Root!t Electric Thermostat (for Root!t Heat Mat)
Root!t’s Electric Thermostat is used to control the output of your (separately available) heat mat based around temperature information gathered by its probe, helping to maintain a consistent environment for cuttings and young plants.
- Maintains consistent temperatures at optimal ranges
- Speeds up the development stages of young plants
- 20°C – 42°C controllable temperature range
- Comes with external temperature probe
- Very easy to operate
- 2 year manufacturer’s warranty
The Root!t Electric Thermostat (for Root!t Heat Mat) Contains:
1 x thermostat unit with plug, plug socket and temperature probe
How the Root!t Electric Thermostat Works:
Heat mats are generally used under propagators to help ensure that temperatures do not drop below certain levels during young plants’ most difficult stages. The Root!t Electric Thermostat works with your heat-mat in order to switch on its power whenever temperatures are below optimal levels and switch off its power when selected temperature levels have been reached.
The Root!t Electric Thermostat has its own power cable and is also supplied with its own single plug socket, which is used to connect your heat mat. The output of the heat mat is then varied based around the information gathered by the external temperature sensor, meaning that heat is delivered only when required. As mentioned before, this temperature control is great for young plants inside propagators – environmental factors play an absolutely crucial role in plants’ development and the more consistent you can maintain it, the more quickly they will grow.
Using the Root!t Electric Thermostat:
Position a suitably sized heat mat under your propagator. Plug the Root!t Electric Thermostat into the wall and plug your heatmat into the socket attached to the thermostat. Keep the Thermostat outside the propagator and away from moisture – NEVER submerge it in water. Place the probe inside the propagator, level with your plants. If you have a spare rooting plug among a tray of cuttings you can even bury the probe inside the rooting plug and place it in the tray. Next, you will need to choose the temperature setting for your propagator. Do this by holding the ‘set’ button for 3 seconds and using the ‘up’ and ‘down’ buttons to choose your desired level. If you wish to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, press and hold one of the ‘up’ and ‘down’ buttons. Holding ‘up’ will switch to Celcius and holding ‘down’ will switch to Fahrenheit – an LED will light up on-screen to distinguish between the two.
The power LED will light up whenever the heat-mat is in use. This LED will switch off once temperatures recorded by the probe have reached a level matching your chosen setting, indicating that power to the heat-mat has been turned off by the thermostat.