Skip to content

Setup

This is a Python library and web service for accessing Aquaero fan and pump controllers by Aqua Computer GmbH & Co. KG.

pyquaero is a community open source project. It is not endorsed by or affiliated with Aqua Computer.

EXPERIMENTAL SOFTWARE! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

The pyquaero main developer is running this software for several years now, without any negative side effects. However, it is a highly experimental software, and it is based on reverse engineering only.

  • This software might damage your Aquaero device in a way that it must be repaired or replaced.
  • The use of this software could lead to failure of cooling fans or aqua pumps, which might cause permanent damage to heat sensitive components of your system.
  • Using this software might void your warranty.

Neither the pyquaero developers nor Aqua Computer GmbH & Co. KG can be held liable for any damage caused by this software.

It is strongly recommended to use only the official software!

Supported Firmware Versions

Before you install pyquaero, check here if your Aquaero firmware is supported.

Installation

pip install pyquaero

USB Setup

Accessing the USB port might need root permission. However it is not recommended to use pyquaero with root rights. Depending on the operating system, some extra steps might be necessary to give users permission to access the USB port.

Fedora, RedHat, CentOS

Execute this sequence to set up an aquaero group, change the Aquaero USB permissions and add the user $user to this group:

cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/40-aquaero.rules << __EOF__
ATTRS{idVendor}=="0c70",ATTRS{idProduct}=="f001",MODE="0660",GROUP="aquaero"
__EOF__
groupadd -r aquaero
usermod -aG aquaero $user

The $user is now allowed to access the Aquaero USB device.

Open Source

pyquaero is open source software. The source code is available at GitHub, and is distributed under the terms of GNU General Public License (GPLv3).