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The float switches themselves will plug directly into the switch ports on the SL1 module (which you should have with the plus system) so you shouldn't need anything else.
The switches can be used with the Reef Keeper Lite system, but keep in mind that (whether it is a lite or elite) you need to have an SL1 module for the switches to interface with.
This bracket will have a minimum hanging height of 4" and maximum of 12". Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions
The float switches themselves and bracket will work just fine. You will just run the wires straight to the Apex Breakout Box instead of hooking them up to the DA molex connectors.
A 50 watt float switch can be destroyed by a pump rated at 6 watts and, unfortunately, it may take many cycles before the failure occurs.
Because they can destroy an otherwise very reliable float switch, care must be taken to completely isolate the switch from the current drawn by pumps, solenoids or other devices subject to spiking voltage. Resistors or diodes may be used, but the most common solution is to utilize a circuit board or a relay.
In the illustration, a relay acts as a switch for a pump, thereby isolating the float switch from any spikes that the pump may draw. The float switch turns the relay coil on and off. In this way, the only current handled by the float switch is that small amount required by the relay coil. Please consult with your relay supplier to assure that the relay current requirements are well within the specs of the float switch.
A float switch is just an open/closed switch but it doesn't actually produce any electricity. In the case of the reef keeper systems they are outputting there own safe voltage through the float switch and then monitoring to see if that current comes back (switch closed) or not (switch open). The reef keeper will only output a small amount of DC current to do this and then that signal is used to control a relay (one of the outlets on the PC4) on or off which is where all the high current goes. So basically it does what the last sentence in your paragraph says.
The brackets are definitely designed with a sump in mind. The float switches themselves would work but you would for sure need a different mounting solution (or the water tank in your display would be a lot lower).
It does not. The single kit comes with a single bracket and single float, the dual kit comes with two of each.
Bad Quality Control By Johnson on 1/4/2017Johnson wouldn't recommend this product to a friendReceived product on 1/3/2016. Used float switches as low indicators for my return section and ATO reservoir on my Red Sea Reefer 350. This does not tighten securely onto my ATO reservoir so it just hangs.
Like others mention, there are some serious quality control issues with the brackets. One out of the two brackets, the hole for the float switch was too small which makes the whole bracket useless.
For the price, you would expect better quality. Debating about returning vs expanding the holes and risking the bracket cracking...
Does the job so far no issues 3 months and going By GPOhio on 8/28/2015GPOhio would recommend this product to a friendIs Sensitive enough to trigger my I/O module in Neptune Apex no issues is a life saver if you are using a CPR Over flow my tank would had over flow in my apt if it wasn't for this floats stopping the return pump if levels in main aquarium get high. Got 4 2 in main for overflow and 2 in sump for ATO turn on and 1 for ATO stay off if water reservoir is empty and get email alarm.
works as expected for inexpensive switch By hyperionfall on 4/15/2015hyperionfall would recommend this product to a friendit does everything I expected it to do. Sure it is a bit flimsy but look at the price. Would I use this on something critical? Nope, I would spend more on something a bit more robust. But for the price you can't beat it
Works great By In DA mix on 3/22/2015In DA mix would recommend this product to a friendThis is by far the best product DA has to offer. I use it in my sump with my Apex.
Work great By Chavinpat on 2/13/2015Chavinpat would recommend this product to a friendI brought two of Dual Bracket ReefKeeper Float Switch Kit to use with my APEX controller for my ATO, low ATO reservoir, low sump, and skimmer waste container. I decided to get these kits, because they come with bracket kit. I have these for year now, so far no problem.
Perfect By Tdog208 on 12/30/2014Tdog208 would recommend this product to a friendGot these for my Neptune BOB to control ATO and alarms. Everything I needed came just had to clip off the connector and solder the wires to make it reach the BOB.
Would recommend By Kyle on 11/4/2014Kyle would recommend this product to a friendThese float valves are simple, generic float valves, that fit easily into the brackets. I did not have any problems with the threaded holes like other reviewers did. I find that with the brackets the valve can be placed anywhere between around 3 to 10 inches below the rim the bracket hangs onto.
Stripped threads By STeve on 11/3/2014STeve wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe threads were stripped out. . Wish I had gone with a better setup.
hole pre-stripped By Reefking on 11/1/2014Reefking wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe holes on one of the mounting brackets was completely stripped out. Bad craftsmanship and no quality control.
Just what I was looking for By Eddie KMD on 9/6/2014Eddie KMD would recommend this product to a friendI needed these float switches and brackets to use with my Apex breakout box in my sump. I used double sided 3M tape to secure the brackets and did not use the screws but they threaded just fine for me. Its a versatile kit and I'm glad I could find these brackets. They are not easy to find, at least for me.
So far works wonders By logan on 8/13/2014logan would recommend this product to a friendStability is king. After 6 months of doing manual top offs I got lazy and purchased an auto top off setup. Within a week coral extension improved and many of my zoas seem to have doable their rate of growth. So far this has worked seamlessly with my reefkeeper light.
A few complaints however. The bracket came in black not clear as was shown. The bracket does not fit well with my sump. Worst of all though is that I had to manually screw the wires together using wire nuts that were not supplied in the purchase.
Great Product By Geoff on 4/17/2014Geoff would recommend this product to a friendI'm currently using two with the Reefkeeper lite plus and they've worked fine for me for a couple months now no problems. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to program it with my aqualifter ato pump but the switches seem like they'll last plenty long enough for me to be satisfied. For the price I have two more in a box in case one fails.