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Kessil Spectral Controller-X - Nature Aquariums

Kessil Spectral Controller-X

$198.95

KESSIL ACCESSORIES - CONTROLLER

kessil Spectral Controller X
  • kessil Spectral Controller X
  • kessil Spectral Controller X

Spectral Controller 

  • Part Number

    KSASC02

  • Weight

    0.26lb / 0.12kg

  • Dimensions

    L 5.6" x W 2.5" x H 0.56"



  • Firmware V1.3 Available

    Intuitive and Affordable Light Control

    Equipped with flawless touch control and a vivid color display, the Spectral Controller  is effortless light control at the touch of your fingertips. Its straightforward approach to light control programming allows for endless customization options without the confusion. The sleek, modern design ensures a beautiful and cohesive setup that won't disrupt the look of your aquarium.

    Smart K-Link Communication

    The new K-Link communication method is an upgrade of the easily plug & play 0-10V, allowing users to network multiple A360X together(up to 32 fixtures per chain) and set individual groups to run their own programs. K-Link is also a two-way communication, meaning the Spectral Controller  can detect the number of lights in the network, the status of the lights, etc.

    One Controller, Two Ports - Backward Compatible

    Each controller is equipped with one K-Link port and one 0-10V output port. The K-Link port allows users to connect to the new A360, while the 0-10V port is for Kessil’s 0-10V light fixture.

    Note: USB power adapter is not included
    ** 0-10V Unit Link Cable for 0-10V lights is not included **

    Program Mode

    Features three ways of setting a customized light schedule to match individual tank needs. Maximum of 12 programs can be created

    Quick Set:

    Create unique dawn and dusk effects by altering light intensity and color throughout eight different time points.

    Acclimation Mode:

    Simplify the introduction of new lights to a tank or new corals to an existing setup with acclimation mode. The acclimation timeline can be customized to suit specific needs.

    Lunar Cycle:

    Simulate natural moonlight cycles with 5 phases: New Moon, Waxing Crescent, Waxing Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full moon

    Manual Mode

    Manual Mode: Instantly tune color and intensity for on demand light customization.

    Compatibility

    The Spectral Controller  is compatible with the A360 and all the 0-10V Kessil lights

    Note: USB power adapter is not included

    Product Information

    Overview

    Equipped with flawless touch control and a vivid color display, the Spectral Controller offers effortless light control at the touch of your fingertips. Its straightforward approach to light control programming allows for endless customization options without the confusion. The sleek, modern design ensures a beautiful and cohesive setup that won't disrupt the look of your aquarium.

    What's in the Box

    • Spectral Controller  (x1)

    • Magnetic Back Plate (x1)

    • Micro USB Cable (for firmware update) (x1)

    • K-Link Cable (10’) (x1)

    • Screws (x2)

    • Nylon Anchor (x2)

    Please make sure to consult the Spectral Controller Quick Start Guide and follow each step.

    Step 1 Power

      • Plug the K-Link Cable (10’) to the K-Link (female).

      • Plug the other end to the A360X K-Link Port.

      • Plug the A360X to the power supply and plug the AC cable of the power supply to a wall outlet.

    Alternative

      • Plug the Micro USB Cable to the Micro-USB port and to a 5V/1A USB power adapter. (USB power adapter not included)

    * The Spectral Controller X can be powered off through A360X if the controller is not connected to a 5V/1A USB power adapter.

    Step 2 Set Up

      • Use the Direction Pad  to navigate to the Settings tab.

      • Press  to access the settings.

      • Press  to return to tab options.

    Demo Settings

    • When Demo Mode is turned on, any adjustments will not be saved. After the set minutes of inactivity, light will automatically revert back to the settings/programs prior to Demo Mode. This is designed for retail stores to allow customers trying out the control and functions.

    Step 3 Choose the Program

    • The Status Page will cycle through the status of each group every 2 seconds.

    • Press  to enter tab options. Press  one more time to enter Dashboard.

    • In the Dashboard, press  to select group, press  to select program.

    • Under Manual Color, press  to set the manual colors & intensity. Navigate to Effect tab to try out the effects. Navigate to Group tab to group the lights

    Step 4 Set the Group

      • From the Status page, press to enter tab options. Press  one more time to enter Dashboard.

      • In Dashboard, press  to select group, press  to highlight your group. Press  to select "Manual". Press to enter "Manual"

      • Navigate to the  tab, press  until  is selected and press to enter group arrangement mode.

      • Press   to select lamps and navigate to the desired interacting group (bottom part).

      • Press  to move lamps from active group (top part) to interacting group(bottom part) or vise versa.

    Note: The 4-digit number is the last 4-digit of the Serial Number of the lamp

    Step 5 Program

      • Use the Direction Pad (C) to navigate to the Programs tab.

      • Press  to access the programs settings

      • Press   to navigate between preset programs or new program and press  to enter.

      • Press  to choose time point and press  to enter for detail settings.

      • Press  to navigate between functional settings, press  to adjust value.

    Note: After creating your Program, remember to go to Dashboard and choose your program under the group.

    Step 6 Mounting

    • Use the screws provided to mount the magnetic back plate to a wooden surface.

    • If mounting to a dry wall, pre-drill two 1/4" (6.5mm) holes and insert nylon anchors before screwing the plate in.

    There is no lamp in TB group (Note: The default group is TB group)

    1. There may be a disconnection of lamp. Check the cable and power connection of the lamp, re-plug the power of the Spectral Controller X. 
    2. Your lamp may have been set to different group. Under "Dashboard", check other groups. You can reassign the lamp group following Step 4 in Installation Instructions.



    My lamps do not run my program

    1. Under "Dashboard" and under your group, make sure you see the correct number of lamps. Make sure the correct program is selected. 
    2. Check the time in "Settings". 12-hour or 24-hour time format can be chosen , make sure it is the correct time.



    My lamps do not turn off when they are supposed to.

    1. Under "Dashboard" and under your group, make sure you see the correct number of lamps. Make sure the correct program is selected. 
    2. Check the time in "Settings". 12-hour or 24-hour time format can be chosen , make sure it is the correct time. 
    3. Go to "Program" tab and enter into your program. There must be a point at 0% intensity and 0% color (all channels).



    Can I have both Acclimation Mode and Lunar Cycle modes turned on?

    No, only one mode can be selected under the current firmware version.


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