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Plug In Thermostat Tubular Heater Heating Control Et05

4.1 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews

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  • Integral temperature sensor.
  • plug in thermostat

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Item Weight200 g
Product Dimensions24.8 x 12.4 x 5 cm
Item Package Quantity1
  
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ASINB001AE2PEO
Best Sellers Rank 74,616 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight200 g
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Date First Available28 May 2008
  
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a great little plug in thermostat ideal for switching loads up to 13 amp.



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By Geoff TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Nov. 2010
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This is a great idea, but poorly designed and implimented, so the temperature regulation is quite poor.

After carefull checks, against various calibrated thermometers, I have found that as this thermostat warms itself up it tends to read at least 3 degrees above the actual room temperature.

Hence the room temperature is likely to be at least 3 degrees colder than the temperature you set, but it would seem this can vary quite a lot, depeding on the electrical load on the thermostat and how long it has been switched on.

Anyone with any understanding of thermodynamics would have put the temperature sensor at the bottom of the device, so that it was not warmed by the heat it generates itself.

I don't know why they bother to display the temperature to 0.1 degrees, as it means nothing and is a waste that could be better used to make the thing work better.

Another problem I found is that the temperature adjustment can only be made with increasing 1C steps. To reduce the temperature setting you have to take it right up to 50C and then it starts at 0C again. This seems a case of needly penny pinching to save the cost of the extra button needed to decrease the temperature.

This device is ok if you want a crude temperature regulation of an electrical heater, but most electrical heaters now have these built in, so this device can be a waste of money.

I bought two of these to provide what I hoped would be a more accurate means of controlling the room temperature, but have been very disapointed with their performance.

The makers of this device need to go away and rethink its design, so it works properly and is easier to control.
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When plugged in, due to its own heat, the temperature displayed is higher than the real temperature. You need to take this into account when using this device.
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This thermostat is a great piece of kit. You can set it to a temperature and it keeps very closely to it, never fluctuating more than one degree over or under what you set it to so it can maintain a really constant temperature. It's very easy to set up for thermostatic (auto) control but you can also set it to manual if you want to. It's simple but it does the job it was made for very well, it's also cheaper than a lot of the other thermostats out there and you don't even have to wire this one up, just plug it in, set your preferred temperature and that's it!
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I read the critical reviews on this site, so put the thermostat to a temperature test. The reviews are correct in that this thermostat consistently gives a higher temperature reading than the thermometers I tested it against. In fact it reads about 4.5 degrees C. higher than it should. It's Ok (sort of) in that you can allow for the temperature difference by setting it higher, but then you shouldn't really need to have to. And if you didn't know this in advance you could potentially lose all your frost tender greenhouse plants.
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Bought one of these 4 years ago. Really impressed with it
and it has worked faultlessly. Slim white plug-in, and compact
enough to fit amongst other plugs on a 4 way adaptor, though keep
it away from other sources of heat (e.g.transformers) as it is very
sensitive to ambient temperature. Simple three button set-up, dead
easy. Current room temperature is clearly displayed in the LCD window.
There is a rechargeable battery backup for when the mains power fails.
I use it to control a 1500 watt panel heater, which keeps the room
temperaure at exactly 21 degrees Centigrade.
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I bought this to replace a much more expensive thermostat for use in my greenhouse. The unit is neat and very simple to use and so far has performed at least as well as its predecessor (as a froststat). Good value for money.
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Be warned! I have three ET05s, one in the greenhouse and two on 60watt heaters in my boat. All three are in their second year. Yesterday I found one on the boat had burnt out internally and the plastic cover had melted. Although the wood panelling in which the plug socket is fixed was coated with soot, it luckily had not caught fire- if it had, the boat would have burned out completely.
There are no problems with the boat wiring or input power supply, so I presume that the ET05 had some internal fault.
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Arrived in good time and good order with detailed instructions. First problem was the top socket being very tight making it difficult to insert the heater plug. Got a good response from the maker's help-line who told me to push harder because it was new. It did go in with a lot of pressure but the only way I could get it out was by removing the thermostat from the mains and then levering the plug out with a spatula knife between it and the socket. It doesn't get any easier.
As a thermostat it works well but you must read the instructions carefully.
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