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ZooMed Heating Pads Running Too Hot

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Posted by: Sarge2004 at Tue May 17 07:30:49 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Sarge2004 ]  
   

On a few of my Barrs cages I have the ZooMed UTH pads attached under the cage at one end to provide a gradient. Temperature is controlled with rheostats and checked with a temp gun. I keep young BCC boas in these cages and prefer a hot spot of 88 degrees F with no higher than 90.

All was fine through the winter months but now with the warmer weather, even with AC, the house is warmer. I have the rheostats turned as low as possible and am getting temps of 96-98 over the pads. Would hooking up two rheostats in line work to send less electricity to the pad and provide the lower temperatures I seek? Would this be safe? If that will not work I will have to try some other brands of pads. Thanks for your advice. Bill
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