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    Aqua Medic EcoDrift Controllable Pump/Powerhead

    Does anyone know if these pumps can be controlled using the apex? Aqua Medic EcoDrift Controllable Pump/Powerhead

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    No, not supported.

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    They look almost identical to the jebao pumps and controller. I wonder if they could be moded in the same way as the jebaos or if the jebao module would work on them.

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    Has anyone tried to mod these pumps to work with the apex?

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    did you ever have any luck with getting these pumps to work with the apex?

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    If someone has one and takes a few measurements with a voltmeter, I could tell you for certain if it can be controlled and how to do so.

    Basically all you need to do is set it to 100% constant and then check the voltage between each pin (positive to negative, negative to control, positive to control).

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    I'll bring one to work with me tonight and have one of our electricians test it as per your instructions. These are really nice power heads and it would be great to be able to use them with the Apex. Thanks.

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    24 volts at all three points

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasbeaux View Post
    24 volts at all three points
    That test must have been done incorrectly. There is no possible way for that to occur.

    The result should be 24V positive to negative and either 5 or 10 volts between negative and control and either 19 or 14 volts positive to control. The test should be done with the waterproof connector disconnected and controller at 100% constant. The three pins on the waterproof connector on the controller side is what needs to be measured.

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    . I will try and get him to test it again

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    This little diagram shows which pins are which for a jebao which uses the same type of connector.

    The control pin is the bottom where the yellow wire comes in.

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    pos to neg 24 neg to cont 5 pos to cont 19

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    That makes it really easy to control them then. You can either make a Jebao Torx Harness (note his resistor choice in the main page is incorrect. Should be 1000 ohm 1/4 watt) or you can buy the jebao apex adaptor from fish street if you don't want to DIY. They don't have the best rap sheet for reliability, but they look real clean.

    https://www.fish-street.com/apex__gh..._rw_dc_wp_pump



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    Thanks, Appreciate your help with this.

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