Aquacomputer High Flow Next To Be Supported With Linux 6.1
Queued up in the hardware monitoring's hwmon-next branch ahead of the Linux 6.1 merge window is adding support for the Aquacomputer High Flow Next. The Aquacomputer High Flow Next is a integrated coolant flow, temperature, and RGB-lighted sensor. This sensor is also able to measure electrical conductivity and quality of the coolant.
Aquacomputer High Flow Next
The Aquacomputer High Flow Next for PC water cooling setups retails for 80 EUR. This patch extends the existing Aquacomputer driver to expose the various sensors of this flow sensor, which relies on a proprietary USB HID protocol. Exposed are the +5V voltages, water quality, conductivity, and flow readings. There is also support for an optional temperature sensor. The device's serial number and firmware are also exposed to Linux via DebugFS.
The support sadly isn't coming from Aquacomputer themselves but via reverse engineering and work by the open-source community. Another patch queued in hwmon-next for Linux 6.1 adds virtual temperature sensor support for this driver with the Aquacomputer D5 Next, Octo, Quadro, and Farbwerk 360 hardware.