Alert for inputs NOT changing

Discussion in 'Aquarium Controllers' started by Haubfather07, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Haubfather07

    Haubfather07 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I had a thought today that it would be nice to get an alert if a probe was having an issue by getting an alert that a reading WASN'T changing. A simple example of this would be temp. There is really only two options, the heaters are on and its climbing or off and its cooling. If my probe is reporting the same temp for over an hour, I KNOW there is something wrong with the reporting. Maybe its interference, maybe it's a bubble, who knows but at least I would know to look into it.

    Does anyone have this implemented? I couldn't find anything on Neptune's website or here that correlated.

    Any help is, as always, appreciated!
     

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    For anyone that randomly finds this thread looking for the same answer. My reporting temp was an error with the Apex itself. I've opened a support ticket to report and hopefully find a solution. I got a reply in the Neptune forum from Zombie with the following excellent answer which I have implemented:

    Not possible. The apex doesnt have the capability to do holding registers.

    You can get a similar effect using a virtual outlet to check if your heater has been ON or OFF for longer than a set period of time though. Say for example your heater in a test week turned ON for no longer than 15 min and was never off longer than 30 minutes. You could do something like

    HeatFailON
    Set OFF
    If Output Heater = ON Then ON
    Defer 030:00 Then ON

    HeatFailOFF
    Set OFF
    If Output Heater = OFF Then ON
    Defer 060:00 Then ON

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    If Output HeatFailON = ON Then ON
    If Output HeatFailOFF = ON Then ON
     
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