AQUAMASTER ELECTRONIC LEVEL CONTROL SYSTEM Congratulations on purchasing a quality piece of equipment. Please read through the instructions carefully before installing the unit. The Aquamaster comes supplied with one ﬂoat sensor, additional sensors for low or high control are available through your dealer. The ﬂoat sensor bracket is ﬁtted with two rubber suckers for attachment to the glass sump or aquarium in the desired position(s). NB. Always check the ﬂoat bracket(s) on a regular basis, especially for signs of poor adhesion, regarding the rub- ber suckers and replace these when necessary. There are two IEC plugs supplied. One is for the attachment of the level pump and the other is for attaching the main system or return pump. This pump would be plugged into the AUX socket and used in conjunction with the high or low level sensors. An optional cabinet mounting bracket is supplied to ﬁt the unit to the inside of the aquarium cabinet or nearby wall. The unit is not waterproof and must be positioned away from splashes etc. This product carries a one year guarantee from date of purchase. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase, should you need to claim under this guarantee. This does not affect your statutory rights. Visit us at WWW. AquaSurge.com GUARANTEE DETAILS DATE OF PURCHASE DEALER NAME & ADDRESS SERIAL NO Please ﬁll in these details as soon as possible. For service or technical enquiries please see your dealer or contact: Advanced Aquarium Products P.O.Box 301 Margate Kent CT9 3GA Tel/Fax: 01843 299144 AQUAMASTER ELECTRONIC LEVEL CONTROL SYSTEM SAFETY The installation of this unit must be made by a competent person. The unit is designed for 220-240V AC operation, in conjunction with appropriate mains voltage rated pumps or other auxiliary loads. The unit is supplied with a ready ﬁtted mains cord and plug and the cores are wired in accordance with the following colour code: Brown = Live (L) Blue = Neutral (N) Green & Yellow = Earth (E) This unit must be earthed The plug is ﬁtted with a 3A fuse-Always replace with a fuse of the same rating. The unit is supplied with two IEC plugs. One for the level pump and a second (AUX) for system return pump if enabled. The wiring for the IEC plugs is: Brown = Live (L) Blue = Neutral (N) Green & Yellow = Earth (E)-if ﬁtted This unit is not waterproof and always switch off if putting hands into the aquarium. Advanced Aquarium Products cannot accept any liability for damage to pumps or other auxiliary equipment used with this unit. SPECIFICATIONS Supply Voltage: 220-240V AC 50HZ Supply Current: 25MA Typical (No pumps connected) Pump Output: 220-240V AC 50HZ. 200W Maximum Auxiliary Output: 220-240V AC 50HZ. 200W Maximum Temperature Range: 0-40 degrees C Advanced Aquarium Products are committed to a program of continual product improvement, and as such, reserve the right to alter these speciﬁcations without notice SETUP OPTIONS Before running the Aquamaster for the ﬁrst time, decide which options you require from the tables below. All set up options are made from outside the unit using the two rotary switches. Note that the switches are only ‘Read’ as the unit is powered up, so after making any alteration the unit must be reset by disconnecting the mains supply for a few seconds. 1 Fill time Limit This setting is the maximum time allowed for the pump to run when controlling the tank liquid level. This time out is provided to shut down the pump and sound a pulsed alarm if liquid cannot be pumped in quick enough for some reason, and protects the pump against dry running for a prolonged period. The setting you choose will depend on tank size (volume) and the delivery rate of the pump. Switch position and ﬁll time limit 0 = 60 seconds. 1 = 3 minutes. 2 = 10 minutes. 3 = 20 minutes To operate via a Kalkwasser mixer, settings 2 or 3 are required. 2 Float switch response time This setting alters how quickly the unit will respond to ﬂoat switch movement. Water movement will cause the outputs (Floats) to move to rapidly if placed in certain areas. 0 = 1 second 1 = 2.5 seconds 2 = 5 seconds 3 = 10 seconds. Float Switches The ﬂoat switches can be altered to give the correct function for use as a level or as a high or low sensor, which ever way up they are installed. The ﬂoats are supplied for use with the cable mounted at the top. If the ﬂoats are more conveniently mounted with the cable at the bottom, remove the circlip at the bottom of the stem, slide off the ﬂoat, turn upside down and slide back onto the stem and refasten the circlip. OPERATION 1 Level Control The unit will operate with a single ‘Level’ ﬂoat switch plugged in where Indicated on the unit. A pump is then plugged into the ‘Level’ pump Outlet The ﬂoat switch is normally held up by the liquid (water) in the aquarium. If this level drops the ﬂoat will drop also, activating the pump to replenish the lost or evaporated water from a separate reservoir. If the aquarium does not reﬁll within the limit set, the pump will stop and the sounder will bleep intermittently and the alarm light will ﬂash. press the cancel button to clear this condition once the fault has been rectiﬁed. 2 High or Low Level Sensors Either one or both of these ﬂoat switches can be installed in the main aquarium or sump. These affect the ‘AUX’ output, which will normally always be on. If either of these ﬂoat switches drop the ‘AUX’ will switch off along with the level pump output. The sounder will activate continually and the alarm light will come on. This condition will auto- matically correct itself once the fault is rectiﬁed and normal water levels are restored. 3 Running the unit Connect one ﬂoat at a time and check for the correct response as described above by manually moving the ﬂoat up or down or by adding or removing water from the aquarium or sump. Remember to check the unit periodically, especially the ﬂoat switches for calcium carbonate build up around the stem which can hinder operation. The rubber suckers on the ﬂoat bracket will need replacing over time.