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paal
06/20/2016, 07:26 AM
Does anyone have a picture of the RD3 speedy control box with the cover removed?
I have just ordered a DK 180 with RD3 and I am hoping that the box has enough free space for a small relay with a time-on-delay. This would prevent the skimmer from starting together with the return pump after a power-outage (when sump level is much higher than during normal operations --> skimmer would overflow.)

I could of course just make an external box, but it would not look as pretty :)

slief
06/20/2016, 08:50 AM
Does anyone have a picture of the RD3 speedy control box with the cover removed?
I have just ordered a DK 180 with RD3 and I am hoping that the box has enough free space for a small relay with a time-on-delay. This would prevent the skimmer from starting together with the return pump after a power-outage (when sump level is much higher than during normal operations --> skimmer would overflow.)

I could of course just make an external box, but it would not look as pretty :)

Opening the controller up would void your warranty as you would have to break the seal. There is very little space inside anyway. If you are wanting something to shut the skimmer off when you have your return pump off and a controller sike an GHL, Apex etc are not an option, then you could get something like this and use the level sensor in the sump instead of in the collection cup.
https://premiumaquatics.com/products/zaya-skimmer-overflow-stopper-sos.html?gclid=CPrN0ufsts0CFRSFfgodRPUACA


or you can get this skimmer timer delay.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/protein-skimmer-delay-timer-reef-octopus.html

paal
06/20/2016, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the info slief! :-)