Usefulness of ProfiLux Touch

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  1. Wouldn't run a GHL controller without it

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  2. I find it useful but still use my PC for most things

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  3. I have it and never/almost never use it

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  1. WWIII

    WWIII Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a lot of guys joined the GHL club over this past holiday! Can't wait to get mine!
     
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  2. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I am! Just saw that mine has a tracking number too! Hasn't been picked up yet, but Friday delivery! :D
     
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    I got a tracking number too. But it is 12/04, Monday delivery @@ East cost to west coast...
     
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    Whipples Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @Brew12 if you can, peruse their YouTube videos to get a handle on the GHL language and way of doing things. That will make setup significantly smoother! I currently run a Doser 2.1 and 2 Mitras 7206s and coming from the simplistic Apex it can be a bit daunting. You won't regret it!
     
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  5. Be102

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    I look forward to learning all about it and to start to figure out what I can do with it for my tank!
     
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    Nice. You guys will love this company.
    I've ordered 4 times through GHL adding on stuff, it's relatively fast, with great customer service.

    I'll be having another couple more orders soon....getting $$, but worth it.

    Thinking of swapping my lights out as well.
     
  8. cpllongjk

    cpllongjk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    This is what I did when trying to figure things out. GHL has put together some great HOWTO: Videos. I came from APEX as well and it is still taking time to learn how to program via Profilux but so far so good.
     
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  9. Brew12

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    Thanks, I will keep this in mind.

    I actually did industrial automation programming for around 6 years before I switched to high voltage power distribution/substations. I don't expect to have too much problem with it but if I do have a question its nice to know they have good references available.
     
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    I'm excited!

    My GHL order came in yesterday. I can't wait to get this new system ready so I can shut down my old one. Since that is only 2 or 3 weeks away I'm not going to bother changing out my Apex. I'll go live on the Profilux for the first time when I start up the new tank.
     
  11. Smcwhirt

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    I wish I would have found this thread before I placed my order too! I am impatiently awaiting the delivery of my profilux 4 and doser 2.1 but I didn't get the display either. I'm just working on a new 120 build and this will be my first controller of any kind. Hopefully the learning curve isn't too painful.
     
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  12. EdsReefOdyssey

    EdsReefOdyssey Active Member R2R Supporter

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    @reefwiser Can you use Wi-Fi to do firmware upgrades?
     
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    Are you talking about Profilux 4 I don't think so. I would not feel safe doing firmware upgrades over wifi way to easy for it to go wrong. You can update the wifi module itself separate from the profilux now. You would have to ask someone with a model 4 :)
     
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    I just received my P4 set today. And no the P4 wouldn't allow you to do firmware update via WIFI. You need to have USB connected and do the update using GCC.
     
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    Hello all,
    Just thought I'd add. My profilux touch arrived this morning. Only down side is they don't include an rj45 cable to connect to your profilux in the box so I'll have to go out get one before I can use it! !!!!
    Thanks
    Anthony
     
  16. Marco@GHLUSA

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    For reference; we do not ever include the PAB cables, as every use has a different requirement, and if we included a 1m, the person needing a 2m would feel it was wasteful.. :)
     
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    Good thing is if you get the ultimate kit there is 2 PAB cable inside. one for touch one for power bar.
     
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    I was going to comment but didn’t really know why I got two! This explains it!! The ultimate kit came pretty well hooked up
     
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    I ordered extra 4 more pab cable and they all came in within the ultimate kit. I counted 6 pab cables and thought they sent me the wrong thing initially...
     
  20. Brew12

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    My ultimate kit is still sitting unopened. :(

    Hopefully that changes this weekend.
     
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