AQUARIUM CONTROLLER COMPARISON CHART
Last Updated: DEC 2020 Rev 18
www.aquariumcontrollers.com
Price Range Color Chart (Approx Prices Below)
FEATURES
PRODUCTION STATUS IN 2021
 
PHYSICAL LAYOUT OF CONTROLLER
Display Type
Display Size Built In
Optional External LCD Display
OS Language
Basic Programming Interface
Complex Programming
Software / Firmware Updatability
PC USB Ports / Amount
Other Memory Expansion / Type
Optional IO Ports
Control Ports On Controller Head
Probe Ports On Controller Head
 
CONNECTIVITY DETAILS
Ethernet Port
WiFi Support
Direct PC Programmability
Tablet /Smart Phone Programmable
Direct Programmability
Remote Internet Programmability
IR Remote Capable
Controller App Availability
Reserved
 
PROBES AND SENSORS
Temperature(Reading/Control/Probes)
pH (Reading/Control/Probes/Temp Compensated)
Salinity (Reading/Control/Probes/Temp Compensated)
Fresh Water Softness(Reading/Control/Probes)
Redox- ORP (Reading/Control/Probes)
Dissolved Oxygen (Reading/Control/Probes)
Alkalinity(Reading/Control)
Calcium(Reading/Control)
Magnesium(Reading/Control)
Ammonia(Reading/Control
Nitrate(Reading/Control)
Humidity Sensor
Lighting PAR Levels (Reading/Control/Probes)
Light Sensor
Lux Meter
Power Plug Status Monitoring
Leak Detectors /Max Amt
Float Switches /Max Amount
 
OTHER AVAILABLE PERIPHERALS
Advanced Water Testing
LED Lighting Systems
T5 Lighting Systems
Control Ports 0-10V / 1-10V (Ports)
Dosing Pumps For System
Tunze Pump Controller Module
Echotech Vortech Pump Controller Module
Hydor Koralia Wave Controller Module(Ports Per unit)
Proprietary Power Heads
Jebao and Aquamedic Pump Module
LED Moon Lights
Flow Monitoring
Auto Feeder Unit Option
Programmable Event Buttons
Device Ports
 
Max Hard Wired Plugs
X10 Devices
Timers \ Max Amt
Random Timers
Web Server Control
Customization Of Web Interface
Telnet Server
Emails Alerts
Pager Alerts
Power Failure Alert
Displays Power Failure Duration
SMS Text Based Alarms (SIM Card Based)
SMS Status Requests (SIM Card Based)
SMS Alarms Via Internet email
 
PROGRAMMING FEATURES
Multi Aquarium Compatible
Plug and Play Auto Detect Hardware
Plug Timers
Remote Internet Based Programming
Local Network Based Control
Sequential Activity Programming
Data Logging
Data Input/Graphing For Manual Test Kits
Logs FL/MH Bulb Hours
Alarms on Controller (Visual/Audible)
Alarms Via eMail
Hysteresis Option In Programs
Password Protected Display
Regional Settings
Seasonal Programs
Moon Simulation
Export/Import Of Config File
Export Graphing Data
Programmable Reminders and Agenda
Random Weather Generation
Wave Generation Capable
Tidal Effects
Night Mode For Display
Alternate Power Capable (eg 12V line)
AutoClock Setting Via The Web
 
POWER-BARS
Available Powerbar Sizes
Power Bars Max Amount
PowerBar Manual Override Switch
PowerBar Maximum Current Rating
Power Usage Monitoring
PowerBar Independent Intelligence Ability
Tunze Control
Variable Speed Pump Capable
Metal Halide Delay Start Option
Feed Mode
Soft Start Power Plugs
 
RATINGS
Operational Reliability
Build Quality
Initial Setup
Features
Basic Programming
Advanced Programming
Expansion
User Interface
Customer Service
Overall Score
 
EXPANSION
Optional Expansion Ports
Controller Port Expansion Hub Option
Reserved
Controller Size (h x w x d) inches
Starter Kit Price (Approx)
Link To Manual (English)
Warranty Period
Manufacturers Website
 
 
In Production In Production In Production In Production In Production In Production In Production In Production Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
                                                     
