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Terrarium Timer

Postby kalidog » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:17 am

Recommendations on a dual terrarium timer just for lights. The Zoo Med I had crapped out after one year. Thanks
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Re: Terrarium Timer

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:23 am

Check out the HPM mechanical 24 hr timers (made to be used domestically, simply plug in to the wall socket , set the on off time/s , and plug a double adapter the front end , and basking and UV lights plug into that
>> this is what many people use here in Australia :
manual 24 hr timers for lights
https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-24-hour ... r_p0043491
10A (H/duty version) https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-compact ... r_p0043489

I use one of these 7 day programmable digital timers for my lights (is rated at 10A)
https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-24-7-sl ... r_p4420556 , mine is over 10yrs old and has never failed.

I'm sure similar domestic inline timers are available in the USA just about in every supermarket.

I currently have
1 bearded tank (UV and basking globe)
2 bluetongue skink tanks (UV and basking globes)
1 water skink tank (UV and basking globe) connected to this via an 8 output HPM surgeprotected powerboard.
Works a treat.

You only have 2 lights , so you only need something like this https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-double- ... k_p4330245

I'd avoid REPTILE BRAND timers , most of them are junk unless you pay through the nose.
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017),Toothless (M)(RIP 26Nov2017).Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) 4y old when rescued 14Nov2017 my little livewire , ubertame, thriving and very happy .
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Re: Terrarium Timer

Postby kalidog » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:54 am

Thanks for the info kingofnobbys. Would something like this work https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVEMD76?aa ... 24%20Hours?
I can buy off of Amazon.
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Re: Terrarium Timer

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:36 am

I'm not familiar with the brand but yes it will do the job.
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017),Toothless (M)(RIP 26Nov2017).Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) 4y old when rescued 14Nov2017 my little livewire , ubertame, thriving and very happy .
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Re: Terrarium Timer

Postby Drache613 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:27 pm

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Re: Terrarium Timer

Postby kalidog » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:24 am

Thanks again for all the info!
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