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Auto Top Off

Auto Top Off

111 reviews
$ 99.99

Finally, a top-off control sensor that is mounted to your sump with a magnet rather than a clunky bracket!  Driven by a pressure-sensitive switch located in the relay box, a strong magnetic field won't affect its operation.  The sensor tube can't get clogged with calcium deposits or activated by wayward snails as there are no moving parts.  Our top-off system is capable of maintaining the sump water level within +/- 1/4" tolerance (1/2" overall) and features a built-in range buffer or hysteresis effect, which prevents rapid on-off switching that sometimes occurs when cheap float switches bob up and down in small waves.  The magnet bracket is capable of holding on up to 1/2" thick glass.  The slim design relay box is unobtrusive and can handle up to a 3 amp pump at 110v AC.  The green LED light indicates when the circuit is active and the pump is running.

The magnetic bracket also contains both an adjustable 1/4" to 1/2" fitting, useful for holding the tube from your top-off pump in place.  This fitting can be switched out for an optional backup mechanical float valve, which will physically close and stop the flow from your pump in the event of an electrical or switch issue.  

Our digital output version is now available for use with most aquarium controllers.  This version is designed without an outlet; just plug the ATO pump into your controller's relay box and set up the controller to read the pressure switch state (see instruction manual for details).  It is available with the plug types of several popular aquarium controllers.  For example, Neptune Apex uses a "minidin-8" style plug.  To use this, simply plug into the port marked "I/O" on the controller, and program according to instructions.  If you already have something plugged in to that port, you will want to use their Breakout Box and select the "bare wire" option below.  See instruction manual for further details. Bare wire connection is 2 strand, non-polarized 22 AWG shielded wire.

 
The Digital Output version allows several non-standard uses for this switch. For example, it can be a low level sensor in your sump that is impervious to coralline algae and snails, can turn off your return pump and send you a text message at the same time. There are a lot of options since you can reverse the logic of the switch at the controller.

Our switch and all components are made in the USA. 


Technical Data:

Water level sensitivity: 1/2" 
Magnet strength: up to 1/2" glass
Magnet bracket dimensions: 1-3/4" front to back x 2-1/4" wide (excluding external magnet half, 1/2" thick)
Switch box dimensions: 4" x 2.25" 
Input power: AC 110v
Relay box capacity: 3 amps
Switch rating: 10+ million cycles
Warranty: 1 year

Click here for Standard outlet box ATO installation manual
Click here for Digital output ATO installation manual

Click here for ATO and related Pressure Switch troubleshooting guide

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04/19/2022
Knight03
United States United States

Awesome

Works great! Watch a couple videos on set up and it works like a charm.

MW
03/22/2022
Melvin W.
United States United States

Auto top off system

I have only had this system installed for a couple of weeks now. So far, so good. The pump has ample power to move the replenishing water from my basement to my tank. I didn’t have room in my tank for the float valve, so I’m still looking at other options for a second safety option for my tank. I am considering a digital timer that would only allow the pump to run for a short time. I would recommend this system.

JP
02/25/2022
Jeffrey P.
United States United States

AMAZING Company!

I have been a customer for about 13 years and have purchased multiple products...every product is superior and the customer service is beyond superior. Thanks for your years of service!

BJ
02/17/2022
Ben J.
United States United States

Great

Theses are the best. I’ve been using them for me and all my clients for years.

EC
02/15/2022
Elliot C.
United States United States

Simple yet reliable

After another ATO from a well known brand broke down again, I decided to try out this simpler design and so far it’s been very reliable. Even without the bells and whistles other ATO’s have, this switch just simply works and simply can’t fail because of common issues like salt buildup or a sponge colonizing the float switch. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone frustrated with expensive ATO’s that keep breaking down.