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Hi all,

I am having a problem with my Aquacomputer High Flow Meter USB and Aquaero 5 XT. I connected my Aquacomputer High Flow Meter USB to my Aquaero 5 XT with the provided 3 pin cable; I connected it to the "Flow" plug of my XT. I am not getting a reading on my XT. I am only getting a reading with the USB cable attached.

Do I have to get the NON-USB version to make it read? I also bought the cable that suppose to be for the flow meter and the Aquaero but it wont fit. Its too big and I believe it only works on the NON-USB version.

Things I did:

I updated my High Flow firmware

Changed the priority of the Flow Sensor in the Aquasuite to Aquabus


I don't know what else I need to do to make it read.


I really would appreciate help please,

Thanks!
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OK so, there are two different "High Flow" meters from Aquacomputer.
There is the original non USB model that uses a 3 pin cable and attaches to the "flow" port on the Aquaero
The USB model attaches by USB or Aquabus. It does not connect to the flow port.

It sounds like you have the USB model so you need to connect it via USB to the motherboard and/or the Aquabus cable to the "Aquabus High" port on the Aquaero.

The device comes with a 3 pin Aquabus cable. Using this cable the device also needs to get 5V power from the USB cable.
To connect to the Aquaero only by Aquabus you need the 4 pin cable, that includes the extra 5V wire.
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I see. That wasn't very clear on the information page of the online store I bought it from, or from the package. Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it.
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Ok. I purchased the Aquacomputer Flow Sensor 53068 that is the NON-USB model. I also purchased the 3 pin cable that goes with this pump. I am still not getting a reading on my Aquaero 5 XT. I connected it to my Flow connection on my XT. Is there a setting that needs to be done in the Aquaero so that it can read the sensor?

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No, it should just show up with a reading on the first flow meter under flow sensors. Just choose the High flow sensor from the drop down menu.
Alternatively you can use your own calibration value because the standard one is for quite narrow tubing.


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