Originally Posted by PhilNo
My question is can the aquabus
Expert advice thus far from what i can see.. /irony.
To get you started, the simple way to think of "Aquabus" is as an Aqua Computer-exclusive communication/signal protocol.
Multiple Aqua Computer devices can and do communicate (both ways) with one another through "Aquabus"; that's the gist of it.
Aquabus therefore does not read, think, process or 'do'; it just transmits.
It can be from the simplest of things, letting one Aqua Computer device "know" another's plugged into it (think of it as a handshake between the two units, Aquabus merely the 'road' the info travels on), all the way to telling one device what to do, with multiple instructions for a number of variables (where yet again, Aquabus does nothing but transmit said instructions and variables to and fro; they will always originate from some device, Aquabus isn't a device).
While it can appear as if it's a very special protocol, and as such -for example- say needing a 'special' cable to implement it, in partice it's nothing but a PWM application. Signal (read: info) travels through it the exact same way your fan's revolutions/data do; through pulse modulations. That's all it is. It being also why any PWM cable (say a fan extension) can work as an Aquabus cable just as well.
Hope that helps.
* Where it may get complicated for the uninitiated is mixing/confusing Aquabus with a PWM-controlled device. Assuming one understands the above however.. it's why you see some AC products separating Aquabus from PWM; different functions (while both use pulses, the intervals between the.. 'pings' are different so as not to have mixups between the two [say.. device priority, which gets 'read' first? The Aquabus or the PWM one?], as well as the power going through the cables), and something you need always keep in mind.
As to the specific devices you mentioned, there's no easy way for anyone to give you a TLDR version; way too many possibilities and options. You need to do some heavy reading for those. Find the Aquaero Owners Club thread within the Water Cooling subforum and give it a read. Will take you a lot of time, but.. you asked for it)