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    RHP Sizing for T8

    So I managed to get a decent bonus at work this quarter, and I am planning to go ahead and upgrade Sushi to a PVC enclosure, since the glass one seems to have too many weird temperature issues. I am seriously considering the idea of going RHP only, so I am wondering:

    For those of you that use RHPs as the only source of heat, what size would you recommend for a T8, or similar sized enclosure? I am considering the T8 or same sized Reptile Basics enclosure, with a VE RHP, but I am not sure what size to use. I read their FAQ, and knowing that my house tends to stay at 74, I'm thinking the 80w, but I wanted to gather some feedback before making a decision.

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    Re: RHP Sizing for T8

    80W


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    Call Bob at Pro-Products: https://pro-products.com/.

    Tell him what you have, and he'll sell you exactly the right thing.

    You're buying a T8 from AP? He can ship the panel directly to AP and they will install the panel. It looks nice and professionally done that way. I did this a few times before I got frustrated with AP's lead times.
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    Re: RHP Sizing for T8

    If it helps any, my house gets down to 70-72 in the winter (up to 78 summer), and Bob recommended their 65W panel for housing snake needing a 90 degree hot spot in a T8.

    Sounds like the 80W would be plenty, though I much prefer the Pro Products brand for the reputation and safety. I've had mine for a year and a half and it has worked great.

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    Re: RHP Sizing for T8

    80 watt would be perfect. I have 3 Reptile Basics RHPs and am happy with them. Running 80 watts in 4x2x15" cages. They had no trouble at all in our room, which is usually around 74 ambient. They're running more frequently down in the living room, which is 70, but not all the time and not at full power. The only real issue I have with RB RHP's is the plug style. Two of mine have a clip on plug that has an extended piece (kind of like some cell chargers) that partially blocks other outlets on my Herpstat. The third one is just a normal plug. Right now it works because the two longer ones are in spots 1 and 6 on the Herpstat, but it definitely won't work if I get more of the clip-on plug style.

    With that being said, now that we are upgrading enclosures, I am going to try a Pro Products heat panel next to see which I like better. I hear great things about their reliability and safety. And I want to see what the plugs look like, lol.
    BALL PYTHONS: 1.0 Pied/Clark, 1.0 Pastel Vanilla Super Stripe/Sunny, 0.1 Dragon Fly/Buffy, 0.1 Pastel Vanilla Yellow Belly/Cher, 0.1 BEL (Mojave Lesser)/Arya, 0.0.1 Normal/Norm, 0.1 Cinnamon Enchi/Peaches, 1.0 Cinnamon Calico/Yoshi, 0.1 Pewter Het Dreamsicle/Ariel
    BOAS: 0.1 Dumeril's/Memphis, 0.1 BCL/Artemis, 1.0 BCO/Grimm, 0.1 Suriname BCC/Rhubarb
    CORN SNAKES: 0.0.1/Mushu
    MORELIA: 0.1 Bredli/Zelda, 0.1 Granite IJ/Bridget, 0.1 Caramel Diamond Jungle/Pixie

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    Re: RHP Sizing for T8

    Quote Originally Posted by WhompingWillow View Post
    I am going to try a Pro Products heat panel next to see which I like better. I hear great things about their reliability and safety. And I want to see what the plugs look like, lol.
    This is important, I'm running a Herpstat 2, so I don't want to lose an outlet. Can anyone fill us in on the plug style that Pro Products uses?
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    Re: RHP Sizing for T8

    Quote Originally Posted by fadingdaylight View Post
    This is important, I'm running a Herpstat 2, so I don't want to lose an outlet. Can anyone fill us in on the plug style that Pro Products uses?
    With Reptile Basics you can switch the plug either to the left or right, so you shouldn't lose a plug with a Herpstat 2. Only becomes an issue if there are outlets in the middle. But I am curious to know what the plugs look like on Pro Products. I'll attach a photo in a sec of what RB looks like.
    BALL PYTHONS: 1.0 Pied/Clark, 1.0 Pastel Vanilla Super Stripe/Sunny, 0.1 Dragon Fly/Buffy, 0.1 Pastel Vanilla Yellow Belly/Cher, 0.1 BEL (Mojave Lesser)/Arya, 0.0.1 Normal/Norm, 0.1 Cinnamon Enchi/Peaches, 1.0 Cinnamon Calico/Yoshi, 0.1 Pewter Het Dreamsicle/Ariel
    BOAS: 0.1 Dumeril's/Memphis, 0.1 BCL/Artemis, 1.0 BCO/Grimm, 0.1 Suriname BCC/Rhubarb
    CORN SNAKES: 0.0.1/Mushu
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    Re: RHP Sizing for T8

    White ones are the plugs for two of my RB heat panels. I'm not handy, so I have no idea if there's a way to change the plug style safely.

    Does ProProducts use a similar design? (I hope not).

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    BALL PYTHONS: 1.0 Pied/Clark, 1.0 Pastel Vanilla Super Stripe/Sunny, 0.1 Dragon Fly/Buffy, 0.1 Pastel Vanilla Yellow Belly/Cher, 0.1 BEL (Mojave Lesser)/Arya, 0.0.1 Normal/Norm, 0.1 Cinnamon Enchi/Peaches, 1.0 Cinnamon Calico/Yoshi, 0.1 Pewter Het Dreamsicle/Ariel
    BOAS: 0.1 Dumeril's/Memphis, 0.1 BCL/Artemis, 1.0 BCO/Grimm, 0.1 Suriname BCC/Rhubarb
    CORN SNAKES: 0.0.1/Mushu
    MORELIA: 0.1 Bredli/Zelda, 0.1 Granite IJ/Bridget, 0.1 Caramel Diamond Jungle/Pixie

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    Re: RHP Sizing for T8

    Quote Originally Posted by WhompingWillow View Post
    With that being said, now that we are upgrading enclosures, I am going to try a Pro Products heat panel next to see which I like better. I hear great things about their reliability and safety. And I want to see what the plugs look like, lol.
    Pro-Products uses exactly the same design pictured. Sucks.

    I'm looking for something better.
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    \m/

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    Re: RHP Sizing for T8

    Quote Originally Posted by WhompingWillow View Post
    White ones are the plugs for two of my RB heat panels. I'm not handy, so I have no idea if there's a way to change the plug style safely.

    Does ProProducts use a similar design? (I hope not).

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    Thanks, I appreciate you taking the time to put that picture up there. That is definitely important. I'm sure it could be changed, but I'm not good with electrical stuff. I suppose it wouldn't be an issue with the HS2, but it is good to know ahead of time what I am getting myself into.
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