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Old 10-08-2011, 11:18 AM
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i shall soon be looking at replacing an old stat where the probe shield is slightly damaged,and have been looking at both habistat and microclimate pulse proportional models to control the reptile radiator heat soucre,i am tending more to the microclimate b2me as it apparantly does not need the extra timer/magic eye unit as the stat does it all,unlike the habistat which is over 20 extra!!!!. hoewver,i am slightly concerned that these "magic eye" type of stats might reduce the temps in low-light winter conditions or when the light is naturally dull like in heavily overcast or storms for example,is it likely to affect the unit and the temps adversely? or would i be safer sticking to a standard pulse proportional stat? i was only considering "magic eye" as i could be using the set-up for pairing royal pythons in the near future,and thought the temp dropm might be advantageous.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:26 AM
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Ive used the micro climate and it is a good stat however you would need to ensure the room isnt too dark during the day or it would probly trigger the stat, they do have a sensitivity dial on the bottom if i remember rightly though i just use regular habistat pulse stats these days,i think they are the best stat readily available in the uk
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Jamie is correct. The Microclimate stats do have a sensitivity setting. I have never experienced them switching off during inclement weather. I use them for controlling the heating and basking bulbs in my Sungazer enclosure and on my snake rack. I have found them to be excellent.
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thanks for the advice guys, i may just go for standard pulse stat,as i am not too confident that even with adjustable sensitivity,the stat can"think round corners" ,and calculate the possible light variations within my snakeroom. still cant make my mind up whether to go for microclimate b2 600 watt or the habistat's which i am currently using on my other vivs and rub's. is it worth gives the microclimate a try?
i have heard that micoclimates if they fail switch off ALL HEAT, while habistat's allow heatt to continue if they fail? can any body advise whether this is STILL the case,as i had heard habistat were altering their stats to also switch off all heat too.
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Any info forwarding on the above question please? What is the better of the two stats in peoples opinion?
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I only use Habistats, so I cannot comment on other products

I usually use pulse pro day/night stats, combined with a night eye sensor. If you stick the sensor to a window, then they will be very accurate and only switch to night time temps during darkness. I also use the moon switches and sun switches (again stuck to the window) to control lighting, supplimentary heating, etc. This gives me a natural cycle, although, maybe not naturally from the species region...but it works for me.

Day/night stats can also be controlled via timers instead of the night eye, so you can give longer/shorter daylight hours to suit your needs. The lead comes supplied with the stat, you just need to add a timer.

I have only ever had one stat fail and that shut off all power to the ceramic.
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Apologies...just realised this is an old thread.
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