HYDROS Control XS Starter Kit

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The HYDROS Control XS Starter Kit is an ideal solution for monitoring critical aquarium functions without a lot of complicated set up or programming. The Control XS set includes a 4 outlet controllable strip for some basic outlet controls, as well as an independent power supply for the control module.  The Control XS module itself includes four universal Sense Ports for aquarium parameter measurement and safety, so you have the freedom to choose what parameters you want to monitor and add on to your system from the many HYDROS sensors available. 


HYDROS Controllers have an industrial look because they are built to withstand the marine aquarium's harsh environment. The IP65-rated HYDROS enclosure and aircraft-style connectors ensure long-term reliability in the face of splashes and corrosive salt spray.



  • Access your HYDROS device(s) from anywhere in the world using the cloud-based app
  • Monitor and control your HYDROS device(s) locally through WiFi
  • Fast dual-core 32-bit processor allows control decisions to be made within each device
  • Set up Alerts & Notifications


HYDROS 4 Outlet WiFi AC Power Strip

The Starter Pack includes a HYDROS Power 4 WiFi Power Strip. This is a smart power bar designed to work with the HYDROS platform. The Power 4 has four 120V AC outlets and four USB ports that are WiFi controllable using the 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 signal 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 to indicate whether an outlet is on or off.


Sense Port

The Sense Port is a new concept in aquarium parameter measurement. HYDROS Control 2 includes two Sense Ports for expanded capabilities. A Sense Port is a generic input port that can accept data from numerous different types of sensors.


Supported Sensors

  • 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


Command Bus

The HYDROS Control 2 includes two Command Bus ports which are used to power the Control unit as well as communicate with other HYDROS devices for the ultimate failsafe.


Control XS Specifications

  • Command Bus Ports: 2
  • Sense Ports: 4
  • Available WiFi Connections: 8
  • Warranty: 1 Year


Power 4 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 7.8" x 4" x 1.1"
  • Power:  AC 120V
  • Outlets: 4x AC Outlets  |  4x USB Ports
  • Total Power Rating: 10A/1250W
  • Total USB Power: 2A
  • WiFi Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Weight: 483g


What’s Included?

1 x Control XS Unit

1 x Power Supply 

1 x Power 4 WiFi AC Power Strip

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UPC 850009641311
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Product Questions

Can I use this for my coralvue ato system?
Question by: Kiran on Mar 21, 2022, 12:22 AM
Hey Kiran, thanks for the question! Because the ATO kit needs both a drive port and sense port the Hydros XS will not be compatible.
Answer by: James Johnson (BRS Staff) on Mar 23, 2022, 5:45 PM