- Kessil to Neptune Apex Control Cable - Kessil
- Type 1 - compatible with Neptune Systems Apex controllers
- Length: 6 Ft. (1800mm) without connectors
- Color: Black
- One End: 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo male phono plug
- Other End: RJ45 plug
- Kessil Part Number: KA360C1
Too short and overpriced By Thomas on 12/3/2018Thomas wouldn't recommend this product to a friendCable is at least 3 ft too short to be useful for anyone with a medium or large tank. I will have to get an extension at a local electronics store because $20 more for a cable that's worth about $5-7 at most is ridiculous. Kessil has a nice scam going here to milk as much money from customers as possible. This cable should be at least 10 ft to be a fair deal.
Recommended but be aware! By Brandon on 7/21/2018Brandon would recommend this product to a friendThis cable does what it says it will do. For that it gets 3 stars. However, because the cable is only 4' or so long, if you have a larger tank it is not long enough. You will need an extension. Had Kessil made this 2 foot longer it would have been perfect. Also, Do yourself a favor and do not buy the Kessil extension for 20 bucks. This is a simple 1/4inch headphone extension that can be found anywhere for half that.
Used with VarioS 8 By Marc on 3/1/2018Marc would recommend this product to a friendI used this wire to connect my VarioS 8 to the variable speed port of my Apex controller...it worked. Not much more to say.
I would recomend this to a friend By Adam on 9/5/2017Adam would recommend this product to a friendThis product works exactly the way it was supposed to. Satisfied customer.
BRS is awesome, Kessil is questionably greedy. By chad on 12/8/2016chad wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBRS awesome experience as usual. As far as the product, $20 MAP price for this is absurd given the short length. Almost guarantee they only made it this short so more people have to buy the extension cable for another $20. This extension cable is NOTHING more than a stereo mini-headphone extension cable available on amazon for less than $5.
I love my kessil lights, but this is nothing other than highway robbery.
I would only recommend this to people that don't have the ability to DIY a cable.
Works well By Eric on 8/26/2016Eric would recommend this product to a friendThis is my first Apex and used it to hook up my Kessils. It was the perfect length for me and was easy to use.
Kessil quality, but it's too short By KerryF on 3/29/2016KerryF would recommend this product to a friendWorks as expected with Neptune Apex. Had to buy an extension to connect it up.
Works but is too short! By John on 12/27/2015John would recommend this product to a friendIt connects your Kessil to the apex but is too short for what I would estimate to be most needs. My tank is a 36 inch cube with the apex about a foot to the right of the tank. I had to buy an extension cord to reach my apex. I took off 2 stars based on it being unusable for all but the smallest tanks due to length.
Kessil and Neptune, great combination By Mike on 12/6/2015Mike would recommend this product to a friendWorks as described. As others suggest, connection length options would get the fifth star.
Length issues for most. By Joseph on 5/30/2015Joseph would recommend this product to a friendLess stars for length.
Cable works great but needs to o be offered in longer lengths. If you have a nano or cube you should be fine. Any larger tanks say 4 to 6 feet long your in trouble. First off you use up 2' on the gooseneck so that leaves 4' to make it to your vdm ports so if you mount it up under the back of your tank you'll be okay but most of use don't want any of our apex stuff right over the sump duh!
I had to buy extensions which I did not buy the Kessil ones wow they are not cheap. Once again getting nickel and dimmed for extra stuff. I bought three extensions for way less than Kessil ones. What would make these cables perfect from the start would to offer in different sizes or just a larger size such as 6' 10' or 12'. In fact why not just make them all 6' or 12' I mean seriously when your already making the wire what would it cost to add a couple feet, cents. I almost feel like they are wasting money making extension cables and they could save us customers money by thinking this out better. Let see spend a few more cents to make it longer or charge a rediculas price of 19.99 for an extension cable. I bought some bad a extension cable on Ama for $8 each.
Quick and simple By Grant on 5/20/2015Grant would recommend this product to a friendCable works exactly as described to control a Kessil light from an Apex controller. Like others said it could be longer, but it's easy to find a simple 3.5mm headphone extension cable to solve this.
Great Cable By Jason on 4/15/2015Jason would recommend this product to a friendThis cable was used on an Innovative Marine Fusion 40 and had more than sufficient length in this environment. Good, tight connections at both the RJ45 and 3.5mm ends. Jacket seems sufficient to withstand use in its intended application, too.
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What control unit do you need to plug these into the apex on do you need the VDM unit for the apex to use this cable from a kessil to these?
These interface between the Kessil A360 and the Neptune VDM ports. You don't necessarily need to have a VDM module as the standard Apex system has two VDM ports built right into it. If you don't have the standard Apex or are already using the two VDM ports then you would need an additional VDM module.
Is the VDM module required for this to plug into or does it plug directly into the base unit?
It depends on what Apex you have. The standard Apex has VDM ports built right in. If you have either the Apex Lite or the Apex Jr. then you will need the VDM module.
Will this cable allow dimming of a Kessel 360w when used with the apex system?
That is exactly what its for, assuming you have an Apex system with an available VDM port (standard on all the normal apex's but would be an additional module if you have the apex lite).
Do you need two of these cables if you want your APEX to control two lights? Or do you buy the daisy chain cable and one of these?
Does this work with the Kessil A80?
This cable is compatible with the A80 lights for Apex control.
Will this work on the reef octopus variable speed pump to a vdm?
The Kessil to Apex control cable can be used with the Varios pumps to provide variable speed control.
I have a Neptune apex wifi I got for Christmas
I have the kessil apex cable
Where on the controller do I plug the cat 5 cable into!
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Will this cable work with the Jecod / Jebao AK-60? It looks to have the same inputs as the kessil.
Can this be conected to the unit link cable extention cable in the event that the apex control cable isn't long enough?
Thank you for your question.
Yes, you can connect a unit link extension cable to the Apex to Kessil cable if you need to extend the length.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Will this cable fit reef octopus varios 6
Does this work with the H380 refugium light?