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AGGJSW
06-03-2015, 07:07 PM
I used my Apex auto feeder in the past but had to temporarily disable it due to some plumbing issue that were incompatible. That was many months ago and finally I resolved the plumbing issue. But now that I'm turning back on my Apex AFS it suddenly doesn't want to work like it did. I thought when I disabled it I simple switch it from Auto to Off. Apparently not. I'd like to ask for help from an Apex guru to look over my programming. Maybe you'll see something I'm not. Or..., maybe it is a hardware failure.

Joe
06-03-2015, 07:25 PM
Copy and paste the programming for the auto feeder.

This was my old code to have it feed once a day at 10:01 am:

OSC 000:00/000:30/000:30 Then ON
If Time 00:00 to 10:00 Then OFF
If Time 10:02 to 00:00 Then Off



I changed it now to use a virtual outlet as a feedcyle where the returns go off for a minute, skimmer goes off, my left powerhead stays on but the right goes off for a while, the feeder rotates once, etc...

AGGJSW
06-03-2015, 09:02 PM
Thanx Joe!

I think I've got what you're talking about. I have it set up to do this routine 3 times per day:

1.)Shut off the return pump, skimmer, MP60s, UV, and ATO
2.)Wait one minute for the water to drain to the sump
3.)Then one turn/dump on the feeder
4.)Wait 30 seconds and do a 2nd turn/dump on the feeder
5.)Wait another 30 seconds and do a 3rd turn/dump on the feeder
6.)Wait 20 minutes then turn back on the return pump
----->a.Wait 3 minutes then turn back on the skimmer
----->b.Wait 4 minutes then turn back on the ATO
7.)Wait 23 minutes then turn back on the MP60S
8.)Wait 30 minutes then turn back on the UV

This programming works… everything except for #3, #4 and #5; the feeder itself will not activate. Is there a way to test the feeder unit itself outside the programming? I’m beginning to think I have a faulting feeder itself and not a programming issue but want to make sure. Here is my coding:

AFSFEEDER
Set ON
OSC 000:00/001:00/001:00 Then ON
If Time 00:00 to 05:00 Then OFF
If Time 05:04 to 12:00 Then OFF
If Time 12:04 to 17:00 Then OFF
If Time 17:04 to 00:00 Then OFF
If FeedA 000 Then ON

VOFEED
Set ON
OSC 000:00/000:30/000:30 Then ON
If Time 00:00 to 05:00 Then OFF
If Time 05:04 to 12:00 Then OFF
If Time 12:04 to 17:00 Then OFF
If Time 17:04 to 00:00 Then OFF

VOTIME
Set OFF
If Outlet VOFeed = ON Then ON
Defer 001:00 Then ON
Min Time 001:00 Then ON

VOLIMIT
Set OFF
If Outlet VOTime = ON Then ON
Defer 003:00 Then ON
Min Time 020:00 Then ON

Joe
06-03-2015, 09:37 PM
Greg,

Nothing jumps out to me as a problem, but I am far from an expert. It sounds like it could be a hardware issue. Neptune's customer service is really outstanding, and they can test some of the hardware remotely. I would submit a help ticket and get them involved. I had a salinity module that was bad, and they verified it remotely and shipped out a replacement right away.