Apogee includes all the capabilities and features of the Neutrino Aurora…small, ruggedised form factor, 60 amp capacity, 25 amp per-circuit capacity, extensive manual and automated controls, outstanding circuit and battery-depletion protection, and really cool situational awareness information.
Starting from this place, Apogee adds important capabilities:
Apogee is a modular system. You can start with a single unit (6 circuits) and add slave units to a maximum of 8 units or 48 circuits. Each satellite unit requires just a power connection and a single CANbus connection to the control unit. Wiring is easy and quick. Provisioning is nearly automatic. Accessing and monitoring multiple satellite units from a single phone application is easy and intuitive. Circuit failures are clearly indicated on the phone app, allowing rapid fault isolation and resolution.
Apogee in CANbus capable. Actually, Apogee is super CANbus capable. Apogee supports 2 separate CANbuses, one to manage up to 7 satellite units and the other to monitor the host vehicle CANbus. So, why would you want to monitor the host vehicle CANbus? Well, because Apogee is capable of using host vehicle CANbus messages to activate circuits on the Apogee system. Say you wanted to automatically activate a cooling fan or water pump or bilge pump or whatever based on a host vehicle CANbus activation. Apogee does that.
To make matters better yet, we will be releasing a whole bunch of CANpacks, user installable firmware add-ons that contain super intuitive CAN configuration options for the vehicle or vehicles of your choice.
With Apogee, you are free to associate host vehicle CANbus activations to one or many Apogee circuits on one or many Apogee satellite units.
Apogee has lots of relay inputs. Adding to the CAN capabilities, each Apogee unit has 5 switched relay inputs and one analog input. So, for non-CANbus vehicles, you are free to tap into six 12V host vehicle circuits and map those to any combination of the up to 48 controlled circuits. As you can see, the possibilities for automating Apogee circuit activation based on host vehicle circuit activations is extensive.
Apogee can sense and act on many temperatures. Each unit, whether it’s a satellite or a control has 2 separate analog temperature probes for a total of 16 distinct temperatures that can be monitored. Of course, not only are they monitored, but you can configure any combination of circuits to be controlled by any of the temperature probes.
Apogee is crazy configurable. Not only can you add satellite units to your Apogee installation as needed, but the ability to mix and match host vehicle CAN inputs, host vehicle voltage inputs (both switched and variable) and map these inputs to any combination of outputs provides nearly limitless configuration options.
This flexibility allows for a wide range of installation configurations. Whether it’s a motorcycle, an ATV, a mobile home, an off road vehicle, a race car, an overloading vehicle, a camper van or a boat, Apogee is a beautifully engineered system that can grow with your needs.
Apogee is user upgradeable. Whether it’s a firmware update, or a satellite to control unit conversion, or the installation of a CANpack, with Apogee you can easily keep your system updated as desired with nothing move than a computer and a USB flash thumb drive.
To update your firmware, follow instructions below;
0. Copy the new firmware to a USB thumb drive.
1. Establish a connection between the Apogee and the phone.
2. Tap the Global button and the firmware update. Back out to the opening screen and shut the system down.
3. Restart the system... the status LED should be flashing red and green.
4. Pull the BT radio dongle and replace with the thumb drive. The red and green should go to solid red and then green. Once green the firmware has been updated.
7. Shut the system down and restart with the BT radio back in the USB socket.