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Fill & Drain Controller
The FDCV1™ Is a
Mission Critical Fill & Drain Controller For 1-100 Plant sites. MADE IN USA
The FDCV1™ can be
used to upgrade your current CAP Ebb & Gro,
Sentinel Ebb & Flow, Titan Flow-n-Grow, GH Hydrofarm, Diy-ed System
or Use our Controller with Any of there Expansion Packs to create your
After Hearing Many
Complaints About Other Controller Brands Failing
It was Logical to Develop a Controller that could Upgrade Current Setups
To Mission Critical Status or allow building them to be cost
aswell as Eco Friendly, Why create a whole new system when the only
problem is our competitors Controllers, and not most of there “Buckets”
Designed as a
Mission Critical Device, Thus not failing until Rated End
of Life and not fail to operate during minor non-optimal conditions. The
Controller is the Heart of the System and that is why we offer it as a
standalone for use with current systems Plant Site Containers.
= It is critical to the
'mission'. “Plants Living”
Failure will result in the Death Of Plants.
IE Failure IS NOT AN OPTION!
is mounted on a wall away from the water in the controller bucket
with a 9.5’ Cable that can be extended to 75’ As most controller buckets
up not being easily accessed, so you may easily change your fill times.
Built in Surge
Protection Circuit, Visually Indicating Active Surge Protection.
Indicate Current Cycle (Fill or Drain) & Actual Pump Status Within
Each Cycle So you can see what cycle your in aswell as see if the Pump
|be active if you are experiencing a problem. Other controllers don’t do
Design, When Lights, Pumps, AC Etc cycle on/off they create surges
that can fault digital circuits. Although Digital Circuits can be more
they are more susceptible to voltage fluctuations.
3 Breakers, Ensure fault is stopped as close to the source to not damage
That are Spec’ed to provide Protection to controller a yet also not be
2 Replaceable fuses (Timer, Transformer),
Allows to be Field Serviceable.
*(These should never Blow)
Self-Resetting Fuses (Indicators and Switches) allows minor faults to not
full fault unit.
All Components surpass all Codes and
engineering guidelines. PCB is Coated with a
*Explosive-Proof, Thermally Conductive Epoxy (MG 832TC), Thus ensuring
Life from the Components.
Full Five Year
Warranty on FDCV1™ Controller & Cables.
Upgrade Option With Next Day Delivery, If you ever have a warranty
Problem, We can overnight a new controller and then you can ship you
defective unit back.
Technical Specifications: Power Supply In:120 Vac Pump: Not Included (2) Via Aqua 306 or DM FP-250
DMFP-190 Minimum Fill Time:1 minute Minimum Drain Time:1 minute Max Amperage: 3 Amp, 250 Watt ea Pump, *5,000GPH Warranty: Full Five Year Warranty on FDCV1™ Controller , 1 Year for Pumps.
1, FDCV1-A Controller
1, 9, Cable With Float Switches.
5, Year Warranty.
Invented & Fully Designed By Thomas
Ordon Of TLO FDC IP HOLDINGS, LLC
(Personally Bringing 25 Years of Analog Circuit Design and 15+ years in
Thus Knowing when and how to use each technology without comprising Life
the controller of any one of these or build your
own system with our Controller & there Expansion Packs
First Lest Answer the
Question what is Fill & Drain, Flood & Drain, Ebb & Flow?
Very Simply Put the
Plants roots are in a Soil-less media Either Clay Pebbles or Silica
Rock in a Container or bucket that fills up with Nutrient enriched water
and then drains a few times a day, this gives the roots the optimal
Nutrient uptake and aeration to the roots thus providing explosive
growth and yield.
Ebb and flow
Segments Below are
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ebb and Flow
or Flood and Drain is a form of hydroponics that is known for its
simplicity, reliability of operation, and low initial investment, while
providing the advantages of hydroponics. Also called 'E&F', it is a system
of arranging pots filled with inert media which do not function like soil,
contributing nutrition to the plants; rather, the medium anchors the roots
and functions as a temporary reserve of water and solvent mineral
nutrients as the hydroponic solution is alternately flooded
and allowed to ebb.
E&F utilizes the fact that the solution
is not left in constant contact with the roots of plants to avoid the need
for oxygenating or chilling of the solution; instead relying on
characteristics of root function to provide passive oxygenation at
a high level; which tends to suppress pathogen growth.
Fill Cycle water is pumped to the
Controller Container from the reservoir and flows into the plant sites the
fill pump will cycle a few times until all plants have a equal water level
thus. Submerging the roots in Nutrient enriched water.
Drain Cycle water flows back to the Controller Container and is pumped
back to the reviver, the drain pump will cycle a few times until all water
Ebb and Flood Systems
Aeration of an Ebb and Flood system is an important aspect of its
operation; automatic displacement eliminates air which has been
de-oxygenated by the roots as the water rises to its highest flood stage;
when the pump turns back off, gravity pulling the water back downward
re-exposes the space around the roots to atmospheric pressure, which
re-fills the voids in the medium.
