- Gyre Interface Module for XF130/230 Pumps - IceCap
When using the Neptune Apex (or other controllers) with the Gyre Interface module it allows complete control over the pumps at any point throughout the day. With simple visible graphing, controlling the Gyre pumps has never been this simple.
Hook up your Maxspect Gyre XF-130 or XF-230 pump to most 3rd party controllers using an available 0-10 volt port.
- Change the Gyre’s flow pattern multiple times a day
- Alternate pulsing frequency of the gyre
- Sync or anti-sync multiple pumps*
- Set operating modes like; feed, night, service, etc.
- Run Maxspect Gyre in Alternating Gyre Mode (additional cable needed - sold separately)
- Battery Backup Compatible
- Backward compatible
- Neptune Apex Ready
The IceCap Gyre Interface Module is an after-market product that will allow you to hook up your Maxspect Gyre pump to most 3rd party controllers by using an available 0-10 volt port. This makes the Module very versatile and almost universally compatible with most controllers including the Apex by Neptune Systems or the Reef Angel among others.
Another great feature of the module is that it allows you to hook up your gyre to a backup battery. The module will automatically detect when main power is lost and will slow the gyre the 30% speed to extend the life of the battery. The module is backwards compatible and will run all Gyre pumps already on the market.
Note: The XF130/230 Interface Module will only work with 1x Maxspect Gyre XF130 or XF230 pump. If you have multiple pumps you will need an additional interface module for each Gyre pump.
Single Interface to Apex 0-10v Cable
Note: Interface module will control only one Gyre pump
To run the Maxspect Gyre in Alternating Gyre Mode (forward and reverse) you will need the Alternating Gyre Mode Modified Cable (sold separately).
Getting annoyed Fast By Matt on 3/23/2018Matt wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNormally i do not post reviews on products but this one warrants a review. Programming it was easy via my apex and when it works, it is great. However, almost once a day now i have to powercycle the interface module bc it freezes up. First it was every now and again, now it is every day. I thought it was maybe one of my settings so i went basic and programmed it for a constant on, it still does it. I am not please at all and it feels like I've wasted money bc if im gone for the weekend I could come back to a ruined tank.
Good but not great By Brian on 12/29/2017Brian would recommend this product to a friendThe interface module between the 230 gyre and my Apex controller allows me to control the gyre and monitor it with ease. However, you cannot sync two gyres or setup patterns randomly or automatically. You have to manually choose each time/level setting which is very time consuming. Once you create one pattern you can copy it to the other gyre but each gyre must have it's own interface module and you cannot set it to run in "anti-sync" to the other gyre. All these features would improve performance.
Great addition to the Gyre 150! By Q on 3/19/2016Q would recommend this product to a friendI liked what i saw from the Gyre 150 I had to ensure i was able to control it with my Apex. This module is a must buy if you want to use it at its full ability. Great buy
Works By jordan on 3/9/2016jordan would recommend this product to a friendWorks well with the Apex but nothing compared to the vortech pumps. Next step is a Neptune apex module. The ice cap will work but you need to read up on how to create profiles in fusion. More complicated then the vortech pumps. For the price yeah you would expect this to work like the Ecotech products. 3 stars
AWESOME By ALEX on 10/19/2015ALEX would recommend this product to a friendWORKS AWESOME WITH APEX