It is a heater and a chiller controller. You plug your heater into the socket labeled "Heating" and plug your chiller or fan into the socket marked "Cooling". It has a probe that you put into your tank or sump to monitor actual water temp.Hey looking into the inkbird... So it acts as a heater or else you connect the switch to the device and it kicks in once it goes over the temp specified?
Ditto- I have used the inkbird thermostats as a super cheap way to turn refrigerators and heats fans into incubators at work. They're pretty reliable and this application sounds safe. If you wanted to use it to regulate something that could cause an overheat or somehow cause harm if left on, then I would have it on some kind of failsafe as I once had one get stuck on, but that seems like a rare problem.I would consider getting an Inkbird ITC-308S. It will control both a heater and a chiller so I imagine it would work well for a fan.
I use it as a failsafe for my Oase in-filter heater. Works great.
Is this the correct one?I got the Inkbird ITC-308S which does not have Wi-Fi. I just figured that it was one less thing to malfunction and was cheaper
Also, at least on Amazon, the only one I see that supports Wi-fi is a heater-only controller.
Be sure to get one that is meant for an aquarium as the probe is different so as to last in long-term immersion.
Yep, I got the WiFi one. The WiFi protocol on the WiFi Inkbirds are so old that they will not connect to any modern WiFi access-point or Smart Phone or laptop that I have tried. I tried for hours and I am a computer nerd for a living. A quick Google shows others have run into the same issue. It works just fine as a controller without using the WiFi connectivity though!Super. Thats what I want exactly! Want it to go on when it goes over my max temp. Did you get the wifi one?
We have already given you links to the one with the features you are asking for.So is this a bad one? As it specifically says for aquariums
INKBIRD ITC-306AWiFi is specially designed for aquarium with key features such as WiFi control, dual protection, heating alarm, out-of-box and dual probes. Note: INKBIRD ITC-306A ONLY supports 2.4GHz WiFi router. [lang2] Product video Main Features WiFi control: we can connect INKBIRD...inkbird.com