Energy Bar 832 (EB832) - The Ultimate Power Control Hub
This Energy Bar 832 was redesigned from the ground up. Not only does it have eight 120V AC outlets, but it includes an internal 100W 24VDC power supply as well. That power supply feeds three built-in 1LINK ports as well as two 24VDC accessory ports. Each individual outlet has power monitoring and there are individual LED indicators for each outlet.
For years Neptune Systems has been asked to do the power monitoring of the individual devices connected to each outlet – but it just wasn’t possible without breaking your bank. Now it’s here and with it comes tons of benefits.
For many, the cost of the electricity to run a successful aquarium is a major concern in their household. Even for those where electricity is cheap, we believe most aquarists care a great deal about their energy consumption and its effect on the environment. Ironically, our energy usage could be directly connected to excess greenhouse gasses, the warming of the oceans, and the bleaching of the corals!
However, armed with the right information we believe aquarists will not only be able to make operating and purchase decisions that will save them hundreds of dollars a year, but they will also be able to reduce their carbon footprint.
Individual Outlet Monitor LED
Each Energy Bar AC outlet, as well as the two 24VDC accessory ports, have their own status LED. This LED tells you when that outlet is energized. The LED will also blink rapidly if a device is plugged in that exceeds the current capability for that outlet.
Alarms and decisions based on Power
Since the Apex is receiving continual power usage data from the Energy Bar 832, it can be configured to send you notifications when a device is not using power as it should be. An example would be a return pump showing no power consumption when the outlet is on or a skimmer whose power consumption will show differently when its airline is clogged when compared to normal operation. These high and low limits are completely customizable by individual outlet. You can even use this power data to control other devices.
All outlets are relay switched
Times have changed and it is fairly uncommon now for aquariums to have AC devices that must be cycled on and off continuously. This means that we could now switch all AC outlets to relay switching since there is no need to have a soft start and there is no concern for the noise of the relay.
*New Apex Controller Required. Not compatible with Apex Classic or Apex Jr. EB832 cannot function as a standalone power strip.