- Thermostat Temperature Controller - Ink Bird
Ink Bird ITC-308 Temperature Controller shows you the current temperature of your aquarium, and also lets you set customized high and low set points to control your tanks heaters and chillers all from a single unit.
- Large LED Display
- Simple Set Up
- Audible Alarm
- Dual Control
- Dual Relay
- Up to 1000W Output
Plug and Play Dual-Stage Control
Heat or cool your tank with the Ink Birds dual control system. One of the biggest issues 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 Resolution - 0.1°F
Temperature Accuracy - ±1°F
Relay Capacity - 10A Cooling 10A Heating
Input Power Cable Length - 5ft
Output Power Cable - 1ft
1x Ink Bird ITC-308 Temperature Controller
If you can handle a 1 Degree temp variance, this is perfect! By Chicago Reefer on 1/29/2019Chicago Reefer would recommend this product to a friendJust as the title says, if you can handle the one degree temperature variance this product is perfect! I do have the temperature probe submerged all the way under water without any problems this far. Bought elsewhere but when you leave the review for other constomers.
Unreliable By Danny on 1/22/2019Danny wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTank felt cool to the touch after using mine for a couple of months. Temperature had dropped 7 degrees. Constantly had to recalibrate controller. No longer use it
Good till it doesn’t work By Brian on 1/15/2019Brian wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad for less then a year and temp decided not to read correctly. Had to keep calibrating till the variance of +\- 15 wasn’t enough to put in check. Had to disconnect it. Not goods
Works great until it doesn't By Richmond on 1/12/2019Richmond wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad in service on my reef with great stability for four months - probe or connection went bad reading went high, tank got cold (75deg), had to dig out my old RANCO. This thing seems like a really good idea I wish somebody would make something simple and expensive high amp relays like this INKBIRD but better reliability with regards to the probe.
Bought Elsewhere, but must warn By SouthernReefer on 12/18/2018SouthernReefer wouldn't recommend this product to a frienddont buy this. bought in may, put in service in august. came home from work, found that my cooling side was on, and it reported that my tank was 83. I stuck my hand in and tested other ways, and the tank had dropped to in the 60s. ive lost several fish, and have since bypassed this controller. No matter what tank i put it in, it reads over 80 and turns on the cooling side. If i cant go to work and trust it to keep my tank at temp then we have a problem. i thew in my glass heaters i have in reserve, and slowly brought temp back up to reduce any shock. Still lost at least 4 fish from the swing.
It works - if you use it correctly By Dustin on 10/22/2018Dustin would recommend this product to a friendAccording to Inkbird you CANNOT submerge the part of the temperature probe where the metal probe meets the wire in water. This will damage the probe and cause it to drift in measured temperature. If you cannot mount the probe such that the connection point of the probe is out of water then buy the 12" longer probe offered by Inkbird. This is the common mistake I see folks making with the probe and it is the primary cause for the probe's failure.
Great if you only need it for a few months By Steve on 10/8/2018Steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTemp calibration went off the rails, 25C difference, well outside the +/-15C calibration adjustment range.
Would no recommend! By Alarm going off saying to hot but tank was cold. on 9/29/2018Alarm going off saying to hot but tank was cold. wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe plug in on prob does not make solid contact causing it to not read right then when I thought it was working alarm would go off saying tank was too hot but was about 72 when it was set at 79 with digital read out saying it was 86. Never the less I lost my sps & lps.
8 months and failed By Richard on 7/7/2018Richard wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBrand new needed Temp Sensor calibration adjusted by 2degrees. Alarm went off 2 months later. set point off by 7-8 degrees. Luckily I had my Heater set to 79 degrees. Re-calibrated sensor offset. At 8 months is is now off by 12 degrees and flaky. Pulled out of tank. Contacting Ink Bird to see what they will do.
Worked well for 9 months and then the temp was 10-15deg off By Mark on 6/13/2018Mark would recommend this product to a friendI'm deciding whether to order another one, just replace the probe, or go with something else. If you have one, then it would be good to be in the habit of checking the temperature from another source frequently.
Has its place By John on 5/27/2018John would recommend this product to a friendI use the inkbird for heating my water change water. Wouldn't use it on reef tank because of the 1 degree set point. Let's temp drop by 1 degree before turning on and over heats by 1 degree befor turning of so if you set it at 78 you get a swing from 77 to 79.
solid product but not ideal By careefer on 3/9/2018careefer wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis is a well made controller and the temperature probe seems to give very accurate results, BUT the finest control you can make is in one degree increments. This means you can set for say 78 degrees but your heater will not come on until 77 degrees and your cooling will not start until 79 degrees. the temperature readout is in 1/10th degree but the control is whole degrees. As long as 2 degree temp swings are ok for you then this is a solid controller at a good price.
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How does the probe hold up to saltwater will it last ?
From our internal testing, we have not seen any evidence that this probe will corrode in saltwater. :-)
Could this be used to prevent a light fixture from overheating a display tank. I'm considering using this with 4 Hydra 26s, is this possible?
Can this be used to control two heaters (as opposed to one heater and one chiller) and/or would a different controller be better for that purpose?
Thanks for reaching out to us. Since this product is both a heating and cooling element, two heaters would not be appropriate for this.