                                                     
Color Touch Screen None Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD None NONE NONE NONE NONE Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome OLED Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD Monochrome LCD + LED None Monochrome LCD
7" Color LCD None (Optional) 3x20 Monochrome LCD 8x21 LCD Graphical 2.1"x1.1" ) None NONE NONE NONE None (Optional) ? 2x16 LCD 2x16 LCD 4x20 LCD 2x16 LCD 2x20 OLED 1x16 LCD 2x16 LCD 2x16 Graphical 8 x 21 LCD Graphical 2x16 LCD 4x20 LCD Graphical 8x16 2x16 LCD None 4x20 LCD
No 8x20 Monochrome LCD 4.5" Color Touch LCD No None NONE Up To 2 x 4K Display NONE 8x20 Monochrome LCD No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Optional No
Linux State Machine OS Profilux OS ML Firmware ? ? Python ? State Machine OS ? ML Firmware State Machine ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware State Machine ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware ML Firmware
Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven ? Menu Driven App Menu and (IF/Then selections) Menu Driven Menu Driven test Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven Menu Driven
Yes(Menu Driven) Yes(Command Lines) Yes(PC Menu Driven) Menu Driven ? No YES (Open Source Code) YES but Limited Yes(Command Lines) Menu Driven (Limited Function) None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None Scripts None
YES (Via Web or File) YES (Via Web) YES (Via PC) YES (With Optional Module) YES YES / ? YES YES YES (?) YES / YES No Yes \With Optional Eq. Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes \With Optional RS232 Module Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes
YES x 2 NONE YES x1 (Plus 1 Per Optional Card) Yes (With USB Module) None One YES / 5 Varying Types No (Only USB Power ports) NONE ? NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE
USB Stick and SD Card NONE NONE NONE None NONE YES (SD Card / USB Stick / HD) None NONE ? NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE
Yes x 2 NONE RS232 / RS485 Optional Card Yes 8 Per Power Bar or Hub ? NONE Camera/ DSI / test 1 x I/O Port ? No 1 Yes 4 inputs and 4 outputs No ? No 2 built in Plus Optional Expansion Yes 1 Digital Port ? Yes 8 Per Power Bar or Hub 3 4 built in \ Optional Expansion ? ? No 4 1
AQT-USB Port / LAN AquaBus x2/LAN/6 Port Sw/2x(0-10V) 4xBNC/3xMini DIN/1xUSB/2xPAB/9xother AQT-6 Pin Powerbar Connector 2x 12V Drive / 4x Sense / 2x Command / 4x (0-10V In) and 4x( 0-10 Out Ports) N/A 40 Various Kinds test 2 x Aquabus / 4 x 0-10V Ports 1 x RJ Bus Line                                  
NONE pH/Temp (ORP&Salinity on Deluxe Only) pH or ORP / Digital Temp None pH and ORP / Temp NONE 1 x pH / 3 x Temp pH/ORP/Salinity/Temp pH/ORP/Temp None                                  
                                                     
              test                                      
YES YES No YES (Optional) No No ? No YES YES (Optional NET Module) No No No No Yes No Yes Optional No No Optional Yes No Yes No No No
YES (Via WiFi Stick) YES (Built In) YES (Built In) No YES WiFi Plus Bluetooth (Built In) YES (Optional Web or SWS Module) YES / Also Bluetooth YES (Built In) No                                 No  
No No YES YES (RS232 / USB Optional) No YES YES No No YES None RS232 Optional RS232 Included RS232 Ethernet No RS232 Optional\Ethernet built In Direct, Modem Via TCP/IP No RS232 Optional WLAN,LAN, RS485 RS232 Optional\Ethernet built In No RS232 RS232 RS232 Optional RS232
Yes ( Via Cloud / Built In Web Server) Yes ( Via Cloud / App /Built In Web Server) Yes ( Via Cloud / App /Built In Webserver) Yes YES YES (Optional Web server Module) ? YES Yes ( Via Cloud Page/ App /Web Server) NEW COLUMN 6 No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
YES (Via Included Touch Screen) YES (Via Optional LCD Screen) YES (Via Optional LCD Screen) Yes No No YES No YES (Via Optional LCD Screen) YES Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
YES (Via Built In Webserver and Cloud) YES (Via Built In Webserver and Cloud) YES (Via built in Webserver and Cloud) YES (Via Web Module) N/A YES (Optional Web server Module) YES (VIA VNC Software) Yes YES (Via Built In Webserver and Cloud) YES (Built in Server in Net Module)                                  
No No No No No No No test No No No No No No No No No No but has IR Printer Port No No No No No No No No Yes and Bluetooth
No YES (Apple iOS and Android) YES (Apple iOS and Android) No Android and iOS Apps YES (iOS and Android) No YES (iOS/Android) YES( Android / Apple iOS) No NO NO No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved   Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved
                                                     
