Zoo Med Repti Heat Cable, 50w
Reptiles are ectothermic ("cold-blooded"), which means that they don't produce their own body heat. Instead, they depend on external heat sources like the Sun for the heat energy that their bodies need to function properly.
The Zoo Med Repti Heat Cable allows you to put heat right where you want it, as a more flexible alternative to heat mats. It's flexible, water resistant (not waterproof), and durable, making it usable for a variety of potential applications.
The Zoo Med Repti Heat Cable is designed to be used as a secondary heat source, not primary. For maximum safety and best performance, use with the Zoo Med ReptiTemp Digital Thermostat.
DO NOT cut or alter the Repti Heat Cable in any way.
DO NOT expose the plug to water. DO NOT submerge the cable in water. Not for use with aquariums or aquatic habitats.
DO NOT allow cable to cross over other strands of cable. DO NOT allow cable runs to
be closer together than 1 ¼” (3cm).
DO NOT plug this product in with the cables coiled together as extreme overheating and possible fire can occur.
DO NOT operate the unit with a damaged cord, plug, or other component. If the cable
shows any signs of damage, discontinue use immediately.
DO NOT alter or modify this product. Contact an electrician if you are unsure about the electrical connection.
DO NOT encapsulate the cable or bury in terrarium substrate.
Only for use with glass terrariums. Do not use with terrariums made of plastic, wood, or other material.
For indoor use only.
Please read the instructions pamphlet included with this product for further information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How is the wattage distributed?
A: The wattage is evenly distributed throughout the length of the cable. (not including the cold lead)
Q: What can I use to stick the heat cable to my terrarium?
A: You can use electrical tape or any heat resistant tape to secure the cable to the cage and cage furniture.
Q: Why doesn't the whole cable heat up?
A: The first 6 feet of the cable is a cold lead designed to keep the heat from reaching the electrical socket.