Comments from AQ Support..
I have purchased 3 x 3 port USB hubs to connect various equipment including all AQ products to them.
Someone suggested that I only connect the AQ5-Pro-USB from each loop to the USB hub-- and not the Pump-Adaptor & Flow Meter to USB hub. Because they are saying any firmware update to downstream AQ products from AQ5 will go through Aquabus. Not sure on this… I have to connect the Pump itself via USB ; so talking only about Pump-Adaptor and Flow Meter.
no idea what you have read there but none of these devices can be flashed via aquabus. A firmware update is always done via USB. Each device can be identified by its serial number so normally it should be no problem to use all devices at the same time and to flash only a specific one.
The pump will have static power straight from PSU and I will set the speed through Aquasuite “Once”. Just adjust fan speed depending on water temperature.
Yes, you set everything once and the pump keeps it. as default value these pumps work with 100%. When you start them they run at the lowest mode for around two seconds and then will speed up to 100%.
you would only adjust the speed of the fans control the overall temperature. Changing the speed of the pumps to adjust the flow rate has almost no impact on the cooling performance when they already run at a normal speed.
I do not need 2x G1/4 modules (Art.Nr.: 71160) that I bought separately. As the D5 Pump Adaptor( Art.Nr.: 52225) can read temp and send that information via aquabus
Yes, the pumps has an integrated temperature sensor which you can read out via aquabus.
I do not need another 2x G1/4 modules as the AQ Flow Meter (Art.Nr.: 71215) also can read temperature and send that information via aquabus
Yes, it also has an internal temperature sensor.
Each fan is max 0.3A, and I will have maximum of 8 fans per AQ5. But only 3x on each channel (Fan1, Fan2 & Fan3). In the diagram below only radiator fans are shown and not case fans. Is the load OK for AQ5 to control and change via the temperatures i.e. Fans go faster if water temperature is warmer?
Should be no problem if the passive heatsink has some space to breath or there is some slight air flow in this area.
> you have to connect everything to the aquabus high speed port. None of the used devices uses the low speed aquabus. So you will need some of these y-adapters:
> And just to be sure: the mps controller in the aqualis will not be connected to the mps controller in the pump. Of course you can also use a y-adapter there but there are not two aquabus ports available like on a poweradjust controller where you can connect everything in series.
Posting new layout here:
Loop 2 is identical to loop 1 shown below. 9/28 is shipping date for new AQ5. Edited by Seanimus - 12/2/12 at 6:36pm