What does OFFSET mean in the display of the JBL pH Control 12 V ?
The message OFFSET indicates: sensor voltage at pH 7.00 is outside the limit value, the sensor is too old, the cable is defective or no sensor is connected.
Remedy: Check the sensor cable for any signs of damage and repeat the calibration. If this does not work, replace the sensor and calibrate again.
Which connection does the pH computer provide for the pH electrode?
The connection is a BNC connector.
Why does the pH value jump in the display of the JBL ProFlora pH Control?
If the pH value is subject to greater fluctuation, this indicates a source of interference through another electronic device. Ballasts in light bars, for instance, create an electromagnetic field if they are not shielded against interference. This can disturb the sensitive sensor. When you unplug the power plug from the outlet the pH value suddenly stabilises. You can carry this process out with every electrical device in the aquarium to find the cause.
Through the use of separated power-carrying cables further disturbances can be avoided. Separating electrical circuits may also prove to be an advantage. The JBL pH controllers are manufactured and tested in accordance with DIN EN 55014-2 and do not interfere with other technical items. Thus wearers of pacemakers are not exposed to any danger through the JBL pH Control.
Should another technical item disturb your pH control, then it is not electromagnetically shielded according to this technical standard.
If the error still persists try removing the temperature sensor from the controller. If the value now remains stable, the temperature sensor may be defective.
Does the screw cap on the temperature sensor of the pH-Control 12 V have to be removed before the sensor can be used ?
No, that refers to the pH sensor, which is in a casing that is filled with a storage solution. The pH sensor must be taken out of this casing before calibrating by removing the screw cap. The sensor must also be submerged in the tank water without this casing (but with the storage solution.
JBL pH-Control: When the appliance is connected and switched on, there is often a pulse-like formation of enormous bubbles at the CO2 - air stone, which can frighten the fish. After this it will revert to the bubble formation you set.
When the electromagnetic valve in the controller is switched off, the pressure in the entire system from the cylinder to the pressure reducer and the tubes and to the electromagnetic valve persists. When the valve is opened, the pressure in the system escapes first and then the system continues to operate as usual.
You can decrease / prevent this by reducing the operating pressure in your pressure reducer. In our new pressure reducers, this can be done with an Allen wrench under the black cover top.
The temperature indicator on the pH Control 12 V indicates XX °C. What does that mean ?
A display of XX means that the pH controller isn’t receiving any input value. This may be due to the following:
1) There is no contact in the plug, perhaps caused by a slightly corrosive coating. Please check the contact points of the plug.
2) The temperature sensor is defective. In this case, please contact JBL.
Note: The JBL pH Control 12 V can also be operated without a temperature sensor. In this case, the controller adjusts itself to a water temperature of 25 °C.
We would like to integrate the JBL Proflora pH Control Touch in a customised cover of our own design. For the construction we need the dimensions of the control unit (WxHxD), the required connection area for the cables and hoses and possibly information about whether it has a wall or surface mounting (blind frame) option.
The dimensions of the JBL pH Control 12 V are: W x H x D: 20 cm x 10 cm x 5 cm. Incl. the connections, the height is 11.5 cm.
The connecting space under the controller should be an additional 4-5 cm for trouble-free installation.
Although the controller is not designed for building it into a wall, it can be mounted on a trim rail, which in turn can be mounted on a wall. This increases the depth to 5.5 cm.
A large amount of carbon dioxide always escapes all at once while the solenoid valve of JBL pH Control 12 V is being opened.
A slight excess pressure develops between the pressure reducer and the solenoid valve when the solenoid valve is turned off. It then escapes all at once when the valve is opened. This can be prevented by doing the following:
1) Select the shortest possible length for the hose connection between the pressure reducer and JBL pH Control 12 V.
2) Reduce the preset operating pressure of your pressure reducer.
Do I need a night time shut-off if I'm using a pH controller?
CO2 systems operated with a pH controller do not need an additional night time switch-off, as they do not turn on the CO2 supply in the absence of CO2 consumption or do so less frequently when CO2 degassing occurs at the water surface. That is why the control units do not need a timer.
If you would like to have the CO2 turned off completely at night, you will need a second solenoid valve that is connected to the timer of the lighting, which would need to be installed between the pressure reducer and the pH controller.