DCBuddy/Split 24V-36V, 12V Aux Aquarium Power Center

$ 139.99
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BATCH 1: Ships June 28, 2024 +/- 1 week

The DCBuddy Split: Consolidate and replace 7 power adapters, 4 ports on 24V-36V depending on power supply, and 3 ports on 12V fixed power.

Safely replace multiple AC-DC power bricks for VorTech, Gyre, Nero, ReefWave, Protein Skimmers and other DC pumps and loads in your aquarium with the DCBuddy! 

Works with Home Assistant: Per-port power control and current monitoring over WiFi using a local web server or Home Assistant

Each DCBuddy/Split can replace up to 4 AC-DC power adapters or bricks at one voltage (either 24, 32V or 36V) using one large, industrial power supply (power supply not included), and 3 ports at a fixed 12V (up to 4A/48W total).

Many DC pumps are 24V (Gyres, MP10wQDs, Nero, many skimmer DC pumps), but not all. Please check with us if you're not sure.

Some DC pumps are 32V (VorTech MP40wQD) and will also operate at 24V, but may not reach 100% peak flow. We offer a 32V supply for these applications.

The main 4 ports of this model will operate at the same voltage matching the power adapter used, and 3 AUX ports at 12V (default) or 24V (jumper selectable) fixed voltage.

  • Maximum total current of 10A input (approximately 240W @ 24V, 120W @ 12V). 
  • Built in 40V->12V/24V DC/DC converter for up to 4A on the AUX ports.
    • Jumper selectable 24V output mode on the AUX Ports when using >30V input.
  • Per port 3A max sustained, 5A peak current (approximately 72W @ 24V).
  • All ports are short circuit, over-current and over-load protected @ 5A.
  • Uses standard 2.1mm x 5.5mm barrel jacks as output ports. Cables not included (sold here, and commonly available from other sources).
  • WiFi connected to Home Assistant or local web server, including per-port on/off control and current monitoring. No clouds.
  • Integrated status display (OLED)
  • Open Source Hardware and Firmware: firmware update over OTA or USB-C.
  • Works with upcoming DCBuddy Battery and DCBuddy Redundant Input Hub!
  • Power Inputs:

Remember to check out the matching Wall Mount and Cable Retainer as well as Cables for connecting to equipment, and don't forget to pick up a Power Supply or Power Adapter for other power supplies

Note this product is currently sold as early access (meaning some features may be changed or require firmware updates to function), and is shipping in batches as we receive more inventory from our manufacturer. We will do our best to update this page with batches and ship dates - if in doubt, please reach out.


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