                                                     
YES /Yes/2 Per PowerBar or Module *** YES (Yes/1 on controller or Module) YES(Yes/Yes/1 Controller & 1 per Card) YES(Yes/2 Per PowerBar or Module) *** YES (Yes/Yes/?) YES(Yes/No/Internal) YES ( Yes /Yes /3 ) Yes (2x Ports) YES (Yes/1 on controller or Module YES (Yes/Yes/1 Per SL1 or SL2) Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/2 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1** Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/2 Per PowerBar or Module *** Yes/Yes/4 Yes/Yes/1** Yes/Yes/? Yes/Yes/2 Yes/Yes/1 YES( Yes/Yes/1) Yes/Yes/1
YES (Yes/Yes/6 per powerbar or Hub/Yes) YES 1 or 2 on Controller/ 1 per Module YES* Yes/Yes/6 Per PowerBar or Hub*** YES (Yes/Yes/?) YES (Yes/No/?) YES( Yes/ Yes/ 4 ) Yes x1 YES (1 or 2 on Controller/ 1 per Module) YES (Yes/Yes/ 1 Per SL1 or SL2) No/No/0 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/4 *** Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/2** Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/2 Yes/Yes/6 Per PowerBar or Hub*** Yes/Yes/4 Yes/Yes/1** Yes/Yes/2 Yes/Yes/2 Yes/Yes/1 YES( Yes/Yes/1) Yes/Yes/2
YES (Yes/Yes/6 per powerbar or Hub/Yes) YES (Yes/Yes/1 Per Controller/Yes) YES (on Model 4 / NO on Model 4E ) Yes/Yes/6 Per PowerBar or Hub*** No No No Yes x1 YES (Yes/Yes/1 Per Controller/?) YES (Yes/Yes/1 Per SL2) No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/6 Per PowerBar or Hub*** Yes/Yes/3 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 No/No/0 YES (Yes/Yes/1) Yes/Yes/1
YES (Yes/Yes/6 per powerbar or Hub) No YES (Yes/Yes/Yes) YES (Yes/Yes/6 per powerbar or Hub) No No No No No No                               No  
YES (Yes/Yes/6 per powerbar or Hub) YES (1 or 2 on Controller/ 1 per Module) Yes (1 shared on controller / 1 per module) Yes/Yes/6 Per PowerBar or Hub*** YES (Yes/Yes/?) No No Yes(1 on controller) YES (1 on Controller/ 1 per Module) YES (Yes/Yes/ 1 Per SL1) No/No/0 No/No/0 Yes/Yes/4 *** No/No/0 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/No/1 Yes/Yes/1** Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/6 Per PowerBar or Hub*** Yes/Yes/3 Yes/Yes/1** Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 YES (Yes/Yes/1) Yes/Yes/1
YES(Yes/Yes/6 per Powerbar or Hub) YES (Yes/Yes/1 per Module) YES (Optional Card) No No No No No YES (Yes/Yes/1 per Module) No No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 Yes/Yes/1 No No Yes/Yes/1 Yes/Yes/1 No/No/0 Yes/No/1 No No
Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (Trident) / Alkatronic Optional (KH Director) / Alkatronic Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) No Optional (With Alkatronic) Yes (Via Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic) Optional (With Alkatronic)
No Optional (Trident) Optional (Ion Director) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No Optional (Trident) Optional (Ion Director) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No No No No No YES No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No No Optional (Ion Director) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No No YES (Optional Module) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No Yes (Optional) No No No YES (Yes/No/Internal) No No Yes (Optional) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Yes (Optional With Tunze Module) No No No No YES Full Spectrometer No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No No No No No YES (Software Upgrade $60) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes (Optional)
YES (Run Time Monitoring) YES (Volts/ Watts/ Amps / $ /Prg usage) YES (Amperage / Runtime Monitoring) No No N/A No test YES (Volts /Wattage/ $ /Program) usage With EB832 Only ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Yes/(2 Per Leak Module Installed) Yes /(4 per FMM module ***/ Max ?) Yes / 4 on Controller + 8 via Expansion(Only work with SW not RODI) Yes/(2 Per Leak Module Installed) YES (Two Types Rope and Optical) YES (2 Per Web Module) YES (6) *** YES / Amt ? (Wireless with battery) Yes /(4 per FMM module ***/ Max ?) YES (Optional 4 Per SW5 Module) No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No YES / 1 No
Yes/ 2 Per Powerbar or Level Module Optical / (4 Per FMM Module *** ) YES (16 Max - 12 shared Leak/flow units) Yes/2 Per PowerBar or Level Module YES (3x ports support Leak/Level/Flow) YES (1x Unit Itself) YES (6 Optical / Float) *** Ultrasonic / 2 Optical / (4 Per FMM Module *** ) 1 x (SL1 Module) No/No/0 Yes/1 Yes/4 No/No/0 No/No/0 No/No/0 Yes \2** Yes \1 Yes\Yes\1 Yes/2 Per PowerBar or Module Yes \2 (Optical or Float) Yes\4** Yes\Yes\1 Yes/ 8* None YES / 3 Yes\1**
                                                     
