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HYDROS Launch Controller

HYDROS Launch Controller

SKU: T523

The HYDROS Launch propels aquarium control into the future with its multifaceted aquatic support system, offering a comprehensive solution for managing various aquarium functions effortlessly. Equipped with pH or ORP ports, a salinity probe port, four universal sense ports, four 12V drive ports, 0-10V input control, and four controllable AC outlets, this all-in-one controller is ideal for both freshwater and marine setups. It enables easy monitoring of temperature, leak detection, pH or ORP levels, and power distribution for critical support devices. Expandable with accessories for testing salinity and alkalinity, water level monitoring, and leak detection, the Launch serves as a standalone controller or integrates seamlessly with other HYDROS Controllers for enhanced functionality. With features like the Command Bus for failsafe communication, Sense Ports for versatile parameter measurement, and Controllable AC Power Outlets for equipment control, the HYDROS Launch offers unparalleled convenience and versatility in aquarium management.



BLAST Into the Future of Aquarium Control 

The HYDROS Launch is a multifaceted aquatic support system that combines various features into a single controller. It's an all-in-one solution that allows you to manage a wide range of aquarium functions easily. The HYDROS Launch includes a pH or ORP port, a salinity probe port (salinity probe sold separately), four universal sense ports, four 12V drive ports, 0-10V input control, and four controllable AC Outlets built directly into the controller. It's a great starting point for anyone entering the HYDROS platform.

With the HYDROS Launch, you can easily monitor temperature, receive leak notifications, track pH or ORP levels, and power up to four system-critical support devices. You can also expand its capabilities by adding accessories to test salinity and alkalinity, monitor water levels, detect leaks, and power other control devices. Whether you have a saltwater aquarium, freshwater tank, or pond, the Launch can be used as a standalone controller or integrated with other HYDROS Controllers to create a more comprehensive system.

All HYDROS controllers are meticulously engineered, assembled, and supported in the USA.

Launch Includes:

  • Launch Controller
  • Temperature Sensor
  • pH Probe with Calibration Solutions 


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
  • The user sets the alerts and notifications
  • 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


Quick & Easy Setup

There is no complicated programming language to learn. If you can operate a smartphone, you can be the operator of a smart aquarium—tap, drag, press, or flick to adjust settings using intuitive icons and simple menus. Schedule each component in your aquarium life support system to run at a specific time, frequency, or intensity.  You can also use real-time data and easily configure more complex actions.


Command Bus - 2 Available

The Command bus communicates with other HYDROS devices for the ultimate failsafe and can also power other Control devices.


12V Drive Port - 4 Available

The Drive Ports provide switched 12V DC power for running small HYDROS aquarium devices. The Control continuously monitors the exact current supplied by each port, so you will be immediately notified if a motor or pump quits drawing current or draws too much.

Each drive port can handle up to 1.5A, and the entire device can handle up to 3A in total.

Drive Ports Currently Support:

  • Auto Top-Off (ATO) pumps
  • Dosing pumps
  • Cooling fans
  • Cabinet LED lights
  • Solenoids - 1/4in water and CO2 control 
  • Steering valves and relays


Sense Port - 4 Available

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 sensors.

Sense Ports Currently Support:

  • Temperature sensor - Either air or water
  • Fluid level - Optical sensors to measure liquid levels
  • Leak detection - Monitoring for both point and wide area leak detection
  • Flow rate - Measures the amount of fluid flowing through a pipe
  • Total dissolved solids - Dual measurement of the TDS levels from your RODI system


Salinity Probe Port - 1 Available

The Salinity Probe is a special probe port for use with conductivity probes to monitor the salinity of your aquarium's water. Salinity Probe Kit is not included but is required to monitor Salinity.


Isolated Testing Vessel

This add-on ensures that the test sample is physically separated, preventing any electric interference from other equipment in the aquarium system.  HYDROS iV is not included but recommended.


pH/ORP Probe Port - 1 Available

One of the most remarkable ports on the HYDROS Launch is the Probe Port. 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.

pH/ORP Probe Ports Currently Support:

  • pH Measurement
  • ORP Measurement
  • Alkalinity input from an external measurement system


Controllable AC Power Outlets - 4 Available

Four controllable AC power outlets to safely control aquarium equipment like heaters, lighting, water pumps, protein skimmers, filters, and pretty much anything else. 


Max Per Relay: 8A
Total Max Amperage: 14A

AC outlets have no individual power monitoring. 


Control up to 8 WiFi Devices

The HYDROS App allows you to create rules and set schedules to control our 4-Outlet WiFi AC Power Strips and Smart Outlets. Quickly turn on or off different pieces of aquarium equipment like pumps, powerheads, lights, heaters, algae scrubbers, UV sterilizers, protein skimmers, and more.


Click here for an example of the Launch Setup

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