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- Feb 26, 2020
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Wait, if the internet goes down, or just the router? I'm sure I'm not the only one whose ISP goes down at least once every few months for several hours. Even if it's just wifi, I don't want to worry about my tank overheating/flooding if my router gets unplugged. Human error (me cleaning under my desk and disturbing it) scares me more than mechanical failure, although both are going to happen to my router.
Internet going down isn't much of an issue it seems.
If you do happen to bump your plug for your router somehow (?), the Control will spam you with alerts. If you are worried about it, you can set that to a "Red Alert" and have it send texts, emails, and audible alarm.
It all depends on your setup. Everyone is going to have different risks depending on their own equipment and programming. A Failed ON heater isn't going to do much for me since my 1st failsafe is my heater's thermostat, then the Inkbird, and then (when I even have it plugged in to the strip) the wifi strip. Very, very low risk. If you have huge heaters, a failed on could be a much higher risk.
Same with a dosing pump. If you're using something like the BRS 1.1mL/minute doser, a failed on is going to be a lot less dramatic than something like the Versa (300mL/minute).
--I don't have experience with the Versa doser so I not actually sure if that is an issue since it uses its own programming. My doser is the Kamoer X1 Pro and is connected to my "always on" strip and runs its own program.
So, weigh your risk and reward with what your equipment, goals, and desired programming are going to be. I have a near zero risk using the controller with my equipment, but not everyone is going to have that.