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post #12 of (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Update: this thing works as well as a conventional 25W Visitherm heater...

I had time to run some tests over the long weekend in my 4g test rig (seen previously in this test of the 15W hydor heater). A few preview comments:
  • Over a 24-36 hour period, establishes the same (actually slightly better) temp differential to room temp as a 25W Visitherm
  • Did not burn down my house (disclaimer: in no way is this intended to be a representation of the safety of this setup, it merely reflects my personal experience)
  • Did not blow up the voltage converter (ran slightly warm to the touch and this is with continuous operation of the heater -- ie thermostat continuously on -- for 24-36 hours which is unlikely in normal use)

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