- ITC-308SA Aquarium Temperature Controller - Ink Bird
Custom Designed for Aquarium Temperature Control
Ink Bird ITC-308SA Aquarium Temperature Controller lets you set custom trigger points to turn on a chiller or heater based on the temperature of the water in your tank. The easy to read display lets you view the current temperate, while the large buttons let you set the heating and cooling limits.
- Temperature Probe Designed For Aquariums
- Large LED Display
- Simple Set Up
- Audible Alarm
- Dual Control
- Dual Relay
- Up to 1000W Total Output
Plug and Play Dual-Stage Control
Heat or cool your tank with the Ink Bird's dual control system. One of the biggest issues with temperature controllers is the chance that you may be heating and cooling your tank at the same time causing erratic temperature swings and wasted energy. Plug in your heater and chiller into the included sockets and then set your desired temperatures, and the Ink Bird will take care of the rest. The controller has an audible alarm that will sound if temperatures go over the high or low set point and if the sensor is ever to fault or fail. Programming an aquarium temperature controller cannot be made any easier than the Ink Bird ITC-308.
Large Dual Display
Know the temperature of your reef tank, at a glance from across the room. The large LED display lets you see the current temperature along with your desired set temperature that can show readings in Centigrade and Fahrenheit. The controller also comes with LED indicator lights letting you know if the power socket is allowing power to the heater or the chiller.
Controller Dimensions - 5.5" x 2.7" x 1.3"
Socket Dimensions - 3.3" x 1.7" x 1.0"
Sensor Length - 6.5ft
Temperature Control Range - -58°F - 210°F
Temperature Display Resolution - 0.1°F
Temperature Control Precision - 1°F
Temperature Accuracy - ±1°F
Relay Capacity - 10A Cooling 10A Heating
Input Power Cable Length - 5ft
Output Power Cable - 1ft
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Sensor gave false alerts By Erick on 2/10/2020Erick wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWorked great for the first 3 months. Then randomly the alarm would go off and my unit read below set temperatures. At 6 months it was no longer random but daily false alerts. When it worked it worked great but I don’t think the sensor or wiring is built to last in saltwater.
Wi-Fi version By Lia on 12/18/2019Lia would recommend this product to a friendI bought the Wi-Fi version and swapped out the probe with the salt water probe from the manufacturer. Only complaint is desired setting is only in whole increments 77/78f. I can compensate for the slight swing by calibration- which the Wi-Fi unit allows for
Great value By Matthew on 11/4/2019Matthew would recommend this product to a friendI am currently using two of these on two separate systems. Each unit controls one fan for cooling and 3x300 Watt heaters. The probes are not SW proof, so I coated them in a few layers of silicon. Seems to do the trick and still accurate according to my calibration probe. I have an additional unit on hand, just in case one goes bad. The alarm has saved me on several occasions, where the temperature was reading too low in the basement frag system. Adding the third heater, did the trick. Great temperature control solution for reefers preferring modular setups.
Better Than The Price Would Indicate By Ryan on 9/1/2019Ryan would recommend this product to a friendI have a reefkeeper lite that has long been declining in performance. The physical connector on the temp probe is broken and of course you can no longer buy parts for it. A few weeks ago my reefkeeper was indicating my tank was 40 degrees Fahrenheit and wasn’t adjusting. So I bought one of these to be a stop gap until I upgrade my tank and pull the trigger on an Apex. This thing is awesome for the price. When I first installed it it read 84 degrees. I thought there was no way my tank could be that hot, so I calibrated it. Turns out my reefkeeper had been off by more than 5 degrees. This controller was easy to calibrate, easy to set up, doesn’t require a master’s degree in computer science to understand the controls like the reefkeeper, and is way worth the price. You have to switch it to Celsius to control temp swings under one degree increments, but once I did that, this controller has been keeping my tank with 0.3 of my set point at 25.5.
Works Great By Philip C on 8/14/2019Philip C would recommend this product to a friendI have one of these on 3 different tanks. Nice to be able to not have to constantly check temperatures and be alerted when temps get too high or low. I have them all set at 78 high and 77 low F.with set differential of 1 degree. Tonight 2 of the tanks read 78 degree and the other one 78.3 degree. You can use C to get a lower than 1 degree but I prefer F settings. When raising the screen on one tank I accidentally pulled the temp probe out and the alarm sounded afterwards for low temperature. It works.
inkbird ITC-308 By David on 7/14/2019David would recommend this product to a friendI would have gladly given 11 dollars more for the WIFI version of this. For the people of the world it does have micro control but only in celsius mode vs fahrenheit only gives a 1 degree variable for the temps and differential.
Temperature Swing By Sean on 5/25/2019Sean would recommend this product to a friendMy only complaint is the temperature swing can't be set lower than 1 degree.
I wish it could do 0.5 degree swing.
One week old By William on 5/18/2019William would recommend this product to a friendI picked this up after a recommendation by askbrs Facebook group said the old version was ok. Set to 77 degrees. Forgot to plug the heater in all the way. Set the alarm at 76 degrees for low side and 80 for the high side. Well alarm works and is easy to turn off but it will not reset alarm till it hits the set temp. So I’m changing my settings to 78 degrees because the unit will not turn on till it’s 1 degree of set temp. Not a big deal but wish it had a .5 degree window. Haven’t calibrated yet as I only have one thermometer in the tank. Going to pick up 3 more and figure the average as true temp.
I’m running a jager 300 watt currently but might switch to 3 smaller heaters on a power strip. This way the odds all beat dies is slim.
Can both outlets be used to control either heaters or chillers? I would think so.
That would be correct, one is for a heater the other a chiller.
Does this now ship with the aquarium safe probe that isn't metal?
It will come with the new updated probe.