Anycontrol AC-211 Thermostat Review: Very Affordable!

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  1. ClaudFoldszin

    ClaudFoldszin New Member

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    re anythermostat,

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    when i have my uv light in the timer it turns off the heat lamp too, the instructions that come with it are a bit vague, mine will only go to 32 temp now but when i got it went much higher is there any way to reset it? or am i doing something wrong
     
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    Only the right side plug is controlled by the timer. The left is used for heating or cooling depending on what setting you have it on. (it will say the word cool or heat in the top right). If the temp isn't reaching its normal, I would recommend going through every single setting to confirm it's set appropriately. And then confirm the sensor is in the right place and working properly. The settings are probably where your problems lay unless it's finally given up. I should also say it's winter. And extremely cold now. If you don't have a high enough wattage, the mat/lamp will not be able to sustain the settings. If you need me to post the manual for it I can.
     
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    How the hell does one program it? I have just acquired one with no manual. Could you help?
     
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    Like Smittiferous and a few others, I simply use an appropriately sized wattage of heat source and a high enough basking spot so that the tank is never in any risk of overheating. I'll go a step further and say I don't run them at all even when it's a hot day (but I'm home often and I just turn off the heating all together if it's an issue).

    The only thermostat I have running is in my dragon tank but that's honestly pure laziness. The supermarket I went to didn't have the wattage I wanted so I went with a higher one and put it on a thermostat. Lucky it's in my house and very easy to monitor. I haven't bothered to change it since I got the lizard haha.

    Although I haven't used thermostats in a long time, I appreciated ones that worked consistently. I'd much prefer having the peace of mind with a more expensive model, however if this is the only thing you can get your hands on at some point, I'm sure it would suffice for a while!
     
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    This might help those who are having problems working out how to program the 2 plug thermostat/timer, just keep in mind most of the cheap 1s from ebay that come from china are in reverse i.e. plug for timer is actually on the left and not on the right as stated in instructions. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) -ronhalling


     

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    Hey guys so sorry I haven't been receiving notifications for this thread!
    I've scanned and included the instructions for the Anycontrol 211 here. If theres any other questions just ask!

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    Many thanks!! I have no idea where this one comes from...will have to do some testing to see which plug is which. Is there any indicator on the unit at all of it's origin?
     
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