ok. Went with the +

Hope I can get this setup easy enough :)

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