The Mat stat is a simple, economic thermostat, designed to be used with heat mats to a maximum of 100 watts.
Although 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 vivarium overheating. With minimal additional cost it can be assured that overheating will not occur in hot weather.
One of the best selling thermostats, alongside the Temperature thermostat.
product used as a heat source for snakes Very satisfied with product would recommend to other snake keepers
06/11/2012 James Hay
I now have 5 of these stats! All are very good and hold the temp quite steady. They could do with having a better dial as it can be quite tricky. They should only be used on heat mats and MUST be used with a good digital thermometer as the temperature dial is not to be trusted!!!!
12/23/2008 david saunders
brought another one of these as I got two new leos (I have the stat controlling two mats of the same size). I have to say they are an essential piece of kit and everyone needs one! Only down side is the dial isn't great.
06/03/2008 Robert Littlechild
does the job well but whatever you do DON'T TRUST THE DIAL!!! the numbers on the dial are completely wrong so you have to kinda trial and error to get the right temp, (basically dont buy unless you have a digital thermometer to check it with).
08/31/2007 david saunders
decent thermostat does its job although not THAT accurate (the temp setting knob is a bit small)
03/11/2007 Jake Trinder
OK thermostat. Hard to get accurate tempratures so its just a game of luck and chance.