Zoo Med Repti Temp Rheostat - For manual heat control. With a turn of the knob, you can adjust the temperature of most non-thermostatically controlled heating devices! Plug in up to 2 compatible heating items with a combined wattage of up to 150 watts!
Turn your heaters up in the winter and down in the summer depending on your inside house temperatures! Great for use with Zoo Med's Repticare Rock Heater, Ceramic Heat Emitters, ReptiTherm Under Tank Heaters, incandescent heat bulbs (up to 150 watts) as well as other reptile heat devices.
For use with:
1-year manufacturer warranty.
Q: What is the difference between a rheostat and a thermostat?
A: A rheostat is basically a dimmer. It allows you to manually reduce the amount of power reaching a heater. A thermostat like the 500R senses the temperature and turns the heater on and off accordingly.
Q: Can I use the rheostat/thermostat with a Reptisun, Avian Sun or Power Sun UV?
A: These lamps need specific line voltages; they cannot be used with dimmers/rheostats.
Q: How many heating devices can be controled with this device?
A: You can plug up to two heating devices into this temperature controller. Make sure the maximum wattage capability is not exceeded.
Q: I am using a thermostat/rheostat and the temperature is not rising.
A: Thermostats and rheostats cannot increase the temperature a heat source is capable of putting out. Setting the thermostat/rheostat to the maximum temperature/ level will be as hot as the heat source itself will get.