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FlexWatt MUST be on a thermostat or rheostat...


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Posted by oldherper on May 04, 2003 at 07:21:35:

In Reply to: will this keep the cage at about 85-90 degrees??? posted by rejekt on May 03, 2003 at 15:47:25:


NEVER install FlexWatt without some sort of temperature regulating device. You will creat a fire hazard, plus the FlexWatt will run too hot for your application. You need to use either a proportional thermostat or a rheostat. I've found that rheostats, while they will work, are a royal pain to regulate. You also need to carefully plan how you locate the FlexWatt so that you provide thermal gradients in the cages.

Even using a ceramic heat emitter you need to use some sort of thermostat to keep from overheating.

:im building a 4 cage teresrial condo for my leos and afts.if i put 1 strip of 11 inch flexwatt and 1 3inch strip of flexwatt,both 4 feet long down the back wall of the unit and it just goes straight down.will that keep the afts and leos cage around 85-90 degrees.also does anyone no a good way to wire those ceramic light fixtures on.cuz if the flexwatt doesnt work i have ceramic fixtures.the cage is 4x2x2 with each cage bieng 1x2x2.i only want 1 outlet for the lights but i no the flexwatt will use 2.thanx for any help





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