Apex Controllers

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  1. Bakersman

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    Good day, we sells and what are the going rate for an Apex controller and does one find them in RSA or should one rather try and ship from USA?
     
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    Also interested to know. They seem to be huge in the US
     
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    As far I know there's no local agent.
     
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    as far as I know the 220V version is not yet available.
    There were talks of expanding into Europe for a while, not sure if they ever did.
     
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    Import the power bars from Europe (germany), and the rest from USA (they are cheaper, but do not have a 220v bar).
     
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    This is sad cause all they really need to do is install a transformer from (US) 110 volt to (SA) 230 volt and rectify the ampere rating for safe use.
    Same goes for the power bars.
     
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    Reeflink should be able to do the same, I see they are available in good old RSA?
     
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    Neil or anyone else - Does the main controller get its power off the power bar rather than plugged into the wall itself therefore getting the main controller in a kit from the US isn't an issue?
    As in it's rated for 100-250V or something?
     
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    The main controler gets its power from a power bar. Its an awesome system. But there is no support in SA. It took me a few weeks to get it to work.
     
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    Thanks Neil ...probe values your happy with & once dialled in don't throw out nonsense too much?
     
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    Once dialed in everything works 100%. Did not order calibration fluid when ordering the probes, the calibration fluids in SA do not have the correct values. I could only calibrate the ph and temp
     
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    Hi

    From where in Germany can one buy the power bar - I have searched the ebay listings but cannot find any?

    Thanks
     
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    Go to neptune apex website. They have a list of distubetors in different regions
     
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    EB6 (Shuko) by themselves theres no stock at the distributors atm
     
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    This is disappointing - I am seriously considering dc controlled pumps/light fittings (generally convert from either 220 or 110 to 12V), importing a few 110V heaters, and running the entire US powerbar off a 220V to 110V stepdown converter - Can anyone see the problem with this?
     
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    I'm undoing that statement - After bitching to Neptune US who in turn forwarded my mail to the EU distributor (NordicReef) i've had contact saying they DO have stock after i got told by 2 places that the distributor didn't have.........
    If anyone needs to get Neptune gear out of the EU without spending a week chasing people i 110% recommend this place, ZA has been added to the countries available now,shipping cost is pretty decent.
    http://www.neptunestore.eu/en/
    They list amongst the item descriptions what stock they have
     
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    Neil i just finished calibrating PH & Salinity(cond), you ok there or want to borrow the opened packets?
    Aramex bag is R100 to send it thru - up to you if you want em, just let me know
     
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    Thank you very much for the offer 2una, but i ordered a few extras last week. Did you manage to get fusion working?
     
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