In addition, four temperature sensors can be connected. The QUADRO is connected via USB 2.0 header to an appropriately equipped motherboard. The configuration then takes place via the aquasuite software.
The features of the aqua computer QUADRO at a glance:
- Programmable four-channel fan control
- Four fan outputs with up to 25 watts per channel and speed monitoring
- All fan outputs with 4-pin plug and PWM signal adjustable
- Four temperature sensor inputs
- RGBpx LED output for LED strips and fans with individually addressable LEDs
- USB 2.0 interface
- aquabus interface
Control for PWM fans
The four 4-pin headers can only connect to fans that are controlled by PWM. Thanks to the stately 25 watts per channel, several PWM fans connected by Y-splitter cable or Daisychain can also be operated. In the software you can choose between automatic, temperature-dependent control or a speed according to manual settings. Each fan duct can be configured individually.
The QUADRO is conveniently configured via USB with the aquasuite software, which can manage any number of QUADRO controllers at the same time. The USB connection can also be disconnected after configuration, the settings are stored directly in the device. In addition to the USB interface, this version also has an aquabus interface.
Effective lighting control
The four RGBpx LED outputs can be used to connect AquaPC's corresponding RGBpx strips and can also be controlled via the software. The slots supply a total of 64 LEDs or just four strips with enough power. The technology behind RGBpx allows each LED to be individually controlled. Alternatively, one of the splits can be connected to the Splitty 4 (ZUAD-1007) from Aqua Computer, which can also be used to control Corsair and NZXT fans.
The QUADRO and the aquasuite software can be used to create a variety of effects and especially smooth animations. Among the special effects include the sound-to-light effect, which responds to sounds played on the computer or an effect that converts, for example, the rotational speed of the fan in light effects. The AMBIENTpx effect also allows the colors of the border area of a screen to be transferred to RGB LED strips, such as a backlight that accentuates the screen's content.
Four sensor inputs can be used with appropriate temperature sensors to record temperatures and also visualized as colors. In addition, the QUADRO supports the aquabus interface and can be used with the aquaero 5 or 6 controllers. In this case, the aquaero can control all outputs of the QUADRO or transfer sensor values from the aquaero to the QUADRO. A maximum of two QUADROs can be connected via aquabus to an aquaero 5/6 at the same time.
- Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 49 mm (W x H x D)
- RGB LED color resolution: 16.7 million colors
- 4x 4-pin PWM slots
- 4x RGB strips, a total of 64 individually addressable LEDs
- Output power per channel (fan): max. 25 watts
- Supply voltage: 5 V / 12 V
- Compatibility LED strips: RGBpx
- QUADRO controller
- 1x temperature sensor (70 cm in length)
- 1x USB connection cable (100 cm in length)
- mounting material