                                                     
No YES (Optional Trident Unit) YES (Optional KH and Ion Director) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES (9 Models From 80W to 420W) No YES(3 Models Mitras LED and RC control LED Bar YES (9 Models From 80W to 420W) ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES (3 models) No No YES (3 models) ? No No Kessil Controllable No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Yes (Four Port Module 0-10V with PWM ) Yes Four Port 0-10V (Deluxe Model Included / EL Optional Module) YES Six Ports 1-10V Included ( 26 Max) Yes Four Port Module with PWM YES 4x (0-10V In) 4x (0-10V Out) No YES (0-5v, 0-10V / PWM) Plus 7 x 12V Motor Ports with 3 Indep float switches) ? Yes Four Port 0-10V (included) YES (Optional 0-10V ALC Module) No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes T5 Any 1-10V Device No Yes Yes For T5 Yes No Yes
Yes (3 Head) Yes (2 Head) Yes (2/3/4 Head Units) Yes (3 Head) No No No YES( 4 Head ) Yes (2 Head) No No No No No No No **** No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes (4 Head Unit) No ****
Yes No YES Yes YES (Built In) Also Gyre and Ice Cap and Reef Octopus Pumps No No YES (DIN 5 Cable) No No                                  
Yes (Full Control) Yes (Discontinued) Yes (Limited Control) Yes YES (Built In RF Module) No No No Yes (Discontinued) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES (4 per module x 16 Max) No YES(2 Per add-on Card) No ? No No test No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No YES No No No No No No Only ATO Pump YES No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES No NO (Only via Work around) YES ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES YES YES YES ? No No No YES YES (Optional Module) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES ( Vortex Type Models up to 2378 GPH) YES (Paddle Wheel up to 3000GPH) YES ( Vortex Type Models up to 2378 GPH) YES ( Vortex Type Models up to 2378 GPH) YES (Via Sense Port) No No No YES (Paddle Wheel up to 3000GPH) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No YES Coming No ? No YES (Ehiem Wiring Capable) No YES ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES (4 Built In) Optional (6 with DIY Break Out Box) Optional (4 With DIY Break Out box) YES (4 Built In) YES (Via Sense Port) No YES (6) *** No Optional (6 with DIY Break Out Box) YES (Optional 4 with SW5 Module) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No YES / 2x 24V Ports Per bar +Opt Module No No YES (2x 12V Variable Ports) No No No YES / 2 per Powerbar (EB832 Only) + Available on Expansion Box NEW COLUMN 6 No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
                                                     
