VDM LED & Pumps Control Module - Neptune Systems
The versatile VDM Expansion Module can be used as a LED Dimming module to simulate Sunrise/Sunset, Lunar Cycle, Clouds and Lighting with Apex Ready+ fixtures. Or use the module as a Variable Speed Pump control with Apex Ready pumps such as Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105, 6155 and 6255.
- Complete control of Apex Ready pumps that use the 0-10V control
- Complete control of Apex Ready+ LEDs that use the serial interface
- Adds 4 independent 0-10V variable speed ports to the Apex system
- Plug and Play - Automatically recognizes when installed into the system
- 2 AquaBus connectors for flexible expansion via AquaBus
- Comes with 3 Ft. AquaBus cable
- Fully upgradeable via future firmware upgrades
- LED Status indicator
- Compatible with all Apex Systems
- NOTE: The VDM does not include any interface cables for your pumps. You must purchase those separately
Apex Ready Products
LEDs (VDM Module Required to Interconnect with Apex System or Apex Lite/Jr)
- LEDs - BuildMyLED.com Aquarium LEDs
- Apollo LED - SolarBlast UV 5000
Pumps & Powerheads (VDM Module Required to Interconnect with Apex System or Apex Lite/Jr)
- Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105, 6155, 6255 (Special Cable Required)
Apex Ready+ Products
LEDs (VDM Module Required to Interconnect with Apex System)
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Are there any advantages to using this for Kessil lights vs the actual controller Kessil makes?
There is not a major advantage to using the VDM instead of the controller. The Controller is nice as it is easy to set up and control. The VDM will require some programming to get the kessil to run for specific times. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Or must I use the RJ45 connection and adapter?
You will need one module for the Gyre (depending on if you want reverse the unit will take up v1/v2 and v3/v4. One Voltage port for the wave line (either V1/V2 or V3/V4) the sols require the serial port. If your sols are unable to be daisy chained (I do not believe they can) an individual VDM will be needed for each. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You will need the Gyre interface module from Ice Cap: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/pumps-plumbing/aquarium-powerhead-pumps/maxspect-gyre.html
It depends on how you want to control the lights. If you want every light fixture to be able to be controlled individually, then you would need a VDM port for each individual light. Otherwise you use a single VDM port to control the first light and then daisy chain the other lights to the first light. The first light will be controlled by the controller and act as the master light and control all the daisy chained lights.
The module only works with the Tunze pumps (as far as controllable pumps goes that is). The Koralia doesn't have any 3rd party controllers that I am aware of and the line has also been discontinued.