|*|| Professional aquarium controller with fast, dual-core 32-bit processor boasts extreme ease-of-use and a hobby-friendly price |
|*|| Monitor and control MORE aquarium devices from your Internet-connected computer, smart phone, or tablet via the HYDROS app |
|*|| Use as a standalone saltwater or freshwater aquarium controller or build a comprehensive system by connecting other HYDROS devices |
Powerful and robust professional aquarium controller requires no complicated programing to deliver professional results. The sensibly-priced HYDROS Control X4 Aquarium Controller is an extremely user-friendly intelligent aquarium controller capable of monitoring and controlling aquarium water temperature, ORP, pH, alkalinity levels, and so much more. Set up is quick and easy and with 13 different preset configurations, it takes only minutes to get all of your equipment set up and running making it ideal for both beginner and advanced hobbyists! The HYDROS Control X4 Aquarium Controller can be used as a standalone controller for saltwater or freshwater aquariums, or connect multiple HYDROS devices to build an extensive automated aquarium system. Download the HYDROS app and control your HYDROS Control X4 Aquarium Controller from your Internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet. Durable construction with aircraft-style connectors and IP65 rating ensure durable, long-lasting use even near harsh marine aquarium environments.
HYDROS is engineered, assembled and supported at CoralVue headquarters in Slidell, Louisiana USA.
Please Note: The HYDROS Control X4 Aquarium Controller includes ONLY the controller unit. Other HYDROS devices and accessories sold separately.
Please Note: The HYDROS app is required to use your Internet-connected smart mobile device as a controller. The HYDROS app is downloadable via the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
The HYDROS Control X4 Aquarium Controller features four (4) Sense Ports, two (2) Drive Ports, two (2) Probe Ports, 0-10V I/O Port, two (2) Command Bus Ports, and is capable of supporting eight (8) WiFi Devices.
HYDROS Smart Device Features
- Control your HYDROS device(s) from anywhere in the world using the technologically advanced HYDROS cloud-based app
- Ability to monitor and control your HYDROS device(s) locally through WiFi
- A fast dual-core 32-bit processor that allows control decisions to be made within each device
- Internal health monitoring to report voltages, currents, CPU status, and the internal temperature of each device
- HYDROS Command Bus connections to transfer data and power to devices
HYDROS Sense Port
The Sense Port is a new concept in aquarium parameter measurement. HYDROS devices include several Sense Ports. A Sense Port is a generic input port that can accept data from numerous different types of aquarium sensors.
Sense Ports currently support:
- Temperature Probes
- Optical Level Sensors (Single and Dual)
- Capacitive Non-Contact Liquid Level Sensors
- Rope Leak Detectors
- Point Leak Detectors
- Flow Rate Sensors
- Magnetic Switches
- Push-Button Switches
HYDROS Drive Port
The Drive Ports provide switched 12V DC power for running small lights, motors, pumps, fans, and other aquarium accessories. The exact current being supplied by each port is continuously monitored by the Control, so if a motor or pump quits drawing current or draws too much, you will be immediately notified.
Accessories currently supported include:
- Auto Top-Off (ATO) Pumps
- Cooling Fans
- Cabinet LED Lights
- Solenoids to control reverse osmosis systems
HYDROS Probe Port
The Probe Port is the one of the most remarkable ports on the HYDROS Control X4. You can connect an ORP or a pH probe to the Probe Port but, this is no ordinary pH input! The circuitry is based on an ultra-high-quality input chip specifically designed for these types of probes. Each pH input provides digital galvanic isolation from the rest of the system. Galvanic isolation prevents interference with other accessories connected to the system like motors and pumps. Digital Galvanic isolation preserves the accuracy of the measurement by converting the signal to a digital domain before crossing the isolation threshold.
HYDROS 0-10V Port
The HYDROS Control X4 has 0-10V I/O (input and output) ports that allow it to control and receive commands from other HYDROS devices and accessories from other brands. A legacy automation system can provide input via the 0-10V Ports. They can control variable speed pumps and can also be used to monitor simple switch closures, like push buttons or float switches.
HYDROS Command Bus
The HYDROS Command Bus is used to power the Control as well as communicate with other HYDROS device for the ultimate failsafe.
Hydros aquarium controllers are the next generation of automated aquarium devices. Rather than relying on each individual device’s brain and programming capacity, the Hydros Control units have their own CPU and control capabilities. Hydros Control devices remove the problem of incompatible ports and need to continually add modules to expand your aquarium’s automation system. This new technology is called the Hydros Sense Port. The Sense Port is an entirely new concept in aquarium monitoring technology. A Sense Port is a generic input port that can accept data from numerous different types of sensors. Drive Ports provide 12-volt power for controlling ATO pumps, cooling fans, and other devices. Hydros is the future of automation!