The VE-300 thermostat is an upgraded version of previous models, and it offers several advanced features that are essential for precise temperature control in vivariums. One such feature is the battery backup, which ensures that the thermostat will continue to function even in the event of a power outage. This is especially important for reptile keepers who rely on consistent temperature control to maintain the health and wellbeing of their pets.
The VE-300 also includes several alarm options that alert the user to potential errors or malfunctions. For example, the sensor failure alarm will sound if the probe fails, while the temperature overshoot alarm will alert the user if the set temperature is exceeded by at least 4 degrees. The too long to setpoint alarm will also notify the user if the heating device fails.
Another valuable feature of the VE-300 is the built-in night drop feature, which enables the user to set a regular temperature drop at night. This is important for simulating natural temperature fluctuations in the vivarium, which can promote healthy behaviors and prevent stress in reptiles.
Finally, the VE-300 can function as either a pulse proportional or on/off thermostat, giving the user greater control over their vivarium's temperature. With all of these advanced features and more, the Vivarium Electronics Model VE-300 is a top-of-the-line choice for reptile keepers who require precise temperature control in their vivariums.
- Table top mount for convenience
- Full back-lit display for easy reading
- Displays probe temperature and set point on the main display
- Hi/Lo History and Alarms to alert user of temperature fluctuations
- Battery backup for clock to ensure uninterrupted operation
- Built-in Night Drop capability for natural temperature fluctuations
- Dimming ability for precise temperature control
- Remembers settings during power failure
- Built-in Safety Shutoff relay for added safety
- Grounded receptacle designed for outlet strip use
- 700 watt capacity with user-replaceable fuse (spare fuse included!)
- 10' probe cord for flexible placement
- User-replaceable 6' Power cord for easy maintenance
- Stackable for neat and professional appearance
- Capable of Pulse Proportional OR On/Off thermostat functions for greater control over temperature.
The "table top" model of this proportional thermostat is specifically designed to sit conveniently on top of your racks or cages, eliminating the need for mounting or using stands to display it. It comes equipped with a single outlet that can be easily expanded with an outlet strip. The thermostat's standard display shows the current set point value, the current time of day, and the temperature reading from the probe.
Navigating through the menu is a breeze with the 3-button keyboard, and programming is made intuitive with the large back-lit display. The ability to stack these thermostats on top of each other is a standout feature, providing a neat and professional appearance. Additionally, both the probe and fuse are easily replaceable by the user without the need to open the case. The probe cord also locks in place to prevent accidental unplugging. The package includes a 6-foot power cord and a probe.
We DO NOT recommend this thermostat for use with incandescent light bulbs.