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How does a microclimate B1 work?

How does a microclimate B1 work?

The Dimmer B1 Thermostat allows precise control of any heat source up to 600w by using advanced microprocessor technology. The B1 is a dimming thermostat that gradually varies the power supplied to the heat source for a smooth change in temperature inside the vivarium.

How does a dimming thermostat work?

Dimming Thermostats They work by providing a ‘sliding’ amount of electricity to the heat source, which causes a light emitting heat source to ‘Dim’ up and down to maintain temperature. If the temperature at the thermostat probe is too hot, then the amount of electricity supplied is decreased and the bulb dims.

How does a microclimate Ministat work?

The Ministat is an On/Off control thermostat. An On/Off thermostat works by switching the heater On and Off around a set point. With On/Off control a switching differential is used by the thermostat. This prevents the Ministat switching On and Off too quickly.

What is the difference between a dimming thermostat?

Dimming thermostats are similar to a pulse but instead of sending packets of energy it will simply reduce the amount of energy being sent. As the thermostat is not flicking on and off or sending packets of energy it is putting less strain on fragile filaments making it perfect for use with basking lights.

Can you use a thermostat with a heat lamp?

on/off thermostats can be used with any heat source, however they are best for use with ceramic bulbs or heat mats. They will shorten the life of a light emitting heat bulb. They will turn on and off as the desired temperature is reached. Dimming thermostats are the most popular and versatile thermostat available.

What is a microclimate Ministat?

Microclimate Ministat 100 is a British made thermostat that provides accurate temperature control of your vivarium. Ministat is a compact and mighty ON/OFF temperature control you can rely on. On/Off temperature control is suitable for all types of heaters due to a temperature swing either side of the set point.

How do you control the temperature in a vivarium?

Position a heat pad underneath the vivarium — this should cover no more than 30% of the length of the enclosure. This will provide a continuous background heat. A heat lamp (fitted with a guard) should be positioned inside the vivarium, at the same end as the heat pad — this will provide a focal hot spot.

Can you put rocks in a vivarium?

Rocks – a good pile of rocks is a delight for a bearded dragon, but be careful. Any rocks used should be placed on the floor of the vivarium before the substrate is put in; the last thing you want is for the dragon to dig underneath and have the rock fall on them. So pack the substrate around the rock, it’s much safer!