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Following a 10 year association with Habistat, the Herp Shop have decided to pass on the importation and wholesale distribution of these excellent products to another Melbourne based company.
The Herp Shop will still be stocking and retailing the more popular models in the Habistat range. We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to a continued association in the future. The same excellent service will be available to you through the Herp Shop.

For all wholesale inquiries contact Arcadia Reptile & Bird Aust. 0481 332 329, arcadiaaust@yahoo.com.au

The Herp Shop carries the HabiStat Reptile Radiator

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One of the most specific requirements in reptile keeping is that the appropriate temperatures and temperature gradients are available to the animals.

Habistat is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of heating equipment and thermostats for reptiles and other animals.The Herp Shop proudly makes this line of heating equipment available to Australian Herpers.

Maintaining correct temperatures is sometimes difficult to accomplish within the confines of captive conditions. The Habistat range of thermostats and environmental controllers offer something to suit every application.

All Habistat products are manufactured "in house" with stringent quality control procedures. Habistat are so confident with these products that they offer guarantees far beyond our legal obligations.

All Habistat products available through the Herp Shop are wired to Australian specifications.

All Habistat products are pre wired and do not need to be installed by an electrician.

If you are new to Habistat thermostats you may find it useful to look over the Habistat FAQ by clicking here

 

**Important - HabiStat. Spare super fast blow fuses.

Almost every single thermostat failure is due to a short circuit on the heater that damages the sensitive thermostat triac. Poor quality bulbs that frequently fail in a particular way, are the main cause of triac failure in Dimming thermostats. Because of the potential damage that this causes HabiStat are now fitting a cartridge fuse to protect the circuit from such heater failures. These fuses are specifically designed to protect triacs and only these should be used when replacing the existing triac protection cartridge fuse in the side of the thermostat. For requirements under 300 watts use this 1 amp device for those above 300 watts use the 3.15 amp device. Please note that these are specifically for the replacement of the cartridge fuse
Fuse size Pack of 10 price
HabiStat. Spare super fast blow fuses.1.0amp $12.50 per packet
HabiStat. Spare super fast blow fuses.3.15amp $12.50 per packet

 

Product suitability at a glance
Device
Heat tape/mats/cord
Ceramic heat emmitters
Light Globes
 
Switching Thermostat
yes
yes
no
*Twin Channel and Mat Thermostats
yes
yes
no
*Pulse Proportional Thermostats
yes
yes
no
*Day/Night Pulse Proportional Thermostats
yes
yes
no
**Dimming Thermostats
yes
yes
yes
**Day/Night Dimming Thermostats
yes
yes
yes
*Note Pulse proportional and the Twin channel thermostats are not suitable for use with light bulbs
**Note: Dimming thermostats are not suitable for use with heating elements of less than 40 watts.

 

Switching Thermostats

Switching thermostats turn on and off at a set temperature. All of our wall and non Habistat probe thermostats are switching thermostats.

Name Temperature Thermostat
Rating 300 watts
Type Switching
Price
$90.00 each
Instructions
  • Basic probe thermostat that switches on and off at the desired temperature.
  • (Similar to the "Probe Thermostat Model THATO40".)
  • Can be used to control all heat sources (apart from light emitting globes) to a maximum of 300 watts
  • Not suitable for use with light bulbs

Can be used with a variety of heaters. It has an accurate dial calibrated in both Farenheit and Celcius. Ideal for controlling heat mats, and other low powered heaters up a maximum load of 300 watts.

Name Mat Thermostat
Rating 100 watts
Type Switching
Price
$80.00 each
Instructions
  • Economic probe thermostat that switches on and off at the desired temperature.
  • Similar to the Temperature Thermostat but designed for smaller heat sources up to 100 watts.
  • Ideal for controlling the temperature in most smaller enclosures
  • NOT Suitable for use with light bulbs

Although some heat mats can be used without thermostats, the cage temperature can fluctuate with the ambient temperature. Too hot outside and there is the likelihood of the enclosure overheating. With minimal additional cost it can be assured that overheating will not occur in hot weather.

Name Twin Channel Thermostat
Rating 2 x 300 watts
Type Switching
Price
$150.00 each
Instructions
  • Two Temperature Thermostats in one box.
  • Two probe thermostat that switches on and off at the desired temperature independently on each channel.
  • NOT suitable for use with light bulbs

Perfect for controlling two heaters independently. When a specific temperature gradient is required this is the unit to use. It will control two heaters with a maximum of 300 watts for each channel. This enables each heater to be set at a different temperature, even in the same enclosure. One channel can control the general background heat, whilst the other channel can control a "hot spot" to give the reptiles that essential temperature gradient that is so important to their husbandry. It can alternatively be used to control two seperate heaters in two seperate cages.

Name Cool Control (Fan) Thermostat
Rating 300 watts
Type switching
Price
$100.00 each
Instructions
Cool Control™ is a thermostat that switches the power on when a set temperature is reached and off once the temperature has fallen below the set level. It is like an ordinary thermostat but only in reverse. It is commonly used to switch on cooling devices like and fans. Where safety consciousness is called for, HabiStat’s Cool Control™ leads the field.

