Exo Terra Thermostat 300W
Exo Terra 300W electronic On/Off Thermostat accurately controls terrarium temperatures from 20°C up to 35°C (68°F – 95°F). It is ideal for use with Heat Mats and Heat Cables. It also has a waterproof remote sensor, and controls heating devices up to 300 W.
- Recessed temperature setting to avoid accidental setting or tampering
- Waterproof remote sensor with 6 foot / 185cm probe cord
- Red LED heat indicator shows when heating element is ON
- Can be used with the following Exo Terra heating sources: Heat Mat – Heat Cable – Ceramic Heater
The importance of temperature control
Reptiles are ectotherm, and use an external heat source to thermoregulate their body temperature. Most reptiles use direct heat from the sun, in combination with conductive heat from sun-heated surfaces, such as rocks. Providing an appropriate, species related, temperature gradient in the terrarium is an important factor in successful reptile keeping. With the Exo Terra 300 W Electronic On/Off Thermostat you can create a well controlled heating system. This will allow you to maintain the required temperature conditions similar to those found in a desert or tropical environment. The thermostat also helps to prevent overheating and undercooling during hot summer days or cold winter nights. The electronic Triac switch keeps the temperature at the desired setpoint, with a much higher accuracy compared to conventional thermostats and virtually eliminates temperature swings in the terrarium.
Simply connect your 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 Exo Terra Thermostat should be set according to the needs of the animals. Thoroughly research the preferred optimum temperature range (POTR) for your specific reptile, so that you can create the correct temperature gradients inside the terrarium to allow your reptiles to thermoregulate.