Digital Aquatics-Reefkeeper Elite with Net

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    Does anybody know about this Product..? I saw it this morning and it looked very "organised"..do we get them here..everybody basically just uses Profilux..
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    The ReefKeeper Elite is true to its name, standing alone in the industry as the most innovative aquarium controller on the market. With the most intuitive interface and easy to use system controls, you'll find it will simplify all aspects of your aquarium system that it controls. There's also no need to find a power outlet near the head unit as there's no power cord needed; power is provided right from the bus. The compact and convenient design, multiple mounting options and great looks makes the ReefKeeper Elite right for almost any installation; and without any unsightly probe wires dangling about, the head unit will add a touch of class to any tank!

    The ReefKeeper is the most expandable controller we know of, allowing the control of over 250 outlets. It has the capability of reading more probes and input devices than even the most demanding system will ever need. All this makes the RKE suitable for tanks from 1 to 10,000 gallons and beyond.

    One of the biggest advantages of the RKE system is what it comes with! Other controllers leave you wanting and having to purchase add-ons just to get them to a usable level. The RKE system includes two PC4s; that's 8 outlets to control! You also get an SL1 that will allow you to monitor pH, ORP, temperature and two switches; not to mention a free temperature probe and pH probe. All this for hundreds of dollars less than other controllers that barely give you enough to get started.



    Ethernet Capable

    Because the ReefKeeper Elite is a modular system we have the ability to develop new features as time goes on. One feature that we've been defining is an Ethernet module that will allow users to take advantage of their home networks and the World Wide Web. Digital Aquatics is dedicated to producing quality products at great prices! This module is still under development and we're working on every aspect of it to reduce cost to you and NOT compromise safety and functionality. More to come on this optional module.

    Wireless Communication

    A USB connection for your ReefKeeper Elite is needed for updates to firmware. However with additional hardware you can monitor your RKE with over 802.11, either within your home network or over the internet.

    Upgradeability

    The RKE also has upgradeable firmware so your controller can grow with your system; and firmware updates are always free!

    NEW - Advanced 11 button CapSense interface

    By expanding from the traditional 3 button interfaces of the past we have given the user a more intuitive interface to navigate with. The RK Elite menu, programming, and viewing systems take full advantage of the new interface providing an all around easier experience.

    NEW - 128 x 64 Graphical display (w/RGB backlight and 30 background colors)

    The RK Elite utilizes a graphical display that allows us to display status icons, data graphs, and a variety of information in a way that has not been possible before.

    NEW - More than 250 Programmable Channels

    One of the highlights of the RK Elite system is its ability to control over 250 outlets. While most people will never need that many outlets, some will. Our goal is to be forward thinking and give your new system the freedom to grow.

    Multiple Mounting Options

    Like the RK1 and RK2 the RK Elite provides for multiple mounting options like flush mount and surface mount. While other controllers are big and awkward to mount needing unstable Velcro or unsightly restraints the RKE will add a touch of class to your system. Let face it, we all work hard to keep our tanks looking good and the RKE will be a great addition!

    NEW - Home Screen (w/easy to read icons and data)

    The new Home Screen provides you with quick information that is well laid out and easy to read. Icons provide you the current state of your system while you can quickly scroll through all the data for your tank with the touch of a button. Keeping tabs on your tank has never been easier!

    Simple menu system for easy configuration

    We've worked hard to try and make the interface as simple and intuitive as possible for the RK Elite. With the advantage of the new interface we're able to really produce a one of a kind experience.

    Night Mode - Independently Programmable

    Our Night Mode feature allows the RK Elite to change depending on the time of day. In Night Mode the RK Elite can activate your Moon Light Controller, dim your display, transitioning your tank into a calm state.

    NEW - 63 Alarms

    With 63 alarms and an audible and visual alert you'll know when any of your critical system parameters are out of range.

    NEW - Data Logging

    The RK Elite has onboard data logging for up to 32 probes/device with over 1000 data points each.

    NEW - Data Graphing

    With our new graphical head unit comes the ability to really display historic data the right way. Our dynamic graphing will help you track the performance of your system over time allowing you to quickly see when and where things are happening.

    Metal Halide control with "Sure-On"

    Just like the RK1 and RK2 the RK Elite system will make sure your Metal Halide bulbs come back on after a power interruption. Sure-On is a 15 minute delay that gives these expensive and sensitive bulbs time to cool which insures safe, continuing usage over time.

    NEW - Light Timer with Weekday/Weekend schedules and safety temp cut off

    New to the light timer is the ability to set different lighting modes for weekdays and weekends. This gives you the option of setting a lighting cycle that caters to your viewing schedule as it changes throughout the week. You still have our safety cut off temp that will shut your lights down if your tank gets above some set point.