80 Unknown 64 80 None None 24 36 Unknown 252 8 12 28 8 (4 Controllable) None 24 None ? 80 8 40 ? ? 16 ? 12/18 +512 Single
No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
Yes\16 per PowerBar\160 Max YES \ Unknown Yes\32 Max Yes\16 per PowerBar\160 Max ? YES / ? Yes / ? No YES \ Unknown YES \ 63 Yes\8 Yes\40*** Yes 8 total Yes\? Yes\3 Yes\4 Yes\100*** Yes\16 Yes\8 Yes\16 per PowerBar\160 Max 8 Yes\160*** ? ? Yes\32 ? Yes\43
No No YES No ? No YES (Possible with coding) No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes No ? Yes ? Yes
YES YES YES YES (Optional Ethernet Module) No YES (Optional Web Server Module) No   YES YES (Optional) No No No No Yes No Yes No No ? No Yes No ? No No No
YES YES YES YES N/A No No ? YES ? No NEW COLUMN 6 No No No No YES No YES No No No No YES No ? No
No No No No No No No No ? No No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes No ? No No No
YES YES YES YES (Optional Ethernet Module) ? YES No ? YES YES (Optiona Net Module) No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No No/? Yes Yes No ? No No Yes/Via SMS
No No No No No No ? No No No No No No No SMS Via Internet No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
YES (With Optional SMS Module) YES (With Internet Lost Server Connection Via Heart Beat) YES (With Optional SMS Module) YES (With Optional SMS Module) ? ? No No YES (With Internet Lost Server Connection Via Heart Beat) ? No No No No Yes (Via Email) No Yes (Audible / Email) ? ? Yes Visual Alert No Yes (Audible / Email) ? ? No ? YES (With Optional SMS Module)
YES (Duration on Screen) YES (Visible in power graphs) No YES ? ? No No No No No No No No YES/Via Email No YES No No YES No YES No ? No ? YES
YES (With Optional SMS Module) No YES (With Optional SMS Module) YES No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Coming No No YES (Optional GSM Module) Yes Yes YES (With Optional SMS Module)
YES (With Optional SMS Module) No YES (With Optional SMS Module) YES (With Optional SMS Module) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No YES (With Optional SMS Module)
YES (Direct Sent) YES (Cloud or Direct Sent) YES (Direct Sent) YES (Direct Sent) ? YES (Cloud Sent SMS Direct) ?   YES (Cloud or Direct Sent)                                    
                                                     
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YES YES YES YES YES (Via Linked Hydros units) No No No YES No No No No No No No Yes No No YES YES YES YES ? No No No
YES YES YES YES ? ? YES YES YES ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES YES YES No N/A N/A ? YES YES YES No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES YES YES YES (With Optional Module) YES ? YES (Using VNC Software) YES YES ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES YES YES YES (With Optional Module) YES YES YES YES No YES (Optional Module) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES (Built In Application) No YES (Via Linked Prg Modules) YES ? No No ? ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES (To Memory Card) YES YES (Via MyGHL Internet) Yes ? YES YES ? YES YES No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes Yes
No YES YES No No No No No YES ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES No YES (Plus All Sensors) No ? No No No No ? No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
YES/YES NO/NO (Only With Optional Display) YES/YES Yes/Yes ? ? ? ? No YES (Yes / Yes) No Yes/Yes Yes/Yes No No No Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes ? Yes No/Yes Yes/Yes
YES YES YES Yes (With Optional Ethernet Module) ? YES ? ? YES ?                                  
YES No (Min & Max Values Used Instead) YES Yes ? No ? ? No YES No YES YES No No No YES No No YES YES YES No No No No No
YES No YES Yes N/A N/A YES ? No YES No Yes ? No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No Yes
No No YES No ? No No ? YES ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
YES YES YES No ? No ? ? ? ? No YES YES No No YES YES No No No Yes Yes No No No No YES
YES( With Their Lights or 0-10V Module) YES (Optional Module) YES YES( With Their Lights) ? ? ? ? YES YES No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
YES YES YES YES(With Optional USB Module and PC) ? ? ? ? ? ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES No ? YES(With Optional USB Module and PC) ? ? No ? No ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES (Built Into Controller) YES (Cloud Based) YES (Cloud Based) YES (Inputed Via PC Software) ? ? No ? YES (Via Cloud) ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
No No YES No ? No ? Yes but not Random YES No No No YES No No YES No No No No YES No No No No No No
YES YES YES YES YES No ? ? YES (Using Neptune WAV Powerheads) YES YES YES YES YES NO YES YES YES (using Timers) YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
YES YES (Using Neptune WAV Powerhead) YES YES YES No N/A ? YES (Using Neptune WAV Powerheads) No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? No
YES No YES Programmable YES (LEDs On Front) N/A No N/A YES No( but Night Mode For Programs) YES Programmable YES YES No YES Programmable No YES Programmable Programmable Programmable YES No YES Programmable Programmable
No YES No No ? No No ? YES No No  ? No No No No Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No
YES YES No (Only DCF in Germany) YES YES ? YES ? YES No No No YES No No No No No YES No YES (Optional Module) No YES No No No (Only DCF Module) No
                                                     
