Failed in less than six months. By Mo on 11/7/2015
Mo wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Thought this was great until my GFI kept tripping when turning things off for feeding. Finally unplugged everything and it still happened. I pressed the reset button to no avail. I also tried another GFI plug and it tripped also. Hopefully, Apex will replace this defective part.
Great Product By thebreederscorner on 7/31/2015
thebreederscorner would recommend this product to a friend
This is my second energy bar and I absolutely love them. They give me so much more control over my tank, from float switches to my protein skimmer, lights, and reactors. I would highly recommend anyone with a reef tank to get a controller and the more energy bars you have the more enjoyable your reefing experience is.
Wokrs great, By StarFishMan on 6/9/2015
StarFishMan would recommend this product to a friend
These are very handy. Especially when supporting more than one tank. As in sump, tank number one, tank number two, etc. Although can be a bit overwhelming at times getting every outlet programmed just right the fact that you can add several of these daisy chaining them together like this is AWESOME. There is probably a limit to the total number you can use with one Apex controller but I am three and counting without problems!
Note I also use many of the male to male type "A" USB 2 cables. These are nothing special and actually the USB standard so "any" non active type or extension USB type male A to type male A are going to work just fine. I bought some from other sources before I realized that BSR offers these cables. In my case I am now using 25 foot and 50 foot cables for the outlets to Apex Gold controller without any issues at all. I suspect that even 75 to 100 feet is probably going to work fine with them.
In my case I looked at 4 outlets but thought that after all the effort of running custom cables and plugs in the wall for these might as well spend more on the 8 outlets. For USB in the wall nice connectors male type to accept these I use the site www.l-com.com. They have everything you need and even offer male to male type USB cables as well as keystone connectors to make installing them in the wall nice and clean.
Wonderful product By Daniel on 4/21/2015
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I love this thing. Ordered two EB8 a week ago. This thing is awesome. I programmed my apex to do so much. So easy to link the two EB8 together. Awesome
Excellent By TanReefer on 4/8/2015
TanReefer would recommend this product to a friend
Great addition to the Gold System. Does what it's supposed to...adds 8 controllable plugs.
the Porsche of Aquarium controller components By debby on 3/28/2015
debby would recommend this product to a friend
need I say more? Ferrari or Lamborghini more your style? Apex components are IT!
Eb8 By Vish on 3/25/2015
Vish would recommend this product to a friend
Works great ..
great product By rbutton32 on 3/4/2015
rbutton32 would recommend this product to a friend
I just bought this to add to control 2nd tank.It Works great
Seems Pricey but, By StarFishMan on 3/2/2015
StarFishMan would recommend this product to a friend
This is an ideal solution for me. The display tank upstairs needs lights controlled by the Apex unit that is downstairs near the sump. Sure beats having to run extension cords! I was able to find a 50 foot male to male type 'A' USB type cable specifically guaranteed to work with the Apex. And it does, perfectly. Now after adding another tank I will probably daisy chain another 4 outlet unit to the smaller 75 gallon tank. The design of the Apex controller is extremely slick. Can't say enough good things about it. Good things aren't cheap, and cheap things aren't good. Money well spent! Thanks again BRS!
GO ALL OUT By JOE on 9/14/2014
JOE would recommend this product to a friend
Was gonna go with the four outlet module and im glad i didn't and with the eight cause i only have three left over, thing works like a champ!!!
Heavy duty By JohnD on 7/13/2014
JohnD would recommend this product to a friend
Definitely constructed strong. It does what it is supposed to do and hasn't messed up yet.
Great product By James on 6/27/2014
James would recommend this product to a friend
Not much to say... it does what its supposed to and there have been no issues. I bought one as an add-on to Gold.
Best by far By Reefsi on 4/20/2014
Reefsi would recommend this product to a friend
Basically a well built powertstrip, use with the apex controller and you can control it all with this! I have 3 of them and they power everything. Also great to track the amount of the amps drawn.
Works Great By Mikey on 3/6/2014
Mikey would recommend this product to a friend
another great product from neptune systems. BRS did a great job packing it so no damage during shipping and also shipped out the same day. As for the energy bar plugged in the power cord and the USB cable and was up and running in no time can't ask for more.
great product By Ben on 2/6/2014
Ben would recommend this product to a friend
simply plug it in and connect with a usb cord and program away.
Nice product By tvoydan on 2/3/2014
tvoydan would recommend this product to a friend
I have 2 in use now. One controls the lights and power heads in main DT upstairs. The other is downstairs and controls sump equipment. Easy to attach via the bus cable.
Extra Space By Jeff on 12/31/2013
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
I filled up 8 spots on my original eb8 and needed another. Plug it into the wall, plug in the usb and Apex recognizes 8 more outlets. Super easy and great to have that many more outlets under control.
Great product By Erixreef on 12/14/2013
Erixreef would recommend this product to a friend
I filled up the first one, now working on filling up number two.
Neptune Systems makes quality products that work.
Love these things By Russ on 10/1/2013
Russ would recommend this product to a friend
I have two now, it's very solid construction and easy to use. After years of cheap single timers, I can't imagine having to run anything without it again. Neptune did a great job with the design, the daisy chaining is wonderful to be able to get everything controlled from different wall sockets through the same system when you start to pull so much wattage you're afraid of tripping a breaker.
Easy By John on 9/14/2013
John would recommend this product to a friend
Nice to have extra outlets , easy to connect ! Not cheap but it is what it is !
Works great By Carl on 8/8/2013
Carl would recommend this product to a friend
Be sure to read the manual about the differences between the 6 triac outputs and the relay outputs. Be sure to use your relay outputs for low power pumps like that on some of the ATO systems.
More is better By Robert on 7/28/2013
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I originally bought the Apex controller and decided I wanted to control more on my tank. So I bought this unit with 8 additional plugs and now can control every heater, pump, light and skimmer on my system.
It is expensive but its nice to have the additional plugs and control over my tank.
Neptunes eb8 is the greatest By Ghostclown on 5/29/2013
Ghostclown would recommend this product to a friend
This is a solidly made controllable power strip. Combined with the apex it makes controlling your tank a breeze. Great product !!!
Great Product By Brizhound on 4/22/2013
Brizhound would recommend this product to a friend
I've owned a couple different controllers and the power outlets that come with others feel cheap and flimsy. I have 3 eb 8's and never had a problem with any of them.
Works Good By Chuckie on 2/24/2013
Chuckie would recommend this product to a friend
Works Good love having all the outlets to control