Originally Posted by jsutter71
I'm using the fan/Aquabus splitter set AS a Aquabus splitter. I have all my Aqua computer devices connected through both USB and the the Aquabus port. In addition to my Aquaero 6XT, my devices include two farbwerk, three D5 pumps with USB feature, one flow 400, and one poweradjust 3 ultra version. As the expression goes, Aqua computer saw me coming
Anyways, I have yet to understand the usefulness of connecting everything up through Aquabus port through a splitter as far as the ability, or inability as the case happens to be to control features on the Aquasuite software. Granted YES, I see all my devices in the software as connected, with the splitter, and YES, they all have their own unique bus address, but can I control them individually through the software if for some reason the USB stopped working? The answer to that question is a BIG FAT NO!!!
So what's the point of using the Aquabus port if you are already connected through USB?
Now my initial perception of the device, the SPLITTY9. The build quality is outstanding. Like my wife's 2015 Mercedes C300 luxury class. Which I'd like to add has already been in the shop twice for some minor electrical issues. Damn Germans.
It's much smaller then the modmytoys splitters I WAS using. The tape and velcro SUCK!!! And not in a good way. Both had to be replaced already with 3M 4646 tape because I have the device mounted about a centimeter above my Aquaero, and as the device warmed up, the stickiness behind the velcro and the tape which holds the PCB onto the portion where the velcro is attached came completely off. Again Damn Germans.
BTW.. My ancestry is about 80% German on both my mother and fathers side. Now back to my gripes and concerns. Other then the tape/velcro issues, and the limitations regarding the ability to control the before mentioned devices connected though it with Aquasuite, I think the device is as equal, or better because of the build quality, then my previous option, which was the modmytoys splitter. I'll give it a solid B+
No A for Aqua computer Shoggy because of my stickiness issues.
I would also like to add , as a side note, the merits of using 3M 4646 tape. I bought it in 8mm wide and 1 inch wide version from amazon. I used it to replace the adhesive behind my Aqua computer LED strips, and the SPLITTY9, and also my USB hubs. This stuff is incredibly strong, does not come lose even when the case temps heat up, and if I do need to remove it for some reason, does not leave a permanent sticky residue like other tapes. I can not praise it enough. Now that one definitely deserves an A++