Incorporate your Maxspect Gyre Generator to your aquarium controller to unlock advanced water movement possibilities. Icecap Gyre Interface Module is a third party device that facilitates the connection between a Maxspect Gyre Generator and an aquarium system controller with a 0-10 volt port including the Neptune Systems Apex or the Reef Angel among others.
Icecap Gyre Interface Module, when used in conjunction with a Maxspect Gyre Generator supported by an Icecap Battery Backup, automatically reduces flow rate to a fixed low speed. This smart feature maximizes battery backup usage to deliver up to a 35-hour run time with a fully charged battery!
- Change the Gyre flow pattern multiple times a day
- Alternate pulsing frequency of the Gyre
- Set operating modes like: Feed, Night, Service
- Battery Backup compatible
- Backwards compatible
- Neptune Apex Ready
- Made in the USA
IceCap Gyre Interface Module Setup & Installation Video
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Unplug your Maxspect Gyre Pump's power supply. Remove the standard Gyre controller, and reconnect the pump and power supply cable to Gyre Interface Module. Plug one end of the included module Y cable into the side of the Gyre Interface Module and the opposite end with the Ethernet connection into an available 0-10v port on your existing system controller.
In operational mode, the Status Light should always be turned off. If the controller detects an error, such as a blocked rotor or no pump present, the Status Light will illuminate Red and the pump will be stopped. The red light will generally remain on for 1-2 seconds, then it will turn off and the controller will try to restart the pump. If the error condition is gone, the pump will continue to run. If it detects the error once more, the red light will turn on again. The result of this is that a persistent error condition (such as a missing pump) results in a very slowly blinking red light where it is on for about 2 seconds and off for about 2 seconds (depending on the error condition).
When first connected, the IceCap Interface Module will run a calibration cycle for 10 seconds. During this time, the pump will run at 100% speed. The calibration cycle only runs the very first time you connect the interface module to a pump.
Battery Backup Mode
When loss of power is detected, the Gyre Interface Module will go into Backup Mode. In this mode, the control input is ignored and the module runs the pump at a fixed low speed resulting in a 35-hour run time with a fully charged battery (Requires Maxspect Gyre Pump to be connected to a fully charged Icecap Battery Backup.
The Red LED Indicator will blink 2-5 times and repeat. The following table shows the relationship between battery charge and blink pattern.
||Number of Blinks
|12 volts or higher
|Less than 9 volts
Below 8 volts, the pump will soon quit working.