 

Pulse Proportional Thermostats

Sophisticated pulse proportional thermostats are ideal for controlling higher power ceramic heaters. The function of this thermostat is far more sophisticated than the simpler on/off switching devices. It will very accurately control heaters and has a maximum load of 600 watts. A normal thermostat switches a heater on full power until the set temperature is achieved. It then switches the heater off completely until the temperature drops below the set value, when the cycle starts over again. The gap between the heater being switched on and then off is called hysteresis. It is between these points that the accuracy of the controller is assessed. The pulse proportional thermostats pulse electricity to the heater.

The sequence of events are as follows: The temperature is set on the dial. The cage and heater are cold so the heater is on full power.As the temperature in the cage nears the set temperature the unit cuts the power down to pulses.The degree of pulse (i.e. the ammount of time the heater is on and the ammount of time it is off) is dependent on the cage temperature. In the early stages of approaching the set temperature the 'on' pulses will be long and the 'off' time will be short. In a correctly set up cage, as the desired temperature is neared, the 'on' pulses become shorter until the cycle levels at approximately 50% on and 50% off. In a cage where the heater is of the correct capacity, the cycle should remain at this point. The heater is only powered enough to maintain the temperature set. It does not have to continually start the heater from cold. This vastly improves heater element life and is far safer for the animals as the heater rarely, if ever, needs to run at full power.

More information about why you might choose a pulse proportional thermostat can be found in the FAQ

Name Pulse Proportional Thermostat
Rating 600 watts
Type Pulse Proportional
Price
$120.00 each
Instructions
  • no minimum Load
  • NOT suitable for use with light bulbs
Name Day / Night Pulse Proportional Thermostat
Rating 600 watts
Type Pulse Proportional
Price
$140.00 each
Instructions
 
  • no minimum Load
  • Pulse Proportional thermostat with the option of a night time temperature adjustment using the Habistat Night Eye (Available separately)
  • NOT suitable for use with light bulbs

Dimming Thermostats

Sophisticated Dimming thermostats are designed specifically for controlling light bulbs. Dimming thermostats are one of the most accurate methods of temperature control and whilst it is perfect for controlling light bulbs, it can be used on almost any heaters. Unlike other Habistat thermostats, it requires a minimum load of 40 watts, but has a maximum capacity of 600 watts at 230 volts.

This is the only thermostat we recommend for use with incandescent light bulbs. It uses the latest technology and operates in a manner similar to the Pulse proportional thermostat. Instead of pulses of power being supplied to the heater, it is supplied with a continuous variable supply of power or voltage. In principle this has a similar effect to light dimmers or rheostats in your home.

If the Dimming thermostat is being used to control a primary basking spot, then the size of the heater needs to be engineered to the temperature required and the size of the enclosure. In other words, if the heater is too large then it will be running at a very low level. Clearly, not what is required of a basking light. If the wattage of the light bulb is reduced, then the intensity of the heat locally will be greater, or proportional.

More information about why you might choose a dimming thermostat can be found in the FAQ

Name Diming Thermostat
Rating 600 watts
Type Dimming
Price
$140.00 each
Instructions
 
  • Very accurate temperature control.
  • Adjusts output to maintain heat at the level set.
  • Increases bulb life as light bulbs are rarely runnng flat out.
  • Minimum Load 40 Watt
Name Day / Night Diming Thermostat
Rating 600 watts
Type Dimming
Price
$160.00 each
Instructions
 
  • Dimming thermostat with the option of a night time temperature adjustment using the Habistat Night Eye(Available separately)
  • Minimum Load 40 Watt

Wall Thermostat

(Note that by law, all wall thermostat available through the Herp Shop should be installed by a licensed electrician.)


I.M.I.T TA.3 Wall Thermostat

Updated version of the thermostat that the majority of herpetoculturists use. It operates on gas filled bellows which operate SPDT switching contacts and is suitable for controlling cages or enclosures where the main heat source is lights/lamps/ceramic heat emmitters producing a warm air temperature.

In 19 years over 13,000 of these have been sold to Australian herpetoculturists by the Herp Shop.

$32.00
per unit


Probe Thermostats



Fan / CoolingThermostat

An efficient thermostat to control cooling devices such as fans, coolers and air conditioners. Ensure that your collection does not overheat by running your cooling source through this thermostat. The temperature of the room rises past the preferred point, the thermostat cuts in with the cooling appliance. Also excellent for rodent/insect breeders.
(See also the Habistat™ Cool Control (Fan) Thermostat)

$110.00

per unit


Dimmers


Aussie Sun Plug Pack Dimmer

Suitable for incandescent lights, heat mats, heat tape etc. Dim your heat source down to approximately the power you require rather than have the appliance constantly coming on too hot. Creates a more gentle form of heating. Suggested use with a probe thermostat THAT040. Rated at 500 watts this device will cope with most electric heating sources.

$95.00

per unit