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Human Heating Pad

Discussion in 'Electricity/Wiring' started by kriminaal, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I have a heating pad installed under my 185 litre substrate box.
    It has a low, medium and high setting. Even on the low I'm hitting 91 Fah.
    I believe it will work if I cut that control off and just wire it directly to a dimmer, but not sure.
    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    if you just set it to the hot, you can just plug it right into a dimmer. I had a heck of a time finding a dimmer to splice and had to just buy the $15 adapter that you plug the appliance plug into.

    Which reminds me, i need to switch my roach bin to a heat pad. They are just getting too dry with the CHE.
     
  3. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Hmm, good idea. I'll have to try that first.
     
  4. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Looks like this.

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  5. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I have some rotary dimmers around yet. I'll cut the plug off and wire it in.
    I have a bad habit of buying dimmers before realizing I have some. Okay it doesn't end with dimmers but a lot of other stuff too.
     
  6. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    Why do I just want to run screaming into the night??? Oh ya the numbers of house fires cause by "human heating pads" PLEASE be careful and don't let anything sit on it.
     
  7. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I have it under my substrate box. But have spacers so there's no pressure on the wires.
    However I am thinking about attaching it to the side. But that would involve disassembling it so I can run the wires in a smaller loop.
    Easier to keep an eye on it that way I'm thinking.
    Perhaps then attaching with foil tape.
     

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