Magnetometer heat mat

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carlosjackal
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Magnetometer heat mat

Post by carlosjackal » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:28 am

Hi all can't seem to get PMs sent so just going to ask here :)

Going to upgrade to a thermostat controlled setup and going with a microclimate eco lite which seems very flexible. I'm wondering what rating of heat mat to go for and any other tips.

Thanks again Carl

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Re: Magnetometer heat mat

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:34 am

Hi Carl,

The microclimate evo lite looks like a nice controller.

I went with a 12W heater mat (11" x 11") which I fastened to a sheet of glass with tape as this fitted the internal dimensions of the 'coolbox'. Something close to this spec will be fine (I see that there is a 10" x 12" 13W mat available to work with this controller- just check that it will fit inside your coolbox).

FYI, I purchased mine from:

http://www.eurorep.co.uk/heating/digita ... t-dn-timer

Here's the setup:
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Tip: I used suitable adhesive to bond the thermal sensor to the reverse side of the glass sheet, close to the top edge, as I found the little suction cup intended to retain it to be unreliable.

Once up and settled to thermal equilibrium (after a few days) you should see an improvement in the data.

Stu.
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Re: Magnetometer heat mat

Post by carlosjackal » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:55 pm

Thanks Stuart that's what i was after. I suspected it was the 11 x 11. Yes the microclimate looks perfect for the job it has pulse setting as well a a data graph which is handy.

I will update when i get everything put together.
Cheers Carl

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Re: Magnetometer heat mat

Post by carlosjackal » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:30 pm

Heat mat and thermostat on test!
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