- EB8 Energy Bar 8 - Neptune Systems
Add additional control to your Neptune Apex Neptune Systems Energy Bar 8. This is NOT just a power strip.
- 8 Independently Controlled Outlets 6 rated at 5A@120V AC 2 rated at 10A@120V AC
- 16-Gauge, powder-coated aluminum construction - best protection against a catastrophic failure
- Energy consumption sent to Apex Controller to better distribute the load
- Soft-Start - slowly ramps up power to your pumps/powerheads to help extend the life of the pump
- Power Failure Protection
- Communication Detection
- Pre-programmed Failsafe State
- Extra AquaBus Connections
- Manufacturer's Manual
Fantastic By Sea Garden on 8/16/2018Sea Garden would recommend this product to a friendFantastic product makes this hobbi soooo much easier when u know guys it can get frustrating at times. Being doing this for 10 years and it makes my hobbie so much enjoyable! Have complete control of your tank anywhere your at.....my friends that's a plus for me.
They take a defensive response to problems with their products By Chuck on 4/20/2018Chuck would recommend this product to a friendThere is another review here that states the same problem I had. Ordered from BRS, and the outlets never worked. I knew this was wrong, as the other two I have had power from when they were first plugged in. E-mail tag ensued until they managed to get the problem escalated to someone that could remotely prove to himself that it didn't work. So they send me another, provided I am willing to pay $150 deposit as a show of bad faith in their customers. When I get it, they will refund me that deposit. which I am still waiting for. (supposedly, there is a way I could have sent mine back first, and waited for them to send me a replacement, but I couldn't find it)
Ah, and then there is this funny condition they use in returns, they wanted a picture of my brand new EB8 . . . I've never seen a company that has less faith in their customers then Neptune. So all you people spending thousands of dollars on your hobby quit trying to pull one over on Neptune, they are on to you.
Nice addition to the apex controller By David on 1/17/2018David would recommend this product to a friendThis is the first Apex product purchased where I have not had issues within the first week of use and actually works as expected. The feature I like the most is the trending of amp usage. I purchased this to get additional controllable outlets, but ended up getting a lot more. It gives 5 additional aquabus slots, 8 more outlets that are fully controllable, and the possibility to monitor AMP usage. Definitely a must have!
Plug and play By Ted on 12/20/2017Ted would recommend this product to a friendThis was purchased as a add on to my Apex system bought years ago. Super easy to add on, plug and play. Never had any trouble with EB8 bars.
Does what it says By Chad on 3/25/2017Chad would recommend this product to a friendUnfortunately this is clearly designed for larger systems in mind. I wish it had the option/ came with more mechanical relays. I right now have a smaller system, for which I use smaller power heads and pumps for ATO. These all are such low wattage that they require the mechanical relays, which there are only two. So I'm buying an extra PMUP for the ATO instead of the Aqualifter that is using it now.
Works By Jason on 1/16/2017Jason would recommend this product to a friendAdded an extra outlets to your apex system. Plug it into you system and the apex comtroller will automatically add it to your system. Once added you can program each of the outlets to do whatever you like.
Love Neptune Apex, but... By Mine came broken on 8/22/2016Mine came broken wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI love my Apex and would recommend it to anyone, but here is an honest review of my experience with the EB8.
My original EB8 melted down after 6 months of use. I am usually not one to mess with refunds so I immediately ordered a new one, overnighted, from BRS. The new EB8 did not work. None of the outlets would work, though it did power my other devices. I let BRS know and they referred me back to Neptune for service. I get their desire to do this and I am sure Neptune demands that their service people work with the customer, but it was still frustrating. BRS said Neptune had great service and would resolve the issue. Neptune cannot be reached by phone but were fairly responsive by email. But by the time several emails go back and forth many days pass before anything serious gets done. I could have spent less than 5 minutes on the phone rather than a week of Neptune trying to see if I am just mechanically inept over email.
Eventually Neptune scheduled a phone call with me to trouble shoot the EB8. They didn't seem to believe the device could actually be broken and assumed it was operator error. After an hour on the phone they decided they couldn't figure it out over the phone and gave me a RMA to return the EB8 to them. I mailed it at my expense, a week later I get a message from them saying they had found the problem repaired it and it was on its way back to me. It is scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday, more than a month after my first contact with BRS.
I guess the end result is good (we'll see how long the EB8 lasts now), but the turnaround is ridiculous. Thankfully I had nothing better to do this summer than wait on this long process, but in my opinion Neptune should have a no questions asked return policy during the warranty period, that should have taken about 3 days with an overnighted piece of equipment.
I do love what the Apex offers though and will continue to support them with my business...but jeez.
So easy it's boring By Mike on 6/3/2016Mike would recommend this product to a friendSeriously. Plug it in. Program it. Done.
So simple it's scary. I have 3 eb8 and just ordered my fourth. Never an issue.
Great product By Jason on 4/26/2016Jason would recommend this product to a friendThe configuration of this system is amazing.
GREAT PRODUCT By DAR on 3/22/2016DAR would recommend this product to a friendJust added a second EB8 to my system ,linked up and programmed 8 more plugs with no issues.Nice to be able to control everything electronic .Great product just like all Apex products.
this is the best By Russell on 3/10/2016Russell would recommend this product to a friendI now have three of them love the control you get with it and my apex
Great Product. By Robert on 2/24/2016Robert would recommend this product to a friendThe eb8 is a great product, the 6ft USB cable that is included could have been a bit longer.
Special Price: $399.95
Does the energybar comes with a aquabus cable?
It sure does!
Does the Neptune Energy Bar 8 come with everything included to get it up and running, or are cables, etc extra?
The energy bar 8 is an expansion module for an existing Neptune Apex system. So assuming you already have the controller and the main parts there, you wouldn't need anything additional to add an energy bar 8 to the system.
Will the EB8 work with the new Apex?
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Will this work with the older style Neptune AquaController Jr (before the Apex generation)? if not, do you carry an energy bar for the AquaController Jr.
Is the EB8 also a surge protector?
Thank you for reaching out with your question.
The EB8 does not offer surge suppression and you would have to connect it to a surge protected outlet to provide that protection.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Does the EnergyBar 8 work on a stand-alone basis as a general power strip?
The power bar needs to be used in conjunction with an Apex and will not function without the system. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Can I add this to a apex Jr ?
This can be added through the Aqua Bus connection and will be counted as an additional module. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Do you sell the European energy bar?
We currently only have product for use inside of the US and Canada. Unfortunately we do not have international options available for products or shipping. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
How long is the aquabus cable that it comes with?
This will come with a 6 foot cable. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!