This weekend we got a nice big update on Neptune Systems’ new Fluid Metering Module, the FMM. Originally introduced to be the hub for their flow metering accessories, the FMM will actually work as a hub for several other functions.
To perform Auto Top Off (ATO) functions with an Apex, you’ll need the I/O Breakout Box and directly wire up some float switches of your own. Furthermore, if you want to use any of their leak detectors you need the ALD Module, where the the leak detectors are plugged into.
Now, the FMM can handle auto top off on its own, and the leak detectors can be plugged into it as well, in addition to being able to monitor Apex flow meters. Best of all, the FMM will be plug and play with their new magnetic ATO bracket and PMUP, and it can work stand alone from an Apex controller.
So whether you have a fully wired and programmed Apex or not, you’ll be able to get your FMM managing the ATO and the leak detection before adding them to your Fusion Dashboard. The new FMM module will cost $99 and the flow meters will range from $25 to $100, but you’ll still need an Apex to know exactly how much flow you’re pushing through them.
We also got an update on the new COR pumps from Neptune Systems, which will now be available in two models. The COR 15 will pump up to 1,500 gallons per hour and won’t come with a power supply, so it can be cheaper and plug directly into the 1Link module, or the Energy Bar 832 with 1Link built-in.
A second model of this pump called the COR 20 will pump upwards of 2,000 gallons per hour – both pumps are the same size, but if you want the extra power or want to run the pump standalone the COR 20 will come with a power supply. The COR 15 will ship in limited quantities by year’s end for sub $300 and we can expect to see the COR 20 retail for just under $350.