    Moon Light Controller (optional)

    With the optional MLC the RK Elite system can simulate a true lunar cycle. Read more on the RKM-MLC in that section.

    NEW - Multi-timer function

    The multi-timer is all new. You're now able to stack up to four unique timers to create any on/off cycles you would like. This is great for dosing and other scheduled tasks that don't happen on a regular interval or for creating your own special cycle based on your needs.

    NEW - 63 Dedicated Timers

    There are 63 advanced timers you can program and with the Multi-timer you can mix and match them in any fashion you'd like to get even more complex functions.

    NEW - 2 Standby/Feed/Service modes

    The RK Elite also sports two user settable standby functions. This gives you the flexibility to configure multiple service modes for activities like feeding, water changes, and other maintenance.

    Control Functions

    The new "Controller" function can take any probe input and act on it with a user settable hysteresis. This includes pH, ORP, temperature and micro switches just for starters. You can also take action based on current draw or load on any PC4 and you'll be able use any future probes that are added to the system!

    Sumps/Skimmers pump control

    You can program the sump pump and skimmer pump functions to be off in standby and even have a standby delay just to make sure your system doesn't overflow or over skim food after a feeding.

    Wavemaker A/B and C/D pump control

    We've expanded our old wavemaker control to include a "D" mode. Now you can set up multiple pairs of power heads to get all the turbulent flow you need!

    NEW - Top-off pump control

    Use this setting to control a pump based on a micro switch for top-off and many other features.

    NEW - Key Lock

    Lock out unwanted and accidental usage of your RK Elite. With a simple lock, you can make sure the kids, your friends or anyone else doesn't mess with your controller.

    Battery Backup

    The battery in the RK Elite is user serviceable. If it ever goes dead it can be replaced without the need for service.

    NEW - Audible Feedback

    Also new to the RK Elite is audible feedback. You can turn this feature on or off depending on your preference.

    Splash-proof Faceplate

    Wet fingers aren't a problem with our full covering face plate.

    Upgradeable Firmware

    Like the RK2 before it the RK Elite has upgradeable firmware. This will help you maintain your investment over time and allow you it grow as we release more and more expandability!

    Display: 128x64 Graphical w/RGB backlight
    Backlight Colors: 30
    Max Expansion: 63 Modules
    Ethernet: Requires Optional RKM-NET module
    Interface: 11 Button CapSense
    Audible Feedback: Yes
    Battery Backup: Yes
    Data Logging: Yes
    Data Graphing: Yes
    Key Lock: Yes
    Wavemaker: Yes
    Sure-on Feature: Yes
    Headunit Dimensions: 3.45" x 4.45" x 0.80"

    Updated with Price Info:
    http://www.fishtanksdirect.com/reefkeeperelitewithnetbydigitalaquatics.aspx +-$600
    http://www.digitalaquatics.com/saltwater/systems
    http://c3.f3images.com/IMD/UserManuals/DA1117.pdf
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    How much?
     
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    yip they are cool and very well made, i have spoken to them and the issue is that its made to control 110v pumps and equipment and would have to run it on a stepdown transformer, as it provides the powerbar etc from its power
     
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    Dallas, have you seen that open source controller, the Reef Angel? I'm very keen on maybe getting that one.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yip, been chatting to Roberto about it and the design, and looks very good, i am going to build my own as he supplies the designs and code needed
     
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    No problems with 220v then?
     
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    nope, but let me double check my emails
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no issue, just will need converters, or change the USA sockets to british, very easy and will take 30min if you buy their units
    AC Input: 85-265VAC
    Max Load: 10A
    Max Load per outlet: 5A
    PWM Output Frequency: 500Hz
    PWM Output Amplitude: 10VDC
    3 prong USA type socket/plug
     
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    isn't RA Arduino based?
     
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    it is
     
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    :thumbup: I also want a signature like Francois :biggrin:
     
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    soon my precious, soon
     
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    And you know whats really cool... all those red and green buttons on the signature I can put it on and off from my iphone.
     
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    Quintus the irish aXeman

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    so Dallas what does a set like this rake one for?
     
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    if you have the skills, youcan prob build for 10-20% cheaper
     
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    Quintus the irish aXeman

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    I Just Might try that,
     
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    I updated the Post with the price...it's roughly $600...haven't yet looked at any other Websites that sell them, to compare prices...
     
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    great unit but the fact that it is not compatible with 220v makes it a bit of a problem.
     
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