                                                     
8 Models for different Countries 115V / 220V Models (USA Ver is 8 Plug 115V) 8 Plug 115V Ver for USA and Older 6 plug 220V Model for the UK 5 Models for different Countries 115V and 220V Models (USA Ver is 6 Plug) 8 Models for different Countries 115V / 220V Models (USA Ver is 8 Plug 115V) 1 Plug Model & 4 Plug 115V Plus 4 USB Power Ports None 8 Plug 115V and 220V models/ DIY schematics for others (3 models 110V and 220V EU/AU) Controller WiFi connected 8 Plug Model for 115V USA and Older 6 plug 220V Model for the UK 4 Plug 115V PC4 / 2 Plug 115V PC1 8 Plug 115V 8/ 4/ 4 Plugs (all 115VAC) and 220V Expansion 4 Plug 115V @ 15 amp 8 Plug 115V 6 Plug 115V (Only 4 Controllable) N/A 8/ 4/ 4 Heavy Duty (all 115VAC) and 220V Expansion X10 Units Only 6 Plug 220V Only (Individual Plug Fuses) Circuit Breaker 220V Model / 110V Model 4 and 6 plug 110V / 4 Plug 220V 8/ 4/ 4 Heavy Duty (all 115VAC) and 220V Expansion 6 Plug 220V Only (Individual Plug Fuses) Circuit Breaker 8 / 8 All 220volt 4 Plug 220V and 110V 4 Plug 220V Only 6 Plug115V and 220V
10 Bars / 80 Sockets ? 64 Sockets *** 10 ? N/A 2 6 Unknown 63 (Shared Resource) 1 3 7 1 1 None 6 None 1 10 4 10 30 ? 4 ? 2 or 3 depending on type
YES NO YES Yes ? N/A No No No YES No No No Yes Yes N/A No N/A No Yes No No No No No No Yes
15 Amps USA 15 Amps USA 15 Amps USA 1500 Watts @115V / 3000W @ 220V 10 Amp / 2 Amp USB N/A 10 Amps 15 Amp 15 Amps USA Model 15 Amp 1800 Watts (15 Amps) 15 Amps 15 Amps 1800 Watts (15 Amps) 15 Amps N/A 15 Amps N/A ? 3000 Watts @ 220V 1650 Watts @ 115V 15 Amps ? 1320 Watt @ 220V ? 3600 Watt @ 220V 15 Amps
No YES YES No No N/A No No YES (With EB832 Only) ? No No No No No No No No Optional No No No Optional No No No No
YES (CPU Driven, Keeps Time and programmed commands) YES ( fall back state for each outlet) YES ( fall back state for each outlet) YES (CPU Driven, Keeps Time and programmed commands No N/A No ? YES (but only for a fall back mode for each outlet) ? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
YES Full (Using Tunze Module) YES Limited to Using (1-10V control) YES Limited to Using (1-10V control) YES Full (Using Tunze Module) ? No No ? YES No No No No No No No No No No No YES No No No No YES No
YES YES YES No YES ( ) No YES YES (0-10V) / 4 Port YES (0-10V) / 4 Port 0-10V (Optional Module) No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
YES (Plug Setting) YES No YES (Plug Setting) No No No No YES YES YES YES (Programmable) No YES No No YES (Programmable) No ? YES No YES (Via Script) ? ? No ? No
YES YES YES YES YES (Via Neptune Apex Linking) No ? ? YES ? YES YES YES YES No YES YES YES No YES YES YES No No No YES (Optional) YES
No No No No No N/A No No ? ? Yes Yes with DC8 No Yes No No Yes with DC8 No ? No No Yes with DC8 ? No No No ?
                                                     
                                                     
                                           
                                           
                                           
                                           
                                           
                                           
                                           
                                           
                                           
