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Ceramic Heat Emitter

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:17 am
by Shaun78
I've never used one of these so I'm wondering if you think this setup will work. My apartment gets cold at night. So I'm getting a CHE and hooking it up to my older on/off thermostat because who cares if it turns off and on multiple times since they don't put out any light so it won't bother Volcano (or me). Any way my apartment on a cold night can drop to 60 or even a little less. So I figure I can set the CHE thermostat for 70. That way it get cooler for him at night but doesn't hit lower than that. Last night temps here were in the 50s overnight and the temp in his tank hit 61. Anyone see any major flaws with this setup or my sometimes insane logic?

Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:09 am
by CooperDragon
That should work. I have a similar setup using a heat projector (I like these because they don't get nearly as hot to the touch as a CHE). It is on a pulse thermostat and set to keep the temps (at the probe) between 68-73 overnight.

Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:42 am
by Shaun78
CooperDragon wrote:That should work. I have a similar setup using a heat projector (I like these because they don't get nearly as hot to the touch as a CHE). It is on a pulse thermostat and set to keep the temps (at the probe) between 68-73 overnight.

Never seen a heat projector. I must investigate this. Does these use the same type of lamps or no.

Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:55 am
by CooperDragon
They are similar. Arcadia makes them. MegaRay used to make them but I don't see them listed as available any more. They have a small ceramic element inside a metal reflector. They project plenty of infrared heat downward but just don't get nearly as hot to the touch as the CHEs do. https://www.arcadiareptile.com/heating/heat-projector/

Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:50 am
by Shaun78
Oh cool. Thanks for posting that.

Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:22 pm
by Claudiusx
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