DIY DB Board (Power Box)

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  1. Christo

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    Hi Guys

    So I'm in the process of building my own DB Board to Supply all Equipment with
    power and thought of sharing this with you.

    To start of here is the wirring diagram I made.

    View attachment DB_Wirring.pdf
     
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  3. Christo

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    I will be using the following

    1x Mains Breaker
    18x Breakers
    5x Timers
    1x 12V DC 11 pin Relay
    1x 12V DC 8 Pin Relay
    1x 220V AC 8 Pin Relay
    1x 12V DC Transformer

    Got most of the stuff already only need the breakers and then to order
    the Custom made Box.
     
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    just note.

    It is illegal to connect your tank DB board directly into the house DB board.

    If it go into a wall plug, that is fine.
     
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    Thanxs @RiaanP Thats the plan.

    P.S. Can you see the Pic?
     
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    yes I can
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    Hi Christo

    As Riaan has pointed out, please plug it into a wall socket and not connect to the DB.

    I would also have a certified person or atleast someone who really knows there stuff have a look through it once complete, not trying to take any credit away from you, but a second set of eyes is never bad thing!

    I couldn't see the text clearly, but I noticed you only have an earth running to the probe? please aslo all other devices are earthed too, eg transformer, chiller, lights etc. please also ensure the correct rated circuit breakers are used.


    happy building!
     
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    Thanx

    Will do so! Will have a look at the earthing! Will Def. Earth Equipment that needs it. But most of the stuff powered is running of Two prong plugs meaning no earth, like pumps, heaters, exct.
     
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    Some pics of all the accessories to be added.
     
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    Breakers with Mains

    [​IMG]
     
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    Timers for Ligths

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    Relays for functions with Float Switches

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    Transformer for float switches etc. Functions!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Fan to keep some cool air circulating thru the box!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    STC 1000 for Temp. Control!!

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    Just waiting to get my Box to start all the Wirring!!
     
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    Has anyone ever dismantled a reef angel relay box and wired it into a panel?
     
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    Christo great plan would love to see the updates.
     
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    Has Crossed my mind! I will eventually upgrade everyhing to a Reef Angel! I will not only dismantle the relay box, I'm planning on dismantling everything and building it into one Box ( Panel )
     
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    That is what I have in mind for the future in my filter room (one day)
     
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