- ReefKeeper PC1 Expansion Socket (Bus connection for Elite)
The ReefKeeper PC1 Expansion Socket is useful for expanding your ReefKeeper Elite system beyond the 15A limit. This will allow you to use the RKE to control higher current devices such as chillers and multiple lights on a single channel. Devices controlled by the expansion socket do not affect the RKE's power budget.
Control of the ReefKeeper PC1 Expansion Socket is handled by the ReefKeeper Elite via a two prong control line (3') plugged into one of the RKE channels. Program the Elite with the functionality you desire, then plug in your PC1 to the RKE and simply plug the device you are controlling into the PC1.
ReefKeeper PC1 Expansion Socket Specs and Features
- 1800w (15A)
- Integrates 3 virtual channels available to the entire system
- Power Rating: 1800W (15A)
- Two AC Outlets
- Three Prong AC Plug
- Dimensions: 4.1" x 2.2" x 2.5"
- See below for recommended applications
Recommended applications for the ReefKeeper PC1
- Chillers (over 1/2 horse power)
- MH (600+ Watts)
- Heating systems over 600 Watts
- Any load over 600 Watts
I run an apex system with an Energy Bar 8. Will this communicate with the Apex?
This will not be able to connect to the apex unfortunately. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Will this work with the Lite as well as the Elite? I'll be running a 1 hp chiller, so I'm worried I'll be over the RKL's 15 amp limit.
The ReefKeeper Lite and Elite can all utilize the same modules. The biggest difference is the module limit on the Lite units. Just as long as you are not past the 4 module limit, the PC1 expansion socket should work for your chiller. : )
Is this just an expansion to increase the amount of wattage allowed to a single channel?
or can i use it as an actual expansion to my RKL ...
i currently have the RKL with the PC4, and instead of spending another 80 for another PC4, i really only need 2 slots, and this would be ideal, cause im adding 2 T5's to my lighting. Do i just use the Bus Cable to plug into my current setup and then on my display screen 2 more channels pop up? or is this strictly just to increase the amount of electricity to a certain channel.
Due to the fact that this can support 2 15 amps, this should work perfect with your application of 2 more t-5 lights. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call and we can try to help you further!