HYDROS Power 4 - Wifi Power Strip for Aquarium Controller
The HYDROS 4 Outlet WiFi AC Power Strip is a smart power bar designed to work with the CoralVue HYDROS Control platform.
It features four 120V AC outlets and four USB ports that are WiFi controllable using the free HYDROS app* for Android and iOS/Apple mobile devices. You can turn outlets on and off wirelessly over a 2.4 GHz WiFi frequency. The Power 4 has a range of 98’, so you can place power strips around your home without any difficulty connecting to your modem or router.
Each of the four outlets can be controlled individually while the four USB ports are controlled as one. The outlets have individual LED indicators and the USB ports have a single LED indicator. The status LEDs indicate when an outlet is energized.
*Please note that a HYDROS Control controller is required to run the WiFi strip with the HYDROS app.
App-based Control-- Anytime, Anywhere.Control and monitor your equipment using your mobile device! When using the HYDROS app with the Power 4, you can create rules and schedules to turn on and off different pieces of aquarium equipment, like pumps, powerheads, lights, heaters, algae scrubbers, UV sterilizers, protein skimmers, and whatever else you may want to control on demand or put on a schedule. The USB ports are ideal for connecting and controlling aquarium cooling fans, which you can program to turn on if your aquarium water gets too hot and then turn back off automatically when the water drops back within ideal ranges.
You can also control multiple Power 4 Power Strips from the HYYDROS app. You might use a couple of Power 4’s to power your display tank, place another in the garage to use for a saltwater mixing station, and have units in each of your children’s bedrooms to turn even beginner tanks into smart aquariums.
If an outlet fails or loses its WiFi connection, you will be immediately notified via alerts to your mobile device. This safety feature can help prevent a tank catastrophe. For example, if the outlet powering your return pump failed, you would receive a notification to let you know something is awry so that you can take corrective action. As a temporary fix, you might decide to turn on all your flow pumps and increase their speed remotely via the HYDROS app to keep the water moving and the temperature stable until you can arrive home to investigate.
HYDROS WiFi OutletsThe HYDROS Control system can utilize WiFi-based power outlets as part of its configuration. These outlets can be used to switch lights, pumps, heaters, and other equipment on or off as needed in an aquarium environment.
The power outlets connect to the Control device via WiFi. Understandably, there are concerns about the general reliability of these outlets and the possibility of a loss of communication.
One thing that should be pointed out is that HYDROS talks to the outlets directly on WiFi; No cloud interaction is involved. Thus, as long as your WiFi hub is operating, the outlets will work even if the outbound Internet connection fails.
HYDROS Power 4 Strip Specifications
|Total Power Rating:||10A / 1250W|
|Total USB Power:||2A|
|WiFi Frequency:||2.4 GHz|
|Dimensions:||7.8" x 4" x 1.1"|
CoralVue Aquarium Supplies
CoralVue, founded in 2002, provides high-quality aquarium lighting at prices any hobbyist can afford. The company was formed by David D’Aquin, an underwater video and lighting expert who has teamed with commercial divers, the U.S. Navy and National Geographic on a variety of projects. D’Aquin took his knowledge of lighting and electronics and focused these passions on creating products for the aquarium industry. In just a short time, CoralVue pioneered the development of the 400-watt double-ended metal halide bulb and the unique color temperature spectrum of ReefLux metal halide bulbs. CoralVue also develops high-quality electronic metal halide ballasts to power their bulbs. They offer ballasts in single, dual, triple and dimmable lamp models. To compliment their line of lighting products, CoralVue entered the protein skimmer and calcium reactor market in 2004.
December 29, 2020
Yes, I would recommend this.
works good/ couldn't connect to hydros
Pros: controls 4 outlets great with a smart app
Cons: could not get it to work with its own hydros app
Love the form factor and the mounting bracket, I was able to get it to connect to a smart home app "Jinvoo Smart" were you can control/schedule each socket as stated and the usb sockets as one, vary cool, also has a feature that turns the switches to on/off status as they were before a power outage, when the power comes back on, also vary cool. But I could not get it to be recognized in the hydros app, I tried everything but never got the app to communicate with it, vary disappointing and caused me to freak for a few hrs, it should work but it doesn't.
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