Apex programming. Turning outlet on (for 30 seconds) evertime DOS doses?

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My powerhead, in the return chamber, tends to mess with my temp/ph readings. Not sure if its electrical interference or simply the water movement. Either way, I dont need it on 24/7 anyway.

Id like it to follow what the DOS is doing. So everytime it doses alk, the powerhead/outlet turns of for 10-30 seconds.

Anyone know how to achieve this?
 
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Can’t you just program it to say

If output DOS = on then on

Then it will run when dosing.
Or even

If Output DOS = on then on
Defer 030 then off

Then it should run when dos is running and shut off 30 seconds after dos shuts off.
I may be mistaken it’s been a while since I’ve used the advanced programing in fusion.
 

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Can’t you just program it to say

If output DOS = on then on

Then it will run when dosing.
Or even

If Output DOS = on then on
Defer 030 then off

Then it should run when dos is running and shut off 30 seconds after dos shuts off.
I may be mistaken it’s been a while since I’ve used the advanced programing in fusion.
It’s
Def 000:30 then off
I think
030 would be 30 minutes
 
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Can’t you just program it to say

If output DOS = on then on

Then it will run when dosing.
Or even

If Output DOS = on then on
Defer 030 then off

Then it should run when dos is running and shut off 30 seconds after dos shuts off.
I may be mistaken it’s been a while since I’ve used the advanced programing in fusion.

No, unfortunately this just reads the DOS outlet (wich is always on) so the powerhead always stays on as well.
 

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I don't believe there is any way to read when the DOS doses, unfortunately.
 
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I agree...the only way I can think of to make it work is to schedule your dosing to specific times, and turn on the pump during those same time frames?
 
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Yup. Unfortunately there is no way to do it.

So I just set it up to turn on for 30 seconds every 20 min. (At least i think i set it up right lol)

OSC 000:00/000:30/020:00 Then ON
 

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