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  • whats everyone using for thermostats ?

    leaning towards a boaphile now. probably gonna use the flex watt. the thermostats on the boaphile site don't look that advanced. any better options ?

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    Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

    I like herpstats, have five of them and no problems. Easy to setup.

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    • #3
      Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

      Originally posted by GoingPostal View Post
      I like herpstats, have five of them and no problems. Easy to setup.
      I agree completely very user friendly!

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      • #4
        Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

        I use a herpstat pro and a helix dbs1000...ive had them both for about 7-8 years give or take..i would highly recommend herpstat...the helix is also good but blew a fuse on me about a year ago...easily changed but still had about a day with no heat to the tubs

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        • #5
          Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

          I use the Ranco brand t-stats you've seen offered on Jeff's website - both the single and double versions.

          They are simple and reliable.
          "An increase in reptile education can lead to a decrease in reptile discrimination." - Bebo

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          • #6
            Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

            I've used Rancos in the past and still hold on to them as backups, but now I am using all Herpstats.


            Tim

            http://www.facebook.com/BoidsOhio?bookmark_t=page


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            • #7
              Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

              I use a bunch of different types herpstats, Vivarium electronics, Rancos, and Hydrofarms. They all do their job really well but I prefer the hydrofarms and rancos because of their simplicity. Herpstats are great if you like different alerts and like having your temps exact to the decimal point.

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              • #8
                Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

                I like herpstats primarily because I use RHPs. I really like that it shows you the percentage of the heating element's output. However for the price a UL rating would be nice.

                I think under most circumstances any good on/off thermostat with a UL rating would work well with a UTH. The shorter the temp swing the better... For example a Johnson clicks on/off in one degree increments while a hydrofarm uses a two degree increment setting.

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                • #9
                  Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

                  I invested in a herpstat4 a few years ago and have zero regrets. I keep my ranco around as back up or to use if i have snake in quarantine.

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                  • #10
                    Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

                    gonna go herpstat. just ordered a 421D radiant panel and flex watt under. what model herpstat should I go with and wheres best ( cheapest) online to buy?

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                    • #11
                      Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

                      You want a Herpstat 2 at least. If buying online. Buy directly from Spyder Robotics.


                      Tim

                      http://www.facebook.com/BoidsOhio?bookmark_t=page


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                      • #12
                        Re: whats everyone using for thermostats ?

                        I bought my herpstats straight off their website, they are very quick to ship too.

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