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Old 02-28-2015, 03:15 PM
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Why do powerhead manufacturers not put a quick disconnect a couple feet from the pump?
To clean my Tunze or Jebao pumps, I have to fish up to 15' of cord through a rats nest to get the pump away from the tank. Sheesh
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:33 PM
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Great idea! Is this something that can be added? I guess just splice in a plug and socket...
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I thought I was the only one who wondered this. The jebao's aren't so bad, at least they have a quick connect at the controller, but my hydors need to be unplugged at my apex, which is inside a separate cabinet, etc. makes maintaining them much harder and that means my laziness usually wins. With all the recent advancements in power head tech, how is this still an issue?
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Brad,

One of the reasons I am so happy with my Jebaos is that I can detach the powerhead from the controller at the quick connect and its only 6' of cable.

My HK pumps were always a pain to unplug and replug.

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Probably price and it adds another place for mechanical failure.
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Buy a Jebao
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Jebao are a bit better, but the 6' still runs behind the tank. Tunze is about 15' of cable. They all need a quick connect 2' from the pump
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2' of cable and if your powerhead is over a foot down, a little mishap while its disconnected and into the sw that open end goes. Then you're sitting there cursing and wondering why they make them with such short quick connect wires
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2' of cable and if your powerhead is over a foot down, a little mishap while its disconnected and into the sw that open end goes. Then you're sitting there cursing and wondering why they make them with such short quick connect wires
Ok, 2.5. 3. Whatever, just a connection somewhere before the controller plug in
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Jebao are a bit better, but the 6' still runs behind the tank. Tunze is about 15' of cable. They all need a quick connect 2' from the pump
Just wrap the first 4' around a cord wrap. Now it is 2' to the quick connect.
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