Zoo Med Repti-Temp Rheostat Temperature Controller

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: Heating

$0.00 $23.99

Take control of your terrarium temperatures!

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!

  • Provides manual heat control
  • Simple operation
  • For use with most reptile heating devices

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, heat bulbs  (up to 150 watts) as well as other reptile heat devices.

Does not include a thermometer reading, instead use this rheostat in combination with a thermometer, like a Zoo Med Thermometer or a Zoo Med Thermometer/Hygrometer.

For use with:

  • Reptile rock heaters
  • Reptile heat caves
  • Reptile heat pads or under tank heaters
  • Reflector spot bulbs
  • Infrared spot bulbs
  • Ceramic heat emitters
  • All other types of reptile heat lamps up to a total of 150 watts maximum

NOTE: Not compatible with fluorescent lamps, mercury vapor bulbs. Not compatible with Reptisun, Avian Sun or Power Sun UV because these lamps need specific line voltages; they cannot be used with dimmers/rheostats

1-year manufacturer warranty.

Additional Information:
A rheostat is basically a dimmer. It allows you to manually reduce the amount of power reaching a heater, whereas a thermostat like the 500R senses the temperature and turns the heater on and off accordingly. You can plug up to two heating devices into this temperature controller, but make sure the maximum wattage capability is not exceeded.



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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 80 reviews
    Douglas B.
    Doesn't work great-not worth the money

    I bought this along with a Zoo med heated rock. Followed instructions for both products (which are advertised to work in conjunction with each other). The rock temperature does not vary much no matter what setting you have the temp controller (verified using infrared digital thermometer). Difference between lowest setting and highest setting is only about 5-8 degrees. Might as well just buy the rock or whatever else you are trying to heat and plug directly into the wall and save yourself the $25.00.

    Exactly what I need

    Glad I found this one. They seem to be hard to come by. I use this in conjunction with a hot pad on which I put a cup of water to heat up my snakes’ dinner. It’s perfect for that use. I can get their meal to a steady 100 degrees with no trouble at all. Not sure why they’re so hard to find but if you do find one, you’d better grab it. Might never find another.

    Good value

    Did what it claims to do.

    Eh. It’s alright.

    Eh. Analog.

    Good value

    It keeps the temperatures constant.