Sorry for taking so long to respond. Your questions are veering into territory I am not at liberty to discuss at the moment since features and functionality are still being finalized. I apologize for being vague. We'll discuss these topics as a team this week to see if we can issue a more formal statement in response. Thank you for your patience!Looks pretty sweet! Just two questions, does this have a fallback to on/off if the contoler loses wifi with the power strip, or loses power itself, secondly is there any consideration to salinity monotoring in the future?
We are 100% committed to making HYDROS an easy and affordable aquarium control and monitoring solution. We are excited at the prospect of earning your trust and business!I was strongly considering a ReefPi build for my up and coming tank, but the price point and known feature set on this definitely have my interest piqued. Like MrWheelock, I am eager to see what the final product has feature-wise.
Thank you for your interest in HYDROS Control! I am checking with the team. I don't see why we couldn't provide these to you. The form factors aren't going to change before launch. I'll follow up!Do you have mounting templates yet for the controllers and power strip? I have other questions but it looks like I will have to wait on them until you ready to release more detailed information. Form what I seen at MACNA it looks very promising.
I guess I spoke too soon! Sounds like we can't share this quite yet.Do you have mounting templates yet for the controllers and power strip? I have other questions but it looks like I will have to wait on them until you ready to release more detailed information. Form what I seen at MACNA it looks very promising.
Hi @ironman187! We are still finalizing the products so we may add more to this later, but here's some information about the controllers in the meantime you may find useful!Can you share when you can share the full specs? lol
@Arricefe pretty much my understanding that anything that can be controlled / connected to the Hydros system can be controlled via their system. So not adding WiFi capabilities to your devices per se but allowing you to control non-WiFi devices through Hydros.So I can add WiFi capabilities to devices that don’t have it? e.g. dc return pumps or power heads/wave makers?
Our controllers come with WiFi controllable power strips (Power 4, Smart Plug) so you can connect whatever equipment you'd like to control wirelessly to them.So I can add WiFi capabilities to devices that don’t have it? e.g. dc return pumps or power heads/wave makers?
Hi Danny! I just submitted a request for this. I will follow up once I hear back! If you wouldn't mind, can you shoot me an email about this request as well ([email protected]vue.com)? That way, I can flag a reminder on it so that I can remind the team we'll need templates for all future HYDROS product releases.
"Our controllers come with WiFi controllable power strips (Power 4, Smart Plug) so you can connect whatever equipment you'd like to control wirelessly to them.
But I assume you're talking about more advanced control (rather than rules/schedules to turn things on or of), like changing the pump speed. The Control 4 has 0-10V ports so you connect your variable speed pumps to the controller so you can adjust them through the HYDROS app.
For the most advanced pump control capabilities, the WaveEngine is definitely your best option. You can learn more about it here: https://www.coralvuehydros.com/
You can combine the WaveEngine with the Control 2, Control 4, along with any other HYDROS equipment we release.
Has there been any further talk of what the ballpark release will be? Like month? Also what will come in the package for dongles and such?
Here is a mounting template for the WaveEngine and Control 4: https://social.coralvue.com/WaveEngine_MountingTemplate.pdf
The Control 2 has two holes in the center which are 4 and 5/16" inches apart. I do not have a template for that prepared.
The Power 4 Power Strip is 247 x 72 x 28mm. I do not believe there are holes for mounting with screws so you would need to use Velcro, double-sided tape, or something along those lines.