DIY boyu auto top up, cooling & LED`s

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  1. Harry s

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    [​IMG]Got tired of manual top up so did a auto on the tl150
     
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    Nice work, it's such a relief when you get an ATU installed, one less thing to worry about every day.
     
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    Thanks Guys got the flout switch, switching a relay and running a 12v pump in a 10L drum fitted with non return valve . With this heat and the fan cooling system it was using about a 1l to 2l per day.
     
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    Here is what i have done to get my tank off the grid.

    All fans and Led's are 12v to run straight off of the solar system its just the skimmer, heater and return pump that runs of the inverter
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1452757265112.jpg cooling fans and then one more coolling bottom of the tank
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1452757372997.jpg Led's
     
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    Did you remove the front part of the lid? The inner small lid?
     
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    Would be better to put the float switch in the last chamber of the boyu.
     
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    Thanks @Morak will it makes sens and @RiaanP didn't take it off. I`m looking for a servo to lift and lower the small inner lid can utilize the tanks tendency to warm up
    to reduce heater power consumption

    Here is how I gonna program it
    25` tank in normal mode
    26` Small lid opens
    27` Fans start
    Under 25` small lid closed to maximize thermo buildup from Pumps and heater
     
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    25 to 27 is too much a gap.
    Rather work from 25 to 25.5.
     
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    Will do @RiaanP the fans have lag so it takes a bit longer to cool system down. I have a chiller but it chows battery trough the inverter might as well sell the chiller.
     
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    Harry let me know if you want to sell your chiller. I'm looking for one for my TL 550
     
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    Mmmmm, now I found two reasons to buy a Raspberry Pi in one day !
     
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    Will do Gardian well i got trough the heat wave with out it will let you know.
     
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