DB Board / Control Panels

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Ross, 20 May 2009.

  1. Ross

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    Howdy

    Looking for DB Board / Control Panel ideas for my new tank.
    Please post pics of what you have or have seen.

    Next phase for my new tank is the board so looking forward to this one.
     
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  3. brettb2020

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    look for the thread. Boyu tl 550 upgraded electronics. Its a very nice panel! And iv seen one or two others on masa.
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  4. dallasg

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    i will post pics of mine, i went to builders warehouse and got a 10 way one for R780 made in plastic and with breakers
     
  5. lIghty

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    though this looked good, should be able to handle all your equipment?:whistling:

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    Ross

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    Might be a few plugs short but I can supplement with a few multiplugs ;)
     
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    As Dallas said, Builders warehouse got a plastic DB box, earth leakage, plus trip switches for under R800. Might even get it cheaper at Voltex, or dedicated electrical outlet like Jade Lee Electrical in Midrand.
     
  8. TheWaterboy

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    heres mine
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    WOW! That's awesome! I am REALLY IMPRESSED! Did you do this yourself? Or did you get someone to do it for you?
     
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    my neighbour is a sparkie, so we worked on it together.......oh roadblock also had his fingers in it:yeahdude:
     
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    That is so neat, must have cost you a couple of beers paying your neighbour.
    question, unit on left, is that a timer? if so, how many lines out? (looks like 4).
     
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    gee, 20 breakers:p, why so many?
     
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    yes they are on / off timers.....2 channels per unit.....
    so i have 4 channels.
    1 for 2 x actinic t5
    1 for 2 x white t5
    1 for 150 w mh
    1 for led moon light
    the timers were a bit expensive.....around R650 ea
    the box was about R300 and the breakers wre about R30 to R40 ea.....if my memory serves me correctly

    labour.....well yes, a few beers and a bottle jack:thumbup:


    there are 20 breakers cause thats how many electrical items the tank has to run it........1 breaker per item, ie skimmer, heater, 4 are taken up for the lights, auto top up, return pump, internal pumps, chiller, controllers etc etc


    i also run the profilux computor for temperature control between running the fan speed and shutting down when temp is high and switching on the chiller :biggrin:
     
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    Ross

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    Very neat.......
     
  15. brettb2020

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    marco where in durban did you buy all the stuff your board? its really awsome! im sick of multi plugs! really want to do one myself
     

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