This package is the basic aquarium controller kit in a DIY PCB format for greatest savings. There are 5 connectors and a 4-pin header that you will need to solder to the controller board.

You can download the 3D case files to print them.

The controller has a fully isolated pH circuit built in, simply plug in any pH probe with a BNC connector and you're ready to accurately monitor your pH, probe is not included.

Package Includes

  • Controller PCB circuit board
  • Controller faceplate
  • 5 pluggable screw terminal connectors

Parts Required

  • 12v - 24v DC power supply (2 amps or more)

If you want to monitor pH you need a probe - EXAMPLE


Controller Details

Here are the main features of the controller.

  • Fully isolated pH circuit for accurate and stable readings
  • 2 independent DS18B20 1-wire temperature ports
  • Automatic fish feeder port
  • I2C Port for expansions
  • 2 hardware-based backup ports for Power Bar 1, Outlet 1 and 2
  • Real Time Clock with battery backup

In addition to this the controller has a variety of 36 ports that can be used with Robo-Tank extensions or on your own project.

  • Power Bar 1 DB9 Port - 8 Inputs / Outputs + Ground + optional +5v or +12v
  • Power Bar 2 DB9 Port - 8 Inputs / Outputs + Ground + optional +5v or +12v
  • Sensors RJ45 Port - 6 Inputs / Outputs + Ground + 5v
  • DC Ports RJ45 Port - 7, 0-5v PWM Signals + Ground
  • LED Ports RJ45 Port - 7, 0-5v PWM Signals + Ground

Hardware Features

  • 12v - 24v DC Input
  • Highly efficient 5v regulator to power the Raspberry Pi and controller
  • Extra filtering for low ripple on power rails
  • Highly efficient reverse polarity protection
  • Short circuit protection
  • External over current protection
  • Resettable fuse on 5v rail
  • 3.3v - 5v converter for I2C bus
  • 16 channel 12-bit PWM controller
  • CR1220 battery backup for real time clock

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Reef-pi Basic Aquarium Controller - DIY Kit

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