Control X2 Starter Kit – HYDROS

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Monitor & Control Like a Pro, Even if You’re a Beginner

The first inexpensive, user-friendly aquarium controller kit in the aquatic sector is the HYDROS Control X2 Starter Pack. The basic kit comes with a Control X2 device, the HYDROS App, a power supply, a temperature sensor, and a 4-Outlet WiFi AC Power Strip, along with all the other necessary gadgets for monitoring and controlling a healthy aquarium. For both beginning and experienced hobbyists, setup is quick and simple. Engineering, assembly, and support for every HYDROS product are all done in the USA.

What’s Included:

  • 1x Control X2 Unit
  • 1x Power Supply
  • 1x Temperature Sensor
  • 1x 4-Outlet WiFi AC Power Strip
  • HYDROS App

About Control X2

The HYDROS Control X2 is a compact, all-purpose aquarium controller that can manage and regulate all of an aquarium’s essential operations. The HYDROS App makes it simple to regulate outlets, monitor temperature, find leaks, power equipment, and more. Control X2 may be integrated with other HYDROS Controls to create a larger system, or it can be used as a stand-alone controller for freshwater or saltwater planted aquariums. The Control X2 runs on a HYDROS Safety Net and is IP65 certified to protect both your equipment and aquatic life.

Versatile and Expandable without Extra Modules

Use any HYDROS device alone or join many together to form a bigger automated aquarium system with NO single point of failure for communication. Each HYDROS product is an intelligent machine with a built-in CPU and scheduling tools.

IP65 Rated: Splash Proof, Dust Proof, and Secure Connection

Devices made by HYDROS resemble industrial controllers because they are designed to work under the challenging conditions of a marine aquarium. In spite of spills and corrosive salt spray, the HYDROS enclosure, which is certified IP65, and the aircraft-style connections guarantee long-term durability.

What you can expect from your HYDROS Smart Device

  • 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

Sense Port (2 Available)

The Sense Port is a novel idea for measuring aquarium parameter. Numerous Sense Ports are present in HYDROS devices. A general input port called a “Sense Port” may receive data from a wide range of different kinds of 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

Drive Port (2 Available)

To power tiny lights, motors, pumps, fans, and other accessories, the Drive Ports switch 12V DC electricity. The Control continually monitors the precise current being delivered by each port, so if a motor or pump stops drawing current or draws too much, you will be alerted right away.

Accessories currently supported include:

  • Auto Top-Off (ATO) pumps
  • Cooling fans
  • Cabinet LED lights
  • Solenoids to control reverse osmosis systems

Command Bus (2 Available)

The HYDROS Command Bus is used to power the Control as well as communicate with other HYDROS devices for the ultimate failsafe.