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daplatapus
06-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Well, I bought 3 Waveline DC12000 pumps a while back. 1 went on my buddies tank and the other 2 are still in boxes waiting for my upgrade.
While on a 4 day camping trip with them, it looks like the controller on their DC12000 packed it in. To make matters worse, looks like their internal overflow leaked and overflowed the sump. Then to make matters even WORSE, the Jabeo pumps in the tank created monster waves in the now half full tank and sloshed another few gallons onto their living room floor. :(

How many have experienced power supply or controller failures on these? Have you found replacement power supplies?

FishyFishy!
06-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Apparently both the controllers and power supplies (power supplies are more common) are common issues with these pumps. The newer models have upgraded controllers and power supplies from what I have read.

monza
06-10-2014, 07:10 PM
I have had two fail in less then a couple months. One the fan fell of controller, the other I don't know the issue.

mark
06-10-2014, 07:14 PM
So tempting with the price but every time I start thinking about getting one to replace my Dart read about another failure on RC.

sphelps
06-10-2014, 07:27 PM
The DC12000s (as in the new version) have significantly better power supplies but the controller may still be questionable as well the pump itself, I was hoping these would have better reliability as I'm running one myself, so far so good.

Any chance the overflow leak caused the controller failure?

daplatapus
06-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Any chance the overflow leak caused the controller failure?

No, they have a sump room in their basement. I mounted the controller and power supply on a concrete wall about 5' from any water source. It was definitely a controller fail first. Then the factory installed leaking overflow drained the tank down to the power head levels (which overflowed the sump) then the waves in the tank sloshed into the living room.

sphelps
06-11-2014, 02:41 AM
OK I see what you meant, I thought the bulkhead or something was leaking and just happened to fall into the sump below.

daplatapus
06-11-2014, 05:48 AM
Has anyone replaced their power supplies with after market power supplies? Or has everyone just gotten warranty replacements? I've contacted RLSS and they're willing to send a new controller once they get the required paper work, but I'm curious to see if anyone has gone other routes with theirs.

monza
06-11-2014, 07:23 AM
Have not tried, or even looked at getting warranty yet.
Have not read anywhere of anyone doing another power supply.

mark
06-11-2014, 02:03 PM
read where people have purchased another similar type (laptop) or gotten an external (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-24V-DC-6A-145W-Regulated-Switching-Power-Supply-/130458428959)and used the cable from original

sphelps
06-11-2014, 03:37 PM
I ran my multiple first gens on a single 24V regulated supply

http://www.active123.com/PSF32024PF-ACDC-Power-Supply-320W-24VDC-13A-Prodview.html

monza
06-11-2014, 04:41 PM
I ran my multiple first gens on a single 24V regulated supply

http://www.active123.com/PSF32024PF-ACDC-Power-Supply-320W-24VDC-13A-Prodview.html

That looks promising to run pumps off of for sure.

daplatapus
06-12-2014, 05:17 AM
Hmmm, cool. I'll have to check that out.
Thanks

I ran my multiple first gens on a single 24V regulated supply

http://www.active123.com/PSF32024PF-ACDC-Power-Supply-320W-24VDC-13A-Prodview.html

Ron99
06-12-2014, 05:14 PM
I'm running my Speedwave 2640 on one of these:

http://www.ncix.com/detail/cooler-master-na-90-universal-b1-45261.htm

19V so max output from the pump is less than 2640 gph but I don't need that much anyhow so all is good.

daplatapus
06-27-2014, 01:07 AM
Update...
RLSS sent me new controllers for all my pumps, even though 2 were still brand new in the box. Quite a bit of difference.

New one on the left, old on the right

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/2014-06-26125133_zps289ffea7.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/daplatapus/media/2014-06-26125133_zps289ffea7.jpg.html)

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/2014-06-26125140_zps66a25849.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/daplatapus/media/2014-06-26125140_zps66a25849.jpg.html)

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/daplatapus/2014-06-26125216_zpsababc0cb.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/daplatapus/media/2014-06-26125216_zpsababc0cb.jpg.html)

sphelps
06-27-2014, 02:42 AM
Is this a recall then? The new one looks much better.

daplatapus
06-27-2014, 03:08 AM
Is this a recall then? The new one looks much better.

Not that I know of. I had one fail (the only one in use and a stink was risen :) ) so they replaced them all as requested.