Best Part of the Apex By Evan on 7/18/2015
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
I'm coming to think that this may be the best part of the Apex system.
I was worried about overflowing, so I hooked up some float switches to send emails to me.
I hate working in a dark sump, so I wired some magnetic switches to turn on a light when I open the stand doors.
I wanted to speed up maintenance, so I stuck a button in a box to to automatically turn off and on equipment as needed.
Work Well, wish apex made switches By Polymorphyc on 6/17/2015
Polymorphyc would recommend this product to a friend
Pretty much plug and play, just be mindful it where its plugged in, because that effects the switches names when programming.
Great product, but not for an Apex Junior By AZBigJohn on 4/25/2015
AZBigJohn would recommend this product to a friend
Wish the first comment had been there when I bout this module. I own an Apex Junior, and my ATO system died. I bought this to use to make an ATO system, only to find out that in order to use it with an Apex Junior, you also have to buy another module (PM1 or PM2) which then pushed to cost too high, and made it much more affordable to simply buy a stand alone ATO.
If you have an Apex, GO FOR IT! If you have an Apex Jr, don't.
Added a couple of these to my Apex. By Mark H. on 4/24/2015
Mark H. would recommend this product to a friend
The pinouts for the Apex controller I/O is pretty easy but these boxes are well made and save a finding the cable and making them. I am setting up my system with a bunch of float switches and control points to let the controller alert me when there are problems. The breakout box is an easy short cut. It should be included with each module that needs it but I think the manufacturer realizes most people will buy it and it gives them a little more margin. From everything I have seen from Neptune Systems and their user community (zombie that means you) I am not going to complain. They do good work and a lot of people rely on them.
Additional Module needed for Apex Jr. Controller owners By Jeff on 3/14/2015
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
When purchasing the I/O Breakout Box for an Apex Jr. Controller you will need to also purchase the PM1-PH Module or PM2-Salinity Module as the Jr. by itself does not have an I/O port. Great addition to my system for ATO and cabinet lighting, highly recommended.
Plug and play for the float switches. By Chavinpat on 2/13/2015
Chavinpat would recommend this product to a friend
This breakout box can easily be made, but I want it to look nice and clean. You take pride of your display tank, why not take pride down below in the sump area.
Great for Switches By Jason on 1/25/2015
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Used with manual switches that powers on and off equipment. Also used with float switches. Very easy to setup and use.
Only Limit of usefulness is your imagination and programming skill--get 2 By Michael M on 11/22/2014
Michael M would recommend this product to a friend
I bought one with my Apex controller system. Within a day of setting it up I wished I had purchased a second one and additional float and magnetic switches to go with it. Get one for the Display Tank area and another for the utility room. Rock solid product
Works as described. Allows me to use float switches By Eddie KMD on 9/6/2014
Eddie KMD would recommend this product to a friend
This item is as described. I wanted to add some float switches to my setup so that my return pump does not run dry (for whatever reason) and I also wanted a 3rd failsafe for my ATO. If my ATO malfunctions and my solenoid valve fails in off position and my float valve fails as well, I have a float switch to turn warn me the sump level is getting too high through my Apex Neptune. The item is small and easily placed. I used 3M double sided tape.
Huge improvement By JohnD on 7/13/2014
JohnD would recommend this product to a friend
Having used the old style breakout box for years this new version is 100x better and holds the leads much better.
Great for ATO By Justin on 5/18/2014
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
I think the cost for this box, 2 float switches and a cheap pump is the best bang for your buck. It ends up being cheaper than most ATO systems and of course if you have the apex now it is another part of your monitoring system. Thanks BRS and Apex for making and delivering another great product!
Integrates seamlessly By fRiEdfiSh on 5/13/2014
fRiEdfiSh would recommend this product to a friend
Plug it in, wire up a float switch, etc and it works. Another great Neptune product
Must have for Apex (Base or Lite Units) By Mark on 2/25/2014
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
I studied up on doing a DIY of this box, but after actually buying the parts I needed (from a retail store chain), I realized it wouldn't save me that much money and I wouldn't have to spend time building the box. I didn't give it 5 stars because it's still expensive, but so is this hobby in general!
I use it for ATO system (2 float switches and a pump), control the interior cabinet light (magnetic switch that senses cabinet door opening), and to turn off the protein skimmer when my skimmate container is full (float switch).
Greate By Paul on 1/11/2014
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
Greate work very well
Grate products apex By John on 12/17/2013
John would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the breakout box for my auto top off has been working grate and was easy to hook up. Hope to see more products from apex. Planing on ordering the feeder system soon.
Apex neptune grate products. By John.H on 12/17/2013
John.H would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this product to control my auto top off. System has been working grate. Love the apex system can't wait tell they release the fusion firm ware.
Great for ATO By Frank on 11/23/2013
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
I am very happy with the breakout box right now I am just using it as basically an ATO with three float switches connected. Definitely makes my life easy and I have my apex set up to notify me when my RO reservoir is low.
Works Great! By Bob on 9/18/2013
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
Was very easy to hook up and wire switches to. I hooked up two float switches for my ATO system in my sump. Works Great!
Works great! By Bob on 9/18/2013
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
Was very easy to hook up and wire switches to. I hooked two float switches to it for my sump ATO. Works Great.