Swell Digital Dimming Thermostat
A digital dimming thermostat with day/night feature and built in timer
- Digital dimming thermostat with built in timer
- Easy to read LCD display operates and sets parameters
- Uses real time clock to control day/night feature
What is the Swell Digital Dimming Thermostat?
Reptile thermostats are one of the most important pieces of kit in a reptile keepers arsenal. They are used to regulate reptile heat sources, maintain a continual temperature at the desired level and prevent overheating.
The Swell Digital Dimming Thermostat is a dimming thermostat for controlling light bulbs produced for reptiles. It features an LCD display for continual readout of nighttime and daytime temperature parameters and a built-in timer, allowing you to set separate daytime and nighttime temperatures and maintain a natural day-night temperature cycle.
It features two separate ports, one dimming port to maintain a continual temperature with your light-emitting heat source, and one on/off port to time the switching on or off of your lighting, fans or spray systems. The waterproof sensor probe is easy to attach to your terrarium or vivarium with a suction cup, this thermostat is our most popular thermostat ideal for use with any heat bulb that emits light.
What are the benefits of using a dimming thermostat?
This dimming thermostat is perfect for most reptile setups such as Chinese water dragon and Bearded dragon enclosures that use light-emitting heat sources such as a basking bulb and a separate UV source. With an adjustable alarm function, which produces both a visual and audible warning if the temperature does outside of the desired range, it maintains the temperature to preset parameters and allows you to control lighting with the additional second port.
The day/night mode also allows you to maintain your reptile's day-night cycle throughout the night by lowering the nighttime temperature and light intensity, meaning you can maintain the day-night temperature cycle seen in nature. The digital screen is easy to use and features a real-time clock and coloured icon flashes.
Is this thermostat cost-effective?
Using this thermostat also helps to avoid unstable changes in temperature and lighting that can be caused by switching on and off frequently, making it safer for reptiles. As a result, the heater or other electrical equipment will last longer and will save money.
Are there any heating devices I can't use this thermostat with?
Dimming thermostats are for use with light-emitting heat sources such as basking bulbs or halogen lamps. This thermostat is not compatible with heat mats, heat cables or ceramic heaters. For these heating devices, it is better to use either an on/off or pulse proportional thermostat.
How do I set up the Swell Digital Dimming Thermostat?
To set the Swell Digital Dimming thermostat, simply press and hold the ‘set’ button until the set temperature starts to flash, from there you can navigate between all the settings by pressing the set button several times.
Each setting can be increased with the ‘up arrow’ button and decreased with the ‘down arrow’ button. Once you have the setting at the correct number, press set again to save the number and move to the next number. You can follow this helpful table to access all settings:
|The number of ‘Set’ button presses||Setting||Description|
|1||Day Temperature||Set the desired temperature of your enclosure during the day.|
|2||Night Temperature||Set the desired temperature of your enclosure during the night.|
|3||Temperature variation||Set the amount that you are happy for the temperature to vary between your thermostat switching on and off.|
|4||L1 Hour - From||Set the hour that you want your L1 outlet to start.|
|5||L1 Minute - From||Set the minute that you want your L1 outlet to start.|
|6||L1 Hour - To||Set the hour that you want your L1 outlet to stop.|
|7||L1 Minute - To||Set the minute that you want your L1 outlet to stop.|
|8||L2 Hour- From||Set the hour that you want your L2 outlet to start.|
|9||L2 Minute - From||Set the minute that you want your L2 outlet to start.|
|10||L2 Hour - To||Set the hour that you want your L2 outlet to stop.|
|11||L2 Minute - To||Set the minute that you want your L2 outlet to stop.|
|12||Current Time Hour||Set the hour of the current time.|
|13||Current Time Minute||Set the minute of the current time.|
|14||Daytime Temp Start Hour||Set the hour that you want your daytime temperature control to start.|
|15||Daytime Temp Start Minute||Set the minute that you want your daytime temperature control to start.|
|16||Nighttime Temp Start Hour||Set the hour that you want your nighttime temperature control to start.|
|17||Nighttime Temp Start Minute||Set the minute that you want your nighttime temperature control to start.|
At any time, you can press and hold the ‘set’ button to restart from the first press. You can also scroll through all settings without altering them by pressing the ‘up arrow’ button or the ‘down arrow’ button when the display is in its’ normal state.
How do I set the alarm on the Swell Digital Dimming Thermostat?
The alarm function sounds an audible alarm if the temperature in your enclosure rises 5 degrees above the temperature you have set. To set the alarm, simply press the ‘up arrow’ button and the ‘down arrow’ button together until you see the letters ‘No’ or ‘Al’ flashing on the display. ‘No’ means the alarm is deactivated while ‘Al’ means the alarm is active. Press the ‘up arrow’ button or the ‘down arrow’ button to toggle between the settings then press the ‘set button’ to save the setting you want.
|Temperature control range||0-50°C|