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    Linear Actuator

    I am looking into buying a Apex controller for my tank, and one thing I am interested in doing is using an linear actuator to lift my canopy for my tank. What add ons would I need for the controller and any suggestions on how I would code the functionality?
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    I imagine it depends on the actuator. If it's just an on/off thing you just need a switch into a BOB and code the outlet to turn on when you push the button.

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    Scott, I used a wireless remote control to control my linear actuators directly. However, I suppose you could use the remote to trigger a relay that causes the Apex to control the canopy lift.
    Here is a list of similar items that i used for mine:

    DC12V/24V 10A Positive Inversion Remote Controller for DC Motor/ Linear Actuator
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC12V-24V-1...item2c8f819ece

    Power Supply Led Strip Light Regulated Transformer Device Driver DC 12V 5A 60W
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Suppl...item1a432f81b0

    Set of 2 16" Linear Actuator
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-2-16...item1a43b03d0a

    linear bearing slide rail linear guide
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-X-SBR12-1...item3d1d785e21

    Pcs Aluminum Open Linear Router Motion Bearing Solid Block
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pcs-Aluminu...item2a8c5e17df

    I would love to see what you come up with.

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    I have to ask... Why do you want your Apex to open your tank's canopy?

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    Not speaking for the OP... But that would be cool as sheet! Even better if you could sync the music from 2001 Space Odyssey to it!

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