Provide better heat balance.
- Accurately controls terrarium temperatures
- Ideal for use with heat mats and heat cables
- From 20 up to 35 °C (68 to 95 °F)
- Waterproof remote sensor
Reptiles are ectothermic and use heat from an external source to thermoregulate their optimal body temperature. Most reptiles use direct radiant heat from the sun in combination with conductive heat from sun-heated surfaces such as branches, rocks, or other heat accumulating structures. Providing such an appropriate, species related, temperature gradient in the terrarium is an important factor in successful reptile keeping. With the Exo-Terra® Electronic ON/OFF thermostat you can create a well controlled heating system that allows you to maintain the required temperature conditions similar to those found in a desert or tropical environment. The thermostat will also help to prevent overheating and under-cooling during hot summer days or cold winter nights.
The electronic trial switch keeps the temperature at the desired set point with a much higher accuracy compared to conventional thermostats and virtually eliminates temperature swings in the terrarium.
Simply connect a heat mat, heat cable, or ceramic heater to the Exo-Terra® ON/OFF thermostat, set the preferred temperature and place the heat sensor in the desired spot. The red LED heat indicator will light up when the heating device is ON and will shut off once the desired temperature has been reached. The recessed dial of the thermostat will prevent accidental temperature change if the device is being handled. The waterproof remote sensor can be safely used in highly moist terrariums and aquatic environments.
The thermostat should be set according to the needs of the animals. Thoroughly research the preferred optimum temperature range (POTR) for a specific reptile to create the correct temperature gradients inside the terrarium to allow the reptiles to thermoregulate.