Thermostat talk

Continuing the discussion from The good, the bad, and the downright scary:

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The clicking noise is a audible notice that the thermostat is turning on or off. You will notice the light turns on when you hear the click.

The actual temp might be misaligned with the dials, give it a few tests with a few different locations on the dial and see how far off it is.

And cross test it with different thermometers other than the built in probe.

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I did have a thermometer in there, and it was definitely reading higher than what the temperature was supposed to be set at.

The clicking was a rapid on/off sound, I should have specified that lol

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VE thermostats are pulse proportional so they don’t click on and off. The best thermostats I’ve used are industrial grade temp controllers…and they’re about $10 each. I’ve had the same one on my incubator for 7 years.

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My bad, I had a dumb moment there and confused it with the Ministat-100.

Do you happen to have a link to the ones you use?

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I thought the VE-100 was on/off, the VE-200 and 300 are pulse proportional

EDIT:
It says on/off operation on this listing
https://www.reptilebasics.com/ve-100

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Maybe this will help some
Screenshot 2020-11-20 at 2.07.44 PM
https://www.reptilebasics.com/thermostats (non-affiliated link)

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I stand corrected. I don’t use them anymore with the exception of my incubator.

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You can fine them much cheaper actually. It just takes a couple of minutes of searching. Don’t be fooled by the price. These are top notch. I just grabbed the first listing. There are lots of options to choose from on these. Mine keeps temps within .5 degrees.

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That’s fair, aha.

Though I’ll definitely have to look into one of those, might be a little better than spending the money on a herpstat if it accomplishes the same thing.

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The one time I had a failure in one of these it was because I had there probe inserted past the insulation. It wasn’t making a connection to the wire and shut off the power to the heat source. The display read ERR so I knew to check. I’ve seen many of the “reptile” branded thermostats fail in the full ON position and destroy people’s collections. That’s why I prefer ambient heating to cage/rack heating.

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Right now I only have one thermostat FOR NOW. It is a VE-300x2

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