76% 76% 80% 66%         71%                                    
                                                     
                                                     
YES (20 Digital Inputs / 72 Digital Inputs) (Via PowerBars & Modules) YES (Via PowerBars & Modules) YES (2x Controller / Expansion Box2 x 4) YES (20 Digital Inputs / 72 Digital Inputs) (Via PowerBars & Modules) YES (Linking Multiple Controllers) PC USB Port 40 Ports 240 Modules YES (Via PowerBars & Modules) YES (5 Per SL1) None None None None None None YES Up to 24 Probes and 42 Digital Inputs YES 1 Digital Port None 20 Digital Inputs and 72 Digital Inputs 3 Yes Up to 26 Probes and 42 Digital Inputs 32 Yes Up to 8 Digital Inputs, Float Switches etc. ? 5 512 Single Power Plugs Can be chained + 2 IO Port
Yes(6 Port Module with Power Boosting) YES (1Link Communication Module) Adds 3x 1Links /2 Aquabus / 2 ACC Ports YES ( With 4 Extra Card Slots) Yes(6 Port Module with Power Boosting) No No No No YES (1Link Communication Module) Adds 3x 1Links /2 Aquabus / 2 ACC Ports No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
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5.05" x 7.5" x 1.35" 5.25" x 4.75" x 3.25" 2.17" x 8.66" x 5.9" 2.55 x 4.92 x 1.02 ? NEW COLUMN 2 NEW COLUMN 3 test ? ?   2.75 x 4.60 x 1.00 10 x 8 x 3   7.9 x 6.3 x 2.5 8.08 x 6.25 x 2.5 3.70 x 5.75 x 1.10 7.87 x 5.5 x 1.87   ?   4.0 x 7.50 x 1.10   ? 3.9 x 6.7 x 1.2   5.25 x 8.25

$650 Starter Kit (CPU, 1x 8 plug Powerbar, 1pH probe, 1 Temp probe, 1 Level Sensor)

$500 ApexEL (CPU, 1x 8 plug Powerbar, 1pH probe, 1 Temp probe) $700 Pro4 Starter (CPU, 1x6Plug Powerbar, 1pH Probe, 1 Temp Probe) $300 Starter (CPU, 1x 8 plug Powerbar, 1pH probe, 1 Temp probe, 1 Level Sensor) $450 (CPU, 1x 4 Plug Wireless Powerbar, 1x pH probe, 1 Temp Probe) $205. Aprox $350 Deluxe Kit (RoboTank Unit+ RasPi-4, 8 Plug Powerbar, 1 pH Module, 1 Temp Probe, 2 Level Sensor, 1 Leak Sensor) $800 Pro Kit (CPU, 1x 6 plug Powerbar, 1pH probe,1 ORP probe, 1 salinity Probe, 1 Temp probe, 1 Level Sensor) $550 (CPU +8 Plug Powerbar, LCD Display units, 1 pH Probe, 1 Temp Probe) $370 (2 x Four Plug Bars plus SL1 Module 1x pH and 1x Temp Probes) $219 (CPU, 1 x 8 plug Powerbar, Temp Probe) $266 (CPU, 1x 8 Plug Powerbar, pH Probe, Temp Probe) $325(CPU 1 x 4 Plug Powerbar, 1 x Temp Probe, All Cables) $317(CPU, 1x 8 plug Powerbar, Temp Prob, pH Probe) $339(CPU, 1 x 6 Plug Powerbar, Temp Probe, pH Probe, Cables) $320(Controller Only) $535(CPU, 4 Plug Std Powerbar, pH probe, Temp Probe) $530(CPU, pH Probe, ORP Probe, Temp Probe, Cal Solutions) $634 (CPU, 1 x 6 Plug Powerbar, 1x Temp Sensor) ? $649(CPU, 2x 4 plug Powerbars, pH Temp Probe, Level Probe,Tunze Cable) $885(CPU, 1x 8 Plug Std Powerbar, pH probe, Temp Probe) $851(CPU, 1 x 6 Plug Powerbar, Temp Sensor) $1384(CPU, Terminal Display, 8 Plug Powerbar, pH Probe,Redox probe, Temp Probe) $1320 (CPU, 1 x 4 Plug Powerbar, pH Probe, Temp Probe, Level Probe) $998 (CPU, 1 pH Probe, 1 x Salinity Probe, 1x ORP Probe, 1 x Level Sensor, $1890 (CPU, 1 PowerBar 6 plug, 1 Temp probe, 1 Level Sensor, Software, Cal solution)
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