Matsuko 5-Way Switchbox
Evolution Aqua have teamed up with Matsuko to develop a range of quality, high performance switchboxes that manage all the electrical needs required in the garden and pond environment.
Evolution Aqua Matsuko Switchboxes are ideal for controlling all types of water garden appliance. They give owners an extra level of freedom and protection by enabling up to 5 devices, such as pumps, filters, skimmers, fountains and lights to all be programmed and controlled by one single control unit.
3 Switchbox Models
There are 3 types of switchbox available:
- Switchbox - Offering up to 5 lines of power up to 1500 W per line. Each device that is connected can be manually powered on or off at the touch of a button.
- SwitchMaster - 5 Way Programmable Switchbox - Offers 5 lines of power each delivering 1500 W per line. Every device that gets connected can be individually programmed to power on or off at your convenience.
- SwitchMasterPro - 5 Way Programmable Switchbox with PumpGuard™ - This high end model offers all the flexibility and security you need from a 5 way programmable switchbox, with the added benefit of PumpGuard™. If a pump is connected to this switchbox, PumpGuard™ will monitor its performance, check on its parameters and perform checks to help prevent any damage to the pump. This model will also tell the power consumption of every device connected.
All models are weatherproof for outdoor use at least to IP56, IP66 when installed in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
What is PumpGuardTM?
PumpGuard™ is a patent-pending, smart technology that helps to avoid possible disasters occurring when your pump blocks or overloads.
Line 1 of every Matsuko switchbox with PumpGuard™ is set to automatically “learn” how the first pump that is connected to it behaves in normal use.
Once the learning process is over (approximately after the first 20 min of running) PumpGuard™ goes into monitoring mode. It’s just looking out for your pump showing signs of overloading or cutting out, all day every day.
PumpGuard™ also knows how long you’ve programmed your pump to run every day.
So, if the pump should start to overload, or cut out, PumpGuard™ works on a series of recovery - “keep it going” - plans. PumpGuard™’s program tries to keep the pump running but minimising the overload, or avoiding any cutting out, while still running as far as possible for the full programmed time during the day!
As soon as an overload situation has occurred PumpGuard™ sounds a warning alarm (the signal for a warning alarm is a steady beeping sound plus a red LED on line No.1) the display shows “PumpGuard™ active”.
A pump that constantly keeps restarting can easily burn itself out. PumpGuard™ detects this situation and will, if the cutting out cannot be stopped by running on a lower intensity program, disconnects the power. PumpGuard™ saves your pump from damaging itself. In this situation PumpGuard™ sounds a stop alarm (the signal for a stop alarm is a faster beeping sound plus a red LED on Line No. 1) and the display shows “Pump fail”.
When you want to connect a new pump to your switchbox, you just reset PumpGuard™ on the control panel and the learning process will start again. PumpGuard™ is integrated into the top of the range 5 Way Programmable switchbox.