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Hi,

I'm looking for a flow indicator for my loop, I have 2 Scythe Kazemaster fan controllers...
So room for 8 things (mostly fans obviously).

I've plugged my D5 pump tachometer into it, and it displays the pump speed, says around 3150 (speed 3 on pump).

So what I wanted to do was plug a flow meter into it as well, so I can see the flow rate in litres/min or hour.
I think one of koolance flow indicators does this, its a little confusing which one to get, some come with digital displays which I don't need really, and some with adapters or without.

Thing is, I heard the aquacomputer flow indicators were much more accurate than koolance ones, but I donno if I can connect one up to my fan controller or not.

If anyone has experience in this area, please let me know, thanks.
post #2 of 4
Not really what you want to hear, but:
Flow meters are kind of useless as the flow rate never changes.
If you have a variable speed pump, for fun you can watch it change though.

If you want to know your real flow rate just do the bucket test.
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Okay, well it was for testing purposes, so I can see if any tubing congurations are better than others.
I also like to know whats going on regarding every aspect of my pc.

I suppose the bucket test means putting the tube into that goes into the res over a bucket, then keep filling up the reservoir so it doesn't go dry.
After m minutes, stop the test, and your flow rate will be "water collected in bucket in litres" / m l/m
post #4 of 4
Pump inlet out of 5 gal. bucket and last component before pump into another bucket that's on a scale. Bottoms of buckets at the same height so gravity has no effect on the outcome Run about 5 gallons and time it.
8.33 lbs / gallon and you get gal/min.

Skinnee Labs also has some great info and testing.
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