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What is a pulse thermostat?

Last Updated: 10th April, 2020

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Pulse Thermostats. Pulse Thermostats are for non-light-emitting heat sources only, such as heat cable, mats and ceramic emitters. They pulse with greater or less intensity depending on whether the temperature needs raising or lowering - an action that is not compatible with glass bulbs, but works great otherwise.

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Also question is, how does a pulse thermostat work?

Pulse Thermostats These thermostats are great for controlling non light emitting heat sources such as ceramic heat emitters/bulbs. They work by constantly checking the temperature at the thermostat probe, and by changing how frequently pulses of electricity are sent to the heat source.

Furthermore, what is the best reptile thermostat? Here, I have compiled only the best reptile thermostats and made it easy for you to decide.

  • iPower Digital Heat Mat Thermostat.
  • Habistat Dimming Thermostat.
  • Herpstat 2.
  • Century Digital Mat Thermostat.
  • Vivarium Electronics VE-300 Thermostat.
  • Bayite Digital Outlet Thermostat.
  • WILLHI WH1436A Digital Thermostat.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what do reptile thermostats do?

Not only do thermostats automatically monitor and regulate temperatures (arguably the most important aspect of reptile husbandry) they help protect against on of the most common causes of reptile fatality – overheating.

What is a proportional thermostat?

Proportional Thermostats. Similar to a traditional thermostat, a proportional thermostat has a probe that tells it when heat needs to be applied or turned off. Unlike a traditional thermostat, a proportional thermostat works like a dimmer in that it can adjust the amount of voltage being applied to the heating device.

Related Question Answers

Stefanny Thiergartner

Professional

Do you need a thermostat for heat lamp?

Heat bulbs provide heat and light, but do not provide UVb light. It is important to use an appropriately sized (i.e. correct wattage) bulb for your enclosure and to control the temperature of the bulb with a thermostat. The best thermostat to use with a heat bulb is a dimming thermostat.

Marti Georgius

Professional

Do I need a thermostat for my bearded dragon?

A thermostat should be considered is an essential piece of safety equipment rather than a control. It shouldn't be thought of as something to try and keep the basking area hot, but to keep the cool end at the right temperature for the bearded dragon to retreat to when it gets too warm.

Abdelmonim Seifferth

Explainer

Can I use a dimming thermostat with a ceramic bulb?

Dimming Thermostat
Though the dimming thermostat can also be used with heat mats or ceramic heaters it won't be quite as effective as a pulse thermostat so we would only really use this for basking light.

Natalina MuiƱo

Pundit

How does a thermostat work in a vivarium?

How they work: These basic stats control temperature by switching the heat source on and off. If the unit senses a temperature in the vivarium that is too cool it switches the heater on. When the temperature reaches the upper level of tolerance it switches the heater off.

Jozsef Dobrzysk

Pundit

Do you need a thermostat for a leopard gecko?

Leopard gecko heating with under tank heating pad
Under tank heating pads, or UTH for short, come in all different sizes. Once you have your UTH setup, and have placed your tile/decor inside, it is highly recommended you purchase a thermostat to help you temperature control your under tank heating pad.

Hlima Girard

Pundit

How long does it take for a reptile heat mat to warm up?

It could take 15-20 min to even feel warm and an hour or 2 to get hot.

Lirio Pelshe

Pundit

Are ceramic heat emitters safe?

Ceramic Heat Emitters efficiently provide direction heat, without producing any light. They are very effective at heating terrariums, vivariums, and habitats, and can be used as a 24 hour heat source. Ceramic Heat Emitters are a safe, economical, and effective way to provide your reptile with a much needed heat source.

Icaro Fouque

Teacher

Where does the probe go in a snake cage thermostat?

Re: Thermostat Probe Placement? It all depends on the type of heat you are using. For Under Tank Heat Pad (UTH) you put it outside on the bottom (between the heat pad and the bottom of the enclosure). Then get the temp of the inside bottom (underneath the substrate) right by adjusting the thermostat temp.

Suiju Gioia

Teacher

Where does the thermometer go in a vivarium?

Reptile thermostat probe placement in a low viv
Let's say the basking bulb is located on the top right hand corner of the vivarium, this will obviously be the hottest place, with the bottom left the coolest. Any point in between is the 'ambient' temperature.

Odila Rulaff

Teacher

How do I set my Exo Terra thermostat?

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.

Oleg Larrague

Reviewer

What is the best heat mat for reptiles?

Top 10 Reptile Heating Pads on Amazon 2019
  • #1 Zoo Med Repti Therm Under Tank Heater.
  • #2 iPower Reptile Heat Pad Under Tank Terrarium Heater.
  • #3 Aiicioo Under Tank Heater Reptile Heating Pad 8 Watt (2 Pack)
  • #4 Sequoia Reptile Under Tank Heating Pad with Temperature Control for Reptile.

Vitoriano Lascano

Reviewer

How do you use a heat mat for reptiles?

The heat mat should be placed in the hot zone of the vivarium. It should cover approximately 1/3 of the floor space and definitely no more than 1/2, as you must allow your pet to move to a cooler area if it is getting over heated. The heat mat is either mounted on the side of the tank, or on the bottom.

Goretty Ruta

Reviewer

What is heat tape for reptiles?

Along each side of the heat tape is a copper foil strip that conducts electricity to the black lines in the tape that make up the heating element. Heat tape is very thin and made of a durable plastic film which makes it ideal for heating reptiles.