This package is the deluxe 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, the equipment extension and deluxe sensor extension come fully assembled. Each board comes with a faceplate.

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
  • Equipment extension PCB circuit board
  • Equipment extension faceplate
  • Deluxe sensor extension PCB circuit board
  • Deluxe sensor extension faceplate
  • 2-way DC power splitter cable
  • 26 pluggable screw terminal connectors

Parts Required

  • 3 Ethernet patch cables
  • 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

Deluxe Sensor Extension Details

With the deluxe sensor extension you can run 6 sensors, each sensor port has 3 available plug types to match your sensor keeping it plug and play. Simply set the jumper for each port to the plug type you wish to use. You can choose between the optical sensor plug, non-contact sensor plug or the pluggable screw terminal connector which is great for DS18B20 temps sensors or other Arduino based sensors.

  • 6 sensor ports total
  • 6 dedicated plugs for optical sensors 
  • 6 dedicated plugs for non-contact sensor
  • 6 pluggable screw terminal plugs for other sensor types

Equipment Extension Details

This extension allows you to connect and control LED drivers, 12-24v DC devices and 0-10v controllable equipment such as lights or Jebao compatible pumps.

  • 6, 12v - 24v DC ports
  • 6 emergency backup ports for DC ports
  • 8 auxiliary ports that can be independently switched between 0-5v PWM, 0-10v PWM, 0-5v Analog or 0-10v Analog signals

Hardware Features

  • 12v - 24v DC input
  • Highly efficient reverse polarity protection on main DC input
  • Each DC port can support up to 4 amps which is 50w at 12v or 100w at 24v, maximum between all ports is 5 amps
  • 12-bit PWM signals
  • Auxiliary ports support up to 20mA each

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Reef-pi Deluxe Aquarium Controller - DIY Kit

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Available Options

Name Product Quantity Price
DS18B20 Waterproof Digital Temperature Sensor Probe 3 meter cable + $8.95 USD
Optical Water Level Sensor + $10.95 USD
Reversible Float Switch + $3.49 USD
XKC-Y25-V Non-Contact Water Sensor + $14.49 USD
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