Microclimate EVO Connected 3
Three channel wifi vivarium thermostat
- Multi-channel thermostat for reptile enclosures
- Connects to your phone for complete peace of mind
- Easy to read digital display and buttons
What is the Microclimate Evo Connected 3 thermostat?
The Microclimate Evo Connected 3 stands out from other reptile thermostats with a superb track record of safety and successful animal protection. This three channel cloud-connected thermostat boasts a suite of cutting edge features, including integration with the Evo Connected mobile application (WiFi connection required) for control and monitoring on the go, as well as multi-channel control and the ability to control lighting ramp times.
The main control box housing is designed to completely protect the thermostat while the new capacitive touch display offers precise data logging, with settings like the on-screen temperature history graph and full temperature gradient, as well as fixed control and basic control modes. The display unit connects to all the cables from your heating devices by just a single cable and features its own IP-rated sensor with a built-in sensor failure alarm for precise temperature gradient monitoring.
Perhaps the most impressive feature within this range is the multi-time zone setting which has the ability to recreate the completely natural temperature cycle of each season through each heating element, so you can help your pet feel more comfortable through their yearly cycle. You can use the Microclimate Evo Connected 3 thermostat as both a pulse proportional thermostat and an on/off thermostat.
Why should I buy this Evo Connected thermostat?
Every heat source within a reptile's enclosure should be run through a thermostat, to prevent over or under heating and protect against large electrical spikes. The Evo Connected thermostat 3 is designed to help you run multiple heat sources at once for multiple enclosures.
Each heat source is paired with its own sensor in the main control box so you can either monitor the heat in different parts of the same enclosure or different enclosures entirely. When coupled with the Evo Connected mobile application (WiFi connection required), which allows you to view alerts and even alter the power output status of the thermostat while you're on the go through a familiar menu system, it's easy to see why an Evo Connected thermostat 3 stands out from the competition.
The app features can also be accessed by the web dash board, in case you don't want to download the app. On the dash board control centre, you can access all the great features found in the app including temperature graphs, low night time temperature mode, current channel temperatures and more.
What are the different types of thermostats and which do I need?
There are a few different types of thermostats but there are three key types to know; the pulse thermostat, the dimming thermostat and the on/off thermostat.
A pulse thermostat gives power to your heating elements in pulses, creating heat waves that wash across your vivarium or terrarium, they are best used with ceramic heaters and heat mats.
A dimming thermostat is a bit like a dimmer light switch, it slowly increases or decreases the power to heating elements to simulate sunrises and sunsets, it's best used on light-emitting heat sources, such as bulbs.
Finally, on/off thermostats are a bit more like light switches, they can only give full power to a heat source or none, they are best used for large, low-power solutions like heat mats and heat cables.
What outlets does the Microclimate Evo Connected 3 have?
The Microclimate Evo Connected 3 has three outlets that cover a range of thermostat functions; two pulse/dimming outlets and an on/off outlet. Each outlet has its own benefits:
- Channel 1: Pulse/Dimming Thermostat - This outlet is designed to manage heat bulbs. It can be used to slowly increase or decrease the intensity of heat and light coming from your bulbs and emitters. This lets you recreate sunsets and rises.
- Channel 2: Pulse/Dimming Thermostat - This outlet offers the same control and output as Channel 1, it can be used to run a second heat source in a large enclosure or a secondary enclosure.
- Channel 3: On/Off Thermostat - This outlet is ideal for managing heat mats and heat wires. It simply turns devices on or off, like a light switch.
Which Microclimate Evo Connected device should I buy?
When choosing between the environmental control connected devices in the Evo range, the key is to think about your current reptile heating system and how that is likely to change in the future. The devices are largely the same meaning that they share the same high-quality design and build but are each specialised for specific tasks. Each multi-channel cloud connected thermostat has clear benefits:
The Microclimate Evo Connected 2 has all the great features of the Microclimate Evo Connected 3 with a single pulse/dimming outlet and an on/off outlet, making it a good choice if you have a light-emitting heat source and a heat mat or similar.
The Microclimate EVO Connected Pro offers a single dimming/pulse channel, a single on/off channel and a single hygrostat channel, which is designed to manage humidifiers and misters. This model is ideal for rainforest or tropical vivariums.
However, if you currently have more heaters or more complex heaters, you will need the Microclimate Evo Connected 3.
It's also worth noting you can run multiple Microclimate thermostats at once from a single app if you require more outlets.
|Country of origin||UK|
|Model||Microclimate EVO Connected 3|
|1st port?||Yes, dimming/pulse|
|2nd port?||Yes, dimming/pulse|
|3rd port?||Yes, on/off|