Thermal Reed Switches in Aquariums for controlling Water Temperature
Aquariums, or Fish Tanks, are enclosed areas filled with water, to house aquatic plants, fishes, amphibians, or reptiles. Depending on the type of life living in the aquarium, the water needs to be oxygenated and controlled at a comfortable temperature.
Large public aquariums, housing several thousands of fishes and other aquatic life, the infrastructure is supported by expensive aquarium temperature controllers and oxygenation equipment. But in small home aquariums, cost and simplicity are a criteria for maintaining such fish tanks.
This is where Thermal Reed Switches help. Due to their accurate temperature cut-in and low differential, they can turn the heaters on and off, thereby maintaining the aquarium temperature between 3 degrees Centigrade. Thermal Reed Switches and manufactured with a special plastic that is very sensitive to temperature changes, that aid the sensor inside from reacting very quickly.
Applications are classified as Position Sensing, Pulse Counting, Electromagnetic or Relay, Temperature Sensing or Magnet Biasing types. This Aquarium temperature application is classified as follows and the link gives more information on best practices to help select the most suitable AT band and matching magnet.
The Reed Switches and Sensors used in such applications need to be robust, durable and efficient in meeting a high life expectancy. Our engineers work hard in life testing our products under various conditions, and our intention is to ensure end product durability and life. Although we wouldn’t want to restrict any of our products for use in only certain applications, the recommended products for use in this Aquarium temperature control are listed below.
TRS-P Thermal Reed Sensor for AC Loads
Drawing of TRS-P Thermal Reed Sensor starFeaturesTemperature range of 25°C to 130°C. Less than 3°C tolerance. Normally Closed
Nov 30, 2020