Ebb and Flow hydroponic systems are also
quiet, while using less power than other hydroponic systems which means
that they can be used in environments where acoustic signature and
excessive plumbing is objectionable, such as residential or classroom
applications where space is at a premium.
Do not operate unit if
Surge Protection Indicator is not on!
This Units Surge
Protection Will Fail in the Safe Position. Thus No longer providing Surge
If No Indicator Lights
are On Reset Breaker ON Left Side of Unit.
If Pump Indicator
Lights but Pump is not Working Reset the Breakers On Right Side of Unit.
If Surge Indicator Is
On and neither Cycle indicator is On, Replace Transformer Fuse.
If Surge Indicator &
Drain Cycle Light Is On and Timer is not Switching Cycles Replace Timer
Replace Internal Fuses
with Identical Fuse only. All Other Fuses Are Non Serviceable Self
This Product is not
currently UL Listed, Buyer and or User assumes all responsibility
Including installation, use and accepts all Liabilities..
All Fill & Drain Controllers use a
Logic Based Program to activate the pumps at the right times and levels.
What makes the FDCV1™ A Mission Critical Device and Thus A superior Device
when compared to our competitors?
(We don’t go over the same thing over and over, so all information is
worth the read, we will keep it in lamens terms.
The FDCV1™ is an Analog Based
Circuit to control the Filling and Draining of your Plant Sites. (Analog
If Then, Logic Program)
All of our Mainstream competitors use a Digital Based Circuit, PIC, Basic
Stamp ETC (Program written to a IC to provide a Digital if then, Logic
While Both work well and have there own benefits and drawbacks, sometimes
Analog or Digital Circuits Provides Reliable Option over the other.
Here is the benefit vs drawback of digital vs analog in this Particular
circumstance (Fill &Drain Controllers) vs our competitors.
This is The inventors Personal Opinion, our competitors are not wrong they
have there own opinions.
The drawbacks of analog,
Higher Cost to MFR (Analog is more expensive to assemble than Digital SMD)
Less Power Efficient than digital (not even Pennies a month)
Larger Footprint (printed circuit board)
The Benefits of Analog.
Can Withstand more voltage fluctuations from Mains to Pumps (Power Surges
from Lighting, Fans, AC)
Proven Technology 99% of our components have been commercially available
for 10-20+ years Thus Proving there Reliability.
There is no program to be lost or corrupted from Power issues or other
Can Be 100% Field Serviceable with local sourced components (worsted case
Can be built as a Mission Critical Device. *(FDCV1™ is)
The Drawbacks of Digital
Requires Proper Power Supply (To Provide Clean Power to the Digital
Extremely Susceptible to Voltage fluctuations from Mains to Pumps (Power
Surges from Lighting, Fans, AC)
The program can be lost or corrupted from Power issues or other faults.
User can not reprogram if program faults nor service device.
Can NOT be built as a Mision Critical Device. Unless a Redundancy circuit
is built in aswell as a way to switch over to the secondary system. Our
competitors do not have this)
The Benefits of Digital.
None for use as a fill drain controller. Its mission is to critical to
rely on Digital technology that can fail when there is analog technology
that can provide the same results with reliability proven)
TLO FDC IP
HOLDINGS, LLC , ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC reserves the right to
modify the design, construction and
Appearance of its
products without advance notice.
All rights are
reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the
written consent of the copyright owner.
The FDCV1™ is warranted for Five
against defects in workmanship and materials when used for their intended
purpose and maintained according to instructions.
This warranty is
limited to repair or replacement free of charge.
Damages due to accident, misuse, tampering or lack of prescribed
maintenance are not covered.
If service is
required, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the FDCV1™.
If under warranty,
report the model number, date of purchase, serial number and the nature of
If the repair is not covered by the warranty, you will be notified of the
charges incurred. If the instrument is to be returned, first obtain a
Returned Goods Authorization Number from the Customer Service department
and then send it with shipment costs prepaid.
When shipping any Device, make sure it is properly packaged for complete
A few Pictures of our Unit (shows the Surge Protection, 2 user replaceable
fuses aswell as the analog circuit)
R&M Supply CAP Ebb & Gro Controller Box
FDCV1™ Inventor Remarks:
Simple Power Supply (not recommended in this application)
Circuit is not fused at all.
Very Simple Surge Suppression protection (Solid State Relay *White IC) can Fail From
Surges from Mains and Pumps. also can dump program from chip
Does not Protect from all surges only minor ones.
A few Pictures of Other Power supplies
for Digital Circuits.
Notice they have surge protection and Devices to regulate the Power going
to the device. (this is not found in the above circuit)
FDCV1 Up Close and Personal
Hover Mouse over Video
Clip to see title, Click to watch